Season is a Slam Dunk!

Scripps Ranch National Junior Basketball (NJB) completed its 18th season with 430 Scripps Ranch boys and girls in grades 3–8 making up 45 teams! We are very grateful for our local sponsors—please see the ad on the facing page—that helped fund and support this year’s league. We would not have been able to provide such a great program without their help.

We wish the best of luck to our nine All-Star teams who will participate in NJB’s postseason tournaments in March. As we end another season, we would like to thank our players, coaches, parents, and Scripps Ranch High School for making the season such a success!

Check www.scrippsranchnjb.org for updates on clinics and next season’s registration. The SRNJB board is looking for enthusiastic volunteers for next season. Contact us at [email protected]!

Tania Kramer and Marilou Pennington, Chapter Directors

Falcons Basketball Club

The Scripps Ranch Falcons Youth Basketball Club—travel teams—invites girls in grades 4 and up to participate in skills clinics and learn more about the club. Interested families and coaches, please send an email to [email protected]

College Scholarships

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club (SRWAC) again is offering athletic and academic scholarships to high school senior girls. Eligibility requirements are: Scripps Ranch resident—92131—for the past two years; female senior graduating in June; minimum 3.0 GPA; and active in sports and community service. Please contact your counselor for an application or download one at www.srwac.org.

The application must be postmarked by Friday, Apr. 17. Winners are announced at the SRHS Senior Awards’ Night and a Symphony in the Park concert.

Women’s Volleyball League

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club offers a fun, recreational volleyball league for women 25 years or older on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. If interested, email Lisa at [email protected] and visit www.srwac.org.

Sports and Philanthropy

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 for women 25 years of age or older, as well as coed softball.

Our fundraising and volunteer efforts are focused in Scripps Ranch: we provide scholarships as noted above, support youth and high school sports, and sponsor Symphony in the Park concerts. Visit [www.srwac.org] for details. Check us out on Facebook—and “Like” us!

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

It’s that time of year! Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) is looking for a repeat performance of last year’s season! In 2014 our Junior Pee Wee team won the D-2 Palomar Conference, while the Pee Wee and Junior Midget teams both made the championship game. Also, our Junior Pee Wee and Junior Midget cheerleaders won the WesCon Regional Cheer and Dance Competition, which sent them to compete at Disney World in Florida!

We were sad to see our amazing president, Lisa Gorski, retire. She started SRPW in 2006 and served as president for nine years. Once part of the Falcon family, always part of the Falcon family! We are glad to have her as our SRPW president at large to support our board of directors.

It’s time to sign up for SRPW football and cheer! If your child is 5 to 7 years old and interested in playing Flag football, or 7 to 15 and would like to play tackle football, now is the time to sign up. We also have cheer squads for 5- to 15-year-olds!

You must register online. Please visit www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com. Print out your forms and bring them, and the required paperwork, to sign-ups, which will be in April and May. Go Falcons!

Tracey Perreault, Event Coordinator

Old Pros Support SRHS Baseball—Thank You!

The Old Pros played the Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) varsity and junior varsity baseball teams in conjunction with a fundraiser and barbecue. It was a fun-filled event that matched many fathers and sons. The pitchers changed whenever necessary to ensure the crowd saw a father pitch to his son or vice versa.

Despite the score going in favor of SRHS, most of the dads can claim bragging rights for at least one more year. Special thanks to everyone who made this event a hit, especially Ralph Votel of the Old Pros and owner of Champion T-shirts, who presented donations to the program. Also, thanks to Craig Ruiz of the booster club who coordinated the event.

Scripps Ranch Lacrosse (SRLAX) is excited to announce the start of our spring season. On the boys’ side this season, SRLAX will field two 7th–8th grade teams, two 5th–6th grade teams, and two Pee Wee teams. For the girls, we will field three middle school teams and four Pee Wee teams. Games start on Saturday, Mar. 7. For more details, visit www.srlax.org.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

Competitive tryouts for players 15 and older are in April. Visit www.scrippsranchsc.com for details. Our 2015–2016 board includes: Joe Barr, president; Ken Marra, vice president; Gina Matthew, secretary; Ailene McManus, treasurer; and Gina Beall, Scott Brown, Lori Florez, Gregory Jones, Christina Macatee, and Bob Scharf. ChaCha Namdar is director of coaching, and Rick Harmonson is registrar. For more, visit our website or call 974-5393.

Joe Barr, SRSC President