By Ray Hamill — Rugby will return to the Redwood Bowl next week, when the Humboldt State men kick off the new season against Sonoma State. It’s been a difficult year for […]
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.
The Fortuna girls overcame a slow start to beat Eureka in Big 5 volleyball on Tuesday night, winning 25-18, 25-17, 25-15. Several players had impressive performances for the Huskies, who improved to […]
By Ray Hamill — In the wake of last week’s allegations of ugly behavior in the stands at Albee Stadium, more concerns have been voiced about the way H-DNL soccer fans conducted […]
By Ray Hamill — Two weeks into the Big 5 soccer schedule, the race for the boys championship appears to be more of the same this year, while the race for the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers offense was on fire on Friday night, racking up 58 points against a clearly outmatched Balboa team. Shane Purcell threw for four first-half TDs and […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors are ready to go, according to their head coach, and they expect to be a force in this year’s Little 5 in volleyball. The Warriors […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a whirlwind start to the new high school football season, with a season’s worth of talking points already, and we’re barely a month in. One of […]
By Ray Hamill — Check out video highlights above of Arcata’s Alex Jioras making a spectacular one-handed catch early in Friday night’s game against Balboa. The play, which was good for 22 […]
By Ray Hamill — The Green Bay Packers have some injury concerns along their offensive line ahead of Monday night’s home opener against the Detroit Lions, and that could pave the way […]
The McKinleyville Panthers continue to set the pace in H-DNL girls soccer, stretching their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win over Fortuna on Saturday. With the first of three […]
After barely falling to Fortuna last weekend, the Arcata Tigers have responded well with a couple of big wins this week, following up a 2-1 victory at Eureka on Wednesday with a […]
The Panthers are on a roll. Just four weeks into the new season, they already have more wins than they managed in any of the past five years. On Friday night, the […]
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders rallied from an early 0-6 deficit with five unanswered touchdowns in a comfortable 31-6 win at East Nicolaus on Friday night. The game, which was only scheduled on […]
The Eureka Loggers led for much of Friday night’s game at Shasta, but gave up two late touchdowns to fall 13-12 and drop to 1-1 on the season. Despite the loss, however, […]
By Ray Hamill — What a difference a week makes. Just seven days after getting blown out at Sutter, the Arcata Tigers came roaring back to life on Friday night, rolling over […]
The Hoopa Warriors got their first win of the young season on Friday night, sweeping both the JV and varsity matchups against visiting Trinity. The JVs won 24-14, with the varsity shutting […]
The Del Norte Warriors comfortably won a game they were expected to on Friday night, beating Kelseyville 55-13 behind a dominating night running the ball. The Warriors, who improved to 2-1, racked […]
The College of the Redwoods men’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Lassen on Friday in its home opener. Ethan Kulchin scored the Corsairs’ only goal off a header, with Blake Vogt and […]
The student section made a welcome return at Eureka High on Thursday night, as the Loggers hosted St. Bernard’s in an exciting volleyball match that went the distance. But it was the […]
By Ray Hamill — Hailey Dolcini has announced that she will be transferring from Fresno State as she pursues her Master’s degree. The former Fortuna Husky and four-time Big 5 softball MVP […]