By Ray Hamill — There were so many great moments and plays from the three weekend games, but one play in particular stood out on Saturday night. With the Eureka Loggers pinned […]
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.
1 — Huskies make a statement Playing against a young McKinleyville team, the Fortuna Huskies turned in the most impressive performance of the weekend. They scored on their opening play from scrimmage, […]
By Ray Hamill — H-DNL football returned to the North Coast over the weekend, with three games played, two of them close exciting affairs. In addition to the overtime thriller between Eureka […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s safe to say Hayden Bode and the Eureka Loggers are happy to be back playing football. And it’s safe to say Andrew Haraldson will remember his first-ever […]
By Ray Hamill — The only drawback about Saturday night’s game in Fortuna is that there wasn’t more fans allowed attend. For those who were lucky enough to see the game, the […]
By Ray Hamill — It wasn’t the matchup we were expecting to see this weekend, but it was one that anyone in attendance won’t forget anytime soon. Especially the Eureka Loggers. In […]
By Ray Hamill — The defending H-DNL champions are showing no signs of slowing down. On Saturday, both the Fortuna boys and girls continued their fast start to the new season with […]
Another weekend, another huge performance from Hailey Dolcini. On Saturday, the former Fortuna pitcher tossed a no-hitter against San Jose State to lead the Fresno State Bulldogs to a 9-0 win in […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors finally returned to football practice this week, as they get set for their season opener in two weeks. And, according to new head coach Floyd […]
By Ray Hamill — With a just a couple of days remaining before the listings are officially closed, there has been plenty of interest in the two open head coach positions at […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka boys responded to Wednesday’s opening loss to Del Norte with some better finishing on Saturday, on the way to a 2-0 win at McKinleyville in H-DNL […]
By Ray Hamill — It didn’t take the Fortuna Huskies long to strike on Friday night, scoring their first touchdown on the opening play from scrimmage. The Huskies would go on to […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats handed the St. Bernard’s Crusaders a rare shutout on Friday, as H-DNL football returned to the North Coast. The Cats had numerous big performers in […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies could very well be the team to beat on the North Coast this season. It certainly looked that way in Friday night’s opener at McKinleyville, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats’ first pass attempt of the season was a special one. Midway through the second quarter of Friday’s 12-0 win at St. Bernard’s, the Christiansen brothers […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats got the new football season off to an impressive start on Friday afternoon, grinding out a gritty 12-0 win at St. Bernard’s. A mixture of […]
The College of the Redwoods men held off Butte College to win the team competition at Thursday’s “Beat COVID 21” cross country meet, which was hosted by the Corsairs. Kyle Byrne finished […]
By Ray Hamill — State officials announced on Friday morning that cheer squads will be permitted at games after all, reversing a controversial decision from earlier in the week. The H-DNL also […]
By Ray Hamill — H-DNL fans were handed some bad news ahead of this weekend’s season-opening football games, when it was announced that the state will allow only one spectator per player […]
By Ray Hamill — The Loggers were clearly chomping at the bit. Playing their first soccer game in 16 months on Wednesday afternoon, the Eureka girls came storming out of the gate […]