The NCHSAA recently announced the Wells Fargo Cup standings for Western North Carolina conferences. Here is where things stand after the completion of the fall sports season:
Smoky Mountain 1-A: Swain County jumps out in front of the field this fall, with a first-place finish in men’s and women’s cross country and second place in football. Murphy and Hayesville are neck and neck in second place. Murphy had third-place finishes in football and men’s and women’s cross country, while volleyball was the top finish for Hayesville. Conference Standings: Swain County 51, Murphy 43, Hayesville 42.5, Robbinsville 31, Rosman 30.5, Highlands 26.5, Cherokee 25, Blue Ridge 23.5, Hiwassee Dam 16, Andrews 15, Nantahala 6.
Western Highlands 1-A/2-A: Hendersonville leaps out in front of the pack after the fall season, with championships in football, women’s tennis, women’s golf and women’s cross country. The Bearcats also had runner-up titles in men’s soccer, men’s cross country and volleyball. Avery County and Polk County are tied for second in the Cup standings. Avery County had second-place finishes in women’s tennis and women’s golf. Polk County earned conference titles in men’s soccer, men’s cross country and volleyball. Conference Standings: Hendersonville 83, Avery County 63, Polk County 63, Mountain Heritage 61, Charles D. Owen 54.5, Madison 41, Mitchell 35.5.
Western North Carolina Athletic 2A-3A: With a solid fall performance, West Henderson beats out Smoky Mountain for the top spot, thanks to conference crowns in volleyball and women’s tennis and a second-place finish in football. Smoky Mountain took home the league title in men’s cross country and had a second place finish in women’s cross country. Franklin takes third with a first place finish in football and a second place finish in men’s soccer. Conference Standings: West Henderson 37.5, Smoky Mountain 34, Franklin 32.5, Brevard 25, North Henderson 24.5, Pisgah 23.5, Tuscola 20.5, East Henderson 17.5.
Mountain Athletic 3-A/4-A: T.C. Roberson is in first after the fall, thanks to capturing titles in women’s cross country, women’s tennis and men’s soccer. There is a tie for second place in the Cup standings between A.C. Reynolds and Asheville. A.C. Reynolds finished first in volleyball and football while Asheville won the men’s cross country title. Conference Standings: T.C. Roberson 82, A.C. Reynolds 72, Asheville 72, North Buncombe 57, Enka 55, McDowell 27, Clyde Erwin 27.
The complete standings can be found here.