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Ramona amateur race driver wins national championship


Greg McCance of Ramona earned his second Sports Car Club of America National Championship at the 41st Tire Rack SCCA® Solo® National Championships held at the Lincoln, Neb. Airport, Sept. 6.

Driving a Subaru WRX, McCance toppe­d 33 other competitors in the E Street Prepared class to win the two-day competition that pits

Trimming trees for better reception


Last week I checked the sports’ page recently to see what college and high school football games were on the tube. The UT listed 35 games on Saturday but my satellite system had well over 50 choices. I also noted more high school football games than professional games.

Eric Box makes college football debut in San Diego


Eric Box, a 2012 Ramona High School graduate and Bulldog football player, made his college football debut Sept. 7 on Western New Mexico University’s team at University of San Diego.

Box, an offensive lineman, was on Western New Mexico’s special teams unit. The Mustangs lost to University of San Diego by 38-35.

Ramona Mitey Dawgs start strong


The Ramona Mitey Dawgs’ football team beat Valley Center, 33-6, in the season opener on Saturday. This was after a pre-season 28-6 win over Poway the previous week.

Head Coach Manny Lutz called the Mitey Dawgs’ defense unstoppable. Tackles by Peyton Silva, Josiah Bowman, Cole Mattson, Gabriel Muñoz, Brayden Nungesser, Chance Mattson, Nickolas Driscoll, Reese Lucero and Gabriel Lutz, combined with a quarterback strip and recovery by Colin Nungesser, were key to the Dawgs’ success.

Ramona Soccer League competes in second weekend of fall games

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Ramona Soccer League said it was a blazing hot Saturday, but that didn’t stop its young athletes from showing up to play. Lots of misters, ice, water guns, and snow cones not only kept the players cool, but added to the fun during the second weekend of fall season games.

Bulldog spikers function well as a team


Traditionally, Ramona High School’s girls volleyball team has an early-season, out-of-town tournament which encourages team bonding, and this weekend’s Watsonville Tournament will serve that purpose.

The ability to play as a team was demonstrated in Ramona’s first scrimmage Aug. 29 at Orange Glen High School.

Water Dawgs win opener, three invitational games


Ramona High School’s boys water polo team ended its first week of play with a 4-2 record after winning its Sept. 4 season opener at Helix High School and three of the five Poway Invitational tournament games, played Sept. 5 to 7.

“It gives us a lot of information on what we need to work on,” said Coach Donnie Williams.

Ramona High’s junior-senior boys team wins at Vaquero Stampede


Ramona High School’s cross country teams opened their season at the Vaquero Stampede meet in Lakeside with all four teams placing at least second, and 13 of the runners earning medals for placing in the top 20 in their race.

Ramona won the junior-senior boys division at the Aug. 31 meet while taking second in the junior-senior girls, freshman-sophomore girls, and freshman-sophomore boys races.

Ramonan unveils new Boltman tonight at Chargers game


After a three-year hiatus, Boltman is making a comeback to support the San Diego Chargers and will make his first appearance Monday Sept. 9, said the character’s creator, Ramonan Dan Jauregui.

The Chargers will kick off at 7:20 p.m. against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. The game is scheduled to be televised on KUSI-TV and ESPN.

Bulldogs beat Point Loma, 21-19, in a white-knuckler, face Grossmont Friday

As Yogi Berra would say, “It looked like déjà vu all over again.” The Bulldog football team got off to a fast start against Point Loma High School and led the Pointers 14-0 after two possessions.

It looked like a repeat of last week’s rout of El Cajon Valley High School. Then a couple of bad bounces, a special teams mistake, a pass interception off a tipped pass for a TD and a very physical second half turned the game into a white-knuckler that the Bulldogs hung on to win 21-19 on Friday.