How big are the other games in the SGV?

Read this blog and you know everything about Los Altos, Glendora, South Hills, Bishop Amat, Damien, Covina, Northview, San Dimas, West Covina and Bonita. But what about the others teams in the SGV? There’s a guy in our office who keeps telling me the Sierra Vista-Baldwin Park game on Friday is a huge city rivalry. I’m sure its big for the fans and alumni of those schools, but it’s not one of those rivalries that draws much interest outside their circle. I do get those occasional phone calls asking why we always feature the same schools and big games on our front page, and the explanation is always that we play-up the teams that are having successful years and generate the most reader interest. Baldwin Park is having an average year and Sierra Vista is down, but being a rivalry, we will give it the attention it deserves. But be honest, most of our readers aren’t rushing out on Saturday to find out what happened in Baldwin Park. They want to know about Los Altos-Damien, or Charter Oak-Glendora. At least this week. So again, to those who ask about other rivalries like Workman-La Puente, Mountain View-El Monte or Gladstone-Azusa and wonder why they’re not covered as thoroughly as the others, tell us why they should.

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