A group of 13 boys from Scripps Ranch Little League embarked on a trip of a lifetime this summer to Cooperstown, New York. They competed in a baseball tournament comprised of 37 teams from all over the nation.
Even though the team (at right) went for the "experience," they found that even having been together for only a month, they were competitive against teams that had been together for years. The team went 4-2 in pool play.
In the playoffs the team won the first game to get to the Elite Eight and then lost to a team from New York whose record was 80-2. Every player contributed with their bats, defense, or all-around good attitude, but the highlights were the homeruns: Mason Kellett had 5; Anthony Mossutto, 4; Jacob Mullin, 3; Mitch Dechant, 2; and, Connor Bailey, 1. Way to go, boys!
As we bring another successful and enjoyable fall baseball season to a close, it is already time to start thinking about the spring 2010 season. In fact, registration is already open on our website, and we would like to encourage everyone to register early. Registration information can be found on the Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) website at [www.scrippsranchLL.org].
We have made some changes to our registration this season. We are using a new vendor for the registration process, which will facilitate the process on our end and which should be seamless for players and their parents. Another change you will notice is the registration fee. As of this writing, the actual fee has yet to be determined, and the SRLL Board of Directors will make every effort to keep the fee as close to last year's as possible.
However, the board has decided to include a $40 snack bar charge for all registrations. In the past this charge has been optional for parents who chose not to work the required snack bar shift. Now, rather than paying the $40 to "opt out" of snack bar duty, you can have your $40 fee refunded if you work a shift. More details on this will follow. This change will greatly simplify scheduling for the dedicated volunteers who run our snack bars. SRLL appreciates your cooperation with this minor change.
We look forward to a great season. As always, the success of any youth sports program directly correlates with the dedication of its adult volunteers. SRLL has a dedicated board of directors and a core of committed managers and coaches. However, we can always use more help. If you're interested, please do not be shy!
The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) thanks its many sponsors, those who provided donations during online registration, our coaches, and the hundreds of volunteers who have made this a fun and rewarding soccer season. Our club could not operate or service our more than 1,500 players without our sponsors, coaches, and volunteers.
The SRSC's 2009 Recreational End-of-Season Tournament is on two consecutive Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 21, at our community fields. This has traditionally been an action-packed fun tournament for all! If you have not yet done so, please stop by one of our community fields on a Saturday to watch a game and support our youth soccer.
Our Recreational All Star Tournament is scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 19 and 20, also at our community fields. This tournament includes club all star teams, comprised of top recreational soccer players, competing for medals and trophies. All are welcomed and encouraged to come enjoy these games.
Congratulations to the Scripps Ranch Girls U15 and Boys U15 teams who competed in the Disney Youth Lacrosse Invitational in October. Both teams won their divisions! They had a great time at the tournament and at Disneyland.
Our fall clinics are in full swing. These clinics are open to boys and girls in grades 1-8, both new and experienced players. Our goal is to introduce new players to the sport and for returning players to shake off the rust and improve their skills for the spring season.
Online registration for the spring season opens Monday, Nov. 2. Assessments will be conducted in January and practices start in February. We have some great coaches lined up and they are ready for a great season. For more information about clinics or registration, we invite you to check out the SR Lacrosse website at [www.srlax.org].
It seems like the season just started and we are already planning the end-of-the-year parties! We are close to finishing our fourth season of Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) football and cheer, and it was another great year for all our football players and cheerleaders.
In late September we had our second annual SRPW night at the high school home opener. All our teams participated in a parade of teams before the varsity game. In October our Flag and Mitey Mite teams participated in the Flag Tournament and the Mitey Mite Power Bowl. Our cheerleaders were in the cheer competition in late October. Several of our teams are still competing in November. We'll have updates next month on how we did in the playoffs.
We have had so much great feedback from all the families. They are happy with what their children are learning about teamwork, hard work, commitment, and learning the fundamentals of football and cheer. We want to thank all our volunteers, coaches, board members, and families for helping make SRPW such a great organization. If you would like more information, please visit [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com].