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 sports leagues throughout the year for women 25 years of age or older.

Our fundraising and volunteer efforts are focused 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. Please visit our website at [www.srwac.org] for details.

Women’s Basketball: Our winter season just began, but we will offer a spring season starting in March. This recreational league is open to women of all skill levels. Games are played Mondays at 6, 7, or 8 pm at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. If you are interested, contact Sylvia Ferrer-McGrade at [[email protected]].

Women’s Volleyball: The winter season starts in mid-January. Games are played at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. If you are interested in playing, please contact Lisa Bass at [[email protected]].

Women’s Soccer: The winter season starts in late January. Recreational scrimmages are played on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. Please visit our website at [www.srwac.org] for more information and registration details. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Marie Gallagher at [[email protected]].

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) has wrapped up its 2013 regular season play. However, a number of our teams continue to play in postseason soccer tournaments throughout Southern California. Our club again expresses sincere thanks to all the people who contributed toward making this a fun, rewarding, and successful soccer season.

On Saturday Jan. 11, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn our club will host its annual dinner to honor and give thanks to our sponsors, recreational and competitive coaches, and competitive managers. We also will have our annual meeting.

For more about the SRSC, please visit [http://scrippsranchsc.com] or call the hotline at 974-5393. On behalf of the SRSC, I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Scripps Ranch Girls Softball

The Scripps Ranch Softball Association (SRSA) would like to wish everyone in Scripps Ranch a very happy New Year! Please check out the Scripps Ranch Softball website at [www.srsoftball.org] for the most up-to-date information.

Registration: The last day of standard registration was in December. Anyone wishing to sign up in January—if space is available—will have to pay a late registration fee of $185 per player + $40 snack bar fee. 14U players will be placed on the wait list. For more details, please email Woody at [[email protected]].

Sponsorships: For information on how you can participate as a sponsor, please email Monica Denosta at [[email protected]].

Clinics:

  • Coaches Clinic—Saturday Jan. 11, 3–5 pm
  • Pitching/Catching Clinics—will meet on the following Fridays: Jan. 17, 6–7 pm; Jan. 24, 7–8 pm; Jan. 31, time to be determine; and, Feb. 7, time to be determined.

Player evaluations will be held in early to mid-January. You will receive an email indicating the date for each division. Please visit our website at [www.srsoftball.org] for further information and details.

Challenger Division

Scripps Ranch Little League is pleased to offer a Challenger Division for boys and girls with physical and developmental disabilities. Players can register now for the 2014 spring season. Cost is $50 per player. Register online at [www.ScrippsRanchLL.org].

The Challenger Division enables boys and girls with disabilities, ages 5–18, to enjoy baseball. Each player gets a chance at bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster. No score is kept, and games last about three innings.

The Challenger Division encourages the use of “buddies” for the players. The buddies assist the players on the field but, whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is nearby if necessary.

Need more information or wanna be a buddy? Check out [www.ScrippsRanchLL.org] or contact Matthew Jewell at [[email protected]].

SR Teen Chosen for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Lifelong Scripps Ranch resident Zach Schmid (above) was chosen to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl broadcast live in early January from the Alamodome in San Antonio. The punter and kicker is one of only 90 football players, and one of just four kickers or punters nationwide, to receive this honor.

The Francis Parker School senior has been considered one of the elite punters for the class of 2014. Zach has committed to play at Harvard after he graduates. This year he is averaging more than 40 yards per punt, including a long of 60 yards, with 12 of his punts pinning opponents inside the 20-yard line. He also has kicked 51 extra points and five field goals to go along with 46 touchbacks on his kickoffs.

“Zach has been tremendous for us and is very deserving of this honor,” said Parker head football coach John Morrison. “There is no doubt that he is one of the best punters in the country at the high school level, and he has worked very hard to achieve that level of distinction. I am thrilled for him.”