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Two league victories give Bulldog spikers winning record

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Ramona High School’s boys volleyball team began the 2014 season by losing its first four matches, but league wins April 9 at home against Orange Glen and April 11 at Valley Center gave the Bulldogs a winning record for the first time this season.

With the two victories, Ramona has an overall record of 8-7 and a Valley League record of 3-1. The April 23 league match at San Pasqual will conclude the first round of league play.

Bulldog girls take 93-34 victory over Patriots in track and field events


A day after Ramona High School’s girls track and field team earned its first Valley League victory of the year, Courtney Jackson tied for fourth place in the Friday night pole vault at the Arcadia Invitational meet.

The Bulldogs defeated Orange Glen by a 93-34 score April 10 at the opponent’s school. Jackson, who cleared 11 feet to win the pole vault at Orange Glen, had a distance of 10-9 in the April 11 Arcadia meet session.

“She was a little bit disappointed, but it was a big meet so it was really good competition,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.

Boys track and field evens league record

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Although Ramona High School’s boys track and field team opened Valley League competition with a loss, the Bulldogs earned their first league win April 10 at Orange Glen to even their league record at 1-1.

“We swept pretty much almost every event,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.

The Bulldogs return to league competition April 24 at home against Del Norte following participation in the April 19 Jaguar Invitational meet in Valley Center.

Leadership, strong pitching contribute to Bulldog girls’ wins in league play


The Bulldog girls softball team opened Valley League action with two strong pitching performances that resulted in two league wins on the road.

Coach Cori McDonald was pleased with the team’s pitching, hitting and especially the senior leadership.

“Our senior leadership got us two league wins,” she said. “To say that they stepped up to the plate would not be a cliché. Amber Davis, Kailey Hill and Bre Hirsh all hit home runs. Christina Barrameda was robbed of a

Ramona High girls swim team opens league with win over Sultans


Ramona High School’s girls swim team commenced this year’s Valley League competition with a 105-61 home win against Valley Center High School.

“Pretty excited about our start to the season. Pretty nice to start off with a win,” said coach Jolyn Yanez.

The April 3 win was actually the third for Ramona, whose schedule included four pre-league dual meets and who will continue league competition Thursday at home against Escondido Charter.

Bulldog mermen win league opener

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Ramona High School’s boys swim team won its Valley League opener at home, beating Valley Center High School 117-31.

“I’m happy with the way the team’s coming together this season,” said coach Jolyn Yanez.

The Bulldogs compete in a Valley League contest at home Thursday against Escondido Charter.

Bulldog baseball sweeps three-game series


Watching Ramona High’s baseball team play Mission Vista High School is like listening to Sirius Radio: the hits just keep on coming.

Ramona opened Valley League play by sweeping a three-game series over Mission Vista. The Bulldogs got dominant pitching and a season’s worth of hits in the league opening series.

Joel Mitchell had a week to remember at the plate. The senior first baseman/designated hitter hit four home runs in the series and has hit five home runs in the last four games.

Cycle Dawgs earn fourth-place team finish

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Ramona High School Cycle Dawgs achieved fourth place as a team — their best finish this season — during their recent bike race in the mountains above Lake Isabella at the Keyesville Special Recreation Management Area.

The “Cruise the Keys” race April 7 consisted of five-mile laps with over 700 feet of climbing in each lap, according to coach Robert Grace.

Stallman adds high jump to track and field performances


The bad news for Ramona High School’s girls track and field team is that it lost its Valley League opener at home against Valley Center, but the good news is that head coach Sherri Edwards has likely found a high jumper for future meets.

Ramona sophomore Holly Stallman, who established herself as a sprinter last year, made the April 3 meet her first competition in the high jump and won that event with a distance of 5 feet.

Boys volleyball finds tough competition in league play


Valley League play will test the Ramona High boys volleyball team’s ability to compete with the top squads in the circuit.

The Bulldogs compete at Valley Center on Friday. They won their Valley League opener April 2 at Del Norte and played competitively April 4 in a four-game loss at Escondido.

“We played pretty well,” said coach Jeff Klauda. “It was encouraging. We’re getting better every time we come out.”