2007 Winter Season Wachovia Cup Leaders Announced

Wachovia Bank, N.A., along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings after the winter sports seasons in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2006-07 academic year.

The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia Bank, N.A., 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 Wachovia Cup program is in its 28th year.

Defending champion Charlotte Providence moved into first place in the 4-A standings while Asheville T.C. Roberson really opened up some ground over the field in the 3-A classification. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons continues to pace the 2-A classification while Kernersville Bishop McGuinness has taken over the top spot among the 1-A schools.

In the 4-A classification, Providence used a state championship in women’s swimming and a couple of strong finishes in men’s and women’s indoor track to move into first place with 340 points, opening up a solid lead over second-place Chapel Hill at 257.5. A third-place finish in men’s swimming and fourth in women’s swimming aided Chapel Hill. Fall leader Raleigh Broughton slipped to third with 236.67 points and Raleigh Enloe is in fourth place at 205, buoyed by a state championship finish in men’s swimming and second place in women’s swimming.

T.C. Roberson had just a 2.5-point lead over Charlotte Catholic in the 3-A classification after the fall sports season, but now the margin is almost 100 points. Remarkably, Roberson racked up championship points in six different winter sports, finishing anywhere from second place to a tie for fifth in all winter state playoffs except wrestling to total 420 points. Catholic swept both 3-A swimming titles and recorded 322.5 points, good for the runner-up slot, while Asheville is in third with 255. Asheville’s best winter finish was a second place among 3-A men’s teams in indoor track. Pfafftown Ronald Reagan scored points in both men’s and women’s swimming and moved from ninth in the fall to fourth with a total of 225 points.

Cardinal Gibbons strengthened its hold on the top spot among 2-A schools with points in five different winter sports, running up a total of 492.5 points ahead of runner-up West Henderson at 307.5. West added points for ties for fifth in both men’s basketball and wrestling. Shelby moved into third place with 257.5 points and Salisbury is now fourth at 240, Shelby’s advancement added by a tie for third in men’s basketball and points in both men’s and women’s swimming.

In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness successfully defended its women’s basketball title and increased its margin over the field, tallying 347.5 points. Polk County, aided by a top finish among 1-A men's teams in indoor track, is in second with 265 points, RIght behind is Hendersonville, which jumped from a tie for fifth after the fall into third with 260 points. The Bearcats were second among the 1-A entries in women’s indoor track. Defending 1-A champ Topsail is in fourth at 260.

Wachovia 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, Wachovia 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 Wachovia 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.

Wachovia 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 in June. The engraved silver cups are presented during NCHSAA Day activities at UNC-Chapel Hill each fall.





1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 347.5

2. Polk County 265

3. Hendersonville 260

4. Hampstead Topsail 240

5. Elkin 222.5

6. North Carolina Sch. of Science & Math 210

7. Mount Airy 187.5

8. East Surry 160

Pender 160

10. Hayesville 145

11. Thomasville 140

12. South Stokes 137.5

13. South Stanly 132.5

14. East Bladen 122.5

Manteo 122.5

Dixon 122.5



1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 492.5

2. West Henderson 307.5

3. Shelby 257.5

4. Salisbury 240

5. Durham School of the Arts 210

6. Burlington Cummings 205

7. Boonville Starmount 200

8. Reidsville 167.5

9. Newton-Conover 162.5

Pittsboro Northwood 162.5

Orange 162.5

12. Black Mountain Charles D. Owen 157.5

13. Surry Central 155

14. Newport Croatan 150

15. Mount Pleasant 147.5



1. Asheville T.C. Roberson 420

2. Charlotte Catholic 322.5

3. Asheville 255

4. Pfafftown Ronald Reagan 225

5. Winston-Salem Parkland 200

6. Mooresville 192.5

7. Jamestown Ragsdale 187.5

Southwest Guilford 187.5

9. Hickory 182.5

10. Winston-Salem Carver 172.5

11. Concord 170

12. Wilson Fike 165

13. Western Guilford 147.5

14. Jacksonville 145

15. High Point Andrews 140

Lake Norman 140



1. Charlotte Providence 340

2. Chapel Hill 257.5

3. Raleigh Broughton 236.67

4. Raleigh Enloe 205

5. Wilmington Hoggard 202.5

6. Charlotte Myers Park 200

7. West Charlotte 190

8. Raleigh Leesville Road 187.5

9. North Mecklenburg 185

10. Greensboro Page 177.5

11. Raleigh Athens Drive 175

12. Northwest Guilford 172.5

13. Durham Riverside 170

Southeast Raleigh 170

15. Morrisville Green Hope 169.17