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Girls and Boys leagues start Winterball signups

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Winterball signups for Ramona Pony League and Ramona Girls Softball begin this weekend.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, registration for boys winterball will be available at the Pony fields’ snack bar at 417 Aqua Lane.

The cost, which includes hat and shirt, is $95 per player and $80 for a sibling of a player. Parents need to bring their children’s birth certificates to registration.

Local flier soars for Team USA

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At the recent World Gliding Championships in Finland, a Ramona resident was one of seven on Team USA.

To qualify for the team, Garret Willat won the 2013 U.S. Club Class Nationals in Mifflin, Penn.

“That got me enough points to make it on the team,” he said.

Softball’s 12U All Stars slug it out in three games at state

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Ramona Girls Softball’s 12U All Star team enjoyed three games before their 10-4 loss to French Valley at the Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) state championships last weekend in Lancaster.

“The girls played with heart, teamwork and had impeccable sportsmanship,” said coach Sean Jackson. “These girls represented Ramona with pride. I cannot single out any one player, as they all deserve mention. This team is the embodiment of team work!”

Pony Baseball teams find tough competition at championship tournaments

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Two Ramona Pony Baseball teams, 12U and 7U Pinto Red, competed in championship tournaments during the past week.

The 12U boys team played in the Super Regionals in Whittier, which is similar to a state tournament. The Ramona team lost its first game on July 17 to West Covina by a score of 19-9, after leading in the fourth inning by 8-1.

On Saturday, the boys dropped a game to Murrieta, 3-2.

Partnering in the pool

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Sounds of cheering and splashing could be heard from Ramona High School’s pool on Wednesday mornings when a group of students learned water polo from peers who know the game well.

The program proved beneficial for the Adapted Physical Education (A.P.E.) students who have moderate to severe disabilities, their swim instructors and the volunteers who helped.

“I love the kids,” said peer tutor Tatiana Lloyd-Dotta, who volunteered. “It’s an amazing opportunity and eye-opening about life.”

Timeout with Tambo: Fired up and ready for the 2014 football season

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Joan (Thomsen) Snelling, a June 1953 graduate of Downey High School, moved to Ramona in July of the same year and has been serving Ramona ever since.

She attended San Diego State for one year before going to work for Pac Bell. She worked for Ma Bell for 31 years.

Snelling has been a member of every Ramona High School boosters club since 1953.

Bulldog Yoga

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“Stand like a proud warrior,” Emily Maehler instructed the Ramona High School football team.

And she wasn’t talking about a fighting stance or even a fierce mentality. She was leading the Bulldogs in a morning yoga class, an element new to this year’s summer football training.

“Yoga is great for strength, flexibility and injury prevention,” said head football coach and Athletic Director Damon Baldwin. “Many professional athletes, professional sports teams and college programs are incorporating yoga as a regular part

Ramona 7U Pinto Red heads to World Series

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Ramona Pony Baseball’s 7U Pinto Red team will be playing in the 7U World Series in San Marcos on Friday, and will face Carlsbad, a rival from the Fallbrook Tournament held earlier this season.

The game begins at 4:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Pony fields.

The 7U Pinto Red team began its All Star season at Ramona’s RBI Invitational on Memorial Day weekend and played three games. The players then traveled to Fallbrook where they had tough competition that included Escondido, Carlsbad

Intra BU16 competes in Crusader’s Cup

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Ramona Intra BU16 soccer team played in the Crusaders Cup July 5 and 6, ending the tournament third in its bracket.

During the first game the BU16 teammates played TVSA Hawks from Temecula. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The boys’ Saturday afternoon game against Chula Vista FC was played at Alliant University. The game ended in a 0-1 loss for Intra in the last five minutes of the game.

Six Bulldogs play in Spanos All Star Classic

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Ramona High School was well represented in the 24th Annual Alex Spanos All Star Classic football game.

Six Bulldog players and three coaches participated on the North team in the 21-17 shoot-out, won by the South team. The lead changed hands four times and the game was not decided until the final play of the game.

Nathan Cherek was a defensive standout who did the job as shutdown corner against the South’s high-powered attack. The University of Idaho-bound speedster had a key interception, broke up several passes and made a touchdown-saving

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