Category archives for: Youth

Teen finds wild racing at Nevada’s Wild West track

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randon Arthur, a Ramona teenager, went from the bottom to the top and back again in a wild race weekend during rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Reno, Nev.

It was Arthur’s first time racing on the Wild West Motorsports Park track, which climbs to the top of a ridge before plunging back down again. The one-mile track offers 1,000 feet of elevation change and the gravity assist makes it one of the fastest tracks in the series.

RHS hosts youth volleyball open gym

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Ramona High School volleyball teams are hosting youth volleyball open gym to students in middle school or younger from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, June 12 through July 17, in the RHS gym, 1401 Hanson Lane.

The open gym event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Connie Halfaker at 760-310-3868 or conniehalfaker@cox.net.

Youth football camp begins June 17

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Ramona Football Summer Camp for youths in the pee wee, junior midget and midget divisions is scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 17 to July 10.

Led by Ramona High School Athletic Director and head football coach Damon Baldwin, the camp will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ramona High School stadium, 1401 Hanson Lane.

Camp objectives and areas of daily emphasis will include introduction to weight training, football conditioning, core development training, and offensive, defensive and special teams football fundamentals.

United Methodist summer day camp starts June 9

Limited spaces remain at Ramona United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp that will start on June 9 and continue for the 11 weeks of summer.
Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for children ages 5 to 10. The camp is licensed by Community Care License through the State of California #376700812.
For more information, call 760-789-3435 or check go to www.lplc.ramonaumc.org.

10U girls team wins tournament championship

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At Ramona Girls Softball’s 22nd annual Valley of the Sun Tournament last weekend, the Ramona league’s 10U All Star team won the championship of the silver division, beating the Navajo team 13-11.

The tournament drew 39 teams, representing approximately 468 girls, from 11 different leagues: Ramona, Coastal Bay, Navajo, Lakeside, Imperial Beach, French Valley, Alpine, Fallbrook, Peninsula, 4S Ranch and Tierra Canyon.

Pony Baseball tournament draws 56 teams

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Ramona Pony baseball held its 32nd annual RBI Tournament May 23-26, drawing 56 teams, over 115 campers and more than 10 vendors.

The invitational was held at the Pony Baseball fields at Ramona Community Park where many visiting families parked their RVs and campers for the four-day event, some with premium views of the fields.

Many families set up canopies outside the fields where they relaxed in the shade and picnicked. Pony baseball volunteers kept busy cooking in the snack shack. A home run derby was held Saturday night and families

CrossFit athletes place at regional event

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Teen and pre-teen athletes from Ramona’s Neighborhood CrossFit competed in the Beast League SoCal Regional Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk, bringing home championships and awards.

Achieving podium finishes at the April 26 event were Matt Ross, first, 18U male division; Mackenzie Pilley, third, 18U female division; Sidney Din, first, 13U female division; Mollie Pilley, third, 13U female division; Ryan Din, second, 11U female division; Alton Parkes, third, 11U male division; and Payton Parkes, third, 9U male division.

‘The Pound’ wrestler wins youth state championship

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Representing Ramona Wrestling Club — “The Pound,” brothers Ryan and Tyler Badgett competed in the annual California USA Kids Folkstyle Championships in Fresno with Tyler Badgett bringing home a championship.

Tyler, 12, a four-year wrestler weighing in at 95 pounds, dominated the older novice bracket. After watching his brother compete in his first match with Oakdale doing an illegal freestyle move, Tyler’s adrenaline was rushing and he was determined to bring home the gold, according to his coach and father, Eddie Badgett.

2014 Miss Ramona title goes to Courtney Ford

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Courtney Ford, second from right, is crowned 2014 Miss Ramona while Elizabeth Bowersox, second from left, wins the title of Teen Miss Ramona during the Miss Ramona and Teen Miss Ramona Scholarship Pageant at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Saturday Night. The First Princess Teen title goes to Shannon Huff, left, and First Princess Miss to Chersten Sandvik, right.

Who will wear the crown?

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Sixteen girls will be competing in the annual Miss and Teen Miss Ramona Pageant that will take place at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center on April 12.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The pageant begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the gate.

Vying for the title of Miss Ramona are four contestants: Brenna Brean, Courtney Ford, Andrea Proctor and Chersten Sandvik.

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