Hidden Valley and James River are off to a good start in pursuit of the 2012-13 Wells Fargo Cup, emblematic of the top overall athletic program in each of the VHSL’s three classifications.
The Titans are No. 2 in Group AA with 105 points after a runner-up finish in volleyball, a fourth-place finish in girls cross country and a sixth-place effort in boys cross country.
Points are distributed on a 50-45-40-35-30-25-20-15 basis for top-eight finishes in state competition.
Grafton leads the Group AA standings with 117 1/2 points. Blacksburg is tied for third with 100, while Christiansburg and Salem are tied for fifth with 87 1/2.
Blacksburg and Hidden Valley have combined to win six of the last seven Group AA Cups, with the Bruins winning four times during that span including last year.
James River has 102 1/2 points, trailing only Wilson Memorial’s 142 1/2 in Group A. The Knights picked up 45 points for a runner-up finish in golf, 35 in girls cross country and 22 1/2 in volleyball.
Radford is seventh in Group A with 75 points. Giles is tied for eighth with 72 1/2 points.
Chantilly leads the Group AAA standings with 120 points. Patrick Henry is tied for 35th with 22 1/2 points.
The standings will be updated following the winter season, which includes basketball, wrestling, swimming and indoor track.