Pioneers scoop up cup
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.
Wachovia and now Wells Fargo has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.
In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.
In the Northwestern Athletic 3-A/4-A, sweeping the conference outdoor track and field championships and finishing second in men's tennis this spring, Watauga High School secured the Conference Cup.
Hickory settled for second with championships in men's tennis and men's golf, while
Alexander Central leaped past Fred T. Foard to finish third in the conference, thanks to league titles in baseball and softball.
Conference Standings: Watauga 193, Hickory 186, Alexander Central 166, Fred T. Foard 161, St. Stephens 161, South Caldwell 160.5, Hibriten 135.