Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Matthew Ramirez

Matthew Ramirez, Co-Sports Editor

Matthew Ramirez is a journalism major and Co-Sports Editor for Cerritos College’s newspaper Talon Marks. He plans to transfer to a Cal State but is undecided on which to attend. He enjoys watching sports, collecting trading cards, and binge watching cartoons. Matthew hopes to cover one of his favorite sports teams in the future in either broadcasting work or covering the team behind the scenes.

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Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. (Antioch Police Department/TNS)

Rittenhouse trial evidence proves deadly intentions

November 18, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse is a killer. The then 17-year-old boy shot Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum to death and injured Gaige Grosskreutz during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.The protests were...

Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 13, 2021, in Los Angeles. Kershaw was activated from the 60-day IL after missing 57 games dating back to July 7. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)

Off The Field: Clayton Kershaw should reunite with Dodgers

November 10, 2021

Clayton Kershaw must return to the Dodgers when he sees fit. Starting pitcher and current free agent Clayton Kershaw is now a free agent heading into this off-season. The 33-year-old left-hander...

Freshman Quarterback No.11 Cade McConnell rolls out to his right to avoid the Palomar defender. McConnell finds a Cerritos receiver down the field after having just thrown the ball to avoid the sack on Oct. 30, 2021.

Falcons lose to game-winning field goal by Palomar

November 2, 2021
Falcons pick up intensity in the second half to put themselves in a ball game.
Joe Mulleary (left) and Jared Betanzos (right) holding up a sign of gratitude in the automotive lab. October 27, 2021.

Cerritos auto program receives donations to drive the future in industry

November 1, 2021

The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) generously donated $10,000 to aid the Cerritos College Automotive Technology Program here on campus. The Cerritos College Automotive Technology...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer walks off the the field after being relieved during the fifth inning in game two in the 2021 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 in Atlanta. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

NLCS predictions & NFL Power rankings

October 28, 2021
The Dodgers are down bad currently battling the Atlanta Braves and the NFL is having one of the most wild seasons in years.
Embassy Jakarta Teams Up with the NBA to Grow Basketball Interest in Indonesia. NBA coaches and Golden State Warriors power forward, Marreese Speights, at an NBA Cares event at the Embassy Annex on Aug. 27, 2015. Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy, Jakarta/Creative Commons

Youth coaches influence on players can have negative lasting effects

October 27, 2021

Youth coaches have a huge impact on a child’s mindset and attitude for the rest of their lives and need to set a good example for their young players. A lot of these coaches either do not know about...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray scrambles for a first down against Los Angeles Rams linebacker Kenny Young in the second quarter at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Week 6 top 10 NFL power rankings

October 27, 2021
Top 10 NFL power rankings for the NFL
Kyrie Irving (11) of the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Oct. 3, 2021 in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS

Off The Field: Kyrie will return to Nets sometime this season

October 14, 2021

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving should be joining his team at some point this season even with his views on the vaccine mandate. Kyrie Irving announced earlier this month that he does not plan on...

The commissioners trophy presented to the winners of the World Series July, 9th 2019. Photo credit: Erik Drost/Flickr

Off The Field: Dodgers and Astros meet in rematch for the crown of baseball

October 6, 2021

The start of the MLB postseason is now upon us and the matchups are as exciting as ever. The first matchups to kick off the postseason is the one game elimination wildcard games which has one of the...

One of AEWs first announced signings in January, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, maintains successful careers as a dentist and professional wrestler. Photo credit: ALL ELITE WRESTLING/News-Journal

Off The Field: AEW grappling competition with recent success

September 23, 2021

Since its founding in 2019, All Elite Wrestling, (AEW), has reached new heights and have recently been on top of their competitor WWE. AEW was founded by Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars...

Colin Kaepernick billboard for ad campaign near Maddison Square Garden in New York. Photo credit: Brecht Bug/Flickr

Off The Field: Five years after Kaepernick kneeling

August 28, 2021

NFL fans and activists will always remember Aug. 26, 2016, as the day 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, knelt on the field during the national anthem. Before the start of the San Francisco 49ers...

Running: Sophomore wide receiver CJ Parks No. 5 had a standout performance, breaking the 50 year old pass reception record with 13 catches. His two touchdown catches help push the Falcons over the finish line Oct. 19, 2019.

Off The Field: Cerritos athletes are back & finally off the bench

August 19, 2021
Campus sports are back starting in the fall and are ready to dominate.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor (3) and Matt Beaty (45) celebrate after they both scored on a two-run single by Corey Seager against the San Diego Padres in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Back to back World Series titles are in sight for the LA Dodgers

April 29, 2021
The LA Dodgers are on the right track to become repeat champions of baseball.
The nation eagerly waits to see what the world will look like post-pandemic. As normalcy returns, people need to stop and reflect before settling for the old world that was detrimental to human society. Photo credit: Alan Bloom/Flickr

Has the US learned enough from the pandemic to create the ‘new normal’?

April 22, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and the world starts to re-open, the nation should reflect on what the post-pandemic normal should be. The country has an opportunity to learn from the last year and create a better normal for everyone.
Cerritos College softball Head Coach Kodee Murray visits her team on the pitchers mound during a spring season game. Cerritos softball team looks to pick up where they left off as all athletic programs have been allowed on school grounds for socially distanced conditioning. Photo credit: Daryl Peterson

Fast pitching through the pandemic

March 26, 2021

In all her 20 years of coaching, softball coach Kodee Murray had never experienced anything quite like the sport she loved being taken away for a long duration of time. Around this time last year, all...

Photo credit: RaymondClarkeimages/Flickr

NBA logo change should be in the leagues future

March 22, 2021
The NBA should consider making a change to their logo to represent the future of the league.
Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres tries to throw out Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 3rd inning during Game 3 of the NLDS at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Photo credit: K.C. Alfred/TNS

‘MLB The Show’ Tatis Jr. cover is best choice for a new generation of baseball

February 4, 2021
MLB's National League MVP runner-up to grace the cover of the newest edition of the MLB gaming franchise.
Juan Soto single from the Nationals and Marlins at Nationals Park, August 22, 2020 - Game 2

MLBPA decline renewal of universal DH, expanded playoffs for 2021 season

January 28, 2021
Thoughts and opinions on the declined rules for the 2021 MLB season.
The Houston Rockets James Harden has a laugh during a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on Nov. 9, 2019.

Blockbuster deal involves super star James Harden heading to Brooklyn

January 13, 2021
Brooklyn Nets planning to dominate the East with a all star player on the way.
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