Sports

SR Little League

Each year, the first place teams from both the American and National Leagues in Minors AAA and Majors divisions attend the Tournament of Champions. It is a single-elimination tournament that includes the 15 teams in our local district.

This year, Scripps Ranch Little League will add one more championship pennant to its collection. The Minors AAA White Sox are the championship team of the District 32 Minors Tournament of Champions!

Managed by Peter Dreszer and coached by Tom Fawcett, these 12 boys remained undefeated throughout this single-elimination tournament. The White Sox began the tournament by beating Presidio, 18-8.

Three days later, they scored an 8-2 victory over the tournament hosts, Clairemont Hilltoppers. Four days after that, the White Sox beat Mira Mesa, 5-2.

The teams were getting harder to beat each time. The tournament ended with the White Sox facing undefeated Rancho Penasquitos Central (RPC) in the championship game. RPC scored one run in the top of the first inning. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when Scripps Ranch got a run.

In two exciting extra innings, the White Sox had runners on second and third with two outs. Then, a hard hit ball to RPC's all-star shortstop was overthrown to first, scoring the winning run.

Congratulations to our Minors AAA White Sox, all of them all-stars. The team members are: Tyler Zuchowski, Warren Woolsey, Philip Walby, David Klueck, Evan Khoury, Ed Higginbotham, Andrew Fehl, Daniel Fawcett, Miles Dreszer, Max Denhart, Miles Cole, and Zac Bange.

Thanks to SRLL Sponsors

Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) would like to thank this year's sponsors. We also request that all who participate in our Little League program, and the rest of the community, support these very generous people.

Running our program is very expensive compared to our other youth programs. It requires extensive player and umpire equipment and field maintenance, as well as uniforms, umpire fees, and trophies.

Without the assistance of our sponsors, registration would be much more than it is today. This year, we began a Diamond Club sponsorship program for any sponsor who donates more than $1,000.

Many thanks to A.G. Edwards for their very generous donation and the two beautiful scoreboards at Jerabek Park. Our gratitude also goes out to:

  • Nokia Mobile Phones
  • Clairemont Cycle Supply
  • Advanced Transmission
  • Monahan and Roth, LLC
  • Gerald Unhold, DMD, MD
  • Pacific Claims Service, Inc.
  • Dixieline Lumber Co.
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Mary Lynne Grana, RDH
  • Batters Box
  • Treasures by the Sea
  • Rusty Strickland--Prudential California Realty
  • Play It Again Sports
  • The Printing Shoppe
  • Walter Andersen Nursery
  • Moody's Lunch Service
  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
  • Nasland Engineering
  • Ed Prehoden--Prudential California Realty
  • San Diego Spine Center
  • Superior Planning
  • Kennedy Auto Electric
  • Jim Arbuckle--Valvoline Oil
  • CalFed
  • Ocean Beach Auto
  • Totally Thomas
  • Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital
  • Blue Skies Landscape
  • Filippi's Pizza Grotto
  • Law Offices of Theresa M. Erickson
  • Scripps Ranch Old Pros
  • Labels West
  • Four Season Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Scripps Ranch Civic Association
  • Larry Okmin, DDS, Orthodontist
  • UCSD Cardiovascular Center
  • Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant
  • Scott Ray--ReMax Associates
  • Shawn Bissonnette, MD--Pediatrics
  • Burnham Real Estate Services
  • Qualcomm

Little League Fall Ball

Players who did not receive a sign-up form in the mail and are between the ages of 8 and 11, contact Jon Starr at [[email protected]] or 693-8108.

Boys 14 Win Tennis Championship

Congratulations to the boys 14 and under for winning the San Diego USA Team Tennis Division. They had a season record of 7 wins and 1 loss. In June, the boys represented San Diego and competed at the University of California, Los Angeles to win Southern California's USA Team Tennis tournament.

They placed first among seven different teams representing Southern California to win the championship trophy. Robin Ogburn, the pro at Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club, coaches the team.

The team captain is Debbie Lustigson. Members of the team included Tyler Branning, Warren Howe, Eric Lam, Stephen Lustigson, Luca Salvadori, Matt Sorenson, and Logan Swartz.

Old Pros Sunday Soccer Fall 2002

The Scripps Ranch Old Pros sponsor Sunday Morning Soccer 2002, from Sept. 8 until December. Come kick around with us. Men ages 25 and older-- some are much older--are welcome.

Registration is open to all until Thursday, Aug. 22, on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration fee gets you on a team and includes a T-shirt, an end of season barbecue, and 12 to 13 weeks of fun and games. The number of weeks depends on the number of teams. For applications or more information, please contact Ian White at 536-9012 or [[email protected]].

Soccer Wins

Congratulations to the Scripps Ranch Boys Under 9 Red Team and the Boys Under 10 Red Team for winning the Pegasus Cup Tournament. It took place on the University of California, San Diego campus in June.

Champions--Again!

The 2002 So-Cal state champions Scripps Ranch Soccer Club Boys Under-15 continued dominating their competition. In June, they won the Southwest Classic Tournament in Temecula. The team, led by Coach Karim Ben Marzouk, captured the trophy with wins against Arsenal Red, PSA, NHB, and the hometown favorite team SW Classic.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club now has a nine game unbeaten streak. It started in April when the team began their drive to the State Cup Championship.

Team members are Adam Boisvert, Greg Fitzgerald, Kurt Fleischman, Gerardo Flores, Alan Ismaj, Jeff Neu, Kevin Ott-Wright, Alfredo Parra, David Payne, Chris Supergan, Mark Urbino, Daniel Valdez, Bradley Van Lom, Damian Villalva, Craig Von Kalinowski, and David White. Congratulations to all the boys for their latest championship win!

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club-- Upcoming Events

Opening day for the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 am to 5 pm at the Community Park. A wide array of fun family activities is planned for the event. Join us for a day of food, soccer games, special guests, and kids games. Soccer pictures for all recreational and competitive players and teams will be taken this day. Plan to come and join the fun.

We will hold our annual 3-on-3 tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17. More details on the tournament are posted on the website. Applications for the tournament can also be downloaded from the website.

Recreation coaches, there are coaches meetings scheduled for Thursdays, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, and Oct. 17. All are at 7:30 pm at the Recreation Center at the Community Park.

If you have any questions regarding the SRSC, call the SRSC hotline at 974-5393 or check out our website at [www.scrippsranch.com/soccer].