Summit once again takes home Oregonian Cup

Central Oregon prep sports notebook

Bulletin staff report /

For the third time in the past six years, Summit High has won the Oregonian Cup for Class 5A.

With nine team state championships during the 2013-14 school year and another 20 individual state champs, the Storm racked up 4,125 points to best runner-up West Albany, which finished with 3,825 points, and post the most points of any school at any classification for the year.

The Oregonian Cup, which began in 1999 and is presented by the Oregon School Activities Association, recognizes overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. Schools earn points based on their participation and their performances in OSAA state championships as well as for top-10 finishes in the OSAA Academic All-State Program. A sportsmanship component, in which schools are awarded points each season for having no player or coach ejections, is also part of the selection process.

The school earning the most points in each classification receives a commemorative trophy from The Oregonian newspaper and the OSAA.

Summit last won the Oregonian Cup for the 5A classification after the 2011-12 school year. Summit also won the award for the 2008-09 campaign.

Three Ravens highlight all-state softball teams: After guiding Ridgeview to the semifinals of the Class 4A softball state playoffs. Erin Ware was one of three Ravens to receive 2014 all-state recognition. Ware was a first-team selection as a senior, junior Sara McKinney was named to the third team, and junior Hannah George received honorable mention. Crook County senior Jena Ovens was voted to the second team, and teammate Emily Benton, also a senior, received honorable mention. Sweet Home’s Katie Virtue was voted the Class 4A player of the year, and McLoughlin’s Collette Roberts was named the pitcher of the year. McLoughlin’s Nicole Christian was selected as the coach of the year. The all-state softball teams were selected in a vote of coaches and compiled by The Oregonian newspaper. For a complete list of the 4A all-state teams, see Scoreboard, C2 .

Pair of Bears named to 5A first team: Senior infielder Dalton Hurd and sophomore utility player Elliot Willy were among three Bend High players recognized recently in voting for Class 5A all-state baseball honors. Hurd and Willy were named to the first team, and Lava Bear junior J.J. Spitler received honorable mention. Sophomore Cal Waterman (catcher) and senior Josh Cherry (outfield) were second-team selections for Summit. Sherwood’s Riley Moore was voted the Class 5A pitcher of the year, Crescent Valley’s Tanner Sanders was named the player of the year, and Ryan Starwalt of Crescent Valley was chosen as the coach of the year. The all-state baseball teams were selected in a vote of coaches and compiled by The Oregonian newspaper. For a complete list of the 5A all-state teams, see Scoreboard, C2.

Bingo for Outlaws athletics: Sisters High School is scheduled to host Outlaws Together Bingo on Monday, Aug. 11. All proceeds will benefit the school’s co-curricular department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins an hour later. For $15, participants will play 11 games of bingo, including a game of Bingo Blackout with a grand prize of a 32-gigabyte Apple iPad Air. Pizza, candy and drinks will be available during the event, which also includes a silent auction. For more information, contact Sisters High athletic director Tim Roth at 541-549-4050 or at tim.roth@sisters.k12.or.us.