Tigers News · Valley Places 2nd in 2018-19 Des Moines Register All-Sports Standings


Valley High School placed second in the Des Moines Register’s All-Sports standings for 2018-19, the newspaper announced Thursday, Aug. 8.

The Tigers tallied a total score of 67 points. Waukee earned first place for the second straight year, recording 104.5 points. Rounding out the top five in the standings were Dowling Catholic (63.5; third), Cedar Falls (55; fourth), and Southeast Polk (45; fifth).

View the full standings. Please note that you must be a subscriber of the Register in order to view the report.

Here’s how scores are recorded by the Register:

  • Teams that win a state title earn 10 points for their school. Runners-up receive eight. Third place is worth six points, and fourth place gets five points. Fifth place collects four points, sixth place gets three points, seventh place with two points, and eighth place gets one point.
  • In state tournaments, the Register says, semifinals earn 5.5 points and quarterfinals earn 2.5. Some tournaments, such as boys’ basketball, play a third-place game.

Valley has previously won this award seven times: 2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07; 2009-10; and 2016-17.

Here are the highlights of Valley’s sports teams during 2018-19:

State Champions

  • Boys’ Track and Field
  • Girls’ Basketball
  • Girls’ Golf
  • Softball

Third Place

  • Girls’ Cross Country

Fifth Place

  • Boys’ Swimming

Sixth Place

  • Wrestling

Eighth Place

  • Football

State Semifinals

  • Volleyball

State Quarterfinals

  • Boys’ Tennis
  • Football
  • Girls’ Soccer