By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL appears ready to move forward with a plan to begin competition in four different sports in the coming weeks. The league athletic directors met on Friday […]
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.
Former St. Bernard’s standout Makenna Schoenhofer continued to impress at the Division-I level on Friday night, as the Seattle University women’s basketball team fell 66-56 to Utah Valley. Schoenhofer finished with five […]
By Ray Hamill — A crowd of close to 100 student athletes, coaches and fans showed up outside the Ferndale City Hall on Friday afternoon to showcase their support for the “Let […]
Alex Cappa’s season is officially over after he suffered a fractured ankle in last weekend’s NFL playoff game, but the former Humboldt State star received some high praise this week from legendary […]
Humboldt State men’s basketball announced the addition of two new recruits this week, with Keshawn Hall and John Riddick joining the program for next season. Hall comes to Humboldt State from Lake Oswego […]
By Ray Hamill — The North Coast Section Executive Committee approved new guidelines for the sports calendar on Thursday, while giving member leagues the autonomy to set their own seasons. Among the […]
By Ray Hamill — Whatever the H-DNL decides to do in regard to the sports calendar in the coming weeks, priority should be given to the spring sports. The league athletic directors […]
By Ray Hamill — A grassroots movement known as “Let Them Play CA” is planning a series of rallies throughout the state on Friday in an effort to pressure Governor Gavin Newsom […]
By Ray Hamill — High school basketball is now under way in 33 states, with nine more and the District of Columbia slated to tip off by Feb. 1. Once again, however, […]
By Ray Hamill — After more than a decade coaching youth and JV football in the Hoopa Valley, Floyd Billings is finally getting the opportunity to be head coach of the Warriors […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a big week on the basketball court for two former Eureka Loggers. On Sunday, the day before the Alabama Crimson Tide won the national football championship, […]
By Ray Hamill — Never underestimate the importance of a local community college football program. This past year, three former H-DNL offensive linemen played at the Division-I college level, and two of […]
By Ray Hamill — High school sports are back on in Arizona. On Tuesday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board reversed a decision made just four days ago, voting 5-4 to begin […]
By Ray Hamill — The Golden Valley Conference has cancelled men’s and women’s soccer for the school year after all seven schools decided to opt out. That includes College of the Redwoods. […]
By Ray Hamill — This week’s scheduled H-DNL athletic directors meeting has been pushed back from Wednesday to Friday. The league ADs are expected to discuss the sports calendar and what options […]
By Ray Hamill — As we gear up for a possible return to competitive high school sports in the coming weeks there is still plenty of uncertainty. And not just in terms […]
By Ray Hamill — Alex Cappa’s playoff run appears to be done after the former Humboldt State star suffered a fractured ankle in his first-ever NFL playoff game on Saturday night. Cappa, […]
By Ray Hamill — At least one local coach is confident his team’s season will go ahead this year despite the uncertainty surrounding the high school sports calendar. Eureka High cross country […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Humboldt State star Alex Cappa will begin his playoff journey with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday after what has been a breakout season for him. Praised […]
It may have been a disappointing fall with no competition on the fields of play, but the Lumberjacks did not disappoint in the classroom Not only did the Humboldt State student athletes […]