The Corsairs are making a habit of playing close games this year. Unfortunately, not all of them are going their way. On Saturday afternoon, College of the Redwoods saw a blistering start […]
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 — Lyndsee Brewer is being kept busy these days, but she’s embracing the challenge. The sophomore goalie has developed into a solid last line of defense for the South […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats pulled out a thrilling 45-38 win over Arcata at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night, scoring the winning touchdown with a little over a minute […]
By Ray Hamill — The Little 4 got off to a flying start at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night, with Arcata and Ferndale serving up a thriller to kick off conference […]
The Eureka Loggers will head into their bye week with plenty of momentum after claiming a third straight win in football on Friday night, 27-0 at Ukiah. Offensively, it took the Loggers […]
Hoopa made it two straight wins in football with a big offensive showing against visiting McKinleyville on Friday night, opening the Little 4 with a 40-27 victory. And they needed it against […]
Levi Cox Cooley ran for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Del Norte Warriors got back to winning ways and took the first of two games against Fortuna this […]
By Ray Hamill — Josie Peterson appears to be adapting quite well to her new surroundings. The St. Bernard’s senior, who is a volleyball, basketball and softball standout, joined the soccer team this […]
By Ray Hamill — A pivotal H-DNL girls soccer showdown in the race to keep pace with the Eureka Loggers has been rescheduled for Monday. Fortuna and Arcata, the two teams most […]
The McKinleyville Panthers got back to winning ways with a straight sets win in H-DNL volleyball at Fortuna on Thursday night. The Panthers won 26-24, 25-14, 25-16. With the win, the Mack […]
By Ray Hamill — The poll results are in and the North Coast has spoken, St. Bernard’s is looking pretty good right now. Earlier this week, we asked you which of the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies will look to get back on track when they travel to Del Norte on Friday night to face a tough Warriors team. The Huskies, who […]
McKinleyville’s Phoebe Sundberg pushed Arcata’s Avary Henry all the way in girls golf on Thursday, but the latter held on for a one-stroke lead to stretch her advantage in the season standings. […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka head coach Jason White will hand an historic start to freshman Magnum West on the offensive line this weekend, as the Loggers head to Ukiah to take […]
By Ray Hamill — There was a moment in Wednesday’s pivotal H-DNL boys soccer game at McKinleyville where it appeared to be getting away from the home team. Head coach Ryne Deppe […]
By Ray Hamill — The Little 4 kicks off this weekend, with all four teams in action, while Fortuna travels to Del Norte for a non-league showdown and Eureka plays at Ukiah. […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka junior Keylei Carroll was at it again on Wednesday, scoring another quality goal, this time with her feet. The Loggers defender netted a brilliant header to seal […]
By Ray Hamill — Local fight fans can expect a packed night of action at the upcoming Cher-Ae Heights Casino fight night, with 17 fights scheduled for the inaugural event. The Combat […]
By Ray Hamill — The future of H-DNL cross country is in good hands. On Wednesday at Arcata High, the newest crop of local prep cross country stars competed in the second […]
By Ray Hamill — The best team in the H-DNL may just have gotten better. At the very least, the return of sophomore defender Payton Goodman has given Eureka girls soccer head […]