By Ray Hamill — Some teams are refusing to give up on their playoff ambitions as easily as the North Coast Section apparently did. On Monday, three high profile Bay Area coaches […]
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 North Coast Section cross country championships are scheduled to go ahead at Hayward on Tuesday, as long as the air quality remains within the required levels. On […]
By Ray Hamill — Football teams throughout the North Coast Section continue to search for a solution to the scheduling crisis, with another proposal on Monday to avoid a coin toss deciding […]
College of the Redwoods sophomore Maria Overton closed out her Corsairs cross country career on Saturday, with a strong showing at the state meet. Overton, from Del Camp High School in Sacramento, […]
By Ray Hamill — The growing culture of MMA here on the North Coast was evident in all its glory at the Bear River Casino on Saturday night. And in terms of […]
By Ray Hamill — A couple of little changes have led to big success for the Northern Humboldt Steelheads 13U baseball team this year. The Steelheads closed out an impressive fall season […]
Austin Moore of the Lost Boys gym in Arcata provided the highlight of the night at the Bear River Casino fight night on Saturday, with a knockout in the first round of […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt-Del Norte League cross country runners who qualified for the section meet will have to wait a few more days to compete after the races were postponed […]
By Ray Hamill — The North Coast Section has been offered yet another alternative to overcome the backlog of playoff games and avoid a coin toss deciding who moves on from the […]
By Ray Hamill — The North Coast Section could have avoided this week’s mess but failed to do so, and the schools in the Bay Area have allowed them to get away […]