Laura “Lulu” Franklin


SRSA Opening Day
The Scripps Ranch Softball Association (SRSA) invites the community to attend its Opening Day on Saturday, Feb. 24, with events stretching from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teams will be taking pictures and games will be played throughout the day. All teams will participate in a parade to show off their banners and team names.

In addition, food trucks will be on hand for hungry fans and players. SRSA will also hold raffles.

SRSA Opening Day will be held at Cypress Canyon Park, 11400 Cypress Canyon Park Drive.

Laura “Lulu” Franklin

Gymnast earns top honors
Laura “Lulu” Franklin, a 13-year-old Innovations Academy student, competed at the Gymchella Invitational Gymnastics Competition in Indian Wells, California, on Feb. 11 where she won first place all-around for Level 7. She also won first place on beam with a score of 9.5, second place on floor with a score of a 9.275 and second place on bars with a score of 9.150. Franklin is one of Poway Gymnastics’ Level 7 gymnasts.

Free soccer clinic offered to students
A free open clinic session will be hosted by the Official FCB Escola Soccer School for students who are part of the San Diego Unified School District-Area 6.

Boys and girls born between the years 2002 and 2012, between the ages of 6 and 16, are invited to register and attend this free event on Sunday, Feb. 25 at Scripps Ranch High School.

A session for boys and girls ages 6-11 will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The session for boys and girls ages 12-16 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Those attending should bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothes, preferably black or white.

The Official FC Barcelona Soccer Camps offers the opportunity to experience specialized soccer training through an official partnership with one of the world’s most successful soccer teams and coaches. Those attending gain access to FCBarcelona training methods.

Questions may be emailed to Register online:

SR Little League Opening Day set
Opening Day for Scripps Ranch Little League is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25 at Jerabek Neighborhood Park. Events will be held throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the ceremonial Parade of Teams and Opening Pitch, a Home Run Derby, team photos and raffle drawings for prizes.

Team photos will begin at 8:30 a.m. Players and coaches are to line up for the Parade of Teams at 9:30 a.m. The Parade of teams will begin at 10 a.m. The flag ceremony and National Anthem are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., followed by the ceremonial first pitch by San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. Then Scripps Ranch Little League President Marcus Armstrong will deliver the official welcoming remarks.

The first raffle ticket will be drawn at 10:45 a.m. and the Home Run Derby is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

There will be inflatables for the kids, the snack bar will be open, and Rita’s Italian Ice will be there to serve delicious frozen treats.

In addition, the San Diego Padres Pad Squad and the Friar will be in attendance for the festivities.

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