Sports

 

Register For Little League

Our registration for the spring season is now in full swing! If you have not yet registered, just go to [www.scrippsranchLL.org] and click on the "Register" button. We are doing our entire enrollment electronically this year. You will not find hard copy forms on our website any longer. If for some reason you are unable to register online, please let us know and we will find a way to accommodate you. In addition, if you are interested in managing or coaching this year, please let us know.

Important dates:

  • Saturday, Dec. 6--Walk-in verification day at the Information Center on Cypress Canyon Road. Stop by if you did not play in our league last year. Parents of all first-time players need to show us your child's birth certificate and residency verification. Also stop by to drop off your volunteer form, special consideration request forms, and so on, or if you have any questions.
  • Sunday, Dec. 14--You must register by this date to avoid a $30 late fee and ensure a spot in the appropriate division.
  • Saturday, Jan. 10--Assessments for most 10- to 12-year-olds.
  • Saturday, Jan. 17--Assessments for most 8- to 9-year-olds, and 7-year-olds who want to be eligible for MAPS draft; and, assessments for Juniors division.

If you have registered, you will receive an email in January indicating the specific time of your assessment.

We have a large assortment of field improvements that we would like to complete before the spring season, but these projects are expensive! If you can help us out by making an additional donation along with your registration, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to reach me, you can drop me an email at [[email protected]].

Rob Babbush, SRLL President

10th Annual Baseball

Skills Clinic

This is an opportunity for our youngest Scripps Ranch baseball players to learn the game of baseball and help the less fortunate learn baseball too. It's also a way to support our own Scripps Ranch High School baseball program!

On Sunday, Jan. 25, from 11 am to 1 pm the SRHS Falcons baseball team will hold a Baseball Skills Development Clinic for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds registered to play Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) in 2009. Please visit [www.scrippsranchLL.org] for any updates on date or time.

The first-time players will attend for the first hour of the clinic from 11 am to noon. The second- and third-year players will attend the second hour from noon to 1 pm. The clinic will be held at the SRHS baseball field. The "price of admission" is the donation of new or used baseball gear for our adopted baseball leagues in Tijuana communities.

As an alternative to donating equipment, we allow participants to make an optional cash donation to the SRHS baseball program. Participating young ballplayers will get a jump on their baseball season by learning the basics of fielding, hitting, throwing, and base running. They also will get a chance to rub elbows with our own SRHS Falcons and Coach Thompson's coaching staff.

In the past nine years of this event we have had an overwhelming turnout. In collaboration with SRLL we have gathered donated baseball gear to equip three to four teams each year. Plus, this clinic has yielded a generous financial donation for the SRHS baseball program.

Special thanks go to SRLL for its continued partnership with this program and the donation of used Little League equipment to help disadvantaged Tijuana communities. If you have any questions, want to donate equipment, or want to get involved, please contact Drew Silveira or Thomas Schmidt--SRHS seniors--or Greg Haddow at 578-5258.

Scripps Ranch Girls Softball

Registration has started for the Scripps Ranch Softball Association's (SRSA) 2009 season and continues through Monday, Dec. 15, for girls ages 5-14. There are discounts of $25 for first-time players for all ages. For online registration and more information, please go to the SRSA website at [www.eteamz.com/srsa].

There is a tremendous opportunity to strengthen softball skills through the SRSA. Scripps Ranch is hosting the "Second Annual Scripps Ranch Winter Softball Camp" with guest instructor Dana Sorensen on Friday through Sunday, Jan 2-4. Please refer to the website for more information on this season's clinics and for more details regarding clinic registration.

The Fall Ball season has come to a close with the 8 and Under Division winning the Mira Mesa Fall Ball Championship. The Scripps Ranch girls (pictured on page 53) won in a come-from-behind fashion and ended the game with Megan Fields striking out a batter for the third out. Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and parents.

Boys Lacrosse: Boys spring lacrosse online registration is open now. This is the only way to register and participate in the spring youth lacrosse season. We are excited to enter our fourth competitive season in the San Diego County Lacrosse Association (SDCLA) league, which has two divisions: 7th-8th grade, and 5th-6th grade. Scripps Ranch also has a Pee Wee division for 3rd-4th grade and 1st-2nd grade players.

Plans are forming for preseason Monday night clinics in early December and January. Selection to specific teams will be evaluated on age, ability, and experience. For details and a link to online registration, visit [www.srlax.org].

Girls Lacrosse: The girls middle school lacrosse season moves from fall to spring starting in spring 2009. Online registration is now open for players in grades 5-8. Also, Scripps Ranch Lacrosse (SRLAX) is proud to announce the start of the Junior Girls LAX program for girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

Girls winterball lacrosse is underway with tournaments in January and February. For more details and a link to online registration, visit [www.srlax.org].

If you have any questions, please contact me at [[email protected]].

Kevin Rodenbeck, SRLAX

Scripps Ranch National Junior Basketball (NJB) begins play in its 12th season the first weekend of December! Our chapter is the largest NJB chapter in the county. This year's league has 37 teams and more than 350 neighborhood boys and girls in grades 3 through 8. You can find all the rosters at our "Teams" button at [www.ScrippsRanchNJB.org].

Our league is made up entirely of volunteers, from our coaches to our board of directors. We'd like to thank all our coaches for volunteering this season:

Boys' Coaches:

  • Cory Binns
  • Dennis Brewster
  • Ruben Cabreros
  • Doug Coates
  • Dave Cranny
  • Chuck DenHerder
  • James Dixon
  • John Gerber
  • John Grant
  • James Iannone
  • Brian Jewell
  • Craig Levitt
  • Nils Madden
  • Mark Mossuto
  • Tom Mudd
  • Mike Patel
  • Brad Rodgers
  • Fred Schmitz
  • Greg Severn
  • Wendell Smith
  • Ken Vecchio

Girls' Coaches:

  • Scott Alling
  • Brett Almquist
  • Edgar Camerino
  • Kathy Caputo
  • Doug Coates
  • Jon Delacruz
  • Matt Erickson
  • Mark Hawblitzel
  • Chris Jeans
  • Vince Martinez
  • Chris Matthew
  • Dan McDermott
  • Doug Pettit
  • Ed Walton

In addition to our coaches, we'd like to thank the Scripps Ranch High School basketball coaches for all their help--boys' varsity coach Anthony Tucker and girls' varsity coach Nancy Moyer! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, and we hope everyone enjoys the season!

Dennis Brewster, NJB Chapter Director

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

We just finished our third season of Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) football and cheer, and it was another great year. Our Pee Wee Red team finished with a 6-2 record and earned a spot in the playoffs. Our Jr. Pee Wee team finished 6-3, our Jr. Midget team finished 5-3, and both Flag teams had four wins! We also are happy the high school is seeing benefits, as many of our former players now play for the high school teams.

Our cheerleaders also had a great year. All six of our cheer squads participated in the San Diego cheer competition and had a great time. Flag and Mitey Mites did an outstanding job in their exhibition performances. Jr. Pee Wee had a great routine, Pee Wee took second place in their division, and Jr. Midget and Midget both took first place. The older squads advance to the Wescon Regionals. We thank the high school cheerleaders who spent hours teaching the routines!

We wrap up our season with the Sun Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 6. We will hold our end of the season coaches and sponsors party on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club. This is our time to say thank you to all our coaches and sponsors.

We will hold signups in March. Watch for the banners or check our website at [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com].

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President