By Ray Hamill — South Fork’s base stealing king was at it again on Saturday. Senior Cooper Scott was instrumental in helping his team to a comfortable doubleheader sweep of Hoopa to keep […]
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.
Humboldt Roller Derby will carry some momentum into this weekend’s fourth event of the season at the Redwood Acres. The club’s charter team, the Redwood Rollers, won all three matches at the recent […]
The AC Samoa girls are moving on in the State Cup. The local under-15 travel team won a dramatic round-of-16 game against Academica in Turlock over the weekend, sneaking the victory on […]
By Ray Hamill — Like the rest of the Humboldt-Del Norte League, the Eureka Loggers will go into Wednesday’s track and field meet at McKinleyville High with one eye on the upcoming […]
By Ray Hamill — Team Beasts is fast building a reputation both within and outside Humboldt County. The AAU basketball club, in just its fourth year operating out of Eureka, now features […]
By Ray Hamill — Sophomore Alexa Morehouse got the better of her older sister and the rest of a potent Arcata offense on Tuesday afternoon, on the way to helping her team […]
College of the Redwoods dropped both ends of a softball doubleheader at Shasta on Tuesday, giving the Knights the conference sweep over the Corsairs. CR fell 11-2 in six innings in the […]
Elizabeth Odell led the local charge at the Sea Otter Classic over the weekend, as four members of the Humboldt MTB club traveled to Monterey for what is considered the world’s largest […]
By Ray Hamill — As the action heats up across the sporting landscape on the North Coast this spring, so too have some of the individual performances. And a few of them, […]
The McKinleyville boys continued to set the standard for local athletes in several track and field events over the weekend, with another big showing at the Prefontaine Invitational in Coos Bay. The […]