Monett High School was the Big 8 All Sports Champion this past school year, announces Monett Athletic Director Alan Spencer.
The champion is declared by the accumulation of points based on each team's finish in the conference in sports where all eight schools compete. Those sports are football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball and boys and girls track.
Monett accumulated 23 points to finish first. The Cubs were conference champions in football and boys track and finished second in girls track.
Mt. Vernon was second overall with 24 points.
Other schools were Cassville, third with 26 points; Carl Junction, fourth with 27 1/2 points; East Newton, fifth with 28 1/2 points; Aurora, sixth with 35 points; Seneca, seventh with 40 points; and Lamar, eighth with 48 points.
"Monett had a good athletic year with several conference and district awards," Spencer said.
"The Cubs were conference and district champions in football and finished the season ranked fourth in the state, conference champion and district runner-up in boys track, district champion in wrestling with a second place finish at state, conference and district runner-up in baseball along with a second place conference finish in girls track," Spencer added.
In addition, Monett High School has received an "outstanding" rating from the Big 8 for its sportsmanship for the 2008-09 school year. Ratings are given for fans, players and coaches by opposing administrators and coaches. For the second year in a row, Monett High School received the highest average rating in the conference.