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Former RHS running back works with racing horses

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As 1986 and 87 All Avocado League running back for Ramona High School and a varsity track team member, Mike Allen loved to run, but today he is more interested in the running of horses.

Allen is ranch manager at Tommy Town Thoroughbred Farm in Santa Ynez and was recently at the Del Mar Racetrack with the farm’s horses.

After graduating from RHS in 1988, Allen went on to play at San Diego Mesa College and then finished his college career at Bethany College in Kansas.

Intra soccer teams compete in Dave Shelton Memorial Tournament

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All seven Ramona Intra soccer teams participated in the Dave Shelton Memorial Tournament July 19 and 20, playing a variety of club teams from San Diego and Orange counties.

Held at Frances Ryan Park in Escondido, the Dave Shelton event was the first tournament of the season for many of the teams, and for a few it was their first tournament as a new team.

The teams and their records from the tournament are:

92065 pool team competes at BCA nationals

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A team of Ramona pool players competed at the BCA Pool League National Championships in July after qualifying to represent San Diego at the event.

“Ramona in general has the best pool players in San Diego,” said Henry Preciado, who served as captain of the team, dubbed “92065.”

Competing on the team with Preciado were Ramonans Chad Bennett, Bill Mellecker, Nick Iorio, Eric Whitford and Jess Libsack.

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

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