By Ray Hamill — The Eureka girls saved the best for last on the basketball court this past winter, pulling out a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Fortuna Huskies in the Dick […]
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 — Thomas Nelson is playing the waiting game these days, along with the many, many schools that want him to come play for them. So too are local basketball […]
By Ray Hamill — For those who were in attendance, it was certainly an occasion and atmosphere they won’t easily forget. On February 1, the Eureka boys traveled across town to play […]
By Ray Hamill — At least one local AAU basketball program is hoping to see a return to action by next month, with the possibility of some big summer tournaments still on […]
By Ray Hamill — When Geovanney Ramirez recently committed to play soccer at College of the Redwoods, he became the latest in a long, long line of former Fortuna players to take […]
By Ray Hamill — Friday was a big day for the Redwood Acres Raceway with the installation of a new state-of-the-art scoreboard, and that’s not the only good news coming out of […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka girls wrestling team has been setting the standard recently for Loggers sports, and the rest of the school is taking notice. On Friday, the female wrestlers […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders will see a changing of the guard in more ways than one on the basketball court this year, with Issac Gildea recently named new head coach […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka senior Sophia Chalmers was named Logger ESPYs Female Athlete of the Year on Thursday, her second award of the week. Fellow senior Miles Meynell was named Male […]
By Ray Hamill — Playing basketball on the North Coast has whetted AJ Stubbs’ appetite for more success. After winning league championships on two different teams in two of the past three […]
Former Fortuna High standout Hailey Dolcini has been named to the 2020 All-Mountain West Team in softball after an — yet shortened — spring season playing for Fresno State. Dolcini was one of […]
By Ray Hamill — Josiah Graham is having a good week at the annual Logger ESPYs. The Eureka senior received his second award in three days on Wednesday when he was named […]
By Ray Hamill — After a stellar playing career at McKinleyville High, senior Cameron Saso is taking his talents to one of the top community college teams in the state, committing this […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods is building a strong Hoopa connection, as the Corsairs close in on their largest contingent of local players in several years. Head coach Frank […]
By Ray Hamill — Recruiting this spring has been a challenge to say the least for college teams across the nation, but College of the Redwoods softball coach Maggie White has been […]
By Ray Hamill — Two clutch performances by Eureka High student athletes were recognized on Tuesday, as the annual Logger ESPYs continued. Seniors Cahliel Garner and Aracely Rendon each received Best Individual […]
By Ray Hamill — Ferndale High’s Towles twins, Bekah and Elizabeth, have committed to play at College of the Redwoods after graduation, benefitting a pair of teams at the local community college. […]
By Ray Hamill — The first of this year’s Logger ESPYs were handed out on Monday, with seniors Josiah Graham and Sophia Chalmers named Most Inspirational Athletes. The annual awards, which are […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt B52s have announced the cancelation of the 2020 summer season due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. The decision was made at a recent board meeting, […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Jake Hanson has what it takes to succeed in the NFL, according to his former head coach Jason White. White, who coached Hanson for three […]