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Mathews currently atop Wells Fargo Cup standings

Buoyed by the success of its boys’ and girls’ cross country teams and volleyball, Mathews High School currently stands atop the Virginia High School League’s Group 1A standings in the race for the Wells Fargo Cup.

Mathews joins R.E. Lee-Staunton, Loudoun Valley, Grafton, Deep Run and Ocean Lakes as the group leaders following the fall sports season. All six schools are aiming to win a first cup.

First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports—the state champions’ state champion.

Cups are presented for athletic and academic activities to the top school in each of the league’s enrollment groups. The winner of the Wells Fargo Cup is determined by a point system based on performance in state championship events. Points are awarded for all sanctioned sports in the following manner: 50 for first place, 45 for second place, 40...

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