Even while some teams are busy with summer workouts, clinics and gearing up for next season, the Oakdale High School athletic program was recently named the winner of the Norm Antinetti Commissioner’s Cup for the 2021-2022 academic year. Named for the former Oakdale High School coach and athletic director Norm Antinetti, who served as the commissioner of the Valley Oak League for more than 20 years and who passed away in December, the Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the Valley Oak League school with the most total points at the end of the academic year. This was the first year the Commissioner’s Cup was presented in Antinetti’s honor.
School point totals are based on final league standings in each of the 22 VOL-sponsored sports. Points are awarded in order of finish in each sport with seven points to the winner, six for second, five for third, four for fourth, three for fifth, two for sixth, and one point to the last place team. A school that does not field a VOL recognized sport does not receive any points. Only the regular season is counted. If there is a tie for first place, then each team will receive seven points and the next team will receive five points.
The Mustangs ended the academic year with 118 points, having finished in first or tied for first place in nine different sports: women’s and men’s cross country, women’s and men’s golf, men’s water polo, wrestling, men’s swimming, softball, and women’s track and field. Additionally, the Mustangs finished second in five sports: women’s water polo, baseball, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, and men’s track and field; and third in four sports: football, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and men’s soccer. In second place, some 30 points behind the Mustangs, was Sierra High School with 88 points, followed by Kimball, 85, and Central Catholic with 80.