Scripps Boys U10 Win Carlsbad Cup!

Scripps United Boys U10, coached by Cees Molenaar, won the Carlsbad Cup soccer tournament. The championship game was a hard fought battle. Scripps was down 1-0 until Scotty Earle shot a goal to the upper corner of the net with about 12 minutes left in the game. At the end of regulation play, the game was tied 1-1.

The championship had to be decided by penalty kicks. After each team took five penalty kicks, the score was still tied at 2-2. Each team took one additional penalty kick. After the opposing team missed their kick, Nick Doyle made his for Scripps United, giving them the championship. Congratulations to Cees Molenaar and his team on a great victory to win the tournament!

Gutsy GU-12 Red Team Plays Hard in Albion Cup

Despite playing four games in two days with no substitutions, the Scripps United GU-12 Red Team advanced to the finals in the recent Albion Cup. During the final game, they lost two team members for parts of the game--one to illness and one to a fractured hand that occurred during a game collision.

Despite playing nine players at times to the other team's 11 plus substitutes, the girls held on to a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation play. Midway through the second sudden death overtime period, opponent Coronado scored. During his acceptance speech, Coronado's coach called the Scripps GU-12 performance, "one of the gutsiest" he had ever seen.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

Soccer season is upon us! Our recreational soccer teams begin their season on Saturday, Sept. 6. Our Recreational 3v3 Tournament takes place on Sunday, Oct. 5. Our competitive soccer teams began their season in August. We wish them all a fun and rewarding soccer season. Please come to the fields on Saturdays to watch our youth soccer games.

Opening Day Ceremonies for the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Community Park. All festivities are scheduled to begin at noon and last until 5 pm. Activities will include a giant slide for the players and youth, our coaches' soccer game, our Competitive vs. Old Pros All Star Soccer Game, select youth competitive soccer games, music, and various drills and competitions for prizes! Also, we look forward to food booths from local restaurants and retail sales booths. All are invited to come early and stay late at this fun event!

We are always looking for additional sponsors. A full sponsorship costs $300. The names of our sponsors will be displayed on a large banner at various soccer games throughout the season and recognized in our "Sponsor Thank You/Recognition" page in the SRCA Newsletter. Our sponsors also receive a "Thank You" plaque and invitation for two to our sponsor/coach year-end celebration dinner. We encourage all sponsors and potential sponsors to visit our website and see the exciting sponsorship opportunities available, including different levels of sponsorship, the opportunity to sponsor special events, and additional benefits for our valued sponsors.

For further information regarding the SRSC, please refer to our website at [] or call the hotline at 974-5393.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Girls Lacrosse: Girls middle school lacrosse season is almost underway. The Scripps Ranch girls have become a powerhouse in the county after several short years! They will be ripping the nets this year at a new venue on the upper fields at Marshall Middle School. Girls fall registration is open for 5th-8th grade girls. Visit []. Onsite registration for fall girls lacrosse is on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5 to 6 pm at the upper field of Marshall Middle School. For more information, go to []. Please email any questions to [[email protected]].

Boys Lacrosse: many players attended the largest lacrosse camp on the West Coast. The 25th annual Great Western Lacrosse Camp summer five-day session in July was held at San Diego State University. Players from all over the U.S. attended.

Congratulations to John McCallum and Riley Sanchez for being selected Division 2 best offensive and defensive players of the camp. Many boys will play Pop Warner football or stay sharp playing in the Great Western Lacrosse Indoor League this fall.

If you would like to reach me or have questions about SR Lacrosse, please send me an email at [[email protected]].

Kevin Rodenbeck, SRLAX

10U Falcons Compete in Nationals

The 10U Falcons girls' softball team concluded its All Star season in August representing Scripps Ranch at the Western B National Tournament in Las Vegas. The team qualified for nationals during the state tournament in July in Rancho Bernardo, and were one of the top 12 teams to represent Southern California at nationals.

They played eight games in five days, ending with an overall record of 5-3, and tied for 9th place in a field of 36 teams. We are proud of them for being the first 10U team in five years to make it to both the state and national tournament levels!

Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club

The Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club (SRWAC) is on the lookout for fresh, new women athletes! We offer year-round soccer and volleyball for women 25 years and older, and basketball for women 30 years and older. Our leagues are designed to be fun and non-competitive. We welcome players of all abilities and skill levels. If you are looking for a fun way to meet new people and exercise while having fun, please visit [] for more information.

Scripps Ranch National Junior Basketball (NJB) is about to begin its 12th year! We are the largest NJB chapter in the county and one of the largest recreational basketball leagues in the city. We expect more than 40 teams and 400 neighborhood children to play this season. The league is made up of boys and girls in grades 3-8 of all skill levels.

To register for the 2008-2009 winter season, please go to our website at [] and click on "Register." Player assessments will be in mid-October.

The league is supported by a volunteer board of directors and volunteer parent coaches. The league would not be possible without their efforts, so please let us know if you can help this season. If you have questions about the league, please email [[email protected]]. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dennis Brewster, NJB Chapter Director

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) officially kicked off our season in August at Cypress Canyon Park. The boys survived the tough two weeks of conditioning and then moved on to learning plays and practicing the fundamentals of football. All six cheer squads also completed their two weeks of conditioning and moved on to learning all the new cheer routines from their cheer trainers. We once again filled all our teams and have more than 300 participants in our program again this year.

Our first preseason games were held in August, and our first regular season game is on Saturday, Sept. 6. For the locations and times of all the games, please visit our website at []. Everyone is invited to come support our SRPW Falcons!

Now that we are starting our third season of SRPW, we are already seeing the benefits that the program is having not only on getting all our participants in the best shape ever, but also seeing how well they are prepared when they enter the high school football and cheer programs. We have heard from the high school coaches that they see our efforts paying off with so many of our participants better conditioned, trained, and educated in football and cheer.

We are very happy that we are helping prepare our middle school athletes for their next step. If your son or daughter is interested in playing football or doing cheer when they go to high school, they should definitely consider our program.

We look forward to another exciting season! Come out and watch our kids play football and cheer on a Saturday! Go Falcons!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President

SR Girls Soccer Team Wins Rotary Cup

The Scripps United GU13, a Scripps Ranch girls' competitive soccer team, won the Encinitas Rotary Cup in August. The Encinitas Rotary Cup is one of the largest and oldest soccer tournaments in San Diego County. This year more than 210 teams participated. The Scripps United GU13 team, coached by Hiep Le, won the championship for their age level. The team consists of Scripps Ranch residents, most of whom attend Marshall Middle School. They beat teams from several other cities and won the championship in an exciting sudden death kickoff. Congratulations!

Congrats to Our Young Stars!

Congratulations SRLL 10- and 11-year-old stars: We are proud to report that Dan Bailey's team of 10-11 Year Old All Stars (pictured at right) won the California District 32 All Star Tournament.

Fall Ball is here: Fall Ball is an instructional program where score is not kept and the entire focus is fun and learning. Players focus on learning new skills and perfecting their existing skills to help them advance in the spring season.

Volunteers are awesome! As we head back to school, please be sure to thank those who volunteer in the classroom or who serve the community in some way. If you are not already volunteering your time, perhaps you could coach one of your child's sports teams.

The youth sports organizations are always in need of coaches and volunteers. Not only will being your child's coach or a helper at school strengthen your parent-child relationship, there can be no better example for you to set for your child than he or she seeing you be a community volunteer hero!

Have a great month!

Rob Babbush, SRLL President