Category archives for: Youth

Boys and Girls Club Basketball Star Standouts


Cameron Odom, 12, is a sixth-grader at James Dukes. She has been a year-round athlete since the age of 5. This is Cammie’s first year playing sports in Ramona. Cammie enjoys playing field hockey, volleyball and is currently playing lacrosse in Poway.

Undefeated seventh-graders take league championship


Olive Peirce Middle School’s seventh-grade boys basketball team are the undefeated North County League champions with a 12-0 record.

The OPMS players beat teams from Valley Center, San Marcos, Mission Hill, Bonsall, and Fallbrook by an average of 30 points. The team is coached by Thomas Pacheco, Tyler Villa, and Tonee Leavitt. On Wednesday the OPMS team had one more game — a friendly scrimmage at Meadowbrook Middle School.

Ramona Pony Baseball Opening Ceremonies canceled

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Due to weather conditions, Ramona Pony Baseball Opening Day ceremonies scheduled for Saturday are canceled.

The fields are closed. League officials ask that people stay off the fields today and Saturday.

Make-up games and the basket auction will be rescheduled.

For more about the league, see

Boys and Girls Club Basketball Star Standouts


Chase Newman is a second-grader at Mt. Woodson. His favorite subject is math. Chase is super competitive on the basketball court. His dream would be to play college basketball at BYU, SDSU or Duke. If he could go anywhere, he would go to a college football game or basketball game.

OPMS 7th-grade basketball team remains undefeated


Olive Peirce Middle School’s seventh-grade boys basketball team is undefeated with a record of 8-0 and received first seed in the playoffs for the North County league.

The OPMS seventh-graders have beat teams from middle schools in the Fallbrook area, San Marcos and Valley Center. Approximately 15 boys participate on the team, which is offered as an OPMS after-school program.

They will compete in the playoffs on Feb. 25 and if they win will play Feb. 27, said Tyler Villa, one of the OPMS coaches.

Teens place at CrossFit challenge


Ramona teens Emma Sedach, Matt Damm, Samantha Goldstein, Sophia Mittman and Grady Vazquez each earned podium places at CrossFit Brand X’s International Varsity Teen Gauntlet of 2014 in Ramona.

Mittman ranks fifth in the world in her division.

The event, held Jan. 26, hosted 64 teen athletes, challenging them on 10 physical skills: strength, speed, endurance, power, agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, accuracy and stamina.

Boys and Girls Club basketball Star Standouts


Hunter Mackenzie, 13, is a 7th-grader at Olive Peirce. He has played soccer, baseball and basketball and looks forward to trying track. He enjoys watching baseball, going to Disneyland and being with friends.

Library invites children to Royal Valentine Tea Party


Children are invited to dress up as a prince or princess for a Royal Valentine Tea Party at Ramona Library at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

The hour-long celebration in the library’s children’s area will include activities and crafts.

Miss Ramona Brianna Abarca and Teen Miss Ramona Shannon Singleton are expected to appear in their princess regalia. A “tea” of punch and snacks, such as heart-shaped cookies, will round out the holiday event.

Intra soccer announces tryouts


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

Below is the tryout schedule for the different teams:

•Boys Under 10: 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 20, Field 4

Boys and Girls Club basketball Star Standouts


Devan Matthews, 12, is a sixth-grader at James Dukes Elementary School. His favorite sport is basketball but he also likes to play football with his friends. He enjoys hiking with his family, air soft battles with his friends, video games and RC cars.