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Intra BU16 competes in Crusader’s Cup

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Ramona Intra BU16 soccer team played in the Crusaders Cup July 5 and 6, ending the tournament third in its bracket.

During the first game the BU16 teammates played TVSA Hawks from Temecula. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The boys’ Saturday afternoon game against Chula Vista FC was played at Alliant University. The game ended in a 0-1 loss for Intra in the last five minutes of the game.

Six Bulldogs play in Spanos All Star Classic

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Ramona High School was well represented in the 24th Annual Alex Spanos All Star Classic football game.

Six Bulldog players and three coaches participated on the North team in the 21-17 shoot-out, won by the South team. The lead changed hands four times and the game was not decided until the final play of the game.

Nathan Cherek was a defensive standout who did the job as shutdown corner against the South’s high-powered attack. The University of Idaho-bound speedster had a key interception, broke up several passes and made a touchdown-saving

Food and Clothes Closet partners with county to reduce food waste

With the help of Ramona Food and Clothes Closet, Ramona is a pilot study for the county’s “Take a Bite out of Waste” program to reduce the amount of edible food that goes into landfills.

By businesses donating produce and other food that is still edible but has exceeded its shelf life to be distributed to families in need, the program becomes a win for residents, businesses — who can save money on disposal costs — and the environment, said a consultant working with the county on the project.

Traffic flowing again at SR-78 and Ramona Trails after vehicle rollover

Update, Friday, 4 p.m.—CHP is no longer conducting traffic control at SR-78 and Ramona Trails Drive following a vehicle rollover that occurred around 2:40 p.m.

Intra BU16 team plays in Pegasus Cup

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Ramona Soccer League’s Intra Boys Under 16 team traveled to different locations in San Diego County to participate in the 17th annual Pegasus Cup.

The first game was June 28 in Poway against Aztecs FC Rodriguez, which ended in a 0-1 loss. Intra manager Leo Landgrave said it was a well-matched game and the boys played well.

The second game was against Arsenal FC San Diego Elite and ended in a 0-0 tie.

Academy-bound and preparing to serve

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Four Ramona High School 2014 graduates will be continuing their educations and preparing to serve the country.

Co-valedictorian Karl Sapper, Matt Lawler and Garrett Glaudini will be entering the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Travis Kerchner will be enlisting in the Navy and attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Sapper earned a 4.5 grade point average and served in FUSION, a service club. He earned varsity letters in football and tennis, played volleyball and wrestled. He was a team captain, a Scholar Athlete of the Year and won the Coaches Award in

Dunkin’ Donuts eyes former Burger King site


Business request on agenda of Thursday night’s Ramona Community Planning Group meeting
Instead of hamburgers, the former Burger King site at Main and 14th streets may be serving doughnuts and ice cream.

“This would be the first drive-through Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the state,” developer Steve Powell said at the June 26 Ramona Design Review Board meeting.

Scheib picked as Ramona’s interim girls hoops coach


Coach Dan Marshall decided not to resign as head girls basketball coach, but instead asked for and received a one-year leave of absence.

Longtime RHS teacher and basketball coach Ken Scheib will become the interim head girls basketball coach for the 2014-15 season, announced Athletic Director Damon Baldwin.

“Coach Scheib was the top assistant on Dan Marshall’s staff last season,” stated Baldwin in a press release. “Coach Marshall will take a year off and return as the RHS girls basketball coach in 2015-16 season. Congratulations to Coach Scheib

Water main break occurs at Main and Rotanzi streets


Update Tuesday, July 8—A water main break at Main and Rotanzi streets Monday afternoon affected about 47 Ramona Municipal Water District customers and slowed traffic in that area as it was diverted around the site of the leak.

RMWD Water Superintendent Johnny Brean said staff worked through the night to repair the pipe, and all affected customers had water by 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. He expected to have road

Student athletes train for fall sports


School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean student athletes planning to compete in fall high school sports are taking it easy.

Many of those athletes are out nearly every day training and working up a sweat.

In fact, Bulldog Stadium is quite busy weekday mornings with football players performing drills on the turf and cross country athletes running around the track.