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Valley Places 2nd in Des Moines Register All-Sports Standings for 2017-18

Valley High School finished in second place in the Des Moines Register’s All-Sports Standings for large schools in 2017-18, the newspaper announced Monday.

Valley totaled 74 points in the standings, placing behind Waukee’s 85.5 score. Rounding out the top five were Iowa City West (72) in third, Johnston (50) in fourth, and Dowling Catholic (44.5) in fifth.

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.

View the full standings

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 2017-18:

State Champions:

Boys’ track and field


Girls’ golf
Boys’ swimming

Fourth Place:

Boys’ basketball
Boys’ tennis

Sixth Place:

Boys’ cross country

Eighth Place:

Girls’ bowling

State Semifinals:

Girls’ soccer

State Quarterfinals:

Girls’ basketball
Boys’ soccer

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