By Ray Hamill — Former McKinleyville standout Jacob Smith has found a new home for himself halfway across the country, and from an athletic standpoint he’s having twice the fun he had […]
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 — Get ready for a wild night of NCS basketball on the local courts on Wednesday, with no less than 12 H-DNL teams in action, including nine of […]
By Ray Hamill — It won’t go down as their finest performance of the season, but the Eureka girls are moving on in the North Coast Section Division-III playoffs. The Loggers comfortably […]
The Humboldt Roller Derby will hold an open scrimmage free of charge to the public on Thursday night. The Valentines Day event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Redwood Acres and […]
By Ray Hamill — The two best teams in the Humboldt-Del Norte League lived up to the billing on Friday night, capping a sensational season on the North Coast for each. Both […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Fortuna High standout Hailey Dolcini has wasted little time settling into life as Bulldog. After transferring from UC Riverside to Fresno State this year, Dolcini got the […]
The Humboldt State men’s rugby team continued its fast start to the season with a second win in as many weeks, defeating Cal State Monterey Bay by a score of 24-22 at […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville girls basketball team was left disappointed on Monday when a home game in the North Coast Section playoffs was taken away. The Panthers, who are seeded […]
(UPDATED Feb. 12, with no home game for McKinleyville girls) By Ray Hamill — Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be an action-packed and extremely busy week on the local basketball […]
A new addition to the Bear River Casino fight night proved to be a huge success on Saturday, in front of yet another sold-out crowd for the event. The first of four […]