Bonita’s Courtney Gano named to Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Team

Tribune softball player of the year Courtney Gano was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Team …

This is what Cal Hi Sports wrote about her: After an off-season transfer from Los Altos of Hacienda Heights to Bonita, Gano enjoyed a monster season. She led the Bearcats to a 23-5 record with a whopping .630 batting average, 37 runs, 12 doubles, four homers and 28 RBIs. Gano also was a flawless defender at shortstop and beat out a strong field to be named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune’s Player of the Year. Gano committed to the University of Washington after her freshman season and signed with the Huskies last fall.

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UPDATED: Rio Ruiz selected to Team USA 18U National Team roster for second-round trials, father says he will go and still play with Bishop Amat’s football team this fall

UPDATED: Rio Ruiz has decided to attend the U.S. National team trials Sept. 12-21, his father Rudy Rios said, which means the Bishop Amat quarterback will miss at least three nonleague games against La Mirada, Damien and Cathedral, returning against Venice followed by the Serra League opener against Alemany on Oct. 14. Rudy Ruiz has spoken with coach Steve Hagerty, who he said was supportive of Rio’s decision. Rudy said nothing is guaranteed (to Rio) in terms of his position when he returns, saying that it’s Hagerty’s decision, and he respect it.

BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Amat High School slugger Rio Ruiz has made the 28-man roster of the 18U USA Baseball National Team roster.

Ruiz is one of 28 players to receive invitations to be a part of the second-round trial, which will take place between Sept. 12-21. From there, the team will be cut down to 20 players, which will compete in the COPABE Pan American AAA/18U Championships in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 23-Oct. 2.

The trials and tournaments conflict with Bishop Amat’s football schedule, thus calling into question whether Ruiz will be a part of the Lancers’ football team, on which he has been a two-year starter at receiver and quarterback. Last season, Ruiz played quarterback for Amat, which went 9-2.

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Star/Trib special, Glendora vs. Monrovia, moved to Thursday, Sept. 8 for all the Valley to see

Someone mentioned on the other thread this should of been the Friday night game of the week instead of Bishop Amat at Servite. Doesn’t matter now. We got a Thursday night special in MTown, one of the best places to watch a high school football game. The pressure’s on Monrovia. You want to be in the argument for best in the Valley, you have show it in games like this.

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