Category archives for: Youth

RHS baseball team, coaches instruct young players


Ramona High School’s baseball team and coaches pose with youth players who participated in their clinic on Jan. 26.

Youth wrestlers win medals at Beach Brawl


Ramona Wrestling Club, “The Pound,” took four wrestlers to compete in the 2nd Annual Beach Brawl at San Clemente High School and three brought back first-place medals.

The Jan. 12 tournament consisted of 400 wrestlers from California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

Bringing home first-place medals were:

Intra soccer to hold tryouts in February


Intra, a competitive soccer club in Ramona, will hold tryouts for younger teams during the week of Feb. 17-21 at the Ramona Soccer Fields.

Tryouts will be conducted for the following teams:

Boys Under 10, Boys Under 11, Boys Under 12, Boys Under 13, Boys Under 14, and Girls Under 11.

Youth invited to free fishing derby at Lake Poway on Feb. 8

A free Youth Only Fishing Derby will be hosted by the City of Poway at Lake Poway on Feb. 8, starting at 6 a.m.

The lake will be stocked with 1,500 pounds of fish. Prizes and a free barbecue will conclude the event.

Participants can avoid the early-morning rush to the derby by camping the night before at Lake Poway. For a $15 registration fee, participants can get fishing tips from the pros, enjoy a free dinner, and camp under the stars.

Ramona winners to compete in district playoffs

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Ramona Knights of Columbus Free Throw champions will compete in the San Diego District Playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The afternoon playoffs will be in the Saint Michaels Catholic Church gymnasium, 15546 Pom-erado Road in Poway, from 1:30 to 2:30. Registration will start at 1.

RHS baseball team, coaches host youth clinic Sunday


The Ramona High School baseball team will offer a clinic for youth baseball players, ages 8 to 14, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Ramona High, 1401 Hanson Lane.

The Bulldog coaching staff and players will concentrate on the fundamentals of the game. The cost of the clinic is $40.

To sign up for the clinic or for more information, contact coach Dean Welch at 760-787-4050 or at, or visit

Ramona Rotary honors January Students of Month

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STUDENTS OF MONTH—Ramona Rotary Club honors Ramona’s high school January Students of the Month. From left are: Montecito High School teacher Kara Evans and student Sarah Walker, Ramona High School counselor Jim Plum and student Breanna Hirsh, Mountain Valley Academy student Elizabeth Schweizer and teacher Maria Williams, and Rotarians Bob Murray and Amber Ramirez.

Ramona Boys and Girls Club basketball Star Standouts


Julia Plantz, 13, loves basketball. In addition to her Boys and Girls Club team, the Flying Dynamite Pickles, she plays on Ramona Rampage travel basketball team. She had an undefeated season with the Olive Peirce Middle School 7th grade volleyball team. When she’s not participating in sports, Julia plays six musical instruments, and is in the OPMS jazz and advanced bands.

Boys and Girls Club Star Standouts


Zach Reiling, a 4th-grader at Ramona Lutheran, has been playing ball for three years, including two in biddy ball. He has become a good ball handler and shooter.

Young athletes earn awards in fitness competition


Members of Ramona’s Neighborhood Crossfit team celebrate their victories at the 2014 Beast League Teen & Youth Fitness Competition at Crossfit Purpose in Huntington Beach. Ramona Crossfit’s 13-member team competed in age groups ranging from 9U to 18U, and each athlete had to complete a “workout-of-the day” that consisted of different body weight movements. Three members of the team placed first in their divisions, one took second, and three earned third place.