Wednesday, December 25, 2013
REARDAN RENTON — Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced fall points totals for the Washington Army National Guard Scholastic Cup.
The cup recognizes performance in the classroom as well as on the playing surface.
Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the top in team academic performance.
Sportsmanship is also a factor, with substantial points deducted for ejections from contests.
At the end of the school year, the school with the most points in their classification will be awarded the Scholastic Cup.
Last year’s champs King’s (1,530) in 1A and Bear Creek School (1,420) in 2B are leading after fall activities. The schools also won 2011-2012.
St. John-Endicott holds a slim, 320-300, lead over Grace Academy in 1B.
Colton (885) was last year’s winner.
For this year in 1A, King’s again leads with 525 points.
Omak is the top area team, tied for fifth with Riverside of Chattaroy north of Spokane with 180 points.
The Pioneer boys cross country team earned 100 points for taking first in the state scholastically.
Also under academics, Omak’s girls cross country team and volleyball team each earned 40 points.
Other Caribou Trail League teams include 7, Cashmere 175; 14, Cascade 120; 19, Chelan 110; 21, Quincy 100; 42, Okanogan 35; 43, Tonasket 30; 53, Brewster 0.
Okanogan’s points came from its football team reaching the state quarterfinals.
Tonasket’s boys cross country team finished eighth in the scholastic awards.
In 2B, Bear Creek leads with 490 points.
Area teams include 5, Liberty Bell 290; 30, Bridgeport 40; 37, Oroville 20; 41, Lake Roosevelt 10.
The Mountain Lions earned most of their points in the classroom, led by the girls soccer team with 100 points for taking first in the state. The team also earned 60 points for finishing second in the state tournament.
Earning 30 points each for academics were the boys cross country team (also 40 points for taking fifth at the state meet) and football team, which was seventh in state, and the volleyball team, which was eighth in state.
Bridgeport got its points for the girls cross country team taking eighth in state and the volleyball team reaching state.
Oroville’s points came from the football team reaching the first round of state.
Lake Roosevelt’s boys cross country team finished 15th at state.
In 1B, Republic is 10th with 90 points.
The Tigers earned 60 points in academics for its girls cross country team taking third in state and 30 points for the boys cross country team taking seventh at state.
Curlew, which is shown with no points, should take some comfort knowing it had runners on the combined Republic-Curlew boys cross country team.
Pateros is 11th with 80 points earned by the volleyball team taking sixth in academics (40 points) and fifth at the state tournament (40 points).
Inchelium and Mansfield, which did not field a varsity fall team, do not have any points.