Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(2.18.22) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
FWISD is proud and honored to share that we have multiple athletes competing this week in UIL State Competitions!!! We have representation at both the State Swimming and State Wrestling Meets!!! Congratulations to those student-athletes, their parents and our coaches for making it to the top!!!
Please check your school's website and the district athletic webpage Athletics / Home Page (fwisd.org) to find your favorite team in action and to purchase all event's tickets!!!! Also, please follow us on Twitter for current updates.
Congratulations To Benbrook's Sr. Jessy Coons and her Coaches.. Cribbs and Coach Carillo! Job Well Done!
Arlington Heights HS: Girls
Heights would like to thank our 4 seniors for their commitment and dedication to our program. You all have kept the bar high and we congratulate you all for a job well done while at Arlington Heights. #11 #25 #1 #32 Out!
Arlington Heights girls finished the season with a 24-10 record. The Lady Jackets placed 7 girls on the 7-5A All District team. Congratulations to these young ladies on making the All District team.
Benbrook HS: Girls
MVP: Jordan McIntosh-Dunbar So.
Offensive Player of Year: Kimiyah Pollard Eastern Hills Sr.
Defensive Player of Year: Taryn Longley Benbrook Sr.
Timiya Woody Eastern Hills Sr.
Veronica Mitchell-YWLA Freshmen
TiTi McKinney Dunbar
Coach of The Year:
Candace Isaac Dunbar
Burbury Myers Jr. YWLA
Emilie Siddiq Jr. Benbrook
Zoey Smothermon Jr. Benbrook
Janiyah Gales 9th Eastern Hills
Rian Guy Sr. Eastern Hills
Desiree Williams Soph. Eastern Hills
Tomi Graves Soph. Dunbar
Dallas Henry 9th Dunbar
Tamya Johnson Dunbar
Reyn Hart Jr. Western Hills
Michaela Creger Jr. Benbrook
Xiahannah Madison Soph. Benbrook
Keiavna Criss Jr. Carter Riverside
Jayla Gonzalez Jr. Diamond Hill
Jazmin Gonzalez Jr. Diamond Hill
Jaz'lyn Robinson Soph. Dunbar
Malieya Jackson Soph. Eastern Hills
Arie Christian 9th Western Hills
Anjell Smith 9th Western Hills
LeAnna Mitchell Soph. YWLA
Taylor Burrell Sr. Benbrook
Piper Archer 9th Benbrook
Jamilia Grant Jr. Carter Riverside
Allondra Villegas Jr. Diamond Hill
Kori Hall Sr. Dunbar
Joann Taylor Soph. Western Hills
Anesia James Jr. YWLA
Evelyn Thiebaud 10th YWLA
Benbrook All District Academic:
Piper Archer 9th
Andrea Balderas Jr.
Taylor Burrell Sr.
Michaela Creger Jr.
Solana Hood 9th
Kenzie McCormick Jr.
Emilie Siddiq Jr.
Zoey Smothermon Jr.
Eastern Hills HS: Girls
Eastern Hills HS: Boys
South Hills HS: Girls
Meet Coach Isaac
Dunbar HS: Candice Isaac
Coach Isaac is in her 7th year as the Head Basketball Coach for the Lady Wildcats at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. Within her seven years at Dunbar, she has produced 5 playoff appearances, 2 District Championships, Bi-District Champions, over 100 Wins, and District Coach of the Year. In her tenure, she has graduated 100% of all her players, while sending several student-athletes to college both on academic and athletic scholarships. Her past players at Dunbar have attended SAGU, Lamar College, Paris College and Jarvis Christian College. Currently, she has two collegiate players at Texas College and at UT-Dallas. McKenzie Howard is a sophomore at UT-Dallas and was the 2020-2021 ASC Freshman of the Year and All-Freshman Team. At Dunbar, she has had a 4-year tenure on the Site Based Decision Committee, Co-Sponsor of the Sophisticated Ladies, Dads of Dunbar volunteer, and 1st year girls Flag Football coach. Also, Coach Isaac was a Teacher of the Year in Cedar Hill ISD where she also served on the District Advisory Committee, Site Base Committee, and Wellness Team Coordinator. Coach Isaac has been coaching for 16 years at the following districts: Dallas ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, Mansfield ISD, FWISD and all level and collegiate basketball camps. In 2014-2015, under the legendary leadership of Cassandra McCurdy, she was an assistant on the State-Runner Up team at her alma mater Dallas Skyline. Over the years of her coaching, she has mentored and coached several Division I, II, III, NAIA, and JUCO’s players. Coach Isaac is from Dallas, TX and was an All-State basketball player and All-Region volleyball player at Skyline High School. She graduated with high honors and was offered several Division I scholarships and played at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She later received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Criminology and Sociology and a Master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. With her experience and love of coaching, she has participated as a member and been elected to several committees which include but are not limited to: USA Basketball Academy, TABC, TGCA, MAVS Academy, and Mavs Academy Coaching Council. She is the District TABC Representative for 8-4A for the 4th year in a row. As a Dallas Mavs Camp Director and Camp Coach, she has been nominated as Dallas MAVS Coach of the Week and the Camp Director for GEMS (Girls Empowered by Dallas Mavericks). Coach Isaac has been married for 22 years to Terrence Isaac Sr. who is a college Head Football Coach at Vermilion College. They have three children Amayah, Kaiya, Terrence Isaac Jr and a dog named Koko.
OD Wyatt HS: Boys
North Side HS
North Side hosted an assembly where 120 soccer balls were given away to students.
Western Hills HS: Boys
Boys soccer was 22/22 passing the 6 weeks.
7 A/B honor roll
4 straight As
Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
Congratulations to our Powerlifting Teams for a great finish after a long night at Stephenville Invitational Meet.
4 in our Girl's Team placed in their division.
- Vanessa Luann Deleon, 1st in SHW
- Jazmine Vedia and Jimena Maldonado, 2nd and 3rd in the same division.
- Greethel Gomez, 3rd in her division
Great job to our lifters, especially our newer lifters for getting experience and pushing to complete the meet.
Eastern Hills HS
This past Saturday, our Varsity Softball team traveled to Argyle to compete in two scrimmages. We competed against Brock High School and Argyle High School. Both scrimmages went well and we were able to apply new skills that have been worked on in practice. While playing against Argyle High School, Natalia Rojas (9) and Samantha Garcia (10) both hit home runs! We are so proud of the girls and their hard work! Pictures of the two have been attached.
This Tuesday, our Varsity team will play their first game against Nolan Catholic HS here at PHS. We are also preparing to compete in three different tournaments which will be held over the next three weeks. This Thursday-Saturday, we will be competing in the Dallas ISD Softball Invitational where we will play two teams each day to compete for the Championship Trophy. Wish our girls luck as we kick off our season!
Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
North Side HS
North Side High School tennis went to watch and learn at the quarterfinals of the Dallas open this Friday. This is the first time professional tennis has been in the area in 30 years. The kids were able to visit with American tennis player Marcos Giron after he upset the #1 seeded player in the tournament and excitedly got his autograph and photos with him.
Some Diamond Hill tennis players also went with us!!
Western Hills HS
From Coach Soto:
Good morning, I would like to congratulate the tennis team for their commitment to the sport, and waking up early every week to play in our tournaments. Yesterday, the team faced off against some tough competition but we were still able to bring back sets of medals! Jaineel Patel and Jorge Urbina won gold yesterday in male doubles. Hector Palomares won a silver medal in male singles. Omar Jasso and Orlando Renovato won third place (bronze) in male doubles. Thank you all for the continued support!
Please congratulate Sophia Jones and Kaden Robinson (mixed doubles A) if you see them today. They were victorious in frigid temperatures at the JV tournament in Arlington hosted by Centennial High School. They played against Naaman Forest and Brewer High School and won the championship by defeating Aledo in overtime, 7-8 (7-5).
FWISD Track & Field
FWISD MS Basketball
Coach Roark instructed his Stripling 8th graders vs. Meadowbrook.
FWISD Shout Outs
Western Hills HS
From Patty Pressley(Executive Director, WHHS Cougar Pride Foundation):
Last Saturday, in the chilly weather, six of our students(including athletes) from Western Hills High School volunteered at LVT RISE Community Center to help with their Mobile Food Pantry. When we arrived, our students were the only volunteers, besides the LVT Rise staff. About an hour in, we had four volunteers from All Saints Episcopal School. LVT Rise Director, Willie Rankin, said that our Cougars saved the day, helping serve over 100 families.
Unified Basketball Tournament
The Poly Nation would like to congratulate the Unified sports team for placing 3rd this week during the district event. Puro Poly!!!