Both College of the Redwoods basketball teams dropped their games on Saturday. The CR men lost for the second time in three days at the Napa Valley tournament, falling 86-72 to Diablo […]
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 — As expected, six local teams have been included in the North Coast Section football playoffs, four of which will open at home next weekend. The highest seed for […]
By Ray Hamill — The wait is finally over. On Saturday night, the St. Bernard’s Crusaders ended a 37-year-old North Coast Section championship drought for the H-DNL in volleyball, securing this year’s […]
By Ray Hamill — The dragon is back. On Saturday night, the Eureka girls got some payback for their only defeat of the season with a 4-0 win over rival Arcata in […]
A 32-6 win at De Anza on Saturday has the Corsairs on the verge of another bowl game, and perhaps even another home bowl game. College of the Redwoods showed no ill […]
By Ray Hamill — The Big 4 ended in a three-way tie for the championship after St. Bernard’s comfortably took care of business against Eureka at Crusader Field on Saturday afternoon. A […]
One day after a disappointing season opener against Sacramento City, the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team bounced back to record their first win of the season at the Napa Valley […]
A trio of newcomers enjoyed impressive debuts for a shorthanded College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team in a loss at powerhouse Santa Rosa on Friday. Playing without some of their players […]
By Ray Hamill — Playing without one of their best players in their most important game of the season, the Fortuna Huskies rose to the challenge on Friday night and defeated Del […]
By Ray Hamill — Here we go again. Little 4 rivals St. Bernard’s and Ferndale will face off for a fourth time this season on the biggest stage of all on Wednesday […]
A 2-0 win over Sonoma State in women’s soccer on Thursday has secured a playoff spot for Cal Poly Humboldt. The Jacks are seeded No. 5 for the California Collegiate Athletic Association […]
By Ray Hamill — Getting off to a fast start could be key for the St. Bernard’s girls on Saturday night, as they look to end a 37-year championship drought for H-DNL […]
The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball season tipped off the new season with a 92-72 loss to Sacramento City at the Napa Valley tournament on Thursday night. The Corsairs, who came […]
By Ray Hamill — It was certainly a successful start to the North Coast Section soccer playoffs for the H-DNL contingent this week, but that’s nothing more than what we expected. Of […]
By Ray Hamill — After featuring as the No. 3 team in our weekly Power Rankings all season, the Del Norte Warriors made their move this past weekend with their first statement […]
By Ray Hamill — Tennis, football, soccer and volleyball are all represented in this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes and Team of the Week, sponsored as always by College of the Redwoods Athletics. […]
By Ray Hamill — The local high school football regular season concludes this weekend with two pivotal games in the Big 4. Both showdowns could have a big say in the championship […]
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders will play for a first-ever North Coast Section championship in volleyball after winning their Division-6 semifinal on Wednesday night. The Crusaders, who are seeded No. 1, defeated No. […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a busy night for the H-DNL in the North Coast Section soccer playoffs on Wednesday with six teams in action. And it was a good night […]
By Ray Hamill — Are you ready for some basketball? The new local season officially tips off on Thursday when the College of the Redwoods men travel to play Sacramento City at […]