Jordan leads PAC-6 after winter sports
Jordan, Chapel Hill and Carrboro lead their respective conferences in the combined fall/winter sports categories of the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition, which is coordinated with the N.C. High School Athletic Association.
The Wells Fargo Cup recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four attendance classifications — 1-A, 2-A, 3-A and 4-A. The conference cup is awarded within the individual conferences.
Points are awarded based on participation and final conference standings in each sport.
The conference cup winners will not be determined until after the completion of the spring sports season.
Here is how area programs stack up.
Championships in boys’ basketball and wrestling along with second-place finishes in boys’ and girls’ swimming put Jordan in the top spot in the conference. East Chapel Hill dropped one spot to second, despite conference crowns in boys’ and girls’ swimming. Riverside remains in third, only one point ahead of fourth-place Northern.
STANDINGS — Jordan 63, East Chapel Hill 55, Riverside 45, Northern 44, Hillside 29, Southern 27, Roxboro Person 24.
Carolina 6 3-A
Chapel Hill dominated the winter season with top finishes in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball and girls’ swimming and second-place showings in wrestling and boys’ swimming. Fall conference leader Cardinal Gibbons dropped to second, despite finishing first in boys’ swimming and second in girls’ basketball and swimming. Orange remained in third after winning a league title in wrestling.
STANDINGS — Chapel Hill 58, Cardinal Gibbons 55.5, Orange 39, Southern Vance 26.5, Northern Vance 24, Oxford Webb 24.
Carolina 12 1A/2A
The combined 12-team 1A/2A conference saw 2-A Carrboro in first place heading into the spring sports. Conference championships in boys’ basketball and swimming and a second-place finish in girls’ swimming did the trick for the Jaguars. Northwood, also 2-A, moved from fourth to second after its conference girls’ basketball title and runner-up performances in boys’ basketball and wrestling.
STANDINGS — Carrboro (2-A) 100.5, Northwood (2-A) 82.5, Cedar Ridge (2-A) 81, N.C. School of Science and Mathematics (1-A) 76.5, Durham School of the Arts (2-A) 65, Raleigh Charter (1-A) 62.5, Voyager Academy (1-A) 48, South Granville (2-A) 46, Franklin Academy (1-A) 39.5, Granville Central (2-A) 31, River Mill Academy (1-A) 29, Roxboro Community School (1-A) 21.5.