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Casa de Cambio wins first race as Del Mar Racetrack starts its 76th season

The 76th season of horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack got under way today, with jockey Joel Rosario and trainer Peter Miller sweeping the first two races.

Rosario rode Casa de Cambio to victory in the first race and Keep Movin’ in the second.

The one-mile, $100,000 Oceanside Stakes was set to be the ninth race of the day.

Ramona teen crushes state powerlifting records

Jack Marks, a 145-pound 15-year-old from Ramona, broke four state records at the USA Powerlifting California State Games on Saturday, July 13.

Lifting in the 148-pound class, he squatted 264.5 pounds and beat his previous state record by 30 pounds; bench pressed 148.5 pounds, setting a new state record by five pounds; and he deadlifted 303 pounds, which was 40 pounds over the previous record. His total of 716 — total weight of his three lifts for the day — is 95 pounds over the previous state record, according to Ramona’s CrossFit Brand X, where he trains.

Soccer team visits Sony headquarters for annual cup


Sony hosted Ramona Soccer League’s U13 Boys Intra team for its annual Sony Cup on Thursday, July 11.

The U13 team visited Sony’s U.S. headquarters in Rancho Bernardo and watched the top two Sony employee soccer teams play their final playoff match on the roof of one of the company buildings. The indoor-style game was an intense match that was eventually won by the blue team, which featured U13 boys’ Coach Isaac Garcia, reported the league.

Ramona girls win at horse show in Texas

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Three Ramona girls came home winners from the American Paint Horse Association’s Youth World Championship (AjPHA) show in Texas.

Catalina Gonzalez, 12, won a world championship title in the Novice Youth Reining 18 & Under class and a second world championship title in the Reining 13 & Under group. Catalina, the daughter of Dr. Jaime and Patricia Gonzalez, performed with her horse, Illegal Reward, a 2000 gelding. In the competitions, she was judged on correctly performing a selected pattern, including lead changes, transitions in

Gage Canning selected all state baseball


Gage Canning was one of only five San Diego area baseball players to be named to the 2013 Cal-Hi Sports All State Baseball teams.

Canning was named to the second team underclass team as an outfielder. He is the first Ramona High School sophomore to be named all state.

“Canning is a ‘five tool’ player who hits for average, hits with power, has speed, has an arm and can field his position,” said one local scout. “He is on everybody’s radar and he will have to decide between a major

INTRA BU15 team wins Kick for Hope tournament

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Ramona INTRA Boys Under 15 (BU15) team participated in the 5th Annual Kick for Hope tournament July 13 and 14 and came home champions.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit children in Africa whose lives are ravaged by poverty and disease.

The boys’ first game ended in a 6-0 win over Hotspurs with goals scored by Eduardo Saucedo (2), Andrick Molinero (2), Israel Torres (1), and Cesar Ramos (1). Intra’s second game against the Rebels ended in a

Middle school wrestlers place in area tournaments


Ramona middle school wrestlers placed in back to back tournaments this summer.

At the So. Cal Middle School Championships at Escondido High School on June 8, the Olive Peirce Middle School team took second place. Just a week before that the OPMS team earned third place at the 4th Annual Western States Championships at San Clemente High School.

Charity golf tournament to raise funds for Vietnam vet


The Jim Rhodehamel Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for noon July 26 at Mt. Woodson Golf Club, has been organized to raise both healthy heart awareness and funds to assist the tournament’s namesake who is a decorated Vietnam veteran.

Rhodehamel, who served 12 years in the Navy and is a fourth-generation San Diegan, underwent open heart surgery just over six months ago. He is

Leadership camps test cadets’ physical fitness


This summer cadets from the Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) attended leadership academies that tested their physical fitness and they came out strong.

Ramona’s NJROTC is an Area 11 Distinguished Unit and has been for three years. The unit’s commander, Lieutenant Commander Mike Ernst, and

Family to compete in triathlon

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The Vail family, which includes children ages 8,10 and 13, will be competing in a triathlon July 13 in June Lake.

“We’re all doing it,” said mom Christine Vail, who will be competing in the event for the fourth time, while it will be the second stint for her husband, Tark.