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Local schools trail in Wachovia race

CHAPEL

HILL – The final standings for the 2004-2005 Wachovia Cup have been released.

Results in the Roanoke-Chowan area were mixed.

Two local schools finished well out of contention in the standings for the Northeastern Coastal 2-A/3-A Conference.

Hertford County finished sixth and Bertie eighth in the final standings for the Cup in the league. First Flight won the Wachovia Cup in its first each of existence.

The 1-A ranks saw Gates County come in fifth in the Four Rivers 1-A Conference. Williamston won the Four River with Northside finishing a distance second.

Northampton County High School – East moved up to fourth in the Tar-Roanoke Conference standings, finishing behind Franklinton, Durham School of the Arts and Louisburg.

County rival Northampton-West finished seventh just ahead of Rocky Mount Prep.

The Wachovia Conference Cup, sponsored annually by Wachovia 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 a 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 given to schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance in each of 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. Conferences are listed alphabetically by classification.