Highlights and What's Ahead!!
(4.16.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?
There's no bigger story in FWISD Athletics right now than your Diamond Hill-Jarvis Eagles Soccer Team. For the first time in FWISD history, we have a team competing for a soccer state title. Way to go, DHJ!!! We are so proud of you. But, the greatness doesn't stop there. We have runners, golfers, jumpers and throwers advancing to Regional Competition. In case you didn't know, great things are happening in our athletic programs across the city!!! Please check the district athletic webpage Athletics / Home Page (fwisd.org) to find your favorite team in action!!!!
4A Regional Quarterfinal, Regional Semifinal and STATE Semifinal Champions: Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
The DHJ Boys' Soccer team defeated Celina on April 13 4-2 to advance to the State Championship Game. Next up, Boerne on April 17. Let's go Eagles!!!!! FWISD is proud of you!!!!!!
Softball celebrated Senior Night with a victory of Polytechnic High School.
Emily Paredes Garcia
The Raider baseball team defeated O.D. Wyatt 11 to 1 Tuesday at home.
FWISD Track & Field
Paschal HS tracksters advance to Area Meet
Wildcats are headed to the regional track meet. Congratulations to the Dunbar Track and Field Regional qualifiers!
YWLA History Maker
Donovan Thomas will be participating in the Regional Track and Field Meet as a high jumper.
Congratulations to Kyle Smith Hanna on placing 2nd at the District Tennis Meet this past Monday and Tuesday to advance to the Regional meet on April 27-28 at the Arlington Tennis Center! In the semi-final match, he faced an opponent that was a higher seed, and had bested Kyle in the fall. Kyle was able to quickly adapt, allowing him to outduel his opponent in 3 sets, in a match that took nearly 2 hours to complete.
This was part of a team effort that saw the boys claim 2nd overall team for the district. This included Kyle and Griffin Quinones in boys singles. For boys doubles, the combo's of John Nolan and Cooper Fitch, as well as Rhys Claassen and Zachary Jacobus also had several victories to help in the overall boys team total earning 2nd place. Our Mixed doubles duo of John O'Neil and Maria Gober also made it to the semifinals.
Big congratulations goes out to the whole team for their efforts this year and at the District Tournament.
FWISD MS Sports
Stripling Girls Basketball
Riverside Middle School celebrated their Lady Eagle A/B Honor Roll Student-Athletes.
Wedgwood Middle School Football first victory of the season 30 - 12 over Meadow Brook.
Notable performers were: Hector Martine, Raylon, Heslep Cain, Marcus King, Darrian Ward, John Hernadez, and Johnathan McCandless
Pyramid Spotlight: Benbrook High School
Campus Coordinator Highlight
Benbrook HS Girls' Athletic Coordinator: Esoleta Lofton
Graduate of Slaton High School in Slaton, Texas.
A Former University of Texas basketball player.
During my many years of coaching and teaching,
there have been many games played, many counseling sessions,
many championships, many playoff bouts, many disappointments. But yet, I press on toward the prize because I must…there are young lives at stake. My philosophies as a coach are so familiar to other coaches that hold sports and athletics near and dear to their hearts. We get pure joy and satisfaction out of finding ways to motivate student-athletes and mold them into the individual that will one day be successful and acceptable in today’s society. Athletics has a direct link to the development of our country’s student-athletes. As a coach, there are three things that I believe in: Commitment to giving 100%, honesty, and never lose sight of the responsibilities of a Coach. I believe athletics is an amazing channel to teach important life lessons that are so detrimental to and for all areas of life. It teaches perseverance, discipline, enthusiasm, and passion. The most crucial responsibilities of a coach are to teach responsibility and accountability. I hold myself to the highest level of accountability when it comes to molding our student-athletes. In turn I hope to instill in them the values and disciplines that can be taken and used after graduating from High School. By embracing the concepts of perseverance, sacrifice, and accountability student-athletes become prepared for life. They graduate high school, they obtain degrees, and Championships are won!
See you on the court, field, and track.
Go Bobcats! Family, All In!
Benbrook HS Boys' Athletic Coordinator: Cody Slater
Graduate of Olney High School, in Olney, Texas.
A Former Midwestern State University Football Player.
This year marks Coach Slaters twenty-third year as a teacher/coach.
Through the years he has had many coaching stops.
Towns: Wichita Falls, Petrolia, Kaufman, Olney,
Arlington, Miles, and Benbrook.
I am married to Misty Slater and we have two beautiful girls
Mia and Randee. To me there is nothing greater than being a part of a FAMILY, and I consider us all (athletes, coaches, sports programs, cheerleaders, emerald line, student body, booster club, administrators, faculty, parents, and community) a part of our BOBCAT FAMILY.
Our profession is the greatest profession in the word. There is no greater reward than being able to teach our student-athletes character, integrity, sportsmanship, and perseverance through athletics. Our athletic programs will always be about “more than just winning” we want to prepare our young men and women for life after high school. We do this by being intentional about teaching life lessons and instilling good values through our athletic programs. We strive to develop these young men and women to be reliable so they can be successful as future workers, wives, mothers, husbands and fathers.
The relationships we build will last a lifetime.
Meet the BMHS Athletic Training Staff
Biography- I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in 2003 with a bachelor of science in health with a teacher certification in health and physical education. I have 17 years of experience with 15 years in secondary schools with the last 4 in FWISD. I have a wife a 2 children ages 6 and 9. I enjoy watching sports and spending time with my family.
Assistant Principal of Athletics
BMHS Boys' Track & Field: 2021 District Champs/Area Qualifiers/Regional Qualifiers
Head Coach: Dustin Altmiller
Assistant Coaches: Brady Donart, Rusty Ballard
Jordan Butler qualifed in the High Jump by finishing 3rd at Area with a PR of 6-0.
Eric Reyes qualified in both the 3200 and the 1600, placing 2nd in both races at Area.
Dontre Sinegal qualified in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump. He set a PR and School Record by winning the Long Jump at 22-0.25. He also set a PR and School Record by getting 2nd in the Triple Jump at 45-3.5.
BMHS Girls' Track & Field: 2021 District Champs/Area Qualifiers/Regional Qualifiers
Head Coach: Ashley Rodriguez
Assistant Coaches: Jaci Dingler, Syna Donart
Benbrook Girl's had 8 girls qualify for the Regional meet:
4x200 and 4x400 both won Gold! Teams consisted of Danika Washington, Jayla Davila, Bailey Watson, Sayla Wofford, and Whitney Thomas
4x100 placed 3rd! Team consisted of Bailey Watson, Danika Washington, Sayla Wofford, and Abigail Venegas
Janiah Washington placed 4th in the 100 hurdles
Whitney Thomas placed 4th in the Triple Jump
Madison Sorrell brought home Gold in the Shot Put and Discus
BMHS Feature Athlete: Danika Washington
Head Coach: Marie Hamlett Williams
BMHS Golf: 2021 District Champs and Regional Qualifiers
Asst. Coach: Jaci Dingler
BMHS Emerald Line(Drill Team)
Sponsor: Stacy Ellison
1st runner up for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Grand Champion
1st Place for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Jazz
1st Place for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Military
1st Runner Up for Small Select Team (4-20 members) Pom
Top Choreography for Jazz, Military and Pom
Super Sweepstakes (meaning we scored 92/100 or above on all routines)
Superior Performance Award for our Officer Jazz
Top Choreography for our Officer Jazz
Superior Performance Award for our Small Ensemble
and once again Sayla Wofford's solo routine placed in the top 10 out of 83 entries
BMHS Volleyball: 2020 District Champions
Asst. Coaches: Renee Young & Misty Merck
BMHS XC: 2020 Disctrict Champions and Regional Qualifiers
Asst. Coach: Misty Merck
Head Coach: Cody Slater
Assistant Coaches: Dustin Altmiller, Wade Cribbs, Brady Donart, Justin Chavez,
Jason Higgins, Joseph Hicks, Rusty Ballard, Chance Rodriguez, Alex Carrillo, Patrick Bostice, M.S. Staff- Aldo Munoz, Samuel Light, Scott Elliott, Robert Jerkins, Ethan McGilvray
BMHS Girls Basketball: District Runner-up
BMHS Boys Basketball
Head Coach: Blake Mendez
Assistant Coaches: Randy McKelvey, Patrick Bostice
BMHS Swimming: 2021 District Champs and Regional Qualifier
BMHS Girls Soccer: 2021 Regional Qualifier
Head Coach: Anthony Roberts
Assistant Coach: Catherine Taylor
BMHS Boys Soccer: 2021 Area Qualifier
Head Coach: JARED SPOON
Assistant Coach: MARIO FLORES
BMHS Softball: Currently Undefeated in District Play
Head Coach: Rebecca Wessels
Assistant Coaches: Jason Higgins & Misty Merck
BMHS Basebal: Currently Undefeated in District Play
Head Coach: Justin Chavez
Assistant Coaches: Chance Rodriguez, Alex Carrillo, Scott Elliott
Head Coach: Wade Cribbs
Assistant Coaches: Alex Carrillo / Sponsor Greg Gross
The last 4 years Benbrook has qualified 55 kids to the regional wrestling tournament, and 3 kids to the state tournament (hopefully that number grows this year). The girl’s team has been District 5-5A team runners-up three years in a row.