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‘Excellent’ pitching gives Bulldogs 3-1 record

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The Bulldog baseball team opened the season in the Pirate-Falcon tournament, held March 8 through 15, and coach Dean Welch is pleased with his team’s first week of play. The Dawgs are 3-1.

Traditionally, teams coached by Welch are known for their hitting. However, so far this season Ramona’s pitching is what is carrying the Bulldogs.

“Our pitching has been excellent,” said Welch. Kyle Wilson has two wins. Even when he doesn’t have his best stuff, he still makes great pitches when he has to. Blake Workman drew the start against one of the best teams in the state and pitched well. We made some errors behind him and he didn’t hang his head. He just bore down and did the job.

Bulldog girls win 11 events, sweep hurdles in track and field opener


Ramona High School’s girls track and field team opened its season March 13 at home with a win over Rancho Buena Vista.

The Bulldogs took first-place points in 11 of the 16 events and swept both hurdles races.

“It was nice to get a win in the first meet for the girls,” said coach Sherri Edwards. “I was pleased with the way that the kids competed.”

Boys track and field loses to Longhorns, competes against Westview Thursday

The first track and field meet of the season for Ramona High School’s boys was at home March 13 against Rancho Buena Vista, but the Bulldogs lost the dual meet to the Longhorns.

“The boys competed well. We weren’t as deep as they were,” said coach Sherri Edwards.

A high school meet consists of 10 running events and six field events. The Bulldogs took first-place points in two of the track events and two field events. Ramona had the top two positions in the long jump; junior track

Graf brothers lead Bulldogs in three successful golf matches

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The Bulldog golf team enjoyed a good week as it beat Steele Canyon, San Pasqual and Vista in non-league matches to improve its record to 4-1 on the season.

“Senior Ryan Graf was the medalist in two of the three matches,” said coach Michael Gainey. “This brings his medalist total to three in the first two weeks of competition. As a team we are off to a great start and have two more non-league matches coming up this week.” Ryan Graf only played in two matches last week.

Davis hot at bat during Cougar Classic games


The Bulldog girls softball team picked up its first win of the season in the Cougar Classic last week, but lost three games to finish the tournament with a 1-4 record.

“It is very early in the season,” said coach Cori McDonald. “We are trying out some different options and working through some things. I have total confidence in this group of young ladies. I see us doing very well as the season progresses.”

Lacrosse coaches pleased with play despite two losses


The first week of games for Ramona High School’s girls lacrosse team produced a 1-2 record for the Bulldogs.

Ramona had three home games between March 10 and 14. The girls opened their season March 10 with an 18-8 loss to Rancho Bernardo, defeated Fallbrook by a 14-4 score March 12, and were on the short end of the 16-5 score March 14 against Poway.

Girls open swim season with victory over Sultans


The girls swim team at Ramona High School began its 2014 season March 7 at Santana High School’s pool and returned home with a 92-78 victory over the Sultans.

“It’s just exciting, an exciting way to start the season, to start off with a win,” said coach Jolyn Yanez.

A high school swim meet has 11 events and the Bulldogs took first-place points in the final nine of those. Ashlee Holabird, Paulina Bernd, and Jocelyn Schwegler each won two individual events and were on two first-place relay teams.

Bulldog mermen start season with wins


Ramona High School’s boys swim team began the 2014 season with victories March 7 at Santana High School’s pool and March 12 in a tri-meet at Grossmont High School.

The tri-meet included Patrick Henry High School.

The Bulldogs defeated Santana by a score of 87-83.

Bernas selected Valley League MVP for girls water polo

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All RHS starters given all-league honors
The Valley League girls water polo coaches selected Ramona High School senior Cassie Bernas as the league’s most valuable player for 2013-14 while giving all-league designation to all seven Ramona starters.

“I think Cassie really stepped up and did some good things in the pool,” said coach Donnie Williams.

Paulina Bernd, Jocelyn Schwegler and Holly Smith joined Bernas on the league’s first team. Daniella Talento and Morgan Wallace were second-team selections. Honorable mention recognition was bestowed upon Kaylin

Softball coach praises freshman pitcher

The Bulldog girls softball team opened its season at home with a 5-1 loss to Fallbrook High School during a tournament game in the Falcon Fiesta.

Hanah Bowen, a ninth-grader, got the start in the circle and received praise from coach Cori McDonald. Bowen scattered eight hits and limited the Warriors to two earned runs as she fanned six and only issued one walk. She pounded the strike zone throwing 70 percent of her pitches for strikes.