Salado named best in state in UIL competition in 2A division
After a late season rise in the standings, Salado High School captured its second Conference 2A UIL Lone Star Cup win today (July 1). The Eagles excelled in the spring winning state championships in academics and girls golf, finishing third at state in one-act play and boys golf, and advancing to the state semifinals in baseball.
The announcement was made official on July 1 after a two-week waiting period when the final standings were released June 17.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment as it represents the highest overall academic, athletic, and fine arts performances for all 241 high schools at the 2A level in the State of Texas,” stated Salado ISD Superintendent Michael Novotny.
Bolstering Salado’s performance in the race for the Lone Star Cup were fall sports, including Boys Cross Country, which placed second at the State Meet, girls basketball playoff appearance and boys basketball, which was a Regional semi-finalist team.
Spring competitors who scored for Salado were the softball team for their playoff appearance, girls golf team State champions, boys golf team third place, UIL Academic State champions, UIL One Act Play third in state and boys baseball team State semi-finalists.
This is the second time that Salado has won the Lone Star Cup, making it one of only three 2A schools to earn the award multiple times since its inception in 1998. Holliday has won the Lone Star Cup four times and Brock has won it twice in the 2A division.
The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to five high schools, one in each of the five UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A), based on their team performance in district and state championships. The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.
Other winners of the Lone Star Cup were Southlake Carroll (5A), Cedar Park (4A), Argyle (3A) and Weimar (1A).
Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is open to all UIL participant high schools.
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 season.