Old Pros & Outback Steakhouse To Host 3rd Annual SRHS Benefit Basketball Game

The Old Pros of Scripps Ranch and Outback Steakhouse are proud to sponsor the 3rd Scripps Ranch High School benefit basketball game. To be held Sunday, Jan. 20 in the Scripps Ranch High School Gymnasium. The game will feature the Old Pros and local celebrities against the Scripps Ranch High School faculty and staff.

Proceeds will benefit the Scripps Ranch Boys and Girls Basketball teams at the High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased through Scripps Ranch High School basketball players, NJB (National Junior Basketball) players, at the High School finance office, or at the door on game night.

Outback Steakhouse will provide a delicious dinner for the first 200 people, beginning at 5 pm, right outside the High School gym. Outback will grill steak and chicken on the Barbie, and also offer caesar salad for only $6 per person.

A 50/50 raffle and a silent auction with many great prizes will be held. Plus, there will be a half-time foul shot shoot-out by Scripps Ranch NJB players, and a $10,000 half-court shot contest.

“With the participation and support of the NJB players and coaches, SRHS faculty and Athletic Department, the Scripps Ranch Old Pros and Outback Steakhouse, it should be a very successful and fun filled evening for the entire family,” said Chris Johnson, the tournament organizer.

About Old Pros

The Old Pros is a California non-profit corporation formed in 1980. It currently has over 200 members, all Scripps Ranch residents, except for a few who have moved away but maintain their membership in the club. They run numerous local sports leagues for Scripps Ranch residents. The July 4th 10K fun Run and Bike Ride attracts around 3800 participants. They also co-sponsor six “Symphony in the Park” concerts each year. The club supports virtually every youth sports activity in Scripps Ranch through donations, sponsorships and scholarships.


A new year has begun and another soccer season in Scripps Ranch has ended for our recreational players. We hope everyone participating had a fun season and are very grateful to all of our volunteers who make our program possible.

As promised, here are the results of our Division 4 & 5 Tournaments:

Division 4 – Girls

Semi-Finals: Sparks (seed 1) 4, Blue Spirit (seed 6) 1

Flames (seed 5) 1, Fire Angels (seed 3) 0

Championship: Sparks 2 VS Flames 0

Division 4 – Boys

Semi-Finals: Pyros (seed 1) 2, Hornets (seed 6) 0

Fire Breathing Leprechauns (seed 4) 1, Matadors (seed 3) 0

Championship: Pyros 1 vs. Fire Breathing Leprechauns 0

Congratulations to our winning coaches, Keith Datko & David Demchek of the Sparks and Jose Alatorre of the Pyros.

Division 5 – Girls

Quarter-Finals: Spirit (seed 1) 3, Black Widows (seed 7) 0

Grinders (seed 2) 1, Blue Thunder (seed 9) 0

Blue Dolphins (seed 3) 2, Grass Hoppers (seed 5) 0

Blue Blasters (seed 4) 4, Green Flash (seed 6) 0

Semi-Finals: Grinders 1, Blue Dolphins 0

Blue Blasters 0, Spirit 0 (won by Blue Blasters 3-2 in PKs)

Championship: Blue Blasters 2 vs. Grinders 2

Won by Blue Blasters 1 – 0 in PKs

Division 5 – Boys

Quarter Finals: Quicksilver (seed 7) 1, Mean Green (seed 9) 1

Won by Quicksilver 3 – 1 in PK’s

Firebolts (seed 2) 4, Scorpions (seed 1) 0

Raptors (seed 1) 1, Blue Bombers (seed 10) 1

Won by Raptors 2 – 1 in PKs

Purple Pythons (seed 5) 1, Fireballs (seed 6) 0

Semi-Finals: Firebolts 1 vs Raptors 0

Purple Pythons 2 vs Quicksilver 0


Purple Pythons 2 vs Firebolts 1

Congratulations to our winning coaches, Damian Miller and Travis Simpson of the Blue Blasters and Mary Nasland of the Purple Pythons.

As you can tell from the scores, many of these games were very competitive, unpredictable and exciting down to the last penalty kick! Thanks to all the board members, coaches, Division Reps, referees and parents who helped make this tournament a rewarding experience for our soccer players. We look forward to ending all our seasons with tournament play!

Speaking of tournaments, eight All Star Teams and 5 recreational teams participated in the Mesa All Star Tournament and several of them advanced to the semi-finals. Congratulations kids!

Soccer action will continue on some Scripps Ranch fields this month when we join several other neighboring soccer clubs in hosting the prestigious 2002 County Cup Tournament of the Presidio Soccer League. Top teams from all over San Diego County are expected, once again, to turn out for this popular event. Dates are Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 & 21. Be sure to look for several Scripps United teams that have earned the opportunity to be part of this annual tournament. Two of our Scripps teams came in 1st place during the regular season in this Presidio League. They are B U-10 coached by Ben Collins, and G U-13 coached by Cha Cha Namdar. Come out to see some exciting soccer and cheer on our home teams!

Our new Soccer Board will be elected January 19th at our Annual General Meeting and Coaches & Sponsors Dinner. In February, an Executive Board will be selected from these board members and plans for the next soccer season begin!

Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club

2002 Membership Registration

Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the residents of Scripps Ranch with sports programs for the benefit of the community. Adult sports that WAC sponsors include Softball, Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer. We also meet quarterly to network, plan events and partake in activities such as wine tasting, spa days, guest speakers and ski trips. Because WAC is an active presence here in Scripps Ranch, we focus our fund-raising and volunteer efforts right here in our community: we provide scholarship funds for high school senior girls, sponsor youth sports teams, help at the Community Fairs, work at the Fourth of July parade and co-sponsor the Concerts in the Park. There is an activity for everyone and we always welcome new members along with their enthusiasm and ideas. You need not be athletically inclined to join – just civic minded and ready for fun!

If you would like to join the Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club, meet new friends, share in the fun activities and get involved in your community, please complete the application below and join us.

SRHS Falcon Football

The equipment is in storage, the banquets are complete and the 2001 SRHS Falcon football season has come to an end. A very young Varsity Team had it’s ups and downs but played its very best football in the final weeks of the season. There was absolutely no quit in this team. Although the 2-7-1 record did not get SRHS into the playoffs, the valuable experience gained by the underclassmen will prove to be a big plus for next year.

The JVs had an excellent season and finished with 4 wins. The Freshman Team developed some very solid players who will move up a level next year.

Congratulations and thank you to Head Coaches Hedges, Walker, and Sitello along with their incredibly hard working staffs for another great football experience for the Falcon program.

The following individual awards were presented at the banquets last month.


Most Spirited: Walid Sadat

Most Improved: Josh Messiah

Coach’s Award: Brad Heaton

Most Valuable Off. Lineman: Graham Wilson

Most Valuable Def. Lineman: Kevin Long

Most Valuable Receiver: Andre Walker

Most Valuable Def. Back: Matt Lorona

Most Valuable Linebacker: Colin Coffin

Most Valuable Running Back: Zach Bongiorno

Most Valuable Special teams player: Kevin Graham-Caso

Offensive MVP: Zach Bongiorno

Defensive MVP: Scott Butler

Team MVP: Nate Coughlin


Most Improved: Sean Corey

Most Spirited: Jason Payton

Best Lineman: Albert Soto

Best Reciever: Joe Sassi

Best Def. Player: Anthony Dalo

Team MVP: Kevin Grider


Coach’s Award: Dominic Malcangio

Most Improved: Andrew De La Pena

Def. MVP: Zack Helke

Team MVP: Matt Fisler

Scripps Ranch Falcons 12 and Under

Scripps Ranch Falcon’s 12 and under baseball team, coached by Brian Cooper with general manager Carlos Carrion, came in as runners up for both the USSSA Super World Series at Hawk Haven and Veteran’s Day Tournament in San Clemente AABC San Diego Region 2001 Winterball Tournaments. They are qualified to play in USSSA World Series Game this summer. One more tournament is played first weekend in December 2001 in San Clemente. In order to give back to the community, Falcons 12 and under team also sponsored a family through “Adopt A Family Program” to provide for the needy for the Holiday Season. Congratulations to all the players, who are pictured to the right! Way to go Falcons, and good luck in San Clemente!