The Arcata Tigers took two major steps toward repeating as champions of the Humboldt-Del Norte League in boys tennis on Tuesday. An impressive Arcata squad remained unbeaten in league play, winning two […]
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 — A former Logger and a current Crusader are coming off big weeks on the softball and baseball fields, respectively, and that earns them our Athletes of the Week […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies have a lot to live up to on the baseball fields this spring. The school is in the midst of a sports year for the […]
By Ray Hamill — Camrin Dolcini is taking her pole vault career to new heights. On Tuesday afternoon, the Fortuna senior signed a letter of intent to join the Chico State track […]
It was a tough opening weekend for Hoopa Valley in baseball, although the Warriors grew stronger over their three games. The Hoopa boys, who were playing at the Fort Bragg tournament on […]
So far this season, the McKinleyville Panthers are living up to expectations and taking care of business. On Saturday, they maintained their perfect start to the season with two more wins on […]
Three local teams are off to a flying start in baseball and softball this season, with all three sweeping doubleheaders on Saturday to remain undefeated. At McKinleyville High, the Panthers won their […]
Arcata’s Addison Childs and Del Norte’s Zach Lor played the most exciting match of the day at Arcata High on Saturday, as the Tigers continued to dominate with another 9-0 win in […]
By Ray Hamill — If you want to put the 2018/19 local high school basketball season into perspective, think about it this way — this year we had the most successful Big […]
The College of the Redwoods baseball team ended a nine-game losing streak with a 9-6 win at Shasta on Saturday to close out a three-game weekend series. James Garcia capped a big […]
The Tigers are off to an impressive start this season, capping a three-win weekend with a doubleheader sweep at Kelseyville on Saturday. The Tigers, who are now 5-0, won 13-8 and 6-1, […]
Several local teams were in action in softball and baseball on Friday, taking full advantage of the good weather, both locally and on the road. Softball Fortuna 7, El Molino 2 Senior […]
The Arcata boys tennis team improved to 4-0 in the Humboldt-Del Norte League on Thursday afternoon, winning 9-0 at Fortuna. All six Arcata singles players won in straight sets, including No. 1 […]
The No. 7 seed Humboldt State women’s basketball team lost 85-75 to No. 2 Northwest Nazarene at the NCAA West Region Tournament in San Diego on Friday. The loss ends the season […]
By Ray Hamill — What a week it was for local basketball. And, in particular, what a week it was for the College of the Redwoods men’s team, which is good news […]
The Eureka Loggers won another close game in baseball on Thursday afternoon, holding on to beat Red Bluff by a score of 3-2 to open the Shasta tournament. Playing their first game […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers aren’t shying away from expectations in softball this season. Nor should they. With just about everyone back from last year’s 18-9 squad, the Panthers could […]
By Ray Hamill — With just three seniors and a pair of juniors on hand, the St. Bernard’s Crusaders will feature a young lineup in softball this spring. But that doesn’t mean […]
The Loggers had a big day at the plate in a softball doubleheader at Lower Lake on Tuesday, winning both games by scores of 12-8 and 12-0. Alexa Moorehouse pitched the two […]
By Ray Hamill — Defense is going to be key for the Fortuna Huskies in softball this spring. The Fortuna girls got the season off to a flying start with a 16-6 […]