Let’s face it, Glendora coach Dan Henley and Bonita’s John Knott deserve every award you can give them for how they have led their teams this season. Glendora is playing for its first championship in the school’s history, and arguably in the Southern Section’s most difficult division, earning the undisputed tag as the Valley’s best team so far. But then there’s Bonita, playing for its first since title since 1951, which came before the Dodgers moved here from Brooklyn. That’s just crazy. When you think about how many impact players the Bearcats lost, it’s just crazy. I can still remember Knott weeping on the field following the loss to South Hills last year. I really think he thought they let an opportunity slip away that might not come back for a while. Who knew? Hopefully there will be a good Valley turnout at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore, with Bonita going at 1 p.m., followed by Glendora at 4:30 p.m., games that we will live blog for all of you. Player of the year, that’s a tough call too. So much has happened in the final weeks that everything is up for grabs, including all the first-team area spots. We’ve got a few days before Saturday’s championship, so go ahead, looking for a player of the year, two pitchers, four infielders, three outfielders, a utility and catcher.
At the Diamond, Lake Elsinore
Ocean View vs. Bonita, 1 p.m.
Yucaipa vs. No. 1 Glendora, 4:30 p.m.