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Ramona’s boys tennis team shuts out Orange Glen


The varsity tennis team made a statement before starting its 20-day spring break. The Dawgs beat Valley League foe Orange Glen 18-0 at Riviera Oaks.

“We had Christian (Failla) back in this match and our singles line up was unstoppable,” said coach Rose Darrough. “Chad Martin and Seneca Utech continue to play very strong in doubles. Karl Sapper and Matt Lawler subbed in for our No. 3 doubles team and won their first varsity point. The whole team played well as we are playing for a good draw in the CIF team playoffs.”

Norvell donates $550 to rib fest benefiting senior nutrition program


As a gold sponsor of Ramona Senior Center’s 9th Annual Rib Fest, Stephanie Norvell recently donated $550 to help put on the fundraiser that benefits the senior center’s nutrition program.

“I value the seniors in our community and want to help out when I can,” said Norvell, Town & Country Home Loans and Real Estate broker.

And, she added, “I’m proud to support Pete (Bakarich),” senior center board member who heads the rib fest committee each year.

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


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


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


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


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


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.