(UPDATED Feb. 12, with no home game for McKinleyville girls) By Ray Hamill — Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be an action-packed and extremely busy week on the local basketball […]
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.
A new addition to the Bear River Casino fight night proved to be a huge success on Saturday, in front of yet another sold-out crowd for the event. The first of four […]
By Ray Hamill — Six of the local girls teams to make the North Coast Section playoffs will host games this coming week, including the three schools to receive a top-four seed. […]
By Ray Hamill — There were no major surprises for the local boys teams when the North Coast Section playoff brackets were released on Sunday. In Division IV, the high-flying Fortuna Huskies […]
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Former Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner debuted with the San Diego Fleet in front of a national television audience on Saturday night, and he didn’t disappoint. The Fleet are one of […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers became the first-ever champions of the Humboldt-Del Norte League in girls wrestling on Saturday, comfortably taking the title, as expected. On a packed day of […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team broke out of a recent slump with an impressive 77-59 win over Feather River in Eureka on Saturday afternoon. Darienne Kartes led an inspired […]
By Ray Hamill — Numbers are a concern for College of the Redwoods softball heading into the new season, but attitude isn’t. The Corsairs have a squad of just 10 players right […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies are heading into the North Coast Section playoffs with plenty of momentum. On Friday night, the Fortuna boys capped a remarkable season in the H-DNL with […]
The Ferndale boys basketball team secured a 61-56 win at Archbishop Hanna in Sonoma on Friday. Kyler Becksted led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, while teammate Tristen Martin had a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors are enjoying their most impressive season ever in girls basketball, and they continued to roll over North Coast opposition with a 58-44 win over […]
Former Fortuna standout and four-time Big 5 MVP pitcher Hailey Dolcini got her Fresno State career off to an impressive start this week. Dolcini, a 2017 Fortuna graduate who transferred to Fresno […]
By Ray Hamill — A minor shake-up in the North Coast Section rankings and the projected playoff seedings this week has added to the importance of Friday night’s Dick Niclai championship game […]
The Fortuna Huskies stormed out to a 38-point first quarter and never looked back, cruising to a 94-47 win over visiting South Fork in the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament semifinal on Thursday […]
The Del Norte boys basketball team traveled to Hoopa Valley for a Dick Niclai semifinal showdown on Thursday night and came away with an impressive 62-51 win. The visiting Warriors took control […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte senior Ethan Price signed a letter of intent this week to play football next season at Western Oregon University. Price, a three-year varsity starter with the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt-Del Norte League Wrestling championships will enjoy an historic first this weekend, with the inclusion of a full girls tournament for the first time ever. The top […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Arcata Tiger Vanessa Holland has taken an already impressive basketball game to a whole new level since leaving the North Coast. The 2017 Arcata graduate has become […]
The weather has affected the Corsairs’ schedule this weekend, both indoors and outdoors. A pair of basketball games at College of the Redwoods have been moved forward on Saturday, while the softball […]