In a tight battle that saw the top five teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference separated by just 24 points, Forbush held on to claim the Wachovia Conference Cup.
The Wachovia Conference Cup, formerly the Wachovia Trophy, is given to each school that tallies the most points in their respective conferences. Each conference decides its number of points to award to the higher finishing teams.
Thanks to conference titles in men’s golf as well as women’s soccer, and solid seasons in softball and baseball, Forbush tallied 123 points for the season. Wilkes Central finished second with 119 points after taking the MVAC baseball championship and men’s tennis title, as well as finishing second in women’s soccer. Starmount finished third with 108 points, aided by an MVAC championship in men’s track and a second place finish in softball.
Elkin finished the year in fourth place with 105 points, including good finishes in men’s tennis and baseball.
The Huskies ended up the 2010-2011 campaign taking fifth place in the standings. Ashe was off to a fast start in the fall, sitting in third place after a second place finish in women’s tennis and a third place finish in women’s golf.
After the winter sports season, the Huskies were still holding strong in fourth place with 63 points, just 13 off of the lead. The Lady Huskies captured another MVAC basketball championship while the men’s basketball team took home second place, and the Husky grapplers did well enough to earn points in the standings.
During the spring, Ashe picked up the conference crown in women’s track and captured third place in women’s soccer to add points down the stretch. All in all, Ashe finished the year with 99 points, well enough for fifth. West Wilkes was sixth with 83.5 points, followed by East Wilkes with 80, North Wilkes with 65 and Alleghany with 54.5 points.
In other area conferences, Watauga earned first place in the Wachovia Conference Cup, representing the Northwestern Athletic 3A/4A Conference. The Pioneers finished the year with 193.5 points, thanks in large part to conference titles in men’s and women’s track, as well as men’s tennis to close out the 2011 sports year. In the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference, Avery County finished fifth with 142 points.