Bishop Amat QB Rio Ruiz could have big decision to make, his father says

“We haven’t decided,” Ruiz’s father, Rudy, told the L.A. Times as to whether his son would choose to miss three football games to play baseball. “He really wants to play football this year and start at quarterback. I don’t think he wants to let his team down.”

LA Times: Southern California is well represented among the 39 players selected for the USA Baseball U16 trials that will take place Sept. 25 through Oct. 6 in Houston. The team will end up being 20 players. Players were chosen based on their performances at tournaments in Florida and Arizona. Among the players selected are well-known high school standouts such as shortstop Rio Ruiz from La Puente Bishop Amat.

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Some friendly advice

Here’s a video of former Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant that I found on youtube. It’s a freshman orientation speech he made, and the advice to work “on the little things” is profound. I thought, it being the summer, would be a good time post as the players prepare for the upcoming season this fall.
But coach Bryant can say it a lot better:

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Bombshell: NCAA approves proposal to prohibit college coaches from issuing early scholarships

Eric-Paul Johnson, Associated Press
The NCAA committee has approved a proposal which would prohibit college coaches from issuing early scholarship offers, the Associated Press reported. Under this proposal, coaches would not be allowed to offer scholarships to prep athletes until the summer between the recruit’s junior and senior years. Recently, many athletes have been offered and accepted scholarship offers during their freshman year and there have been some cases of coaches offering scholarships to middle school athletes. (To continue, click thread)

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Hall of Fame Game: East routs West with 40-0, Diamond Ranch QB Gus Viramontes MVP

The East defense was advertised. And Diamond Ranch’s Gus Viramontes took care of the rest, with three touchdown passes. What a game by the East!!!! Read the game story and see PHOTO gallery …


Video Highlights of the East-West game, thanks to whoever posted it, the video is super clean and well done. If you have video of anything SGV preps related and want us to share it, let me know.
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Softball All-Area: Green Day; Bonita’s Chloe Wurst and South Hills’ Scott Fisch earn top honors

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
You won’t find anyone working harder or cheering harder than Bonita High School’s Chloe Wurst. The lefty turned herself from ordinary into one of the elite pitchers in the CIF-Southern Section in just a few years, earning a scholarship to West Texas A&M after leading the Bearcats to the Miramonte League title, and the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 semifinals. Wurst threw consecutive no-hitters in victories over Los Altos and Diamond Ranch, striking out a combined 25 in the process. (To continue reading along with the coach of the year story, click thread).

2010 Tribune Softball All-Area Team
Coach of the year:
Scott Fisch, South Hills
Player of the Year: Chloe Wurst, Bonita, Sr.
First Team
Pitcher: Kortnie Clark, San Dimas, Sr.
Pitcher: Carly Argyle, Glendora, Jr.
Catcher: Britney Rodriguez, South Hills, So.
Utility: Dekota Monarrez, West Covina, Jr.
Infield: Kristen Stewart, South Hills, So.
Infield: Stephany La Rosa, Diamond Bar, Jr.
Infield: Aleena Avalos, San Dimas, Jr.
Infield: Natalie Hernandez, Glendora, Sr.
Outfield: Makaila Garcia, Northview, Sr.
Outfield: Breeanna Sandoval, Bonita, Jr.
Outfield: Alyse Gutierrez, West Covina, Jr.

Second Team
Pitcher: Jackie Wagner, Arroyo, So.
Pitcher: Sabrina Anguiano, Bishop Amat, Fr.
Catcher: Kayla Norrie, San Dimas, Jr.
Utility: Jackie Carlin, Bishop Amat, Jr.
Infield: Courtney Gano, Los Altos, Jr.
Infield: Jacki Campa, Bonita, Sr.
Infield: Sydney Stewart, Diamond Ranch, Sr.
Infield: Vanessa Bracamonte, Wilson, Sr.
Outfield: Janelle Casillas, Arroyo, So.
Outfield: Nicki Sprague, Charter Oak, Fr.
Outfield: Andrea Gutierrez, West Covina, Sr.

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Worth reading again … Nick Green: “The U.S. wont, can’t and simply isn’t capable of lifting the trophy.” Hey, at least they didn’t flame out like Italy and France

THURSDAY UPDATE: With the U.S. in the second round against Ghana, and with a road to the semifinals that includes Uruguay and South Korea, the U.S. is the highest ranked of the four, giving them a very realistic shot at the semis…Below is a thread we posted before the World Cup started about the U.S. team’s zero chance, according to our soccer man Nick Green. He was wrong about one thing, Americans are watching, and Americans care. Ratings are good, what more could you ask.

Pre-World Cup prediction: We received a few emails and phone complaints over Nick Green’s soccer column in which he says the U.S. has no chance in the World Cup that starts on Friday and Saturday for the United States against England. He’s probably right, but the way he wrote it sure has irked soccer followers. Care to weigh in?

By Nick Green, Soccer Columnist
The United States will not win the World Cup that begins at 7 a.m. Friday in South Africa when Mexico takes on the host nation in the opening game. You know that, right … soccer fan or not? The experts, the pundits, the oddsmakers all say so. The likely champions of the month-long, 32-team, quadrennial tournament are Brazil or Italy or Spain or Germany or Argentina or even England. But not the United States. So why should you care? (To continue, click thread).

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Glendora QB Chad Jeffries is wanted

As Aram wrote on “In the Huddle,” Glendora quarterback Chad Jeffries came by our office for pictures and indicated that he has been offered by Utah, a soon-to-be Pac-12 power, joining a growing list of schools that already have offered him, which includes UTEP, San Diego State and Oregon State. The UCLA fan in me asked if there had been any contact with the Bruins, and Jeffries said yes, and that he has spoken to offensive coordinator Norm Chow, and that Chow told him before he makes any decision, to give him a call. There you have it, an update on the most sought after SGV quarterback since ….hey, u fill in the blank.

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