North Carolina High School Athletic Association

2012 Fall Season Wells Fargo Cup Leaders Announced

2012 Fall Season Wells Fargo Cup Leaders Announced
            CHAPEL HILL– Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for fall sports 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.
            Defending champion Cary Green Hope sits atop the 4-A standings with Charlotte Ardrey Kell in second place, while defending Cup champion Cardinal Gibbons paces the 3-A class.  Carrboro, which won its first Wells Fargo Cup last year, holds the top position among 2-A schools, and Lake Norman Charter is in first place in the 1-A classification standings for the first time, ahead of perennial power Hendersonville.
            Green Hope, which claimed both the 4-A men’s soccer state title and the women’s cross country crown while also finishing in the top four in women’s dual team tennis and third in women’s golf, tallied 212.5 points to hold a slim five-point advantage over Ardrey Kell.  Kell won the state 4-A volleyball title and also took first in women’s golf to go with points in women’s tennis and women’s cross country.
   Raleigh Broughton, which captured state crowns in both women’s tennis and men’s cross country, is in third place with 175 points, while Southern Pines Pinecrest (165) is fourth and Fayetteville Jack Britt (125) is fifth.
   Cardinal Gibbons had another terrific fall season in 3-A with playoff points in six different sports, including state titles in volleyball, women’s cross country and men’s cross country. The Crusaders earned a total of 300 points, ahead of second-place Charlotte Catholic’s 217.5.
  Catholic’s fall total, with points in five sports, included state championships in women’s dual team tennis and a runner-up performance in the state football championships.
  Waxhaw Marvin Ridge is in third with 190 points, followed by Chapel Hill (147.5) and Northern Guilford (127.5), the 3-AA football champion.
 Carrboro rolled up 252.5 points to open up a substantial lead over Cuthbertson, in second at 187.5. Carrboro had a great fall with playoff points in five sports, including a women’s cross country championship and state runner-up finishes in both men’s soccer and football.  The Jaguars dueled with Cuthbertson in some of those championships, too; Cuthbertson won the men’s soccer crown, beating Carrboro, and finished second to Carrboro in the women’s cross-country meet.
          Perennial contender Salisbury is third with 172.5 points, followed by South Iredell (150), which won the 2-AA football crown, and North Surry (127.5).  
          In the 1-A classification, Lake Norman Charter leads the way after finishing second in both men’s soccer and men’s cross country and third in women’s cross country as part of its total of 232.5 points.
          Hendersonville, which has won the most Cups all-time with 13, is in second with 195 points. Bearcat teams fared especially in volleyball, golf and men’s soccer, winning a state championship in volleyball, placing first among 1-A teams in women’s golf, and getting to the state semifinals in men’s soccer.
         Kernersville Bishop McGuinness is third with 175 points, boosted by sweeping both cross country state championships. Southwest Onslow, which captured state titles in both football and men’s soccer, is fourth at 155 points and Franklin Academy fifth with 130.
         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 Wells Fargo 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, again after the winter sports, and then 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.
SCHOOL                                                                        POINTS
1. Lake Norman Charter                                                 232.5
2. Hendersonville                                                         195
3. Bishop McGuinness                                                 175
4. Southwest Onslow                                                      155
5. Franklin Academy                                                       130
6. Murphy                                                                        115
     N.C. School of Science and Math                              115
8. Raleigh Charter                                                           112.5
9. Mount Airy                                                             107.5
10. Princeton                                                                    105
11. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day                                   102.5
12. Elkin                                                                         97.5
13. South Stokes                                                              80
      East Wilkes                                                             80
15. Swain County                                                            70
       Lincoln Charter                                                         70
SCHOOL                                                                        POINTS
1. Carrboro                                                                      252.5
2. Waxhaw Cuthbertson                                                 187.5
3. Salisbury                                                                     172.5
4. South Iredell                                                             150
5. North Surry                                                                 127.5
6. Brevard                                                                       125
    North Lincoln                                                             125
8. Corinth-Holders                                                          122.5
9. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge                                          102.5
10. East Lincoln                                                             100
      Swansboro                                                                100
12. Hampstead Topsail                                                 95
13. Polk County                                                           92.5
14. Pittsboro Northwood                                                 90
      Canton Pisgah                                                           90
SCHOOL                                                                        POINTS
1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons                                          300
2. Charlotte Catholic                                                       217.5
3. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge                                              190
4. Chapel Hill                                                                 147.5
5. Northern Guilford                                                      127.5
6. Weddington                                                               122.5
7. Hickory                                                                     117.5
8. West Henderson                                                        102.5
9. Enka                                                                           95
10. Orange                                                                     87.5
11. Havelock                                                                  85
      Jacksonville                                                             85
      Ledford                                                                     85
      West Carteret                                                             85
15. Concord                                                                    80
      Nash Central                                                           80
      China Grove Jesse Carson                                       80
SCHOOL                                                                        POINTS
1. Cary Green Hope                                                        212.5
2. Charlotte Ardrey Kell                                                 207.5
3. Raleigh Broughton                                                      175
4. Southern Pines Pinecrest                                             165
5. Fayetteville Jack Britt                                                  125
6. Charlotte Providence                                                 122.5
7. Asheville T.C. Roberson                                             120
8. New Bern                                                                    115
9. Charlotte Myers Park                                                 110
10. Raleigh Leesville Road                                             102.5
     Winston-Salem Mount Tabor                                    102.5
12. Greensboro Grimsley                                               100
13. Wilmington New Hanover                                     95
14. Pfafftown Reagan                                                     92.5
15. Matthews David Butler                                             85