Everybody loves a “feel good” story, especially this time of year.
Everybody wants to be a winner. Everybody wants their child to get good grades.
Literature is full of feel good stories, from fairy tales to great literature, Cinderella to the Prince and the Pauper. The king who lost his crown at birth, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, we are all familiar with those stories.
If this week’s sports section seems a little light it is because wrestling and boys and girls basketball didn’t have any contests before this week’s deadline.
I will not try to fill up the vacant space left by the early deadline by writing a huge article. Is that applause I hear?
It is the Holiday Season (politically correct for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and other holidays that I am not aware of but will undoubtedly hear about in the Letters to the Editor) and I would like to give out some gifts that won’t cost me any money.
During this season I am often referred to as a Scrooge or a Grinch. Compared to me, Ebenezer and the Green Meany are nice guys.
Not many people who were associated with the Ramona High School team that played for the 1973 CIF football championship could be contacted about that game, but one very important person who still lives in Ramona was available.
Head coach and athletic director Jerry Van Zant has a house in Ramona and in Texas, and just returned from the Lone Star State. I got in touch with him to set the record straight and to talk Ramona football.
The fall sports season has been good to and good for Ramona High School. With all sports returning to the Valley League, except football, once again every Bulldog team had a chance to compete. Competition is what sports and athletics are all about.
Every fall sports team entered the season knowing that they had a chance to compete in the Valley League and compete they did.
Coach Damon Baldwin’s No. 3 seeded Bulldog football team will be hosting the CIF Division III semifinal game at the Dawg Pound this Friday. The highest seeded team gets to host the semifinal game, and when the brackets work out correctly, the No. 2 seed hosts the No. 3 seed.
The Bulldogs get a home game because they will play Serra High, the seventh seed. Although Serra played Cathedral Catholic and lost 55-7 in a
Nick Vincent had a great year, but it was year of ups and downs.
The 2012 season started with Vincent being named to the 40-man roster of the San Diego Padres. If he had not been put on the roster he would have been a free agent and could have gone to another team. It also meant that his pay would significantly increase.
The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has struck again. In its infinite wisdom and knowledge it is punishing the students at Mountain Valley Academy.
MVA is the high school program at Ramona Community School. (I hope the Sentinel’s readers recognize sarcastic and sardonic writing!)
Oklahoma University All America linebacker and two-time Butkus Award recipient Brian Bosworth once described the NCAA as the “National Communist Against
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.
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.