By Ray Hamill — Three H-DNL teams will play for a North Coast Section championship in basketball this weekend, and the good news for local fans is that you will be able […]
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 — Lane Thrap is hanging out in some pretty elite company these days. The St. Bernard’s standout closed out his junior campaign on the basketball court last weekend, and […]
Both College of the Redwoods basketball teams lost their season finales at Butte on Wednesday. The CR men fell 79-44, while the women lost 67-58. Jose Macaraeg led the CR men offensively […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a wild night of action for local teams in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs on Wednesday, with several close games in the semifinal round, as […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies are going where no other Fortuna boys basketball team has ever gone before. On Friday night, they’ll play for a North Coast Section title for the […]
Top-seeded Salesian proved too hot to handle for the Eureka girls in North Coast Section Division-III basketball action on Wednesday night, pulling away in the second half for a comfortable 61-35 win […]
The Crusaders secured a place in this weekend’s North Coast Section Division-V girls basketball championship game with a hard-fought 38-35 win over University at home on Wednesday night. “Tonight was a tremendous […]
The Del Norte Warriors will compete for a Division-IV NCS title in girls basketball for the first time, after taking care of a dangerous Lick-Wilmerding team by a score of 47-42 in […]
The Hoopa Valley boys were unable to keep up with the No. 1 ranked Division-V team in the state on Wednesday, falling 82-58 to Stuart Hall in an NCS playoff game at […]
Humboldt State men’s rugby played an exhibition match against one of the top programs in the nation on Saturday, in preparation of a key upcoming league game. The Jacks traveled to Saint […]
By Ray Hamill — Despite a troublesome season on the men’s and women’s basketball courts, the College of the Redwoods sophomores are closing out with a bang. All four of them were […]
By Ray Hamill — And then there were five. A total of 14 Humboldt-Del Norte League teams qualified for this season’s North Coast Section basketball playoffs, but that number has been whittled […]
By Ray Hamill — In what was a wonderful gesture this past week, the Eureka High Student Athlete Advisory Council reached out to a rival school with a random act of kindness, […]
John Smith hit the winning basket with just five seconds remaining, as the Hoopa Valley boys defeated Head-Royce 46-45 on Monday night and secured a place in next week’s NorCal tournament. The […]
By Ray Hamill — Fresh off her big weekend at the North Coast Section wrestling championships, Eureka’s Aracely Rendon was seeded No. 8 on Monday for this week’s state tournament. Rendon, who […]
Former Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner is making quite an impression with his new team. Gardner rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday as pro football returned to San […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors have an ace up their sleeve for Monday’s North Coast Section rematch with Head-Royce. Or two of them to be more precise. The Division-V quarterfinal […]
Eureka’s Aracely Rendon led an impressive local charge at this weekend’s North Coast Section wrestling championships, taking home her second individual crown. Rendon placed first at 189 pounds, and will be one […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies have been putting up points for fun all season. On Saturday, they won with a different formula, defeating Big 5 rivals Del Norte in the […]
There were were mixed results for St. Bernard’s in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs on Saturday night, with the girls team marching on after a another dominating victory, and the boys […]