St. Agnes, STES among Henderson Cup leaders

June 1, 2017 GMT

St. Agnes Academy athletics and activities finished fifth in the state in the TAPPS Henderson Cup standings, ahead of several schools which compete in both girls and boys athletics.

The Tigers amassed 63 points, all but two in athletics, to finish behind co-ed schools Tomball Concordia Lutheran (103), Argyle Liberty Christian (98), San Antonio Antonian College Prep (89) and Dallas Bishop Lynch (86).

Broken down by girls athletics, St. Agnes’ 61 points led the pack as fellow all-female power Dallas Ursuline scored 45. Bishop Lynch (44) and Antonian (40) were next on the list in points for girls sports.

The Tigers earned 10 points in swimming, tennis and track and field, winning state championships in all three. They added nine points for a state runner-up finish in soccer, eight for the same rank in cross country and seven in softball after a state tournament appearance. St. Agnes scored in nine different sports, including basketball, golf and volleyball.

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In TAPPS 4A, St. Thomas Episcopal ranked third overall with 61 points, not far behind Colleyville Covenant (71) and Geneva School of Boerne (63). The Saints scored in 10 activities, notably gaining 10 points from their state girls swimming championship, nine from their state volleyball runner-up and eight from boys swimming.

STE earned eight points in orchestra, seven in boys soccer for its state tournament appearance and also scored in academics, vocal, boys basketball, boys cross country and girls soccer.

St. Thomas finished first among 6A all-male institutions with 45 points, including eight from academics competition and 37 from athletics. The closest competition among such schools was San Antonio Central Catholic with 28.

The Eagles scored 10 points with their state baseball championship, adding six points with a state tournament appearance in basketball and another six from a third-place showing in cross country. St. Thomas also scored in swimming, soccer, wrestling, football and tennis.

Comparing only boys athletics, St. Thomas finished one point behind leader Concordia Lutheran’s 38 points and one ahead of Addison Trinity Christian.

Fort Bend Christian was the southwest Houston area’s top school in TAPPS 5A with a seventh-place finish. The Eagles amassed 49 points, including 10 points in art and one-act play.

Fort Bend Christian’s top scorer was the state championship softball team with 11 points, followed by the state tournament volleyball team with seven and girls soccer with five. The Eagles also scored in football, girls tennis and vocal performance.