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Two Ramonans score in judo tournament

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Two participants on the Ramona Judo Team from the Ramona School of Martial Arts, members of the Unidos Judo Club-USJA, scored two silver medals during the Cal All State Games Tournament.

Gerald Denney won second place after a half throw scoring 2 points “Wazari” and then finishing with two 15-second “Yokoshio” (side mount) hold downs.

Michael Brindley scored a second place after a partial throw and then a “Keza-gatama” (scarf) hold down for 20 seconds.

Ramona tandem captain leads way for visually impaired


As his tandem bike sat unused in the garage, longtime cyclist Patrick Nelissen said he knew he hit the jackpot when, by chance, he discovered a website that was all about teaming up on a bike.

Not only would the 46-year-old Ramonan be able to ride his tandem bike but he saw “an opportunity to give back while having fun.”

Girls basketball stages free camp in Ramona


Ramona High School’s girls basketball program performed a community service when coaches and varsity players held a mini-camp and drop-in league in the school gym.

Participation in the four-day camp was free. And the girls even hosted a barbecue on the final night of the camp.

Cookies and pies equal another record-breaker for Ramona Junior Fair


“Oh man, all that stuff is so awesome.”

“I just love those chocolate chip cookies. They are the best.”

“It’s the pie. I just can’t resist a good pie.”

Ramona Pony baseball schedules winter ball signups

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Ramona Pony Baseball will start signups for winter ball this weekend at the snack bar, 417 Aqua Lane.

The winter ball season runs from Sept. 8 to Nov. 17. Parents must bring their child’s birth certificate when registering.

Below is the signup schedule:

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