By Ray Hamill — You get the sense it’s going to be a fun winter for Hoopa Valley basketball, not just in terms of wins and losses, but also in terms 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 — If the first week of their season is any indication, the Crusaders’ biggest strength on the basketball court this winter could be their depth. There is no doubt […]
By Ray Hamill — The Loggers welcomed back several of their players this week, in time for their annual Logger Classic, which tips off on Thursday. Five local teams will be involved […]
By Ray Hamill — The legacy of Eureka quarterback Cruz Montana continues to grow, even after the season has ended. It turns out the Eureka senior played almost the entire CIF NorCal […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s still early in the season, but from what we’ve seen so far there’s every reason to believe the McKinleyville Panthers will be better prepared for the Big […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods women’s basketball head coach Jain Tuey will be looking at some different options this weekend, as the Corsairs get set to host their own […]
By Ray Hamill — Despite coming off a disappointing three-win season, College of the Redwoods football has plenty of reasons for optimism this offseason. None more so than an exciting receiving corps, […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been an impressive early season for many of the Humboldt-Del Norte League basketball teams, with 12 of the 18 teams off to a winning start. Leading the […]
Fortuna’s historic North Coast Section win over Moreau Catholic was one of the big local sports stories this past week, giving the Huskies a big presence in this week’s Humboldt Sports athletes […]
By Ray Hamill — The 2018 local football season officially came to an end on Saturday night, a little later than expected in some ways, yet earlier than hoped for in others. […]