On Monday afternoon the Arcata Tigers showed us just why they could be one of the most dangerous teams on the North Coast this season, rolling over visiting Clear Lake at McKinleyville […]
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 St. Bernard’s girls are one win away from playing for a state championship. On Tuesday night, the high-flying Crusaders will host Caruthers High in the Division-V NorCal […]
The Humboldt State women’s basketball team will host Cal State East Bay in the opening round of the CCAA tournament on Tuesday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. “It’s huge […]
The College of th Redwoods baseball and softball teams each dropped games over the weekend. The baseball team hosted Feather River in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday, dropping all three, […]
By Ray Hamill — The ongoing search for a new full-time Athletic Director at Humboldt State has a lot of alumni and boosters concerned, and they’re taking their concerns to local media […]
By Ray Hamill — They had to fight a little harder this time around, but the rewards were even greater. On Saturday night, for the second straight weekend, St. Bernard’s hosted Cloverdale […]
The Arcata boys maintained their fast start to the Humboldt-Del Norte League tennis season with a second shutout win in two days, defeating Eureka 7-0 at Arcata High on Saturday. The win […]
It was a disappointing day at the office for the College of the Redwoods softball team, which dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Ohlone on Saturday. The Corsairs lost heavily in […]
By Ray Hamill — Here we go again. The St. Bernard’s and Cloverdale girls will match up for the second straight weekend in girls basketball in Eureka on Saturday night, when they […]
Early in the baseball season, the Eureka Loggers are making a habit of playing close games. They’re also making a habit of stepping up late in games, and that’s a good sign. […]
The Arcata boys tennis team began the new season with a comprehensive 7-0 win over St. Bernard’s at home on Friday. The defending league champions got straight set wins in all four […]
Former Fortuna High standout Jevin Kitchen had a big showing at last weekend’s Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bozeman, Montana. Kitchen, who graduated Fortuna in 2017 and holds the […]
The College or the Redwoods softball team secured its first doubleheader sweep of the season, improving to 4-4 after taking two games at Mendocino College on Friday. The CR baseball team, meanwhile, […]
The future of wrestling in Arcata appears to be in good shape. The Institute of Combat youth wrestlers continued their impressive season last weekend with another big showing at the Rocky Mountain […]
The Crusaders were tested on Thursday night, but came through with another impressive performance, defeating visiting Notre Dame by a score of 55-41 in their Division-V NorCal quarterfinal. The game was a […]
By Ray Hamill — A thrilling season came to an abrupt end for the Fortuna Huskies on Thursday night, as they fell 58-56 to Foothill in the quarterfinals of the NorCal Division-III […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Fortuna and College of the Redwoods standout Sophie Northern returns to Humboldt County on Thursday evening to play at HSU. Northern, a junior guard who is having […]
USA Weightlifting will hold a nationally recognized certification clinic at Humboldt State on March 16 and 17. The two-day course will take place at the university recreation center and is primarily offered […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies will carry plenty of momentum into Thursday night’s big NorCal tournament quarterfinal at home to Foothill, but they also know they’ll need to cut down […]
By Ray Hamill — Lost in the midst of the mayhem at Pierce High on Tuesday night is the fact the Hoopa Valley Warriors had a fantastic season on the basketball court. […]