Lovejoy wins second straight Lone Star Cup

Lucas Lovejoy has won the 3A UIL Lone Star Cup in back-to-back years. Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.com

Lucas Lovejoy capped off another excellent year in athletics by winning its second consecutive UIL Lone Star Cup for overall athletics performance in Class 3A.

Lovejoy’s season-long lead began on a great note with state championships in three fall sports: boys and girls cross country and volleyball.

The girls basketball team advanced to the state finals, where it was stopped one win short of another championship by Abilene Wylie, 61-38.

Boys soccer finished one step short of Lovejoy’s fourth state tournament appearance of the year, losing to Kilgore in the regional finals 1-0. Softball was knocked out by eventual 3A state champion Celina in the regional finals in a best-of-3 series.

Lovejoy is performing at quite an impressive rate since opening its doors in 2006.