College of the Redwoods volleyball improved to 1-2 in conference play with a straight sets win at Lassen on Friday. CR won 32-30, 25-21, 25-16. The Corsairs were forced to battle all […]
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 — Demarte Prudhomme has wasted no time settling in at St. Bernard’s. After transferring from Eureka this year, the sophomore was forced to sit out the first half of […]
By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s celebrated homecoming with a 41-14 win over Stellar Prep at Crusader Field on Friday afternoon, improving to 6-1 on the season. And once again it was […]
By Ray Hamill — One loss apparently hasn’t shaken the North Coast’s confidence in the Eureka girls soccer team. Despite losing to Arcata 2-1 last weekend and seeing a two-year unbeaten league […]
By Ray Hamill — Weight-ins for the first North Coast Combat League fight night at Cher-Ae Heights Casino will take place on Friday, with 15 fights scheduled for the inaugural event on […]
By Ray Hamill — Three local football teams will celebrate homecoming this weekend, with five games on tap. The St. Bernard’s Crusaders will get a busy weekend started with a rare Friday […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna girls kept their unbeaten run going with a 4-0 win over St. Bernard’s in Fortuna on Wednesday evening. The power blackout forced the postponement of two […]
By Ray Hamill — Fans who are unable to make this weekend’s local football games will have plenty of options to follow from at home. Both the St. Bernard’s game against Stellar […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Hoopa High wrestler and local pro MMA fighter Louis Cosce will be back in action this Saturday night, putting his undefeated run on the line at the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Loggers will be tested in their final pre-league game at Chico this weekend, and head coach Jason White wouldn’t want it any other way. The Eureka program […]
Former St. Bernard’s goalkeeper Maddie Costa enjoyed her return to the North Coast this week, as Lake Tahoe defeated College of the Redwoods 4-0 in women’s soccer on Tuesday. Costa has had […]
Eureka’s Lauren Albertini won her singles match against the dominant Tigers on Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough for the Loggers, who fell 8-1 to the league leaders in H-DNL girls tennis. With […]
By Ray Hamill — The matchup that will likely decide the fate of this year’s Big 5 volleyball title has been pushed back two weeks because of this week’s power outage. The […]
By Ray Hamill — Are you kidding me? If it seems the sports teams up here get a little overlooked sometimes, I’m not sure any of them have ever been disrespected this […]
By Ray Hamill — This week we honor a senior who has been dominating for years, a freshman who looks like she’ll dominate for years, and the best modern dynasty in H-DNL […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s going to be a big week for local JV football. On Thursday night, two of the top H-DNL squads this season will face off in Crescent City, […]
By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s will play a rare Friday afternoon game in football this week, with homecoming festivities planned around the showdown against Stellar Prep. The game will kick off […]
Arcata’s Avary Henry continued to close in on the H-DNL girls golf championship with a season-best round of 80 at Fortuna on Monday. Henry, who has posted the top score in five […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata’s dramatic 2-1 win over Eureka on Saturday evening suddenly leaves the race for the H-DNL girls soccer championship a lot more open. Had the Loggers beaten the […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a disappointing start to the Little 4 for the McKinleyville Panthers, who are 0-2 in conference play after back-to-back losses to Hoopa and Arcata. Injuries haven’t […]