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Inclement weather shortens Baumholder track, field meet

Inclement weather shortens Baumholder track, field meet

by Robert Baldwin contributing writer When the public address announcer at the nine-team Baumholder track and field meet on Saturday opened the proceedings by calling “first call for the 400 meter butterfly,” he was closer to the truth than anyone could have guessed. The Ramstein Royals were the last team […]

May 16, 2019 ×

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USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Sports and Fitness Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider USAG RP Youth Sports and Fitness has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Earning the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program designation demonstrates that USAG […]

May 16, 2019 ×

Schools, Sports

Earth Week 5k Run

by Tinia Bills Kaiserslautern Elementary School Kaiserslautern Elementary School celebrated Earth week with a 5K run, April 26. All students and staff participated in the event. The USAREUR Band performed music and helped create a festive mood. Security Forces provided traffic control and the PTA provided snacks for runners at […]

May 9, 2019 ×

Schools, Sports

Ramstein boys, girls sweep Vilseck; Royals boys up record to 10-0

Ramstein boys, girls sweep Vilseck; Royals boys up record to 10-0

by Robert Baldwin contributing writer Winning is hard. The Arizona Cardinals can attest to that. So can Wile E. Coyote. Or ask any team that plays a Ramstein boys squad that involves teamwork, a ball and the legal use of hands. After Friday’s sweep of Vilseck, 7-6 and 16-0, the […]

May 9, 2019 ×

Sports

SPORTS BULLETIN

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Sports and Fitness Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider USAG RP Youth Sports and Fitness has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Earning the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program designation demonstrates that USAG […]

May 9, 2019 ×

Sports

Ramstein kicks off 2019 Spring Youth Sports

Ramstein kicks off 2019 Spring Youth Sports

Story and photos by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of team Ramstein gathered to kick off the 2019 Spring Youth Sports opening ceremony at Donnelly Park on Ramstein Air Base, April 20. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, […]

May 2, 2019 ×

Sports

SPORT BULLETIN

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Sports and Fitness Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider USAG RP Youth Sports and Fitness has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Earning the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program designation demonstrates that USAG […]

May 2, 2019 ×

Sports

Kaiserslautern boys, Ramstein girls successful in track and field meet

Kaiserslautern boys, Ramstein girls successful in track and field meet

by Robert Baldwin contributing writer  Kaiserslautern sprinter Cedric Ellis won three times, Austin Higby swept the discus and shot put and the boys dominated the relays to win the rain soaked Kaiserslautern track and field meet on Saturday by just two points over crosstown rival Ramstein. The Raiders earned 203 […]

May 2, 2019 ×

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Ramstein balance prevails over Lakenheath; Kaiserslautern splits in league baseball matchups

Ramstein balance prevails over Lakenheath; Kaiserslautern splits in league baseball matchups

by Robert Baldwin
contributing writer

As the Ramstein youngsters keep maturing, the victories keep on coming, each more convincing than the last. On Friday, the Royals got strong pitching and perfect defense to remain undefeated by sweeping Lakenheath 14-2 and 13-3 on the Kaiserslautern field. Kaiserslautern split with the Lancers, winning the nightcap 12-8 after […]

April 26, 2019 ×

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Kaiserslautern wins in dramatic fashion; Ramstein ‘In the Pink’ in Softball

Kaiserslautern wins in dramatic fashion; Ramstein ‘In the Pink’ in Softball

by Robert Baldwin
contributing writer

Kaiserslautern junior Abby Young toed the pitching rubber preparing to throw what she hoped would be her last pitch on the glorious sunny Saturday afternoon. Holding the ball in the glove against her belt, she took a quick glance around the infield and saw that the bases were occupied by players wearing the wrong color uniforms. Her teammates in the dugout were vociferously encouraging her, as they had all day. She took a deep breath, looked down at the dirt to gather her thoughts and clear her head, then focused on the open mitt target given her Sky Flanagan for the 150th time that day. Young was exhausted and having trouble finding the strike zone. She entered the inning ahead 15-10, but because of fatigue and pressure, the next five hitters reached base, four by bases on balls, and the Kaiserslautern lead had shrunk to just two.

April 26, 2019 ×