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6/11/2013 12:41:00 PM
Northwest, Northern win Wells Fargo Conference Cups
Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2012-13 academic year.
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Mike Shaw

Two of Guilford County Schools' most decorated high school athletic programs will soon have to clear another space in each of their trophy cases for even more hardware.

Northern and Northwest Guilford will make space for their latest achievement - the Wells Fargo Conference Cup - later this fall after great spring sports seasons for both schools.

Wells Fargo and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2012-13 academic year on June 11.

The Wells Fargo Cup Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA, is awarded to high schools that achieved the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within the state's four classifications.

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup, a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup, recognizes schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within individual conferences.

In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.

Northwest Guilford tallied 121 points throughout the 2012-13 year to take the Piedmont Triad 4-A conference cup. The Vikings dominated with championships in baseball, softball, men's golf, men's tennis and men's outdoor track and field during the spring sports season. East Forsyth and Southwest Guilford finished second and third respectively.

Northern Guilford finished the 2012-13 year with an impressive 241.5 points to win the Mid State 3-A conference cup. The Nighthawks finished their campaign with a strong spring season finishing first in men's lacrosse, men's tennis and men's and women's track and field. The school also tied for first in women's soccer with Walter Williams. Eastern Alamance and Walter Williams placed second and third respectively.

Each winner will be presented with an engraved silver cup and banner for display at their schools. The awards will be presented during at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill football game this fall.

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