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South Brunswick wins conference's Wachovia Cup

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

CHAPEL HILL—South Brunswick High School has won the year-long Wachovia Conference Cup competition for the Waccamaw Conference.

The Wachovia Conference Cup, sponsored annually by Wachovia Bank, N.A., and sanctioned by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, recognizes high school sports programs that achieve the best overall performance within their respective athletic conferences. Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

The Wachovia Conference Cup, formerly known as the Wachovia Trophy, is a companion to the Wachovia Cup, a statewide award give to schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance in each of the four classifications.

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

In the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference, South Brunswick broke the tie for first place after the winter sports and pulled ahead of Pender to clinch the top spot in the conference.

South took conference crowns in golf and soccer. Pender finished the season with conference titles in women’s track and softball.

Final conference standings: South Brunswick 138.5, Pender 125, North Brunswick 97.5, Whiteville 94.5, Heide Trask 71.5, South Columbus 70 and East Columbus 56.

In the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, Hoggard was the Cup winner. With a tie for first place in baseball and championships in golf, tennis and men’s track, Hoggard was able to clinch the Cup again. New Hanover followed in second place with second-place finishes in tennis and golf.

Final conference standings: Hoggard 115, New Hanover 87, Laney 77.5, Jacksonville 70, White Oak 67.5, Ashley 66.5 and West Brunswick 42.5.