The Ferndale Wildcats ended a three-game losing streak and posted their second win in the Little 4, getting the better of the Cubs at South Fork, 42-31 in girls basketball on Thursday […]
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 — Del Norte junior Jadence Clifton showed why she’s the best high school player on the North Coast on Thursday night, posting yet another double-double to lead the Warriors […]
By Ray Hamill — A players only meeting earlier this week appears to have paid off for the Del Norte Warriors, who responded to a disappointing performance on Tuesday with arguably their […]
The Fortuna Huskies went back to what they do best as they defeated the Panthers 42-35 on Thursday night to re-take sole possession of first place in the Big 5 in girls […]
By Ray Hamill — McKinleyville senior Mikayla Minton will join one of the top Division-III programs in the nation later this year, after signing a letter of intent to play softball at […]
By Ray Hamill — There is something magical happening right now on the basketball courts at College of the Redwoods, and the local community is taking notice. Another packed house saw both […]
Former US national women’s soccer team captain Christie Pearce Rampone will hold a soccer clinic at Humboldt State on April 4, before she serves as the keynote speaker at the university’s annual […]
By Ray Hamill — Fresh off their first Little 4 win of the season, the Hoopa Valley girls will be looking to pull off the upset of the season on the basketball […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Isaak Gutierrez is taking his talents to the next level after receiving a scholarship to play football at the University of New Mexico earlier this […]
The St. Bernard’s and Del Norte boys remained undefeated in league play with road wins on Wednesday night, as each closed out the first half of conference play undefeated. The Crusaders won […]
The College of the Redwoods women got back to winning ways quickly with an impressive 88-67 victory over a ranked Siskiyous team at CR on Wednesday night. The Corsairs, who are ranked […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs scored a season high in points on Wednesday night, as they continued to roll with a 96-71 win over Siskiyous in men’s basketball in front of […]
By Ray Hamill — Longtime local MMA fans will have the opportunity to welcome back an old friend this Saturday night at the Bear River Casino fight night. Chris Roman, one of […]
The Beasts have been unleashed for 2020. Or at least some of them have. The local basketball club, which expects to feature as many as 14 travel teams this year, got an […]
The race for this year’s Big 5 and Dick Niclai championship just got a whole lot more interesting in girls basketball. A wild night of action saw the Arcata Tigers win 42-38 […]
Two local heavyweight state contenders will face off on the mats at Eureka High on Wednesday, when the Loggers host the Del Norte Warriors in a pair of dual meets in wrestling. […]
By Ray Hamill — Jason White doesn’t know if he’ll ever return to the sidelines, he just knows he needed a break from it all right now. In the meantime, local football […]
The McKinleyville Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team won all three of its games over the weekend on the way to clinching the Pacific Union tournament. Talen Towsend was named tourney MVP […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs remain at No. 13 in this week’s men’s basketball state coaches poll, as they return home to face Siskiyous on Wednesday evening. Despite comfortably winning two […]
The Fortuna Huskies got back to winning ways in boys basketball with a 54-44 win over visiting Ferndale on Monday night. Jaden Kelley scored a team-high 13 points in the win, as […]