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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.”

Softball team wins two games, loses one in Falcon Fiesta


The Bulldog softball team won two games and lost one in the Falcon Fiesta. They will enter Valley League play with a 7-7 record

Hanah Bowen had her most impressive outing of the year as the freshman pitcher went seven innings and limited Escondido to one run on only one hit as she struck out nine Cougars the 6-1 victory.

Kailey Hill paced the offense with a 2-for-4 effort with a home run, a double and two RBIs Jordyn Fick went 1-for2 with an RBI and scored a run. Bre Hirsh contributed a double to the offense. Christina Barrameda,

Ramona’s boys tennis team shuts out Orange Glen


The varsity tennis team made a statement before starting its 20-day spring break. The Dawgs beat Valley League foe Orange Glen 18-0 at Riviera Oaks.

“We had Christian (Failla) back in this match and our singles line up was unstoppable,” said coach Rose Darrough. “Chad Martin and Seneca Utech continue to play very strong in doubles. Karl Sapper and Matt Lawler subbed in for our No. 3 doubles team and won their first varsity point. The whole team played well as we are playing for a good draw in the CIF team playoffs.”

Bulldog baseball record stands 7-3 entering Valley League play


The Bulldog nine dropped two close games to El Camino and La Costa Canyon on the road but returned home to beat Fallbrook to up their record to 7-3 as they go into Valley League action.

El Camino used its home field advantage and came from behind to beat Ramona 3-2. The Dawgs got RBI singles from CJ Broussard and Zach Sherman to take a two-run lead into the sixth inning. The Wildcats rallied for two runs in the sixth and scored a walk off run in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand the Dawgs their first loss in the North County Tournament.

Ramona High’s golf team continues to pile up victories

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Coach Michael Gainey’s Bulldog golf team had a busy and productive week as it won three matches on the road, beating Valley League foes Mission Vista and Orange Glen, and, in a non-league tilt, Francis Parker.

Ryan Graff continued to pile up medalist honors as he added two more to his resume. The Dawgs are 11-1 overall and are at the top in the Valley League with a 4-0 record.

“The team did great, continuing their awesome winning streak as we’ve hit the halfway point of the season,” said Gainey, adding that he and the team were looking forward to competing at home against Francis Parker on Wednesday, April 9, and San Pasqual on Thursday, April 10.