East Lincoln won the Southern Piedmont 1-A/2-A Wachovia Conference Cup after fending off North Lincoln, who came in a close second thanks to a fantastic spring season.
The Mustangs finished with 209 points. The Knights were only five points behind.
Lincolnton was third with 182 points while West Lincoln finished fourth. Highland Tech, Cherryville, Bessemer city and Challenger wrapped up the standings.
The Conference Cup, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high school with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within each of the NCHSAA's conferences.
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In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play, but each conference determines its own method of awarding points.