by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster High School finished in a fourth-place tie in the 2018-19 Wells Fargo Cup for athletics.
The winners were announced last week by the Virginia High School League (VHSL).
According to VHSL communication director Mike McCall, Auburn, Maggie Walker, Western Albemarle, Blacksburg, Deep Run and Cosby all re-claimed the top spots for Classes 1 through 6. This is the first time in cup history that all six schools repeated as cup champions under the six-classification system. It happened once during the three classification system during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years.
Auburn claimed its third Class 1 Wells Fargo Cup in three years with 605 points by winning six state titles including boys and girls cross country, girls soccer, girls tennis, baseball and softball. Riverheads was second with 357.5 and George Wythe-Wytheville third with 260.
Lancaster tied with Galax for fourth place with 240 points. Some 48 teams were awarded points in Class 1.
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