On a hot and humid Friday evening, the Ramona Bulldogs beat the Grossmont Foothillers 45-27 before a large crowd on Pop Warner Night at the Dawg Pound.
The Bulldogs offensive and defensive teams were able to shore up most previously seen cracks enabling them to dominate Grossmont’s team from the line of scrimmage.
The crowd was treated to big plays in the form of Garrett Binkley, Brandon Gansch and Marco Cobian.
Full story to come.
Ramona High School’s varsity football team went in search of cooler temperatures and a 2-0 record on Saturday and they came away with both.
While Ramona’s temperature climbed toward 100 degrees on the thermometer, the Dawgs found Point Loma’s cooler ocean breezes blowing their way, allowing them to beat the Pointers 7-6.
Ramona High School’s varsity girls tennis team is poised for league play after facing four non-league rivals over the past two weeks and coming away with a 3-1 record.
Head coach Rose Darrough has strung together an eclectic group of athletes who have played softball, volleyball and soccer as well as tennis. This year’s team has returning players Megan Douglas, Elizabeth Bowersox, Hanna Kent, Rebecca Vaca, Danielle Vizcarra, Grace Berry and Jamie Roe, who are joined by newcomers Kristen Janak, Kaley Sapper, Renee Hogervorst and Betsy Dean.
Sep 7 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Ramona High’s varsity football team wins a nail-biter 7-6 today versus Point Loma, reports Sentinel sportswriter Nancy Sapper.
Sep 6 2014 | Posted in News
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The 2014 season debut of Ramona High School’s cross country teams at the Vaquero Stampede in Lakeside included the Bulldogs winning the junior-senior boys competition.
Ramona defeated Del Norte by 3 points in the race. The Bulldogs had a total of 38 points while the Nighthawks finished the race with 41 points. El Capitan placed third.
Sep 5 2014 | Posted in Sports
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The Ramona Pop Warner Dawg Pound Team Black (Jr. Pee Wee) secured a win versus Oceanside Pirates on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Wilson field.
The score was 28-0 halfway through the second quarter. Cameron Dingman and Josh Johnson each scored two touchdowns.
Gabriel Munoz made two successful field goals. Colin Nungesser and Blake McIntyre made successful catches achieving first downs, and Josiah Bowman and Jay Friend Jr. had a strong running game.
Quarterback Brayden Nungesser led the team to its first victory in its first game of the season. Peyton Silva, Chance Mattson, Cole Mattson, George Cohen, Dillon Contreras, Reese Lucero and Nicolas Driscoll had many impressive tackles that added to the team’s win and held the Pirates to a zero score, said head coach Manny Lutz.
“This team has talent and works hard, but most importantly has fun,” said Lutz.
Sep 2 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Last season’s first-team all-league running back, Brandon Gansch, returned with a flourish as he rushed for 159 yards on 10 carries and scored 4 touchdowns on the night.
Gansch is running this season with an angel on his shoulder pads after his father’s death in a motorcycle accident this summer. James Gansch was a super fan not just of Brandon, but of all the Ramona players. As such, the team has chosen to honor James by wearing his initials on their helmets this season. Brandon seemed to score at will during the game.
Ramona High School Bulldog Erik Schmidt runs the ball in Ramona varsity’s first game of the season against El Cajon Valley High.
The Bulldogs won 55-13 in El Cajon Friday night.
After weeks in the weight room, hot summer days on the gridiron, and even weekly yoga classes, the Ramona High School football program was ready for battle in what has become an annual tradition in late August: The San Pasqual 4-Way Scrimmage.
This event serves as the last tune-up before it counts, with the 2014 season beginning Friday night, Aug. 29, at El Cajon Valley High School.
Describing herself as “very, very poorly coordinated,” adding with a chuckle, “ask my granddaughters,” Kathy Carpenter has finally found a sport in which she can excel.
The 71-year-old Ramonan has been running half marathons and just completed the Triple Crown — a trio of half marathons in San Diego County. She took first place among women in the 70-74 age division for each race.
“I’m just having fun,” Carpenter said.