The Cubs are closing in on another league title in football after an impressive 44-22 road win at Upper Lake on Saturday night. With the win, the Cubs are now 3-0 against […]
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 — Former St. Bernard’s standout Maddie Costa returns to the North Coast this coming week, when Lake Tahoe CC plays at College of the Redwoods in women’s soccer. For […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers almost pulled off a miracle finish on Saturday to preserve their remarkable unbeaten run in the H-DNL, but they couldn’t find a way past Arcata’s […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers blew the race for the H-DNL wide open with a stunning 2-1 win at Eureka in girls soccer on Saturday, ending one of the most […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna girls took over sole possession of top spot in the H-DNL soccer standings on Saturday. The Huskies got the better of South Fork 7-0 in Fortuna, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors are confident they can rebound from Friday night’s 59-30 loss to a red-hot Ferndale team, and are feeling pretty good about themselves at the halfway […]
This one wasn’t so close, although the Corsairs did blow another early lead. College of the Redwoods football lost 35-17 to DeAnza at the Redwood Bowl on Saturday, dropping to 1-4. After […]
By Ray Hamill — Three College of the Redwoods baseball players were invited to the annual Community College Sophomore Showcase at Cosumnes River in Sacramento this weekend, including a pair of former […]
By Ray Hamill — Apparently Arcata’s back-ups are pretty good too. In what was a rout of close rivals McKinleyville at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night, the Tigers got plenty of […]
By Ray Hamill — With back-to-back road wins over their two closest conference rivals, the Ferndale Wildcats are firmly in the driver’s seat in the Little 4. They have now won four […]
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders suffered their first loss of the season at Templeton on a busy Friday night of action for local teams. The Crusaders wore down in the second half against […]
The Wildcats have found a perfect balance on offense, and it’s overwhelming the rest of the Little 4. On Friday night, they were at it again, getting the better of the Warriors […]
Kien Mazzotti’s got some good friends looking out for him. Namely his offensive line, which was outstanding once again against the McKinleyville Panthers at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night. The Tigers […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata freshman Ai-Lan McGoldrick continued a blistering start to her high school career on Wednesday, taking first place at the latest H-DNL cross country meet at the Arcata […]
The Arcata Tigers remain undefeated in the Big 5 after a straight sets win at home to Del Norte in volleyball on Thursday night. The Tigers, who improved to 4-0 at the […]
McKinleyville junior Isabella Sundberg had her best round of the season at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course on Thursday, shooting an 86 to pace the field in the latest round of H-DNL […]
By Ray Hamill — The local youth cross country season is up and running, with races being held twice weekly for kindergarten through eighth-graders. And there’s been no lack of enthusiasm from […]
By Ray Hamill — Believe it or not, we’re halfway through the local prep football season already, with plenty of early surprises and no doubt plenty more to come. And what better […]
By Ray Hamill — Isaak Gutierrez has wasted little time adapting to college life, both on and off the football field. It’s very different, he admits, but it’s a difference he’s embracing, […]
By Ray Hamill — Eight of the nine local high school football teams will be in action this weekend, all of them under the Friday night lights. In the Little 4, Ferndale […]