Green Hope and Cardinal Gibbons continued their dominance of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s all-sports competition during the 2012-13 school year.
Green Hope won the 4A competition for the fourth consecutive year, while Gibbons won its eighth straight title, including the 3A championship for the fourth straight time.
The Crusaders had won the 2A title for four straight years before moving to 3A.
The statewide Wells Fargo Cup awards points to schools for advancing in NCHSAA playoff competition. All teams that finish in the top eight positions, including ties, receive points.
Green Hope, which won state 4A titles in girls’ cross country, girls’ soccer and boys’ swimming, accumulated 555 points to easily outdistance second-place Broughton, which had 477.5 points.
The Falcons won three cups this year: the statewide Wells Fargo Cup, the Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the Tri-9 and the first-ever N&O Cup.
Nos. 10 through 15 in 4A were Wake County Schools: Southeast Raleigh (282.5), Wakefield (270), Cary (267.5), Leesville Road (255), Millbrook (250) and Apex (248.67).
Gibbons scored the most points (705 points) in the state. The Crusaders breezed to the Wells Fargo title and won state 3A championships in boys’ dual-team tennis, girls’ soccer, boys’ swimming, volleyball, boys’ cross country and girls’ cross country.
Waxhaw Marvin Ridge was second with 662.5 points, and Chapel Hill was fourth, netting 420 points.
Nontraditional success: Nontraditional schools did very well in the Wells Fargo competition.
The NCHSAA’s three nonboarding parochial schools finished among the top three in their classifications in the all-sports competition.
Gibbons won in 3A, and Charlotte Catholic was third. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness was second in 1A.
Four of the top five finishers in 1A were nontraditional schools: Lake Norman Charter, McGuinness, N.C. Science & Math and Raleigh Charter.
Lincoln Charter tied for No. 12, and Winston-Salem Prep was 14.
All-state baseball: Fuquay-Varina, the NCHSAA 4A baseball runner-up, placed four players on the ncpreps.com all-state baseball team.
Garrett Suggs, Brett Daniels, D.J. Burt and Nick Stuart made the 37-player 4A team.
Other local players on the 4A team were Holly Springs’ Brian Fortier and Green Hope’s Thomas Yoder.
Gibbons’ Stephen Scott and Robbie Thorburn made the 3A team.
Cary Hall of Fame: Nominations for the Cary High Sports Hall of Fame can be submitted until June 30. Forms are available in the front office and on the school’s website.