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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

RSL offers last weekend of fall soccer registration

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Parents have just a few more days to sign up their children for Ramona Soccer League’s fall season, says the league.

The last weekend of in-person registration takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Quiznos, 1664 Main St., in the Stater Bros. shopping center.

Registration by mail for the fall season will be accepted until July 15. To register by mail, go to RamonaSoccer.com, fill out the registration form and send it in with the fee and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

Intra BU16 team plays in Pegasus Cup

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Ramona Soccer League’s Intra Boys Under 16 team traveled to different locations in San Diego County to participate in the 17th annual Pegasus Cup.

The first game was June 28 in Poway against Aztecs FC Rodriguez, which ended in a 0-1 loss. Intra manager Leo Landgrave said it was a well-matched game and the boys played well.

The second game was against Arsenal FC San Diego Elite and ended in a 0-0 tie.

Academy-bound and preparing to serve

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Four Ramona High School 2014 graduates will be continuing their educations and preparing to serve the country.

Co-valedictorian Karl Sapper, Matt Lawler and Garrett Glaudini will be entering the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Travis Kerchner will be enlisting in the Navy and attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Sapper earned a 4.5 grade point average and served in FUSION, a service club. He earned varsity letters in football and tennis, played volleyball and wrestled. He was a team captain, a Scholar Athlete of the Year and won the Coaches Award in

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