Washington wins another Wells Fargo Cup

Published 5:43 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Wells Fargo Cup might be getting comfortable at Washington High School, as the Pam Pack reeled in its fifth cup in six years, and fourth time in a row after this season.

Since 1979, the Wells Fargo Cup has gone to the school in which had the best overall interscholastic sports program in each of the four classifications: 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.

In Cup competition, points are awarded for all sports by how they finish the season amongst their competitors. 50 points for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth and so on by intervals of five.

The Pam Pack finished in first place in baseball, softball, men’s golf, and women’s track as well as boys and girls soccer this season to create some separation between them and the rest of the conference. Lady Pam Pack basketball scored a third-place finish, while ending the seasons fifth in volleyball, boy’s basketball and football.

“To win the Wells Fargo Cup four times in a row and five of the last six years is quite an accomplishment for an athletic program, especially in the highly competitive conferences we’ve been a part of,” Washington Athletic Director Jon Blank said. “Washington athletics is huge for this town because our kids go out and represent this community with such a positive manner. Everyone around knows that Washington is the place to be for playing sports.”

The Pam Pack will add it’s fifth cup later this summer as trophies are delivered through the mail. Banners are usually presented to the top eight teams of each classification annually at a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football game every fall.

“It speaks a lot about the people that we have here for all of our sports to be reach such a high-level,” Blank said. “ Our coaches and student-athletes put so much time and energy into their efforts, it’s rewarding to know that we are honored as the best around.”

Washington finished with 750 overall points, 227.5 points higher than second placed Ayden-Grifton. Now that the Pam Pack has claimed it’s fourth straight Cup, the slate is wiped clean, and they’ll look to begin the strive for five. It all starts when the ball is placed on the tee for the Pam Pack football team in August.