By Ray Hamill — The good news for the Eureka Loggers is that they cruised to their seventh straight win on Saturday night. The bad news is there were some familiar problems […]
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.
Turnovers were a problem for St. Bernard’s for the second straight week, as the Crusaders fell 23-21 at Tri-Cities Prep in Washington on Saturday night. A performance that head coach Matt Tomlin […]
The Jacks turned in their most competitive performance of the season at Azusa Pacific on Saturday night, before falling 37-21. After three straight blowouts to the start the season, Humboldt State battled […]
Arcata’s Cass Bell made it two for two as a pro MMA fighter Saturday night, defeating Ty Costa in the second round of their MMA fight at Bellator 206. Fighting as part […]
Saturday’s matchup between College of the Redwoods and De Anza in Cupertino was every bit the explosive offensive battle we expected. When the dust had settled, however, it was the home team […]
Both Arcata and Eureka ran out to big wins in girls soccer on Saturday, as little changed at the top of the Humboldt-Del Norte League standings. The table-topping Loggers scored nine times […]
The South Fork Cubs put a pair of tough losses behind them on Friday night, running out to a 50-26 win over Upper Lake in Miranda. After losing to both Branson and […]
The Humboldt-Del Norte League had a strong showing at the prestigious Stanford Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, with two local runners placing in the top 20 in the boys Division-4 race. […]
By Ray Hamill — A second-half pick-six by junior Alberto Iskra proved to be the difference in the big showdown at Hoopa Valley on Friday night, as the Arcata Tigers came away […]
Landon Gomes returned the opening kickoff of the game for a touchdown on Friday night, as the Ferndale Wildcats held on for a 21-14 win over the Panthers at McKinleyville High. In […]