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 […]
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.
Zac Claus and the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team are living up to their preseason billing. Claus, a former Fortuna standout, joined the team this past offseason along with several […]
The Eureka girls fell 49-45 in basketball at Pinole Valley on Saturday afternoon, dropping to 1-1 on the young season. Malia Guilbert continued her strong start to the new season and led […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders are headed back to the North Coast Section championship game after dominating a very good Middletown team in the Division-6 semifinal round on Saturday. St. Bernard’s […]
By Ray Hamill — Both St. Bernard’s and Ferndale easily took care of business in their respective North Coast Section football semifinals on Saturday afternoon. St. Bernard’s beat Middletown 35-7, while Ferndale […]
By Ray Hamill — Marayah Tomlinson’s big performance in last weekend’s NCS soccer championship has earned her some national recognition. Tomlinson scored all three goals for the St. Bernard’s girls in a […]
An old friend stopped by Hercules High School on Friday night to offer some words of encouragement to the Eureka girls, who went on to post an impressive 75-45 win over the […]
The Fortuna contingent continued to impress for the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team on Friday night, as the Corsairs rolled over Sac City 83-67 at the Mendocino tournament in Ukiah. […]
By Ray Hamill — Four local football teams will compete for a place in an NCS championship game this Saturday, as the playoff action heats up. All four will play at home, […]
By Ray Hamill — One week ago tonight the Fortuna Huskies won a dramatic NCS championship game in boys soccer, their third section title in four years. It was a thriller of […]
By Ray Hamill — Isaak Gutierrez has been impressing more than just his own coaches this season. On Saturday afternoon, the former Eureka Logger will close out an outstanding freshman campaign for […]
Saturday’s North Coast Section football playoff game at Crusader Field will be streamed live online for any fans unable to attend. St. Bernard’s is the No. 2 seed in the Division-6 bracket […]
Former H-DNL standout Sophie Northern had her best offensive night in two seasons with Sonoma State on Thursday, scoring 19 points in a 64-58 loss at Humboldt State. Northern, an Arcata High […]
By Ray Hamill — The Wildcats will need to stay focused for the entire game on Saturday, when they host Willits in the North Coast Section football playoffs. Ferndale is the No. […]
UPDATE – The SB girls game with Fort Bragg has been switched to Saturday of next weekend. By Ray Hamill — The local prep basketball season tips off this week with several […]
Former Arcata standout Thomas Nelson continued to set the tone for the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team with another big offensive performance on Thursday night, as the Corsairs returned to […]
By Ray Hamill — If the Crusaders are serious NCS contenders, this is the week they’ll have to show it. St. Bernard’s is the No. 2 seed in the Division-6 bracket and […]
By Ray Hamill — The Warriors will be looking for another big performance from their defense on Saturday night, when they welcome Moreau Catholic to Crescent City for an NCS Division-5 playoff […]
By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs fell hard to Branson earlier in the season, but a young team has grown substantially since then, and head coach Karl Terrell is confident […]
By Ray Hamill — Saturday’s going to a busy day for local teams in the North Coast Section football playoffs, with no less than four teams vying for a place in their […]