Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2011-2012 sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored
by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. Wells Fargo, and prior to that Wachovia, has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.
The Wells Fargo Conference Cup is a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup. The Conference Cup is awarded to schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance in each individual conference.
In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play.
The Pioneers captured the Class 3-A/4-A Conference championship. The Pioneers finished the year with another stellar sports season consisting of league titles in men’s tennis as well as men’s and women’s track and field. Hickory came in second, finishing first in men’s golf and second in men’s tennis. Alexander Central finishes a close third with a championship in softball. Conference Standings: Watauga 198, Hickory 177, Alexander Central 174, South Caldwell 167, Fred T. Foard 159.5, St. Stephens 157, Hibriten 128.5.
In Class 1-A/2-A, Hendersonville won the Conference Cup with great performances in each season this year, including titles in men’s tennis, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field in the spring. Polk County came in second, finishing first in both baseball and softball, and Owen rounded out the top three, finishing second in men’s tennis and women’s soccer. Conference Standings: Hendersonville 195.5, Polk County 188.5, Owen 179.5, Mountain Heritage 155.5, Avery County 142, Thomas Jefferson 135, Mitchell 133.5, Madison 99.5.
And in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference, Wilkes Central won the conference cup with consistent top performances all year, including a championship in baseball and women’s soccer this spring. Elkin was able to hold off Forbush to finish second with league titles in men’s tennis and men’s track and field. Forbush finished third, capturing a spring championship in men’s golf. Conference Standings: Wilkes Central 134, Elkin 110, Forbush 109, Starmount 100.5, Ashe County 98.5, West Wilkes 87.5, North Wilkes 69, East Wilkes 68, Alleghany 52.5.