UNION, WALLOWA 2ND IN OREGONIAN CUP STANDINGS
WILSONVILLE After grade-point averages of winter sports and activities were tallied, Union and Wallowa high schools were both in second place in the Oregonian Cup race for 2A and 1A schools, respectively.
Meanwhile, La Grande High School is in third place among 3A schools. The La Grande boys basketball team and swim team both have the highest grade point averages of any 3A team in the state. In fact, the boys swim team at 3.82 has the highest GPA of any boys team in the state in any sport at any classification. The basketball team's GPA is 3.75.
Schools earn points based on their finish in state championship tournaments and for being among the top 10 in the OSAA-Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State program. Thus, the Oregonian Cup weighs activities, athletics and academics equally. A sportsmanship component, whereby schools are awarded points each season for having no ejections, is included as well. The Oregonian partnered with the OSAA in February 2002 to support this awards program.
Union High School, which saw state championships in volleyball and girls cross country in the fall, was in first place among 2A schools after the fall. Union was passed by Central Linn in the winter, which has a very narrow lead of 1,420 points to 1,380.
Wallowa surged from fifth place in the fall to second in the winter. Wallowa has 1,100 points, behind just Damascus Christian with 1,280 points.
La Grande has 1,835 points, behind Burns with 1,855 and Tillamook with 2,050.
Local schools and their positions in the Oregonian Cup are:
La Grande, 3rd, 1,835
Union, 2nd, 1,380; Enterprise, 18th, 910; Joseph, 21st, 850; Imbler, 29th, 745; Elgin, 59th, 490
Wallowa, 2nd, 1,100; Powder Valley, 7th, 840; Cove, 13th, 760
GPA for individual sports
La Grande swimming, 1st, 3.82
La Grande basketball, 1st, 3.75
La Grande wrestling, 3.06 GPA
Imbler wrestling, 4th, 3.28
Joseph basketball, 4th, 3.54
Union wrestling, 5th, 3.23
Enterprise basketball, 3.40 GPA
Imbler boys basketball, 3.22 GPA
Union boys basketball, 3.21 GPA
Enterprise wrestling, 3.13 GPA
Wallowa basketball, 3.28 GPA
Wallowa wrestling, 3.21 GPA
Powder Valley basketball, 3.11 GPA
La Grande swimming, 8th, 3.62
La Grande cheerleading, 9th, 3.42
La Grande basketball, 3.18 GPA
Joseph dance/drill, 2nd, 3.52
Enterprise cheerleading, 2nd, 3.58
Union basketball, 3rd, 3.77
Imbler basketball, 8th, 3.64
Joseph basketball, 8th, 3.64
Enterprise basketball, 3.46 GPA
Union cheerleading, 3.17 GPA
Wallowa basketball, 2nd, 3.81
Powder Valley basketball, 8th, 3.70
Powder Valley dance/drill, 3.37 GPA