Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2017 winter sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA, recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.
Mountain Valley 1A/2A: Wilkes Central is the frontrunner after the winter sports season thanks to a tied first-place finish in men’s basketball, a second-place finish in men’s swimming and third-place finishes in women’s basketball, wrestling and women’s swimming. East Wilkes is in second place with a second-place finish in women’s basketball. In third place is North Wilkes, thanks to a women’s basketball championship. Conference Standings: Wilkes Central 67, East Wilkes 65, North Wilkes 54.5, Ashe County 54, Elkin 53.5, Alleghany 46.5, West Wilkes 46, Starmount 39.5.
Western Piedmont Athletic 2A: After a very close race for first place, North Surry barely slides past Surry Central and Forbush to take the title thanks to championships in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s swimming, and a tied first-place finish for wrestling. Surry Central also had a tied first-place finish in wrestling along with third-place finishes in women’s basketball and women’s swimming. Forbush takes home a women’s swimming championship and a second-place finish in women’s basketball. Conference Standings: North Surry 53, Surry Central 52, Forbush 50, West Stokes 44, South Stokes 29, Carver 13.
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.