Liberty Hill finishes third in Lone Star Cup standings



Liberty Hill capped a banner year with a third-place finish in the UIL’s Lone Star Cup Standings.

Teams compile points in the competition through athletic, academic, and musical achievement in UIL-sanctioned events. And after sending teams to state in football, volleyball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls cross country — Liberty Hill was clearly among the top programs in Class 4A.

Liberty Hill finished in third place with 90 points, behind Argyle and Abilene Wylie in Conference 4A.

“It is an honor to finish that high in the Lone Star Cup,” Liberty Hill Athletic Director Jerry Vance said in an email. “We finished behind Argyle and Abilene Wylie, so to be in the company of these perennial powerhouses is an honor for sure. I guess it goes to show what kind of total program we have.”

Argyle, which won the Lone Star Cup for the fourth consecutive year, and sixth overall, finished with 127 points. The Eagles won state championships in academics, baseball, girls basketball, boys golf, and marching band. They also went to the state tournament in football and volleyball.

The UIL first started the Lone Star Cup program in the 1997-98 school year.

“This is huge for Liberty Hill,” girls athletic coordinator Charice Hankins said. “We are proud of all our kids, coaches, and the school. There was a lot of hard work, teamwork, and dedication that went into competing in the events we love.”

Southlake Carroll won the cup in Conference 6A with 100 points. Austin Vandegrift won the cup in Conference 5A with 94 points. Brock won the cup in Conference 3A with 75 points. Shiner won the cup in Conference 2A with 60 points. Cross Plains won the cup in Conference 1A with 43 points.