By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers turned in a near perfect first-half performance at Albee Stadium on Friday night, on the way to a comprehensive 62-14 win over Foothill. The win […]
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 Arcata Tigers got their first win of the season in a frustrating game at Willits on Friday night, while the Del Norte Warriors continued to roll with their fourth straight win. […]
By Ray Hamill — A high-octane Corsairs offense will be tested this weekend, when they travel to Gilroy to play Gavilan College on Saturday afternoon. College of the Redwoods racked up an […]
Both Ferndale and Arcata got the Humboldt-Del Norte League off to a flying start in girls soccer, while Eureka came away from Fortuna with a key win. League play got under way […]
By Ray Hamill — One of the most enduring rivalries in North Coast sports takes center stage this weekend, with the annual Milk Can showdown between Ferndale and Fortuna. Saturday’s game will […]
By Ray Hamill — The final event of the Redwood Acres Raceway season will be held this weekend, with Mic Moulton holding onto a slender lead as he tries to clinch his […]
The McKinleyville Panthers posted one of their biggest wins in some time with a 69-6 victory at Elsie Allen in Santa Rosa on Thursday night. Having had to endure almost two years […]
By Ray Hamill — Eight of the nine local prep football teams will be in action on Friday and Saturday, with four of them looking to keep their unbeaten start to the season […]
By Ray Hamill — For Eureka, it all begins in the trenches. Through the opening three games, all wins, the Loggers have featured a dynamic offense that has outscored three (quality) opponents […]
By Ray Hamill — After back-to-back blowouts over Little 4 opposition for the Crusaders, few people will be giving Hoopa Valley much chance of upsetting the odds at St. Bernard’s this Saturday. […]
By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs will look to continue their fast start to the season in football at Round Valley this weekend. The Cubs are 2-0 with victories over […]
By Ray Hamill — Both College of the Redwoods soccer teams will be on the road this weekend, as each looks to establish some momentum early in the campaign under new coaches. […]
The Corsairs got their first win of the season in volleyball on Wednesday night, running out to a 3-1 victory (23-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-17) at Mendocino College in Ukiah. And College of […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s a long way from Hoopa Valley to Wisconsin, but it’s a trip Orion Cosce has gladly made, and one he’ll gladly make again. Cosce, a former standout wrestler […]
By Ray Hamill — A well-taken Jasa Sisemore goal midway through the first half proved to be the difference in a close-fought girls soccer matchup at St. Bernard’s on Wednesday, as the […]
By Ray Hamill — Just six days after posting their first win of the season, the McKinleyville Panthers will try to make it two in a row with a rare Thursday night […]
The Arcata girls tennis team got the season off to a winning start over the weekend, defeating St. Bernard’s 7-0. They followed that with a 5-2 victory over McKinleyville on Tuesday to […]
A young College of the Redwoods volleyball team suffered a pair of losses at the Cougar Classic over the weekend, falling in straight games to Alameda and Los Positas in Alameda. It […]
Jenkins nets game winner for HSU women The Humboldt State women’s soccer team bounced back from an opening-day loss to shut out Dominican University 1-0 on the road Saturday afternoon. “Today was […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs dropped their season opener against Monterey Peninsula College at the Redwood Bowl on Saturday afternoon, falling 41-34 in an entertaining affair. The loss was obviously a […]