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 […]
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 defending Golden Valley Conference champions just got a little more formidable, with McKinleyville senior Hope Kibby committing to remain local and compete for College of the Redwoods. […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods track and field team is on the rise, both in numbers and stature, and that is in large part due to a recent […]
By Ray Hamill — Local Little League officials are still hoping for a season despite the news this week that this year’s Little League World Series has been canceled. On Thursday, Little […]
Redwood Acres Raceway officials canceled a second season event on Friday due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19. A race night scheduled for May 16 has been canceled and the 2020 season […]
By Ray Hamill — High school sports may be on hold, but two St. Bernard’s teams took a big step in their preparations for next year with the hiring of two new […]
By Ray Hamill — COVID-19 may have brought a premature end to the local high school sports seasons, but the virus can’t stop the Logger ESPYs. This year the annual awards will […]
By Ray Hamill — When it came to recruiting Arcata pitcher Asher Meadows, College of the Redwoods baseball head coach Brad Morgan had the best view of all. The Tigers senior, who […]
(UPDATED on May 5 with Arcata’s Nicholas Brichta added to the list) By Ray Hamill — Competing at the Division-I level in college is nothing new for local student athletes, although I’m […]
By Ray Hamill — UC Davis head coach Tracy Hamm has described Eureka’s Keylei Carroll as “a star on the rise,” after the Loggers standout committed to play women’s soccer for the […]
By Ray Hamill — Hoopa’s Tommy Kelley isn’t ready to end his playing career just yet. The only question is how many sports he will play at the next level. The Warriors […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka’s Keylei Carroll may still have some unfinished business to take care of on the high school soccer fields, but she’s already found a home at the next […]
Humboldt State’s Micaela Harris has been named to the California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Star Softball Team, which was announced on Tuesday by the conference office. Harris’ teammate Evelyn Andrews, who passed away […]
By Ray Hamill — The hard work is paying off for Eureka senior Carly Boynton. The Loggers standout has been a busy girl on the basketball courts the past few years, putting […]
By Ray Hamill — With the uncertainty currently surrounding sports and not knowing when they might return, one local coach is offering some words of encouragement and advice for student athletes affected […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Siskiyous men’s soccer is about to triple it’s H-DNL contingent after Arcata’s Arthur Frye announced recently he is taking his talents to the Weed school. […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka football player Jake Hanson was chosen by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Hanson, a four-year starter at […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka senior Trevor Bell is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job at Santa Rosa JC this summer after recently verbally committing to play for the Bear […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka’s Briana Day is about to become a Knight. The Loggers senior announced this week that she is taking her game to Shasta College after graduation and will […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of former St. Bernard’s teammates could start alongside each other again this fall at Santa Rosa JC. Micah Fontenot-Cornely and Lane Thrap, who played two years […]