After a couple of close calls recently, the Fortuna boys responded with a statement 64-39 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night, their first victory at Arcata since 2014. Playing in front […]
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 more local football players have been recognized for their achievements last season and named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Small Schools Team, which was released earlier […]
This year’s Warriors made it look so easy, Del Norte fans could be forgiven for asking what took them so long? On Tuesday, they made it official, clinching the school’s first-ever Big […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of former Eureka Loggers, who are each enjoying big seasons with their respective collegiate teams, will meet each other on the basketball court at Shasta College […]
By Ray Hamill — The accolades continue to pile up for Eureka senior Tyce Mullins, who this week was named to the SportStarsMag.com 2018 All-NorCal Football Defense. Mullins, who enjoyed a standout […]
By Ray Hamill — Two outright champions were crowned in boys basketball over the past few days, and either would be considered a worthy choice for this week’s Humboldt Sports Team of […]
The Pacific Union eighth-grade boys basketball team is on a roll, and continued its impressive season with a big win over the weekend. On Saturday, the Pacific Union boys won the Zane […]
The Fortuna wrestlers continued to impress with another strong showing at the Ukiah tournament over the weekend, placing fourth as a team. Fortuna was led once again by senior Adam Medeiros, who […]
The Hoopa Valley Warriors ensured there would be no late dramatics later this week by sealing the Little 4 title outright at South Fork on Monday night, the program’s first conference championship […]
By Ray Hamill — On and off the golf course, Allison Sobol has enjoyed the transition this year from high school to college life. It’s certainly been different, attending the University of […]