By Ray Hamill — Freshman Kieran McNulty continues to set a blistering pace in the swimming pool at Cal Poly, with an outstanding showing at this past week’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation […]
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.
McKinleyville’s Isabella Sundberg was top golfer for the fourth time in four H-DNL outings at Arcata’s Baywood Golf and Country Club on Monday. Sundberg continued to dominate with a season-best round of […]
Former Humboldt State standout Madeline Hatch has joined the ranks of the pros, signing a contract with Dobuss Cordoba Basket in Codoba, Spain. Dobuss Cordoba Basketball is a member of the Liga […]
Kaylie McCracken matched her career-high for the third time in four games on Friday night, scoring 24 points as the Whitman Blues returned to action after two weekends of postponements. The former […]
By Ray Hamill — For the Eureka Loggers, the real work is now just beginning, including finding a field to play and practice on. The news on Friday that all outdoor sports […]
By Ray Hamill — With just two rounds remaining in the H-DNL girls golf season, the big question right now is whether anyone can prevent McKinleyville senior Isabella Sundberg from a season […]
By Ray Hamill — It appears as if competitive soccer is ready to make a welcome return to the North Coast in the coming weeks after being shut down for the past […]
The Eureka Loggers won a pair of H-DNL matches in boys tennis on Saturday, getting the better of North Coast Prep 2-1, before defeating St. Bernard’s 3-0. In the opening match, there […]
By Ray Hamill — The Governor’s big announcement wasn’t the only victory for the “Let Them Play CA” movement on Friday. Just hours after the updated state guidelines for youth sports were […]
By Ray Hamill — Are you ready for some football? Apparently the North Coast is. The news on Friday that the state has cleared the way for a return to all outdoor […]
By Ray Hamill — For the second time in three years, an H-DNL senior is a finalist for the McDonald’s All American Games in basketball. Del Norte standout Jadence Clifton received the […]
By Ray Hamill — With baseball set to return to the North Coast in the coming weeks, South Fork High School has named Chris Contreras as the Cubs new head coach. Conteras […]
By Ray Hamill — High school football and other outdoor sports should be returning to the North Coast sooner than expected after Governor Gavin Newsom updated the state’s youth sports guidelines on […]
By Ray Hamill — The North Coast could get the go-ahead for a return to competitive baseball and softball within the next couple of weeks, with Humboldt County now on the verge […]
By Ray Hamill — It has been widely reported today that California Governor Gavin Newsom and state health officials are expected to issue an announcement on high school sports before the weekend. […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka and Fortuna dominated Wednesday’s H-DNL boys cross country meet at the Arcata Marsh, accounting for all top-10 finishers. Senior standout Collin Stockwell took top spot in a […]
By Ray Hamill — Fortuna’s Collin Stockwell edged Eureka’s Ian Bennett for the second straight week in H-DNL boys cross country on Wednesday afternoon, but this time around it was the Loggers […]
By Ray Hamill — There appears to be no stopping the Macdonald sisters in H-DNL cross country this season. On Wednesday, at the Arcata Marsh, the Arcata siblings took the top three […]
McKinleyville senior Isabella Sundberg topped the field for the third time in as many weeks on Wednesday, in the latest round of H-DNL girls golf. Sundberg shot a season-best 83 at the […]
The Arcata Tigers’ experience and youth was on display on Wednesday morning, as they improved to 3-0 in H-DNL boys tennis with a 5-0 win at McKinleyville. Senior Tristan Washington won at […]