By Ray Hamill — The UFC now includes the Unbeatable Fighting Cosces. On Tuesday night, the two brothers won their fights at the Dana White Contender Series in Las Vegas with impressive […]
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.
Louis Cosce capped a magical night for local MMA with a dominating victory over Victor Reyna at the Dana White Contender Series in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Following his older brother Orion’s […]
Tuesday night got off to a flying start for local MMA fans, when Orion Cosce won his fight at the Dana White Contender Series in Las Vegas. Cosce handed Matt Dixon his […]
By Ray Hamill — Local MMA fans and fighters have been dreaming of this day for a while, never faltering in their belief it was only a matter of time. On Tuesday […]
By Ray Hamill — Tuesday night’s big fights at the Dana White Contender Series featuring local pros Orion and Louis Cosce can be accessed through ESPN Plus. Louis (6-0) will headline the […]
By Ray Hamill — Orion and Louis Cosce both made weight on Monday morning, ahead of Tuesday night’s big fights at the Dana White Contender Series in Las Vegas. The two local […]
Dustin Walters paced the field in the opening round of the Upstate Bombers Series at a hot Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Walters took the lead midway through the 50-lap feature […]
By Ray Hamill — With construction on the new Arcata High sports fields now under way, one student athlete has found a way to keep the community updated. Junior Nick Parker, who […]
By Ray Hamill — The Cosce brothers touched down in Las Vegas on Saturday, just three days ahead of their big fights in the Dana White Contender Series. Orion and Louis, both […]
By Ray Hamill — Louis Cosce and his trainer Brian Wilson both paid tribute to striking coach Brian Blackburn ahead of Tuesday’s big MMA fight in the Dana White Contender Series. Blackburn […]
By Ray Hamill — There are still some logistics to hammer out when it comes to the upcoming high school sports calendar, but the H-DNL appears to have made the best decision […]
By Ray Hamill — With their big fights on the Dana White Contender Series now just a few days away, Orion and Louis Cosce have been busy on the media circuit, and […]
Racing returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend, with the third event of the season, which will include the first of two races this summer for the Upstate Bombers Series. The […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt Eagles head coach Matt Tomlin this week paid tribute to what he described as a special group of players after an outstanding summer season for the local […]
By Ray Hamill — As was widely expected, the Humboldt-Del Norte League voted on Wednesday morning to approve a three-season sports model for the upcoming school year, breaking away from the state-wide […]
Humboldt State’s Amelia Wagoner has been named as the university’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Wagoner, who graduated this past May with a Bachelor’s Degree in History Education […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us lost 5-1 to the Medford Mustangs on Sunday afternoon in the championship game at the season-concluding West Coast Invitational Baseball Classic in Grants Pass. After winning their semifinal […]
By Ray Hamill — Former McKinleyville standout Bryce Petersen says he’s looking to find the good in a tough situation after receiving the news on Saturday that the Mid-American Conference has suspended […]
Parker Rodgers drove in the winning run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday morning to send the Humboldt Eagles 19Us into the championship game at […]
Lane Thrap broke a 2-2 deadlock with a two-RBI single in the top of the seventh, as the Humboldt Eagles maintained their perfect start to the West Coast Invitational Baseball Classic in […]