By Ray Hamill — It’s taken them some time to come together, but the Warriors appear to be finding their feet in boys basketball, and they appear to be doing so at […]
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 17-1 Fortuna Huskies appear to be getting even better. On Tuesday night, the Fortuna girls came away from Del Norte with a comfortable 53-31 win over the Warriors in basketball to […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a school year of outstanding freshmen performances here on the North Coast, and that has continued into the basketball season where St. Bernard’s newcomer Saulele Tanuvasa […]
By Ray Hamill — After their impressive victories over the weekend, both College of the Redwoods basketball teams continued to move up in the state coaches polls. The CR men rose one […]
The Crusaders and Huskies served up another entertaining game in boys basketball at St. Bernard’s on Monday night, with just two points separating the two teams for the second time this season. […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team treated a large, loud and enthusiastic home crowd to a thrilling showdown with Butte on Saturday afternoon, as the Corsairs […]
By Ray Hamill — It seems there are more and more opportunities for local soccer players here on the North Coast these days, and it seems as if more and more of […]
Senior Hailee Henry had a double-double to lead the McKinleyville Panthers to a 52-48 win at St. Bernard’s in girls basketball on Saturday night. Henry scored a team-high 14 points and was […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team posted an impressive win over a highly-ranked Butte team to tip off the Golden Valley Conference on Saturday afternoon and cap a sensational day […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors are a determined bunch. Wins may have been difficult to come by this season for the girls basketball team, but no one in Hoopa is […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs treated a packed house to a very entertaining conference opener against Butte in men’s basketball at College of the Redwoods on Saturday afternoon, overcoming a nine-point […]
The Fortuna Huskies believe in themselves, and now they’re making others believe in them too. An impressive Huskies team improved to 2-0 in Big 5 boys basketball with a second conference road […]
If this is what we can expect from this year’s Little 4 in boys basketball, you better fasten your seat belts. On Friday night the Crusaders battled back from a double-digit deficit […]
The Tigers had plenty of offense on Friday night, especially in the second half, as they comfortably got the better of rivals McKinleyville by a score of 79-40 at Arcata High. Niko […]
By Ray Hamill — The St. Bernard’s girls got the defense of their Little 4 title off to an impressive start on Friday night, running out to a comfortable 69-32 win at […]
By Ray Hamill — After a longer than expected break, the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team will return to action when the Corsairs host Butte in a doubleheader of basketball […]
The Humboldt State men were outscored by just one point in each half on the way to losing another close one at Lumberjack Arena on Thursday night, falling 76-74 to visiting Cal […]
By Ray Hamill — Senior center Charlotte Carroll was one of the many heroes for the Huskies on Thursday night, as the Fortuna girls pulled out a dramatic 52-45 win over league rivals […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies showed just why they’ll be difficult to stop in the race for this year’s Big 5 on Thursday night, taking control of a tight game […]
The Arcata Tigers won their Big 5 opener in girls basketball at McKinleyville on Thursday night, defeating the Panthers 63-54. The Tigers had the better of the early exchanges and held the […]