Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-2014 sports year. The Wells Fargo Conference Cup 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.
From our area conferences:
Southern District 7 2-A: The year-long conference frontrunner secured the Conference Cup as Newton-Conover finished the year strong with league titles in men’s tennis, men’s golf, and women’s soccer. Second place belonged to East Lincoln, which finished first in women’s soccer and women’s outdoor track and field. Bandys finished the year in third with second-place performances in baseball and men’s golf. Conference Standings: Newton-Conover 107, East Lincoln 101.5, Bandys 87.5, Maiden 80.5, Bunker Hill 74.5, West Caldwell 66, West Lincoln 61.5, Lincolnton 58.
South Mountain Athletic 2-A/3-A: Shelby secured the Conference Cup with spring titles in men’s golf and men’s outdoor track and field, and a second-place performance in women’s soccer. Kings Mountain was the runner up, finishing first in men’s tennis and second in softball this spring. Crest settled for third with runner-up performances in men’s golf and men’s outdoor track and field. Conference Standings: Shelby 129, Kings Mountain 109, Crest 108, J.C. Draughn 98.5, R-S Central 83, Burns 71.5, East Burke 68.5, East Rutherford 68.5, Chase 50.
North Piedmont 3-A/4-A: Another dominant sport season secured the Conference Cup for Lake Norman, which finished first in men’s tennis, women’s soccer, and women’s outdoor track and field, and second in baseball and men’s outdoor track and field. Mooresville moved up from its previous fourth-place position to finish second, thanks to a top finish in men’s outdoor track and field, and runner-up finishes in men’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field. Alexander Central holds on to finish third with conference crowns in baseball and softball. Conference Standings: Lake Norman 882.5, Mooresville 697.5, Alexander Central 690, South Iredell 647.5, North Lincoln 595, North Iredell 492.5, West Iredell 452.5, Statesville 432.5.
Northwestern Athletic 3-A/4-A: Watauga reclaimed the top spot in the conference and took the Conference Cup, thanks to spring championships in men’s tennis and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. Previous conference leader Hickory finished the year in second, finishing second in men’s tennis and men’s golf this spring. South Caldwell moved up one spot to finish third, capturing conference crowns in baseball and softball. Conference Standings: Watauga 200, Hickory 196.5, South Caldwell 189, Freedom 180, St. Stephens 177.5, Fred T. Foard 164.5, Patton 159, Hibriten 150.5.