By Ray Hamill — For Makaila Napoleon, Oregon Tech was the right fit for several reasons. And that’s good news for Oregon Tech. On Friday afternoon, in front of a gathering of […]
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 weather continues to play havoc with the College of the Redwoods sports teams’ schedules. Both the softball and baseball teams have had their road games rained out this […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Valley Warriors begin their quest for a North Coast Section title on Friday afternoon, a quest that will likely come down to one thing above all […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods is fast closing in on a new full-time men’s basketball head coach, with interviews ongoing this week. A total of nine candidates will interview […]
By Ray Hamill — The Saint Mary’s Panthers got caught with their hands inside the cookie jar this week, and now it’s time for the NCS to give them an appropriate timeout. […]
By Ray Hamill — They’ve been threatening to hit the century mark in points in recent weeks, and on Wednesday night they finally did it. The Fortuna boys opened the North Coast […]
By Ray Hamill — As expected, both the St. Bernard’s and Del Norte girls each won their opening game in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs on Wednesday night. And they both […]
The most exciting game locally on a busy night in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs was at St. Bernard’s, where the Crusaders rallied late to sneak a 68-64 win over visiting […]
The Fortuna girls saw their NCS playoff ambitions come to an end on Wednesday, but they certainly went down fighting. The No. 10 seed Huskies fell 72-65 at No. 7 Urban in […]
By Ray Hamill — Hoopa Valley’s NCS basketball playoff game at home to Urban has been put back until Friday, amid some controversy. The Warriors, seeded No. 5 in the Division-V bracket, […]