Ramona High School’s girls swim team finished the dual meet portion of the season with a 4-1 Valley League record after a May 3 home loss to Del Norte, which finished dual meet competition with a 5-0 league mark.
The Nighthawks’ 99-70 victory over Ramona, whose 89-64 victory April 30 at Valley Center set up the showdown between the two remaining teams without a league loss, gives Del Norte the advantage going into his week’s league meet at Del Norte. The final league standings, however, are based on
UPDATE: A three-vehicle accident that sent one person to the hospital blocked San Vicente Road in both directions east of Wildcat Canyon Road about 12:45 p.m. Monday.
The road was reopened just before 2 p.m.
Coach Jerry Patenaude is more than a golf coach and he teaches his athletes more than golf. After his Bulldog varsity golf team cinched the Valley League championship with a perfect league record of 8-0 by beating Del Norte 213-229, Patenaude addressed both teams.
There was some controversy and bickering after the final foursome finished its round. The two teams were playing for a championship. Del Norte came into the game with a 6-1 record and a Nighthawk win would give it a share of the championship.
Ramona’s and Del Norte’s high school baseball teams are tied atop the Valley League with 8-3 records and will face each other one more time, May 15, to end the season.
The Bulldogs entered the two-game Del Norte series trailing the Nighthawks by two games in battle for the Valley League pennant.
Coaches Robin Brainard, Cori McDonald, and Julie Doria have put their Bulldog softball team into a position to win the Valley League in the final week of the season.
The Lady Dawgs beat Oceanside and Mission Vista High Schools and a three win week in the final week will give the girls as least a share of the Valley League title.
The atmosphere was relaxed at the first of the two-day Bluegrass & Old West Fest on Saturday as Ramonans and visitors spread out blankets, sat at picnic tables or the fold-up chairs they brought from home, or strolled the Ramona Outdoor Community Center listening to music, attending workshops, enjoying the perfect weather, and talking with authentic re-enactors in the Old West Encampment.
Children played, adults talked and enjoyed the music, bands played, and the re-enactors brought guests back in time.
The festival continues this evening with Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley from 6:35 to 7:25, Hot Club of Cowtown from 7:30 to 9, and fireside talks and jams from 9 to midnight.
Sunday activities will start with the Taildraggers at 11 a.m. and end with Chris Clarke & Plow from 6:10 to 7 p.m.
Parking is free as is a walk through the Old West Encampment with Civil War re-enactors, Cowboy Camp, Saloon, Chuck Wagon, Pioneer Family, and the Mountain Man camp.
Tickets are available at the gate and online. Saturday tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets on Sunday are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
See ramonabluegrassfest.com for more.
The Bulldog tennis team finished the regular season with a non-league 15-3 victory over University City High School and then jumped into post-season action.
The Dawgs finished one of their best campaigns in school history by posting an 11-3 record overall and finished in second place in the Valley League with a 4-2 record.
All types of bluegrass music and an Old West encampment are taking over the Ramona Outdoor Community Center this weekend. Music, daytime and nighttime jam sessions, fireside storytelling, camping, food, and music workshops are among features.
The fourth annual event May 4 and 5 has three stages — two dedicated to the music and one reserved for the Old West portion of the festival.
Posing as a teenager, a sheriff’s deputy learned a lot about drugs at Ramona High School — enough to lead to four arrests, three young adults and a student.
The arrests last Tuesday are the result of a yearlong undercover investigation targeting drug-dealing at Ramona High and three other area high schools. The sting resulted in arrest warrants for a total of six minors and 13 adults.
A $4.97 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year is scheduled to be presented next week to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
The plan would increase spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1 by 2.5 percent over this year. It would also provide funding for the equivalent of 16,601 full-time jobs, an increase of 3.7 percent.