Lone Star Cup

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The Texas Lone Star Cup is given by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and is based on a school district’s combined academic and athletic achievements. All UIL member high schools in good academic and athletic eligibility standing will be included for contention. The cup is sponsored by Texas Dodge Dealers.

What the UIL recognizes[edit]

This annual program recognizes five high schools, one in each of the five UIL classifications (5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A), based on their overall team achievement in the following sanctioned 2005-06 UIL Athletic/Academic championships (all classes unless otherwise noted):

Team Sports[edit]

  • Boys' Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Soccer (Class AAAA and AAAAA only)
  • Girls' Basketball, Soccer (Class AAAA and AAAAA only), Softball, and Volleyball

Individual Sports[edit]

  • Boys' Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, Swimming & Diving (Class AAAA and AAAAA only), and Wrestling
  • Girls' Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, Swimming & Diving (Class AAAA and AAAAA only), and Wrestling
  • Boys & Girls' (co-ed) Team Tennis (Class AAAA and AAAAA only)

Non-Athletic Competitions[edit]

  • Marching Band (this is a biennial event, Class A, AA, and AAAA compete in different years from Class AAA and AAAAA; points will count only in the years when the school competes)
  • One-Act Play
  • All academic events included in the State Academic Meet

Sports/Activities Not Included[edit]

Any athletic, academic or other competition not specifically listed above will not be included in the Lone Star Cup standings.

Points and Standings[edit]

Standings for the Lone Star Cup are compiled via a year-long accumulation of points based on team success at the district and state level in the UIL activities listed above.

Rankings in state or national polls do not count in Lone Star Cup standings.

Lone Star Cup points are accrued as follows:

Athletic Contests[edit]

Team Sports[edit]

  • Regular Season: District Championship and Play-off Berth--4
  • Regular Season: Play-off Berth Only--2
  • Playoffs: Each Victory or Advancement via Bye or Forfeit--2

Overall Team Standings in Individual Sports (State Meet only, not including Team Tennis)[edit]

  • First Place--10
  • Second Place--8
  • Third Place--6
  • Fourth Place--4
  • Fifth Place--2

Team Tennis (State Meet only)[edit]

  • State Championship--10
  • State Runner-up--8
  • State Semifinalist--5

Academic Competitions[edit]

Overall Team Standings in One Act Play (State Meet only)[edit]

  • First Place--10
  • Second Place--8
  • Third Place--6


Academic Events[edit]

  • District Championship--4
  • Regional Championship--4
  • Overall Team Standings in State Meet:
    • First Place--10
    • Second Place--8
    • Third Place--6
    • Fourth Place--4
    • Fifth Place--2

Music Competitions[edit]

Marching Band[edit]

  • Area Championship--4
  • Overall Standings in State Meet:
    • First Place--10
    • Second Place--8
    • Third Place--6
    • Fourth Place--4
    • Fifth Place--2

In the event of a team championship tie (common in academic events) or a tie in the final standings for the individual sports and academic competitions, the schools will split the allotted points of that place and the place immediately following.

  • Example: A two-way tie for third in the Boys' Cross Country competition would result in 10 points (6 points for third place plus 4 points for fourth place) being split between the two teams; thus, each team would receive five points.

Official Tie Breakers[edit]

If two schools in the same classification finish the UIL athletic/academic year tied atop the Lone Star Cup point standings, the overall winner will be determined as follows:

  • First tiebreaker--most overall state championships in all activities included in the Lone Star Cup program
  • Second tiebreaker--most total points received at the State Academic Meet
  • Third tiebreaker--most district championships in team sports included in the Lone Star Cup program

Prior Lone Star Cup Champions[edit]

The award began with the 1997-98 school year. [1]

School Year Class A Class AA Class AAA Class AAAA Class AAAAA
1997-98 (tie) Karnack/Windthorst Hamilton (tie) Aledo/Dripping Springs Highland Park San Antonio Churchill
1998-99 Windthorst Holliday Sweeny Highland Park Kingwood High
1999-2000 Karnack Holliday Wimberley Highland Park San Antonio Churchill
2000-01 Shiner Celina Abilene Wylie Southlake Carroll Kingwood High
2001-02 Shiner Holliday Atlanta Southlake Carroll Austin Westlake
2002-03 Windthorst Weimar Canyon Highland Park Kingwood High
2003-04 Windthorst Holliday Canyon Highland Park Kingwood High
2004-05 Windthorst Holliday Canyon Highland Park Kingwood High
2005-06 Lindsay Argyle Abilene Wylie Highland Park The Woodlands
2006-07 Lindsay Tatum Canyon Highland Park Plano West
2007-08 Lindsay Salado(*) Canyon Highland Park The Woodlands
2008-09 Lindsay Brock Argyle Friendswood The Woodlands
2009-10 Cayuga Brock Lucas Lovejoy Friendswood The Woodlands
2010-11 Lindsay Cameron Yoe Lucas Lovejoy Boerne Champion The Woodlands
2011-12[2] Lindsay White Oak Argyle Lake Travis Southlake Carroll

NOTE: In 2007-2008, Salado and Poth tied with 60 points. Salado won on the tiebreaker of number of state championships won that year – it won two (Boys' Golf and Baseball) while Poth did not win any.

References[edit]

  1. ^ UIL: Media: Lonestar Cup Champions
  2. ^ Doelle, Chris (July 2, 2012). "Southlake & Lake Travis break records among UIL Lone Star Cup Winners". Lone Star Gridiron. 

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