Argyle High School was officially crowned the University Interscholastic League Lone Star Cup Champions on Friday, June 30, 2023. In impressive fashion, Argyle won the award in its first year competing in Class 5A.
Argyle’s run of excellence in winning this award is extraordinary. The Eagles have won the award 13 times overall and extended their state-record consecutive streak to 11. AHS is now tied with Highland Park for the most titles in state history in any classification.
Additionally, this is also the first time in Lone Star Cup history (started in 1997-1998) that a school has won the award in its first year after moving to a higher classification.
“This is a huge honor and accomplishment for Argyle High School,” Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright said. “Talented students, supportive parents, and dedicated coaches and directors have made this achievement possible. AHS students are proud to participate and contribute points to the winning of the Cup. Fine Arts, UIL Academic team, Band, Cheer, and Athletics have all contributed to the accumulation of points. It is very exciting to see the enthusiasm and pride generated by the students and coaches.”
The Lone Star Cup recognizes the most successful high schools in all six classifications based on overall team competition results in academics, athletics and fine arts.
The Eagles produced 96 overall points and finished five points ahead of Lucas Lovejoy, which finished second. Montgomery Lake Creek was third with 84 points, Frisco Reed was fourth with 81 and Comal Smithson Valley and Frisco Wakeland tied for fifth with 76 points.
Argyle earned state championships in UIL Academics and UIL Film. The Eagle baseball team finished as the state runner-up, football was a state semifinalist and the Eagle golf team finished fifth at state. The Argyle Marching Band also earned 14 points for winning the state championship in the 2021-2022 school year. Marching Band points are counted in consecutive years to account for non-competition years.
"Being the Lone Star Cup Champion is the goal of Argyle High School every year because the Cup stands for excellence,” Argyle High School Principal John King said. “This award is the culmination of hours and hours of hard work and dedication, and I could not be more proud of our students, teachers, coaches, and directors for winning the Lone Star Cup during our very first year in Class 5A."
Each winning school is presented with a trophy and a $1,000 scholarship. The trophy presentation will take place during the fall of 2023 at an Eagle football game.