Area schools among Wells Fargo Conference Cup fall leaders
East Chapel Hill, N.C. Science & Math, Carrboro and Granville Central high schools are area leaders in fall sports Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.
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.
In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.
Here’s a conference-by-conference look at the fall sports season standings involving area athletic programs.
PAC 6 4-A
East Chapel Hill leads the way after a sweep of the boys and girls cross country championships and a top finish in girls’ tennis. Jordan edges out Riverside for second in place, thanks to a league title in boys’ soccer and runner-up performances in boys’ and girls’ cross country. Third-place Riverside finished first in volleyball and second in football this fall.
Fall standings — East Chapel Hill 37, Jordan 30, Riverside 29, Northern Durham 16, Person 16, Hillside 12.
Big Eight 3-A
With a first-place finish in volleyball and runner-up performances in girls’ tennis and boys’ soccer, Cardinal Gibbons claims the top spot with Chapel Hill second after finishing first in boys’ soccer and tying for second in volleyball with Cedar Ridge which is in third place after finishing second in girls’ tennis as well. Orange and Northwood come in a close fourth and fifth, two and four points, respectively, behind Cedar Ridge.
Fall standings — Cardinal Gibbons 39, Chapel Hill 34.5, Cedar Ridge 27, Orange 25, Northwood 23, Southern Durham 12, Oxford Webb 10, Northern Vance 7.5.
Northern Carolina 2-A
The North Carolina School of Science and Math leads the way thanks to championships in boys’ soccer, girls’ tennis, and boys’ cross country. Franklinton is second with a runner-up finish in boys’ soccer and a third-place performance in girls’ tennis.
Fall standings — NCSSM 29, Franklinton 25, Bunn 24, Durham School of the Arts 23, South Granville 23, Roanoke Rapids 15, Southern Vance 14, Warren County 7.
Carrboro leads the way on the strenght of a sweep of the cross country championships as well as first-place finishes in boys’ soccer, girls’ tennis and volleyball. Second-place Jordan-Matthews finished second in girls’ tennis and girls’ cross country.
Fall standings — Carrboro 32, Jordan-Matthews 24, Graham 20, Reidsville 19, Bartlett Yancey 16, Cummings 13.
Granville Central is No. 1 after a championship in boys’ soccer, a tie for first in volleyball and second-place finishes in football and boys’ and girls’ cross country.
Fall standings — Granville Central 19, Louisburg 16, KIPP Pride 13, Southeast Halifax 10, Northwest Halifax 5, Weldon 4.
North Central 1-A
Raleigh Charter leads this charter-school conference, tying for first in volleyball, boys’ soccer, and girls’ tennis and second second in girls’ cross country. Franklin Academy is only a half-point behind in second and Voyager Academy a close third with a top finish in boys’ cross country and a tie for first in volleyball.
Fall standings — Raleigh Charter 31, Franklin Academy 30.5, Voyager Academy 27.5, Woods Charter 19, Roxboro Community 16, Kestrel Heights 10, River Mill Academy 9, East Wake Academy 8.