By Ray Hamill — It’s been exactly one year to the day since Humboldt State president Lisa Rossbacher announced that the school’s football team had been saved. Like a grinch dressed up […]
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.
Pre-sale tickets for Friday’s CIF NorCal championship game between Eureka and Menlo-Atherton are now on sale in the EHS Finance Office in the main building. Students may purchase tickets before school, on […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament gets under way on Thursday with a competitive field lined up, including four local teams. And all four local teams open the tournament […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka High’s impressive playoff run on the football fields has been great for the school, but it has put the basketball team behind schedule. With as many as […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a wild weekend for the local football teams still playing, not to mention their coaches, parents and fans. It was also a great weekend for Fortuna […]
By Ray Hamill — The second local prep wrestling tournament of the season will be held Saturday at McKinleyville High, as the North Coast grapplers begin to gradually build momentum through the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies are young, fast and eager to surprise some of their Big 5 rivals this season. At the very least, they should offer more of a challenge […]
The big wins for both Eureka and Fortuna football weren’t the only local sporting highlights of the weekend, with most of the prep basketball teams in action, as well as the first […]
By Ray Hamill — For all the excitement surrounding the upcoming playoff games for Eureka and Fortuna high schools, it doesn’t erase the fact this past weekend was a complete farce. A […]
By Ray Hamill — After the emotional high of a wild weekend, it’s back to work for the Eureka Loggers on Monday, as they get set for their CIF regional showdown. The […]