Two of last years Wells Fargo Cup champions repeated the feat. Cary Green Hope maintained its lead after winter sports to capture the Cup in the final 4-A standings for the fifth consecutive year. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge had a terrific year and took its first Cup title in the 3-A classification, while Carrboro was the Cup
winner among 2-A schools for the third straight year. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness took top honors in the 1-A classification.
"We sincerely appreciate Wells Fargo's commitment to our overall program in recognizing our champions," said Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA commissioner. "These schools which win the Wells Fargo Cup do a tremendous job with their overall athletic programs, and we are grateful for Wells Fargo's desire to recognize their achievements."
In the 4-A classification, Green Hope finished first with 475 points to hold off hard charging Apex at 457.5 for the crown. Wake County schools did extremely well, as three of the top four finishers and six of the top 12 in the standings are from Wake County.
Green Hope preserved its title by finishing in the top eight in both mens lacrosse and mens tennis and placing sixth in mens golf. Apex had a strong showing in lacrosse, winding up second in both mens and womens, and also took second in mens outdoor track and field while tying for fifth in the womens state championship track meet.
Cornelius W.A. Hough was third with 392.5 points, followed by Raleigh Millbrook (385) in fourth and a newcomer to the 4-A ranks, Charlotte Catholic, coming in fifth with 370 points.
After finishing second last year, Marvin Ridge completed its championship year with a strong spring, scoring playoff points in seven different sports. Highlights for Marvin Ridge include second-place finishes in mens golf, mens tennis and mens lacrosse, and tying with Cardinal Gibbons for the 3-A team going the farthest in the open womens lacrosse tournament.
Cardinal Gibbons, which had won eight straight Cups in two different classifications, took second at 622.5 points, winning the 1-A/2-A/3-A mens lacrosse and taking top honors in mens tennis.
Chapel Hill, buoyed by a state championship in womens soccer, a top-four finish in mens tennis and third-place ranking among 3-A teams in womens lacrosse, scored 532.5 points for third place. Weddington was fourth at 510 and Northern Guilford fifth with 380 points.
Carrboro had an impressive spring to secure its third consecutive Cup, rolling up 267.5 points in the spring for its 615 total, well ahead of runner-up North Carolina School and Math at 387.5 points. Carrboro, with playoff points in six different sports, won the 2-A mens dual team tennis title, was second in the womens outdoor track and field championships and then picked up points as the top 2-A finisher in womens lacrosse and tied for the top spot with two others in mens lacrosse.
Science and Math, which held the lead after the winter season, managed a top-four finish in mens tennis and took seventh in mens track and field.
Lake Norman Charter, which moved up to 2-A in realignment, was third overall in the 2-A class with 387.5 points, followed by Shelby (345), Newport Croatan (327.5) and Newton-Conover (292.5).
In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness had a strong spring, with 307.5 points in spring sports of the Villiains 675 total. That included state championship performances in mens golf, mens tennis and womens outdoor track and field.
Raleigh Charter and Community School of Davidson tied for second with 375 points apiece. Raleigh Charters top spring finish was a state runner-up position in mens tennis, while Community School won the state 1-A womens soccer crown. Elkin was fourth in the standings with 307.5 points and Misenheimer Gray Stone Day was fifth with 287.5.
Wells Fargo Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the schools standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Cup points.
Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.
Wells Fargo Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and then the winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
FINAL WELLS FARGO CUP STANDINGS 2012-13
1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 675
2. Raleigh Charter 375
Community School of Davidson 375
4. Elkin 307.5
5. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 287.5
6. Boonville Starmount 277.5
7. Rosewood 272.5
8. Mooresville Pine Lake Preparatory 265
9. Lincoln Charter 262.5
10. North Stokes 255
11. Whiteville 252.5
12. East Surry 250
13. Mitchell 235
14. East Carteret 225
15. Winston-Salem Preparatory 222.5
1. Carrboro 615
2. Durham N.C. School of Science and Math 447.5
3. Lake Norman Charter 387.5
4. Shelby 345
5. Newport Croatan 327.5
6. Salisbury 320
7. Newton-Conover 292.5
8. Washington 260
9. Burlington Cummings 250
Durham School of the Arts 250
11. Franklin 235
12. Monroe 225
13. Northside (Jacksonville) 220
14. East Lincoln 212.5
15. High Point T.W. Andrews 205
1. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 697.5
2. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 622.5
3. Chapel Hill 532.5
4. Weddington 510
5. Northern Guilford 380
6. West Carteret 267.5
7. Fayetteville Terry Sanford 262.5
8. Asheville 235
9. Asheville A.C. Reynolds 230
10. Wilson Hunt 225
11. North Lincoln 222.5
12. Cuthbertson 214.17
13. Jacksonville 209.17
14. Morganton Freedom 205
15. Havelock 202.5
1. Morrisville Green Hope 475
2. Apex 457.5
3. Cornelius W.A. Hough 392.5
4. Raleigh Millbrook 385
5. Charlotte Catholic 370
6. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 362.5
7. Raleigh Wakefield 352.5
8. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 345
9. Charlotte Myers Park 322.5
10. Raleigh Broughton 315
11. Lake Norman 275
Cary Panther Creek 275
Charlotte Mallard Creek 275
14. Southeast Raleigh 267.5
15. Asheville T.C. Roberson 265