Category archives for: Youth

RHS Cheer and Song hosts golf fundraiser

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Members of Ramona High School’s Cheer and Song Leaders gather for a photo after hosting a golf tournament fundraiser at Mt. Woodson Golf Club. The girls thank those who participated in and contributed to the tournament. Contributions will go toward the costs of cheer and song competitions. The high school group consists of about 50 cheerleaders and 13 song leaders.

Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheer squad earns spot at nationals

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Ramona Pop Warner’s Pee Wee Cheer squad took first place out of 10 teams at regional competition in Long Beach. With the win, the squad will be headed to Orlando, Fla., to compete at the ESPN Sports Complex for the National Pop Warner title on Dec. 10. The team consists of Jacqueline Alfaro, Jasmine Alfaro, Berlin Brodie–Kiddoo, Ashley Clark, Haley Hammontree, Faith Haughton, Aspen Helmstetler, Olivia Manke, Natalie Megna, Cheyenne Rich, Sierra Rich, Gabriela Sawyer, Kirra Werner and Sara Zazas. Leading the girls are head coach Anna Knuth, assistant coaches Barbara Madden, Katie Knuth and Cierra Madden, and demonstrator Lily Fortunato.

Ramona High senior is National Merit finalist

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Of the 1.5 million entrants in the National Merit Scholarship Program, the finalist pool has been whittled down to a select group of 15,000 candidates. One is Kristyn Hietala, a senior at Ramona High School.

Hietala began her National Merit journey by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), an exam that is available to all high school students in grades 9 through 12 who plan to enroll full time in college no later than the fall following their completion of high school and who are citizens of the United States or are U.S. lawful permanent residents who intend to become U.S. citizens.

Auto Dawgs earn first and second place in regional competition

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The Ramona High School Auto Dawgs opened their competition season by taking first and second place in the National Hot Rod Association/Army Automotive Competition at Pomona Fairgrounds.

Ramona has opened its season at Pomona the past seven seasons with wins, said Mike Saavedra, RHS automotive teacher.

Pony Baseball offers spring ball signups Nov. 24

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Ramona Pony Baseball will hold signups for spring ball from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, and is offering a $10 discount per family for those who register in the month of November.

Signups will be held at the snack shack at the Pony Baseball Fields off Aqua Lane.

Additional signup dates are 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 11, and noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 12. Registration is also available online at ramonabaseball.com.

Pony Baseball to hold signups for spring ball Sunday

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Ramona Pony Baseball will hold signups for spring ball on Sunday, Nov. 17, and is offering a $10 discount per family for those who register in the month of November.

Signups will be held at the snack shack at the Pony Baseball Fields off Aqua Lane during the scheduled times below. Registration is also available online at ramonabaseball.com.

Girls 12U softball travel team to hold tryouts Saturday

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The local 12U Girls Allstar/Travel team is looking for hard-working, dedicated players interested in a more competitive level of softball and will hold tryouts on Saturday.

To be eligible, a player’s birth year must be 2001 or 2002.

Tryouts for the team will be conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Ramona Adult Fields, 929 Elm St. For more information, contact Mike Jimenez at 760-703-3279.

Club swim team competes in local meets

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The Ramona Swim Team, a competitive club that was formerly part of Heartland Swim, participated in the Fast C Meet in Fallbrook.

Representing the Blue Team at the Oct. 19 meet were Katelynn Dodd, Trinity Garcia, Quinton LaRosa, Bryon Larson, Scott McClure, Christian Rowland and Noah Snyder. Together they achieved 86 percent best times and walked away with six new B times. Garcia achieved two personal bests, adding a new B time in the 100 backstroke. In the freestyle swim,

Pony Baseball begins signups for spring ball

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Ramona Pony Baseball will begin signups for spring ball on Sunday, Nov. 3, and is offering a $10 discount per family for those who register in the month of November.

Signups will be held at the snack shack at the Pony Baseball Fields off Aqua Lane during the scheduled times below. Registration is also available online at ramonabaseball.com.

Youth soccer teams mark breast cancer awareness day

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Ramona Soccer League celebrated breast cancer awareness day on Saturday, Oct. 26, and players got into the spirit by accessorizing with pink in a variety of ways.

There were pink socks, pink jerseys, pink ribbons, pink hair, and even pink snow cones at the snack stand. Ramona Soccer League wanted to help celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to those affected by the disease and to support ongoing research to find a cure. The effort resulted in a fun and colorful day at the soccer fields.

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