City Section moves closer to finalizing new leagues
The City Section has taken a major step toward forming new leagues that would be implemented next season and last through 2014.
A realignment committee submitted its final proposal on Monday, and a final vote will be taken at the next City Interscholastic Athletic Committee meeting on Dec. 7.
Only four schools have objected to their placement: Van Nuys, Hollywood, Sylmar and Roybal. Van Nuys, in particular, has protested being placed in the West Valley League, citing safety issues involving playing football in the league.
A final decision must be made by December so schools can begin signing contracts for football scheduling.
Here’s the new league alignments for 2010-2014:
Coliseum: Crenshaw, Dorsey, Fremont, Locke, Manual Arts, View Park, West Adams.
Central: Belmont, Bernstein, Contreras, E. Torres, Hollywood.
East Valley: Arleta, Grant, Monroe, North Hollywood, Poly, Sun Valley, Verdugo Hills.
Crosstown: Community Harvest, Foshay, Harbor Teacher, LA. Leadership, Middle College, Oscar De La Hoya, Animo South.L.A.
Eastern: Bell, Garfield, Huntington Park, Jordan, Roosevelt, South East, South Gate.
Valley: Discovery Prep, Fulton College Prep, Northridge Academy, Sherman Oaks CES, Valley Alternative, Vaughn LC.
Marine: Banning, Carson, Gardena, King Drew, Narbonne, San Pedro, Washington.
Freeway: Annenberg, Central City, DMHS, HPCR, Mendez, Orthopedic, USC MaST.
Valley Mission: Canoga Park, East Valley, Kennedy, Panorama, Reseda, San Fernando, Sylmar.
Ocean: Animo Venice, CALS, Camino Nuevo, Douglas, Gertz-Ressler, Jackie Robinson, Marlton, New Designs.
Northern: Eagle Rock, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Roybal, Wilson.
Western: Fairfax, Hamilton, Los Angeles CES, Palisades, University, Venice, Westchester.
Southern: Bravo Medical, Elizabeth LC, Jefferson, Los Angeles, Maywood, Santee.
West Valley: Birmingham, Chatsworth, Cleveland, El Camino Real, Granada Hills, Taft, Van Nuys.
-- Eric Sondheimer