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Santiam finishes 22nd in OSAA Cup

Santiam High finished No. 22 among Class 2A schools in the annual OSAA Cup competition.

The all-sports trophy is awarded based on a points system that includes team and individual athletic performance, academics and sportsmanship.

Key scorers for Santiam included Averie Peterson, who won the 800 at the Class 2A state track and field championships and placed in three other events. Teammates Emma Longfellow (2nd, discus) and Ellie Lindemann (2nd, pole vault) and Gage Twede (4th in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump and 400) also helped boost Santiam’s score, which totaled 935 points.

Also assisting for the Wolverines were their boys basketball and softball squads, both of which made the playoffs. The softball team advanced to round of 16 in Class 2A, while boys hoops was the regular-season Tri-River Conference champions and advanced to the Class 2A tournament in Pendleton. 

Kennedy won Class 2A with 2,100 points. Regis was 14th with 1,317.5.

Scio, meanwhile, finished 36th in Class 3A with 715 points, led by the softball squad which finished second in the state. Valley Catholic of Beaverton won with 3,025.8.

Scio also had five teams place in the OSAA’s academic all-state lists. The softball squad was 12th with a 3.64 grade-point average. Other teams on the 3A list were baseball (8th, 3.30), cheer (52nd among all teams, 3.27), girls basketball (19th, 3.64) and boys basketball (25th, 3.22).

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