By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors were too strong for the Loggers at Eureka High on Wednesday night, winning their Big 5 opener in boys basketball by a comfortable margin, […]
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 — The Del Norte Warriors made a statement at Eureka High on Wednesday night, as they tipped off their Big 5 campaign in style with a 64-47 win in […]
The defending champs are off to a winning start in the Big 5 after the Fortuna Huskies overcame an understrength Panthers team by a score of 78-56 at McKinleyville High in boys […]
We’ve got a busy week of local sports action covered on the latest episode of Humboldt Sports Talk, including interviews with College of the Redwoods basketball coaches Ryan Bisio and Jain Tuey. […]
By Ray Hamill — Adding to the intrigue of Thursday night’s girls basketball matchup between the Loggers and Huskies, there was little to separate the two teams in this week’s Humboldt Sports […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka and Fortuna girls both won their Big 5 openers on Tuesday night to set up a huge early showdown between the two frontrunners later this week. […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders will tip off the Little 4 as heavy favorites once again in girls basketball on Friday night, but that doesn’t mean anyone at St. Bernard’s is […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders will host a quadruple-header of basketball games on Friday after a switch in the schedule this week. The St. Bernard’s varsity and JV girls were scheduled […]
By Ray Hamill — Whether or not the College of the Redwoods women can compete for a conference championship this year remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt they’ll carry plenty […]
By Ray Hamill — With a huge game at home to Butte looming this weekend, the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team continues to rise in the state rankings. And the […]
The Eureka boys remained hot ahead of this week’s league opener with a hard-fought win at home to Enterprise in boys basketball on Monday night. The Loggers won 73-70 and were led […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team continued its winning ways on Saturday, with a comfortable 79-53 victory at Las Positas in the Bay Area. The win was the 10th in […]
VOTING HAS CLOSED By Ray Hamill — The Big 5 gets under way next week in boys and girls basketball, with little to choose from this year between the top contenders in […]
VOTING HAS CLOSED By Ray Hamill — The big question heading into the Little 4 this coming week is whether anyone can stop St. Bernard’s from a championship sweep. The St. Bernard’s […]
A number of H-DNL teams dropped close games in basketball on Saturday, as they closed out weekend tournaments ahead of next week’s league openers. The Del Norte and Arcata girls each lost […]
Inconsistency continues to cause some concern for the Arcata Tigers, as they get set for their Big 5 opener in boys basketball next week. On Saturday, the Arcata boys saw their four-game […]
The Fortuna Huskies will tip off the Big 5 as the hottest prep basketball team on the North Coast, improving to 14-1 on Saturday with their eighth straight win. After posting back-to-back […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers are expected to challenge for a conference championship in girls basketball when the Big 5 tips off next week, with plenty of balance, depth and […]
The Fortuna girls remained red-hot with a second overtime win in two days at the Las Plumas Tournament, defeating Oroville 34-30 on Friday. The win was the seventh straight for the Huskies, […]
The Arcata Tigers are building momentum ahead of next week’s Big 5 opener in boys basketball. On Friday night, they won their fourth straight game, overcoming a stubborn Hoopa team and pulling […]