If Northview beats Claremont this afternoon at Henderson field (3:30 p.m.) the Vikings will play for their second straight Glendora tournament championship on Saturday against host Glendora, who has been very impressive in their own tournament. In fact, the Sierra League has been extremely impressive, with all teams combining for a 17-4 overall record. Damien has started 3-0 in the Chino tournament and will face Yucaipa next. Chino Hills (4-1), Chino (3-1), Ayala (3-1) and Diamond Bar (2-1) all have just one loss and of course Glendora (3-0) is undefeated. Last year I thought the Valle Vista had the best league with San Dimas, Covina and Northview all strong, this year that goes to the Sierra, so lets rank ’em.
1. Sierra League – See argument above
2. Miramonte – Diamond Ranch, Bonita and Charter Oak. That’s enough to make a great three-team race.
3. Del Rey – Bishop Amat, St. Paul and La Salle are all legitimate in what is simply a three-team race.
4. San Antonio – Maybe this sounds crazy, but Nogales, West Covina and Walnut are off to good starts, and there is still South Hills. They might lack the heavyweight punch, but there are no gimmies.
5. Valle Vista — After Northview and San Dimas there is a big drop. Covina and Baldwin Park need to play better to improve this ranking.
6. Montview League – Gladstone is 3-0 and Azusa will be there at the end. Right now they’re just a notch above the MVL.
7. Mission Valley League — So far, all six teams struggling in tournaments