Category archives for: Youth

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.

RHS baseball to offer youth clinic


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’s Rocky Lawler Field, 1401 Hanson Lane.

The Bulldog coaching staff and players will concentrate on the fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on the fun aspects. The cost of the clinic is $40.

Counselor helps teens deal with death of student, 17

A counselor was at Montecito High School Monday, the first day after the school district’s two-week winter break, to help students deal with the death of a fellow student, a school representative said.
A 17-year-old girl suffered head trauma and lacerations to her body after she broke through a second-story single-pane glass window of an apartment building and landed head first on concrete in the 900 block of B Street at 3:23 a.m. Jan. 1, reported the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire.
Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic Shawn Warcup said she was unresponsive and unconscious when medics from Stations 81 and 82 arrived. Her vitals were stabilized but she had swelling in her head, he said. She was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center where she died.

Boys and Girls Club Star Standouts


Dalton Norvell led his team to a victory in the first week of league play. He scored 17 of his team’s 23 points and held the other team to only 8 points. He looks to be leading his team to a very promising season.

Soccer alumni games raise $1,002 for Bulldog scholarships

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Ramona High School varsity-alumni soccer game is the one game each season that Michael Jordan, the school’s varsity boys soccer coach, doesn’t favor the Bulldog varsity.

Jordan, a 1989 Ramona High graduate, plays on the alumni side. This year’s game, played Jan. 4 on the Bulldog field, ended in a 2-2 tie.

Ramona Girls Softball offers walk-up registration Jan. 4


Ramona Girls Softball is accepting signups and will offer walk-up registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4 at its softball fields, Aqua Lane and Fifth Street.

Parents must bring their child’s birth certificate if registering for the first time.

Mail-in registration is also available. To obtain the forms to mail in, as well as additional information, visit

Girls U8 team goes undefeated in Scripps Ranch Tournament

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DIVISION CHAMPS—Ramona Soccer League’s Girls Under 8 team placed first in the U8 Girls Division of the Scripps Ranch Tournament Dec. 21 and 22. The Ramona players were undefeated. Standing from left are Adalyn Kobs, Addison Cruz, Coach Brian Williams, Piper Williams, Taylor Garner, Bailey Filice, Karlee Larzalere-Higuera, Coach Ashley Cruz, Layla Fait, and Head Coach Gavin Bangs. Front from left are Emily Wright, Gabby Ward, Claire Cannon and Dalylah Cruz.

Jiu Jitsu competitors place at Grappling X West Coast championships

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Members of the Ramona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition team competed in the Grappling X West Coast Championships.

Sisters Berlin and Savannah Kiddo each placed first in their divisions.

Achieving second place in their divisions were Gabriel Kiddoo, Emily Leyva, Hailey Friend, Van Salas, Jay Friend Jr., Cody Christ, Matthew Mendoza, Amado Ornelas, Chloe

Youth wrestlers place in back-to-back meets

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Ramona Wrestling Club —”The Pound” — took five new wrestlers and two four-year wrestlers to two recent tournaments and all seven placed in the competitions.

At the Dec. 1 Beginner and Open Tournament at Eastlake High School, the following wrestlers took home awards.

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Kiwanis donates $1,000 to robotics club and $500 to a prospective Eagle Scout


Ramona Kiwanis Club assists two youth projects with donations of $1,000 to the Ramona High School Neo-Tech Robotics Club and $500 to a prospective Eagle Scout during the club’s breakfast meeting on Saturday. Above, club president Kevin Bell, left, presents an oversized check for $1,000 to Ramona High School Neo-Tech Robotics Club students Joe Jennings and Emanuel Mora and club adviser and RHS teacher Richard Waters. Jennings and Mora demonstrated the club’s most recent robot, which is designed to toss Frisbees.