County schools at or near bottom in Wells Fargo Cup standings

Jun. 12, 2013 @ 06:34 AM

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and Wells Fargo has released the final 2012-13 Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings, and Rutherford County high schools bring up the back half of their respective conferences.

The standing are based upon a points system determined by each conference. Points are awards based on confrence standings and particiapation is all sports throughout the academic year.

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

Thomas Jefferson finished sixth out of eight schools in the Western Highlands Conference with 148.5 points. Hendersonville (190.5) claimed the conference crown while only Mitchell (132) and Madison (129) finished behind the Gryphons. This finish mirrors its sixth-place finish in the 2011-12 Cup standings.

The remaining county schools, R-S Central, East Rutherford and Chase, also comprised the bottom half of the seven-menber South Mountain Athletic Conference.

R-S Central, with 62 points, led the group with a fourth-place finish behind Shelby, Patton and Freedom. This was a one-spot improvement for the school after finishing fifth in the 2011-12 standings.

East Rutherford dropped from fourth place in 2011-12 to sixth this year with 57.5 points while Chase finished last with only 45.5 points, the same place they finished in 2011-12.

Western Highlands 1-A/2-A Conference Standings: Hendersonville 190.5, Charles D. Owen 183, Polk County 175.5, Mountain Heritage 163.5, Avery County 150.5, Thomas Jefferson 148.5, Mitchell 132, Madison 129.

South Mountain Athletic 2-A/3-A Conference Standings: Shelby 102, Patton 88, Freedom 86, R-S Central 62, Burns 60.5, East Rutherford 57.5, Chase 45.5.