The McKinleyville Panthers will induct three new members into the school’s athletic hall of fame this week, including Jamie Ham, Kaila Johnson and longtime boys and girls tennis coach Frank Sanchez. Sanchez […]
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.
A straight sets victory over South Fork on Tuesday night keeps the Hoopa Warriors in contention for the Little 4 championship, thanks in large part to an outstanding display from the Ferndale […]
Three teams remain in the hunt for the Big 5 championship in volleyball, with two nights of matches still to come. On Tuesday night, Del Norte defeated Eureka in three sets to […]
By Ray Hamill — This past weekend, H-DNL football featured some fantastic passing TDs, an epic game-saving tackle and a pivotal late fourth-down stand. And that certainly wasn’t all. Check out our […]
By Ray Hamill — A 14-7 win at Albee Stadium on Saturday night sees the St. Bernard’s Crusaders move up one spot to No. 2 in this week’s local high school football […]
By Ray Hamill — With one round of Big 5 soccer games still remaining, both the Fortuna boys and Arcata girls are inching closer to a league championship. Both teams are unbeaten […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL cross country teams will get a preview of this year’s league championships on Wednesday when they gather for a league meet at the Arcata Marsh. The […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt State men’s rugby season opener will take place against Sonoma State at the Redwood Bowl on Saturday. The Jacks were scheduled to open against the Seawolves two […]
St. Bernard’s held on for an impressive and hard-fought 14-7 win over Eureka at Albee Stadium on Saturday night, with several players stepping up in the victory. None more so than junior […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies have just two runners on their girls cross country team this year, but what they lack in quantity they more than make up for with […]
The Del Norte Warriors posted their third win in four games in H-DNL soccer on Saturday, getting the better of South Fork 5-1. Four different Del Norte players scored in the victory, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders got the better of their crosstown rivals in football for the second time in three years on Saturday night, defeating Eureka 14-7 at Albee Stadium. The […]
The Fortuna Huskies remained unbeaten in boys soccer with a 4-0 win over Eureka on Saturday. With the victory, the Huskies improved to 8-0 in the Big 5 and 12-0 overall. “We […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s a whole new season for the Ferndale Wildcats. After opening the year with a ton of adversity and injuries, as well as four straight losses, the Cats […]
The McKinleyville Panthers gave the league-leading Arcata girls all they could handle on Saturday afternoon in an exciting showdown that the Tigers won 2-1. The teams were tied 0-0 at the interval, […]
The South Forks Cubs kicked off league play in football with a dominating win over Anderson Valley in Miranda on Friday night, winning 52-6. After giving up an early touchdown to the […]
It was a good week on the volleyball courts for the St. Bernard’s girls, who won two more matches to move within a win of securing another Little 4 title. Straight sets […]
Makaila Napoleon finished with a double-double for College of the Redwoods volleyball in a four-sets loss to Butte on Friday. The Corsairs fell 12-25, 25-23, 5-25, 12-25. Napoleon, a 2019 Eureka High […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata quarterback Shane Purcell threw for five TDs to lead the Tigers to a 30-14 win over McKinleyville on Friday night. Check out all five of Purcell’s scoring […]
By Ray Hamill — There’s something special happening in Arcata this fall, the sort of season that doesn’t come around very often, and the sort of season Tigers football fans could be […]