The St. Bernard’s Crusaders tried something different on Friday night, and it worked. After struggling to get their offense going against Ferndale a week ago, head coach Matt Tomlin and his staff […]
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 — The H-DNL announced this week that the league volleyball season will begin on Monday, with seven teams scheduled to compete. The season will be just three weeks long, […]
By Ray Hamill — The most anticipated game of the weekend will take place at Ferndale High on Saturday afternoon, when the Wildcats welcome the Fortuna Huskies to Coach Carlson Field for […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers and McKinleyville Panthers have plenty in common as they get set to face off in football under the Friday night lights this weekend. Not only […]
By Ray Hamill — Here’s hoping week two of the H-DNL football season is as entertaining as week one. The action gets under way with a pair of games on Friday night, […]
UPDATE – Flagler lost the semifinal, 77-46. By Ray Hamill — Thomas Nelson and the Flagler College men’s basketball team has reached the Final Four of the NCAA Division-II basketball tournament. Nelson, a […]
By Ray Hamill — Three local baseball standouts have been named to the prestigious Rawlings and Perfect Game 2021 preseason Underclass All-American list, which was announced this week. St. Bernard’s juniors Nick […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors returned to the practice field on Wednesday afternoon as they get set for their season opener against Arcata on Saturday night. The players have […]
By Ray Hamill — Ethan Gyenis scored for the second straight game to lead the Arcata Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Eureka Loggers in H-DNL boys soccer on Wednesday. The one […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka freshman Lila Ekholdt continued her impressive start to the new season on Wednesday, scoring the only goal in a key H-DNL girls soccer matchup against Arcata. The […]
By Ray Hamill — Locals Ethan Fischel and Kokko Figueiredo each hit successfully in three of four games over the weekend, as their respective teams split four-game series in college baseball. Figueiredo, […]
By Ray Hamill — Hailey Dolcini capped a big weekend on the softball diamond with a season-high in strikeouts on Sunday, helping Fresno State to a three-game sweep over San Jose State. After […]
By Ray Hamill — One of the most anticipated games of any season here on the North Coast will be even more so this year after everything both teams have gone through […]
By Ray Hamill — With spectators still limited at high school sporting events, two of this weekend’s four games will be broadcast live on local radio. On Saturday afternoon, Tag Wotherspoon and […]
A new-look McKinleyville girls soccer team is off to an impressive start this season, with victories in their opening two games. On Monday they had to battle back twice on the way […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats and Eureka Loggers are well represented on this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes and Teams of the Week. In football, seniors Lane Branstetter and Hayden Bode […]
Hunter Blevins shot a 79 to lead the field in the latest round of H-DNL boys golf on Monday, as the Eureka Loggers won for the third time in three league meets. […]
Former Humboldt State women’s soccer standout Katelin Talbert, is going pro. On Monday, Talbert signed a professional contract with FHingar out of Finland “Throughout Katelin’s career at Humboldt State, we saw her […]
The Arcata Tigers continued to dominate the opposition in girls tennis on Tuesday, defeating Eureka 7-0 to go to 4-0 on the young season. At No. 1 singles, Aimee Reiner defeated Eureka’s […]
Humboldt State softball returns on Thursday, when the Jacks open a 32-game season, all of which will be played on the road. This will be the first time that the HSU women […]