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North Marion girls track sports highest GPA across all classifications, Molalla baseball tops 4A teams

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - North Marion junior Esmerelda Pacheco and the Huskies' girls track and field program ranked top in the state among all classifications with a team GPA of 3.95.As the 2021-22 athletic year winds to a close, the OSAA recognized its Spring All-Academic teams earlier this month.

The program honors OSAA-sanctioned programs with the highest GPA each season, with teams earning a 3.0 GPA or higher receiving 25 points for their school in the OSAA Cup standings. Teams that rank in the top 10 in their respective classification earn additional points for the award, which is given each fall to the schools that finish atop their classification in a combination of athletic achievement, academic prowess and sportsmanship.

Newberg (6A)

The Tigers placed 11 spring programs into the All-Academic teams, four of which placed within the top 10. Newberg's solo music program earned a near-perfect 3.97 GPA, which ranked second in the state behind top-ranked Parkrose's program, which earned a 4.0. The school's boys tennis program earned a 3.72 GPA but missed the top 10 in a crowded field by just a 0.02 margin.

2. Solo Music 3.97

2. Boys Golf 3.86

8. Girls Golf 3.86

8. Orchestra 3.69

Boys Tennis 3.72

Girls Track 3.57

Choir 3.53

Softball 3.40

Boys Track 3.34

Band 3.30

Baseball 3.03

Canby (6A)

Although the Cougars didn't make the 6A top 10 in any programs this past spring, 10 athletic activities earned GPAs above 3.0, led by the baseball team's 3.57.

Baseball 3.57

Boys Tennis 3.55

Girls Golf 3.50

Girls Track 3.49

Girls Tennis 3.49

Choir 3.38

Boys Track 3.34

Band 3.30

Boys Golf 3.20

Softball 3.13

COURTESY PHOTO: SYDNEY THOMPSON - The Molalla baseball program earned the top grades among all 4A teams with a 3.67 average this past spring.Molalla (4A)

Molalla High School placed six teams within the Academic top 10 among 4A programs and nine teams overall this past spring. The Indians baseball team ranked first in the 4A classification with a GPA of 3.67, but the girl's track and field program had the top marks in the school at 3.85. Likewise, the girl's tennis program ranked high at MHS, but the team's 3.72 missed the top 10 by 0.03.

1. Baseball 3.67

2. Girls Track 3.85

3. Choir 3.34

5. Boys Track 3.56

6. Softball 3.60

8. Band 3.24

Girls Tennis 3.72

Boys Tennis 3.33

Boys Golf 3.30

North Marion (4A)

The North Marion girls track and field program led the Huskies in the classroom this past spring, earning a near-perfect 3.95 GPA that was tops in the 4A classification and was the top grade among every girl's track team in the state. The girl's tennis team was just behind with a 3.89 GPA, good for second among 4A teams, as five different Husky programs ranked in the 4A top 10, and eight programs overall earned above a 3.0.

1. Girls Track 3.95

2. Girls Tennis 3.89

4. Baseball 3.54

6. Softball 3.60

8. Boys Golf 3.44

Girls Golf 3.44

Boys Track 3.23

Boys Tennis 3.18

Woodburn (4A)

The Woodburn boys golf team was the lone Bulldog program to rank in the top 10 at the 4A level this past spring with a 3.39 GPA. But it was the girl's tennis program that earned the top marks in the classroom at WHS, with a 3.70. The girl's track team was close behind with a 3.56 average, helping Woodburn earn OSAA Cup points for six teams in the All-Academic standings this spring.

10. Boys Golf 3.39

Girls Tennis 3.70

Girls Track 3.56

Girls Golf 3.37

Softball 3.21

Boys Tennis 3.16

Kennedy (2A)

The Trojans' four spring athletic programs ranked inside the top 10 at the 2A level. The baseball team was second in the state at the combined 2A/1A classification with a GPA of 3.61 but was surpassed by Kennedy's girl's track and field team, with a school-best 3.70 average, followed closely by the softball team's 3.68.

2. Baseball 3.61

5. Girls Track 3.70

5. Softball 3.68

7. Boys Track 3.25

St. Paul (1A)

In addition to a top 10 finish at the 2022 State Championship, the St. Paul girls track and field program enjoyed a second-place showing in the classroom with a 3.87 GPA, missing first place at the 1A level by 0.01. The Buckaroos' softball had the second-best marks in the school with a 3.65 average, as all four of St. Paul's athletic programs, as well as the school's choir program, placed inside the top 10.

2. Girls Track 3.87

4. Boys Track 3.51

5. Baseball 3.42

5. Choir 3.39

6. Softball 3.65

C.S. Lewis Academy (1A)

The Watchmen track and field program girls placed sixth overall at the 1A level with a 3.74 GPA, while the boy's team likewise earned OSAA Cup points with a 3.24 average.

6. Girls Track 3.74

Boys Track 3.24

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