Whiteville wins spring Wells Fargo Cup Award

By: Staff report

RALEIGH — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, along with Wells Fargo, has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2017-18 sports season.

The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

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.

In the Three Rivers Class 1-A/2-A Conference, Whiteville was the frontrunner after the spring sports season with 123.8 points thanks to championships in softball and baseball, along with second-place finishes in boys tennis, boys and girls track, boys golf and girls soccer.

In second place was South Columbus with championships in boys golf and boys tennis, along with a second-place finish in softball. St. Pauls came in third place with championships in boys and girls track.

East Bladen took sixth place with 73.5 points after a championship in girls soccer. West Bladen was seventh in the 10-team conference with 58 points.

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Conference standings

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Whiteville …………… 123.8

South Columbus ….. 83.3

St. Pauls ………………. 82.5

Red Springs …………. 80

Fairmont ……………… 76

East Bladen ………….. 73.5

West Bladen ………… 58

East Columbus …….. 54

West Columbus ……. 46.5

South Robeson …….. 31.5

East Bladen is sixth, West Bladen seventh

Staff report