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Wylie High School (Abilene, Texas)

Wylie High School is a public high school located in the far southern portion (often called Wylie)[2] of Abilene, Texas, United States and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Wylie Independent School District located in northeastern Taylor County. In 2008, Wylie High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School.[3] In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[4] In 2017 the school reported an enrollment of 1,164, putting it 14 students above the number needed to realign to conference 5A.

Wylie High School
Address
4502 Antilley Rd

,
79606-5907

United States
Information
School typePublic high school
School districtWylie Independent School District
PrincipalTim Smith
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,164 (2017-2018)[1]
Color(s)          Purple & Gold
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
MascotBulldog/Lady Dog
YearbookGrowl
Website

In order to avoid confusion with the Wylie High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suburb of Wylie, the school is commonly referred to as Abilene Wylie.

AthleticsEdit

The Wylie Bulldogs compete in the following sports - [5]

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Disc Golf, Softball & Baseball

  • UIL Lone Star Cup Champions [6]
    • 2001(3A), 2006(3A)

State TitlesEdit

  • Girls Basketball - [7]
    • 1970(1A), 1990(3A),2011(3A) 2012(3A)
  • Football - [8]
    • 2004(3A/D1)
    • 2018 0-10
  • Boys Golf - [9]
    • 1987(3A), 1992(3A)
  • Team Tennis - [10]
    • 2013(3A), 2014(4A), 2016(4A), 2017(4A)
  • Volleyball - [11]
    • 2012(3A)
  • Baseball
    • 2016(4A), 2017(4A)

State finalistsEdit

  • Girls Basketball - [7]
    • 2001(3A), 2006(3A), 2010(3A), 2015(4A)
  • Football - [12]
    • 2000(3A/D1), 2009(3A/D1), 2016(4A/D1)
  • Team Tennis - [13]
    • 2015(4A)
  • Boys Basketball - [14]
    • 2007(3A), 2013(3A)
  • Baseball
    • 1990(3A), 1997(3A), 2002(3A), 2006(3A), 2007(3A), 2015(4A)

FootballEdit

Under the leadership of future NFL quarterback Case Keenum, the Bulldogs won the Division 3A-1 State Championship in 2004. The Bulldogs reached two more State Championship games, but were defeated by Gilmer High School in 2009 and Carthage High School in 2016.

Team TennisEdit

Due to the above mentioned rule change Wylie, until 2018, has competed in the same conference since 1976. Wylie team tennis has actually won a total of 14 of the last 16 state tournaments. The only state wins listed above are those in UIL. UIL has only hosted a team tennis state tournament since 2013, Wylie has appeared in all of them and has won all but one. Prior to 2013 Wylie competed in the Texas Tennis Coaches Association state tournament and won 11 of their last 12 tournaments.

BandEdit

The Wylie High School Band is officially named the "Pure Gold Band". In 2002, with their show “New World”, the band advanced to the UIL State Marching Championship for the second time in its history and advanced to finals for the only time in its history. The semi-official theme of the band is "It Is Well", which is played at the end of every concert and football game.

Marching bandEdit

Region marchingEdit

  • Division 1 ranking since 1986
    • Celebrated 30th Division 1 ranking in 2016

Area marchingEdit

  • 15 Area appearances
  • Top three ranking in 7 contest years
    • 1994(3A),2002(3A),2008(3A),2010(3A),2012(3A),2014(4A),2016(4A)

State marchingEdit

  • 1994
  • 2002 “New World” (5th place finalist)
  • 2008 “New World Symphony”
  • 2010 "Rhythm's Revenge"
  • 2012 “Time”
  • 2014 “Honor and Remember”
  • 2016 “The Story of Our Home”

Concert bandsEdit

The Wylie Band operates an Honor band and Symphonic band during the concert season.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.reporternews.com/story/news/2017/12/06/wylie-high-school-moving-up/929132001/
  2. ^ "What is Wylie?". Wylie Weekly newspaper. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  3. ^ 2008 National Blue Ribbon Schools
  4. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency.
  5. ^ The Athletics Department
  6. ^ UIL Lone Star Cup Champions
  7. ^ a b UIL Girls Basketball Archives
  8. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  9. ^ UIL Boys Golf Archives
  10. ^ UIL Team Tennis Archives
  11. ^ UIL Volleyball Archives
  12. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  13. ^ http://theathleticsdepartment.com/schools/Abilene-Wylie/Team-Tennis/history/
  14. ^ UIL Boys Basketball Archives

External linksEdit