reliminary tryouts for next year’s Girls Golf team will be held Tuesday June 11th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm at the Rancho San Joaquin Practice center. Additional Tryouts will be held August 15th. Official Practice begins August 21st .
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WHS Boosters present WHS Sports with a check for $139,000
Woodbridge High’s Athletic Boosters have given the school’s athletic department a pretty big boost to start the school year – in the form of a check for $139,000.
The funds, which were raised during the most recent Southern California Half Marathon & 5K race, will help pay for capital improvements, safety equipment, uniforms and coaching fees, as well as increased participation opportunities for students.
Kevin Trussell, co-chair of the race, said Woodbridge’s booster program is rare in that it benefits all sports on campus.
“This allows us to work as a team and has provided over a half-million dollars to our athletic department in the last three years,” he said.
Pictured above, clockwise, are booster President Jim Mellor; race Co-Chair Julie Flaiz-Windham; WHS athletic directors Rick Gibson and Eric Bangs; booster Doug Schneble; the aforementioned Trussell; Assistant Principal Belinda Averill; race Director George Varvas; and boosters Richard Crellin and Ellen Bartell. (Click to enlarge.)
Needless to say, the big check was a welcome sight for Woodbridge.
“We are absolutely blessed to have such involved parents working on behalf of all sports,” Gibson said.
For more information on Woodbridge’s Athletic Boosters, click here. For information on the next Southern California Half Marathon & 5K race, click here.
New scoreboard lights up Ryan Lemmon Stadium
Fans attending this weekend's Ryan Lemmon Showcase baseball games in Irvine will notice a new state of the art scoreboard at Ryan Lemmon Stadium.
The inning-by-inning scoreboard was tested on Wednesday and will be in use for Friday's two games. Over the weekend, the Showcase will feature seniors from eight leagues.
Guy Lemmon (right) and Woodbridge baseball coach Tim Murray in front of the new scoreboard on Wednesday.
TIM BURT, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
On Saturday, the Sea View League faces the Empire League at 1 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. the Trinity League faces the Sunset League.
There will be home run hitting contests between the games on both days.
The scoreboard is 30 feet wide and 40 feet tall and includes a 12 foot wide by 9 and a half foot video screen. There is also a clock on top of the scoreboard and an indicator which displays speed on pitches, which will be tracked by a radar gun.
The Ryan Lemmon Foundation made a major donation for the scoreboard, which is being installed at a cost of approximately $60,000, Lemmon said. The cost would have been much higher had it not been for numerous donations, Lemmon added.
"The scoreboard that was here had gotten to the point where nobody could read it," Lemmon said. "One thing led to another and we had the good fortune that a philanthropist gave the foundation us some money and a challenge grant and we raised some money at a dinner."
The facility on 285 East Yale Loop in irvine, off of Barranca, is the home field for Woodbridge. But Irvine, Northwood and University have the option of playing games there too.
After the foundation began raising funds through a number of events, coaches suggested that the best use for the money would be for a new scoreboard for the stadium, which opened in 1992 and was renamed a couple years later after the late Ryan Lemmon.
Ryan Lemmon, a Woodbridge High baseball star, was killed in a traffic accident in 1994. He was attending Pepperdine University at the time and pursuing his dreams of one day playing baseball in the Major Leagues.
Woodbridge Coach Tim Murray said the coaches are appreciative of what Lemmon has done.
"I think Guy comes from a good place and he's got a big heart," Murray said. "He cares a lot about high school sports.
"I think it (the scoreboard) is pretty special. It's going to be special for a long time. It's going to be tough to beat. I did coach at El Dorado and El Dorado has a special scoreboard, but Guy kind of looked at their plans and said, 'what can we do?' This is for every school in Irvine and all the teams in Irvine are going to be able to utilize this field. Think of all the kids that this is going to benefit."
A new sound system, also donated by the foundation, will also be in use this weekend, Lemmon said.