Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(1.28.22) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
If you haven't braved the wintry weather, now is the time!!!! FWISD Soccer is making heads turn. From local rankings to increased numbers, big things are happening!!!
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.
Poly HS (Morningside MS and William James MS)
The Lady Parrots Basketball team host middle school night for both William James and Morningside…..”We are proud of you ladies congratulations on a great season” -Coach Hollis
Meet the Coaches
OD Wyatt HS: DeMarqus James
Coach James is in his 8th year at the helm as leader of the Wyatt Chaparrals Boys Program. In his tenure, his teams have produced a Regional-Semifinal and Regional Quarterfinal berth, 4 District Championships (1st 4 in School history) and playoff berths in every year as the leader as well as averaging 20 wins per season. In his tenure, he has graduated 100% of all his players, while sending a majority to college both on academic and athletic scholarships.
Coach James was hired to lead the program beginning the 2014-15 season. After winning only 6 games the previous year, he and his staff came in and quickly turned the program back around to win 17 games along with finishing as district runner up and winning the bi-district playoff game. Coach James was also the varsity assistant coach and Head JV coach under Rodney McFadden at Wyatt for 5 years.
Coach James has also worked with and coached in summer grassroots basketball. He was a coach/trainer with the Texas Select Grassroots Program from 2009-2016. During that time, he coached and worked with several current and past NBA, Collegiate and Top HS players in the Under Armour and Adidas Gauntlet Circuits.
Coach James played 4 years at The University of Texas-Arlington from 2002-06 under Eddie McCarter. While there, he helped the team produce the University’s first ever regular season Southland Conference Championship in 2004. He was also named to the Academic Honor Roll all 4 years. He received both his M.B.A and his bachelor's in finance from UT-Arlington.
Coach is a 2002 graduate of Waco High School (Waco, TX).
Coach James and his wife Vanessa have 3 daughters. Jada, Macy and Ryli.
He’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
09’ M.B.A. - The University of Texas Arlington
06’ Bachelors in Business - Finance - The University of Texas Arlington
2009-2014 - Ft. Worth Wyatt HS - Varsity Assistant
2014-15 - 17-14 (9-3; 7-5A Runner-Up, Area Round)
2015-16 - 14-17 (7-5; 7-5A Third Place, Bi-District)
2016-17 - 22-9 (12-2; 7-5A Runner-Up, Bi-District)
2017-18 - 23-12 (13-1; 7-5A Champion; Regional Semifinalist)
2018-19 - 22-14 (14-0; 6-5A Champion; Area Finalist)
2019-20 - 25-7 (14-0); 6-5A Champion; Bi-District)
2020-21* - 21-6 (14-0); 7-5A Champion; Regional Quarterfinalist
*Covid-19 Pandemic Shortened Season
Carter-Riverside HS: Andrew Endsley
Coach Endsley is excited to be beginning his first year as head coach and 9th total as a teacher and coach. He is excited to help build a successful culture at Carter-Riverside as the leader of the basketball program and as an assistant football coach. He has taught and coached at Venus and Springtown High Schools in multiple sports. He has been on the staff of several very successful seasons in basketball, softball and football, as well as winning a state championship with girls’ powerlifting. Coach Endsley brings a can-do attitude to CRHS and a history of success and high expectations. Coach Endsley received his Bachelor’s Degree from Marietta College (Ohio) in 2001. His family includes his lovely wife Christine and their amazing, young son Atlas.
North Side HS: Kevin Harrington
Southwestern Oklahoma State 1982
Altus High School 1978
North Side Boys Basketball 2022
FW North Side - 6 Years (2017-2022)
Lawton MacArthur OK - 32 Years (1984-2016)
Woodward OK- 2 Years (1982-1984)
OBCA Hall of Fame 2019
Dunbar HS: Making History with JV Boys
Dunbar HS: Varsity Boys
Dunbar HS: Varsity Girls
The Lady Wildcat Soccer Team is excited about the upcoming district season. We have a lot of newcomers, but they are hard workers and eager to learn the game.
The Lady Panther’s soccer team played in the 13th Annual Jonny Baggett Tournament this weekend. Despite the cold and windy conditions the Panthers brought home the 3rd place trophy! Paschal beat Palo Duro 2-0 on Thursday. Keris Neuweiler and Marcy McCracken each had a goal while Ayden Leonard and Kris Martinez both played goal keeper and shutout Palo Duro . Friday was a tough match and Paschal lost to the eventual tournament winners, Wichita Falls Rider. Keris Neuweiler put a shot in the back of the net in that game as well! Paschal won 1-0 on Saturday’s game against Brewer High School with Maria Gober getting the game’s lone goal. The defense played outstanding led by two of the team’s captains: Josephine Steed and Claire Addington. The Lady Panthers start district this week against Chisolm Trial and Haltom. So come out and support your Lady Panther’s soccer team!
North Side HS
North Side’s JVB team went undefeated in the Heights and Hill tournament. They played great all weekend and beat Birdville 2-1 to secure the championship.
Meet the Coaches
Dunbar HS: Timothy Peters
Coach Peters, Head Coach for the Dunbar Wildcats Boys’ Soccer Team, received his Master's degree in History, with a concentration in Ancient and Classical Studies, from American Military University (AMU) and his Bachelor’s degree in History from Columbia College of Missouri. He has taught and coached at Dunbar High School for over eleven years. He serves as an imbedded Adjunct Professor with Texas Wesleyan University, teaching the dual credit World and U.S. History programs for the Dunbar Collegiate Academy, as well as high school Psychology and Sociology courses.
Coach Peters holds a consistent coaching goal for his team, wishing always to win with integrity. His coaching purpose is to assist young men into becoming athletes of character, integrity and a willingness to serve others. Coach Peters holds National Certifications as both an Accredited Interscholastic Coach and a Level 2 Certified Interscholastic Coach.
North Side HS: Christopher Lunsford
I am Christopher Lunsford, the Head Girls Soccer Coach for North Side High. I started with FWISD in 2003 at J.P. Elder Middle School where I coached Soccer, Cross Country, and Track. I moved up to North Side three years later and became the Boy's JV Soccer coach where I enjoyed coaching with Head Coach Garth Briggeman for many successful years. I moved over to become the Girls Head Coach in 2017-18 and became the Girls Athletic Coordinator in 2018-19.
I began playing soccer when I was three years old and can only remember missing one season since then. I played Club Soccer for Challenge, American Eagles, and FC Lynx. I don't think any of those clubs still exist because I'm getting old and that was a long time ago.
My greatest soccer memory was scoring a goal in the Dallas Cup Super Group during the opening ceremonies while thousands of fans cheered USA, USA, USA because an American team was actually winning a game in the Super Group.
Jackets = cold weather!!!!
Letterman jackets = Varsity status!!!
Congrats to these young ladies for getting their jackets the first day of Softball Season. Panthers for Life!!!
Good luck Paschal softball this 2021-2022 Season.
The past weekend the Paschal Swimming and Diving Team competed at Districts in Justin Texas. We are in one of the toughest districts in the north Texas area when it comes to swimming. Overall in this meet, our swimmers really responded well to the challenges and stepped up and came through and earned some bids to swim in the regional meet. We had some great solid swims all across the board and I am well pleased. In the individual events Grant Chapa, a sophomore, won gold in the 200 IM and 100-yard backstroke. He will be advancing to regionals looking to earn his first possible bid to competing at state. On the girls side, Ryan Louden came through and got 4th place in the 100 fly and 5th place in the 200 free. In both events she has qualified and will be competing at regionals individually as well.
On all 3 relays our boys did well and qualified and will be advancing to regionals. On the girl’s side, our girls will have 2 relays advancing to compete at regionals. Make sure you congratulate these kids. They really did well to represent Paschal and represent Fort Worth. Our regional meet Regionals 1-6A Championships will be in Mansfield at the Debbie Weems Natatorium on February 4th-5th starting at 4pm each day. Below is the roster of Kids who will be attending and competing at regionals next week.
Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
DHJ had some success at the Springtown varsity tennis tournament bringing home medals in boys doubles (Jared Camacho and Johnathan Cortez), girls singles (Maryann Hernandez), and girls doubles (Karina Hernandez and Yamileth Salazar).
Western Hills HS
From Coach Soto:
I am proud of our tennis team because they had to cougar (cowboy) up to fight the freezing weather and early morning. Every player did a great job and we had plenty of opportunities to win in medal matches. Arturo Salgado and Karen Medina were able to win 2nd place in their mixed doubles matches. Jaineel Patel and Jorge Urbina were able to place 3rd in their highly competitive males' doubles bracket.
FWISD Cheer and Drill
Arlington Heights HS
This weekend we competed at NCA HS Nationals in Dallas , Tx! These kids absolutely KILLED IT this weekend!!!! JV is taking home the silver medal in BOTH the JV/FR GameDay category AND JV/FR Game Performance category! They also received the “Vocal Excellence” specialty award for GameDay and "Best Use of Jumps" and "Superior Showmanship" in the Game Performance category. The Varsity took 6th in their Game Performance category and the bronze medal in a difficult division with 12 teams in the Small Coed GameDay category! They also received the “Best Use of Props” Specialty Award for GameDay!! Please congratulate a cheerleader!
It’s a great day to be a jacket!!! 💙💛
Western Hills HS
The lady cougars went to Timber Creek and took first place. Freshman Abby Moilan took 1st in her weight class competed and finished with a 715 total lifting a huge 290 pound squat, 135 pound bench and 285 deadlift. Abby is doing nothing but improve every meet and has two meets left to go. Our next meet is on Februrary 9th at Keller Fossil ridge.
Western Hills hosted the first FWISD interleague powerlifting meet of the year. WHHS hosted Dunbar, South Hills, Polytechnic and OD WYATT. All teams did a great job participating with some strong lifts. Western Hills was led by Robert Moilan who took first in the 275 weight class with a 1075 total. Kheavan Johnson took 3rd in the same weight class. Javares Hamilton took first in the 148 class with a big 315 squat and 815 total. The team also had Marcos Guiterrez and Keon Butler who took 1stand 5th in the 220 weight class. The team had a strong start and are looking forward to an exciting year of powerlifting.
FWISD Flag Football
North Side HS
Joseph Villalobos has received an offer to continue his education and football career at McPherson College.