By Ray Hamill — Fortuna’s Charlotte Carroll is getting ready for the next chapter in her basketball career, announcing recently that she will play at Lewis & Clark University next year. And […]
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 — It’s the most talked about position in all of sports, often getting too much credit when things go right or too much blame when things go wrong, but […]
By Ray Hamill — Ferndale’s Reggie Christiansen is gaining national attention as a baseball coach, with Baseball America this week naming him one of the most underrated head coaches in NCAA Division-I. […]
By Ray Hamill — With the cancelation of the high school spring sports seasons, local fans were robbed of another potentially thrilling softball season. One year after the H-DNL remarkably won three […]
By Ray Hamill — The offseason recruiting drive at College of the Redwoods continues in spite of the coronavirus shutdown, with the news that another local standout has verbally committed to play […]
The Lumberjacks are doing their best to give back to the local community, and it turns out their best is pretty good. With more than 500 hours of community service over the […]
By Ray Hamill — Lane Thrap is following his long-time friend Trevor Bell to Santa Rosa JC, announcing his decision to play football for the Bear Cubs on Monday. Thrap, an outstanding […]
By Ray Hamill — Another key member of last season’s historic McKinleyville treble winning softball team is taking her game to the collegiate level. Shortstop Lexi White recently verbally committed to play […]
By Ray Hamill — Exactly one month ago today the sports world as we know it changed in ways we could never have anticipated. When Ferndale’s Landon Gomes threw the final pitch […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte and Eureka will play each other twice in football this fall for the first time since the 2013 season. The Warriors released their schedule this week, […]
EDITORIAL — Having no HSU football compounds the current problems at the university and within the community
By Ray Hamill — Local sports fans were reminded this week of what we lost when the Humboldt State football program was taken away, while the school administration got a reminder of […]
By Ray Hamill — If the Crusaders are going to defend their state championship in football later this year, they’re going to have to do it the hard way. A young St. […]
By Ray Hamill — It hasn’t been an easy path for Antorious Bell, but the Eureka senior is taking his game to Shasta College after a breakout fall season on the football […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka fans will have reason to root for Santa Rosa JC next season, with senior quarterback Trevor Bell recently deciding to take his talents down south. Bell, a […]
By Ray Hamill — These are exciting times for Alex Cappa. The former Humboldt State star, who was one of two Lumberjacks to be named to the D2Football.com all-decade team earlier this […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s soccer team secured the services of another local standout this week, with the news that Del Norte’s Sam Cowan will join the […]
By Ray Hamill — The North Coast’s recent penchant for producing outstanding Division-I college linemen appears set to continue with Fortuna’s Cory Johnson. The former Husky standout, who played a big part […]
By Ray Hamill — Blake Rossman was destined to be a coach, and now he’ll get his opportunity. The former Hoopa High and College of the Redwoods player was added recently to […]
By Ray Hamill — Landon Gomes admits it was a difficult decision deciding whether to play football or baseball in college, but after much deliberation the Ferndale senior star has made up […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs appear ready to come out fighting. Despite the recent setbacks due to concerns over the coronavirus, College of the Redwoods vowed this week to increase its […]