On the strength of the South Salem High girls basketball team’s 6A state championship, the Saxons took the lead in the Capitol Cup standings after the winter season.
The Capitol Cup is a season-long look at the Salem-area high schools in how they do in sports, cheer and band. Points are awarded for conference titles and postseason achievement by each team.
The winner will be announced June 7 at the Salem Convention Center during the first Mid-Valley Sports Awards event, which features NFL Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice as the keynote speaker.
Standings through the winter season has South Salem in the lead with 290 points. Santiam Christian was the leader through the fall with 160 points.
South Salem’s boys basketball team added 90 points this winter, and girls swimming contributed 10 points.
Kennedy moved into second place with 249 points thanks to its girls basketball team winning the 2A state title.
Salem Academy is third with 245 points. The girls swim team came up big with 110 points, while girls basketball added 80.
Cascade and Dayton tied for fourth place with 235 points. Girls basketball scored 80 points for Cascade. Dayton’s girls scored 115 points with a 3A state title and the boys added 80.
Willamina (115 points) and Dallas (110) were the dominant wrestling programs.
North Marion and Salem Academy boys swimming scored 10 points each for that sport’s top performances.
South Salem (90), Blanchet Catholic (80) and Salem Academy (80) were the other top boys basketball teams.
Which school will go home with the first Capitol Cup after the spring season?
Find out June 7 at the first Mid-Valley Sports Awards event.
For more information, fan voting on awards and tickets, go to midvalleysportsawards.com.
CAPITOL CUP STANDINGS
Top-10 points after the winter season
1. South Salem 290
2. Kennedy 249
3. Salem Academy 245
4. Cascade 235
4. Dayton 235
6. West Salem 215
7. Santiam Christian 190
8. Perrydale 165
9. Silverton 157
10. Regis 155