Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(4.7.23) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
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. @FWISDAthletics
North Side HS
OD Wyatt HS
To conclude the 2022-2023 season and start moving on to the next, we wanted to share our District Awards with you all. Please congratulate our boys if you have them in class, they did a wonderful job this year.
Also wanted to highlight the following:
- OD Wyatt soccer has won ALL District Player of the Year (MVP) the last 3 consecutive years:
2021 Dieme Kyanga
2022 Jonathan De la Torre
2023 Wilson Monewa
- A soccer player has been recipient of the TCU Community Scholar the last 3 consecutive years:
2021 Bae Reh
2022 Cue Thang
2023 David Garcia
Our boys have been performing and are expected to perform at a high level on the soccer field and in the classroom.
Please see the awards below, and once again, thanks for your help and support this year!
Western Hills HS
*YOUR* Western Hills Cougars Boys soccer team keeps rolling along in the UIL playoffs and has stormed its way into the Regional semifinals for only the second time in school history after a 5-1 quarterfinal victory over district rivals Carter-Riverside on Friday night at Farrington Field in front of several hundred Cougar supporters.
The boys, two victories from a trip to the state tournament, will face San Elizario in the second semifinal (Diamond Hill-Jarvis faces El Paso Irvin in the other) at Northwest ISD Stadium. Ticket information will be sent out as soon as it is confirmed.
Friday night, Guadalupe Figueroa Roman got things going in the first half with a pair of goals - the first a stunning shot from distance, the second a textbook header after some nifty combination play by Yeshua Muhindo and Emmanuel Nshimiyimana - as Western Hills took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
The Cougars left no doubt in the second half, as Hector Palomares scored to make it 3-0. After the Eagles scored on a penalty kick to cut it to 3-1, Western Hills replied immediately with a goal by Yeshua.
Yeshua capped off the night with a stunning bit of individual magic - a move worthy of airing on Sportscenter - for the team’s fifth goal. The spectacular volley sent the staff and students - many of who arrived in one of *FOUR* spirit buses - into a frenzy for the game’s final minutes. (Video here - be sure to turn up the volume): https://twitter.com/gosset41/status/1641979842383040512?s=46&t=VHQvdwnh2SAqIbRuA9XqHA)
Hakizimana Changwe and Gustavo Riveros were rock-solid at the back, and Alexis Bautista did enough work for two players in the midfield.
The Cougars improved to 19-6 on the season and have outscored their playoff opponents 12 goals to 5, increasing the margin of victory each round: from one goal, to two goals, to four goals.
Again, our next playoff match - a Regional Semifinal - is Friday at 5:30pm at Northwest ISD Stadium (1937 Texan Dr
Justin, TX 76247) against perennial state contender San Elizario. If you’re around this holiday weekend, we hope you make plans to be there. Ticket info will be sent out as soon as it’s made public.
Boys Finished 3rd in District with the hardest scores to beat!!
LD Bell - 663
Weatherford - 664
Paschal - 665
Western Hills HS
Cougar Golf... A Tradition Unlike Any Other (I think that slogan may already be taken by a tournament going on this week)
Isaiah Rotenberry was 9 strokes better today, RJ Moilan 6 strokes and Xavier Garcia shaved off 11 strokes, it was great watching them compete and wanting to do better than yesterday!
Thank you to Coach Moilan, Coach Pritchett, Ms.Harkness, and Mr. Rodriguez for coming out to ensure the tournament ran smooth!
North Side HS
Congratulations to Ariana Gomez on her 2nd Place finish in Girls Singles on March 31st. She fought hard over two days and qualified for the Regional Tournament April 10-11 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. #ItsAGreatDayToBeASteer
Paschal tennis competed in the district 3-6A tournament on March 30-31. Emerson Higgins and and Pierson Kadane fought for a spot in the Mixed doubles final, Angela Diaz and Manvi Sharma earned a spot in the 3rd place match in Girls Doubles, and Manya Sharma earned a spot in the 3rd place match for Girls Singles.
On the second day Emerson and Pierson went up a set, but lost a though match against the tournament’s top seed. Manvi and Angela secured the third place, and an opportunity for a playback. Unfortunately both of our teams lost their playback matches. Emerson and Pierson got 3rd place in Mixed Doubles, Angela and Manvi got 3rd place in Girls Doubles, and our Varsity Girls got 3rd place as a team.
We’re extremely proud of our student athletes and we can’t wait to see how they do!!
South Hills HS
Not done yet bragging on our Tennis kids. The JV team with some JV2 kids went to Waxahachie and brought home a bus load of medals. Please congratulate.
Please congratulate your South Hills District Champions.
Rosie Contreras and Luis Fuentes on their Second place finish in Mixed doubles.
Daniel Barraza on his third place finish in Boys singles.
They will all be going to Lubbock next week to compete in Regionals, please wish them luck and congratulate them if you see them.
FWISD Track & Field
The Lady Wildcat Track and Field Team had a strong showing last weekend at the Texas Relays Track Meet in Austin. The 4x1 relay team finished 4th overall and ran a season’s best time, the 4x2 relay finished 6th overall and ran a season’s best time, the 4x4 relay ran a season’s best time, and Kalani Lawson finished 4th overall in the 100m hurdles.
Way to go Lady Wildcats Softball on defeating Carter Riverside 25-6 on Tuesday night! #RoadToPlayoffsStartsNow
North Side HS
On Friday night, (3/31) the North Side Softball team defeated Arlington Heights 13-2 in 5 innings and moved into first place. Senior Adrianna Casso was the winning pitcher, surrendering two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out four. The team racked up 17 hits. Maggie Castaneda, Amira Segovia, Mia Rodriguez, Brigitte Martinez, Adrianna Casso, and Sara Rivera each had multiple hits for North Side. Rodriguez, Segovia, and Castaneda each collected three hits. It was a great team victory! The Steers are now 8-1 in district play! Go Steers!
The North Side Softball team racked up 21 hits Tuesday night (4/4) as they defeated Trimble Tech 19-9. Amira Segovia, Brigitte Martinez, Chloe Cardona, Mia Rodriguez, Sara Rivera, Adrianna Casso and Maggie Castaneda each had multiple hits.
Paschal Softball is not just about playing the game... Here are a couple shots of our girls going through team building relays, field maintenance, dugout reconstruction and community involvement. We hosted EGGStravaganza in the Paschal Cafeteria for our community where we had games, inflatable bunnies and Pies in the Face!!! Nothing better than spring time!!!
FWISD Flag Football
The Lady Wildcat Flag Football Team is on a roll in district play with a 50-8 win over Western Hills. Great job, ladies!
North Side HS
Congratulations to the Girls Flag Football Team for their 3-0 start to the season! The girls defeated Poly last night (4/4) 26-0! Ti'yanna Johnson recorded three long TDs from Isabel Ibarra and Evelyn Sanchez recorded multiple key catches throughout the game. The defense recorded 3 interceptions from Cameron Arenas, Jonoria Cardenas, and Savana Johnson resulting in their 3rd shutout of the season.
Paschal Purple traveled to Southwest this week. The defensive was stellar once again for the Panthers as they had another shut out and had two interceptions, one by Cate Peck and Devon Kilkenny. Kate and Moira Bradshaw came up with some great stops on 4th down. They both ended the game with 4 flag pulls and a sack. On the offensive side of the ball Annie Parsons came up big with 2 receiving touchdowns from Raegan Pitcock and Emelia Robbins. Robbins threw for 2 touchdowns and ran one as well. Her second passing TD was to Amanda Transou. Raney Smith had a catch and run of 40 yards to set up the final touchdown for the Panthers. Paschal took the win 26-0. Congrats to Annie Parsons on being the MVP of the game and Devon Kilkenny for being the Defensive Player of the game. Paschal will take on North Side next Wednesday.
Paschal White and JV teams played at home this Tuesday against Benbrook High School. Paschal White had some great achievements during their match up versus Benbrook. Eden Bullard (SOPH) had a 65-yard touchdown to get the Lady Panthers started! Zoe Brown (SOPH) made a great play and intercepted the ball from Benbrook's Lady Bobcats. Paschal's JV team also played a great game and held Benbrook the whole time. The JV Lady Panther defense did a great job shutting down the Lady Bobcat's offense. Neither team scored but the Lady Panthers showed great determination! Both teams fell short but showed a great amount of fight and perseverance during their games. We will compete against Carter-Riverside HS at Carter-Riverside Friday, April 14. All of our student-athletes work hard every day at practice to be able to successfully execute the plays they have learned for a successful season. We were also able to celebrate our very own Londyn Walton's (FR) birthday on Tuesday! Happy Birthday, Londyn!
FWISD Athletic Training
Trimble Tech HS
3X District Champs
3X Coach of the Year
FWISD Swimming & Diving
On April 4th the paschal Swimming and Diving team had their end of the year award banquet. It was a wonderful evening of dining and celebrating everything the team has accomplished this season. Some of the highlights of the evening, were honoring and celebrating our 5 seniors , highlighting the boys' and girls' district championship teams that won districts, highlighting the regional teams, handing out individual awards, celebrating the coaches, celebrating our all-state academic team, and recognizing our swimmers of the year for boys and girls. The male swimmer of the year was Grant Chapa, and the female swimmer of the year was Ryan Louden. Grant Chapa also was named 2nd Team all-state in the 100 back and the 100 butterfly. Georgia Austin, Ryan Louden, Anna Werth, Gabriela Alanis, Kyle Reagan, and Andrew Booth all qualified to be name to the All-State Academic Team for Swimming and Diving. We are proud of all our athletes and all they accomplished this season, and we look forward to the next season.