By Ray Hamill — It’s been tough going at times for former Eureka standout Isaak Gutierrez, but the hard work appears to be paying off. Since transferring to the the University of […]
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 — Long-time former HSU Athletics Director Dan Collen has been included in the 2021 hall of fame class, which was announced by the Lumberjacks on Wednesday. The HSU athletics […]
By Ray Hamill — With soccer and cheer the final teams to return on Wednesday, there are now more than 200 Eureka High student athletes back at practice. And for all of […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt State sports auction went live online early this morning and will run for four days until Saturday night at 8 p.m. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this […]
By Ray Hamill — South Fork fans will have the opportunity to watch the Cubs’ home games live online this year, with a pair of Pixellot cameras due to be installed at […]
By Ray Hamill — With the H-DNL hoping to finalize schedules in the coming weeks, cross country looks likely to be the first local prep sport to return in December. It’s also […]
By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs will return to 11-player football for one year because of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, but the proposed H-DNL schedule will make it tough for […]
By Ray Hamill — With local interest in MMA soaring like never before, fight promoter Brian Wilson of Hard Fought Productions said this week that he is planning on bringing back the […]
By Ray Hamill — The effects of COVID-19 continue to impact sports in California, with the news this week that Sacramento State will not play football in the spring. The decision was […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway will honor this year’s five champions at the annual end-of-season awards banquet on November 7. This year, however, because of COVID-19 restrictions, the banquet will be held outdoors […]
By Ray Hamill — The defending Dick Niclai champions are more than a little excited to be returning to practice. After getting the all-clear by the Eureka City Schools District to resume […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s soccer team will discover the fate of its season next month, but for now it’s full steam ahead preparing for one. As […]
By Ray Hamill — Orion Cosce will make his much anticipated return to the MMA octagon next month after being added to the UFC 255 card. Cosce will fight the experienced Nicolas […]
The San Jose State Spartans will end a near two-week stay at Humboldt State on Wednesday evening, when they return to Santa Clara County. Following a morning practice session at the Redwood […]
Humboldt State announced on Tuesday that this year’s annual sports auction will be held online instead of in-person because of COVID-19 restrictions. The school’s 35th annual fundraiser will run for four days […]
By Ray Hamill — Preparation for the upcoming cross country season will officially get under way for the defending H-DNL boys champions next week. On Thursday, the Eureka Loggers were given the […]
By Ray Hamill — Local sports got a boost this week with the news that the California Interscholastic Federation has resumed talks with state health officials in regard to a possible return […]
By Ray Hamill — North Coast sports fans are well aware of who Alex Cappa is and had the opportunity to watch him in front of a national television audience on Thursday […]
By Ray Hamill — The Loggers are back. On Thursday night the Eureka City Schools District board voted unanimously to allow their high school student athletes to resume sports participation for the […]
By Ray Hamill — One week after being given the go-ahead from the North Coast Section, the H-DNL looks likely to kick off the prep football season in mid-February. The H-DNL still […]