Local Schools In Contention for Wells Fargo Cup After Fall Season

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Tabb's field hockey team helped the Tigers rank second in the first Wells Fargo Cup Standings. (file photo)
Tabb’s field hockey team helped the Tigers rank second in the first Wells Fargo Cup Standings. (File Photo)

Three Historic Triangle schools stand in the top five rankings for their respective groups in the Wells Fargo Cup with one season of the 2015-16 school year completed.

The Cup is a competition that recognizes the best all-around athletics programs in the state each school year.

Teams earn points in the Wells Fargo Cup by placing within the top eight during state competition. Winning a state championship earns a school 50 points, while finishing eighth in the state earns a school 15 points.

Teams are currently competing in the winter season, and will compete in the spring season before winners will be decided based on total points accumulated through the three seasons.

Tabb is currently the highest ranked local school with a second-place standing in Group 3A after collecting 125 points in the fall. Tabb’s points stemmed from a first-place finish in field hockey, a second-place finish in cheerleading and a fifth-place finish in girls cross-country.

Warhill currently holds a fifth-place ranking in Group 3A after logging 110 points. The Lions earned a state championship in volleyball, a sixth-place finish in boys cross-country and a fourth-place finish in golf.

Grafton sits ranked third in Group 4A with 90 points after its girls and boys cross-country teams placed sixth in the state meet. The Clippers also scored points with a third-place finish in cheerleading.

Three other Historic Triangle schools earned points in the Wells Fargo Cup for the fall season.

In Group 4A, Lafayette sits in ninth place after collecting 57.5 points in the fall. The Lafayette girls cross-country team finish fourth in the state, while the football team lost in the third round of the Group 4A playoffs.

Also in Group 4A, Jamestown is tied for 16th place after earning 45 points. All of Jamestown’s points resulted from a second-place finish in volleyball.

Rounding out the point earners from the Historic Triangle is Bruton in Group 2A. The Panthers are in 19th place after earning 35 points from a fifth-place finish in girls cross-country.

To see the full Wells Fargo Cup standings from the fall, click here.