Check out one of Payton Harbin’s eight interceptions above … By Ray Hamill — Several H-DNL football players feature at or near the top in multiple statistical categories in the North Coast […]
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 fact that a program of Santa Rosa’s stature is willing to come up to play College of the Redwoods in men’s basketball tells us plenty about how far the Corsairs have […]
Seniors Ella Owsley and Daniel Shaver both set PRs on their way to winning an H-DNL cross country championship at the Arcata Marsh last weekend. Eureka’s Shaver saved his best for last […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers remain on course for a second straight North Coast Section championship in girls soccer after beating McKinleyville 3-0 in Wednesday night’s semifinal at Albee Stadium. […]
By Ray Hamill — Ever since the St. Bernard’s Crusaders switched to the Big 4 before the 2018 season, there has been no shortage of debate as to whether or not they […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL champions fell just shy in their bid for a place in this year’s North Coast Section Division-1 boys soccer championship game after losing in heartbreaking fashion […]
By Ray Hamill — Once again The Arcata Tigers have put themselves in position to make some school history. On Wednesday afternoon, they qualified for the North Coast Section Division-I girls soccer […]
It’s safe to say it was s successful debut campaign for the Northern Humboldt Steelheads 10Us. The young Steelheads capped a perfect year with their fourth tournament championship in four tournaments at […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a season full of ups and downs and twists and turns, but there has been one constant all fall. The Del Norte Warriors were the best […]
By Ray Hamill — Wednesday will be a busy one for H-DNL teams in the North Coast Section soccer playoffs, with six local teams involved in four semifinals. Three of those four […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s cross country team had its best ever showing at the NorCal championships over the weekend, placing fourth as a team and advancing to next week’s state […]
The Jacks came into the new rugby season with high hopes and they have not disappointed so far. The Cal Poly Humboldt men closed out s short regular season with a fourth […]
By Ray Hamill — Zac Claus and Drew Gillette will make their University of Puget Sound debuts on ESPN. The two former Fortuna High and College of the Redwoods standouts transferred to […]
The Corsairs had mixed fortunes at their season-opening basketball tournaments over the weekend, with the men winning all three of their games at Napa and the women dropping all three of theirs […]
The McKinleyville girls set up a rematch with a familiar foe on Saturday after a 2-0 win at Middletown in the North Coast Section Division-1 soccer playoffs. The Panthers will now play […]
By Ray Hamill — Seven of the nine H-DNL varsity teams have been included in the North Coast Section football playoff brackets, although only one of them will host in the opening […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL is guaranteed a sweep of the North Coast Section titles in fall girls soccer for the second straight year. Just one day after St. Bernard’s won […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders are headed to the North Coast Section playoffs. On Saturday, St. Bernard’s defeated Eureka 7-6 in what was a must-win game at Crusader Field, rallying from […]
The Corsairs are maturing on the football field week by week and they continue to be one of the stories of the season. On Saturday afternoon, a very young College of the […]
The No. 3 seeded Arcata Tigers kept their hopes of a first-ever North Coast Section championship alive with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Clear Lake in Saturday’s Division-1 girls soccer quarterfinals. The […]