By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s baseball standout Nick Dugan continues to attract the attention of MLB scouts and on Tuesday was named the No. 1 overall junior prospect in all 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 — It took a little longer than anticipated, but the UFC has found an opponent willing to fight Louis Cosce. On Friday the Humboldt County native, who fights out […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s not too often we see a former Lumberjack starting in the Super Bowl, but there appears to be a growing chance we could see one this year. […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs received some clarification in regard to the community college sports calendar on Friday, although there is still plenty of uncertainty and some big decisions looming in […]
By Ray Hamill — The frustration continues for local high school sports teams and athletes, who are still waiting on updated guidelines from state health officials. Governor Gavin Newsom has not updated […]
Humboldt State Athletics Director Jane Teixeira has expressed her appreciation to the local community in the wake of the recent annual Lumberjacks sports auction. This year’s event was held online late last […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs will be hoping for some good news on Friday, when the California Community College Athletic Association meets to discuss the upcoming sports calendar. A final decision […]
By Ray Hamill — It has been a sensational start to the college football season for former McKinleyville player Kyle Spalding, who was honored this week by Pro Football Focus after another […]
Humboldt State Athletics this week announced the launch of a new sports podcast called JacksCast. The podcast will feature HSU coaches, student athletes and department staff members talking sports and academics, among […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors will feature several new coaches this year, with three additions to the staff announced on Monday and two more expected in the coming weeks. New […]
By Ray Hamill — Former H-DNL standout Isaak Gutierrez made his Division-I college debut with the University of New Mexico on Saturday evening, as the Lobos lost 38-21 at San Jose State. After […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Fortuna pitcher Hailey Dolcini is expecting big things for the Fresno State Bulldogs when they return to the softball field in 2021. Like many collegiate athletes around […]
By Ray Hamill — With less than six weeks to go before the scheduled start to the H-DNL sports calendar, the local league continues to play the waiting game. The California Interscholastic […]
By Ray Hamill — The lack of a fall season hasn’t prevented the Fortuna High volleyball team from its annual fundraising efforts. On Wednesday afternoon, the Huskies will host a bake sale […]
By Ray Hamill — Former McKinleyville standout Kyle Spalding enjoyed a successful start to the new college football season on Saturday, as the San Diego State Aztecs comfortably got the better of […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka football head coach Andrew Haraldson has paid tribute to his players for their “phenomenal” attitude since returning to restricted practice this past week, and believes that’s exactly […]
By Ray Hamill — With growing pressure to allow youth and high school sports competition to return, California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to address the situation in the coming days. According […]
By Ray Hamill — Distance learning won’t prevent the Eureka Loggers from celebrating Halloween with the local community this year, with the student athletes taking a novel approach to the holiday in […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been tough going at times for former Eureka standout Isaak Gutierrez, but the hard work appears to be paying off. Since transferring to the the University of […]
By Ray Hamill — Long-time former HSU Athletics Director Dan Collen has been included in the 2021 hall of fame class, which was announced by the Lumberjacks on Wednesday. The HSU athletics […]