SECTION AND LEAGUE ORGANIZATION
divided into ten sections for the purpose of administering high school
athletics; Northern Section, North Coast Section, San Francisco
Oakland Section, Central Section, Central Coast Section, Los Angeles
San Diego Section, Southern Section and the Sac-Joaquin Section.
The Sac-Joaquin Section was organized in March 1942 and started to
function in September of 1942. The Section represents nearly 200
schools and junior high schools, having a total enrollment of over
225,000 students. Two commissioners of officials control the
assignment of officials for all athletic contests. The Section is
a member of the California Interscholastic Federation, which is a
member of the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Section's schools are organized into 26 athletic leagues in seven
and location being the main criteria for placement. The 26
athletic leagues send representatives to the Sac-Joaquin Section Board
of Managers. The Board of Managers administers athletic
competition on the Section level.
The Trans Valley League (TVL) is made up of seven high schools;
Hughson, Hilmar, Escalon, Livingston, Modesto Christian, Ripon,
Ripon Christian (basketball) and
The TVL along with the Pioneer Valley League, Sierra Valley Conference
and the Mother Lode League
make up Division V of the Sac-Joaquin Section. Schools in the TVL
compete in 17 sports; football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls
country, girls golf, boys soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball,
baseball, softball, girls track, boys track, coed tennis, boys golf,
girls soccer and boys volleyball.
Principals and athletic directors from each of the member schools make
up the Governing Board of the Trans Valley League. The purpose of
this organization is to enable member schools to more efficiently
to the rules of eligibility, sportsmanship and competition and to
the membership to have the satisfactory means for arranging schedules
Melissa Brewer, principal of Hilmar High School will chair
Governing Board for 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Governing Board
along with the TVL Commissioner, Bill Inderbitzen are scheduled to meet
nine times during the school year to carry out the league's business.
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