By Ray Hamill — The Rio Dell Panthers exceeded all expectations in cheerleading competition this season, earning an invite to the Nationals in Las Vegas in May. The Panthers began the season […]
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 — It was mixed news this week for the McKinleyville teams in the North Coast Section MaxPreps rankings, with the baseball team taking over top spot in Division IV […]
The McKinleyville Panthers scored early and made it count, holding on for a 4-0 win at Fortuna in Big 5 baseball on Thursday. Junior Cameron Saso pitched a three-hit shutout for the […]
By Ray Hamill — Gio Magdaleno is glad to be part of the three percent. And that’s just part of the story. On Thursday afternoon, in front a gathering of friends, family, […]
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders responded from a Tuesday loss to Ferndale and took a big step toward a Little 4 title in softball with a doubleheader sweep at South Fork on Thursday. […]
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS include Eureka’s Conor Barres edging out McKinleyville’s Owen Lien in the 100 meters; Fortuna’s Camrin Dolcini competing in the long jump; Lien winning his heat in the 400m; Arcata’s Riley […]
By Ray Hamill — There’s been little to separate the top track and field teams in the Humboldt-Del Norte League this spring, and that continued to be the case on Wednesday at […]
After breaking out of a nine-game losing streak last weekend, the College of the Redwoods baseball team will be hoping to carry some momentum into this weekend’s final home series of the […]
By Ray Hamill — With outgoing senior quarterback Cruz Montana recently signing a letter of intent to play football at Lewis and Clark in the fall, Trevor Bell will now get the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs completed the season sweep of Lassen by winning both ends of a road doubleheader in softball on Wednesday. And yet again, it came down to the […]