By Ray Hamill — The Huskies left it late on Wednesday evening, scoring the tying goal two minutes from time on a wonderful Sergio Marquez free kick. Marquez somehow managed to get […]
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 — Junior striker Aubrie Hall scored twice in a come-from-behind win at McKinleyville on Wednesday, as the Huskies remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-2 win in girls’ […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers swept a pair of games at St. Bernard’s on Wednesday, with the girls winning 5-1 and the boys winning 7-0. Del Norte also swept a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies have yet to meet their match in girls soccer this season, and they’ve yet to play a complete game. On Wednesday, slow starts continued to […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies scored an unlikely goal with less than two minutes remaining at McKinleyville on Wednesday to sneak a tie against a very determined Panthers team and keep […]
By Ray Hamill — North Coast football fans are being offered an alternative to the traditional network commentaries for NFL games this season, and it might just be the start of a […]
The Arcata Tigers will host their eighth annual A.H.S. Athletics Golf Tournament at Beau Pre Golf Course on October 12. All funds raised from the event will go towards Arcata High athletics. […]
The Arcata Tigers continued their unbeaten start to league play in both volleyball and tennis on Tuesday. In volleyball, the Tigers traveled to Eureka and came away with a straight sets win, […]
By Ray Hamill — Soccer and cross country take center stage in this week’s Athletes and Team of the Week, with a couple of high-scoring junior standouts getting the nod along with […]
By Ray Hamill — A Sarah Killfoil penalty kick five minutes from time proved to be the difference in a key H-DNL girls soccer matchup on Monday, as the Fortuna Huskies snuck […]
By Ray Hamill — Fasten your seat belts, if opening night was any indication this year’s Little 4 is going to be a thrilling ride. On Friday night, Arcata, Ferndale, Hoopa and […]
By Ray Hamill — It was an interesting weekend for local football for several reasons. The Little 4 got off to scintillating start, with 21 touchdowns and 150 points combined between the […]
The Eureka boys continued to show why they’re legitimate challengers in the H-DNL this year with a team win in cross country at Saturday’s Clam Beach Invitational. Fortuna’s Collin Stockwell took first […]
The Cubs made a statement of intent on Saturday night, winning a crucial game at home to Stuart Hall, 44-40. It was the first time the Cubs have managed to get the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers appear to be coming together at a good time. On Saturday, they defeated close rivals McKinleyville 7-1 in girls soccer at Arcata High, improving to […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers may have lost their Little 4 opener on Friday night, but it wasn’t because of a lack of offense. Numerous players stepped up in a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers got back to winning ways in boys soccer on Saturday, coming away from Del Norte with a hard-fought 3-2 win. The victory ends a two-game […]
By Ray Hamill — The Cats are one of the big stories of 2019 in North Coast football. On Friday night, they came from behind twice in the second half on the […]
By Ray Hamill — Friday was a good night for some local JV football squads, with big wins for Eureka, Del Norte and McKinleyville. The Loggers won 26-0 at Ukiah, giving Eureka […]
College of the Redwoods had mixed fortunes over the weekend, with the Corsairs losing another close one in football, and the CR women winning for the second straight weekend on the volleyball […]