OK, let me qualify that. It’s bad news for Charter Oak, Damien and South Hills … and the rest of our friends in the new-look Sierra League. If the proposals pass, then it’s hello Inland Division and goodbye Thanksgiving practice.
That’s right, Dom. You can kiss daddy’s chance for a sixth ring goodbye … at least until 2012.
So who exactly would CO, Damien and South Hills be up against come November? The Big Eight (think Norco and Corona Centennial), the Baseline (think Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Glendora, which would be the least of anyone’s problems), the Citrus Belt (think Redlands East Valley and Redlands) and the Southwestern (think Chaparral and Vista Murrieta). Poor Robledo is gonna be driving to all these places to cover the games … and it won’t be cool for weekly papers to cover those teams anymore. Terrible.
Good news, though, for Bishop Amat. So long as the Lancers stay in the Serra League they’ll be part of Pac-5 under the proposals.
And what about the Mid-Valley Division? That will be fun with the Almont joining Mission Valley, Montview, Olympic, Rio Hondo and Valle Vista.
The new Hacienda League will be part of the four-league Southeast Division along with the Pacific, Del Rio and Suburban. I’m making D-Ranch even money to win that thing.