Starmount and Forbush high schools lead the Wachovia Conference Cup standings for the Mountain Valley 1A/2A after the fall sports season.
Starmount — which posted conference championships in football and volleyball (co-champs with Alleghany), as well as a runner-up finish in boys soccer — sits in first place for now with 50.5 points.
Forbush, which won the conference title in girls golf and placed third in soccer and volleyball, is in second place with 41 points, followed by Wilkes Central 39, Ashe County 38, West Wilkes 33, Elkin 31.5, East Wilkes 30.5, Alleghany 29.5 and North Wilkes 13.
Surry Central, which used to compete in a conference with Starmount and Forbush, sits in second place after the fall season in the Northwest 1A/2A Conference Cup competition. The Golden Eagles won a conference title in boys soccer and placed second in boys cross country.
Bishop McGuinness leads the Northwest with 45.5 points, followed by Surry Central 37, Mount Airy 35, West Stokes 31, East Surry 28.5, South Stokes 28.5, North Stokes 27.5, North Surry 24 and Winston-Salem Prep 7.
The Wachovia Conference Cup is awarded to the school in each of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s member conferences (1A to 4A) with the best overall athletic performance inside its league.
Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.
Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.