By Ray Hamill — It appears as if the Humboldt-Del Norte League is ready to make some noise in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs. At least according to the latest MaxPreps […]
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 — Both Dick Niclai championship games will take place at HSU’s Lumberjack Arena on Friday night, with the girls getting things under way at 6 p.m., followed by the […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers will hold their alumni football game against rivals Arcata on Saturday March 30. The game, which is fast becoming an annual event, will be played […]
Del Norte and South Fork each exploded offensively in the second half on the way to winning their games in the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament on Tuesday night. South Fork scored 49 […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Kayla Bonomini helped the Shasta Knights move one step closer to a conference title in women’s basketball over the weekend. Bonomini, a 2017 Eureka High […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of standout sophomores led their respective teams with some big performances on the basketball court this past week, while one local wrestling team continued its inspirational […]
The Humboldt State men’s rugby team kicked off its 45th season in style on Saturday, defeating visiting University of the Pacific 38-0 at the Redwood Bowl. The Jacks came into the new […]
College of the Redwoods dropped three games in baseball at Hartnell over the weekend, including a disappointing one-run loss in the opener. The Corsairs rallied late in Friday’s opener to score three […]
With six wins in their past seven games, the Humboldt State women are building momentum on the basketball court. They also moved up an impressive three spots in this week’s D2SIDA West […]
The Eureka girls got the better of McKinleyville 58-31 in their opening Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament matchup on Monday night, advancing to play St. Bernard’s in Wednesday’s semifinal. The Hoopa Valley girls […]