The University Interscholastic League honored Shiner High School on Friday, September 11 for winning the 2015 UIL Lone Star Cup presented by State Farm. UIL Representative Dr. Peter Contreras presented the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship for winning the prestigious award.
The UIL Lone Star Cup trophy presentation took place prior to Shiner’s varsity football game at Comanche Stadium on Friday, Sept. 11. This is the third UIL Lone Star Cup victory for Shiner High School. Pictured are, left to right, Superintendent Trey Lawrence, Dr. Peter Contreras, Representative of UIL, Shiner High School Principal Brad Oden and Shiner Elementary School Principal Greg Murrile.
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photo by Stephanie Kasper
"The UIL Lone Star Cup honors the best overall academic, athletic and music programs in the state of Texas," said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. "It takes contributions from every student, teacher and coach in all facets of UIL competition to win this outstanding award. The winning schools and communities should be proud of this incredible achievement."
With state championships in marching band and softball, and a top 5 finish at state in girls track and field, Shiner earned 60 total UIL Lone Star Cup points for the 2014-15 school year. The Comanches also earned points in UIL volleyball, football, girls and boys basketball, academics and baseball. This is the third UIL Lone Star Cup victory for Shiner High School.
NOTE: Shiner was awarded consecutive Class 1A Lone Star Cup trophies for the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 school years.
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 receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL. The UIL Lone Star Cup program began during the 1997-98 season.