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Bulldog softball advances to CIF quarterfinals


Ramona High’s softball team beat Rancho Buena Vista at home and Cathedral Catholic on the road in Division I CIF playoff games. The Valley League champions are now 22-8 on the season and are playing in the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs on Thursday at Poway’s Sportsplex Park.

The Rancho Buena Vista game started with a leadoff home run by RBV’s Falepolima Aviu and ended with a walk-off home run by Ramona’s Kailey Hill. Between those two swings was one heck of a softball game.

Playoff loss at Eastlake ends lacrosse season

Ramona High School’s girls lacrosse team ended its season with a CIF Division II quarterfinal loss to Eastlake.

The sixth-seeded Bulldogs traveled to third-seeded Eastlake on May 13 but were on the short end of the 11-5 final score.

“We wanted to win, but Eastlake was the higher seed,” said assistant coach Al Cavell. “We were hoping to break the bracket.”

County finds issues with solar project


San Diego County has numerous issues with San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposed solar plant on Creelman Lane, saying some findings may be difficult to satisfy.

That includes making such a project compatible with the community character, according to the Planning and Development Services’ scoping letter on the project.

The utility has filed for a major use permit to construct a 4 to 5 megawatt solar energy facility on approximately 17.5 acres of its property at the northwest corner of Creelman Lane and Ashley Road. The installation

Cycle Dawg wins state championship


Ramona High School Cycle Dawg Jaron Cappos achieved a first place win at the California High School Mountain Bike State Championships, held in Monterey May 11, while teammate Gwendalyn Gibson earned a third-place finish.

Cappos won the state championship for the Division 2 sophomore boys bike competition with a drag race finish, said an excited coach Robert Grace.

Bulldog tennis finishes second in league


The Ramona High tennis team lost its first-round playoff match to Steele Canyon High School on the road. The Dawgs finished the season with a 7-6 record and in second place in the Valley League with a 4-2 record.

“We were down four players due to AP exam conflicts,” said coach Rose Darrough. “We will be at full strength in the league individual and doubles tournaments next week.”

Adam Mazzola is seeded third in individuals and Garrett Wilcox is the No. 4 seed. In doubles play Seneca Utech and Chad Martin are the No. 4 seed. All players seeded above Ramona are from Del Norte, according to the

Undefeated in league, Bulldog baseball to face Oceanside this week

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Ramona High baseball swept Del Norte High School in a two-game series to set up a three-game series for first place in the Valley League with Oceanside High School (14-10, 8-2) this week. Ramona improved to 20-4 on the season and 10-0 in the Valley League.

“Our bats are on fire and we have three pitchers who would be the aces of any staff in the league. We still have a big series with Oceanside and a game with Del Norte left, so the season is far from over,” said coach Dean Welch.

CrossFit athletes place at regional event


Teen and pre-teen athletes from Ramona’s Neighborhood CrossFit competed in the Beast League SoCal Regional Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk, bringing home championships and awards.

Achieving podium finishes at the April 26 event were Matt Ross, first, 18U male division; Mackenzie Pilley, third, 18U female division; Sidney Din, first, 13U female division; Mollie Pilley, third, 13U female division; Ryan Din, second, 11U female division; Alton Parkes, third, 11U male division; and Payton Parkes, third, 9U male division.

Bulldogs sweep four running events against Pirates

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Ramona High School’s boys track and field team ended the Valley League dual meet season with a 1-3 record, but in four running events during a 77-59 loss at Oceanside the Bulldogs swept the three scoring positions.

“I thought that the boys were competitive,” said head coach Sherri Edwards. “I’m happy that we didn’t get blown out by them.”

Only dual meet records determine team league championships. The Valley League meet, which will be at Valley Center High School, will begin with preliminaries May 13 before concluding with finals May 16, and will

Bulldog golfers to face league foe Del Norte Thursday

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The Ramona High golfers are 6-1 in league play and have a shot at the only team that beat them, Del Norte, at San Vicente Golf Resort on Thursday.

The Bulldog team improved to 17-2 on the season last week when it traveled to Cottonwood Golf Club and beat Steele Canyon 209-231 in a non-league match.

Ramona High’s Ryan Graf walked away with his ninth medalist honor of the season as he shot a 38 on the par 36 front nine.

Girls track and field finishes 2-2 in dual meets, prepares for league

Although Ramona High girls track and field did not win the Valley League team championship, the Bulldogs finished with a 2-2 record after defeating Oceanside by a 72-59 score on the Pirates’ track.

The league champion team is determined by the results of dual meets.

The opportunity for individual league championships and qualifiers for the CIF meet will begin May 13 with preliminary races and field events at Valley Center High School and will conclude in that stadium with the May