The most important muscle in a football player is his heart. That can be taken figuratively or literally. The same can be said for a football team and a football program.
The Ramona High School freshman football team has heart. The class of 2016 has added another man to its team. The players have made him feel wanted and have accepted him with open arms.
A lesson can be learned from the recent lockout of the NFL Referees Association.
In this time of cutbacks and tightening of budgets, a multibillion dollar industry that is earning billions of dollars in profits every year decided it was time to do what was being done by federal, state and local governments that are having shortcomings.
The members of the 1952 Ramona High School Southern Prep League (SPL) A championship basketball team (they were called the varsity A back in the day), were in high school for four years but they have remained teammates for all of their lives.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 they celebrated the 60th anniversary of their deeds on the hardwood court that is now called Wilson Gym. Five of the team’s
Duane Norman, a long- time Ramona resident who loves to race cars, will be racing in the 15th annual Coronado Speed Festival, which is part of Fleet Week, on Sept. 22 and 23.
The festival will take place at Naval Air Station North Island and will feature vintage racing, a car corral, vendors, new car test drives, a military pit
In just the second week of the college football season, and after the first week of the professional football season, I am already tired of all of the clichés.
Every interview is trite, so I have prepared a glossary so that you can understand the clichés. Too many people are trying to be too politically correct in interviews but are not afraid to act like idiots on the field.
Team Leader: Makes the most money on the team.
“The Dawg Run” is a new tradition that Coach Damon Baldwin initiated at Ramona High School.
Baldwin raised money and purchased an inflatable tunnel for the varsity football team to run through before the games. The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps is in charge of the tunnel and sets it up and takes it down for every home game.
The Ramona High School Royal Alliance Band and Color Guard, youth football players, NJROTC cadets, and loyal fans and supporters of the Bulldogs form a human tunnel after the team runs through the inflatable tunnel.
The band bangs the drums, and the team and fans get pumped up for the game.
“It is great for esprit de corps, spirit, and tradition,” said Baldwin. “It is something that youth, freshmen, and junior varsity football players look forward to as a goal. The first time a player runs through that tunnel, he knows that he has made the varsity football team at Ramona High School. He has accomplished something. His hard work in the weight room and in the off seasons has paid off. He is a Bulldog!”
Last Friday, a young boy who had to work hard and overcome adversity got to run out with the Bulldogs.
Colin Baldwin (no relation to Coach Baldwin) led his favorite team, the Ramona Bulldogs, through the tunnel and onto the field. Colin is 7 years old and in the second grade. He is the first non-varsity football player to run through the tunnel and lead the team on the field. He had to overcome some huge obstacles to lead the Dawgs.
If you’re somewhat familiar with investing, you may know that the Roth IRA is a great retirement-savings vehicle. But are you aware that some of its benefits can also pay off for the next generation of your family?
To understand why this is so, it’s necessary to be familiar with a Roth IRA’s features. For starters, when you contribute to a Roth IRA, your earnings have the potential to grow tax free, provided you don’t start taking
As a youth whenever I left the house my mom, dad, aunt, grandma or grandpa (whoever was my guardian at the time) would tell me to “Behave yourself!”
I was usually going to play a sport whether it was an organized game or practice (the ones where adults ruined the fun) or just to play at a park or sandlot. (In Hawthorne there were plenty of parks and in Manhattan Beach there were plenty of real sandlots.) In the real fun games (the ones without the adults), arguments and at time fights often broke out.
“Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport… the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition… This is ABC’s Wide World of Sports! ”
That opening started one of my favorite programs when I was a youth.
ABC’s Wide World of sports eventually evolved into ESPN. However, the Wide World of Sports concentrated on what I hate to call “minor” or little known or promoted sports—hence, the “constant variety of sport.”
After reviewing the article published last week in the Sentinel about Ramona Pop Warner marking over 30 years of tradition, Doug Packwood would like offer some corrections.
He felt that the article was very nice and was honored that his father, Jack, was honored in the article. He did, however, take exception with some of the quotes in the article.
Jack Packwood approached Ramona High football coach Jack Menotti when he first moved to Ramona. It was the very first day of football practice and not after a losing game.