Orangefield program finishes in Top 25 in Lone Star Cup
The University Interscholastic League announced the six winners of the 2018-19 UIL Lone Star Cup honoring the state’s top high school programs.
The Orangefield athletic program finished tied for 24th overall in the Class 3A standings while Sabine pass was tied for 21st in the 2A standings.
Southlake Carroll returned to the top of its class in Conference 6A, winning its seventh overall UIL Lone Star Cup. The Dragons won state championships in girls and boys swimming & diving, girls soccer and baseball, and placed teams in the top five at state in girls and boys cross country, girls golf and spirit. The seventh Cup victory places the Dragons in a tie for third-most UIL Lone Star Cup wins.
In Conference 5A, Dallas Highland Park extended its lead of the most all-time UIL Lone Star Cup victories with its 11thwin. The Scots earned 124 points (tied with Argyle for most of any school in 2018-19) with state championships in football, girls soccer, boys golf and team tennis. Dallas Highland Park also had state bronze medal winners in academics, boys wrestling and boys swimming & diving.
Argyle extended its record streak by earning its eighth consecutive UIL Lone Star Cup victory. The Conference 4A winner took home state championships in academics, girls basketball and baseball, and earned state runners-up in marching band and boys golf. The win gives the Eagles a total of 10 Cup victories, which is the second most all-time.
Brock went back-to-back, winning its second consecutive UIL Lone Star Cup in Conference 3A. The Eagles were state silver medalists in boys basketball, state semifinalists in softball and made deep playoff runs in football, volleyball, girls basketball and baseball. This is the third time in school history that Brock has won back-to-back UIL Lone Star Cups (2009-10, 2015-16, 2018-19).
Mason captured its second UIL Lone Star Cup victory with a school-record 76 points in Conference 2A. The Punchers were state champions in football, state semifinalists in girls basketball and earned points for the most match wins at state tennis. Mason also earned points in academics by winning district, region and placing fifth at state.
In Conference 1A, Nazareth earned its third-consecutive UIL Lone State Cup. With a state championship in girls basketball, state semifinalist in boys basketball and third-place state team in girls cross country, the Swifts earned 62 total points in 2018-19. Nazareth’s academics, tennis, football and baseball teams also contributed points toward the victory.
The UIL Lone Star Cup recognizes six high schools (one in each of the six UIL conferences) based on their overall team achievement in a variety of sanctioned academic, athletic and music championships. All UIL member high schools in good standing are included for contention for the UIL Lone Star Cup. Trophy presentations will take place in the fall at events chosen by the winning schools.
The UIL Lone Star Cup program began during the 1997-98 school year.
Below are the Top 10 schools along with Sotheast Texas schools in the Top 25 in each conference for this year’s UIL Lone Star Cup Standings:
- Southlake Carroll 120; 2. Austin Wesdtlake 104; 3. Lewisville Flower Mound 92; 4. Conroe The Woodlands 91; 5. Allen 85; 6. Fort Bend Ridge Point 68; 7. Austin Vandegriff 67.5; 8. Duncanville 67; 9. Laredo United 64; 10. Austin Lake Travis 63.5.
- Dallas Highland Park 124; 2. Dripping Springs 92; 3. Georgetown 76; 4. Cedar Park 75; 5. Lucas Lovejoy 73; 6. Frisco Wakeland 72; 7. Aledo 63 and Kerrville Tivy 63; 9. Boerne Champion and Friendswood 61.
- Argyle 124; 2. Canyon 110; 3. Liberty Hill 92; 4. Melissa 89; 5. Decatur 88; 6. Midlothian Heritage 85; 7. La Vernia 68; 8. Huffman Hargrave 66; 9. Andrews and Stephenville 65.
- Brock 79; 2. Wall 70; 3. Holliday 66; 4. Lago Vista 57; 5. Blanco, Bushland and Corpus Christi London 54; Grandview and Malakoff 48; 10. Atlanta and Goliad 47. 24. Orangefield 34.
- Mason 76; 2. Sundown 68; 3. Thorndale 66; 4. Linday 61; 5. Martin’s Mill 57; 6. Grapeland 56; 7. Crawford and Windthorst; 9. Refugio 52; 10. Gruver 50. 21. Sabine Pass 36.
- Nazareth 62; 2. Gail Borden County 59; 3. Abbott and Dodd City 54; 5. D’Hanis 50; 6. Moulton 43; 7. Clyde Eula, Garden City and Neches 42; 10. Mclean, Ropesville Ropes and Slidell 40.