Wachovia Conference Cup Leaders Announced

Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for winter sports in the Wachovia Conference Cup competitions for the 2009-10 academic year.

The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state's four competitive classifications. Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

The Wachovia Conference Cup, formerly known as the Wachovia Trophy, is a companion to the Wachovia Cup. The Conference Cup is awarded to schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance in each individual conference.

In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points. Conferences are listed alphabetically by classification.

Class 1-A Conference Results:

Carolina 1-A: A championship in men's indoor track keeps Princeton in first after the winter season. Rosewood edges out Ayden-Grifton for second place in the conference after being in a deadlock after the fall season. Conference Standings: Princeton 34, Rosewood 33, Ayden- Grifton 30, Goldsboro 27, Spring Creek 23, North Duplin 19.

Coastal Plains 1-A: Dixon remains in first after the winter season as a result of its dominating fall performance. Southwest Onslow is still in second, after capturing championships in men's and women's basketball. Conference Standings: Dixon 450, Southwest Onslow 350, Lejeune 290, East Carteret 285, Pamlico 255, Jones 245.

Four Rivers 1-A: Manteo is still in first with a second-place finish in women's basketball. Williamston is currently in second with a championship in women's basketball. Perquimans finished first in men's basketball and holds on to third. Conference Standings: Manteo 67, Williamston 61.5, Perquimans 54.5, Camden 53, Southside 44.5, Northside 44, Plymouth 35.5, Roanoke 34.5.

Smoky Mountain 1-A: After a great winter season with a championship in men's basketball, a second-place finish in women's basketball and a third-place finish in wrestling, Murphy remains in first. Robbinsville is now in second after league titles in women's basketball and wrestling. Hayesville is in third following a second-place finish in men's basketball. Conference Standings: Murphy 97.5, Robbinsville 91.5, Hayesville 90, Swain 86.5, Andrews 63, Cherokee 49, Rosman 46, Highlands 39.5, Hiwassee Dam 34.5, Blue Ridge 31.5, Nantahala 22.

Tar Roanoke 1-A: With third-place finishes in both men's and women's basketball, Gates County holds the top spot in the conference. North Edgecombe is close behind, finishing second in men's and women's basketball. Northampton-East is in third with a championship in women's basketball. Conference Standings: Gates County 290, North Edgecombe 270, Northampton-East 235, Southeast Halifax 210, KIPP Pride 160, Northampton-West 135.

Tideland 1-A: Cape Hatteras has moved into first place in the conference with a championship in women's basketball. Creswell now sits in second and Jamesville has dropped to third. Conference Standings: Cape Hatteras 23, Creswell 20, Jamesville 19.5, Columbia 18.5, Mattamuskeet 16, Bear Grass 11, Ocracoke 2.

Tri-County 1-A: Championships in both men's and women's basketball have Pender atop the conference after the winter season. Union is in second, tying with Pender for the championship in women's basketball, and also finishing third in men's basketball. Conference Standings: Pender 41, Union 32.5, Hobbton 28, James Kenan 27.5, Heide Trask 25.5, Lakewood 23, Midway 20.

Yadkin Valley 1-A: The conference leader is still East Montgomery with a second-place finish in men's basketball. Chatham Central is now in second after a league title in women's basketball. Albemarle is the new third-place team, tying with East Montgomery for second place in men's basketball. East Montgomery 375, Chatham Central 335, Albemarle 332.5, South Stanly 317.5, West Montgomery 305, Gray Stone Day 297.5, North Rowan 272.5, South Davidson 270, North Moore 265.

Class 1-A/2-A Conference Results:

Carolina 9 1-A/2-A: Championships in men's basketball and wrestling have vaulted Cedar Ridge into first in the conference after the winter season. North Carolina School of Science and Math is now in second finishing second in men's swimming and third in women's swimming. Carrboro is in third with conference crowns in men's and women's swimming. Conference Standings: Cedar Ridge 62, NCSSM 61, Carrboro 58.5, Northwood 58, Durham School of the Arts 50.5, Raleigh Charter 41, South Granville 31, Granville Central 25, River Mill 18.

Mountain Valley 1-A/2-A: With third-place finishes in wrestling and women's swimming, Starmount holds its first-place position in the conference after the winter season. Forbush remains in second, winning a championship in men's swimming and finishing second in women's swimming. Wilkes Central is in third after a tie for second place in women's basketball. Conference Standings: Starmount 81.5, Forbush 70.5, Wilkes Central 68, Ashe County 63.5, West Wilkes, Alleghany 51, East Wilkes 42, North Wilkes 32.5.

Northwest 1-A/2-A: A conference crown in men's swimming along with second-place finishes in women's swimming and women's basketball keep Bishop McGuinness atop the conference. Surry Central is still in second as a result of a championship in women's swimming and a second- place finish in wrestling. Mount Airy is right behind Surry Central after a title in women's basketball. Conference Standings: Bishop McGuinness 82.5, Surry Central 66.5, Mount Airy 66, West Stokes 60, East Surry 55, North Surry 49, South Stokes 45.5, North Stokes 37.5, Winston-Salem Prep 20.

Rocky River 1-A/2-A: Piedmont is still atop the conference after the winter season, capturing a conference crown in wrestling, and also finishing second in men's swimming. West Stanly was third in men's swimming and is now in second overall. North Stanly edges out Cuthbertson for third place in the conference after a tie for first place in women't basketball. Conference Standings: Piedmont 81, West Stanly 68, North Stanly 59.5, Cuthbertson 58, Central Academy 51.5, Berry Academy 50.5, Monroe 40, Union Academy 36.5, Forest Hills 34.

Southern Piedmont 1-A/2-A: East Lincoln maintains its lead over North Lincoln thanks to a tie for second in men's basketball and a second- place finish in women's basketball. A championship in women's basketball solidifies North Lincoln as the second-place team over Lincolnton. Conference Standings: East Lincoln 116, North Lincoln 104, Lincolnton 97, West Lincoln 81, Highland Tech 74, Cherryville 56, Challenger 37, Bessemer City 34.

Three Rivers 1-A/2-A: The top two teams remained unchanged after the winter season, with St. Paul's on top and Fairmont in second. South Robeson is now tied with East Columbus after a great winter performance. Conference Standings: St. Paul's 36, Fairmont 29, East Columbus 28, South Roberson 28, Red Springs 26, West Columbus 18.

Western Highlands 1-A/2-A: With a second-place finish in wrestling and third place in women's basketball, Charles D. Owen keeps the top spot in the conference after the winter season. Hendersonville is still close behind Owen after finishing as the runner-up in men's basketball. Polk County is in third after a solid winter performance. Conference Standings: Owen 111.5, Hendersonville 107, Polk County 104, Mountain Heritage 103, Avery 96, Madison 67.5, Thomas Jefferson 63, Mitchell 53.5.

Class 2-A Conference Results:

Catawba Valley 2-A: Newton-Conover has overtaken Bandys for the top spot in the conference after a stellar winter season with championships in women's basketball and wrestling as well as a second- place finish in men's basketball. Bandys is now in second after finishing the league runner-up in both women's basketball and wrestling. J.C. Draughn remains in third as a result of league titles in men's and women's swimming. Conference Standings: Newton-Conover 69.5, Bandys 63.5, J.C. Draughn 59.5, East Burke 51.5, Maiden 43.5, Bunker Hill 36.5, South Iredell 36, West Caldwell 28.

Central Carolina 2-A: Salisbury has increased its lead over West Davidson with league titles in both wrestling and women's basketball, as well as second-place finishes in men's basketball and women's swimming. West Davidson captured championships in both men's and women's swimming and remains in second. Central Davidson is a close third after taking second in men's swimming. Conference Standings: Salisbury 98.5, West Davidson 87.5, Central Davidson 86, East Davidson 77, Lexington 74, Thomasville 56.

East Central 2-A: Croatan has vaulted to the top of the conference after not only a conference championship in wrestling, but a state championship as well. Swansboro holds second place and Topsail is still in third after a tie for first men's basketball and a second- place finish in wrestling. Conference Standings: Croatan 102, Swansboro 101.5, Topsail 97.5, East Duplin 96.5, Richlands 96, Northside 87, Clinton 81.5, South Lenoir 46.

Eastern Plains 2-A: Beddingfield moves up from third to take first place overall in the conference after capturing a league crown in women's basketball. Farmville Central is now in a tie for second with North Pitt. North Pitt had a great winter season, finishing first in wrestling, men's and women's indoor track. Conference Standings: Beddingfield 49, Farmville Central 43, North Pitt 43, Kinston 36.5, Tarboro 35.5, SouthWest Edgecombe 31.5, Greene Central 30.5.

Mid-State 2-A: Jordan-Matthews remains in first after the winter season, tying for first in men's basketball and finishing second in women's basketball. Eastern Randolph is now in a tie for second in the conference with Reidsville. Eastern Randolph finished third in wrestling while Reidsville placed third in women's basketball. Conference Standings: Jordan-Matthews 43, Eastern Randolph 37, Reidsville 37, Providence Grove 36, Bartlett Yancey 33.5, Graham 32, Cummings 29.

Northern Carolina 2-A: Roanoke Rapids maintains its first-place lead due to a conference crown in men's basketball. Franklinton is closing in and is now in second after second-place finishes in wrestling and men's and women's basketball. Louisburg moves into third thanks to a first-place finish in wrestling. Roanoke Rapids 48, Franklinton 46.5, Louisburg 40.5, Bunn 36.5, North Johnston 36.5, Warren County 16.5, Northwest Halifax 11.

Piedmont 2-A: The top three teams remain unchanged after the winter season. Trinity holds on to first after a dominating winter season, capturing league titles in men's basketball and wresting, and also second-place finishes in men's and women's swimming. Championships in men's and women's swimming keep Randleman in second. Wheatmore is still close behind after a second-place finish in wrestling and third place in men's and women's swimming. Conference Standings: Trinity 55.5, Randleman 44, Wheatmore 40.5, T.W Andrews 35, Carver 18.5, Atkins 17.5.

Class 2-A/3-A Conference Results:

Appalachian Athletic 2-A/3-A: West Henderson still sits atop the conference after the winter season. Tuscola is now in second after passing Franklin, which is still close behind as a result of a championship in women's basketball. Conference Standings: West Henderson 415, Tuscola 360, Franklin 350, Brevard 335, Pisgah 325, Smoky Mountain 260, East Henderson 250, North Henderson 250.

Northeastern Coastal 2-A/3-A: First Flight increased its first-place lead with championships in men's and women's swimming and a runner-up finish in wrestling. A conference crown in men's basketball keeps Northeastern in second while Currituck remains in third after a championship in wrestling and a second-place finish in men's swimming. Conference Standings: First Flight 64, Northeastern 55, Currituck 45, Edenton 44, Pasquotank 38, Hertford County 31, Bertie 20.

South Mountain 2-A/3-A: A women's swimming championship and a second- place finish in both men's and women's basketball helped keep Shelby atop the conference after the winter season. Freedom has moved into second after capturing league titles in women's basketball and wrestling. Patton is in third after finishing second in women's swimming and third in wrestling. Conference Standings: Shelby 61, Freedom 51.5, Patton 47.5, R-S Central 46.5, Chase 33, East Rutherford 32.5, Burns 31.

Waccamaw 2-A/3-A: The top spots in the conference remain the same after the winter season, as West Brunswick remains in first. South Brunswick has closed the gap and is still in second, while East Bladen sits in third after a first-place finish in women's basketball. Conference Standings: West Brunswick 56.5, South Brunswick 55.5, East Bladen 44.5, North Brunswick 39.5, West Bladen 38.5, Whiteville 35, South Columbus 30.5.

Class 3-A Conference Results:

Big East 3-A: Rocky Mount dominated the winter season with championships in men's and women's basketball and a second-place finish in wrestling to remain in first. Fike is in second after taking conference crowns in men's and women's swimming and finishing second in men's basketball. Nash Central passed Hunt for third place, finishing second in men's swimming as well as third in both wrestling and men's basketball. Conference Standings: Rocky Mount 107.5, Fike 98.5, Nash Central 94.5, Hunt 91.5, Northern Nash 81, Southern Nash 76.

Big South 3-A: Forestview is still the frontrunner in the league, tying for first in men's basketball and also capturing conference crowns in women's basketball and swimming. Ashbrook surpassed South Point to take over second with a first-place finish in men's swimming. Conference Standings: Forestview 129, Ashbrook 123.5, South Point 118, Crest 95.5, Kings Mountain 92, North Gaston 82.5, Hunter Huss 79.5.

Cape Fear Valley 3-A: Union Pines maintains its lead with a share of the championship in women's basketball along with a league title in wrestling. Western Harnett is now in second, with a first-place finish in men's indoor track and second place in women's track. Overhills drops to third, despite finishing second in men's indoor track and third in women's basketball. Conference Standings: Union Pines 61.5, Western Harnett 55.5, Overhills 53, Southern Lee 46, Westover 37.5, Douglas Byrd 37, Gray's Creek 33.5.

Carolina 3-A: Cardinal Gibbons remains in first after a winter season in which it placed first in both men's and women's swimming and shared the title in men's basketball. Chapel Hill finished second in both men's and women's swimming and is in second place overall in the conference. A championship in wrestling keeps Orange in third. Conference Standings: Cardinal Gibbons 58.5, Chapel Hill 51, Orange 40, Southern Vance 29.5, Northern Vance 24, J.F. Webb 24.

Coastal 3-A: South Central passes West Carteret and now sits in first as a result of a dominant winter season which included championships in men's and women's basketball and women's swimming. West Carteret is now in second while Havelock jumps to third all the way from sixth, thanks to a wrestling championship. Conference Standings: South Central 132, West Carteret 128.5, Havelock 116, D.H. Conley 112.5, Jacksonville 112.5, Washington 100, White Oak 99.5, West Craven 62.5.

Eastern Carolina 3-A: Championships in men's basketball, women's swimming, and wrestling move Charles B. Aycock into first by a single point after the winter season. Triton falls back to second, despite a championship in women's basketball and second-place finishes in men's swimming and wrestling. Eastern Wayne is now in third after a first- place finish in men's swimming and second in women's swimming. Conference Standings: C.B. Aycock 53.5, Triton 52.5, Eastern Wayne 46.5, South Johnston 42, Southern Wayne 31, North Lenoir 16.5.

Mid Piedmont 3-A: Ledford is still out in front after a conference crown in women's basketball and placing second in women's swimming. Runner up finishes in wrestling and men's swimming move Asheboro into second, while Northeast Guilford drops to third despite second-place finishes in men's and women's basketball. Conference Standings: Ledford 49.5, Asheboro 45.5, Northeast Guilford 43.5, North Forsyth 38, Southwestern Randolph 29, Southern Guilford 19.5.

Mid State 3-A: A dominating winter season with championships in men's basketball, men's and women's swimming keep Northern Guilford atop the conference. Walter Williams sits in second while Eastern Alamance solidifies its third-place position with second-place finishes in men's basketball and swimming. Conference Standings: Northern Guilford 139.5, Walter Williams 125.5, Eastern Alamance 118, McMichael 115, Morehead 102.5, Western Alamance 102.5, Rockingham County 94.5, Eastern Guildford 93.

North Piedmont 3-A: East Rowan remains in first in the conference after a successful winter season with championships in women's swimming and wrestling. Statesville is in second with North Iredell vaulting to third. Conference Standings: East Rowan 452.5, Statesville 420, North Iredell 410, South Rowan 407.5, Jesse Carson 390, West Rowan 382.5, West Iredell 357.5.

South Piedmont 3-A: Concord is able to maintain its lead over Hickory Ridge with great seasons in both men's and women's basketball. Hickory Ridge is barely ahead of Jay Robinson, which has jumped to third all the way from seventh after a fantastic winter season. Conference Standings: Concord 487.5, Hickory Ridge 417.5, Jay Robinson 415, Northwest Cabarrus 402.5, A.L. Brown 385, Mount Pleasant 362.5, Cox Mill 315, Central Cabarrus 210.

Class 3-A/4-A Conference Results:

Mega 7 3-A/4-A: Charlotte Catholic is still in first after another successful season with conference titles in women's basketball and men's and women's swimming. Olympic still sits in second, despite a championship in men's basketball and a runner-up finish in wrestling. East Gaston finished first in wrestling and second in men's and women's swimming, and finishes a close third behind Olympic. Conference Standings: Charlotte Catholic 70, Olympic 56.5, East Gaston 54, West Mecklenburg 42.5, Harding 38, E.E. Waddell 22.5, Garinger 11.5.

Mountain Athletic 3-A/4-A: T.C. Roberson holds the conference lead thanks to conference crowns in men's and women's swimming. A.C. Reynolds is still the runner-up with a first-place finish in women's basketball. North Buncombe has moved into third, passing Asheville. Conference Standings: T.C. Roberson 136, A.C. Reynolds 122, North Buncombe 100, Asheville 90, McDowell 84, Enka 75, Clyde Erwin 61.

Northwestern Athletic 3-A/4-A: Great seasons in men's and women's swimming along with men's basketball keep Watauga atop the conference standings after the winter season. Hickory remains in second while South Caldwell is now in third after passing Alexander Central. Conference Standings: Watauga 124.5, Hickory 115.5, South Caldwell 108, Alexander Central 101, St. Stephens 98.5, Fred T. Foard 90, Hibriten 82.5.

Southern Carolina 3-A/4-A: Marvin Ridge has increased its lead over Weddington as a result of championships in men's and women's swimming as well as a tie for second in men's basketball. Sun Valley now sits in third right behind second-place Weddington. Conference Standings: Marvin Ridge 550, Weddington 474.5, Sun Valley 460, Porter Ridge 457.5, Parkwood 345, Anson 262.5.

Class 4-A Conference Results:

Cap Seven 4-A: Broughton holds the lead after the winter season built upon a spectacular fall. Wakefield has closed the gap and remains in second with Enloe close behind in third after a championship in men's swimming. Conference Standings: Broughton 62, Wakefield 59.5, Enloe 56.5, Leesville Road 54.5, Millbrook 54, Sanderson 46.5, Wake Forest - Rolesville 31.

Central Piedmont 4-A: With two ties for first in men's and women's basketball, Mount Tabor controls the lead in the conference after the winter season. Reagan moves into a tie a for with R. J. Reynolds for second, thanks to a share of the men's basketball crown and a league title in women's swimming. R.J. Reynolds tied for first in women's basketball and also placed first in men's swimming. Conference Standings: Mount Tabor 515, Reagan 472.5, R.J. Reynolds 472.5, West Forsyth 460, Davie 405, North Davidson 375.

I-Meck 4-A: Conference crowns in both wrestling and women's basketball help Lake Norman retain its lead over Mallard Creek, which is now tied for second with North Mecklenburg. North Meck captured championships in both men's and women's swimming. Conference Standings: Lake Norman 64.5, Mallard Creek 51.5, North Mecklenburg 51.5, Hopewell 50, Mooresville 42.5, Vance 26, West Charlotte 22.

Metro 4-A: Pages edges out Grimsley for first after the winter, despite Grimsley's championships in men's and women's swimming. Western Guilford moves up a spot to third, thanks to a second-place finish in men's basketball, and third in both men's and women's swimming. Conference Standings: Page 67, Grimsley 66, Western Guilford 45, Southern Alamance 44.5, Southeast Guilford 41, Dudley 37, Ben Smith 21.5.

Mid-Eastern 4-A: With a sweep of the men's and women's swimming championships, Hoggard remains in first after the winter season. New Hanover captured a league title in men's basketball and is still in second. Rose sits in third thanks to a second-place finish in wrestling. Conference Standings: Hoggard 55.5, New Hanover 46.5, Rose 43, New Bern 36, Ashley 35.5, Laney 35.5.

Mid-South 4-A: Jack Britt is still atop the conference after the winter season, finishing first in wrestling. Terry Sanford took the men's basketball championship and remains in second. Third place belongs to South View after taking second in wrestling. Conference Standings: Jack Britt 60, Terry Sanford 49.5, South View 48, Seventy- First 33.5, Pine Forest 31.5, E.E. Smith 28, Cape Fear 26.

Pac-6 4-A: East Chapel Hill barely beats out Riverside for first in the conference, thanks to a sweep of the swimming championships and a second-place finish in men's basketball. Riverside captured conference crowns in both men's basketball and wrestling. Jordan is not far behind in third. Conference Standings: East Chapel Hill 57, Riverside 56, Jordan 52, Northern Durham 47, Person 31, Southern Durham 24.5, Hillside 22.5.

Piedmont Triad 4-A: The standings remain unchanged as Northwest Guilford still sits on top after a great winter season, finishing first in women's swimming and second in men's swimming, wrestling and women's basketball. Ragsdale is in second, winning a championship in men's basketball and taking second in women's swimming. East Forsyth is in third after a first-place finish in men's swimming. Conference Standings: Northwest Guilford 71.5, Ragsdale 64.5, East Forsyth 48.5, Southwest Guilford 47.5, High Point Central 46, Glenn 31, Parkland 23.

Southeastern 4-A: Pinecrest increases its first-place lead with league titles in men's basketball and wrestling. Scotland moves into a tie for second with Lumberton, thanks to second-place finishes in men's basketball and wrestling. Lumberton captured the women's basketball championship. Conference Standings: Pinecrest 53, Lumberton 38, Scotland 38, Richmond 33, Hoke County 22.5, Purnell Swett 20.5.

Southwestern 4-A: Ardrey Kell has overtaken Myers Park for the top spot in the conference, thanks to a tie for first in men's basketball and a first-place finish in wrestling. Myers Park drops to second despite a second-place finish in wrestling. Providence is still in third with championships in men's and women's swimming as well as a tie for first in men's basketball with Ardrey Kell. Conference Standings: Ardrey Kell 116.5, Myers Park 116, Providence 110.5, Butler 97, South Mecklenburg 87.5, East Mecklenburg 81.5, Independence 70.

Tri Nine 4-A: Championships in women's basketball and men's swimming help Green Hope secure the top spot in the conference after the winter season. Apex remains the runner-up, winning league titles in men's basketball and women's swimming. Panther Creek sits in third. Conference Standings: Green Hope 98.5, Apex 91.5, Panther Creek 81, Athens Drive 80, Middle Creek 71, Cary 70.5, Holly Springs 52, Fuquay- Varina 47, Lee County 35.5.


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