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Ramtown Sports Roundup

Apr 13, 2023 12:00AM ● By MPG Staff

Ramtown Karate's Angela Vega took Golds in two international events. Photo by Jim Ernest

Karate Champions
Several students of Dixon’s Ramtown Karate competed in Las Vegas in the U.S.A. Karate and all came home with medals.

“This is the biggest international tournament in the U.S. and there were 10 to 12 competitors in every division and our people came in the top three every time. We had five people in two divisions each and we medaled in every single division,” said Sensei Jim Ernest.

“They just did amazingly well. I’ve never had it happen where every single athlete came home with medals,” he added. “Kiera MacKenzie fought the Canadian champion and another girl from the United States, and she still got a Bronze. She started when she was 8 years old and now she’s 23. She’s going to start a horse training business in Dixon and is getting married, so she’s starting the next chapter of her life.”

Free Tennis Clinic
Solano Community Tennis Association along with Tennis Coach Daryl Lee is offering a free tennis clinic on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at Dixon’s Hall Park, 450 Hall Park Drive Mayes and South Fifth St. All levels are welcome as well as all those interested in SCTA membership and league play. Bring your racquet or use one of ours. It will be a fun event for families. Email questions to [email protected].

DHS Girls Win
Dixon High School Athletics reported there was a win for Lady Rams Girls Softball against Vanden this past week. Final score was 4 to 3.

Busy Friday
Girls Varsity Swimming will be on Friday and Saturday at the NorCal Invitational. On Friday, April 14, Boys JV Baseball vs. Woodland Christian will be at 4 p.m. on our home fields. Boys Varsity Baseball, however, will be at Mesa Verde High School at 4:15 p.m. On Saturday, April 15, Boys & Girls Track will be participating in the Halden Invitational starting at 9 a.m.

Open Gym
The organizers of the Dixon Teen Center have announced Open Gym plus games and snacks will resume on Fridays beginning April 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Higgins Elementary Gymnasium. Parents and adults can sign up to volunteer and the organization is looking to hire a paid center director. Please double-check social media postings to confirm with President Jerry Castanon as attempts were unsuccessful at reaching him.

Girls Softball Raffle
Wouldn’t it be great to win two Disneyland 2-day (one park per day) tickets plus a $500 Disney Gift Card?! The Dixon Girls Softball Teams are doing their 2nd annual Softball Raffle and have tickets now available for $10 each. The drawing is to be held on Saturday, May 20, at their closing ceremonies barbecue and you don’t have to be present to win. There is also a 2nd Grand Prize which is a $250 Visa Gift Card and over 30 other donation prizes. They have incentivized the players to sell tickets offering the top seller a $200 Gift Card to Great Wolf Lodge in Manteca. Email Dixonsoftball#1@gmail for more information.

Cheerleading Signups
For the 2023 Dixon Youth Cheerleading Team, signups are now underway, and registration ends May 5. Visit online at Registration forms are available under the registration tab. Cheer is $200 plus uniform. May 6 will be cheer fittings at 11 a.m., a clinic will be held at Hall Park at 9 a.m. on April 22 and another on April 29, same time. For more information, contact Misty Dalton at (707) 635-3041.