Baseball in December?

Well, not exactly – – shall we say baseball sign-ups? SR Little League, open to all residents aged 5-12 years in the 92131 zip code is registering players for the 2002 season. If you haven’t registered and would like to play, contact Dan Luka at 586-1242 for ages 8-12 or Leigh Ann Derbawka at [email protected] for ages 5-7. (Age is as of July 31, 2002.) We are open to the first 950 players, and yes, we will probably fill up again this year. Registration closes on Dec. 8, so don’t delay!

At this time of national thanks and prayer, SRLL would like to express its sincerest gratitude to one of our neighborhood’s unsung heroes, Charles Eminhizer. For several years, “Chaz,” with the assistance of his father, have been storing, repairing, and transporting the outfield fences for both Little League and Pony League out of shear kindness and without a child in the league. He recently informed us that it is time for him to “teach the tricks of the trade” to someone else. We understand and cannot thank you enough, Chaz, for your many years of devotion. With the addition of the new and very large storage sheds, we are able to store the fences locally now, and will look to the many other friends of these Leagues to take over the task of maintaining the fences year to year. THANK YOU! If anyone is interested in assisting our Leagues in this manner, please contact me. Chaz has indicated it takes approximately 25 hours per year.

We are also very thankful for the richness of our lives, the blessings of living in such a fine neighborhood, and the many men and women locally and nationally who make it possible for our children to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. Many children in our area are not so fortunate. Therefore, once again, SRLL is teaming up with our local competitive baseball club, the Falcons, to collect gently used baseball equipment for our neighbors to the south. Kids, if you are fortunate enough to receive a new glove, bat, cleats, batting gloves, etc. for Christmas, Hanukkah, or just because you are a lucky kid, please remember those children who cannot afford new equipment. Bring your used items (as long as they are safe to play with) to the bins outside the Snack Bar at Jerabek Park during SRLL’s clinics, player assessments, or any Saturday through February. The Falcons will bring them to the Tijuana League in conjunction with an annual baseball clinic also provided by the Falcons (see article below).

Our thoughts and prayers to all of you for a blessed holiday season. Be safe and we will see you in 2002.

Baseball Skills Development Clinic

learn the game of baseball and help the less fortunate learn baseball too!

Here is a great opportunity for your young baseball player to develop baseball skills and help out our less fortunate neighbors across the border learn the game, too. The Falcons Baseball organization (14 year olds) will sponsor a Baseball Skills Development Clinic just for the youngest of our baseball community…players between 5 and 7 years old on Jan. 6.

Make a small donation of used baseball gear as your price of admission. All proceeds go to the disadvantaged Tijuana community of Lomas de Porvenir to help them keep a baseball program alive for their young ballplayers. Scripps Ranch adopted this baseball community over two years ago. This is a chance for our youngest to learn the game from some of our ballplayers who really know baseball.

When: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, noon until 2 pm

Where: Community Park, Large Diamond in back

Admission: Donation of baseball gear (cleats, glove, bats, balls, pants, etc.) or financial donation (give what you can…$10 recommended)

Who: Baseball Players 5 to 7 years old (Little League age)

Contact: Falcons Baseball Club, Greg Haddow 578-5258

Pony League

Scripps Ranch Youth Baseball (SRYB) Pony League begins its 2002 Spring/Summer season in February. Our teams will play teams from Mira Mesa and Rancho Penasquitos with games in all three communities.

Players born from 8/1/87 through 7/31/89 are eligible to play on Pony League teams.

Tryouts will be held at Jerabek Park on Jan. 19 (rain date: Jan. 26). All players must try out, and must register to try out. Returning players and players moving up from Little League will receive registration forms and information packets by mail by Dec. 15.

Mail the registration form, a certified birth certificate (new players only), and a check for $150 made out to SRYB to: Scripps Ranch Youth Baseball, 10299 Scripps Trail, P. O. Box 125, San Diego, CA 92131

Register as early as possible. Because of the league size, the total number of players is limited. Registrations must be received by Jan. 5. For those not registering by mail, or who don’t receive a packet, registration will be held 10am to noon, Saturday, Jan. 5 at Jerabek Park. Look for the Pony League banner as a reminder.

If you are interested in coaching or need more information call Mark Nasoff at 549-2133. The 2001 13-yr.-old All-Stars were District champs and advanced to the Section semi-finals. We are looking forward

to another exciting and successful season. Come out on Jan. 19 and “Play Ball!”

Soccer All Stars

Even though our regular soccer season has ended in Scripps, there are many talented soccer “All Stars” participating in post-season play. This year marks the first ever that the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club has formed an All Star Soccer League. Players were recommended by their recreational coaches, attended tryouts and those selected will benefit from the coaching of our dedicated competitive coaching staff. Eight teams were formed as follows:

2 Teams from both the Boys & Girls 6th Division

1 Team from each of the Boys & Girls in Division 4

1 Team from each of the Boys & Girls in Division 5

Additionally, five other recreational teams will be playing in post-seasonal tournaments. Good Luck & Have Fun!

Playoffs for Recreational Divisions 4 and 5 will be taking place this coming weekend (too late for the deadline of this issue), and I will inform you next month of the team standings.

Finally, it’s been a great season and we want to thank all those people who have volunteered as coaches, assistant coaches, referees, team moms, banner makers, field maintenance, game scheduling, referee scheduling, snack scheduling, uniform distribution, picture day, opening day, board members and, of course, our sponsors. We are truly grateful for the time, caring and support we continually receive from this community.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club Thanks Our 2001 Sponsors And Donors

The Scripps Ranch Soccer club gratefully acknowledges our 2001 sponsors and donors. Scripps Ranch Soccer Club has over 100 teams and 1,700 children enrolled in the 2001 program. Many of the soccer sponsors have sponsored teams in the past and have contributed to the success of this large athletic program. For their contribution and commitment to the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club, we thank the following businesses and individuals:

Scripps Ranch Soccer Sponsors 2001-2002

*Denotes Number Of Teams Sponsored

Multiple Team Sponsors:

Cush Automotive Group***,

Superior Planning**,

Scripps Ranch Old Pros**,

Pazzo’s Pizza**,


Safe `N Secure Garage Door Specialists**,

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage**

Costa & Assoc. Int’l

Fire Security Life Safety

John Hine Pontiac, Mazda, Dodge

Realty Executives – Jim Berns

The Neilan Family

North Island Financial Credit Union

Nokia Mobile Phones

SHS Development Corp.

Monahan & Roth LCC

Ken Andersen Real Estate

Specialty Seals & Accessories, Inc.


Marquez, Kuhlken Landscape Architects

Foley & Lardner

Total Gym

Tim Belnap, DDS

Walter Andersen Nursery

TCR Services

Davis Orthodontics

Printing Shoppe


Stephen Mann, DDS

Exclusive Wallcovering, Inc.

Brewer & Carlson, LLP

Domino’s Pizza

Filippi’s – Mira Mesa

Better Bedrooms & More

Ask the Pros, Inc.

Pediatric Orthopedic & Scoliosis Center

Michael Mahaffey, DDS

Digital Systems Int’l Corp.

LaJolla Orthopedic Surgery

McMillin Realty – Rick Winkler

Magis Networks

SR Women’s Athletic Club

Hob Nob Hill

Sorensen Marketing

Scripps Ranch Civic Assn.

Express Signs

Mooney & Associates

Soccer Crazy

Kraft Foods


The Holtz Family

Pageantry Communities

Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital

First Union Securities

Donor: Clairemont Cycle Supply

Scripps Ranch Softball

Congratulations to Scripps Ranch 9 and under and 10 and under teams which both took second place in their divisions of North County Winterball. The9U team lost a tight final to Vista while the 10Us went down swinging to Santee. Scripps Ranch had not participated in North County’s program recently, but the girls sure showed their skills and impressed the rest of the county.

The Scripps Ranch Softball League opened registration for spring softball this month with sign-ups by mail or at Jerabek Park on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 from 10-1.

Player evaluation clinics are Jan. 12 and 19; details about when girls should attend will be provided at registration or on the website,

Co-Ed Softball is warming up for the Winter session.

Start thinking about enjoying a little fun and exercise with you neighbors and friends on Sunday afternoons starting in February Winter Co-Ed Softball is a fun, non-competitive social game where you can meet new friends, see old friends, and enjoy our wonderful outdoors. The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club sponsors it. The nine-week season will start Feb. 3, and end April 7. The cost is $45 per person. Watch for the application in next month’s Newsletter. If you have any questions, please call Sarah Slaughter at 566-8695 or email at [email protected]

Adult Volleyball Leagues

Are you getting the bug again to “dig, set, spike”? Come on out and join in the fun at San Diego Volleyball Club’s Adult Leagues for Winter 2002.

Adult League night is Fridays from 7-9:30 pm. Players sign up individually at a cost of $40 for each 6-week session.

Play format is a four-player draw determined the night of play. Play will be four games, each 20 minutes in length. Entries will be accepted until Jan. 11 or a maximum of either 16 or 24 players.

San Diego Volleyball Club is conveniently located at 13955 Stowe Drive in Poway.

Session I – Women; Advanced + Intermediate-Beginner; January 11 – February 15; Fridays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Session II – Women; Advanced- COED; Intermediate-Beginner; February 22 – March 29; Fridays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Old Pros Sunday Soccer

The Scripps Ranch Old Pros bring you adult Sunday Soccer. The league will run from January to May. Men ages 25 and older may register until December 30. For applications and information about the league contact Chip Zuckerman at 547-0820.

Old Pros Spring Night Soccer 2002

The Scripps Ranch Old Pros sponsor Spring Night Soccer 2002 (middle of January to June). Come kick around with us – Men ages 25 and older – some MUCH older. Registration is open until December 30, but first come first served. Your registration fee gets you on a team, a t-shirt, a burger or a dog, and 17 to 18 weeks of fun and games (depends on the number of teams). For applications or information contact Scott Zuckerman at 621-6039.