By Ray Hamill — Maddie Costa is making a habit of playing well against Eureka. The St. Bernard’s goalkeeper had another spectacular performance against the high-flying Eureka offense on Wednesday, stopping 21 […]
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 final weekend of the regular season serves up a handful of highly anticipated games, none more so than the showdown in Fortuna between the two best high […]
By Ray Hamill — There will be more than just a league title up for grabs at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night. There’s also North Coast Section positioning on the line, […]
The Fortuna girls set up a rematch with league champions Eureka in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Tournament this weekend, after a 3-1 win at home to Arcata in Thursday’s semifinal. The No. […]
By Ray Hamill — The Warriors will be looking for some momentum heading into the postseason, while the Panthers will be looking for a first league win, when the two teams meet […]
College of the Redwoods turned in a disappointing performance on the volleyball court Thursday evening, losing in three sets at Siskiyous. The home team secured the conference sweep over the Corsairs, winning […]
By Ray Hamill — The Six Rivers Youth Football playoffs get under way this weekend, with three games at both Ferndale and McKinleyville high schools on a packed day of action on […]
By Ray Hamill — Several Humboldt-Del Norte League football players are featured among the statistical leaders in the North Coast Section, including St. Bernard’s quarterback Will Omey. Omey leads all NCS divisions […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders found a way to frustrate a high-scoring Loggers offense in foggy conditions on Wednesday, but ultimately they were unable to stop them. Playing their second game […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs will be without a pair of big playmakers when they host an in-form Yuba team in their home finale on Saturday. Redwoods is looking to end […]