Valle Vista League: The VVL is looking like clearly the best league in the Mid-Valley Divsion. Covina is 2-0, San Dimas bounced back by routing inter-division foe South El Monte. Baldwin Park has banged hard vs. Rowland and South Hills. Wilson was a letdown, but the loss won’t have much direct effect on their playoff hopes.
Rio Hondo League: Monrovia blew its chance to bolster the league’s overall rating, but San Marino helped its own chances by hammering Gabrielino in a big inter-division game. La Canada’s rout of Alhambra also helps its cause and the league’s cause. TC’s loss to Arroyo hurts, but South Pas waxed San Gabriel. Even Blair got in on the fun by beating Duarte. The RHL is looking like the second-best league.
Mission Valley League: Arroyo and Rosemead posted big, inter-division wins. Mountain View even got in the mix. But El Monte, South El Monte and Gabrielino losing to inter-division foes gave some of the winning back.
Montview League: Azusa looks ready to go on a serious run for 10-0. And if they do it, they’re going to be the No. 1 seed in the division going into the playoffs. La Puente’s win over El Monte bolstered the league slightly. Even Workman waxing Keppel helps. But Bassett falling to Mountain View and Gladstone’s loss sting. Duarte’s loss to Blair hurts.
Almont League: Uh oh. Yeah, the Almont is in serious trouble at this point. Schurr, San Gabriel and Alhambra all go down hard. I won’t even mention Bell Gardens. Very, very bad start. Not only are Almont League teams losing tiebreaker games left and right vs. inter-division foes, the overall sum of the results is killing the league’s argument it’s the best in the division.