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Stransky, Cobian selected for all league team

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Coaches in the Valley League honored two Bulldog basketball players, senior Scott Stransky and sophomore Marco Cobian, by placing them on the 2014 All Valley League second team.

Coach David Reichner did not attend the meeting. The usual procedure for selection to an all Valley League team is for an athlete to be nominated by his coach. The coach then presents statistics and information to the other coaches in the league and the coaches vote on the team.

Winning streak ends for girls basketball

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Ramona High’s girls basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight of the CIF Division II playoffs by beating Bonita Vista High School 70-47 before being upset by Santa Fe Christian High School during a quarterfinal game in the Dawg House last Friday. The loss ended the longest winning streak in Ramona basketball history.

The Bulldog girls had won 19 consecutive games before losing to Santa Fe Christian by a score of 62-43. Coach Dan Marshall’s charges finished the season with a 23-7 record and were the undefeated Valley League champions.

RHS boys basketball finishes season with 13-13 record

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Coach David Reichner’s Bulldogs lost to Foothills Christian High School 85-64 in the first round of the Division III CIF playoffs.

The Dawgs finished the season 13-13 and were 5-5 in league action.

Ramona got off to a good start and led 4-0, but the Knights came back with a 24-8 run and led 24-12 going into the second quarter. Ramona mounted several comeback attempts and got within 9 points twice in the second half but whenever the game got close, the Knights went to their 6’9” sophomore forward T.J. Leaf as he was impossible to stop. Leaf finished the night with 35 points and 17 rebounds. His 11 defensive rebounds kept

Roberts featured on cover of USA Gymnastics Magazine

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Gymnast Ryan Roberts of Ramona is featured on the cover of USA Gymnastics Magazine’s February issue.

The 21-year-old Roberts was one of four representing the U.S. on the Senior Men’s Double Mini-Trampoline Team that earned the gold medal at the 2013 Tumbling and Trampoline World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, in November.

RHS boys basketball team’s season ends after loss in CIF playoffs

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The Ramona High School boys basketball team lost to Foothills Christian High School 85-64 in the first round of CIF Division III playoffs.

Acknowledging the team’s winning season, Bulldog coach David Reichner said on the team’s website: “Like the Olympics ending, the locker room had the same feel after tonight’s CIF game; bitter-sweet.”

Park projects take step back

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Proponents for three projects recommended for Park Land Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) funds have had to take a step back to go through the proper channels.

Nearly $700,000 is available in PLDO funds for recreational uses in Ramona. The county charges the park fee with residential building permits.

Three of the projects on the eight-item PLDO Priority List — an amphitheater, Ramona soccer field expansion and Girls Softball LED scoreboards ­— are in Ramona Community Park, which is owned by the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD). The water district leases the land to the Ramona Parks and Recreation Association (RPRA), which is responsible to make sure all activities meet the insurance and permit requirements

No injuries reported in airplane accident at Ramona Airport

Tuesday, Feb. 25—An airplane ran off the runway during landing at Ramona Airport this morning, but no injuries were reported, said a sergeant at the sheriff’s Ramona station.

The accident, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, involved a single-engine fixed-wing aircraft, Sgt. John Boyce reported.

Ramona Airport was temporarily closed while the Federal Aviation Administration was notified, he said, adding that FAA will be handling any necessary follow-up investigation into the cause of the incident.

On the Dawg Plate: Ramona High’s CIF playoffs schedule

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“This week brings an exciting week of Bulldog sports as our winter teams move on to CIF action,” says Ramona High Athletic Director Damon Baldwin.

Here is what is on the “Dawg Plate,” he notes.

Tuesday Feb. 25

•Girls Water Polo plays in the CIF semifinals at La Jolla High School’s Coggan Pool at 5:45 p.m. against No. 1 seed Valhalla High.

Girls soccer earns ninth seed in CIF playoffs

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The CIF playoff selection and seeding meeting on Feb. 22 gave Ramona High School girls soccer team its first playoff match in three years.

The team was given the ninth seed and a first-round match Feb. 25 against No. 8-seed Horizon Christian Academy at Horizon. The match will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The first-round winner plays Friday at Escondido Charter.

Wrestlers finish second at CIF; eight advance to Masters Meet

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Coach David Tomaino’s Valley League championship wrestling team will advance eight wrestlers to the Masters Meet on Friday and Saturday at Mission Hills High School.

The Bulldogs finished second as a team in Division III behind Brawley High School of Imperial County, so technically the Bulldogs are the best Division III team in San Diego County.

“As a team I thought we competed very well,” said Tomaino. “We did our part in the head-to-head bouts with Brawley, pinning two of their wrestlers in the finals. We just didn’t get any help from the rest of the field. We are still hungry at this point, which is a good sign heading into the Masters.”

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