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 basketball, volleyball, and soccer leagues throughout the year for women 25 years of age or older, as well as coed softball.

Our fundraising and volunteer efforts are focused right here in Scripps Ranch: we provide several scholarships annually for local high school senior girls, support youth and high school sports programs, and sponsor Symphony in the Park.

Women’s Basketball: The summer season starts on Monday, Aug. 12. We will have open gym nights on Monday, July 22, 29, and Aug. 5. All women interested in playing must attend at least one open gym before being placed on a team.

2013 Scholarship Recipients: Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club Scholarships. The awards go to graduating female seniors in Scripps Ranch based on their academic, athletic, and community service accomplishments. This year, the well-deserving recipients are: Amy Zheng and Rachel Meserve, Scripps Ranch High School; and, Celanire Ann Flagg, Academy of Our Lady of Peace. We wish them the best in the future.

This recreational league is open to women ages 25 and older. We welcome all skill levels and abilities. Games are played Monday nights at 6, 7, or 8 pm at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. This league is a great place to play, sweat, and make friends! Please visit our website at [www.srwac.org] for more information and registration details.

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

With a month to go until conditioning camp starts, our board of directors and coaches are very busy getting ready for the upcoming season. Our coaches have been attending clinics and holding parent meetings and team assessments. Our players are getting in shape at our conditioning camp that is being run by our high school football coaches. We have a whole new program in place this year to integrate our Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) program with the high school program—from conditioning our players to training our coaches on the high school fundamentals and terminology.

Once again this year we will march in the 4th of July Parade, where we hope to earn another ribbon! We will distribute equipment and uniforms on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 28, at our storage container at Scripps Ranch High School. Please check our website at [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com] for the times we will distribute each team’s equipment.

Conditioning camp starts on Thursday, Aug. 1, and continues until Monday, Aug. 12. Camp runs from 5 to 7:30 pm. It is mandatory that all players and cheerleaders complete 20 hours of conditioning before they can start to practice, so please plan family vacations prior to Aug. 1.

Our Opening Day festivities and picture day is on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. We will have food booths, vendors selling football- and cheer-related items, jumps and slides, a DJ, raffle, a silent auction, and our Parade of Teams! We look forward to another exciting season of Pop Warner Football and Cheer! Go Falcons!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President

Scripps Team Wins All-Star Tourney

The Scripps Ranch All-Star Softball Tournament was held the first weekend of June, and it was a huge success. Almost all the fields in Scripps Ranch were used. Congratulations to all the 2013 SR All-Star teams! A special congratulations goes to the 14U girls team (upper right) who won the tournament. The Scripps Ranch All-Star Tournament results can be found on our website at [www.SRSoftball.org].

It’s not too late to visit our online store and get an item with our new logo. Get something for yourself and a friend! Just visit our website to get to the store.

Check Out Scripps Water Polo for Free!

Swimmers interested in joining a dynamic water polo program are invited to take advantage of the free introductory week offered this summer by the Scripps Water Polo Club. It’s a great opportunity for graduating 8th graders to learn a high school sport while making new friends and easing the transition into high school. It’s also an excellent way for kids ages 9–18 to get into shape and stay cool!

The Scripps Water Polo Association (SWPA), a year-round water polo program, is one of the top-ranked water polo programs in the county. It regularly participates in local and regional tournaments, including Junior Olympics. The program is designed to teach youth athletes the exciting sport of water polo in a positive environment. It focuses on teaching fundamental skills, self-confidence, self-motivation, and sportsmanship.

The Scripps teams are coming off a successful spring season. Our 14U team placed second in the Pacific Polo Spring League Tournament. At the Annual K7 Cup Tournament in Orange County the boys’ team placed third out of 15 teams. Our new young girls’ team placed eighth out of 18 more advanced teams.

The Scripps Water Polo Club has experienced a new level of enthusiasm and expertise with the hiring of head coach Chris Love, a previous coach of a Division 1 top five ranked college team. He also has coached at the high school and club levels. Coach Chris, who was recently hired to coach at Scripps Ranch High School, has done an amazing job of developing an enhanced, focused training program with emphasis on team building and fun. For more information, visit the SWPA website at [www.scrippswaterpolo.com].

Scripps Teens are Lacrosse All-Stars

Two Scripps Ranch teens made the San Diego Lacrosse All-Star U15 Team. Congratulations to Marcus Yandall (above left) who plays the “left attack position,” and Nick Doyle who plays “long stick middie.” To make the team, you must be nominated by your coach or the head of your lacrosse program. Then tryouts were held at Rancho Bernardo High School.

The team will be coached by La Costa Canyon High School staff, one of the top high school lacrosse programs in the country. Marcus and Nick are on a team of 21 boys from all over the county. They will represent San Diego for their first regional tournament on the last weekend in June in Morgan Hill, CA! Hopefully, they will move on to the nationals in Florida.

Both boys just graduated from 8th grade, Nick from St. Columba and Marcus from Marshall Middle School. They play on the Carmel Valley Dons team and will attend Cathedral Catholic High School.

Scripps Ranch: Known for Our Ice Hockey Players?

In a word, yes! Scripps Ranch has a long tradition of excellence in ice hockey going back to the late ’70s and early ’80s. Now, in 2013, Scripps Ranch has three more reasons to be on the map at the highest levels of ice hockey. Chad (CJ) Ruhwedel, who grew up in Scripps and played roller hockey at Marshall Middle School and Scripps Ranch High School, is playing for the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL). Chad’s journey

took him from Scripps to South Dakota, and then to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where Chad was a standout defenseman and a First Team All-American. Chad was signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year entry-level deal.

Scripps also boasts two up-and-coming collegiate players in competitive NCAA Division 1—Tyler Moy and Thatcher Demko. Tyler, a soon-to-be freshman at Harvard University, played roller hockey for the Marshall Falcons when the team won the middle school championship in 2008. Tyler attended high school in Chicago and Omaha before graduating this spring. His acceptance into Harvard is a testament to his high academic achievement as well as his hockey skills—Harvard is a strong team in Division 1 NCAA.

Thatcher, another Marshall alumni who played on the roller team, worked his way into the National Training and Development Program sponsored by USA Hockey. He has represented the U.S. on the U17 and U18 national teams in international competition as one of the nation’s top goaltenders, and he just graduated high school in Nebraska. He has committed to Boston College.

The small but dedicated hockey community in Scripps Ranch is proud of these young men who represent our community well. Best of luck from all your friends, coaches, and classmates!

Any middle or high school student who is interested in roller hockey should contact Bob Gauthier at [[email protected]]. Bob is the SRHS roller team varsity coach and advisor to the Marshall Middle School roller team. We are so proud of our hockey kids!