Sports

Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club

Looking for something interesting to do in Scripps Ranch on Friday nights? Want to play some volleyball? There are Friday night open volleyball games for men and women at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, located at 11454 Blue Cypress Drive. The games start at 5:30 pm and go until 7:45 pm. Just show up, ready to play and have fun.

Women's volleyball is also available on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The games started in September and run for 10 weeks. Registration forms are on our website at [www.srwac.org].

BU14-White Team are Champs

Congratulations to the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club's BU14-White Team who won the first-ever championship in the Nott's Forest Labor Day Tournament. This was a Gold Bracket!

We won our first two games 4-2 and 2-0, and then dropped the third game to the Bonita Rebels, 0-3. Then we beat the Del Mar Sharks 4-1 in the semifinal game. We faced the Bonita Rebels again in the championship game and beat them 4-3. We scored 14 goals in the tourney.

Soccer's BU11 Win Big!

Congratulations to Coach Lori Franks, Manager Lisa Gorski, and their Scripps Ranch Soccer Club's BU11 Team who won the Encinitas Rotary Club in August. The boys tied Express Blue, 1-1, on Saturday morning, followed by an early evening 2-1 victory against Lightning Black.

On Sunday afternoon the boys played tough to win a close game against Attack White, 1-0. Then Monday morning our boys came on strong to decisively win against Lightning Black, 7-2. What a great weekend, and what a great way to end the summer! Congratulations to all the boys who played so hard. We're proud of you all!

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club's (SRSC) 2004 season is under way, with more than 1,600 recreational and competitive players. Some of the regular soccer season schedules go through mid-December, with tournament play continuing thereafter. Please stop by one of our community fields on a Saturday to watch and support our youth soccer.

On Sunday, Nov. 21, our soccer club will enjoy a day with the San Diego Sockers at the San Diego Sports Arena. A number of our teams will participate in games on the Sockers' indoor field before watching a MISL Professional Sockers Indoor Soccer game.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, our soccer club will host a 3v3 Tournament for our recreational soccer players. This tournament has been a fun and exciting one for spectators and participants in the past. We hope to see you at the Dingeman Elementary School field for this fun event. Contact Cha Cha Namdar at 695-3459 or [[email protected]] with questions or to register for the 3v3 Tournament.

The SRSC is actively looking for team sponsors. A full sponsorship costs $250. We encourage local businesses and individuals to contact Marilyn Weinberg at 693-6027 or [[email protected]], or any of our Sponsors Committee members, to discuss sponsorship or the various ways to support the SRSC. The Sponsors Committee members can be found at our website.

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

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Girls "Crush" the Competition

Congratulations to the Orange Crush for a successful summer season! The "Crush" won the Association for Athletics (AFA) Youth Basketball 7th-9th Grade Girls Summer League with a 7-1 record. The team was represented by girls from Scripps Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos, and competed against teams from University City, Scripps Ranch, and Rancho Penasquitos. The Orange Crush also won the season-ending tournament.

In the tournament final the Crush controlled the game tempo with the ball handling and pressure defense of 7th grade Scripps Ranch guards Sarah Holloway, Kirsten Siegel, and Jenny Huckleberry. Michelle Molbegott, from Rancho Penasquitos, also provided tough man-to-man defensive play.

Centers Katie Sprague and Ana Fasano, and forwards Caitlin Crowley, Taylor Monteforte, and Tara Reindel from Rancho Penasquitos all provided tough inside defense and key rebounds. The offense was shared among the team members with players contributing key baskets throughout the game. With five minutes left, the fast-breaking Crush successfully switched to a spread offense and was able to control the ball, run out the clock, and take high percentage shots until the end of the game.

A "Magical" Win!

The Black Magic won the Association for Athletics (AFA) Youth Basketball summer recreation basketball championship by beating two very strong teams in the playoffs. Both games were close, but the Black Magic prevailed and brought home the trophy for first place! They practiced hard and played hard all season. Great job!