The University Interscholastic League (UIL) recently reorganized high school sports in Texas, creating a 6A category to encompass the largest schools in the state. This move affects many schools in the North Texas area, including Flower Mound and Lewisville High Schools, and ensures that sports competitions amongst high school players will be fiercer and more full of talent than ever before.
Sports teams are granted a significant benefit when the school is large enough to apportion the funds, resources, and coaching staff that students need to grow as athletes. The 6A schools Lewisville and Flower Mound High School, as well as the 5A Marcus High School, all have talented sports teams that continue to grow in reputation.
Flower Mound High School
At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, the FMHS baseball team won the state competition, crowning their legacy in Texas as the team to beat. Following up on the team’s success, six players recently signed contracts to play on college baseball teams, accomplishing their dreams of pursuing continued athletic achievements.
The flip side of that coin: softball. A similar sport, a different gender, but Flower Mound High School players still excel. FMHS ranked first in the region upon entering playoffs last year, and more than a few young women have continued their athletic careers throughout college. One notable player, Taylor Hoagland, took her career from FMHS through the University of Texas, and onto the USA’s national softball team.
Marcus High School
Marcus is traditionally exceptional in both girls’ and boys’ soccer. Last year was the 23rd year in a row that the Marcus High School boys’ soccer team made the playoffs, where they only lost in the regional final. Girls’ softball continues to grow, meanwhile, impressing the community by staying strong throughout the regional playoffs last season.
The future of Marcus’ football program also looks bright. A Dallas Morning News article reported on the optimism of the team’s new coach Gerry Stanford, who believes trust between coaches and players is the most important aspect of creating a winning team. Previously, Stanford coached White Oak High School players to win playoff games two years in a row, which the school had not been able to do in 42 years.
Lewisville High School
LHS, the oldest in the Lewisville ISD crowd, has retained solid sports programs over the years, proving themselves time and again as formidable contenders in athletic competitions. In 2013, the LHS softball team gained glory for their school by winning the state UIL competition for their sport. The victory over this statewide competition excited the community and cemented the overall strength of Lewisville ISD softball teams.
Talented players from Lewisville’s volleyball team were also granted specific regional recognition this past season for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Programs at newer schools cannot overshadow the rich tradition of the Lewisville Fighting Farmers. This team has been around for 100 years, and their history is decorated with state championships, including those won in 1993 and 1996.
Athletic Traditions Shine in Lewisville ISD
The above facts are merely highlights that illuminate only partial aspects of these three high schools’ phenomenal sports teams. Fortunately, you can keep up with the success of Lewisville ISD sports teams on the Dallas Morning News high school sports page. Lewisville ISD is particularly focused on the well-rounded success of its students, including their involvement in athletics. This is why these schools cultivate sports programs that focus on the development of their students, led by diligent and dedicated coaches. For more information on Lewisville and Flower Mound schools contact Realtor Sean May at (972) 457-3002 or visit online at newflowermoundhomes.com.