The final sports season of the 2011-12 school year starts on Presidents Day weekend.
All athletes going out for a sport must have a Ticket To Play to try out or practice. There will be no exceptions. Even athletes who have had a Ticket To Play from a previous sport must obtain a new one.
The information and paperwork to obtain a Ticket To Play are in the main office at Ramona High School. Prospective athletes are advised not to wait until Feb. 17 to start doing the paperwork as some paperwork must be taken home and signed by a parent or guardian and there is no school on Feb. 20. For information throughout the season on any spring sport, visit www.ramonausd.net/rhs and click on athletics.
Baseball — Coach Welch
The season begins on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. for freshmen and sophomores and 11 a.m. for juniors and seniors. Tryouts will continue on Monday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. for freshmen and sophomores and at 11 a.m. for juniors and seniors. The final day of tryouts will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m. for juniors and seniors and at 3 p.m. for freshmen and sophomores. Meet at the RHS baseball fields at the back of campus. Anyone with questions before the first practice may email Coach Welch at email@example.com.
Boys Golf — Coach Patenaude
The season begins on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2:45 p.m. Golfers will meet Coach Patenaude at the San Vicente Driving Range at 24157 San Vicente Road in San Diego Country Estates. Golfers will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:45 p.m. Practice throughout the season will be Monday through Thursday from 2:45 to 5 p.m. unless there is a match that day. For more information before the first practice, email Coach Patenaude at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Lacrosse — Coach Bliss
Tryouts begin Saturday, Feb. 18, at Bulldog Stadium at 1401 Hanson Lane. New players are to be ready to start at 10 a.m., returning junior varsity and varsity players at 11 a.m. Players are to have athletic shoes, stick, goggles and a mouthguard (no clear or white). For more information, contact Coach Bliss at RHS in room E15 or by email at email@example.com.
Softball — Coach Rodriguez
Tryouts begin Monday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. at the RHS varsity softball fields on the RHS campus. All athletes will meet at 9 a.m. Anyone with questions before the first practice may email Coach Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys Swim — Coach Yturralde
The season starts on Monday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. for everyone. Anyone with questions before the first practice may email Coach Yturralde at email@example.com.
Girls Swim — Coach Yanez
The season begins on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the pool at RHS, 1401 Hanson Lane. Practice begins at 2:30 p.m. for varsity and junior varsity swimmers. Go to the Girls Swim page of the Ramona High School Athletic site for more informaion. Anyone with additional questions may contact Coach Yanez at Starfish7212@aol.com.
Boys Tennis — Coach Failla
Tryouts begin on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. Tryouts, practice and home matches are at Riviera Oaks Raquet Club at 25382 Pappas Road. Students may ride the district school bus to practice. The first week of practice/tryouts will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Anyone with questions may contact Coach Failla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field — Coach Edwards
Tryouts begin on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at RHS Stadium, 1401 Hanson Lane. Anyone with questions may contact Coach Edwards at email@example.com.
Boys Volleyball — Jeff Klauda
Tryouts will begin on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the “new gym” at RHS, 1401 Hanson Lane. Varsity volleyball (this includes 11th- and 12th-graders with experience) will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Junior varsity and Freshmen tryouts will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tryout practice schedule will vary depending on basketball practice and playoff basketball game schedule as volleyball and basketball use the same gym. More details will follow. Regular practice times will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. for varsity and from 5 to 8 p.m. for junior varsity/freshmen. Coach Klauda says, “Bring an open mind, a strong work ethic, and your Ticket to Play. Everyone is expected to be on time.” Questions? Contact Coach Klauda at Olive Peirce Middle School, 760-787-2462, or firstname.lastname@example.org .