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Remembering Henry Hamill

Henry Hamill, wearing a Lake City High ballcap and holding a fine catch. (Courtesy photo: Yates Funeral Home)
Henry Hamill, wearing a Lake City High ballcap and holding a fine catch. (Courtesy photo: Yates Funeral Home)

Former Lake City and Coeur d’Alene offensive line coach Henry Hamill often needled defensive assistants. “How many points are we going to have to score tonight?” Hamill often would ask before games. That was followed up with Hamill inquiring about what defensive scheme was going to be used. “So, which one are we going with tonight boys? Base four cover none,” Hamill would quip. “Donut (soft around the edges with a big hole in the middle). Or the rope a dope (allow the opposing offense so many yards in the first half that it was too tired to function in the second half).” Nobody – players, coaches, friends, fellow teachers, administrators – were immune from Hamill’s barbs. Hamill passed away last week 17 days shy of his 68th birthday/Greg Lee, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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