The race for the Big 5 just got a little more interesting. On Saturday afternoon, Fortuna traveled to Arcata and came away with a well-deserved 3-3 tie. With the result, the Tigers […]
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 dynasty is alive and well and showing no signs of slowing down. On Saturday afternoon, the Fortuna Huskies clinched an eighth straight league championship with a 7-3 win at Arcata, officially […]
The Eureka Loggers followed on from Thursday’s Big 5 win with a straight sets victory at home to Hoopa on Saturday. The Eureka girls won the homecoming game 25-10, 25-14, 25-13. Mariah […]
Competitive mountain biking returned to the North Coast last weekend for the first time in 20 months, with 90 racers showing up for the Mad River Enduro. The annual event, which is […]
By Ray Hamill — The St. Bernard’s Crusaders won a wild Big 4 football game at Fortuna on Friday night, rallying for a 42-31 victory over the Huskies with an incredible second-half […]
The Ferndale Wildcats had to withstand a late Panthers rally at McKinleyville on Friday night, but held on for their second straight win by a score of 32-24. Senior Cole Carmesin had […]
The Arcata Tigers finally put together two good halves of football on the way to a 40-6 victory at Hoopa on Friday night. The victory was the fifth straight for the Tigers, […]
By Ray Hamill — Consistency has been the key for this week’s two Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week, sponsored by College of the Redwoods Athletics. Up in Crescent City, Sam Schauerman […]
The Ferndale Wildcats got the better of South Fork 3-0 in Little 3 girls soccer on Thursday. The win was the second in three matchups against the Cubs this season, with the […]
Perseverance paid off for the Eureka Loggers on Thursday night, as they battled to a five-sets victory over Arcata. The win was the first in the Big 5 for a young Eureka […]
The race for the Little 4 championship will go down to the final night of conference play after both St. Bernard’s and Hoopa won on Thursday night. With a straight sets victory […]
By Ray Hamill — The local high school wrestling community got a boost this week with the news that Cass Bell is returning to Arcata High School to take over as the […]
St. Bernard’s Olivia Benneker shot a 98 to lead the field in the latest round of H-DNL girls golf at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course on Thursday, becoming the first golfer to […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s safe to say Ai-Lan McGoldrick is back. The Arcata junior won for the third straight week at Wednesday’s H-DNL cross country race at the Arcata Marsh and […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata’s Jude Ortega is running with a lot of confidence right now. On Wednesday, Ortega won for the fourth time in four H-DNL races this season, placing first […]
By Ray Hamill — The North Coast Section playoffs will make a welcome return this month with one noticeable change. No H-DNL team has competed in a section playoff tournament in any […]
The Huskies got the better of Del Norte, 5-1, in Fortuna on Wednesday as they continue their charge toward another league crown. With the victory, the Fortuna boys improved to 9-0 in […]
The Eureka girls broke open a tight game with three second-half goals on the way to a 4-1 win at McKinleyville on Wednesday night. In other H-DNL action on Wednesday, Fortuna defeated […]
By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s Peyton Smith made a crucial tackle on a fourth-down play on Saturday night, but he didn’t know it immediately. Check out Smith’s tackle above and his […]
The Tigers scored seven second-half goals in an 11-0 win over Ferndale in H-DNL girls soccer on Tuesday. Zoe Macknicki was involved in six of her team’s goals, scoring three and assisting […]