It’s been a memorable season for Del Norte football in more ways than one. The high school team is Big 4 champion and expected to make some serious noise when the NCS […]
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 — Tigers senior midfielder Bailey Cherms sent her teammates and the Arcata fans into a frenzy with a brilliant strike just seven minutes into sudden death overtime of Wednesday’s […]
By Ray Hamill — No one in the H-DNL finishes as well as Eureka’s Klayre Barres. On Wednesday night, the junior striker netted the equalizing goal against Arcata after a wonderful deep […]
By Ray Hamill — The only problem with Bailey Cherms’ magnificent goal seven minutes into sudden death overtime at Albee Stadium on Wednesday night is that it brought an end to a […]
By Ray Hamill — Geovanney Ramirez nailed a rocket of a shot against Fort Bragg in Wednesday night’s NCS Division-I boys soccer semifinal at Fortuna High. There was no stopping the Huskies […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies are headed back to the North Coast Section Division-I boys soccer championship game after a comfortable 7-0 win over Fort Bragg at Fortuna Wednesday night. Unfortunately, […]
By Ray Hamill — Once again the Huskies will have to do it the hard way, and once again they won’t be intimidated by that challenge. Fortuna opens the North Coast Section […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors got a big boost ahead of this weekend’s North Coast Section playoff opener in football, with senior Eli Larson returning to the lineup. The […]
By Ray Hamill — Six of nine local teams will be involved in this weekend’s North Coast Section football playoffs, with three of their games scheduled to be broadcast live on the […]
Arcata’s Keona Gutierrez won her match at No. 1 singles in the first round of the North Coast Section team tournament on Wednesday, but the Tigers fell 6-1 to San Francisco University. […]
By Ray Hamill — Local football fans may have added reason to pay attention to this year’s college football playoffs. Former Eureka standout Jake Hanson and the Oregon Ducks are ranked No. […]
By Ray Hamill — The NCS soccer playoffs resume on Wednesday evening, when Eureka and Arcata will renew their rivalry at Albee Stadium in a Division-I girls semifinal. The showdown is a […]
By Ray Hamill — Five H-DNL teams are still alive in the North Coast Section soccer playoffs, with four of them in action here on the North Coast on Wednesday night. And […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of local high school cross country runners capped memorable seasons on the North Coast over the weekend, and that earns them our athlete of the week […]
UPDATED with quotes from Narayan Weibel By Ray Hamill —Four local high school soccer players are heroes off the field after being involved in a life-saving rescue at Trinidad State Beach on […]
By Ray Hamill — There were no major surprises for any of the local teams when the North Coast Section football playoff brackets were released on Sunday afternoon, although Del Norte and […]
The St. Bernard’s girls are heading back to the NCS Division-III championship after a 2-0 win over Upper Lake at Crusader Field on Saturday. The home team scored twice in the opening […]
The freshmen girls and junior boys stole the show at Saturday’s H-DNL cross country championships at the Arcata Marsh. As expected, Arcata freshman Ai-Lan McGoldrick capped a magnificent season on the North […]
By Ray Hamill — Here we go again. The Arcata Tigers upped their game in the second half of Saturday’s North Coast Section Division-I soccer showdown at home to Credo, pulling out […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors saw their playoff hopes dashed in their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. With a postseason berth on the line, the Warriors were unable to […]