Championship Win for SRLL Team

Scripps Ranch’s Intermediate American All-Star team—boys ages 12 and 13 (right)—won the Southern California South Division Subdivision championship and the District 32 and Section 6 championships. The team placed in the top four in its division for all of California and in second place in its division for all of Southern California.

This is quite possibly the furthest any Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) Majors team has ever advanced. SRLL president Ryan Leighty searched as far back as 1975 and could not find any record of any SRLL Majors team—ages 11–12 and the team that heads to the Little League World Series—advancing beyond sectionals.

The team won 12 out of their 15 games. The boys played their last eight games in scenic Yucaipa, about a two-hour drive northeast of Scripps Ranch. Many parents and Scripps fans and friends made the four-hour round trip every day. The team manager was Joseph Foss, with coaches Frank Gebase and Rich Wasilewski. Congratulations on an amazing run!

12U Girls Win!

Congratulations to our Scripps Ranch Softball Association (SRSA) 12U Gold All-Star team that finished its season as the runner-up at the Western Nationals in Medford, Oregon. Teams had to qualify for Nationals by placing high enough in their state qualifying tournaments.

Thirty-nine teams qualified for Western Nationals that represented the following Amateur Softball Association (ASA) regions: SoCal, CentralCal, NorCal, Oregon, Washington, and Montana. These girls played on turf fields, battling through 109° air temperature—field temps over 165°!—rain, and smoke from wildfires! National runner-up is the highest any team from Scripps Ranch Softball has ever finished at Nationals! Congratulations to the players, coaches, parents, and families!

We also want to thank all of the families who donated to our team fundraiser at Board & Brew, and to the following businesses for their donations:

  • Black Mountain Bike
  • Old Pros
  • Yogurt Heaven
  • Board & Brew
  • Fitness Quest 10
  • San Diego Padres, for auction items

Team accomplishments:

  • Record—42-12-2
  • Scripps Tournament—champions
  • Santee Tournament—champions
  • Irvine Tournament—runner-up
  • Laguna Niguel Tourney—champs
  • “B” District Tournament—District runner-up and state qualifier
  • “B” State Tournament—5th place and Western National qualifier
  • “B” National Tournament—National runner-up

Season Kicks Off

Soccer season is here! The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) recreational teams begin their season on Saturday, Sept. 12. Our competitive soccer teams have already started play. We wish them all a fun and rewarding soccer season. Please come to the fields on Saturdays to watch our youth soccer games.

SRSC Opening Day ceremonies are on Sunday, Sept. 13, from noon to 5 pm at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. Activities will include a giant slide, our coaches soccer game, competitive youth games, a banner contest, and competitions for prizes! Also, we will have food booths from local restaurants and retail sales booths. Everyone is invited at this fun-filled event!

We always are looking for more sponsors. A full sponsorship is $300. The names of our sponsors are displayed on a large banner at games throughout the season and recognized in our “Sponsor Thank You/Recognition” page in the SRCA Newsletter. Our sponsors also receive a “Thank You” plaque and invitation to our sponsor/coach dinner. We encourage all sponsors and potential sponsors to visit www.scrippsranchsc.com and see the exciting sponsorship opportunities available.

For more about the SRSC, please visit our website of call the hotline at 974-5393.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Register for Youth Winter Basketball League

National Junior Basketball (NJB) is celebrating its 31st anniversary, and our Scripps Ranch chapter is getting ready to start its 19th season! Our NJB chapter is the largest in the county and one of the largest recreational basketball leagues in the city. NJB’s program is designed to introduce, teach, and develop the fundamentals of basketball to our local youth, as well as to promote good sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition.

Last year we had more than 38 teams and 430 neighborhood children in our program. The league is made up of boys and girls in grades 3–8 of all skill levels. Practices are typically once a week and games are played on weekends. Registration for the league is open at www.ScrippsRanchNJB.org. Important information:

  • Early October—Registration ends;
  • Sunday, Oct. 4 and 11—Player assessments;
  • Monday, Nov. 2—Practices begin;
  • Saturday, Nov. 21—Games begin;
  • Sunday, Feb. 21—Season ends;
  • Registration—$160 through Sept. 30; after: $190; and,
  • Uniforms—$50.

We are looking for coaches for teams in every division and new board members! If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Tania Kramer and Marilou Pennington, Chapter Directors

Registration for Scripps Ranch Lacrosse Girls Fall Ball remains open. Interested girls in grades 5–8 are encouraged to register regardless of experience level. Soccer players and interested 4th graders with at least one season of experience or 9th graders with no previous experience are welcome as well.

Practices start in early September and are on Mondays and Thursdays. If you’re interested or have any questions, email Andrea Ervay at [email protected] More details can be found at www.SRLax.org.

Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWAC) is a nonprofit group whose goal is to provide the residents of Scripps Ranch and nearby communities with sports programs and sports-related support.

Women’s Volleyball League: The SRWAC 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. To play, please contact Lisa at [email protected] and visit www.srwac.org.

Women’s Basketball League: A new season of the SRWAC basketball league begins soon. Games are on Mondays at 6:30 or 7:30 pm at the Rec Center. Please contact Sylvia at [email protected]

Women’s Soccer League: The new season of the SRWAC soccer league began in late August. We play on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 pm. Please visit www.srwac.org for more information.