GCISD Shining in UIL Lone Star Cup
Posted on 04/27/2021

GCISD is the only district in the State of Texas with two schools currently in the top 10 of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Lone Star Cup. Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications, based on their team performance in district and state championships. Grapevine High School is currently in second place and Colleyville Heritage is in a three-way tie for seventh place in the 5A division. The standings, which were last updated on March 18, include Team Tennis, Cross Country, Marching Band, Volleyball, Robotics BEST, Football, Congress, Spirit, Swimming & Diving, Film and Basketball.

During the LEAD 2.0 presentation to the Board of Trustees on Monday, April 26, GHS Head Volleyball Coach Robyn Wallace said it’s easy to play for your individual sport, it’s something more to play for your community. 

Despite the challenges presented during the pandemic, GCISD athletic programs have continued to thrive, including some inaugural milestones for several teams. Below is a list of some of the major accomplishments from our athletic programs that were highlighted during Monday’s meeting:

Cross Country:
GHS Boys State Champions 
  GHS Junior Walker St. John Individual State Champion 
GHS Girls State Runner-up
CHHS Girls Third Place at State Meet

GHS State Semifinalists (first state tournament in school history)
CHHS Regional Quarterfinalists

GHS Regional Semifinalists (Undefeated District Champs)
CHHS Regional Semifinalists (Undefeated District Champs)

CHHS Girls Bi-District Finalists
GHS Girls Regional Quarterfinalists
GHS Boys Area Finalists

CHHS Senior Abby Devereaux State Champion Diver (Back-to-Back State Champion)

Wrestling (Not yet included in Lone Star Cup standings):
CHHS Senior Evan Atchley 152-pound State Champion (Undefeated season)

Soccer (Not yet included in Lone Star Cup standings)
GHS Boys Regional Semifinalists
GHS Girls State Semifinalists
CHHS Boys Regional Finalists
CHHS Girls Regional Quarterfinalists

There are also several sports that are still competing and teams from both GHS and CHHS are in the hunt to make a run at the playoffs in golf, track, individual tennis, softball and baseball. The next update to the UIL Lone Star Cup standings is Friday, April 30.