The Road ahead or the Road Behind
I think the fates must grin,
as we denounce them and insist,
The only reason we can't win
is the fates themselves have missed.
Yet, there lives on the ancient claim-
We win or lose within ourselves,
The shining trophies on our shelves can
Never win tomorrow's game.
So you and I know deeper down,
There is a chance to win the crown,
But when we fail to give our best,
We simply haven't met the test
Of giving all and saving none,
Until the game is really won.
Of showing what is meant by grit,
Of playing through not letting up,
It's bearing down that wins the cup.
Of taking it and taking more
Until we gain the winning score
Of dreaming there's a goal ahead,
Of hoping when our dream are dead,
Of praying when our hopes have fled.
Yet, losing, not afraid to fall,
If bravely we have given all,
For who can ask more of a man [or woman!],
Than giving all within its span,
That giving all, it seems to me,
is not so far from victory
And so the fates are seldom wrong,
No matter how they twist and wind;
It's you and I who make our fates,
We open up or close the gates
On the Road Ahead or the Road Behind
This week the Diamond Ranch High Panthers and the Diamond Bar Brahmas play each other in baseball and softball. The games will be played at 3:30pm on Wed and Fri. Most of the girls on the varsity and JV teams of both schools have played with DBGS at some point in their softball career. If you have time, please come root for your high school and support the girls! Admission is FREE!
Wed April 10 (all games start at 3:30 pm)
Varsity game @ d-ranch high school / d-ranch v. D-bar
Junior varsity game @ diamond bar high school / d-ranch v. D-bar
Friday april 12 (all games start at 3:30 pm)
Varsity game @ diamond bar high school / d-ranch v. D-bar
Junior varsity game @ d-ranch high school / d-ranch v. D-bar.
Contact Bob Nishimura or Doug Lasko for Details
From the Responsible Sports eNewsletter:
A local hockey association outside Toronto issued a warning to all players and teams: “anyone found to be disrespectful while shaking hands will be dealt with by the organization's discipline and ethics committee.” The issue: a group of players– ages 11 and 12– were aggressively hitting or tapping their opponents’ gloves. The issue is by no means unique to hockey. In youth soccer matches, the ‘good game’ hand-slap at the end of the game can sometimes be so hard as to hurt an opponent’s hand. And sadly, it’s not just the athletes involved in this type of misbehavior. Highlight reels captured a coach tripping an opposing player during the handshake lineup. While teams are going through the motions of respecting their opponents, clearly the mindset and emotion are not quite what we all intended. So this month, we turned to the experts at Positive Coaching Alliance to ask: what exactly can and should we do to respect our opponents?
From our District Commissioner Don Marsh:
It is with our best effort as a community, family, and friends to come together at this time of need for the “Gonzales Family” who has recently lost their Mother (Gina Gonzales), and 3-year old brother (Johnny Crowder) to a house fire that occurred on Sunday, August 21st. As a part of raising money and donations for the family and funeral services, we will be holding a few different fundraisers:
Please keep them in your prayers.
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