Wallowa HS wins 2004 OSAA Oregonian Cup

<I>Photo by Michael Lane</I><BR>Wallowa athletes proudly hold up the 2004 Oregonian Cup for the fans at the school's homecoming on Friday.

In recognition of its academic excellence and athletic ability, the Oregon State Athletic Association (OSAA) presented Wallowa High School with the 2004 Oregonian Cup at the half-time of Friday's homecoming football game against Pine Eagle.

Athletically, WHS earned points in seven OSAA state championships. The boys cross country team finished 13th at state and Hayley Oveson captured second individually. Both boys and girls basketball squads made it to the state championships and three wrestlers attended the state tournament in Portland. The girls track team finished sixth at the state meet this year at Western Oregon University, and the boys had standouts in hurdles, the 1,600-meter relay and the 800 meter race. Luke Survis of the golf team also had an individual showing at state for WHS. The OSAA also noted that Wallowa had no ejections during any sporting events throughout the year. All this, combined with the high GPA Wallowa students posted, captured the cup.

Wallowa is the first member of the Old Oregon League to win the cup.

"This is an award for the whole school, not just the athletes," Athletic Director Warren Wilson said with a smile after the presentation. "This is a big deal."

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