Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings announced

Staff Report

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2017 spring sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA, recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

Western Piedmont Athletic 2-A: Forbush takes the top spot after the spring season thanks to championships in softball, baseball and women’s track. In second place is Surry Central with second-place finishes in baseball and men’s tennis. West Stokes is in third place with championships in women’s soccer and men’s tennis. Conference Standings: Forbush 86, Surry Central 77, West Stokes 74, North Surry 70, South Stokes 52, Carver 26.

Mountain Valley 1-A/2-A: Wilkes Central is in first place after the spring season thanks to championships in men’s golf and women’s soccer. In second place is East Wilkes with a first-place tie for men’s tennis. Ashe County is in third place with championships in men’s and women’s track. Conference Standings: Wilkes Central 110, East Wilkes 91.5, Ashe County 91, Elkin 84, North Wilkes 83, West Wilkes 79, Alleghany 72.5, Starmount 65.

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.

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 and 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 the winter sports and concluding with the overall winner after the spring sports season ends.

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