At least in softball, it has been a good rivalry, until now. Courtney Gano, who has been one of the Valley’s best softball players since her freshman year, checked out of Los Altos and is at Bonita like so many have speculated. It’s not a surprise, her father Greg Gano, also the football coach at Damien, sold his home in West Covina and is now living in La Verne, which should make it a textbook change-of-address transfer as far as CIF is concerned, so you can already start thinking of Gano in the green and white. Bonita already was good, but adding Gano, who batted .458 her junior season and is on her way to Washington on scholarship, gives them a huge boost and a senior leader that steps right in.
Non-football athletes expected to sign national letter of intent on Wednesday .
Lauren Stupin, Los Altos, soccer, (Cal State Fullerton)
Heather Jackson, Bonita, cross country, (Utah Valley University)
Kylie Price, Bishop Amat, track, (UCLA)
Katherine Salcido, San Dimas, track (UCLA)
Khalalah Todd, Northview, soccer, (New Mexico State)
Jessica Smetherman, Glendora, soccer, (Cal State Fullerton)
Below: San Dimas stand-out hurdler and triple jumper Katherine Salcido will be signing her letter of intent with UCLA. Salcido will compete in the heptathlon for the Bruins. She chose UCLA over Stanford. Not a bad pair of choices.
Below: Los Altos soccer standout Lauren Stupin will sign with Cal State Fullerton ..