Sports

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

It seems like the season just started and we already are planning the end of the year parties! Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) is finishing up its sixth season, and it was another great year for our football players and cheerleaders. Our Pee Wee team was featured on KUSI in October (see next article), and we had another great SRPW night at the high school. Our cheer squads also performed great routines at the cheer competition at Viejas Arena in October.

Both our Junior Mitey Mite and Mitey Mite teams have their Chocolate Chip Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 5. We will have our end of the season banquet on Saturday, Nov. 12, and then we collect equipment on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Our Junior Pee Wee and Junior Midget cheer squads head to the cheer regionals on Saturday, Nov. 19. We wish them the best of luck!

We have had so much great feedback from all the families who are happy with what their children learned about teamwork, hard work, commitment, and 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. Please visit our website at [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com] for more information. Go Falcons!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President

SRPW Falcons Star on TV

The Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Falcons Pee Wee Division team was featured on the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report (PPR). The team started the season with a 3-1-1 record. They play in the Palomar League and compete against areas that have long football traditions. I am proud to say we have held our own against very strong teams from Escondido, Oceanside, Fallbrook, and others.

Our team motto is "Desire, Dedication, Discipline, and Determination," and it has helped us compete against these bigger and more experienced programs. Headed by quarterback Marcus Yandall and Kyle Gilbert on the defense, the team is heading toward the playoffs. Thank you for your support.

Patrick Yandall, Head Coach

Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club

The Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club (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. The SRWAC offers volleyball and soccer for women ages 25 and older, basketball for women 30 and older, and softball for men and women 25 and older.

All leagues are designed to be fun, recreational, and noncompetitive. These programs are a great way to stay active, learn or improve skills, and meet people from your community. SRWAC members receive a discount on all programs offered throughout the year! For more information about the SRWAC, please visit our website at [www.srwac.org].

Girls Softball

Registration for softball's spring 2012 season starts on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and ends on Thursday, Dec. 15. Register by Thursday, Nov. 15, and receive an early bird discount! Also, we have free T-ball registration for girls born in 2006 and a discount for first- time players! Please see our new website at [www.srsoftball.org] for more details.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) would like to thank its many sponsors, those who provided contributions during online registration, our coaches, and the hundreds of volunteers who have made this a fun and rewarding season. Our club could not operate or serve more than 1,500 players without our sponsors, coaches, and volunteers.

The SRSC's 2011 Recreational End-of-Season Tournament will be played on Saturday, Nov. 12 and 19, at our community fields. This has traditionally been an action-packed fun tournament for all!

Our Recreational All-Star Tournament is scheduled to take place the weekend of Dec. 17 and 18 at our community fields. All are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy these games.

For more information, please visit [http://soccer.scrippsranch.com] or call the hotline at 974-5393.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

6-Year-Old Scripps Ranch Girl is a Triathlete

When Jaiden Wick (right) was three months old, she watched her Dad cross the finish line at Ironman Hawaii, the world championship for triathlons. Little did we know she would literally follow in her Dad's footsteps. Jaiden is now 6 and just competed in the Ironkids U.S. Championship, a triathlon for ages 6-15.

To be eligible to compete, she had to qualify in a previous Ironkids triathlon, which she did in May when she won first place in her age division at Ironkids San Diego. It was her first triathlon.

For her age group, 6-8, the competition requires a 50-yard swim, two-mile bike ride, and a 500-yard run. The older you are, the longer the distances. Her Dad, Jim Wick, is also her coach. Jaiden trains with Coach Daddy by running every morning before school during Running Club at Miramar Ranch Elementary School. She also swims and enjoys riding her bike.

The mission of Ironkids is to motivate youth through the sport to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The triathlon season is closed for 2011, but Jaiden looks forward to next year's competitions!