The Loggers continued to impress on the wrestling mats over the weekend with another strong early-season showing at the West Coast Women’s Tournament of Champions. The Eureka girls placed 10th out of […]
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.
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the North Coast. The iconic basketball team will appear at Lumberjack Arena on January 13, as part of their Pushing The Limits World Tour. […]
By Ray Hamill — This year’s Big 5 in girls basketball is shaping up to be quite a battle, and heading into the Christmas break all five teams will probably feel they […]
By Ray Hamill — Much like his team, senior guard Trevor Bell is enjoying a bit of a breakout season on the basketball court. On Saturday Bell was named tournament MVP at […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers sent out an early-season warning to their Big 5 opponents this weekend, sweeping all three of their games at the Logger Classic and displaying a […]
The H-DNL had a good day at a variety of tournaments on Saturday, with six of the eight boys basketball teams in action winning their games. At the Logger Classic, host Eureka […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies are fast establishing an identity this season, and building a lot of momentum ahead of January’s Big 5 opener. On Saturday they improved to 10-1, […]
The Eureka and St. Bernard’s girls each won on Saturday to close out the Lady Panther Classic and give themselves a little momentum heading into the Christmas break. The Loggers defeated Redding […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of local rivals played out a highly-entertaining game at the Lady Panther Classic at McKinleyville High on Friday afternoon, with Eureka edging out a 56-48 overtime […]
The Eureka Loggers will play for their own tournament championship on Saturday after getting the better of crosstown rivals St Bernard’s 65-35 in Friday night’s semifinal. The Loggers came storming out of […]
By Ray Hamill — Two of the best teams on the North Coast this season faced off at the Lady Panther Classic on Friday and they didn’t disappoint. In an intense matchup, […]
A pair of local teams will compete for the Lady Panther Classic championship on Saturday afternoon, after each won their semifinal matchups on a very entertaining day of action on Friday. McKinleyville […]
Cass Bell had to work a little harder for this one, but still managed to come out on top. Fighting at Bellator’s Salute to the Troops in Hawaii on Friday night, the […]
By Ray Hamill — Many St. Bernard’s fans might not like to hear it, but the H-DNL has voted to keep the Crusaders football team in the Big 4 for the next […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies are not backing down from anyone. On Thursday afternoon they opened the Lady Panther Classic with another hard-fought win, edging out a good St. Bernard’s […]
The Eureka and St. Bernard’s boys will play for a place in the championship game of the Logger Classic on Friday night after each took care of business in their tourney openers […]
The Eureka Loggers dropped their opening game at the Lady Panther Classic on Thursday night, falling 51-46 to Yreka. In other tournament action, both Fortuna and McKinleyville each advanced to the semifinals, […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt County’s own green monster will be hoping to pack some Hawaiian punch on Friday night, as he looks to continue what has been a remarkable run for […]
An inexperienced Panthers boys basketball team has struggled this season in terms of wins and losses, but head coach Sonny Tripp feels the best is yet to come from this year’s team. […]
By Ray Hamill — This year’s Fortuna Huskies are fast forging their own identity on the basketball court. One year on from their history-setting season, the Fortuna boys are off to a […]