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Bulldog baseball beats No. 1-ranked Titans in North County Tournament

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Baseball coach Dean Welch’s Bulldog nine started the North County Tournament with two wins — one of those being against the county’s top-ranked team.

The Ramona High players are now 6-1 on the season as they enter the second week of the tourney before starting Valley League play on April 8.

The Bulldogs were the bracket breakers in the North County Tournament as they beat the county’s No. 1-ranked team, Poway High School, 5-2. Poway had just beaten the No. 3 team in the county, Rancho Bernardo, to earn the No. 1 billing.

Subcommittee proposes dropping South Bypass from road priority list


Transportation and Trails Subcommittee creates new lists of road projects

The proposed Southern Traffic Bypass will not be on the revised road improvement priority list that will be presented to the Ramona Community Planning Group at its April 3 meeting.

That was welcome news to the approximately 50 residents who attended the planning group’s Transportation and Trails Subcommittee meeting March 24 to show their opposition to the multi-phase South Bypass, which is on the planning group’s 2009 Top 10 priority list.

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Bulldog soccer goalie Jesse Bonilla was presented with the Most Valuable Player award at the boys soccer team’s post-season banquet.

“Jesse, with his words and actions, his leadership, how he kept us in games, his motivation, he was our most valuable player throughout the entire season,” said varsity head coach Michael Jordan.

Brandon Duarte took home the Offensive Player of the Year award.

Two girls get MVP awards at soccer banquet

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At the Ramona High girls soccer team’s post-season banquet, two players received Most Valuable Player awards.

Senior Bianca Scodellaro was selected league MVP while junior Taylor Stacy was the CIF Most Valuable Player.

Ramona posted a 4-6 record in Valley League competition, and the league’s coaches named Scodellaro as an all-league first team player. Scodellaro played forward for the Bulldogs this year.

Stallman, Ford take first in Falcon Relay events

During the individual events in the Falcon Relays track and field meet at Torrey Pines High School, Ramona High School sophomore Holly Stallman won the girls 100-meter dash while senior Courtney Ford topped Division 2 long jumpers.

Stallman had a time of 12.54 seconds and was within 1/10 of a second of her school record of 12.44 seconds that she set at the CIF meet last year.

Ramona boys track and field defeats Westview 72-59

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Ramona High School’s boys track and field team traveled to Westview High School for a March 20 dual meet and returned home with a 72-59 victory.

“We haven’t beat Westview since I’ve been coaching here, so that was a nice win,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.

Track and field scoring gives 5 points for first place, 3 points for second place, and 1 point for third place. The Bulldogs swept the points in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the 300-meter hurdles.

Sheriff’s reports: Jewelry, two pistols stolen from Mussey Grade home

Two pistols and approximately $1,800 worth of jewelry were reported stolen March 12 in a residential burglary in the 15600 block of Mussey Grade Road, according to the sheriff’s Ramona substation.

Among other reports filed at the Ramona station:

Ramona landscaper wins awards at Garden Masters show


For the sixth consecutive year, Ramona landscaper Scotty Ensign was invited to participate in the Garden Masters exposition at the San Diego Spring Home and Garden Show and, as in the past, he walked away with awards.

“I’ve won a different award every year,” said the owner of Scotty’s Plantscapes.

Director walks out — again


Accusations and a heated exchange among some members of the Ramona Municipal Water District board resulted in one director walking out of the meeting — for the second consecutive meeting.

“This is getting to be repetitious,” said Director Rex Schildhouse as stood up after being stopped from proceeding with his director comments by Board President Darrell Beck and a ruling from legal counsel near the end of the March 11 meeting.

Lacrosse coaches pleased with play despite two losses


The first week of games for Ramona High School’s girls lacrosse team produced a 1-2 record for the Bulldogs.

Ramona had three home games between March 10 and 14. The girls opened their season March 10 with an 18-8 loss to Rancho Bernardo, defeated Fallbrook by a 14-4 score March 12, and were on the short end of the 16-5 score March 14 against Poway.