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Superintendent's Corner

The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), 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. The UIL would like to thank Texas Farm Bureau Insurance for their sponsorship of the UIL Lone Star Cup.

 

Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is open to all UIL participant high schools.

 

Salado High School won the Lone Star Cup in 2008, 2013, and 2014 when we were in the 2A UIL size classification.  We now compete in the 4A UIL size classification.  We are one of the smaller 4A high schools as we have 721 students at the high school level and the 4A size classification ranges from 545 students to 1,314 students.

 

The UIL releases four updates each year:

 

Update #1, January 18, 2024

Includes Team Tennis, Marching Band, Military Marching Band, Cross Country, Volleyball, Robotics BEST, Football, Spirit, Congress

 

Update #2, March 14, 2024

Includes Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Film, Mariachi, Basketball

 

Update #3, May 23, 2024

Includes Robotics FIRST, Soccer, Tennis, Theatrical Design, One-Act Play, Golf, Track & Field

 

Update #4, June 13, 2024

Includes Softball, Baseball, Academics

 

Salado High School is currently in tenth place in the Lone Star Cup rankings out of the 213 high schools in the 4A size classification.  This is particularly impressive considering that we are the smallest of the top ten 4A high schools.  The following are the enrollments of the top ten 4A high schools:

 

Alvin Iowa Colony = 1761 (moving to 5A next year)

Anna = 1,490 (moving up to 5A next year)

Boerne = 1,426 (moving up to 5A next year)

Comal Davenport = 1,295

Celina = 1,177

Frisco Panther Creek = 1,166

Canyon = 1,095

Canyon Randall = 1,084

Wimberley = 855

Salado = 721

 

Congratulations to the following teams and coaches that earned Lone Star Cup points for Salado High School so far this year:

 

Volleyball (Coach Clint Brown) = 14 points (2 points for qualifying for the playoffs, 2 points for winning the district championship, and 10 points for winning 5 rounds of playoffs)

 

Girls’ Soccer (Coach Michael Goos) = 12 points (2 points for qualifying for the playoffs, 10 points for winning 5 rounds of playoffs)

 

Boys’ Soccer (Coach Jared Cruddas) = 8 points (2 points for qualifying for the playoffs, 2 points for winning the district championship, and 4 points for winning 2 rounds of playoffs)

 

Girls’ Basketball (Coach Diane Konarik) = 6 points (2 points for qualifying for the playoffs, 4 points for winning 2 rounds of playoffs)

 

Girls’ Cross Country (Coach Corey Baird) = 6 points (for finishing 3rd place as a team at the state meet)

 

One Act Play (Director JJ Jonas) = 4 points (2 points for qualifying for the state competition and 2 points for finishing 5th place at the state competition)

 

Boys’ Cross Country (Coach Michael Goos) = 2 points (for finishing 5th place as a team at the state meet)

 

Team Tennis (Coach Joe Brown) = 2 points (for qualifying for the playoffs)

 

Michael Novotny

Superintendent

Salado ISD