New league alignment for 2014-16 for Citrus Belt Area

At Monday’s meeting at Arroyo Valley, proposal No. 19, one submitted by Riverside Norte Vista, was the winning bid.

Here’s a look at how the leagues will look for 2 years beginning in the fall of 2014, beginning with leagues that have San Bernardino County schools. New schools in that league in bold:

CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Cajon, Carter, Citrus Valley, Eisenhower, Miller, Redlands, Redlands East Valley, Yucaipa.
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Big Bear, Desert Hot Springs, Desert Mirage, Rancho Mirage, Shadow Hills, Twentynine Palms, Xavier Prep, Yucca Valley.
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Adelanto, Barstow, Granite Hills, Silverado, Victor Valley

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Will the San Andreas League as we know it cease to be?

If you thought it was a major change for Cajon to be moved from the San Andreas League to the Citrus Belt League, get ready for some bigger changes.

Three current San Andreas League schools, Pacific, San Bernardino and Arroyo Valley, plus one new school, Indian Springs, are looking to break from the SAL and form a new league. I wrote about it in my Prep 5 that appears in The Sun in Thursday’s editions.

That would leave Carter, Rialto and San Gorgonio to form what is left of the SAL.

The Sunkist League, by all accounts, wants to remain intact. But the Mountain Valley League, with Riverside Notre Dame moving to a different area, will break up. That could put the Mountain Valley League’s Citrus Valley and Jurupa Hills into the SAL with Carter, Rialto and San G.

Who would join the new league? Apparently at least two Moreno Valley schools have been talked about possibly joining the schools splintering off from the SAL.

What do you think? Who should be in the new leagues?

San Andreas League says no to Indian Springs High School

Indian Springs, the newest school in San Bernardino, was rejected for early admission into the San Andreas League on Wednesday.

The school which has only freshmen and sophomores this year and won’t have play a varsity sport until the fall of 2013, was asking the San Andreas League for admission next fall, a year before the new league alignment goes into effect in the fall of 2014.

In a meeting of San Andreas League principals and athletic directors, the league voted 6-0 to deny Indian Springs admission for next fall. As a result, unless Indian Springs can find another league to accept them, the school will have to play a freelance schedule for the 2013-14 school year.

Pacific Athletic Director Carmel Brand said there were several reasons why the league denied Indian Springs entry into the league.

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