Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(4.2.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
FWISD Athletic Department is so proud of our athletic programs. The coaches and kids have poured their hearts into preparation to represent our community well. They have succeeded!! We have three soccer teams playing in the UIL Regional-Quarterfinal games this weekend. We wish them the best of luck. Our golf, tennis, track/field, wrestling, baseball and softball teams are all experiencing great success. Our student athletes are shining. Please check the district athletic webpage Athletics / Home Page (fwisd.org) to find your favorite team in action!!!!
Bi-District Champions Soccer: 4A, 5A
- 7-4A BOYS: Diamond Hill, Benbrook
- 7-4A GIRLS: Benbrook
- 7-5A BOYS: South Hills, Wyatt, Heights, Tech
Area Champions Soccer: 4A, 5A
- 7-4A BOYS: Diamond Hill
- 7-4A GIRLS: Benbrook
- 7-5A BOYS: Tech
South Hills HS
Josie Goins #14 (sophomore) with a perfect game, no-hitter against Carter Riverside on Friday, Mar 26.
9 batters faced, 36 pitches, 8 strikeouts, and 1 putout
FWISD Track & Field
Coach Sennet and staff are proud to announce after day one of the district track meet yesterday, we have seven student-athletes that qualified for the Area Track Meet.
Donovan Thomas - High Jump
Orien Green - Long Jump
Elijah Miles - Triple Jump
Anttone Bell - Discus
Righteousness Hammonds - Shotput
Caleb Ollison - Long Jump and Triple Jump
Jose Guzman - 3200
Dunbar Wildcats racking up medals at the 8-4A District Track Meet Championships.
7-5A District Track Meet
District 8-4A Track Meet
Senior, Jaden Barfield won the First Place Medalist Award at the District Golf Tournament March 30 / 31. He will represent Southwest High School in The State Regional Golf Tournament April 20 /21.
FWISD MS Sports
Pyramid Spotlight: Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School
Campus Coordinator Highlight
Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS Girls' Athletic Coordinator: Tara Johnson
Coach Johnson graduated from University of North Texas in 1997 and 2006. She received her B.S. In Kinesiology and MA in Counseling and played College basketball for University of North Florida from 1992-1993 and UNT from 1993-1995. Coach Johnson began coaching career as a Division I NCAA Assistant II basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University in 1997, then at University of Texas Pan America (RGV) in 1998. She began public teaching career in Ft Worth at Kirkpatrick Middle School in 1999. Coach Johnson has taught at FWISD, Plano ISD, Dallas ISD, Texas City ISD, and Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD. In 2010 at the age of 36, she spent a short stint playing professional/ international basketball in Durham, England, UK for Durham University and for the FIBA National league of NE England. Coach Johnson also spent a number of years working as a school administrator and Counselor in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program and for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. She returned to FWISD in 2018 and this is my 3rd year as the AC and Head girls varsity basketball coach at DHJ. This is her 19th year of service.
Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS Boys' Athletic Coordinator: Oscar Castillo
Oscar Castillo comes from a small town in the Texas panhandle called Earth, Texas. He is married to Gina Castillo and they have 3 children together: Lauren Castillo (17), Amaris Castillo (9), and Juliana Castillo (3). Coach Castillo started his education at Eastern New Mexico University playing football at the Tight End position. His football career was short lived and he transferred to South Plains College in Levelland and completed an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He went on to Tech University and graduated with a degree in Spanish and a Master’s degree in Sport Management. He also has 24 hours towards a Master’s in Coaching degree at Eastern New Mexico University.
Coach Castillo has been coaching since 2005. His coaching career began in the Houston area at Brazosport High School. He has made stops at J. Frank Dobie, Manvel, Lubbock Coronado, Louise, and Springlake-Earth high schools before arriving at Diamond Hill- Jarvis in 2017. He is going on completing his 4th year at DHJ. Honors are Dallas Cowboy Coach of the week, Inspirational Coach of the week, CBS team of the week and Dave Campbell’s team of the week twice. He has competed at the state level as a coach and/or player in Track, Powerlifting and Basketball.
Meet the DHJ Athletic Training Staff
Alicia Rider MS, LAT, ATC
Graduated from UT at Arlington with a Masters in Athletic Training in 2016. First year was in North Texas with Wise Health Systems contracted to Pilot Point ISD. Then came back and stared with Fort Worth ISD in 2017. She recently bought her first home and adopted two older cats. Fun Fact: She has been to 23 states of the US and 6 countries other than the US.
Coach Leppke is in his 2nd year at FWISD. He is originally from Oklahoma but received his bachelors in Athletic Training at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He went on to get his masters in Sports Management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After working for a few colleges, he moved to Fort Worth and began working for Diamond Hill. He enjoys helping athletes improve their performance and promoting preventative work along with working to get better. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and woodworking.
DHJ Boys' Soccer: District, Bi-District Champs and Area Champs!!!!
DHJ Girls' Soccer
DHJ Baseball shuts out Western Hills
Congratulations to our Varsity Eagles for shutting out Western Hills and winning our first district game of the season.
Player of the Game is #7 FRESHMAN Isaac Barrera for pitching a complete game and throwing a 2 hit shutout.
With Isaac On The Mound, Eagles Shuts Out Western Hills. Isaac Barrera threw a gem on Friday for Eagles, allowing zero runs and besting Western Hills by a score of 10-0. Eagles opened up scoring in the second inning, when Tre Sheffield singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run. Eagles tallied four runs in the seventh inning. Eagles's big inning was driven by walks by Xavier Barrera and Antonio Cerda and a single by Ricky Perez. A single by Reagan Smith in the seventh inning was a positive for Western Hills. Barrera took the win for Eagles. Barrera lasted seven innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out eight. Edwin Loya took the loss for Western Hills. Loya allowed nine hits and six runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. Eagles tallied ten hits. Sheffield and Giovanni Hernandez all managed multiple hits for Eagles. Sheffield went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Eagles in hits. Smith led Western Hills with one hit in three at bats.
With a host on new young talent amongst the Lady Eagle Softball coaching staff, a new day is upon us at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School. The lady eagles have placed in several tournaments this season and are currently tied for 1st place in district with a record of 3 and 1. We are so excited to see a new expectation and winning culture arise again at DHJ. Go lady eagles!!!!!
DHJ Track & Field
Track team competing at Lake Worth, and our athletes brought home a handful of medals!
Angel Sanchez - 1st in the 800m (2:07) & 1st in the mile (4:48)
Keilani Gonzalez - 2nd in high jump
Alexa Calvillo - 2nd in long jump (13' 11 1/2")
Leah Hernandez - 3rd in the 200m & 3rd in the 400m
Jazmin Gonzalez - 3rd in the 2 mile (14:46)
Jose Chavez - 2nd in the V 300m hurdles
Elijah Mann - 1st in the JV 300m hurdles
Varsity boys 4x200 relay - 3rd (Jose Chavez, Keyon Osborne, Ricky Perez, Ariel Rodriguez)
JV boys 4x200 relay - 3rd (Trey Shuffield, Elijah Mann, Christian Gonzalez, Xavier Barrera)
Look out DFW!!!! There is a new golf team in FWISD. The Diamond Hill Eagles participated in their second tournament of the season for the first time in over a decade.
Tania Davila teamed up with a Benbrook rival to help win 1st place in the girls JV Best Ball division!
Chris Gonzalez and Johnathan Cortez teamed up and placed 2nd in the boys division!
Out of approximately 30 teams, our very own Maryann Hernandez and Kadia Weyawo took home 1st place in girls doubles. The rest of the team also did well with almost all advancing to quarterfinals. This makes 4 straight tournaments where a DHJ player has brought home a top 3 medal!
Diamond Hill-Jarvis Girls Powerlifting qualified four girls into the Region 6, 4A Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Regional Meet.
123 - Lizbeth Maldonado (Sr)
181 - Jazmin Vedia (Fr)
198 - Jimena Maldonado (So)
259+ - Vanessa DeLeon (Jr)
Congratulations to Vanessa DeLeon for placing 4th and Jimena Maldonado for placing 5th at the meet!
DHJ Cross Country
DHJ Girls' Basketball
Meacham Boys' Soccer
Meacham Middle School Boys soccer had a successful campaign winning the majority of their games!
Riverside 5-0 (W)
Elder 7-0 (W)
Rosemont 2-3 (L)
Benbrook- 2-1 (W)
Riverside 5-1 (W)
South Hills HS
From the desk of Nelson Rowls, Senior Recreational Programmer at Sycamore Community Center:
I am writing you today to inform you that we was bless with the presence of one of your girls basketball coaches at Poly High School along with two amazing students that volunteered to help us as give away candy and other Easter trinkets to young children that participated. Coach Sheba Waterford with players Steffi Aguilar and Cecilia Chavez helped make this special community event a huge success. I felt that their willingness to provide community service in the community in which they are a part of was worthy of you knowing. In addition, I would like to mention that Coach Nathanial Hollis & Coach Charles Hickman orchestrated the volunteers for us under short notice. Polytechnic High School is truly a pillar of success to our community.
Carter Riverside's Dally Coulter has been named to the:
TGCA 4A Basketball All -State (1 of only 50)
TGCA Academic All -State (Basketball, 1 of 109)
THSCA Academic All - State