Tigers rank 6th in Lone Star Cup

Michael Kane, Dripping Springs head volleyball coach (left) and Marisa Parks, Dripping Springs girls athletic coordinator, hold the 2016 26-5A championship trophy claimed by the Tiger volleyball team. (photo by Moses Leos III)

Dripping Springs Tiger senior Sydney Cole sprints toward the finish line as competitors follow behind at the UIL Class 5A state cross country meet in Round Rock in November 2016. (photo by Moses Leos III)

Success on the field, in the classroom and on the stage in 2017 pulled Dripping Springs High School to the top 10 of the UIL Class 5A Lone Star Cup standings.

The Lone Star Cup, according to the UIL website, is awarded annually to six high schools in each classification, which ranges from 1A to 6A.

Dripping Springs finished the season with 67 points, which placed them in a tie for 6th place with Amarillo. The Lone Star Cup standings will be finalized in July.

In sports, Dripping Springs claimed district championships in volleyball, football, boys and girls swimming, boys track and softball this season. Dripping Springs’ cross country and softball teams’ reached state this year, while Tiger wrestling and swimming had several individuals compete at the state meet. Tennis player Jayci Goldsmith claimed the 5A state championship this springs.

In the theater, Dripping Springs’ One-Act Play placed third in the area round of competition in 2017 with their program, “The Marowitz Hamlet.” The Tigers reached area after top-tier performances at the district and bi-district competitions. Milo Tucker was named the best actor, while two other students were named to the all-star cast.

Multiple Dripping Springs students garnered top honors in the academic field, with five Tigers reaching the state competition in Speech and Debate. Dripping Springs took first and second place in the district CX debate meet.

Three students qualified for the UIL state competitions in science and writing, while the BEST robotics team took 15th out of 72 teams at the UIL state robotics competition.

2017 Lone Star Cup Standings

  • 1  – Dallas Highland Park – 106 points
  • 2 – Frisco Wakeland – 84 points
  • 2 – Grapevine – 84 points
  • 4 – Aledo – 78 points
  • 5 – Prosper – 69 points
  • 6 – Amarillo – 67 points
  • 6 – Dripping Springs – 67 points
  • 8 – Manvel – 65 points
  • 9 – Cedar Park – 64 points
  • 10 – Canyon Randall – 63 points
  • 10 – Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill – 63 points
  • 12 – San Antonio Alamo Heights – 61 points
  • 13 – College Station – 58 points
  • 14 – Austin – 57 points
  • 15 – Port Neches-Groves – 54 points
  • 15 – Richmond Foster – 54 points
  • 15 – Brownsville Veterans Memorial – 52 points
  • 18 – Leander Rouse – 50 points
  • 18 – Lewisville The Colony – 50 points
  • 18 – Magnolia – 50 points
  • 18 – Mansfield Legacy – 50 points
  • 22 – Humble Kingwood Park – 48 points
  • 22 – Lucas Lovejoy – 48 points
  • 22 – North Richland Hills Birdville – 48 points
  • 25 – Colleyville Heritage – 47 points
  • 25 – Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial – 47 points

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