By Ray Hamill — This weekend’s game between the Eureka Loggers and Del Norte Warriors has been pushed back a day. The all-Big 4 matchup will now take place on Saturday night […]
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 — Two of the five weekend H-DNL football games will be broadcast live on local radio. On Friday night, St. Bernard’s (1-1) travels to play Fortuna (2-0) and the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers made it two straight wins in H-DNL girls soccer on Wednesday, running out to a 7-1 victory over Ferndale on a beautiful evening at McKinleyville […]
By Ray Hamill — Blake Vogt scored the only goal in Wednesday’s matchup between two big rivals, as McKinleyville edged Arcata 1-0. The Panthers dominated possession for much of the game, with […]
By Ray Hamill — The defending Big 5 champions are off to an impressive start on the H-DNL volleyball courts this week. Six teams began a three-week season on Monday, with one […]
Eureka freshman Talon Vigil became the first winner to repeat in H-DNL boys golf this season, at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday. Vigil shot a season-best 74 to pace the […]
By Ray Hamill — The energy and excitement didn’t slow this past weekend, as the players and the few spectators allowed continued to soak up the occasion at each game. In other […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a good week for a couple of seniors who continue to lead the way for their respective teams as they continue to win, and that earns […]
By Ray Hamill — Mark you calendars, it appears as if week four could see an unofficial H-DNL football championship. Through two weeks of the season, the two most impressive teams have […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Redwood Running Association for Youth (HRRAY) got some national recognition over the weekend for its contributions to youth running here on the North Coast. Last summer, […]
By Ray Hamill — Former St. Bernard’s and Humboldt Eagles teammates Caleb Ruiz and Hunter Davis have been reunited in Oregon. The standout duo are both playing for Umpqua Community College in […]
The Arcata Tigers improved to 5-0 in H-DNL girls tennis on Tuesday, with another comprehensive win. The unbeaten Tigers took care of business against McKinleyville by a score of 7-0. Kyra Alway […]
By Ray Hamill — County health officials and the H-DNL have reached a new agreement on the number of spectators that will be allowed at games, beginning on Thursday. Two spectators will […]
By Ray Hamill — After a closely fought first half on Saturday night, the Del Norte Warriors pulled away from the Arcata Tigers after the interval. The Warriors scored touchdowns on three […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies defense shut out the Wildcats in Saturday’s Milk Can game at Ferndale High, thanks in large part to a big goal-line stand. The Wildcats had […]
By Ray Hamill — New season, same old Del Norte Warriors. Kicking off their season a week later than most of the H-DNL, the Warriors wore down a good Arcata Tigers team […]
By Ray Hamill — If anyone had doubted their credentials coming into the weekend, the senior-heavy Loggers made a big statement on Saturday. The Eureka girls ran out to a dominating 6-0 […]
By Ray Hamill — The Milk Can bragging rights are heading back across the Eel River to Fortuna. On Saturday afternoon, the Huskies shut out their close rivals and neighbors to re-claim […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers scored on five of their opening six possessions on Friday night, on the way to a 42-0 win at McKinleyville. The victory lifts the Loggers […]
By Ray Hamill — Hayden Bode’s impressive start to the new season got even better on Friday night, as the Eureka Loggers ran out to a comfortable 42-0 win at McKinleville. The […]