The McKinleyville girls maintained their impressive start to the new season with a statement win over their rivals at the Arcata tournament on Friday night. Facing the host school in a championship […]
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 — North Coast wrestling fans will get a first look at this year’s H-DNL grapplers this weekend, as the new season officially gets under way. All nine league programs […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods and Monterey Peninsula will face off for the second time this season in Saturday’s Grizzly Bowl in Arcata, but Corsairs head coach Jason White […]
It was a good night for three local boys teams in tournament action on Thursday, with McKinleyville, Fortuna and St. Bernard’s all winning their respective games. The Panthers rolled to an easy […]
Both College of the Redwoods teams were in action on Thursday night with mixed fortunes. The CR men opened their own Coach Treggs Classic with a 70-63 win over Sierra and improved […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers and McKinleyville Panthers both improved to 2-0 at the Arcata tournament on Thursday and will play each other on Friday. The Panthers beat Fortuna 66-43 […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers got an early-season lesson from a hot-shooting Cardinal Newman team on Thursday afternoon, as they lost their opening game at the McKinleyville boys basketball tournament. […]
By Ray Hamill — It was another highly entertaining and exciting high school soccer season here on the North Coast with plenty of success for the local teams. Three league champions were […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs didn’t have a lot of experience coming into this season with just one sophomore on an opening day roster of 71 players. That one sophomore, however, […]
By Ray Hamill — Corsairs fans will have plenty of options this weekend. Beginning on Thursday, it will be a busy three days of action for College of the Redwoods sports, as […]
By Ray Hamill — The local high school basketball tournament season gets under way this week, with several varsity teams in action. Two high school tournaments will take place here in Humboldt […]
By Ray Hamill — A 10-1 start to a season apparently earns you some respect. This week, the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball has moved up to No. 14 in the […]
If Tuesday’s season opener was any indication, the Ferndale Wildcats could be a handful defensively for their Little 4 rivals this winter. The Cats tipped off the new boys basketball season with […]
By Ray Hamill — McKinleyville head coach Cindy Semore Clancy is expecting to see some quality teams at this week’s annual Panthers boys basketball tournament, which tips off on Thursday afternoon. The […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been’s a difficult preseason for several local basketball teams, with sickness taking a toll on preparations. And that includes the Arcata girls, who finally managed to have […]
The Huskies improved to 2-1 in boys basketball with an 83-48 victory over South Fork in a fast-paced physical game at Fortuna on Tuesday night. Alfonso Medina and Russell Pascascio each scored […]
The Ferndale Wildcats dropped their season opener at Del Norte on Tuesday night, but head coach Terra Albee was more than happy with a lot of what she saw from her players. […]
Community excitement is building as College of the Redwoods gets set to host a bowl game for the first time in 27 years on Saturday. The Corsairs will play Monterey Peninsula in […]
The College of the Redwoods men continued to play well defensively on Saturday, as they defeated Marin 76-60. The Corsairs allowed just 20 points in the opening half and led by 24 […]
Dupree Stewart of the Institute of Combat in Arcata has become the first local fighter to win a California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization state championship after a big win at […]