Before the 2018-19 school year began, Tivy athletic director David Jones was confident that every single one of his teams would make the playoffs.

It wasn’t just blind optimism either; every Tivy team advanced to the postseason, with several squads making deep playoff runs. Unsurprisingly, that helped Tivy perform well in the Lone Star Cup competition, the UIL’s metric for evaluating scholastic excellence, finishing tied for seventh with Aledo in the Class 5A standings.

The Lone Star Cup evaluates schools’ performances in academics, athletics and the fine arts, and the Antlers’ athletics definitely help bolster Tivy in the standings. Tivy football captured a district title and advanced to the regional semifinals; the Tivy girls basketball team went to the state semifinals for the second straight year and both Tivy soccer and baseball advanced to the regional semifinals.

“It has been a great year on and off the courts and field,” Jones said. “We have a great school district with great leadership. We have great parents and great support from our administration at Tivy. I am thrilled for our athletes and our coaching staff.

“We will do all we can to continue this success.”

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