By Ray Hamill — You know you’re doing something right when you’re setting a new standard for Arcata distance running. On Wednesday, Arcata exchange student Thea Norlund set a school record in […]
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 — Caleb Ruiz pitched a second straight one-hitter on Thursday afternoon, as St. Bernard’s held off a late rally by Fortuna to take a non-conference baseball game in Eureka […]
By Ray Hamill — It looks like it’s going to be an expensive season for McKinleyville head coach Shanna McCracken. But you won’t find her complaining about that. McCracken promised her players […]
By Ray Hamill — Kyler Carr hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning of game two to earn McKinleyville a share of the spoils in a key doubleheader […]
Eureka had to dig deep on Wednesday on the way to edging Del Norte 10-9 to open the Big 5. The Loggers trailed 8-2 after four innings, before rallying to score eight […]
Bode Joyner had a big afternoon both on the mound and at the plate on Wednesday to lead St. Bernard’s past Ferndale 4-1 and into a tie with South Fork atop the […]
The Humboldt MTB club had another strong showing this past weekend at the North Coast-Central Coast Challenge in Fort Ord, led by Meigan Butler, who placed second in the varsity girls race. […]
Cory Johnson drove home the winning run on a walk-off single on Tuesday night, as the Fortuna Huskies pulled out a 1-0 win over visiting South Fork in eight innings. There was […]
The Eureka JVs completed another memorable season in baseball this past weekend, defeating Arcata 9-1 in the championship game at the Arcata Tournament on Saturday. The Loggers went 3-0 at the two-day […]
By Ray Hamill — McKinleyville and Arcata lead the way in the Big 5 in both baseball and softball after week one, and both those schools are well represented in this week’s […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a long time coming, but the Corsairs will finally play their home opener in softball on Thursday — weather permitting. For the past two months, the […]
By Ray Hamill — One way or the other, it should be a fascinating week on the local baseball and softball fields. At the very least, it will be telling. On Wednesday […]
Tyson Miller took another big step in his MMA career last week, with a dominating performance at the Arena Wars in Oregon, improving to 3-0. Miller was one of two Institute of […]
Senior catcher Olivia Alves hit a pair of home runs as the McKinleyville Panthers defeated the Fortuna Huskies in softball action on Monday afternoon to take over sole possession of top spot […]
The Eureka girls will carry plenty of momentum into their home opener this week. After traveling roughly 1,300 miles over the first month of the season, the Loggers will finally host a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers have bragging rights for another year. On Saturday afternoon, Aleric Stone ran in for the winning score with six minutes remaining in the game as […]
Makayla Bernald led another spirited performance by the Arcata Tigers on Saturday, as they continued their remarkable turnaround this season. The Tigers have been without doubt the story of the season so […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata and McKinleyvile remained on collision course for a huge three-game series this coming week, with each completing a Big 5 doubleheader sweep on Saturday. Something will have […]
This year’s Little 4 could be a lot of fun. It certainly appears wide open and loaded with quality pitching. On Saturday, St. Bernard’s and South Fork split a doubleheader at Miranda, […]
The Del Norte Warriors will be glad to see the back of McKenzie Gonsalves. On Saturday, the McKinleyville senior pitcher led her team to a pair of victories in Crescent City, giving […]