By Ray Hamill — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of the most talked about teams heading into the new NFL season, with one former Humboldt State star right there in the […]
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 Corsairs are leading the way on the road back to sports. College of the Redwoods is one of just 15 community colleges in the state currently holding […]
By Ray Hamill — It appears as if the Division-I contingent of former H-DNL players could very well get to play football this fall after all. It has been widely reported on […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods announced on Tuesday afternoon that Brad Morgan has been replaced as head coach of the baseball team and assistant Andrew Aiello will take over […]
Two more states have joined the growing number around the country that have reversed their decision to not play high school football this fall. On Thursday, the Delaware State Board of Education […]
By Ray Hamill — They never got the opportunity to play for a national title in 2020, but the Humboldt State men’s rugby team will close out the year ranked among the […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway season will close out this weekend with the annual Fall Spectacular. Raceway officials were hoping to reschedule the recently postponed September 12 event, but have been unable to […]
Humboldt State lost a sporting legend earlier this month when Hall of Famer George Ibarreta died unexpectedly at the age of 86. Ibarreta is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn, […]
By Ray Hamill — Two more H-DNL schools began some type of conditioning/practice for their student athletes last week, and it was a successful return for both. Following in the footsteps of […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka City Schools District voted this past week to extend distance learning through January 22, leaving local sports fans wondering just how that could affect the H-DNL […]
By Ray Hamill — After everything she has had to endure since graduating St. Bernard’s in 2017, Makenna Schoenhofer has one goal in mind this year. She’s determined to enjoy the moment. […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team made a welcome return to the court this week, the first time the Corsairs have been together since their thrilling […]
By Ray Hamill — The college football season kicked off in earnest across the nation last weekend, and what a welcome sight it was to see. In the midst of an ongoing […]
By Ray Hamill — Local MMA fans can expect to see the Cosce brothers back in the cage sooner rather than later. On Wednesday, younger brother Louis told his fans on social […]
By Ray Hamill — Gio Magdaleno is looking forward to more than just joining an explosive and successful College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team this year. He’s also excited about reuniting […]
By Ray Hamill — The Big Ten’s big announcement on Wednesday that the conference will play football this fall could have a trickle down effect. The news brought a reaction from both […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Jake Hanson has been signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad ahead of the 2020 NFL season. Last week, the team trimmed its roster […]
The McKinleyville community showcased its support for local sports once again over the weekend, with an enthusiastic turnout for the third annual McKinleyville High baseball team’s golf tournament. And so too did […]
By Ray Hamill — Construction on the new Arcata High sports facility remains on schedule, according to Tigers junior Nick Parker, who has been keeping close tabs on the progress. Parker, a […]
By Ray Hamill — After making their long awaited return to the basketball court last week, the College of the Redwoods women are already facing another challenge. The ongoing wild fires in […]