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Ramona beats Escondido 42-16


Ramona High’s football team is 4-0 on the season after beating Escondido 42-16 Friday at home.

The Bulldogs face Helix, the No. 1 ranked team in the county, next Friday.

Cross country teams bring home three first-place plaques

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The Mustang Invitational cross country meet at Rohr Park in Chula Vista on Friday ended with Ramona High School boys Gabe Plendcio and Matt Meskell winning their races and head coach Sherri Edwards taking three of the four first-place Silver Division plaques to Ramona along with a third-place team plaque.

“It was great,” Edwards said.

Spikers score Watsonville Tournament win

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Ramona High School girls volleyball team won the Watsonville Tournament on Saturday and will travel to San Dieguito Academy for a match on Sept. 25.

Five of this year’s varsity players were on the 2013 varsity squad. One of them, outside hitter Robyn Arthur, is the 2014 team’s only senior. The Bulldogs also have two juniors, five sophomores and two freshmen.

Practice began Aug. 11, and the team participated in six-team scrimmages Aug. 27 at Escondido High School and Sept. 3 at Mt. Carmel High School.

Ramona Bulldogs dominate Grossmont Foothillers in 45-27 win

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The team captains were their own highlight reel. Quarterback Marco Cobian bulleted 12 of 19 passes for 210 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, a marked improvement over last week when he only had one touchdown and threw two interceptions.

Running back Brandon Gansch got the call 32 times, carrying the ball 221 yards, averaging 6.9 yards and garnering one touchdown.

Bulldogs bring the heat in home opener win


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.
­—Nancy Sapper

Bulldogs beat the heat and the Point Loma Pointers

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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.

Girls tennis poised for league play


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.

Bulldogs beat Point Loma today


Ramona High’s varsity football team wins a nail-biter 7-6 today versus Point Loma, reports Sentinel sportswriter Nancy Sapper.

Cross country boys win junior-senior race at Vaquero Stampede

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.

Ramona Pop Warner: Dawg Pound Team Black opens season with 28-0 win

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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.