Argyle ISD announced Friday that Argyle High School was once again named the Class 4A State Interscholastic League Lone Star Cup Champion for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Eagles won this year’s championship in record fashion. Argyle scored a state record 168 points, scoring the most points in the history of the award (all classifications) since its launch in 1997-98.
It also marked Argyle’s 12th overall award, just behind Highland Park who won their 13th title this year in Class 5A. Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the Eagles will move to Class 5A and Argyle will win a record streak of 10 consecutive Lone Star Cup titles.
“Winning the Lone Star Cup is a huge achievement for Argyle High School,” said Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright. “Endless hours and a monumental amount of effort by students, teachers, coaches, principals and parents have gone into this achievement. I’m so proud that they won a 12th Lone Star Cup for AISD.
The Lone Star Cup recognizes the top performing high school in each of six classifications based on overall results in academics, athletics, and fine arts.
Celina was second to Argyle with 101 points and Canyon was third with 91. Argyle’s 168 points surpassed the previous total points record held by Carroll of 150 in 2001–02.
Argyle has won state tag team championships in marching band, varsity, and boys’ and girls’ golf. The Eagles have also produced state finalist team finishes in Spirit, Boys Track, Team Tennis, Boys Cross Country and Baseball.
The Eagles were also regional finalists in volleyball, women’s soccer and softball. Every athletic team in Argyle has qualified for the playoffs and combined for 13 district championships.
Lone Star Cup points are awarded in Team Tennis, Cross Country, Marching Band, Volleyball, BEST Robotics, Soccer, Convention, Spirit, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Mariachi, Movie, Basketball, FIRST Robotics, Soccer, Academics, One-Act Play, Theatrical Design, Athletics, Golf, Tennis, Softball, and Baseball.
“It really takes the combined efforts of everyone in our school and our community to make this a reality,” said AHS Principal John King. “Breaking the state record for Lone Star Cup points in one school year was a goal we worked for for many years. I’m so proud of everyone who helped make that goal a reality for Argyle High School.
Each winning school also receives a $1,000 scholarship. The award ceremonies will take place in the fall.
“I am very grateful for the dedication and hard work of all of our athletes, coaches and staff to make this happen,” said Todd Rodgers, Argyle ISD Athletic Director and Football Coach. “Excellence is an expectation at Argyle ISD and every varsity athlete across our program has contributed to winning the Lone Star Cup.”
The Argyle Band won their 8th state championship this year, making them the most decorated band in the state, regardless of classification.
“The Argyle Band community is honored to be a part of this historic achievement,” said AHS Band Director Jason Bird. “Argyle is a special place.”