She’s Got Game!

On June 12 the sound of squeaking sneakers and the round ball hitting the hardwood filled the air of the new Scripps Ranch Rec Center. Tip-off for the inaugural season of the Scripps Ranch WAC women’s basketball league was finally here!

With six teams and over 40 women playing, it’s been a fun-filled summer for the ladies of Scripps Ranch. Monday nights find the Rec Center full of colorfully clad women who take an hour or so out of their busy lives to shoot hoops and have a little fun. We’ve got it all–official referees, scorekeepers, and even the fancy scoreboard! It’s been well attended, with kids and husbands filling the sidelines, and we’ve all made a lot of new friends and gotten a little exercise too!

While spaces are filled for this season, which will end in late August, we hope to have this become an on-going league with occasional breaks. If you’re interested in playing with us in the future and you are a woman at least 25 years of age who lives in Scripps Ranch, call Connie Poss at 536-9593 or send email to me [[email protected]].

Come by and see us every Monday night between 6 and 9 pm at the Rec Center! It’s almost like having the WNBA in your own backyard!

Indians Take Ponies

It took the Scripps Ranch Pony League Indians the final week to capture the championship by winning their final 3 games. The Indians completed the season with a record of 16 wins and only 4 losses. Way to go boys! Great teamwork and super coaching was the winning combination that led this team to victory!

Yankees Win Majors

Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) added another pennant to their growing collection as the American Majors Division Yankees won the District 32 Tournament of Champions flag on Thursday, June 29, at Hickman Field in Kearney Mesa. The Yankees led by Manager Peter Dreszer and Coaches Francis Weigand and Dave Payton beat Rancho Penasquitos National in the final game, 7 to 1. Yankee team members were Greg Adamson, Chelsea Browne, Kenneth Crooks, Devon Dreszer, Alex Grint, Alex Guerra, Travis Israel, Matthew Martinez, Mat Paton, Travis Petty, Paul Weigand, and William Wood. Additionally, Kyle Wallstedt contributed as a substitute player.

The Yankees won four games to capture the pennant, never losing and outscoring their opponents 35 to 5. They defeated the teams from Peninsula, Balboa, and Presidio Little Leagues on their road to winning the pennant. This pennant will be presented to the League next year at Opening Day 2001 and will fly proudly along side the others at the snack bar at Jerabek Park. Congratulations to the Yankees!

Soccer

As we get ready for the new season, teams already have been formed and practices will begin the first week of August. We expect 1,500 kids to be playing soccer this season, which is an all time high.

The second annual 3 vs. 3 InterClub soccer tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, at Scripps Ranch Community Park on Blue Cypress Drive. Both recreational and competitive teams are invited to participate.

Opening Day and Picture Day is set for Sunday, Sept. 10. Everyone should enjoy the activities planned which include an Astro-jump, games, food, merchandise booths, and a coaches game. The fun will start at 12 noon at the Community Park. For more information, check [www.scrippsranch.com/soccer].

Cooperstown — Here We Come

The Scripps Ranch 12-and-under Falcon baseball team has been selected to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Youth Baseball Invitational Tournament in the magical mythical home of baseball. In addition to competing against teams from around the country, members of the Falcons will be enshrined in the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Falcons will play at least eight games and will visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The week-long adventure is a dream-come-true for kids, coaches, and parents alike. Good luck Falcons. Play hard and create your life-long memories of baseball, friends, and summer.