Category archives for: Youth

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.

Arsenal FC schedules soccer tryouts for ages 14 to 17

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Arsenal FC San Diego North competitive soccer will hold tryouts for boys and girls between the ages 14and 17 on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, at Hanson Elementary School, 2520 Boundary Ave.

Girls’ tryouts begin at 1 p.m. and boys’ tryouts start at 2:45 p.m. Athletes should bring a soccer ball, cleats, shin guards and water, and wear a white or gray T-shirt.

Visit RamonaFC.com to print out a tryout waiver form and have the athlete bring it to the tryouts.

Barnett Elementary hosts Quadruple Crown Series race

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Fifth-graders take off from the start line in the Quadruple Crown Series race at Barnett Elementary School on Friday. Participating in the one-mile races are elementary students in Ramona and Julian schools. The next race, hosted by Mt. Woodson Elementary School, will be at Ramona Grasslands on April 25.

Children celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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The Read Across America event celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss at Ramona Library March 4 was “a big success,” reported Stephanie Hurst, president of the Iota Rho chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers society, which hosted the party.

Held annually, this year’s Read Across America event drew approximately 250 people, said one volunteer.

Boys and Girls Club Basketball Star Standouts

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Hunter Pietila, 11, is in sixth grade at Ramona Community School. He is very athletic and plays multiple sports including baseball, soccer, cross country running and basketball. This is his fourth season of basketball. He dreams of making it big in the NBA.

Intra Soccer offers tryouts for teens

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Intra Soccer, Ramona Soccer League’s competitive soccer club, will conduct tryouts for teenage teams from March 17 to 22 at Ramona Soccer Fields.

Below is the tryout schedule:

•Boys Under 16: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, and Wednesday, March, 19, Field 1.

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