The Harlem Globetrotters are coming back to Humboldt County. The world famous exhibition basketball team will appear at Cal Poly Humboldt’s Lumberjack Arena on Jan. 17 as part of their 2024 World […]
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 — The Corsairs overcame a slow start in their home opener in women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon, but quickly settled into the game and got a much-needed win. After […]
By Ray Hamill — When it comes to postseason success on the football field, no local high school team can match the Wildcats. On Friday night, Ferndale secured a 14th all-time North […]
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders came up just short in their bid for a sixth all-time North Coast Section championship in football over the weekend, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t another successful […]
The Loggers improved to 2-0 on the new season with a 75-70 win over Shasta in boys basketball at Eureka on Monday night. Jahmil Rippy continued his oppressive start to the season […]
Playing without a key player, the Fortuna Huskies traveled to Ukiah on Saturday and gave the Division-2 Wildcats all they could handle in a 52-49 loss in boys basketball. The game was […]
The Corsairs will carry some momentum into this week’s Coach Treggs Classic after recording a third straight win in men’s basketball on Monday night. Hosting Simpson University JV in their home opener, […]
By Ray Hamill — After winning their first North Coast Section football championship in 11 years over the weekend, the Ferndale Wildcats have advanced to the 2023 CIF state playoffs, which kick […]
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders fell just short in their bid for a North Section championship in football with a 42-20 loss to Miramonte in the Division-5 final at Acalanes High School in […]
The Fortuna girls improved to 2-0 on the season with a nice win at home to Ukiah on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies, who also beat Fort Bragg in their season opener a […]
By Ray Hamill — Ten different College of the Redwoods players have been named all-conference in football, including four former H-DNL standouts. For the second straight year, sophomore Mason Priddy received all-conference […]
The Ferndale Wildcats are North Coast Section champions for the 14th time in school history. On Friday night, the Cats held on late for a 14-7 win over Willits in the Division-7 […]
The young Huskies made it two championships in three seasons this past weekend when Eel River Valley clinched the Six Rivers Youth Football Conference Double-A title with a victory over McKinleyville. The […]
The Eureka Loggers settled down after a shaky start against Miramonte at the Pinole Valley Shootout on Friday and ran out to a 49-32 win in girls basketball. Trailing by eight points […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their home openers in the next few days in what will be a busy week for […]
By Ray Hamill — Both of this weekend’s North Coast Section championship football games involving H-DNL teams will be streamed live and one will be broadcast on the radio. The big weekend […]
By Ray Hamill — The history making South Fork Cubs are this week’s Humboldt Sports Team of the Week. After securing a first-ever North Coast Section championship in football for the school, […]
The McKinleyville Panthers wil carry some momentum into next week’s home opener in boys basketball after a good showing at this week’s Las Plumas tournament. The Panthers closed out tournament play with […]
The Ferndale Mustangs have been setting the standard in local youth football recently and that continued to be the case this fall. On Sunday, the Mustangs won their third straight Six Rivers […]
The future of McKinleyville football appears to be in good hands. On Sunday, the young McKinleyville Panthers won the Six Rivers Youth Football Conference Single-A championship for the second straight year, beating […]