Rochester Lourdes in Class 1A and Edina in 2A narrowly lead in the quest for the 2005-06 Minnesota State High School League Challenge Cup.
In 1A, the Blake School of Minneapolis, last year's Challenge Cup winner, is currently in sixth place. Others in the top 10 in 1A are Staples-Motley, Visitation of Mendota Heights, Breck School of Golden Valley, St. Cloud Cathedral, Adrian, Perham, Albany and Lake of the Woods in Baudette.
Lakeville, winner of the last two 2A Challenge Cup titles, is now split into two schools. Lakeville North is currently in fifth place, with Lakeville South in ninth. Other 2A schools in the top 10 are Stillwater, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Burnsville, Woodbury and Mahtomedi.
The MSHSL and Wells Fargo, the league's premier sponsor, co-sponsor the Challenge Cup to recognize and reward MSHSL member schools for their overall success in athletics and fine arts.
Points are awarded to schools based on their participation in section and state tournament play. The two schools, one in each class, that earn the most points are awarded the Challenge Cup trophy, which moves each year to the winning schools.
The MSHSL and Wells Fargo will name the 2006 Challenge Cup champions after the final June state tournaments. Standings after winter tournaments will be posted on the MSHSL Web site in April.
For a complete list of Challenge Cup point totals following the 2005 fall tournament season, check out the MSHSL Web site at www.mshsl.org. Click on the Recognition link on the home page, then click on the Challenge Cup link.
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