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Standards vary when choosing All-Greater Spokane League spring sports teams

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If you are wondering how the All-Greater Spokane League spring sports teams are chosen, the simple answer is … well there is no simple answer.

Each sport has a different criterion. For example, baseball, soccer and softball coaches vote for all-league spots. In tennis, any singles player or doubles team that advances to the regional is considered first team. Golf uses year-long results, with the golfers with the lowest stroke averages earning the spots. For track and field, district championship results are used, with the best mark between the 3A and 4A athlete earning first-team honors.

•Three Inland Northwest teams were recognized by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association as academic champions in spring sports.

East Valley’s 3.8 grade-point average was best among the state’s 3A girls golf teams. Pullman’s 3.7 topped 2A boys tennis teams and Ferris’ 3.715 led the 4A girls track and field teams.

Results for the Wells Fargo Scholastic Cup, a year-long competition, were also released this week, with Ferris topping the 4A ranks. Three other Greater Spokane League schools, University (second), Mead (fourth) and Lewis and Clark (fifth) also finished in the top 10. In the 2A ranks, Pullman finished second to Connell, with Chewelah fourth and Lakeside ninth. Freeman was the top local 1A school, finishing seventh. Among B schools, St. George’s finished third, Wilbur-Creston was eighth and Northwest Christian finished ninth.

The year-long competition is a combination of athletic and academic achievement.

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