Timberwolves presented with Lonestar Cup

Paige Parks

Cedar Park was honored with the presentation of the UIL Lone Star Cup at the annual Meet the Timberwolves event on Thurs. Aug. 22. Cedar Park students and parents gathered at the high school to celebrate and commemorate the achievements of the school’s extra-curricular activities in a festival-like atmosphere, creating a fun night for everyone in the community.

Cedar Park won the esteemed Lone Star Cup after outscoring Highland Park 108-98. Lone Star points are given based upon the performance of a school’s extra-curricular activities. Cedar Park had the most points of all 4A high schools in Texas, an accomplishment many Timberwolves are proud of.

“Everything we did last year was awesome,” senior Lane Waller said. “We excelled in everything, whether it was academic or athletic.”

The 2012-13 school year brought with it many accomplishments. For example, boys and girls cross country teams, along with boys golf, earned second at state meets. Girls golf earned third at the state meet, and girls soccer and volleyball both made state tournament appearances. Among this success, the Cedar Park football team became 4A Division 2 State Champions.

Athletics were not the only extra-curricular activities, however, that contributed to the earning of the Lone Star Cup. Academic UIL made great strides, had some state qualifiers in events such as debate and journalism, and even earned a first place state finish in biology.

“My favorite part was how the whole community came together to celebrate the high schools achievements.” senior Sam Brock said. “I think it’s amazing how we so well in so many different categories. I hope we can repeat last year’s achievements.”

Many Timberwolves are looking ahead to this year.

“I hope we surpass our achievements last year by a mile,” Waller said. “I want to make last year look like it was nothing,” Waller said.