Watauga High School has had quite a run when it comes to winning the Wells Fargo Conference Cup, and the Pioneers added to that streak on Thursday; Equp Ministries got off to a great start at the Cal Ripken Tournament Friday night; the Watauga County Parks and Rec Department softball teams have released their District Tournament schedule. For more on these stories, and more local, regional and national sports headlines, please click on the link below....

Northwestern Athletic 3A/4A: Watauga claimed the Conference Cup, pushing through the spring with championships in women’s track and women’s soccer along with a second-place finish in men’s track. Alexander Central was second, completing the year with a men’s track championship and a second-place finish in softball. Hickory was in third place, finishing the year with a tied first-place finish in women’s soccer along with a second-place finish in men’s tennis. Conference Standings: Watauga 210, Alexander Central 196.5, Hickory 195, Freedom 190.5, South Caldwell 178.5, St. Stephens 169.5, McDowell 137.5, West Caldwell 113.5.

Mountain Valley 1A/2A: After a close race for first place, Wilkes Central pulled ahead with championships in women’s soccer and men’s golf along with a second-place finish in baseball and third-place finishes in men’s and women’s track. Ashe County finished in second place with championships in men’s and women’s track and third-place finishes in men’s tennis, women’s soccer and baseball. West Wilkes was third with championships in softball and baseball. Conference Standings: Wilkes Central 107, Ashe County 106.5, West Wilkes 88, East Wilkes 81, Elkin 80.5, Starmount 76.5, Alleghany 68, North Wilkes 66.5.

Western Highlands 1A/2A: Polk County is the Conference Cup Champion after the spring sports season thanks to championships in baseball and men’s and women’s track along with a tied first-place finish in men’s tennis. Mountain Heritage was second with a second-place finish in softball and third-place finishes in men’s track and men’s tennis. Owen came in third place with a women’s soccer championship and a tied first-place finish in men’s tennis. Conference Standings: Polk County 154.5, Mountain Heritage 140, Owen 139.5, Avery County 135, Madison 105.5, Mitchell 103.5.