Sweet Victory for 8th Grade All-Star Basketball Team

The 8th Grade National Junior Basketball (NJB) All-Star Basketball Team from Scripps Ranch played in the National All-Net Tournament in Santa Ana in late March. The team took first place and went undefeated over the two-day tournament, winning all five games!

The 10 boys, coached by Butch Reh and Darryl Steinhause, had their first game on Saturday against the Tracy 8 Bosses. They handily won 72-11. Their second game in the early afternoon against the Hanford All-Stars was more challenging. Our boys held them off with very strong defense and a plan that virtually took Hanford's top scorer out of the game. We won in a low scoring game, 44-37. The evening game was against the Trabuco Mustangs. Once again, our boys dominated and won 53-28.

The Scripps Ranch All-Stars played Sunday's semifinal game against a quick and tall Apple Valley team, who had beaten them in previous years. With incredible coaching and strong offense led by Zach Wilkin's three-point shooting and Jacob Katz's strong inside game, we managed our first win against this team with a final score of 59-48.

The championship game, played at Heritage Oak Private School, found our boys playing the Hanford All-Stars once again. Hanford climbed back from their first defeat to have another shot at our All-Stars. We came right at them and never looked back...the game was over within the first few minutes of the opening period. Hanford could not penetrate our defense and failed over and over with outside shots. The final score: 51-28.

We are very proud of what these boys accomplished in the past five years. They have dedicated themselves to being a top competitive basketball team. Their camaraderie, good attitudes, and desire to be successful all contributed to this wonderful end to a five-year story. Special thanks to coaches Darryl Steinhause and Butch Reh for the countless hours they spent with the kids over the years!

Unfortunately their NJB career is over, but we wish the entire team continued success next year in high school! Congratulations to Jacob Katz, Brendan Reh, Mitch Bremermann, Sean Fagan, Anthony Phillips, Aaron Huott, Aaron Encarnacion, Brent Steinhause, Zach Wilkins, and Ryan Gorski! Thanks for all the fond NJB memories!

The Proud Parents

SRHS Summer

Basketball Camp

Calling all basketball players! If you would like to play basketball and improve your skills, attend a camp at Scripps Ranch High School run by the SRHS women's varsity basketball players and coaches.

Two one-week sessions are being offered from Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, and Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11, for boys and girls. Please print the flyer from our website at []. For more information, please send an email to [[email protected]]. Each session is limited to the first 40 paid applicants.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

Soccer season is upon us! The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club's (SRSC) registration deadline is Sunday, June 15. If you have not registered, please visit our website to complete the process online. It is imperative that all players be timely registered. We have extended our registration deadline in hopes of avoiding parents incurring late fees that have been increased to $25 per player.

The competitive season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 23. Our recreational teams kick off their season on Saturday, Sept. 6, followed by Opening Day Ceremonies and Picture Day on Sunday, Sept. 7. As we begin our season, we would like to update you on some exciting sponsorship opportunities.

The SRSC is a nonprofit organization run primarily through volunteer efforts. Our club's success is largely due to the great sense of community spirit and valued support. With more than 1,500 children in our program, ranging in ages from 5 to 19 years old, we are able to field many recreational and competitive teams, which participate in the San Diego Presidio League.

Our club is dedicated to promoting youth soccer, encouraging the positive aspects that team sports play in our children's lives, and developing skilled soccer players with a long-lasting love of the sport. To achieve our goals, we rely on volunteer efforts and on individual, local, and corporate sponsorships.

Your donations help keep our registration fees affordable and contribute to equipment, maintenance, and field improvement needs. They also allow us to offer clinics and other programs that further the development of our children's soccer skills and their all-around physical fitness. We also offer financial assistance to qualifying families.

We continue to value the long-lasting relationship with our loyal sponsors and hope new sponsors consider contributing to our program. We encourage all sponsors and potential sponsors to visit our website and see the exciting opportunities available, including different levels of sponsorship, the opportunity to sponsor special events, and added benefits.

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

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

We have just completed all our signups for the upcoming Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) season, and we are happy to announce that we once again have 300 children in our program! We have two Flag teams, two Pee Wee teams, and one team of each other division. We also have six cheer squads, one for each division. We need head coaches for our Flag Blue team and our Jr. Pee Wee cheer squad. If you are interested, email me at [[email protected]].

Our season starts one week later this year, Monday, Aug. 4, and continues into November. Practices are four days per week for the first three weeks in August, and three days per week beginning Monday, Aug. 25. We start our conditioning at the Dingeman Elementary School field and then split the divisions.

We will distribute player equipment on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 20, at the SRPW container at SRHS. Players must bring their completed physical forms and final report cards to receive equipment.

Our preseason games are on Saturday, Aug. 30--Labor Day weekend--and regular season games begin the following Saturday. We look forward to our third season of SRPW! Please visit [] for updated information. Go, Falcons!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President

Boys Lacrosse--Spring Season 2008: Division 1A: The mostly 8th grade Division 1A (D1A) team is off to a 4-4 start of the regular season. They are playing an extremely tough schedule against the best competition in San Diego County. The Scripps Boys are ranked #7 in the San Diego County Lacrosse Association (SDCLA) power rankings out of 40 Division 1 teams. This is a great accomplishment considering our middle school program is only in its third year.

Strong wins over Poway and Ranch Bernardo have been big. Close losses to strong programs--Coronado, 6-5, and Earl Warren in Solana Beach, 5-4--have shown that Scripps is a solid program.

Division 1B: The 7th grade boys who make up the D1B team are off to a ferocious season. Most of the team have been playing together for three years and it shows! At press time their record was 6-1 with big wins over Poway, Francis Parker, Fallbrook, Alpine, and others.

Their only loss came in a hard fought match against a powerhouse Encinitas Mustang squad. Scripps led this game into the third quarter only to get edged by the most experienced program in the county by a score of 6-4. The D1B team is one of only three D1B teams ranked in the top 20 of the SDCLA Division 1 power rankings.

Division 3A: The 5th-6th grade boys on the D3A squad also are playing great with a solid 4-4 record this season so far. They play a tough schedule and have only given up double digit goals in one out of eight games. They have played tough against bigger, older competition from North County teams such as the Mustangs, Carlsbad (Pacific Ridge), and Earl Warren. They only lost to each of these programs by three goals or less.

Division 3B: New Scripps coach Dave Dean is helping the mostly 5th grade developmental squad learn new skills and compete in this competitive environment. The middle school program will have great players for years, thanks to new players picking up a lacrosse stick and trying a great sport!

Pee Wee Boys (pictured below): The Scripps Boys Lacrosse Program starts with players as young as 8, 9, and 10 years old. These 3rd and 4th graders make up the Pee Wee Division coached by Joe Brown and Chuck Dryer. To see these little guys running around the lacrosse field poking, dodging, scooping, and shooting is a sight to behold.

Girls Lacrosse--Fall Registration Open: Go online to register: [], Event ID--1576675. This fall we will field teams for competition in the San Diego Girls Lacrosse Association Middle School Division. Players will be placed on teams based on evaluations and in respect to their fall grade: Dev, no check, 4th-6th grades; Advanced, modified check, 6th-8th grades; and, Elite, full check, 6th-8th.

More information can be found at [], or please email [[email protected]].

Girls Winterball Teams Forming: Go online to register: [], Event ID--1576689. This is an alternative to Winter Starz or a private club team in advance of high school season and following middle school season. This winter SRLAX will sponsor two winterball teams for play in regional tournaments and games vs. local teams: U-15, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders; and, U-17, 10th and 11th graders.

For more information, please visit the SRLAX website at [] or email [[email protected]]

Kevin Rodenbeck, SRLAX

Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club

The SRWAC is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide the residents of Scripps Ranch and nearby communities with sports programs and sports-related support. Club members meet monthly to socialize, network, and plan events, and we also take a few fun days for wine tasting and other events.

We focus our fundraising and volunteer efforts right here in Scripps Ranch. We provide several scholarships annually for local high school senior girls and sponsor youth soccer, softball, basketball, baseball, and high school fundraisers. You'll see us at the Community Fair and 4th of July celebration, and we are a major sponsor of Symphony in the Park.

In SRWAC there is an activity for everyone. We welcome new members along with their enthusiasm and ideas. You don't need to be athletic to join us--just civic-minded and ready for fun!

If you are interested in becoming a member, visit [] or email Jennifer at [[email protected]]. We look forward to meeting you!

Young SR Athlete Plays in Top Hockey Tournament

Tyler Moy (pictured below) is a 7th grader at Marshall Middle School and started playing hockey at 3 years of age. His father, Randy, a former Division 1 college hockey player and coach, started to teach him the game he loves so much.

Last December Tyler was invited by Claude Lemieux to play at the AAA level in the Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament. It is the largest youth sports tournament in the world and hosts more than 100 teams from a dozen countries. Claude Lemieux is one of only eight players in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with three different teams.

Lemieux's team did very well in the Quebec tournament. It ended up losing in overtime in the semifinal game to Honeybaked, the top AAA team from Michigan. Lemieux's team included kids from different states who had never played or practiced together.

Tyler was the team's top scorer with 8 goals for 13 points. "Tyler took on-ice leadership of our team from day one," said head coach Ron Fillion. "His skill and hard work was a major reason for our team's success." We wish Tyler luck and are confident he can achieve the high goals he sets for himself.

Tops at Tumbling!

Five trampoline and tumbling athletes from Scripps Ranch competed in the 2008 Southern California Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Bakersfield in May. The meet featured more than 200 athletes competing for state titles. It was the first of two national qualifying meets to the Junior Olympic National Championships to be held in Kansas City, MO, this summer.

All five athletes qualified to the national meet. They train under coaches Steve Rosko and Ivan Flores at SoCal TTC in Poway.

  • State champions: Lexi Brown, Level 8; Brielle Hessinger, Level 9; and, Madeline Johnson, Level 8.
  • Mathew Cornwall, Level 9: placed second.
  • Lydia Johnson, Level 10: qualified for nationals despite an injury during warm-ups.

Good luck to all the athletes at this summer's competition!