N-C leads Wachovia Conference Cup race

With a conference championship in volleyball and second-place finishes in football and men’s cross-country, Newton-Conover High School is atop the Wachovia Conference Cup standings after the fall sports season.
Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, on Monday announced the standings for fall sports in the Wachovia Conference Cup competitions for the 2010-2011 sports season.
The Wachovia Cup award recognizes 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 athletic conference.
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 Catawba Valley 2-A conference Newton-Conover sits atop the conference. J.C. Draughn finished third in both women’s soccer and tennis, and is currently second overall. Maiden is not far behind in third with a championship in women’s tennis.
Finishing just ahead of second-place Hickory, in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference, Watauga took fall championships in volleyball and women’s cross country, and tied for first in women’s tennis with Hickory, who also finished first in men’s soccer. Alexander Central is third not far behind the top two, thanks to championships in football and women’s golf.