FWISD Athletics

Highlights and What's Ahead!!

(3.5.21) What's Happening around FWISD Athletics?

Oh what a joy it has been to have all sports back in action!!!!! We are so proud of the strong showing from our men's basketball programs in post-season play. Such an accomplishment!!! Our soccer teams are fighting hard for district championships. Baseball and softball teams are playing in games and tournaments. Golf, tennis and wrestling are going strong. And we are so excited that our middle schools can finally get ready for football and volleyball. So much to be thankful for.

District Standings Soccer: 4A, 5A, 6A

  • 8-4A BOYS: Diamond Hill, Western Hills, Benbrook, Riverside, Dunbar, Eastern Hills, YMLA
  • 8-a GIRLS: Benbrook, Riverside, Western Hills, Diamond Hill, Dunbar, Eastern Hills
  • 7-5A BOYS: Wyatt, Heights, South Hills, Tech, North Side, Saginaw, Poly, Southwest
  • 7-5A GIRLS: Tech, South Hills, Heights, Saginaw, Wyatt, North Side, Poly, Southwest
  • 3-6A BOYS: Paschal boys are in 2nd place.
  • 3-6A GIRLS: Paschal girls are in 2nd place.

Soccer

Western Hills HS

Emmanuel Nshimiyimana and Skyler Powell celebrate scoring a goal against Eastern Hills in District 8-4A action.
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Baseball

2021 Benbrook Bobcats' Hype Video

BMHS Baseball Hype Video

Payton Poole homerun against FW Northside

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Greyson Bainbridge Homerun vs Joshua to cap off a 10 run inning after being down 7-0

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Dee Kennedy Homerun vs FW Northside

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Western Hills Baseball

Senior pitcher, Reagan Smith, recorded his 150th strikeout!!!! Congrats, Reagan, and the Cougar's Baseball Team in their win over Dallas Pinkston.
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Softball

South Hills Scorpions

Winner of the Dallas Sunset tournament!!! Great job, Ladies!!!
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Poly Seniors

From Coach Trevino:


Last night in Saginaw, our seniors were recognized and presented with flowers for Saginaw's Senior Night. In addition, we presented their team with a signed softball from our girls and a card for Coach Money’s wife and daughter, that were present. Andrea Ramos, Senior CF, personally baked softball decorated doughnuts and presented them to their team. The Saginaw coaching staff and Coach Money’s wife went on and on for us being so thoughtful. It was an emotional night for all. I was really proud of how our young ladies presented themselves.

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FWISD Wrestling

FWISD Tennis

FWISD Golf

Pyramid Spotlight: YMLA and YWLA

Campus Coordinator Highlight

YWLA's Girls' Athletic Coordinator: Nina Lewis

Coach Lewis has been at YWLA now since 2014 when the school joined UIL for varsity sports. Coach Lewis has been coaching for 10 years. She has a bachelor of science in kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a masters degree in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a nationally certified Registered Athletic Administrator and currently working on her Texas Athletic Director Certification. Before moving to Fort Worth, she coached at a 3A school in Diboll, TX. There she coached the following sports; 8th grade basketball, 7th grade volleyball, Assistant basketball, Freshman Basketball, and head track and field.

Coach Lewis grew up in Garrison, Texas where she participated in cross country, girls’ basketball, and track and field. Her freshman year she was voted most improved athlete and qualified for regionals in the 300m hurdles. Her interest outside of work include; playing with my dog Zeke Prescott Lewis, supporting her nieces and nephew in their various activities, and sports and playing golf.

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YMLA's Boys' Athletic Coordinator: Joseph Heath

Joseph Heath is the Athletic Coordinator at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy where he has been since the high school opened in 2014. He previously worked at Southwest High School where he served as the Head Girls Soccer Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the football program’s only two playoff wins. Coach Heath teaches English, is the Head Track Coach at YMLA, and is the run game coordinator for the two-time reigning, defending TAPPS 6A football state champions, Parish Episcopal. His goal is to cultivate and empower all students through PRIDE (perseverance, resiliency, integrity, discipline, and education).

Coach Heath was born in Sioux City, Iowa and was raised in Abilene, TX where he was a four sport athlete and played in the 1996 state championship game. He also started 42 consecutive games, was a two-time all-state football player at Cooper High School, as well as a member of Prepstar’s all southwest region team. He was also a district champion thrower in Track and Field a regional finalist in powerlifting. His interests outside of work include psychology, philosophy, and studying the history of horror movies.

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Meet the YMLA and YWLA Athletic Training Staff

YWLA: Katie Poland

Dr. Katie Poland is the Athletic Trainer for YWLA and assists at Trimble Tech High School, she has been with the district for 5 years. She recently completed her Doctorate of Athletic Training degree through A.T. Still University. Dr. Poland also has a bachelors and master's degree from UTA. She is passionate about the care and wellbeing of her athletes and is strives to help them perform at their highest level in whatever sport they choose. Her favorite thing about being an athletic trainer is getting to see an athlete return to playing and feeling strong and healthy after an injury.

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YMLA: Jeffrey Hawthorne

Graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2006 and 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, while minoring in Nutrition, and Master of Science in Athletic Training respectively. I became an athletic trainer because I did not have one at my high school and I wanted to help athletes reach their full potential by helping them receive the best healthcare possible.

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MS Sports

Shout out to Coach Henry: Trimble Tech HS

Congratulations to Coach Henry on this recent national coaches certification! All NFHS national certified coaches are listed at https://www.fwisd.org/Page/8604. Missing your name? Please send name to Lisa Langston.

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Shout out to Coach Braud: Trimble Tech HS

TSATA wants to recognize Athletic Trainers from around the state, for their day-to-day endeavors of the “Athletic Training Life’. Their actions do not need to be anything award-worthy, or that goes above & beyond their ‘normal’ job duties… they just need to be a great Athletic Trainer. Let’s recognize individuals for their outstanding service though his/her work ethic, exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude. By nature, Athletic Trainers do not seek out attention, but this recognition is an honorary pat on the back and letting other Athletic Trainers, statewide, know. This ‘spotlight’ is a good way for ATs around the state to get and know people, they would not normally see or meet.

Jason Braud, Trimble Tech, was listed in the Texas State Athletic Training Association as an Athletic Trainer Spotlight recipient.

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Boys Basketball: Snippets of Successful Seasons

Shoutout to CRHS Girls’ Basketball player: Dally Coulter


Texas High School Coaching Association released their Academic All State teams.

Carter Riversides Dally Coulter is FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL STATE!!!!!

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OD Wyatt Basketball Highlight

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From the FWISD Athletic Office to every coach within the FWISD Family:

Thank you for choosing to "rise up" for our student athletes every single day. Our kids are so lucky to have you as their role models and give them hope. We know that "....all we need is hope. And for that we have each other."

Our Mission

The mission of the Fort Worth Independent School District Athletic Department is to develop and maintain a quality athletic program as an integral part of the educational process that strives for excellence while promoting competency, good citizenship, equitable opportunities, positive recognition and sportsmanship in a competitive environment.