By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders found a way to frustrate a high-scoring Loggers offense in foggy conditions on Wednesday, but ultimately they were unable to stop them. Playing their second game […]
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 — The Corsairs will be without a pair of big playmakers when they host an in-form Yuba team in their home finale on Saturday. Redwoods is looking to end […]
No. 1 seed Fortuna advanced to the Humboldt-Del Norte League tournament championship with a 5-0 win at home to Eureka on Wednesday. The Huskies kept their unbeaten run against North Coast opposition […]
It was a disappointing night on the volleyball courts for a pair of Big 5 teams on Wednesday, with Arcata and Del Norte both bowing out of the North Coast Section playoffs […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods will tip off the basketball season with its men’s and women’s alumni games on Friday night. The women’s game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., […]
The emergence of Collin Stockwell as an elite Humboldt-Del Norte League cross country runner has given the Fortuna Huskies a boost in their bid for an elusive league championship this year. Stockwell […]
By Ray Hamill — Visiting No. 3 seed Acalanes overwhelmed No. 14 Eureka in straight sets to open the North Coast Section Division-III volleyball playoffs on Tuesday night. The Dons won 25-19, […]
By Ray Hamill — If the opening round of the Humboldt-Del Norte League Tournament in soccer is any indication, it’s going to be an exciting week. Two of Tuesday’s three opening-round games […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata girls comfortably advanced to play No. 2 seed Fortuna in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Tournament, with an 8-0 win at home to Del Norte on Tuesday. […]
Senior Molly Citro shot a round of 80 at the Peacock Gap Golf Course in San Rafael on Monday to lead the Panthers to a second straight North Coast Section Division-II title […]