By Ray Hamill — All nine local high school varsity teams will be in action this weekend, along with seven of the eight JV teams and College of the Redwoods. And that […]
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 — With their largest roster in several years, there will be plenty of competition for places on this year South Fork girls soccer team. Longtime head coach Ann Constantino […]
A former H-DNL quarterback enjoyed a debut he won’t easily forget over the weekend. After transferring from Feather River to Kansas Wesleyan, Fortuna’s Daeden Taylor had over 200 yards of offense and […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats are off to an impressive start in JV football after improving to 2-0 on the season with a big win at Fort Bragg on Friday […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods is stepping in to fill a void for the local sports community. This week, the Corsairs will host the inaugural race for Coast League […]
Thanks in large part to the play of their offensive line, the Hoopa Warriors got their first win of the new football season on Saturday. It took them two overtime periods, but […]
By Ray Hamill — Local radio commentator Tag Wotherspoon and the crew at MIX 95.1 FM will be back on the air this weekend, broadcasting the first of several football games this […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a challenging return to 11-player football so far this season for the South Fork Cubs. The South Fork players have dropped a pair of games to […]
Racing returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this week for the first time in almost a month as the 2023 season begins to wind down. On Saturday, the local track will host […]
By Ray Hamill — Last year Del Norte dominated our Power Rankings all season long, holding the position from the opening week until the final game of the season. This year it […]
By Ray Hamill — Saturday’s season opener for College of the Redwoods was a little closer than it should have been, considering the opportunities the offense left on the field. But it […]
For the second straight weekend, the Hoopa Warriors had to travel for a scheduled home game. This time, however, the journey back home was more enjoyable. On Saturday afternoon, the Warriors got […]
Eureka’s Cruz Montana got his senior season off to an impressive start with a five-touchdown performance for Lewis & Clark on Saturday. However, it wasn’t enough for the Pioneers, who gave up […]
The Fortuna boys beat Arcata 1-0 in the championship game at the McKinleyville Invitational Soccer Tournament on Saturday. Jesus Vielma scored the only goal of the game, as the Huskies won for […]
By Ray Hamill — One of the most impressive aspects of Fortuna’s shutout win on Friday night was the balanced ground attack, with eight different players combining for more than 300 yards […]
By Ray Hamill — We’re now two weeks into the 2023 high school football season and so far two Big 4 teams are setting the standard for the H-DNL. The Fortuna Huskies […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies scored touchdowns on four of their five first-half possessions on their way to a comfortable 34-0 win over the Arcata Tigers at Husky Field on […]
St. Bernard’s Wyatt Simoni continued his outstanding start to the new season at Willits on Friday night, rushing for four touchdowns in a 33-10 win. The victory lifts the Crusaders to 2-0 […]
The Wildcats would not be denied against the Timberwolves on Friday night. Trailing by two touchdowns at halftime, Ferndale scored 22 unanswered points after the break on the way to a 28-20 […]
The Del Norte Warriors gave up two late touchdowns at Grants Pass on Friday night and ended up losing 20-6 after matching the Caveman stride for stride for much of the night. […]