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Carrboro leads in Wells Fargo Cup standings

Carrboro once again is the leader among 2A schools in the standings for the Wells Fargo Cup, which recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

Raleigh Broughton tops the 4A cup standings, while Cardinal Gibbons is first in the 3A and Bishop McGuinness leads the 1A standings.

Chapel Hill High School is currently fourth in the 3A standings.

Wells Fargo, along with the N.C. High School Athletics Association, announced the current 2013-14 standings Friday, with all fall sports now concluded.

Carrboro rolled up 227.5 points in the fall, with its performance including three state semifinal appearances in volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s dual-team tennis, a fifth-place spot in men’s cross country and the state title in women’s cross country.

That put the Jaguars well ahead of the N.C. School of Science and Math, in second place with 180 points. NCSSM won the men’s cross-country championship, was second in women’s tennis, and also garnered points in women’s golf and women’s cross country.

Cardinal Gibbons had another terrific fall season in the 3A with state championships in six of the seven fall sports, with only football failing to win a state title. The Crusaders earned a total of 335 points, ahead of second-place Weddington’s 225.

WELLS FARGO CUP STANDINGS

2A Classification: 1, Carrboro (227.5). 2, N.C. School of Science and Math (180). 3, Lake Norman Charter (167.5). 4, Franklin (145). 5, East Lincoln (130). 6, Hendersonville (125). 7, Croatan (122.5). 8, Newton-Conover (107.5). 9.South Granville (105). 10.Washington (102.5). 11, West Davidson (92.5). 12, Brevard (87.5). 13, Shelby (80). Durham School of the Arts (80). Monroe Central Academy (80).

3A Classification: 1, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (335). 2, Weddington (225). 3, Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (195). 4, Chapel Hill (180). 5, Northern Guilford (135). 6, Fayetteville Terry Sanford (107.5). 7, Lee County (102.5). Asheville (102.5). 9, Asheville Reynolds (92.5). 10, Shelby Crest (85). 11, Havelock (80). Statesville (80). West Henderson (80). Newton Foard (80). 15, Cameron Union Pines (77.5).

4A Classification: 1, Raleigh Broughton (190). 2, Cary Green Hope (187.5). 3, Charlotte Providence (165). 4, Charlotte Myers Park (162.5). 5, Charlotte Catholic (140). 6, Cary Panther Creek (132.5). 7, Pfafftown Ronald Reagan (130). 8, Southern Pines Pinecrest (100). 9, Wilmington Hoggard (95). Charlotte Ardrey Kell (95). Cornelius Hough (95). 12, Asheville Roberson (87.5). 13, Greensboro Dudley (85). Raleigh Wakefield (85). Cary Panther Creek (85). Charlotte Mallard Creek (85).

East leading PAC-6 Conference

East Chapel Hill may not be on the radar yet in the Wells Fargo Cup’s 4A standings, but the Wildcats are leading the PAC-Six in the Conference Cup races.

And while Cardinal Gibbons has a sizable lead in the statewide 3A standings, Chapel Hill is close behind the Crusaders in the Big Eight Conference.

The Wells Fargo Conference Cups are companions 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.

The Wells Fargo Cup places a heavy emphasis on advancement in state playoffs and success in state championship events. The Conference Cup rewards schools for participation in multiple sports and the respective conference’s final standings.

East Chapel Hill is the PAC-Six frontrunner after the fall with a sweep of cross country championships, plus first place in volleyball and women’s tennis, and also a first-place tie with Jordan in men’s soccer.

Despite tying for first in men’s soccer and earning second in men and women’s cross country, Jordan sits in second place in the conference standings. Riverside is in third.

With first-place finishes in volleyball, women’s tennis, and men and women’s cross country, as well as a runner-up performance in men’s soccer, Cardinal Gibbons holds the top spot in the Big Eight 3A Conference after the fall season.

Chapel Hill recorded a first-place finish in men’s soccer and earned second-place finishes in women’s tennis and both men and women’s cross country to claim second in the Big Eight standings. Cedar Ridge is third, thanks to a second-place finish in volleyball and a third-place in women’s tennis.

Carrboro raced out to the front of the Mid-State 2A conference with a stellar fall season, finishing first in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s tennis, and volleyball.

WELLS FARGO

CONFERENCE CUP STANDINGS

North Central 1A: Raleigh Charter 33, Franklin Academy 32, Voyager Academy 28, Roxboro Community 21.5, Research Triangle 21, Woods Charter 17, East Wake Academy 13, River Mill Academy 6.5, Kestrel Heights 5.

Mid State 2A: Carrboro 32, Jordan-Matthews 23, Cummings 22, Reidsville 16, Graham 14, Bartlett Yancey 14.

Big Eight 3A: Cardinal Gibbons 36, Chapel Hill 32, Cedar Ridge 24, Orange 22.5, Northwood 21, Southern Durham 11, Northern Vance 9.5, Webb 9.

PAC Six 4A: East Chapel Hill 36.5, Jordan 32.5, Riverside 26.5, Northern Durham 14, Person 14, Hillside 13.5.

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