Ranking the state’s top athletic programs, the Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to the school that rises above all others.
Honoring the best overall athletic program, with academics sprinkled in, the Lone Star Cup is awarded to the school with the most points accumulated over the school year in each of the six UIL classifications (1A through 6A). The winning schools in each classification receives the Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship from the UIL, the governing body for Texas academics and athletics.
Kingwood ranked tied for 14th in the state, rolling up 57 points as did Cy-Ranch. The Woodlands won the cup with 121 points. Atascocita finished tied for 23rd with 47 points.
The standings included a point total that was awarded for state and area marching band, tennis, team tennis, cross country, volleyball, football, swimming and diving, wrestling, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, soccer, golf, track and field, academics, one-act play, softball and baseball.
Kingwood’s athletic program was led by state appearances from both the boys’ and girls’ cross country and golf teams.
The boys’ cross country team placed fifth in the state with Carter Storm, George Cyboran, Trent Nolen, Jeremy Rich and Nick Majerus as its top runners there. Kingwood also took eighth place in the girls’ cross country state meet with Jessica Hergott and Sarah Antrich leading the way along with Megan Eichler, Mckenzie Clark and Allie Self.
The Kingwood boys’ golf team placed fourth at the state tournament with Damin Strydom leading the way with a fourth-place finish individually. Grayson Blunt, Hayes Hamilton, Luke Stayton and Holden Hamilton rounded out the stellar finish. The Kingwood girls’ golf team was sixth at the state tournament with Jackie Berry earning a second-place finish individually. Megan Tragesser, Kaitlyn Charles, Libby Singleton and Marybeth Bellnap completed the outstanding effort.
In addition, the softball and girls’ soccer teams made it all the way to the region semifinals.
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