The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) has wrapped up its 2003 regular season play. However, a number of our teams continue to play in post-season soccer tournaments throughout Southern California. Our club expresses its sincere thanks for the kindness and generosity displayed by the soccer clubs that we regularly compete against. Gifts and donations were provided, and many of our teams were greeted with gifts at regularly scheduled games after the fire.
- Div. 3--Charlie Prokop, 1st; and, Jorge Guerra, 2nd;
- Div. 4--Jon Starr, 1st; and, Tod Klerekoper, 2nd; and,
- Div. 5--Steve Whiteside, 1st; and, Jenna and Marge, 2nd.
- Div. 3--Jon Starr, 1st; and, Mitch Mitchell, 2nd;
- Div. 4--Ben Miller, 1st; and, Alan Ayres, 2nd; and,
- Div. 5--Vic Ippolito, 1st; and, Kevin Castanien, 2nd.
We also congratulate the following teams: our Poway Tournament Champion Boys Under 13 red team, coached by Eugene Morris; our Poway Tournament Champion Boys Under 15 team, coached by Karim Marzouk; and, our Presidio League Champion Girls Under 14 red team, coached by Lori Franks.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Karl Strauss Brewery in Sorrento Valley, our club will host its annual dinner to honor and give thanks to our sponsors, recreational and competitive coaches, and competitive managers. We will also have our annual meeting and elections.
The Red Vipers boys soccer team, Division 5, finished in first place, with Ed Prehoden's team coming in just behind us. The coaches feel they were blessed with having such a great group of boys. Hats off to the Red Vipers. Congratulations, team.
The Red Vipers is made up of boys ages 9 and 10 who are in the 3rd and 4th grades here in Scripps Ranch. Both Matt and I looked forward to our Tuesday and Friday practices. Our team would show up for practice on time and ready to work hard. The boys always had smiles on their faces and were eager to learn new skills, have fun, and learn team sportsmanship. During our season I hosted two swim and barbecue parties at my home. The boys sure loved these gatherings. Parents and siblings came too.
We had our team party at Pazzo's Restaurant. The Red Vipers each got their own personalized soccer ball from Coach Stacy and Coach Matt. Play It Again Sports gave us a good deal. We had all the players sign each other's ball. The boys will treasure their soccer balls forever. The coaches received nice gift cards to the movies and restaurants.
The Scripps Ranch Old Pros sponsor Sunday Soccer 2004 from February until June. Men ages 25 and older--some much older--come kick around with us. Registration is open until Sunday, Jan. 18, but first come first served.
Your registration fee gets you on a team, a T-shirt, a burger or a dog, and 10 to 12 weeks of fun. For applications or information, contact Chip Zuckerman at [[email protected]] or 547-0820.
Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support we have received from our Little League neighbors. For the first time in my 10 years in the league, we included Mira Mesa Little League during our fall season. We had a wonderful opportunity to play on their fields and meet some new friends. They were extremely generous to our league and players who lost so much in the fire.
We would also like to thank University City Little League for donating a PC and monitor to our league to replace the one lost in the fire. And last, but certainly not least, many thanks to all of you who are a part of our baseball family for your patience and understanding as we rebuild our entire database of information lost along with the computers. This year may start out a little rocky, but we are rebuilding as quickly as possible.
If you lost a photo from last year or a trophy from any year and would like it replaced, please go to our website at [www.scrippsranch.com/baseball], submit the necessary information, and sometime in February we will order everyone's at the same time. All Star Photography and Active Graphix are working with us to replace these memories and treasures.
The league is pleased with the registration of new and returning players for the 2004 season! Please remember to attend the Mandatory Evaluation Clinics on Saturday, Jan. 10 and 17. Check the Scripps Ranch Softball Association website at [www.eteamz.com/srsa] for times. Opening Day is Saturday, Feb. 28. We look forward to another exciting Scripps Ranch softball season!
The Scripps Ranch Old Pros will begin their fifth season of men's age 50+ Sunday Softball on Sunday, Feb. 8, and play until mid-May. You must be at least 50 years old, play like you're 50 years old, or have at least 50% body fat to join this 8-10 team league.
Your $55 fee gets you on a team with a bunch of fun guys, a very nice team shirt, team awards, and a free barbecue at the end of the season put on by the world famous Old Pro Burrito Brothers. Applications are due by Saturday, Jan. 24. For more information, please contact Commissioner Mike Shaw at 578-8527 or [[email protected]].
Our Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch "Chargers" cheerleaders took the San Diego County Cheer Competition by storm. Winning first place in their Midget Division, they went on to represent San Diego in the 2003 "Desert Beach Classic" regional competition in Tucson, Arizona.
The Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club Ladies "B" tennis team defeated Kit Carson in the semifinals to win the Inland Division by a 4.6 to 4.4 victory. The "B" team continued on to defeat the Four Seasons Aviara coastal team in the finals by a 6.8 to 2.2 win.
The "B" team tennis players are Lynn Caughey, Lisa Fay (co-captain), Teri Greenberg, Eileen Hennessey, Debbie Lustigson (captain), Remmi Molthen, Gabriella Salvadori, Angie Sanchez, Patricia Sellers, Bernadette Solberg, Lynn Stienke, Ann Wallace, and Roberta Wexler. Subs are Susie Honeycutt, Averil Marks, and Bonnie Reeder.
In the 5th and final tournament of the Best in the West Paintball Tournament series (BITW) held in November the Scripps Ranch team, Vengeance, captured first place in the rookie division. This was the third rookie division and second consecutive win for the team.
They are the only rookie team to win three tournaments in the series this year. In addition to winning this tournament, they were named the "BITW Series Champions for 2003." Team members are: Chris Chin, captain; Geoff Chin, co-captain; Darren Bay; Chris Stalter; Sixto Aspeitia; Alexander Chin, alternate; Robert and Mona Chin, coaches and managers). The team would like to thanks its sponsors: San Diego Paintball Club, the Paintball Hub, Mr. Paintball USA, Paintball Junkies, Hybrid Technologies, Adrenaline Games/Jungle-Island Paintball, and Red Bull Energy Drink.