By Ray Hamill — The North Coast Section recently adopted a new look for the football playoffs for 2019, expanding to seven divisions while reducing the overall number of playoff teams. The […]
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 Eureka Loggers competed the league sweep over the Huskies with a pair of wins at Fortuna on Saturday to go to 4-0 in the Big 5. The Loggers, who have now […]
The College of the Redwoods softball team played another two close games on Saturday, splitting a pair of one-run affairs at home to College of the Siskiyous. In their 12 conference games […]
The Hoopa Valley girls won a doubleheader at South Fork on Saturday, but they had to battle all the way. The Warriors took the opener 4-3 in nine innings, and followed that […]
Pitching was the story of the day once again at Ferndale, and Caleb Ruiz was the biggest story of all. Ruiz, St. Bernard’s only senior this season, pitched another gem on the […]
By Ray Hamill — They may have caused a little bit of controversy when they decided to forgo their senior year of high school soccer in favor of playing for a local […]
Fresh off their second league meet win in three weeks, the Fortuna girls track and field team continued to impress at the West Valley Invitational at Harrison Stadium In Oroville on Friday. […]
The Tigers completed another dominating season on the North Coast in boys tennis with a sweep of the three doubles championships at Fortuna on Friday. The Tigers, who were undefeated in the […]
By Ray Hamill — Cruz Montana has been busy this spring preparing for the next great chapter in his life. The Eureka senior will make the move after graduation to play football […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers and Del Norte Warriors played out a wild and entertaining doubleheader at Arcata High on Friday. It was also a slow and drawn-out doubleheader that […]