By Chuck Lyons
This is the first of Sports for All reports that will cover many sports for all ages and from youth sports to professionals with a goal to provide some pertinent recent information, schedule of upcoming events, scores and game coverage, comments about what is going on in the sports world and more.
West Valley Journal (monthly print edition) and www.sgvjournal.com web site edition Publisher Dave Barron encourages readers to submit information about their team to
for consideration with the understanding that space sometimes is limited.
The coverage area is basically Monterey Park and Alhambra on the west, San Gabriel on the North, Rosemead on the east, and South El Monte and Montebello on the south for youth sports.
There will be some coverage of professional sports teams... NBA Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, WNBA Sparks, NHL Kings, MLS Galaxy, MLB Dodgers, NFL Rams and some colleges.. Cal State University Los Angeles, East Los Angeles College, Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, and other teams and other sports like Santa Anita Race Track for horses, Irwindale Speedway for cars, and local 5Ks runs/walks (5,000 meters) for fun and for people to help keep them in good shape. The Santa Anita Derby 5K story and photos got hundreds of visits on www.sgvjournal.com so we will be covering some 5Ks races.
Local high schools that will be included are Alhambra, Mark Keppel, Montebello, San Gabriel, and Schurr from Almont League, Gabrielino, Rosemead and South El Monte from Mission Valley League, Cantwell, Bosco Tech, Ramona Convent, San Gabriel Mission, and San Gabriel Academy.
What sport and level would you like covered? Now is your opportunity to speak up! The web site gets many visits a month from readers and although we have recently greatly increased sports coverage, we have a very limited staff so we will do our best and appreciate your understanding.
Local newspapers and web sites about local coverage are vital to local communities across the United States of America to keep unbiased news continuing to those communities and its citizens. Thank you in advance for your support.
In my next column I will write about some of the most important people in a high school sports program. Keep an eye for our next column by the end of the week.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Chuck Lyons has been involved in coaching and following local sports for many years. He has won a national award for news photography and won a national award for sports photography. His new Sports for All column will feature his experienced eyes on local sports. We hope you enjoy him. His column will appear once or twice a week at www.sgvjournal.com and in our monthly print edition.