CHAPEL HILL –Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2012-13 academic year.
The Wells Fargo Cup is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Cup program is in its 34th year.
Three of last year’s Wells Fargo Cup champions repeated the feat. Cary Green Hope maintained its lead after winter sports to capture the Cup in the final 4-A standings for the fourth consecutive year. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons took the top spot in the 3-A classification with an excellent all around performance, while Carrboro was the Cup winner among 2-A schools for the second straight year. Lake Norman Charter earned its first Wells Fargo Cup among the 1-A schools, with Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in second after sharing the title in 2011-12.
“We sincerely appreciate Wells Fargo’s commitment to our overall program in recognizing our champions,” said Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA commissioner. “These schools which win the Wells Fargo Cup do a tremendous job with their overall athletic programs, and we are grateful for Wells Fargo’s desire to recognize their achievements.”
In the 4-A classification, Green Hope finished first with 555 points to hold off Raleigh Broughton at 477.5 for the crown. Wake County schools did extremely well as Green Hope and Broughton are two of eight Wake County high schools in the top 15 in the standings.
Green Hope preserved its title by winning the women’s soccer state championship, earning points in women’s lacrosse and also getting to the state quarterfinals in men’s dual team tennis and baseball. Broughton had a top-four finish in men’s tennis and placed fourth in men’s golf to go with playoff points in men’s lacrosse and women’s outdoor track.
Cornelius W.A. Hough was third with 377.5 points, followed by Charlotte Providence (330) in fourth and a fifth-place tie between Charlotte Myers Park and Asheville T.C. Roberson with 315 points apiece.
Cardinal Gibbons held on to the top spot in the 3-A standings with playoff points in five different spring sports, including winning the men’s dual team tennis championship and the women’s soccer state crown. Gibbons recorded a whopping 705 points for its eighth straight Cup in two different classifications, but had to hold off a great surge by runner-up Waxhaw Marvin Ridge at 662.5.
Marvin Ridge’s spring performance was remarkable in that it included playoff points in eight of the nine sports provided.
Charlotte Catholic placed third with 607.5 points, followed by Chapel Hill (420), Northern Guilford (377.5) and Weddington (352.5). The top six schools in the 3-A standings are in the exact same order as they finished a year ago.
Carrboro had an impressive spring to secure its second consecutive Cup, rolling up 225 playoff points in the spring for its 612.5 total, well ahead of runner-up Cuthbertson at 442.5 points. Carrboro won the 2-A women’s outdoor track crown and was the runner in men’s dual team tennis among its top finishes. Cuthbertson was third in the 2-A women’s outdoor track and field championships and placed in the top eight in both softball and women’s soccer.
North Lincoln was third with 385 points, with its top spring performance a runner-up finish in the men’s golf finals. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge, winner in men’s outdoor track and field and the top 2-A men’s team in lacrosse, was fourth with 380 point. Shelby and Corinth Holders tied for fifth with a total of 337.5 points.
In the 1-A classification, Lake Norman Charter, which was third last year, won its first Cup buoyed by a state championship in women’s soccer and strong finishes in men’s golf and men’s lacrosse for 547.5 points. Bishop McGuinness collected playoff points for positions in four different sports, including winning the state 1-A men’s golf crown, to take second with 512.5 points.
Hendersonville, the school that has recorded the most Cups of any NCHSAA school with 13, finished third in the 1-A standings with 467.5 points, with top four finishes in both women’s soccer and baseball providing most of the Bearcats’ playoff points. Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math was fourth with 345 points and Raleigh Charter took fifth with 325.
Wells Fargo Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Cup points.
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 an 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 then the winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FINAL WELLS FARGO CUP STANDINGS 2012-13
1-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Lake Norman Charter 547.5 2. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 512.5 3. Hendersonville 467.5 4. Durham N.C. School of Science and Math 345 5. Raleigh Charter 325 6. West Wilkes 310 7. Southwest Onslow 275 8. Monroe 262.5 9. North Rowan 240 10. East Surry 237.5 11. Mitchell 232.5 12. Elkin 222.5 Lincoln Charter 222.5 14. Winston-Salem Preparatory 205 15. Riverside (Martin) 200 2-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Carrboro 612.5 2. Waxhaw Cuthbertson 442.5 3. North Lincoln 385 4. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 380 5. Shelby 337.5 Corinth Holders 337.5 7. South Iredell 322.5 8. Salisbury 297.5 9. Newton-Conover 292.5 Hampstead Topsail 292.5 11. Burlington Cummings 285 12. Swansboro 257.5 13. Pittsboro Northwood 237.5 14. Monroe Piedmont 227.5 15. Canton Pisgah 222.5 3-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 705 2. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 662.5 3. Charlotte Catholic 607.5 4. Chapel Hill 420 5. Northern Guilford 377.5 6. Weddington 352.5 7. Hickory 282.5 Concord Jay Robinson 282.5 9. Jacksonville 275 10. West Carteret 265 11. Greenville D.H. Conley 247.5 12. Berry Academy 235 13. Eastern Alamance 217.5 14. Orange 200 Burlington Williams 200 4-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Morrisville Green Hope 555 2. Raleigh Broughton 477.5 3. Cornelius W.A. Hough 377.5 4. Charlotte Providence 330 5. Charlotte Myers Park 315 Asheville T.C. Roberson 315 7. East Chapel Hill 312.5 8. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 302.5 9. Southern Pines Pinecrest 300 10. Southeast Raleigh 282.5 11. Raleigh Wakefield 270 12. Cary 267.5 13. Raleigh Leesville Road 255 14. Raleigh Millbrook 250 15. Apex 248.67