RALEIGH— Apex Middle Creek captured the Carolina Cup in the 10th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday.
Cheer Ltd., Inc., the NCHSAA’s corporate partner that assists with the invitational championship, has established the Carolina Cup to recognize annually the top high school varsity cheerleading team in the state. It goes to the varsity-level team that earns the highest cumulative score in the whole competition, regardless of the division in which it competes.
Middle Creek scored 128.6 points, the highest score of the entire event, to win the large varsity division and grab the Carolina Cup.
Previous winners of the Cup include Ledford, Raleigh Millbrook, Jamestown Ragsdale, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, North Gaston and Raleigh Sanderson.
Ledford earned the title in the super large varsity division. Cornelius W.A.Hough was the top squad in the medium varsity division and Raleigh Leesville Road was the champion in the small varsity division.
In other varsity results, the non tumble categories went to Canton Pisgah in the large and North Buncombe in the small.
East Forsyth took top honors in the small varsity co-ed division while Davie was the winner of the large varsity co-ed competition. Northern Vance was first in the high school non-mount category.
In junior varsity competition, Weddington was the champion in the small junior varsity division while Greenville D.H. Conley took the large jayvee category and Eastern Guilford captured the junior varsity non-tumble division.
A total of 119 teams registered to participate in the event.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
10th annual Invitational Cheerleading Championship
Raleigh Convention Center
December 8, 2012
Final results: champions are listed, followed by the runners-up and point totals in each division.
Small junior varsity (5 to 15 members)
Champion— Weddington (105.9).
Corinth-Holders 101.65, Apex Middle Creek 100.65, Jacksonville White Oak 91.85, Havelock 89.05.
Large junior varsity (16 and up)
Champion— Greenville D.H. Conley (110.15).
Panther Creek 107.4, Cary Green Hope 103.7, Holly Springs 103.35, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 103.05, Lenoir Hibriten 102.85, Newport Croatan 99.75, Wilmington Hoggard 87.1, Western Harnett 85.05, East Duplin 79.1.
Junior varsity non-tumble
Champion— Eastern Guilford (108.05).
South Lenoir 104.6, Pembroke Purnell Swett 104.15, East Forsyth 103.4, SouthWest Edgecombe 102.05, Fayetteville Pine Forest 101.05, Canton Pisgah 97.45, Lumberton 96.0, Wilson Fike 94.75, Camden 94.6, Rocky Point Heide Trask 89.2, Wilson Hunt 88.7, Hampstead Topsail 88.25, Lake Norman Charter 78.8.
High school non-mount
Champion–Northern Vance (75.55).
Small varsity non tumble
Champion–North Buncombe (114.15).
Franklinton 112.4, Camden 111, Hampstead Topsail 110.95, Asheville A.C. Reynolds 109.55, SouthWest Edgecombe 108.1, Eastern Guilford 102.7, Matthews David Butler 99.05, Swain 98.25, Durham N.C. School of Science and Math 96.7, Hope Mills South View 95.8, Forest Hills 95.75, Durham Voyage Academy 95.65, Pasquotank 95.05, Wilson Fike 94.05, Pamlico 92.8, Oxford Webb 90.2, Rocky Point Heide Trask 77.7.
Large varsity non tumble
Champion– Canton Pisgah (113.1)
East Bend Forbush 112.7, Currituck County 111.35, Elizabeth City Northeastern 102.8, Southern Wayne 100.75, Jamestown Ragsdale 100.6, South Brunswick 98.7, Warren County 98.55, Hope Mills Gray’s Creek 97.3, Farmville Central 97.2, East Duplin 95.75, West Brunswick 95.35, East Mecklenburg 94.65, North Johnston 94.45, Tarboro 93.85, Havelock 87.35, Rocky Mount 87, Wilmington New Hanover 83.15.
Small varsity (5 fo 12 members)
Champion– Raleigh Leesville Road (103.95).
Roxboro Community 75.9
Medium varsity (13 to 16 members)
Champion— Cornelius W.A. Hough (125.1).
Maiden 116.7, Asheville T.C. Roberson 111.8, Harnett Central 104.15, Monroe Piedmont 102.35, Cherryville 101.45, Charlotte Catholic 99.8, North Lincoln 99.6, Wilmington Hoggard 99.1, South Iredell 95.45, Greensboro Dudley 88.8, Lake Norman Charter 87.5, Knightdale 86.8, Newport Croatan 85.85, Dixon 84.75, Swansboro 75.75, Monroe Parkwood 70.65.
Large varsity (17 to 20 members)
Champion– Apex Middle Creek (128.6).
Raleigh Sanderson 125.8, Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 120.2, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 119.85, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 115.9, Cary Green Hope 111.8, Greenville D.H. Conley 111, South Lenoir 109.95, Corinth Holders 109.1, Southern Alamance 108.6, Randleman 100.85, Weddington 99.3, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 82.1.
Super large varsity (21-plus members)
Champion— Ledford (115.4).
Holly Springs 115.35, Lake Norman 113, North Gaston 112.5, Fuquay-Varina 104.15, Cary 99.1, Winterville South Central 96.65, Northwest Guilford 95.65, Pikeville Charles B. Aycock 95.35, Cleveland 89.3.
Small varsity coed (2 to 4 males)
Champion— East Forsyth (110.9).
Overhills 108.9, Lumberton 105.9, South Caldwell 99.05, Raleigh Athens Drive 86.55, Fairmont 77.95, Western Harnett 74.85.
Large varsity coed (more than 4 males)
Champion– Davie (116.85).
Pembroke Purnell Swett 88.