Watauga High School nailed down another Wells Fargo Conference Cup Monday. Watauga reclaimed the top spot in the conference and took the Conference Cup, thanks to spring championships in boys' tennis and boys' and girls' outdoor track and field. Previous conference leader Hickory finished the year in second, finishing

second in boys' tennis and boys' golf this spring. South Caldwell moved up one spot to finish third, capturing conference crowns in baseball and softball. Conference Standings: Watauga 200, Hickory 196.5, South Caldwell 189, Freedom 180, St. Stephens 177.5, Fred T. Foard 164.5, Patton 159, Hibriten 150.5.



Ashe County finished third in the Mountain Valley 1-A/2-A Conference Cup standings. Elkin remained on top to win the Conference Cup with a top finish in boys' tennis and second-place performances in boys' golf and girls' outdoor track and field, Second place wemt to Wilkes Central, which finished first in baseball and second in boys' tennis. Ashe County wound up third with a second-place finish in boys' outdoor track and field. Conference Standings: Elkin 106, Wilkes Central 101, Ashe County 93, West Wilkes 91.5, Starmount 74.5, North Wilkes 68, Alleghany 63.5, East Wilkes 63.


And Avery finished in a third-place tie with Black Mountain-Owen in the Western Highlands 1A-2A Conference Cup standings. Hendersonville reclaimed the top spot after the spring and won the Conference Cup, beating out previous conference frontrunner Polk County thanks to league titles in baseball, boys' tennis, and girls' outdoor track and field. Polk County settled for second despite spring championships in girls' soccer and boys' outdoor track and field. Owen surged from its previous sixth-place position to finish the year in a tie for third with Avery County. Owen tied for first in girls' soccer with Polk County and also finished second in boys' outdoor track and field. Conference Standings: Hendersonville 170, Polk County 168.5, Charles D. Owen 150, Avery County 150, Mountain Heritage 145.5, Madison 111.5, Mitchell 101.5.


Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-2014 sports year.


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.


The Wells Fargo Conference Cup is a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup and recognizes schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within individual conferences. Wachovia and now Wells Fargo has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.


In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points. Conferences are listed alphabetically by classification.