Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(5.14.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
The FWISD Family is so proud of the many accomplishments our student athletes have achieved this year. We had a strong showing at the UIL State Track Meet and Benbrook baseball has advanced to the Area round of playoffs. Our MS track season is underway. None of this is possible without our amazing coaching staff. Thank you, Coaches!!!! 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
Benbrook HS: Bi-District Champions
Benbrook defeated Bridgeport in a 3 game series (4-5, 6-4.10-5). The Bobcats were lead by Devin Bennett, Dee Kennedy, Greyson Bainbridge, and Payton Poole (61 RBIs on the year) at the plate! Devin Jennings and Payton Poole picked up wins while Devin Bennett recorded a save. The Bobcats move on to play Iowa Park in the area round Friday and Saturday in Bowie, TX.
Sophomore Ethan Waters gets the final batter to line out to Devin Bennett for a game ending and series ending double play. The Bobcats move on to the Area Round and will face Iowa Park. The series will be in Bowie, TX at Bowie High School beginning on Friday and going into Saturday. WE ARE, BENBROOK!!! #WinTexas
Devin Bennett gets the final batter to ground out to Isaac Lucero for a 6-4 win.
FWISD Track & Field
Trimble Tech's State Champion: Kenondra Davis
Please Congratulate Kenondra Davis for all her accomplishments at the State Track and Field Championships this weekend in Austin Texas. Ms. Davis has completed her final races for her high school career. Competing in the 100-meter dash, she went in for the win and was phenomenal running her personal best time of 11.27 seconds blazing past the competition in a cloud of dust from the smoke on her shoes. She also, competed in the 200-meter dash and ran another personal best time of 23.11 wowing the crowd again. What a great season it has been for her. But the best is yet to come. I know Coach Brookins and the entire track and field staff have worked tirelessly in helping this young lady reach her goals and we are so proud to have had such a phenomenal athlete to work with. What is next for her? College at USC and I think we should look for her in the future Olympics.
FWISD MS Sports
MS weight lifting!!! Go Bobcats Go!
Prepping and getting stronger for HS Athletics!!
Dunbar High School
This year has been challenging, but major goals were still accomplished. On May 11th, The Dunbar High School Athletic Department wanted to celebrate their athletes and athletic accomplishments for the year. Congratulations athletes and coaches. We are proud of you!
Pyramid Spotlight: Southwest High School
Campus Coordinator Highlight
Southwest HS Girls' Athletic Coordinator: Sonya Lee
Hello, I am Sonya Lee. I lived in Amarillo, Del Rio, and settled in San Antonio, Texas. I attended and graduated from Louis W. Fox Academic and Technical High School. I ran Cross Country, was the setter in Volleyball, considered a quarter horse in track, running the 400, 800, and mile relay, long jump and triple jump.
I attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a minor in Physical Education. At UNT, I became a proud member of the Rho Delta Chapter of ZETA PHI BETA Sorority Inc. I am a current member of PSI ZETA Graduate Chapter of ZETA PHI BETA Sorority Inc. in Fort Worth Texas.
I started my teaching career at the elementary level in Fort Worth. I taught in England for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Alconbury, Huntingdon United Kingdom. Upon returning to the United States, I continued my teaching career in Abilene, Texas. I have been involved with Fort Worth ISD for many years working my way from elementary school- Benbrook, Ridglea Hills, middle school- Glencrest and Morningside, and now high school- Southwest. In middle school, I coached volleyball, basketball, track and soccer. At Southwest I was hired to coach volleyball and softball. Situations happen so I coached volleyball, basketball, and volunteered with the track teams.
After nine years of coaching at Southwest, I was offered the Athletic Coordinator position. I enjoy working with coaches, athletes, athletic programs, and activities providing information and serving as a resource to others. My Athletic Coordinator position allows me to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate to help people to grow and become better individuals. I strive to increase my knowledge base, I am a student at Dallas Baptist University. I will earn a Masters of Sports Management in a few months. As I help others grow in knowledge, I want to always set the example, I teach and coach to help students and athletes become positive, prepared and productive adults in our community, by using the lessons and skills learned to become contributors in our global society.
I am married to the man of my dreams, Fredrick Lee. We have three sons, Jasper, Ishmael, and Jaelen. We have four grandchildren: Tyshon, Makenzie, Harmony, and Jasper. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, running/walking, and most of all I love to shop!
Meet the SHS Athletic Training Staff
I graduated from Midwestern State University in May of 2019 with my Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. This is my first year at Southwest. I grew up partially in the DFW area and in Amarillo, TX. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dog Kodi. I am very excited to be apart of the Raider community and every day I get to wake up and say that I am “livin the dream”
I was born in Killeen, TX, child of a military father, and growing up primarily in Lawton, OK, while my father was stationed at Fort Sill. I knew two things growing up, I loved sports and I loved helping people. With those two things in mind, I found the best of both worlds while writing my senior research paper, I focused my topic on Sports Medicine, while attending Eisenhower High School. After graduating in 2003, I went on to attend Cameron University, before finding my way to Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where I graduated with my B.S. in Athletic Training in 2008. I then continued my higher learning at Tarleton State University, where I graduated with an M.Ed. in Kinesiology in 2010. After graduating from Tarleton, I found my first job at Kaufman High School, spending one year there and getting my feet wet in the profession. I then moved on to Lake Dallas High School for three years, teaching Spanish 1 and handling Athletic Training duties, before finally landing in Fort Worth with Southwest High School, back in 2014. I am completing my 7th year here in FWISD and at SHS, 7 wonderful years as a Raider. Rebecca, my beautiful wife, and I have two children, Katie who is 11, and Liliana who is 10. She has been my rock for the last 6 years, occasionally joining me in my busy life as my “side-kick” on the sidelines whenever possible. Outside of work, I enjoy watching my tv shows with my wife, watching all the sports that my wife can handle, doing puzzles with my daughter, and simply enjoying family time. We look forward to more years here in FWISD!
Points of pride: finished the season with 2 teams, 10+ girls on A or A/B honor roll each 6 weeks, competed hard against playoff teams until the last game!
SHS Girls Soccer
Back Row: Morgan Harris, Rhian Mitchell, Genesis Norfliss, Jamanik Jones
Front Row: Jamyri White, Brittney Everitt (Captain), Bailey Boyce (Co-Captain)
SHS Girls Basketball
The Raider Football season was memorable because of a few experiences. The Raiders won 7 games, finished in 2nd place in district 4-5A. Nine members of the football team made first team all district. The 4-5A district MVP was Quarterback Caleb Ollison. The district Newcomer of the year was Phillip Bradford. Even though we did not accomplish our goal of multiple playoff wins, the season was very memorable, and the players and coaches will always remember the positive experiences.
Six players signed national letters of intent to play football beyond high school.
Caleb Ollison - West Texas A&M University
Donovan Thomas - Angelo State University
Orien Green II - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
La'Darius Rucker - McMurry University
Omarion Barton - Hendrix College
Da'Monte Cunningham - Texas Wesleyan
Raider football members participated in a team-building experience while fundraising at TCU's graduation. The Raiders enjoyed the memorable experience at a local university and provided inspiration to some as future Horn Frogs.
SHS Boys Track
SHS Girls Track
Southwest HS Special Recognition: Victor Boyd
A DEVOTED COACH:
VICTOR BOYD graduated from Oscar Dean Wyatt High School. He attended Wylie College on a Track and Field Scholarship. Victor Boyd graduated from Wylie College.
While at Wylie he pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Returning to Fort Worth he started his teaching career at Glencrest 6th. After some years he moved to Forrest Oak middle school. At Forest Oak, he coached football, basketball and track. COACH BOYD’S teaching and coaching experiences forwarded him an opportunity to move to Southwest High School. He became a Raider and continued to coach football, basketball, and moved to girls’ track. With COACH BOYD’S experience, knowledge, and special talented girls, his teams have made many regional, area, and state appearances.
COACH BOYD is married to his wife ELLA. Together they have three children, Marcus, Phillip, and Hollie.
Thank you for everything you have done over your committed years to help the students and athletes be successful.
Now in 2021, after forty years of dedicated service, COACH VICTOR BOYD is turning in his teaching manuals, clipboard and stop watch so he can gas up the Winnebago and travel the country.
Thank you for forty years of committed service.
Southwest HS Alumni
Frankie Gasca, Shane Earwood, Paul, Fleck and Samuel Mosely.
Meet Coach Earwood:
Shane Earwood, Class of 2005! Texas Tech Graduate
Finishing 9th year of Coaching and Teaching at Southwest High School
District Champion 2016, Bi- District Champion 2016 and 2018 and Area Champion 2018.
Meet Mr. Fleck:
Paul Caliri Fleck
Southwest High School Class of 2004.
Austin Community College 2005-2006
Tarrant Country College 2006-2007
Portland State University 2008-2011
Aoyama Gakuin (Tokyo, Japan) 2010
Graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Political Science and a major in International Studies.
After graduation taught English in China from 2013-2017 while rock climbing around Asia. Highlight of life was climbing Mt. Fuji while studying abroad, going to Everest in 2017 and doing a 32 mile pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash in western Tibet in a day and a half.
Meet Mr. Moseley:
Southwest High School Class of 2011; TCU- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Graduated 2015); UTA- Master of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies your major (Graduated 2018)
Wedgwood MS Athletics
Faculty Recognitions: A special thanks to Faculty/Staff who adore our athletes!!!!!
Benbrook HS: Sophia Carter
We are very thankful to have a lady in our faculty that has time built in for us all! No matter the time or the day, she is there to steer us in the right direction. Her advice and guidance are always "right on time" with our grading deadlines and assistance with finding appropriate teachers for academic information or conferences. She is our Data Clerk Coordinator, Sophia Carter. We are blessed to have her on our team and a member of our BMHS Family!
Thank you, Sophia! You are a blessing to us!
Southwest HS: Glenda Tisby
OD Wyatt HS: Corey Wagner
Mr. Corey Wagner, M.Ed.
Teaches....AP Human Geography, AP Psychology
AP U. S. Government and Politics, AP Macroeconomics
Ex-Wyatt student 2010,
TCU Community Scholar from Wyatt HS
...attends all sporting events and supports the students...
7 years at Wyatt as a Teacher..
"I love to support the kids...I'm here for the kids and to give them the support they deserve just like when I was a student at Wyatt"
Dunbar HS: Rayna Glasser
Dunbar High School Athletics would like to recognize Ms. Rayna Glasser for her support to all Wildcat Athletes. It is not uncommon to see Ms. Glasser at athletic events throughout the week supporting her students all while teaching Algebra 1, Pre-AP Algebra 1, Pre-Calculus, AP Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, and OnRamps College Algebra. Thank you, Ms. Glasser! Dunbar Wildcat Athletes and Coaches appreciate you!