Toy Drive and Baseball at Orangewood Park this weekend; Gano honored with lifetime achievement award

The inaugural West Covina Christmas Classic “Toy Drive and and Fundraiser” baseball tournament is at Orangewood Park in West Covina on Saturday and Sunday, which features some of the best seventh and eighth-grade baseball players around. Area fans are encouraged to stop by Orangewood Park over the weekend to donate toys and enjoy baseball. On Sunday at 2 p.m., the organization will honor Damien coach Greg Gano with a lifetime achievement award. Also expected to attend is West Covina mayor Mike Touhey, the West Covina H.S. marching band and members from the West Covina fire department. The championship game will start at 3 p.m., and throwing out the first pitch is Gano’s daughter, Courtney Gano, a softball standout at the University of Washington and Bishop Amat’s CIF baseball player of the year Rio Ruiz.

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  • really?

    Mike Touhey huh? Same Touhey whos son played at WC and currently SH basketball team. Guy is a joke can’t believe he is mayor. Probably the most immature person I have ever met in regards to dealing with Faculty. The guy should not be in any position of power considering the way he carried himself as a “parent” of his sons game. His son though is a classy kid.

  • Have Fun

    Sounds like the mayor is related to Gano.

  • Charlie Benedict

    the first two games of the Tournament are now in the books and they were both very close and exciting games. In the Opener, The Jaxx out of Temple City scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to defeat the Patiot’s Baseball Club 7-6. In the late game, the host West Covina Blue Jays scored 3 times in the top of the 7th and then shut the Naranjeros down in the bottom of the 7th to finish in a tie. Tomorror promises to be just as exciting with some great matchups.

  • Pit Boss

    To All,
    We had some great baseball played tonite… Game 1 the Jaxx walked off 7 to 6 And in the nite cap, it was the Blue Jays vs. Naranjeros fighting to tie the game in the final inning… great food, and great competition… Thanks to all involved…

  • Pit Boss

    To All,
    Another great day of baseball, Blue Jays tied again at 3 in the first game… Beat the Jaxx 6 to 3 in game 2… Naranjeros’ won both of their games in the evening to secure a spot in the Championship game… a little rain and a little cold but all and all a great Baseball day…