The Southwestern States League aims to be a new independent league for the 2011 season, with split geographies: a North division and a South division. Recently, the league announced that it would place a team in La Grande, Oregon:
Speculation about the league exists, but should it take the necessary steps to be recognized as a legitimate league (transparent stats through a service shared by most/all leagues, consistent news through a site like Oursportscentral.com, etc.) then it will gain equal coverage on this site.
More information about the league can be found through their home page:
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