By Ray Hamill — There are only 128 days to go to the new prep football season, and the way things have gone recently it will probably be one of the most […]
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 same trademark determination Garrett Hall is known for on the basketball court has paid off for him away from it too. The Arcata High senior announced recently […]
By Ray Hamill — Former McKinleyville and Humboldt State lineman Dakota Bill is preparing to play for a sixth different head coach in six years this fall, a transition that has not […]
By Ray Hamill — After two years honing her talents on the community college basketball courts, CR’s Bree Northern is taking her game to a four-year school, announcing on Tuesday that she […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers are not afraid of challenging themselves on the football field. Head coach Jamal Jones recently finalized the team’s 2020 schedule, with plenty of tough games […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt-Del Norte League schools paid tribute to their student athletes who had their spring sports canceled this year by lighting up the night on Monday. At 8:20 […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a challenging spring to say the least, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. In fact, local coaches are probably going to be challenged […]
By Ray Hamill — There will be plenty of local interest in the upcoming NFL Draft and not just because it’s about the only sporting event we have to look forward to […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata linebacker Hayden Santsche is in demand. And he’s not alone. Santsche, an inspirational leader at linebacker and tight end for the Tigers over the past two seasons, […]
By Ray Hamill — Huskies senior McKenzie Emmons is getting set to take her game to the collegiate level, and she says the coaching at Fortuna High helped prepare her for the […]
A GoFundMe page has been set up for former Humboldt State player and coach Chad Danielson’s family, after he died from a fatal stabbing in the San Diego area last week. Danielson, […]
By Ray Hamill — There should be plenty of competition for places on the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team next season, and that should make the Corsairs even more competitive. […]
By Ray Hamill — For a program that has struggled in terms of wins and losses in recent years, the McKinleyville Panthers have a knack for producing a lot of college ready […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata senior Niko Zambas will reunite with his former high school coach after announcing this week he will play basketball at College of the Redwoods. The Tigers standout […]
By Ray Hamill — With more than 90 candidates already applying for the vacant Humboldt State men’s basketball head coaching job, it’s safe to say there has been plenty of interest in the […]
By Ray Hamill — Less than two weeks into the job, new Humboldt State Athletic Director Jane Teixeira is adapting to her new role in what are challenging and unique circumstances. In […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt-Del Norte League will light up the night in honor of its student athletes this Monday night. In an event initiated by Manny Machado of Redwood News, […]
By Ray Hamill — From Eureka to Kansas to Alabama, it’s been an interesting journey for former Big 5 standout Alana Busby-Dunphy, who recently received a full ride scholarship to play basketball […]
By Ray Hamill — No one provided better video highlights locally this past football season than St. Bernard’s senior Lane Thrap. The three-sport standout was particularly spectacular as a receiver, making numerous […]
Alex Cappa was well known as a leader during his time at Humboldt State, and now he’s setting an example for his teammates on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a story published […]