FWISD Athletics

Highlights and What's Ahead!!

(3.12.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?

As we prepare for Spring Break, our athletic programs are working in full force!!!! Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Wrestling, Track & Field, Cheerleading and Drill are all back in action!!! Thank you to all of the parents that have entrusted your children into our care as we continue to teach life skills through education-based athletics.

District Standings Soccer: 4A, 5A, 6A

  • 7-4A BOYS: Diamond Hill, Western Hills, Riverside, Benbrook, Dunbar, Eastern Hills, YMLA
  • 7-4A GIRLS: Benbrook, Riverside, Western Hills, Diamond Hill, Dunbar, Eastern Hills
  • 7-5A BOYS: South Hills, Wyatt, Heights, Tech, Saginaw, North Side, Poly, Southwest
  • 7-5A GIRLS: Tech, South Hills, Heights, Saginaw, Wyatt, North Side, Southwest, Poly
  • 3-6A BOYS: Paschal boys are in 2nd place.
  • 3-6A GIRLS: Paschal girls are in 2nd place.

FWISD Soccer

Trimble Tech High School

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!! Trimble Tech Lady Bulldogs defeat Southwest claiming Dist. 7-5A Championship with one game remaining Friday (Senior Night). Congratulations Lady Bulldogs!!! First ever district championship for the Ladies!

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Carter-Riverside High School

Congratulations to the 6 seniors who were recognized at last night’s soccer game. Our Lady Eagles defeated Eastern Hills 8-0. The team is in 2nd place in district and has already secured a playoff spot. GO EAGLES!!!

Polytechnic High School

Fort Worth Poly’s Brian Rodriguez was voted the latest DFW boys soccer player of the week. Rodriguez got 47% of the votes. Rodriguez scored a hat-trick against Southwest and scored a goal and gave an assist against Trimble Tech.

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North Side HS

Congratulations to North Side's Mariah Touisithiphonexay for signing her letter of intent and partial athletic's scholarship with McPherson College in Kansas.

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FWISD Baseball

FWISD Softball

Benbrook High School

Kendal Molinar #5 sophomore, class of 2023. First homerun at the Benbrook Bobcats' softball stadium. 3-9-21 vs. Ferris HS



FWISD Tennis

FWISD Track & Field

Arlington Height HS

Dionna James threw the Shot and Discus this past Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational. She broke the school record in both events.

Shot - 43’ 5.5”

Discus - 133’ 5.5”

OD Wyatt HS

Dunbar HS Shout Out

1991 UIL 5A Girls Track & Field Champions were recognized at the meet this past weekend. Team members took pictures with the coach and current Dunbar runners. The meet was named for their coach and famous Dunbar coach, Jimmie Sanders.

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South Hills High School: Scorpion Relays

Pyramid Spotlight: Eastern Hills HS

Campus Coordinator Highlight

Eastern Hills Girls' Athletic Coordinator: Sonia Vangilder

Mrs. VanGilder is currently in her 28th year of FWISD but her teaching and coaching years all together is 32 years. Sonia is the female athletic coordinator of Eastern Hills High School Pyramid. She is serving her 12th year @ EHHS. Originally from San Saba, Texas, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University and immediately started coaching in the DFW area. Sonia has enjoyed serving the public-school community and her goal is to inspire student athletes to pursue their college goals and dreams. Coach VanGilder is currently coaching volleyball at EHHS.

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Eastern Hills Boys' Athletic Coordinator: Tracy Simien

Coach Simien is a graduate of Sweeny High School located in Sweeny, Texas. He attended Texas Christian University and played football at the collegiate level. Coach Simien played professional football for 9 seasons in the NFL (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers). He coached in the NFL for the Houston Texans and the NFL Europe (Montreal Machine). He has 14 years of high school experience and has been at Eastern Hills High School for 9 years.

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Meet the Eastern Hills Athletic Training Staff

Morgan Pope

Ms. Pope, currently in her 5th year with FWISD, is one of the Athletic Trainers at Eastern Hills High School who serves the student-athletes of the Eastern Hills Pyramid. Originally from Atlanta GA, she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Valdosta State University. After graduation, she relocated to East Texas where she became the first and only full time Athletic Trainer for the Tigers of LKCISD. Nationally Board Certified and Licensed, Morgan holds many other certifications to supplement her standard of care for the health and safety of the athletes and athletic programs. With AT being the best of both her worlds of sports and medicine, outside of her full schedule, Morgan likes to relax while traveling, crafting, or volunteering!

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Jason Moore

This is my 5th year as an Athletic Trainer at Eastern Hills. I’m from Dickinson,Texas and a graduate of Sam Houston State University. Before moving here with my wife, Dawn, I worked at a school district in San Antonio. I have a 4 year old son, Logan and when I’m not covering sporting events at The Hills, I’m either watching sports or bbqing.

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Eastern Hills Highlanders

FWISD Powerlifting

Diamond Hills-Jarvis HS

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!

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FWISD Cheer & Drill

Benbrook High School Emerald Line

The BMHS Emerald Line competition season just wrapped up this weekend and I couldn't be more excited or proud to share our season celebrations!!!!

Saturday, January 30th at Mansfield Legacy HS we competed in a Showtime Dance Contest and brought home top scoring awards for our Team Military and Pom Routines. We also took the top score award for our Small Ensemble and our Officer Jazz entries. To top it all off, our very own Sayla Wofford placed in the top 3 of 21 High School Solo entries.

For our final competition, Saturday March 6th at Royse City HS we competed in a CrowdPleasers Dance contest and brought home the following awards:

1st runner up for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Grand Champion

1st Place for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Jazz

1st Place for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Military

1st Runner Up for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Pom

Top Choreography for Jazz, Military and Pom

Super Sweepstakes (meaning we scored 92/100 or above on all routines)

Superior Performance Award for our Officer Jazz

Top Choreography for our Officer Jazz

Superior Performance Award for our Small Ensemble

and once again Sayla Wofford's solo routine placed in the top 10 out of 83 entries

If you see these girls, please congratulate them. They truly are the "Crown Jewels of BMHS"!.....and if you'd like to see their performances, check out the NEWS tab of our Team Website: www.bmhsemeraldline.weebly.com

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FWISD Athletic Coordinators Monthly Meeting


Carter-Riverside HS Recognition

TABC released their All Region selections. There are 51 teams in our Region (Region 1) and 20 total players were picked out of our region. Dally Coulter was picked as one of the 20 for Region 1 4A. This is a tremendous accomplishment. There are some great teams and players in our Region and to be recognized as one of the top 20 is an outstanding compliment.

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OD Wyatt Boys Basketball

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A special note from Arlington Heights Head Volleyball Coach, Shannon LIsenbe

For me as Head Volleyball coach here at Heights, this was one of the most gratifying wins the girls and I have experienced! I came to AHHS when these seniors were freshman and have coached them for their 4 years in high school. I have seen them grow into amazing young ladies, students, and athletes.

We started working June 15th, 2020 ...Yes in the hot Texas summer sun all the while wearing masks outside and trying to get through these covid times and still put together a great season....Which We Did! Winning Bi-District and making it to the Area playoff game was one of the goals we were working towards. We had hoped to get to the 3rd round but fell a bit short at area. Though we had some amazing seniors that I will cherish all my life! We do have a very young group of varsity girls that will be returning and look to keep the tradition alive that this group of seniors started. The senior girls are moving on to their volleyball and other college futures but will always be a HUGE part of the AHHS Volleyball Program forever! What a GREAT season!


FWISD hosts UIL State Semi-Final Game at Wilkerson-Greines

Tonight's 4A State Semi-Final game between Argyle vs. Oak Cliff Faith Family did not disappoint. With the score 39-36 w/under a minute left in the game. Faith Family stole the ball and had an opportunity to tie the game, but took an ill-advised 3pt. shot, which gave momentum back to Argyle. Argyle was able to hold off their charge and win the game (43-39).

Our Mission

The mission of the Fort Worth Independent School District Athletic Department is to develop and maintain a quality athletic program as an integral part of the educational process that strives for excellence while promoting competency, good citizenship, equitable opportunities, positive recognition and sportsmanship in a competitive environment.