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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 tied for 12th place in the Lone Star Cup rankings out of the 213 high schools in the 4A size classification.


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


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


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


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



Michael Novotny


Salado ISD