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 Humboldt Outlaw Karts have found a new home. The purpose built go-kart track at the Redwood Acres will be officially unveiled this weekend, with a packed day […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies will try to put the disappointment of last weekend’s season opening loss to Cardinal Newman behind them on Friday when they travel to Galt. In […]
By Ray Hamill — The big question facing the McKinleyville Panthers this week as they get set to play a tough St. Bernard’s squad seems like an obvious one to head coach […]
By Ray Hamill – If week one is any indication, it’s going to be a good season for senior Zach Reed and the Eureka Loggers. Reed was instrumental in just about every aspect […]
Racing returned to the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday for the first time in a month, with a packed house on hand for the annual Anderson Logging Driver Appreciation Night. Before the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt State women’s volleyball team will be looking to set the tone early when the Jacks begin the new season with four games in three days in […]
Jason Homer has been running thoroughbreds at the Humboldt County Fair since 2007, but he has never had as sizzling a start as he experienced last week. Homer saddled five winners from […]
By Ray Hamill — With both teams showing steady improvement and building momentum over the past three years, Humboldt State soccer will be hoping to achieve something this fall that it has […]
By Ray Hamill — With a tumultuous offseason now behind them, Humboldt State football coach Damaro Wheeler and his players are enjoying focusing on what they do best — playing football. The […]
By Ray Hamill — The local prep football season got under way last weekend, with seven of the nine North Coast teams in action. And while there wasn’t any major surprises, there […]
By Ray Hamill — A strong group of incoming freshmen talent is expected to complement a core group of returning sophomores for College of the Redwoods volleyball this fall. For head coach […]
The Humboldt State women’s soccer team kicked off the season with a victory Tuesday afternoon, defeating visiting Corban University 2-0 in an exhibition match at College Creek Field. The Lumberjacks came out […]
By Ray Hamill — Conditions have been far from ideal for the Hoopa Valley Warriors as they prepare for a tough test to open the prep football season this weekend. The California […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata’s Cass Bell will make his second appearance at a Bellator event late next month, on the undercard of the big showdown between Rory MacDonald and Gegard Mousasi […]
HumboldtSports.com – The Humboldt State athletics department announced that it will begin charging for event broadcasts during the 2018-19 season. It will cost $5 to access single men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and […]
By HumboldtSports.com — Arcata’s Kieran McNulty is one of three Humboldt Swim Club members to close out the summer season with a big performance in recent weeks, and in the process qualified […]
HumboldtSports.com —The Lil Bombers Baseball Club in Eureka is offering local players the chance to see how they stack up against players from all around the country with a Pro-Day Baseball Showcase […]
Mic Moulton took the checkered flag in the Mid-City Motor World Late Models main event Saturday night. Moulton, who came into the night just 12 points ahead of David Henderson in the […]