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Ramona High’s No. 1 doubles team wins four sets in league tennis action

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The Ramona High School tennis team lost to Del Norte at home and then went on the road to beat Orange Glen in Valley League play.

The Dawgs are 2-1 in league play.

Del Norte, the Valley League’s No. 1 team, beat Ramona 17-1 on March 25. Chad Martin and Seneca Utech, Ramona’s No. 1 doubles team, picked up the lone team point and posted scores of 1-6, 6-3 and 4-6. James Janak and Josh McDonald went 0-6, 0-6 and 1-6. Joey Guzzino and Eric Taft posted scores of 0-6, 1-6 and 2-6.

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.

Grand jury has no-cost, low-cost ideas for improving school safety

Plans for keeping school children safe in the region should have greater emphasis on identifying potential threats and training students, staff and parents to recognize and report suspicious behavior, according to a report released Monday by the 2013-14 county grand jury.

These and other no-cost or low-cost actions can be taken by schools and school districts to strengthen their security planning and preparedness, even in an era of tight budgets, the report states.

Ramona Calendar of Events

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SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, hosted by Ramona Community School PTSA, March 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane, $5 per person, free for ages 3 and younger.

Donations pay for school roof repairs

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Donations from three sources are plugging leaks at Ramona schools.

Roofers completed some repairs earlier this year, and other work started after the recent storm that dumped 3.55 to 5 inches of rain, with varying amounts recorded in different sections of town.

Ramona team ranks sixth in second day of San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition

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Ramona High School’s robotics team ranks sixth today, the second day of the San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition in downtown San Diego.

The Ramona students are competing against approximately 60 teams, reports Kim Lasley, Ramona school board member at the competition in Valley View Casino Center, formerly San Diego Sports Arena.

Ramona man, 57, dies while fishing on Lake Sutherland

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A kayaker who died at Lake Sutherland Saturday was identified Monday as a 57-year-old Ramona man .
San Diego Lifeguard divers recovered Leonard Kevin Jones’ body from the lake on Sunday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A city worker noticed an upside down kayak at Lake Sutherland Dam just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Christine Robbins said.
The city worker told authorities the man, who frequently fished at the lake, had a heart condition, another sheriff’s official said. Fishing season at Lake Sutherland opened on Saturday.
Robbins said deputies checked the shoreline and asked for a helicopter to help in the search. A search-and-rescue team was unable to find Jones before dark, and the search was resumed about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Jones was declared dead at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was pending.
Lake Sutherland, owned by the city, is east of Ramona off state Route 78 and Sutherland Dam Road.
A kayaker who died at Lake Sutherland Saturday was identified Monday as a 57-year-old Ramona man .
San Diego Lifeguard divers recovered Leonard Kevin Jones’ body from the lake on Sunday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Ramona High’s boys basketball coach resigns

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David Reichner, head coach for the Ramona High School boys basketball team for three years, has submitted his resignation, effective immediately, Damon Baldwin, director of athletics at the school announced Friday.
“Ramona High School appreciates the three years of hard work and commitment Coach Reichner provided in his tenure here with our student athletes,” Baldwin said in an email. “Ramona High School wishes Coach Reichner success in his future.”
Ramona High will being a search process for Reichner’s replacement in the immediate future, said Baldwin.

Compare your Oscar picks with the Academy judges

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Who’s your Oscar choice for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director? See how you compare with the Academy Award judges.

County offers sandbags, road reminders as storms near

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With significant rain headed to the region, San Diego County is offering free sand and bags to residents in the unincorporated areas.

•In Ramona, sand and bags are available at Fire Station 82, 3410 Dye Road. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill their bags.

•In Julian, sand and bags are available at Cal Fire Station 50, 1587 Highway 78. Bring a shovel.

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