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Barnett Elementary to stage “The Time Machine”a Broadway Revue

Barnett Elementary students rehearse for a hat routine in “The Time Machine,” a musical that will be staged May 24 and 25. Photo/Shelley Tinkess

Forty-four Barnett Elementary students, ranging in ages from 7 to 12, have been doing high-struts and tumbling runs and singing their hearts out in preparation for performances of the upcoming school musical, “The Time Machine (A Broadway Revue With a Twist).”

The performance includes 11 tunes familiar to the Broadway stage. Among them are “Comedy Tonight!” from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum to George M. Cohan’s familiar “Give My Regards to Broadway.”

Ramona Community News Briefs

Directors of the Ramona Municipal Water District agreed to terminate weed abatement services with the private company, Fire Protective Services Inc. (FPS), and instead rely primarily on the state to provide such services through CalFire.

Within Ramona is a 74-square-mile area in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) for which the state has financial responsibility of preventing and suppressing fires, according to RMWD staff.

Dotson, Johnson win at Palomar League finals

Preston Johnson places first in shot put competition in the Palomar League finals on Friday. Photos/Sherri Cortez

The Palomar League track and field meet saw Ramona High School take first place in two boys events.

During the league finals May 13 at Poway High School, Trevor Dotson broke his 8-day-old school record by totaling 45 feet 4 inches in the triple jump, which was also the furthest distance of any Palomar League competitor.

Bulldog girls send 10 to CIF swim meet

Based on times throughout the season, 10 Ramona High School girls swim entries qualified for the CIF meet.

All three relay teams qualified for the CIF Division II preliminaries, which were held yesterday at Del Norte High School after this issue of the Sentinel went to press and which determined the swimmers who will advance to Saturday’s CIF finals at Del Norte.

RHS sweeps Aztecs to start volleyball playoffs

Ramona High School’s boys volleyball team started its participation in the CIF Division III playoffs May 13 with a three-game win over Montgomery.

The 25-19, 25-18, 25-14 home win earned the Bulldogs a home semifinal match against La Jolla that was played Tuesday night after this issue of the Sentinel went to press. The winner of that match will play in Saturday’s CIF finals at Canyon Crest High School.

Ramona baseball finishes week with solid victory

Senior second baseman Zack Adamos strokes a single at Torrey Pines during Saturday’s doubleheader. Adamos also made some key defensive plays for the Dawgs. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

When asked about shutting out Torrey Pines in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader on the road, Coach Dean Welch was all smiles.

“It was a great way to finish the week,” he said. “We lost a game in extra innings on Tuesday and got beat up in the first game of the doubleheader. Torrey Pines was the number one team in the CIF at one time during the season and is a very solid club. Jason Snodgrass sure picked a perfect time to pitch his best game of his career. He shut them out and went the distance. I couldn’t ask for more.”

Ramona high golfers show their elite talent during tournament

Joseph Fortunato, Palomar League individual champion, takes second place in the North County Conference Tournament. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

The Ramona Bulldog golf team showed that it is one of the elite teams in the CIF by making a great showing at the North County Conference Tournament at Woods Valley Golf Course on May 9 and 10.

Junior Joseph Fortunato turned in a great individual performance, said Coach Jerry Patenaude. Fortunato fired a one under par 70 on Day 1 to lead the entire conference. Fortunato shot a 76 on Day 2 of the tourney to finish with a 146. He won the Palomar League individual title and finished second in the North County Conference.

Kayla Kahn’s Motocross challenge

Kayla Kahn has her sights set on a Pro Motocross license. Courtesy photo

Having talent and hefty goals is one thing. But having everything stripped away from you while you’re trying to excel at life is something very different. Working through that kind of challenge is what makes the great ones stand out among everyone else.

Kayla Kahn looks like just such a person.

Ramona High tennis finishes toughest season in school’s history with an even record

Ramona showed that it belonged in the CIF Division playoffs. The Bulldogs beat El Capitan and lost a close match to Cathedral Catholic.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a 9-9 record and played one of the toughest schedules in school history.

Ramona High swimmer Glaudini wins individual medley race at league finals

Ramona High School freshman Garrett Glaudini once again broke his own school record in the 200-yard individual medley during the Palomar League meet finals May 14 at Rancho Bernardo High School, and his time of 1:59.48 also won the race to make him the league champion.

Glaudini’s victory in that event was Ramona’s only first-place showing in the league meet. The Bulldogs, who had a total of 14 swimmers and no divers, finished sixth among the six teams.