Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(5.7.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
April showers bring May flowers?? Yes, they do and FWISD Athletic programs are blooming!!!! We already have one state champion and there are still more opportunities for us to blossom!!!! Please check the district athletic webpage Athletics / Home Page (fwisd.org) to find your favorite team in action!!!! Also, please follow us on Twitter for current updates @FWISDAthletics
From the FWISD Athletic Office, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!!
Arlington Heights HS: Bi-District Champs
Last weekend, the Lady Jackets softball team defeated Crowley to advance to the Area Round of UIL Playoffs. They will face Brewer on May 7-8.
South Hills HS
Carter Riverside Softball Playoff Game vs Argyle
Congratulations to the Lady Eagle softball team on a challenging yet rewarding season.GO EAGLES!!!
From Coach Dell at Pashcal HS:
Paschal has made the baseball playoffs as the number 3 seed in District 6-3A. First round opponent is at Southlake Carroll, Friday night at 7:00 PM in a one game playoff. Let's go Panthers!!!!
FWISD Track & Field
Benbrook HS: UIL State Track Meet
Maddie finished 4th in the discus with a throw of 125'5"
Sayla Wofford, Jayla Davila, Bailey Watson and Danika Washington finish the season with a PR of 1:45.39 at the State Track Meet. As a relay, they dropped 3 seconds off their time from the district meet several weeks ago!!!! Hard work pays off!!
4A State Triple Jump Champion
Dunbar HS: UIL State Track Meet
Western Hills HS
Kyree Wilson, running in lane one, set a new Western Hills HS 300-meter hurdle record with a time of 41.11 which he ran in the regional meet finishing 7th place. He also holds the Western Hills HS 110-meter hurdle school record with a time of 15.81. Kyree is currently a sophomore at Western Hills HS. Jason Green set a new Western Hills HS triple jump record with a jump of 43'5.25" which he set at the Area meet. Jason is currently a junior at Western Hills HS.
Congratulations to all our BMHS State Qualifier Coaches and Athletes. Go and Represent BMHS and FWISD with commitment, pride, and effort. Bring back the Gold!!!! We are Bobcat Proud of your accomplishments!!!!!
Bobcats: 4x2 Relay, Discus, and Triple Jump
Davila, Jayla Marie
Sorrell, Madison- (Discus)
Washington, Danika Tiana
Washington, Janiah Lavonne
Watson, Bailey Sue
Wofford, Sayla Jennae
Coaches: Rodriguez (Head),Dingler, S. Donart, B. Donart, Altmiller (Head), Bostice.
Go get 'em and Good Luck!
FWISD MS Sports
Pyramid Spotlight: South Hills High School
Campus Coordinator Highlight
South Hills HS Girls' Athletic Coordinator: Donna Warner
I grew up in El Paso Tx. Went to Parkland High School and ran cross country, basketball and track. Tennis was my first sport at age 5 but my high school coach would not let me play because he wanted me to focus on basketball. We had a love hate relationship.
Went to Weatherford College and played for Betty Jo Crumm Graber who was in the first class of the Women’s Basketball HOF. After that went on to Dallas Baptist University to play junior and senior year. The program got dropped after my junior year so I went on to North Texas State University in 1988. That year the name changed to University of North Texas.
I graduated from UNT in 1992 with a PE and Health.
As a graduate I tried to find a job around Denton Tx and had no luck. I went to talk to a counselor at UNT who told me to go into education. I had no desire to do so but did it anyway. I completed my student teaching at Grapevine High School and was under Sue Garl who taught me that I could make it fun or make it miserable and it was my choice. Scared out of my mind around students who were only 4 years younger than me was difficult but I learned to make it what I wanted.
My first teaching job was at Haltom MS teaching PE and coaching XC, volleyball, basketball and track. I think I was starting to like what I was doing. Lol!
In 1994 I went on to Arlington Bowie HS to be the JV basketball and high jump coach in track. Had a young man Mike Riddle who qualified for the state meet in high jump. I was under Wanda Talton who taught me to be the person and coach I am today. I learned many of my biggest lessons under her direction and she is still my mentor.
I left Bowie in 1999 to become the Head Girls Basketball Coach at South Hills where I also was the high jump and sprint coach. During this time I coached golf, tennis, volleyball and girls basketball. In 2002 I was voluntold to be the Girls Athletic Coordinator by our new Principal that I wanted no part of. During my time I had the pleasure of coaching a phenomenal high jumper named LesSundra Ford who went to the State Meet in 2001, 2002 and 2003 never to win it. She jumped against Ineka McPherson in 2003 who is an Olympic High Jumper to this day. We took her to the Golden West Relays in California in June 2003 to jump with the best in the nation believing there was more than 3 failed State Meets. She jumped 6 feet to become the #1 Ranked high jumper in the United States. Mission Accomplished!
2005- 2009 I decided to change schools and go to Little Elm High School. I had the opportunity to coach with Danny Dailey’s little brother Todd Dailey. I was the Head Girls Basketball Coach and assistant track coach for the girls and boys program. Our track program was loaded with a wealth of talent in Cole Beasley, Demetrius Tryles and Trevante Rhodes. Cole went on to play for Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, Demetrius qualified for the state meet.going 6’11” during the year and finishing 3rd at the state meet. Trevante Rhodes went on to run track at UT and now is a movie star, by starring in Moonstruck, 12 Strong, The Predator, and many more. He is currently starring in The United States vs Billy Holliday to come out soon. None of us knew this at the time but it is fun to see kids become successful.
Coming back to South Hills in 2009, I knew this was my fit and wanted to finish my career as a Scorpion. We have a saying for us who have been there many years, “Once a Scorpion Always A Scorpion.” I came back to be the Head Cross Country Coach, Head Girls Track Coach and Girls Athletic Coordinator. Since being back I have had a wonderful coaching staff who has very little turnover in 12 years. We have won multiple district championships among most of our programs.
Interesting things about me.
*2015 Teaching Chair for Excellence in Physical Education and Health for FWISD
*Played in a Womens Basketball League in Euless, playing against our own Lisa Langston. Did not know her at all at the time but do remember thinking who the heck is this? She can HOOP!
*Played in numerous Dallas Hoop It Up’s in my younger years.
*Coached Calvin Clater of South Hills who became the 2017 5A UIL State Champion in High Jump at 6’11”.
*2009-current have 8 kids run cross country at the College Level.
*Coached at one time against Leah Mathews and Jimyria Hicks Scott when they were high school athletes and I am sure a few others.
*Have Tamika Catchings autograph as a high school basketball player.
*My hobbies are playing golf and traveling
* When I retire I want to travel the U.S. full time in my travel trailer.
*I have 3 dogs also known as my kids. Marley, Mayter and Mazie.
*I am Grama Coach to LesSundra Ford’s 3 boys kids who live in the neighborhood behind me.
*I got a birthday present in 2009 to go Skydiving and passed out after the free fall. What a present!!!!!!!!!!!
*in summer 2019, I went on 35 day camping trip up to Dakota’s with my mom and friends.
“That’s All Folk’s”!
South Hills HS Boys' Athletic Coordinator: Mika Harp
My name is Coach Harp and I am the Head Football Coach and Boys Athletic Coordinator here at South Hills. This will be my 10th year here at South Hills and my third year as the head football coach. I have been married to my wife Monica for 15 years. I have have four children...... Britni, Trinity, Hallie Jane and Brady. I also have one granddaughter (Paislee) and a grandson (Gatlin). I am also a Marine Corps Veteran and a TCU alum.
Meet the SHHS Athletic Training Staff
This will be Coach Rodocker’s 2nd year at South Hills High School. Originally, she is from Southern California after graduating from high school went on to Humboldt State University in Northern California where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology. Shortly after she went on the get a Masters Degree in Athletic Training from Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. After graduating from SFA, she worked in South Texas for a few years, then she and her husband decided to move to Corsicana, TX and after that to Fort Worth. She and her husband are in the process of buying their first home and they are very excited. On her free time, she enjoys bike riding with her husband, going on road trips, and catching up with friends.
Coach Nixon graduated from Texas Christian University with a double major in Athletic Training and Physical Education. During his undergrad and professional career, he has worked with the Dallas Cowboys and Grand Prairie Air Hogs associations, Lonestar Brahmas, and the Justin Sports Medicine Team. He joined the staff at South Hills High School in 2018. He is additionally certified in Tecnica Gavilan and Myofascial Compression and will soon be working on a Master's degree.
In his free time, you can find Coach Nixon, building something at his house, or planning his next National Park trip.
A Shout out From Coach Warner:
As a shout out to all my coaches, I have the best coaches in the district who work hard every day to make our kids successful in sports, academics and life!
SOUTH HILLS SCORPIONS
Tracy Gillespie - Head Volleyball, 9th Grade Basketball
Joan Rhea - Asst. Volleyball, Asst. Track
America Hutchins - Asst. Volleyball
Rhakira Williams - Head Girls Basketball
Clonisha Stewart - JV Basketball
Drew Wyrick - Head Softball
Hayley McCullers - Asst. Softball
Rebecca Anthony Cardoza - Asst. Softball
Stephen Pierce - Head Tennis
Ben Cole - Asst. Tennis
Robert Garza - Asst. Tennis, Asst. Track
Jamie Southern - Head Girls Soccer
Chris Moore - Asst. Girls Soccer
Megan Southern - Asst. Girls Soccer
Sara Kercho - Dance, Drill Team
Elena Dickard - Cheerleading
ROSEMONT BRONCO COACHES
Deitra Kindles - Girls Basketball, Volleyball
Bethany Lawson - Volleyball
Linda Rodriguez - Volleyball
Anna Morales Sanchez - Volleyball
Danielle Shepherd - Track, Girls Basketball
Soccer - Tatiana Castillo
Meet Coach Rhea:
Coach Joan Rhea was born in Dannebrog, Nebraska (population 380). She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor of science degree in Natural Sciences --Go Husker!! She began her teaching career in Spencer, Nebraska but after a year found her first head coaching position in Bern, Kansas. She was the Head Volleyball and Head Girls Track Coach for 7 years. She married her husband while there and decided to move closer to his
family so she made her way to Hattieville, Arkansas. While there she taught at Wonderview High School. She also gave birth to two daughters. In 1994, she found her way to Texas, she taught at Arlington Heights for 5 years but made the tough decision to move to Venus High School because that is where her children were attending school. It wasn’t long before she got back into coaching. She coached volleyball and track for 15 years there, sprinkled in a little basketball along the way. She eventually found her way back to Fort Worth and has been at South Hills High School for the past 3 years. She is teaching science along with coaching volleyball and track. She has found a new home at South Hills and can’t think of a better place to be.
A Shout Out from Coach Harp:
Behind the scenes is where all great programs are formed. And behind the scenes are where you will find those that often don’t hear their names mentioned or see their names in the paper. These are the ones that truly deserve all the credit. Thank you to all of our assistant coaches. Without you we could not do our jobs. We appreciate all of your hard work and time that goes into serving our kids and our community. Also, we would like to thank our great administration that helps support our needs as an athletic department. Thank you Mr. Durbin and Ms Kleiber!!!
Assistant Football Coaches
Chris Martinez - AHC/DC
Jeremy Johnson – OC
Ryan Jones - ILB
Mark Walker – OLB
Scott Davis – DL
Clayton Sanders – OL
Assistant Boys Basketball Coaches
Assistant Boys Soccer Coaches
Meet Coach Andrews:
I was born in the Republic of Panama where I grew up. My mother's family is from Costa Rica. My wife Cinda and I have worked at South Hills HS for over 20 years. I am the father of two children both are teaching in Texas high schools and are also coaching soccer. I founded the South Hills boys' varsity program 20 years ago and have been blessed with: over 300 career wins, 8 district championships, and 11 playoff wins.
I hold the following soccer coaching licenses:
National USSF C, Instituto Brasileiro de Futebol B, and the NSCAA Advanced Coaching Diploma. I have been a lifetime youth and select soccer coach, as player development has been a long-time passion. I have been honored to have coached many NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, ODP, and National Team athletes. Both my daughter and son were NCAA soccer players. I am looking forward to applying the tactical and player development philosophies of Pep Guardiola with our players and teams to create the best teams and individual players in the area. I have a strong belief that the positional games and rondos training approach will take players to the next level. I am excited to get to work with players who love the game of soccer!
Meet Coach Jordan:
My name is Jay Jordan and this will be my 4th year at South Hills High School and FWISD. This is my 14-year teaching overall. I have been coaching for 27 years starting with YMCA football, to middle school and now high school.
I grew up in San Angelo, Texas and went to San Angelo Lake View High School. I attended Angelo State University and graduated 2002 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Communications.
In 2018 I join Scorpion Nation. I will be entering my 4th year as the Head Golf Coach, and I’m excited about the future here at South Hills. #Go Scorpions!
Meet Coach Dailey:
Coach Dailey graduated from Anderson High School in Austin Texas, where he was three-year letterman in football, basketball, and track. He attended Stephen F. Austin where he lettered in football. Coach Dailey received his undergraduate and master degrees both from SFA. He began his coaching/teaching career at Bastrop High School. He then moved to Smithville, where he spent 12 years. While at Smithville, Coach Dailey served in many different capacities: defense coordinator in football, Assistant basketball, Head boys track coach, Athletic Director/Head football. He also spent time being the high school Assistant Principal, as well as Elementary Principal. The last 22 years, Coach Dailey has coached and taught world geography at South Hills High School. Coach Dailey is now in charge of the ISS/OCI placement at South Hills. While at South Hills, Dailey has been the boys head track coach for 22 years. His teams have won four district championships as well finishing as the district runner-up 11 times. Coach Dailey has spent the last two years being the assistant cross country coach. In football, Dailey has coached offensive line, running backs, and receivers. On the defensive side of the ball, Dailey has coached the secondary, defensive line, and has been the defensive coordinator. He has also been the special coordinator as well. Coach Dailey is proud to be a “Scorpion”. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with some great young men and women. He finds it a joy to have a positive impact on young kid’s life and helping them to become a better person in life. He is married to Shawn Dailey and has four children.
Meet Coach Bell:
I am from San Antonio, Texas, and am married and a father of one. I graduated of the University of Houston and began my teaching in coaching career in the Houston area. I have been coaching and educating for 13 years, and this is my 4th year at South Hills as head boys’ basketball coach.
Rosemont MS Football
As our inaugural spring football season began there were many questions as well as plenty of unknowns. Unknowns such as who the coaches would be, how many games would be played, how many athletes would come out and would families and friends be allowed to show up for games. All those questions would soon be answered.
Huge shout out to coaches Jordan Roper, Malik Waller, Aren Haggard and Felicia Brice for stepping up and giving our kids an opportunity to compete in this “different” year. While our won-loss record may not indicate it there was huge growth and commitment from our kids. Being able to participate this year was a victory in its self. Also a huge congratulations to Rosemont Football for being one of only six middle schools to start and finish with two teams this year. Well done!!!
We would also like to thank Principal Xavier Sanchez for his commitment to not only Rosemont Football, but to Rosemont athletics in general. We look forward to the future as we believe the future is bright at Rosemont and on to South Hills.
Last be not least, we would like to acknowledge our families allowing our athletes to participate in these uncertain times. Without your support our kids, coaches and our administration could not have had the pleasure of having a memorable a great school year.
South Hills HS Alum Recognition: Tylan Wallace
South Hills High Schools very own Tylan Wallace was recently selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After a brilliant career at South Hills where he not only earned all-state honors, he was also selected as an Under Armor All- American following his senior season. Tylan ranks as one of the all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns in the state of Texas. While at South Hills he as the true definition of an all-around athlete competing in sports such as golf, baseball and track. During his senior season of track Tylan won a silver medal in the triple jump with a leap of 49’11.25”. All of this while being an excellent student in the classroom while maintaining a 3.6 GPA.
Tylan went on to have a brilliant career at Oklahoma State while earning numerous all conference and all American teams. Tylan was also named a Biletnikoff Award finalist following his sophomore year where he had 86 receptions for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns. Tylan also received his Bachelors degree in December of 2020.
Congrats to Tylan on all of his many accomplishments up to this point. You are a great model of what it means to be a Scorpion student athlete as well as a student athlete in Fort Worth ISD. #scorpion4life
Special Recognition: Johnnie Cole, Facilities Manager
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