A conference championship in softball and a runner-up finish in men’s golf helped lift the North Lincoln Knights to a third-place finish in the final standings of the Wells Fargo Cup, sponsored by the bank and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
“The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications,” a press release said. “Wells Fargo Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer than eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Cup points.”
North Lincoln finished behind first-place Carrboro and Cuthbertson. Carrboro took the top spot for the second year in a row.
Lake Norman Charter, a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference rival of North Lincoln, took first place in the 1A classification. Lincoln Charter tied with Elkin for 12th place.