Monday, June 29, 2009

Myers Park, Charlotte Catholic: N.C.'s top athletic programs

For the second straight school year, Myers Park and Charlotte Catholic won Wachovia Cup awards as the must successful athletic programs in North Carolina in their classifications.

Myers Park won the N.C. High School Athletic Association's Class 4A award, and Charlotte Catholic was the state's top 3A program.

Myers Park won state championships in girls’ tennis and boys’ soccer, had second-place finishes in girls’ cross country and girls’ track, a third place in boys’ golf and top-eight finishes in girls’ swimming, boys’ basketball and boys’ tennis.

Wachovia Cup points are awarded to the top eight playoff teams in every sport. State championships are worth 50 points, runner-ups 45, third-place 40, etc.

Myers Park had 480 points, followed by Morrisville Green Hope (457.5), Butler (372.5), Mount Tabor (362.5) and Southeast Raleigh (337.5).

“Congratulations to our student-athletes, their coaches, the Mustang Club and the loyal Mustang fans who supported their efforts,” said Greg Clewis, Myers Park’s athletics director. “A real reason to celebrate a great year for the Mustangs.”

Charlotte Catholic held off a strong spring performance by Lake Norman to win the 3A championship. Catholic’s top finish in the spring was third in boys’ tennis, while Lake Norman won boys’ tennis and baseball.

In the winter, Charlotte Catholic won state titles in girls’ swimming, finished second in boys’ swimming and were top-eight in boys’ basketball. The Cougars won a fall state championship in boys’ soccer, and had five other fall sports earn playoff points.

Charlotte Catholic had 487.5 points, followed by Lake Norman (432.5), Skyland Roberson (427.5) and Marvin Ridge (387.5).

Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons won the 2A championship, and Kernersville Bishop McGuinness was the 1A champion.

- Cliff Mehrtens

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NCHSAA Wachovia Cup Standings (final)
Class 4A
1. Myers Park 480 points
2. Morrisville Green Hope 457.5
3. Butler 372.5
4. Mount Tabor 362.5
5. Southeast Raleigh 337.55
6. Ardrey Kell 302.5
7. Providence 290
8. West Charlotte 285
9. East Chapel Hill 275
10. New Bern 270
11. Raleigh Leesville Road 265
12. Northwest Guilford 257.5
13. Raleigh Millbrook 247.5
14. Wilmington Hoggard 237.5
(tie) North Mecklenburg 237.5

Class 3A
1. Charlotte Catholic 487.5
2. Lake Norman 432.5
3. Skyland Roberson 427.5
4. Marvin Ridge 387.5
5. Greensboro Dudley 385
6. Asheville 300
7. Winston-Salem Parkland 275
8. Jacksonville White Oak 255
(tie) Gastonia Forestview 255
10. Eastern Wayne 235
11. Jamestown Ragsdale 217.5
12. Waynesville Tuscola 207.5
(tie) Hickory 207.5
14. Nash Central 205
(tie) Pfafftown Reagan 205

Class 2A
1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 657.5
2. Salisbury 500
3. Orange 322.5
4. Shelby 272.5
(tie) Carrboro 272.5
6. East Lincoln 255
7. Burlington Cummings 247.5
8. Swansboro 237.5
9. Lenoir Hibriten 235
(tie) Pittsboro Northwood 235
11. Newton-Conover 230
(tie) West Henderson 230
13. Black Mountain Owen 225
(tie) Kill Devil Hills First Flight 225
15. Mayodan McMichael 200

Class 1A
1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 562.5
2. Hampstead Topsail 482.5
3. Hendersonville 450
4. Polk County 365
5. Raleigh Charter 322.5
6. N.C. School Of Science and Math 320
7. Mount Airy 312.5
8. East Surry 280
9. Winton-Salem Preparatory 250
10. Robbinsville 247.5
11. Albemarle 227.5
12. Elkin 212.5
13. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 210
14. Manteo 207.5
15. Pender 200
(tie) West Wilkes 200

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