By Ray Hamill — Six of the local girls teams to make the North Coast Section playoffs will host games this coming week, including the three schools to receive a top-four seed. […]
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 — There were no major surprises for the local boys teams when the North Coast Section playoff brackets were released on Sunday. In Division IV, the high-flying Fortuna Huskies […]
Former Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner debuted with the San Diego Fleet in front of a national television audience on Saturday night, and he didn’t disappoint. The Fleet are one of […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers became the first-ever champions of the Humboldt-Del Norte League in girls wrestling on Saturday, comfortably taking the title, as expected. On a packed day of […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team broke out of a recent slump with an impressive 77-59 win over Feather River in Eureka on Saturday afternoon. Darienne Kartes led an inspired […]
By Ray Hamill — Numbers are a concern for College of the Redwoods softball heading into the new season, but attitude isn’t. The Corsairs have a squad of just 10 players right […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies are heading into the North Coast Section playoffs with plenty of momentum. On Friday night, the Fortuna boys capped a remarkable season in the H-DNL with […]
The Ferndale boys basketball team secured a 61-56 win at Archbishop Hanna in Sonoma on Friday. Kyler Becksted led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, while teammate Tristen Martin had a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors are enjoying their most impressive season ever in girls basketball, and they continued to roll over North Coast opposition with a 58-44 win over […]