By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Bobbie Purify has found a new home for herself at William Jessup University and has been an immediate contributor for the Warriors this season. Purify, […]
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.
This is the third in a series of stories focusing on the next generation of MMA talent here on the North Coast, as Humboldt Sports takes a closer look at the many […]
By Ray Hamill — Santa Claus came early for the Corsairs this year. Or maybe he came just in time for a community that was desperate for some good news in the […]
By Ray Hamill — From the court to the beach, one former Big 5 MVP appears to be enjoying a new challenge in college. Del Norte’s Kaleya Sanchez, who was MVP of […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods announced on Thursday morning that it is considering bringing back the football team for 2022. Just six months after suspending the program for budgetary […]
By Ray Hamill — It hasn’t taken Makaila Napoleon long to settle in at Oregon Tech, and the coaches expect much of the same from Del Norte’s Jadence Clifton. Napoleon, a former […]
This is the second in a series of stories focusing on the next generation of MMA talent here on the North Coast, as Humboldt Sports takes a closer look at the many […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a good weekend for the local contingent of D-I college football players, with all three winning and first wins of the season for two of them. […]
On Tuesday, Humboldt State softball announced the addition of six new recruits for next year, with Ashley Bowers, Brianna Brown, Annabelle Dixon, Michael Edwards-Gonzalez, Tristyn Guevera and Emma Vincent all signing letters […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Humboldt State player Alex Cappa is proving to be a fan favorite when it comes to Pro Bowl voting. The Tampa Bay Bucs guard has been leading […]
By Ray Hamill — Despite the ongoing pandemic and being shut out of the pool for much of the past nine months, the Humboldt Swim Club is coming off what head coach […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Humboldt State star Alex Cappa continues to lead all NFC guards in fan voting for the Pro Bowl, with a little more than a week remaining to […]
By Ray Hamill — He’ll have to be patient, but Isaak Gutierrez may have joined the New Mexico Lobos at the perfect time. The former Eureka Logger transferred to the Division-I program […]
By Ray Hamill — Speaking to local media on Friday morning Humboldt State Athletics Director Jane Teixeira said the Jacks were left “disappointed and saddened” by Thursday’s decision by the California Collegiate […]
This is the first in a series of stories focusing on the next generation of MMA talent here on the North Coast, as Humboldt Sports takes a closer look at some of […]
By Ray Hamill — Local sports may be shut down until the new year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some local athletes to keep tabs on in the coming weeks. In […]
By Ray Hamill — The California Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Thursday that all sports for the school year have been canceled because of concerns over COVID-19. The decision affects 10 teams […]
By Ray Hamill — The California Interscholastic Federation officially postponed the start of the 2020/21 sports calendar on Tuesday. In a press release announcing the decision, the CIF said it does not […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Arcata High and College of the Redwoods standout Thomas Nelson debuted with Flagler College this week, as he embarks on the next chapter in what has been […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods athletics department is closing in on a final decision regarding each team and the upcoming sports calendar. Community college sports are tentatively scheduled […]