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High School Athletics Program


Athletic Department Philosophy:

The athletic department is committed to enriching campus life through a program of interscholastic athletics and to promoting the development of qualities in the student-athlete that will serve the participating individual and the community.

Student-athletes not only learn about their sport but also about teamwork, dedication, responsibility and good sportsmanship while placing a high priority on academic excellence.

The athletic programs are based upon open communication and mutual respect among school administration, teachers, coaches, students, parents and officials.

Valley Catholic competes at the 3A level in the OSAA. We are also members of the Lewis & Clark League for several of our sports. Certain sports such as cross country, soccer, tennis, golf and track and field compete at the 3A level in special districts.

We offer OSAA varsity teams in 19 sports and also JV and JV2 teams in many of these 19 sports.  The sports include volleyball, boys and girls cross-country, boys and girls soccer, football, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming, dance, baseball, softball, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track and field. We also offer boys lacrosse as a club sport.

Valley Catholic has a rich history in athletics including twice winning the Oregonian Cup at the 3A level. This prestigious award, received by Valley Catholic for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years, is presented by the Oregonian newspaper and is awarded based on each school’s success in athletics, academics, sportsmanship and activities.

Valley was also recently selected as the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association top 3A athletics program for 2011-12. This honor is voted on and presented by coaches at the 3A level in Oregon.

Valley Catholic High School has a no-cut policy in athletics meaning all students can participate on an athletic team. Because of our no-cut policy we do not offer CYO sports at the high school level. Playing time and participation on the varsity teams is at the head coach’s discretion.

For more information on Valley Catholic Athletics, please contact Athletic Director Joel Sobotka.


Valley Catholic Athletics News

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Posted Friday, Aug 1, 2014 
There is a lot more of summer left, and a lot of opportunities to have fun at a Valley Catholic sports camp!
Posted Friday, Jun 20, 2014 
Check out the OregonLive story featuring our Valiant sports year, plus find out how our athletes did in their All-Star games last weekend.
Posted Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 
It was all Valiants, all evening long. "The Valiants" is our annual year-end awards ceremony, recognizing and honoring student athletes, coaches and others who have achieved excellence within the Valley Catholic High School athletic community.
Posted Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 
Top-ranked in the state. A 21-game winning streak. Reaching the state semifinals for the first time since 2010. What a year for our Valiant baseball team!
Posted Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 
Congratulations to senior Lauren Shoemaker, named to the 3A Lewis & Clark Softball All-League First Team. This was a growing year for our softball team with a blend of veterans and new players. The growth was impressive and that promises to continue next year.
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