The McKinleyville Panthers responded to their first loss of the season by beating Shasta 6-1 in their second game at the Wolfpack Invitational at Shasta on Friday. Earlier in the day, the […]
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.
It wasn’t their best performance of the season, but the St. Bernard’s girls managed to pull out a win on Senior day, defeating Ferndale 10-8 on Friday. The visiting Wildcats rallied with […]
The Arcata Tigers remained well in the hunt for the Big 5 title with a doubleheader sweep at home to Del Norte on Friday, winning comfortably 10-1 and 11-2. The Tigers took […]
It was a disappointing day in both softball and baseball for College of the Redwoods, with the women dropping both ends of a doubleheader against Shasta, and the men losing a close […]
By Ray Hamill — The two-time defending North Coast Section champions will begin the 2019 football season with three straight road games, including a challenging opener at Cardinal Newman in late August. […]
Competitive balance appears to be alive and well in the Humboldt-Del Norte League when it comes to track and field, with five different schools claiming a first-place team finish over the first […]
By Ray Hamill — The season just keeps getting better for former Fortuna High standout Jenna Christensen, who this week was named Kanas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball player of the week for the […]
Arcata’s Leo Janzen will represent the Humboldt-Del Norte League in the North Coast Section boys singles tennis championships after winning the league title at No. 1 singles on Wednesday. Janzen, who has […]
By Ray Hamill — No surprise to see the McKinleyville girls take over top spot in the North Coast Section MaxPreps Division-IV softball rankings after a three-game sweep of No. 4 Arcata […]
The Eureka bats came to play on Wednesday, as the Loggers won for the second time in two days, comfortably taking care of business at home to Fortuna by a score of […]