Releaguing gives Cajon, Fohi, Colton new homes

There weren’t many surprises at today’s Citrus Belt Area releaguing meeting this morning at Norte Vista High School, as Cajon moved from the San Andreas League to the Citrus Belt League while Fontana and Colton were placed in the Sunkist League, moving from the CBL and the SAL, respectively.

These moves were part of Proposal 8, which was drafted by Moreno Valley High School and beat out 15 other proposals. It did in interesting fashion, as it received 60 votes during the eighth round of voting, beating out four other proposals that had 41 votes each. Due to the Citrus Belt Area’s bylaws, all of the other proposals were eliminated, as any proposal in last or tied for last automatically gets the boot.

As far as the other leagues go, expect an appeal from Vista del Lago HS. The Ravens’ athletic director, Kevin Ferguson, was the only athletic director or principal to reject the proposal, as the Ravens were placed in an Inland Valley League that got tougher than the one they were asking for relief from, as former Big VIII schools Riverside North and Riverside Poly joined the league. Vista del Lago can appeal to the CIF-SS offices if it chooses.

Here are the leagues for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.

Citrus Belt League
Cajon – moves from the San Andreas League
Eisenhower
Miller
Redlands
Redlands East Valley
Yucaipa
- loses Fontana to the Sunkist League

San Andreas League
Arroyo Valley
Carter
Pacific
Rialto
San Bernardino
San Gorgonio
- loses Cajon (Citrus Belt League) and Colton (Sunkist League)

Sunkist League
Bloomington
Colton – moves from San Andreas League
Fontana – moves from Citrus Belt League
Grand Terrace – new school, opens in 2012-13
Kaiser
Summit
- loses Jurupa Valley, Norte Vista and Patriot to a new league that has yet to be named

Mojave River League
Apple Valley
Hesperia
Oak Hills
Serrano
Sultana
- no change

Desert Sky League
Barstow
Burroughs
Granite Hills
Silverado
Victor Valley
- no change

Mountain Valley League
Banning
Citrus Valley
Jurupa Hills
Notre Dame
Rim of the World
Rubidoux
- no change

De Anza League
Big Bear
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Mirage
Shadow Hills
Twentynine Palms
Yucca Valley
- no change

Big VIII
Corona Centennial
Corona
King
Norco
Roosevelt
Santiago
- lost North and Poly to the Inland Valley League

Southwestern League
Chaparral
Great Oak
Mesa Murrieta
Murrieta Valley
Temecula Valley
Vista Murrieta

Inland Valley League
Arlington
Canyon Springs
North – moves from the Big VIII League
Rancho Verde
Riverside Poly – moves from the Big VIII League
Valley View
Vista del Lago
- loses La Sierra, Moreno Valley and Ramona to a new league

Sunbelt League
Elsinore
Heritage
Lakeside
Paloma Valley
Perris
Temescal Canyon
- no change

Mountain Pass League
Beaumont
Citrus Hill
Hemet
San Jacinto
Tahquitz
West Valley
- no change

New League that’s yet to be named
Jurupa Valley – moved from Sunkist League
La Sierra – moved from Big VIII
Moreno Valley – moved from Big VIII
Norte Vista – moved from Sunkist
Patriot – moved from Sunkist
Ramona – moved from Big VIII