Southlake Carroll Earns Second Place in UIL Lone Star Cup Competition
Jun 22, 2018 11:11AM
● By Maleesa Johnson
The University Interscholastic League (UIL), the governing body over Texas High School athletic and academic competitions, created the Lone Star Cup in 1997. Since then, Southlake has been no stranger to bringing the award home.
The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A through 6A), based on team performances in district and state championships. This includes State and Area Marching Band, Tennis, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Girls and Boys Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track & Field, Academics, One Act Play, Softball and Baseball performances.
The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.
Although Southlake came up shy of winning – Conroe The Woodlands took it home this year – the accomplished high school already has a shelf full of the prestigious cups. The Dragons won their first Cup in 4A competition during 2000-2001 school year and earned another in the same category the following year. The Dragons returned to the scene again in 2011-2012, this time as 5A, and continued to win the cup for the next three school years.