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Former Bulldog Juan Carpio reaches playoffs with Langston

Juan Carpio didn’t have an opportunity to make the playoffs while at North Dallas, but now in his second season at Langston University, Carpio and the Lions are competing in the 2017 NAIA Football Championship Series. The No. 7 Lions play host to No. 10 Northwestern (Iowa) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the first round.

Cristian Dominguez wins Dia de Los Muertos art competition

Several North Dallas High art students won awards last Friday in the first Dia de los Muertos Art Competition, hosted by North Texas LULAC. Cristian Dominguez won first place and $500 in the art competition. Maria Ruiz won fifth place and Antonia Cabanas won sixth place. Art pieces were submitted from several Dallas ISD schools. Winners were

North Dallas students take pride in JROTC program: ‘We’re still No. 1’

Sgt. Marion Nicholson was recently about the benefits of joining the JROTC at North Dallas High School. “Discipline, structure,” he said. “When they first come in, we tell them you will wear a uniform. You will present yourself as far as the way we want you to do it. We’ll teach you everything. We’re going to mentor, model,

North Dallas Collegiate Academy students, parents meet the sponsors

More than 150 students and parents attended the North Dallas Collegiate P-Tech Academy Kick-off event Monday and had the opportunity to meet some of the pathway sponsors at the Collegiate Center. “I am pretty pleased with the turnout!”  Workplace Learning Coordinator Christina Akhavanzadeh said in an email. “We have a great group of students who are

Cristy Ottenwarden and Jose Gutierrez are crowned at North Dallas Homecoming

The 2017 North Dallas High School Homecoming Court was announced Saturday night in the girls gym. The entire Homecoming Court was presented at halftime of Friday’s game, which was won by North Dallas, a  28-0 victory over Sunset at Pleasant Grove Stadium. The court included: Freshmen Kiara Escobar Sophomores Marco Garcia Wong Juana Serrato Juniors Modesto Ottenwarden


Playing in front of the biggest crowd of the season — and Homecoming, too – North Dallas’ passing game hit on all cylinders while the defense put the clamps on Sunset in a 28-0 District 12-5A game at Pleasant Grove Stadium. The Bulldogs’ first win saw quarterback Kavonn Price threw for 208 yards and two

North Dallas senior Kathy Nguyen to appear on ‘Scholar Athlete’ segment Sunday

  Senior Kathy Nguyen will be appear on Dale Hansen’s “Scholar Athlete of the Week” segment on Sunday on WFAA-TV Channel 8. The segment, which runs after the 10 p.m. newscast, is scheduled at 10:35 p.m. Kathy participates in cross country, swimming and softball. She is also vice president of the Senior Class, captain of the debate,

Q&A with Gil Garza, the Dallas ISD athletic director

  Gil Garza, the Dallas ISD director of athletics, attended the North Dallas Bulldogs’ game against the Spruce Timberwolves on Sept. 7. Garza, who joined DISD in August 2014, supervises 22 high schools and 32 middle schools. Born and raised in Edinburg, Garza has more than 42 years of coaching and athletic leadership. A former head football

North Dallas Booster Club partners with new fundraising program

By BRENDA LOPEZ MONSIVAIS With the new school year just around the corner, the only thing that keeps you from getting your school supplies is having to drive from store to store and wait in long checkout lines. But the North Dallas Booster Club has the solution for you. And you can get your shopping

Select summer ball helps North Dallas’ SaNiya Lampkin, teammates improve their game

Coach Dre Marvell has been running the Nemesis Worldwide basketball select program for 23 years. During his tenure, he’s coached many girls who have gone on to play college basketball and some are currently in the WNBA. Could North Dallas High junior SaNiya Lampkin be next? “SaNiya  right now is way above most ordinary females

Welcome North Dallas High’s new principal — Katherine Eska

North Dallas High School has a new principal! Katherine Wanserski Eska comes to North Dallas High from Arthur Kramer Elementary School, where she has been the principal for the last three years. While at Kramer Elementary, Eska led her campus to obtain six state distinctions. She also worked as a high school teacher at Spruce

North Dallas High grad James Crayton has ‘a pretty fun job’

Recent North Dallas High graduate James Crayton has one of the coolest jobs this summer. He operates a McKinney Avenue Trolley in the Uptown area. “It is. Sometimes I just deny that it’s really cool,” James said on a recent Saturday. “I look at it as a pretty fun job. I get to have fun

Ogden Compton, Class of ’49: From North Dallas to NFL record book

  Ogden Compton turns 85 in August but he remembers playing football at North Dallas High School as if it were yesterday. Actually, he almost quit playing football at North Dallas, and if he did, he probably wouldn’t have made his way into the NFL record book. As a rookie quarterback with the Chicago Cardinals,

North Dallas library selling old yearbooks, looking for some, too

  North Dallas High School librarian Terri Moore is selling yearbooks but also looking for yearbooks. She is selling yearbooks at $30 for certain years, and is looking for yearbooks for certain years to be donated. “We do have some yearbooks we can sell [$30 each],” she said. “There are also a few years we

Join the North Dallas High School Booster Club

The North Dallas High School Booster Club generates support for the extracurricular activities at North Dallas High School. The group, which was started around 2002 and is comprised a parent president and alumni volunteers, holds events throughout the year and sells merchandise to raise funds for the athletic program. The Booster Club website publishes photos and stories about

ND basketball program needs resources, a new gym

Second of two parts North Dallas boys basketball coach Brett Cole says the key to building the basketball program is having proper facilities and maintaining a feeder pattern. The feeder pattern requires getting the kids from Spence and Rusk to come to North Dallas and not transferring or attending other schools. But getting basketball athletes to come

When will North Dallas HS get a competition gym?

    First of two parts. From November to February, the North Dallas basketball teams become road warriors. They may play one or two games in the boys gym, but for the most part, all of their games are on the road. North Dallas, a Class 5A school with 1,200 students, doesn’t have a competition-size gym like other

North Dallas softball team faces tougher competition in tournament

The North Dallas softball team competed in the R.L. Turner Varsity Tournament, facing off against 6A teams such as Denton, Grand Prairie and Arlington. “It lets them get more game time,” North Dallas softball Coach Chris Barnhill said before the tournament. “This tournament will be more teams that they would probably see in the second round

Bulldogs refuse to lose, battle back to 4-4 tie against Woodrow

After dropping its last two games, the North Dallas boys soccer team kept battling back and ended with a 4-4 tie against Woodrow Wilson on Saturday in a District 12-5A game at Forester Field No. 2. Jose “Chino” Gutierrez took a pass from Bryan Colleo, then raced down the right side and put the ball

Support the North Dallas LULAC group on Monday at Raisin Cane’s

Support the North Dallas High School LULAC chapter #1137 at its fundraiser at Raisin Cane’s, 5201 Ross Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Mention the North Dallas LULAC group at the register, and Raisin Cane’s will donate 15 percent of the sales to the North Dallas chapter. Proceeds will help the North

Unbeaten in 12-5A play, Lady Bulldogs face Adamson next

North Dallas’ Lady Bulldogs face Adamson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night in a District 12-5A game at Pleasant Grove Stadium. The girls junior varsity game is at 6 p.m. The boys team faces Adamson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Loos Stadium. The boys junior varsity game is at 6 p.m. Xya Balderas scored six goals

Lady Bulldogs end season with ‘disappointing’ loss to SOC

Norh Dallas’ lopsided 62-12 loss to South Oak Cliff in the first round could set the tone for next season, said Coach Paul Strapkovic. “I think they realize they don’t want to be in this situation again because it’s embarrassing,” he said after the loss Monday night at Ellis Davis Field House. “We need to

Let’s go Lady Bulldogs! — ND opens UIL playoffs tonight

North Dallas’ Lady Bulldogs take on South Oak Cliff at 8 p.m. Monday night at Ellis Davis Field House in the first round of the UIL girls basketball playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs are 13-14 and finished fourth in District 12-5A. SOC is 26-6 and the first-place winner in District 11-5A. North Dallas recognized its seniors

North Dallas tennis team shows ‘their excitement for the sport’

  North Dallas tennis coach Jeremy Horstman likes the enthusiasm of his team. In his first season as the tennis coach, Horstman recalled some team members talking about getting together for an extra practice. “A bunch wanted to get together and go out on their own tomorrow,” he said recently after a Thursday practice. “Then

North Dallas senior Jeremiah Cooper earns district champ title

The medal ceremony is one of the best moments at the district wrestling meet at Conrad High School. The female announcer calls out the names as the top four finishers receive their medals. “And the first-place winner is Jeremiah Cooper of North Dallas High School,” she says, announcing the winners in the 138-pound weight class.

North Dallas senior Marco Briones heading to Texas College

  North Dallas senior Marco Briones was among the hundreds of student-athletes who made their choice of college known for next season at the National Signing Day event, sponsored by the Dallas ISD, at Ellis Davis Field House. Briones, a punter and kicker for the Bulldogs, has accepted an offer to play for Texas College

Lady Bulldogs to play SOC on Monday in first round of playoffs

North Dallas’ Lady Bulldogs will face South Oak Cliff at 8 p.m. Monday at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse in the bi-district round of the UIL girls basketball playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs are 13-14 overall, and finished 6-6 and in fourth place this season in District 12-5A. North Dallas is led in scoring by post player SaNiya