By Ray Hamill — Halfway through their Big 5 volleyball schedule, the Eureka girls have established themselves as the team to beat this year. On Tuesday night, the Loggers ran out to […]
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.
The Tigers maintained their perfect start to the girls tennis season, defeating St. Bernard’s 6-0 at Arcata High on Tuesday. At No. 1 singles, freshman Aimee Reiner defeated St. Bernard’s senior Tenaya […]
College of the Redwoods split a soccer doubleheader at home to Feather River on Tuesday, with the women winning 4-1 and the men falling 6-2. The Redwoods women continued their impressive start […]
The Humboldt-Del Norte League cross country season continues this week, with the second meet of the campaign hosted by Arcata High on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Arcata girls are the overwhelming […]
The McKinleyville duo of Molly Citro and Phoebe Sundberg continued their season-long battle on the golf course on Monday, with another one-two finish. The fourth Humboldt-Del Norte League meet of the season […]
Both Olivia Stone and Joey Pontes turned in impressive performances for their respective teams last week, as they have been doing all season. And that gets them the nod for the first […]
By Ray Hamill — The weekend in prep football had a little bit of everything it seems. Two of the nine local teams suffered their first loss of the season, while three […]
By Ray Hamill — The long goodbye looks as if it will be a painful one in more ways than one for Humboldt State football fans. Three games into their final season […]
The Corsairs answered the call on Saturday. One week after getting blown out against Hartnell, College of the Redwoods responded in the best fashion possible, beating Contra Costa 44-13 at Community Stadium. […]
Mistakes proved costly for St. Bernard’s at Marin Catholic on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell 47-14 to the Wildcats. The visitors turned the ball over three times in the first half […]
The two frontrunners in the Humboldt-Del Norte League each won in boys soccer on Saturday. The Fortuna Huskies, who are unbeaten in league play and atop the standings, scored four times in […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka center backs took center stage at both ends of the field on Saturday, as the Loggers took a major step on the road toward retaining their […]
By Ray Hamill — Junior running back Kien Mazzotti scored three second-half touchdowns on Friday night, as the Arcata Tigers got the better of their closest rivals McKinleyville, 26-0 at the Redwood […]
The Loggers came through their toughest test of the season in relatively easy fashion on Friday, defeating visiting Lincoln High 34-22 at Albee Stadium. The Fighting Zebras, who feature a top Division-I […]
The Fortuna Huskies are making a habit of overcoming tough loses with big wins this season. On Friday night, they bounced back from last weekend’s loss at Tracy with an emphatic 62-32 […]
The Hoopa Valley Warriors opened the Little 4 with one of their most impressive wins in almost a quarter of a century on Friday night. The Warriors knocked off visiting Ferndale 36-26, […]
By Ray Hamill — Saturday’s local prep soccer action includes a couple of big games featuring top of the table teams. In girls’ action, the Eureka Loggers will try to take a […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods will look to get back on track in football this weekend, when the Corsairs open conference play at home to Contra Costa. The game […]
By Ray Hamill — After what has been a tumultuous summer to say the least, not to mention a disappointing start to the season, Humboldt State football returns to the Redwood Bowl […]
By Ray Hamill — The schedule will get substantially more challenging for the St. Bernard’s Crusaders over the second half of the season, beginning with a Saturday showdown at Marin Catholic. There […]