By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs are one of the hottest teams in all of California JC football and they’re getting some notice. After routing Gavilan 55-7 at the Redwood Bowl on […]
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 — It was another season to relish for the Eureka girls soccer team, as the Loggers clinched a third North Coast Section crown in four postseasons this past weekend. […]
By Ray Hamill — Four local teams remain in the hunt for a North Coast Section championship as we head into this weekend’s semifinals. Three of them, however, will have to play […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of longtime teammates will get to enjoy one more campaign together before embarking on different collegiate journeys, after they signed their letters of intent side by […]
By Ray Hamill — A large Hoopa senior class played their final game together on Saturday, as the Warriors bowed out of the North Coast Section playoffs. Hoopa fell 28-15 to top […]
By Ray Hamill — If recent meetings between St. Bernard’s and San Marin in the North Coast Section football playoffs are any indication, you can expect a fun game on Friday night. […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL is known for a physical brand of football, and that often catches opponents down south off guard in the North Coast Section playoffs. And one local […]
Former Arcata Tiger Riley Martel-Phillips is headed to the NCAA national championships in cross country for the first time. Martel-Phillips, who runs for UC Santa Cruz, placed second at the Division-III West […]
Former St. Bernard’s Crusader Maddie Costa closed out her junior year in college with some well-deserved recognition. Costa, a 2019 SB graduate, saw extensive action between the posts this season for the […]
With six wins in just nine days, the College of the Redwoods men are off to their best start ever on the basketball court. On Saturday, the Corsairs improved to 6-0 with […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka girls soccer team came into this season with high expectations and lofty ambitions, and they did not disappoint. On Saturday night, they clinched a second straight […]
By Ray Hamill — Playing on the road against higher seeds doesn’t seem to bother the H-DNL teams when it comes to the North Coast Section football playoffs. Of the seven squads […]
By Ray Hamill — Bring on Feather River. On Saturday afternoon, College of the Redwoods won a seventh straight game to go to 7-2 on the season and set up a much-anticipated […]
The South Fork Cubs booked themselves a place in next week’s North Coast Section semifinals with a 42-0 win at Tomales in the eight-man bracket on Friday night. The South Fork players […]
Freshmen twin brothers Trey and Ty Neff exploded for 51 points on Friday night, as the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team knocked off a top-20 NorCal opponent for the second […]
By Ray Hamill — Just a couple of weeks after winning a first league championship in 32 years, the McKinleyville Panthers ended another long drought on Friday night. In a defensive showdown, […]
It’s safe to say the North Coast Section seedings committee got this one wrong. Despite a dominating season that saw them clinch a Big 4 championship, the Del Norte Warriors were handed […]
By Ray Hamill — With two games remaining on the schedule, it’s safe to say the Corsairs have already assured themselves of a successful comeback season. After not fielding a football team […]
By Ray Hamill — Here we go again. Arguably the hottest rivalry in local high school sports will be renewed on the biggest stage of all on Saturday night, when Eureka and […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Mustangs will look to continue their recent dominance in local youth football on Sunday, when the Six Rivers Conference hosts three championship games in Crescent City. […]