Pine Lake Prep is the winner of the 2018-19 Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the PAC 7 1A, but was runner-up to a rival in the state standings.
With 193 points, the Pride finished in first place after spring conference championships in boys golf, girls track and boys tennis, along with second-place finishes in men’s track, softball and baseball. Earlier in the year, the girls swimming team was conference champions, as the boys were second. The boys soccer team and boys basketball (part of a three-way tie) were also runners-up.
Though Community School of Davidson was a close second in the PAC 7, the Spartans finished first in the state Wells Fargo standings, 47.5 points ahead of Pine Lake. CSD had conference championships in boys basketball, boys soccer and boys swimming.
In the I-Meck 4A race, Mooresville came in second to Hough following spring championships in baseball, softball and boys track. Lake Norman came in third, wrapping up the year with second-place finishes in softball, girls soccer and boys golf.
Despite claiming state championships in individual wrestling and baseball, Mooresville did not crack the top 10 in the state cup standings.
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.
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.