Sports

 

A Winning Season

Another very successful Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) season has come to a close. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have been so supportive. Our managers and coaches have spent a great deal of personal time in order to provide a great baseball season for your child, and I am very appreciative of those efforts. A special thank you to all of the parents and sponsors who made extra donations to SRLL. We cannot afford to continue to make improvements to our league without you!

Thank you to all the players who week in and week out displayed the effort, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship that we are all so proud of. And we could not do all we do without our parent volunteers.

Finally, I must express my admiration at the time and energy our board of directors has put into ensuring that our league gets better every year. It is difficult to express how much effort goes into organizing a league of our size, and the dedication of our board makes my job as president so much easier. There are board members who have literally spent hundreds of hours over the past year trying to ensure the best possible baseball experience for the kids.

I would like to offer congratulations to the following teams who made it to the World Series this year:

  • MAPS: Cubs and Red Sox
  • Single A: Padres and Red Sox
  • Double A: Padres and A's
  • Triple A: Padres and Yankees
  • Majors: Marlins and A's
  • Juniors: Cardinals and A's

This month we conclude our All Star tournaments and begin registration for our Fall Ball season. For details, check [www.scrippsranchlittleleague.org].

Finally, we are looking for more volunteers to help lighten the load for our board members. If you can help out, please send me an email at [[email protected]].

Rob Babbush, SRLL President

Scripps Ranch Girls Softball

Ah...the love of softball continues as the Scripps Ranch Softball Association (SRSA) has seven teams of all star girls. We have: one 14U team; two 12U teams; three 10U teams; and, two 8U all star teams. They travel together every weekend to participate in tournament play. We kicked off the All Star season with the Santee Tournament in mid-May, playing in the 100+ degree heat. That did not stop two teams from playing in the finals. The 12U Falcons took second place overall, and the 10U Hawks took first place in Santee. This was after three days of intense softball play!

Over Memorial Day weekend all teams played in Rancho Penasquitos, facing teams from around the county. The 10U Hawks again took first place. Congratulations to the 10U Hawks and their coaches Tony Silveria, Mike Magnett, and Mike Creamer.

In late May the SRSA hosted the 16th Annual All Star Tournament. We had teams come in from as far away as Northridge to play. The SRSA would like to thank Jon and Julie Stern, along with Paul Pellend and Don Robinson, for the countless hours they put into the planning and execution of this successful tournament. The SRSA thanks all the parents who helped by volunteering to ensure that the tournament ran smoothly.

The 10U Scripps Ranch Falcon team had a very successful weekend at our own tournament! The team placed second out of 10 teams. They were excited to represent the league and bring home some hardware at the same time!

All teams went to Irvine in early June. Coach Bob Russell and the Falcon team gathered momentum as they headed toward Districts in late June. Also, the "A" teams went to Districts to see if they qualify for the state tournament in July.

Scripps Old Pros Master Softball League

You can still play softball if you are over 50. Join the Scripps Ranch Old Pros Master's Night Softball League's summer and fall seasons. Get together with a group of senior gentlemen who enjoy having fun playing competitive ball. We play on Wednesday or Thursday night at the Community Park. If you're interested, please contact Gene Fantano at 335-2253 or [[email protected]].

Scripps GU9 White Team Scores Big!

We are proud to announce that our Scripps Ranch GU9 Scripps United White soccer team placed second in the Poway Country Shootout over the weekend of May 31 and June 1. Our team, coached by Pearse Ffrench, started its new 2008 soccer season with a bang!

The girls had a great tournament playing lots of amazing soccer and worked hard together as a team to get to the finals. The dedicated group of girls are proud to wear their second place medals.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

Opening Day ceremonies for the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) are on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Community Park. If your business or soccer team is interested in having a booth at Opening Day, please contact Mary Rosi at 566-6223 or [[email protected]]. More information regarding Opening Day is on our website noted below.

Our annual 3v3 Competitive Soccer Tournament is on Saturday, July 12, at Jerabek Park. This tournament is always an exciting day of soccer. Contact Cha Cha Namdar at [[email protected]] or 695-3459 about the tournament. Competitive games begin Saturday, Aug. 23.

For those who registered for our recreational soccer program, you should hear from your child's coach in late July. Recreational soccer practices begin in August; games begin Saturday, Sept. 6.

We expect to have more than 150 soccer teams this season and are looking for additional sponsors. A full sponsorship costs $300. The names of our sponsors are displayed on a large banner at 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 sponsors and potential sponsors to visit our website to see the exciting new opportunities available.

For more information about the SRSC, visit [http://scrippsranchsc.com] or call the hotline at 974-5393.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club

The Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club (SWRAC) congratulates Kristen Lopez and Taylor Trovillion as recipients of our annual scholarship, which is offered to high school senior female athletes. Both very deserving young women graduated from Scripps Ranch High School and head to college in the fall. We wish them both the best of luck!

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

With less than a month to go until conditioning camp starts, our Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) Board of Directors and coaches are busy getting ready for the upcoming season. Also, our players are getting in shape by attending conditioning clinics.

We will distribute equipment and uniforms on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 20, from 9 am to 1 pm at our storage container at Scripps Ranch High School. We also will have a final weigh-in to make sure players are placed on the appropriate teams. Check our website at [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com] for the times we will distribute equipment.

We have more than 300 children enrolled in football and cheer. We still have a few spaces for our second Flag team and our Pee Wee Blue and Midget teams. Also, we are trying to find spaces for a few players on the Mitey Mite and Jr. Midget waiting lists. We still need a head coach for our Flag Blue team and assistants for our Midget team. If you would still like to sign up for an opening or offer to coach, please contact me at [[email protected]].

Conditioning camp starts on Monday, Aug. 4. It is mandatory that all players and cheerleaders complete 20 hours of conditioning before they can start to practice, so please plan family vacations prior to Monday, Aug. 4. If you have a conflict, contact your coach. Practices are Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7 pm for the week of Aug. 18, and then go to three days per week beginning Aug. 25.

Our Opening Day festivities and picture day are on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Community Park. We will have food booths, vendors selling football and cheer-related items, jumps and slides, a DJ, raffle, and silent auction. All of Scripps Ranch is invited! If you own a business and would like to donate items or gift cards for our silent auction, please contact Pete Staab at [[email protected]].

We look forward to another exciting season of Pop Warner Football!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President

Boys Lacrosse--Spring Season 2008

The San Diego County Lacrosse Association's (SDCLA) spring season has concluded and it is clear that in three short years, Scripps Ranch has emerged as a powerhouse program in the county. This is a tribute to the dedication of the parents and players. It is also through the contributions of many generous sponsors that have helped us grow this great program. We will recognize our wonderful sponsors in a future article. Below is a recap of our 2008 season.

Division 1A: The mostly 8th grade D1A team came out of the gate strong with a huge opening day upset over powerhouse Poway. There were some subsequent great wins over teams such as La Jolla Country Day, Rancho Santa Fe, and Bishops. The team's final record was 7-5, which was enough for a spot in the playoffs. Chris LaPeyre (attack), Hunter Hughes (attack), Sean Keaveney (mid-field), and Michael Henry (goalie) were selected to represent Scripps in the SDCLA D1A All Star game.

Division 1B: The 7th grade boys who make up the D1B team tore up their competition all year. The team is made up of players who have competed together for three years and it showed. The team ended up with a 9-3 record, one of the best in the league. The D1B boys look to dominate next year with everyone back for a run at the D1A title. K.C. Rodenbeck (defense), Jacob Marsaglia (mid-field), and Josh Marsaglia (goalie) will represent Scripps in the All Star game.

Division 3A: The D3A laxers throttled many of their opponents, ripping in 92 goals on the season--third best in the division! They ended the year with a 6-5 record. DJ Woodard (attack), Nate Jester (defense), Drew Bossert (mid-field), and Josh Fish (mid-field) will represent Scripps D3A in the All Star game.

Division 3B: These younger players could really rip a shot! They played with heart and stayed with their competition all year. They improved tremendously and look to increase that skill next year. Mitch Maminni (mid-field) and Chris Burley (attack) were selected to represent Scripps in the D3B All Star game.

Pee Wee Boys: It is these youngest players who form a strong nucleus and base of talent for future years. We start about as early as it gets here in Scripps with a Pee Wee program that rivals the best. It is great to see these young players take such enthusiasm and drive to field.

Girls Lacrosse

Our fall registration is open. You can register online at [www.active.com] and use "Event ID-1576675."

Registration is now open for the fall league. More information can be found at [www.srlax.org]. If you have questions, email [[email protected]].

Kevin Rodenbeck, SRLAX