By Ray Hamill — When it comes to Arcata High volleyball, consistency has been a key part of head coach Laurie Griffith’s 11-year tenure in charge of the team. The Tigers have […]
At the age of 10, having failed in his lifelong ambition to become a vigilante vampire werewolf – otherwise known as a vamp-wolf – Ray Hamill finally admitted defeat and turned his attention full-time to daydreaming instead.
A mere few decades later, the world of crime fighting’s loss is now the literary world’s gain.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ray moved to the United States after graduating college, spending time in Boston and San Francisco before settling among the redwoods in Northern California, where he has worked as a journalist for the past 20 years.
In that time he has published three books, including his most recent, Help, My Horse is Drowning!, a humorous look at the world of sports and the life of the enthusiastically delusional athlete in us all.
He previously published the outrageously satirical Free the Leprechauns! as well as the semi-autobiographical Help Me, Im Irish! - a book about the non-meaning of life.
Ray is also the host of a weekly sports talk radio show broadcast locally in Northern California on Blue Ox Community Radio, and a sports blog at barstoolfanatics.com.
By Ray Hamill — Week two of the local prep football season is now in the books, and certain trends are beginning to unfold. Here then are five takeaways from week two […]
By Ray Hamill — With just five players returning from last year, and a group of six sophomores on the roster, the Eureka High volleyball squad will have a young look to […]
By Ray Hamill — If there was a little bit of an unknown quantity to the Crusaders at the outset of the 2018 season, just two weeks in there’s a very familiar […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers overcame a sloppy, penalty-filled first half with a big second-half performance on Friday night, overwhelming visiting Ukiah 41-13 at Albee Stadium. Playing their home opener, […]
A big defensive stand early in the game set the tone for the Del Norte Warriors who made it two straight wins to start the season on Friday night, with a comfortable […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Outlaw Karts have found a new home. The purpose built go-kart track at the Redwood Acres will be officially unveiled this weekend, with a packed day […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies will try to put the disappointment of last weekend’s season opening loss to Cardinal Newman behind them on Friday when they travel to Galt. In […]
By Ray Hamill — The big question facing the McKinleyville Panthers this week as they get set to play a tough St. Bernard’s squad seems like an obvious one to head coach […]
By Ray Hamill – If week one is any indication, it’s going to be a good season for senior Zach Reed and the Eureka Loggers. Reed was instrumental in just about every aspect […]
Racing returned to the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday for the first time in a month, with a packed house on hand for the annual Anderson Logging Driver Appreciation Night. Before the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt State women’s volleyball team will be looking to set the tone early when the Jacks begin the new season with four games in three days in […]
Jason Homer has been running thoroughbreds at the Humboldt County Fair since 2007, but he has never had as sizzling a start as he experienced last week. Homer saddled five winners from […]
By Ray Hamill — With both teams showing steady improvement and building momentum over the past three years, Humboldt State soccer will be hoping to achieve something this fall that it has […]
By Ray Hamill — With a tumultuous offseason now behind them, Humboldt State football coach Damaro Wheeler and his players are enjoying focusing on what they do best — playing football. The […]
By Ray Hamill — The local prep football season got under way last weekend, with seven of the nine North Coast teams in action. And while there wasn’t any major surprises, there […]
By Ray Hamill — A strong group of incoming freshmen talent is expected to complement a core group of returning sophomores for College of the Redwoods volleyball this fall. For head coach […]