By Ray Hamill — It might be Thanksgiving, but that didn’t stop all three local teams still alive in the NCS playoffs from practicing. All three — Del Norte, St. Bernard’s and […]
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 — Three H-DNL teams will play in a North Coast Section championship game on Saturday night, and all three will be playing for more than just a section crown. […]
By Ray Hamill — Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a wild one. The weather is expected to play a part in all three of Saturday night’s NCS football championship […]
Check out this week’s Humboldt Sports Talk Podcast featuring interviews with a pair of former H-DNL standouts who are each enjoying big seasons in the college ranks. Sophie Northern of Sonoma State […]
By Ray Hamill — The Wildcats are back where they belong. On Saturday night they’ll compete for a North Coast Section championship for the first time in seven years, making Ferndale, a […]
Kaleya Sanchez continued to light up the collegiate volleyball courts this week, helping Sierra College to a playoff win just days after being named to the all-Northern California community college team. On […]
By Ray Hamill — If the Crusaders play at the same level they did last Saturday in this weekend’s NCS championship game, they’ll be tough to stop. St. Bernard’s is firing on […]
By Ray Hamill — If the Warriors are the H-DNL’s version of the Star Trek Enterprise, boldly going where no other Del Norte football team has gone before, then their Captain Kirk […]
By Ray Hamill — Two cross country rivals, a tennis partnership and a history-making football program are all featured among this week’s Humboldt Sports athletes and team of the week. Eureka’s Ian […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s a case of good news, bad news for local fans ahead of a busy weekend of North Coast Section football action. The good news is that all […]
Four Arcata players scored in double digits on Monday night, as the Tigers defeated Hoopa 64-24 in boys’ basketball. Niko Zambas and Brandon Bento-Jackson each scored 11 points in the win, while […]
The Eureka boys got in some valuable game time on the basketball court on Saturday, hosting their annual alumni game. And despite losing a close game 70-68, varsity head coach Robbie Thompson […]
A pair of H-DNL cross country runners are headed to the state championships after big showings at Saturday’s North Coast Section meet at Hayward High School. Eureka’s Ian Bennett and Fortuna’s Collin […]
A pair of local college cross country runners closed out impressive seasons on Saturday. Humboldt State’s Daniel Tull placed 56th out of 263 runners at the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team won a third straight game on Sunday, beating San Mateo 81-56. Ashley Quigley continued to impress, scoring a team-high 25 points for the Corsairs, […]
By Ray Hamill — Ferndale football can score on its opponents in a lot of different ways, and on Saturday they caught the Wolverines off guard with a wildcat play that resulted […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s no secret what the Del Norte Warriors do. They just do it so well, few teams can stop them. In fact, only one has managed to do […]
By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s senior Justin Hagler has made a habit of making big plays this season — on both sides of the ball. The Division-I college prospect was at […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte did what Del Norte does in Saturday’s NCS playoff football game against Moreau Catholic in Crescent City, and because of that the Warriors are going where […]
By Ray Hamill — Team defense set the tone for Ferndale on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats eased their way into an NCS championship game with a dominating 35-7 win over Willits […]