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North Dallas’ ‘Hairspray Jr.’ production delivers entertaining performance

Reina Garcia (in white) acknowledges her performance after the show.   The North Dallas Theater Department delivered an entertaining and hilarious version of “Hairspray Jr.” Friday night in the school auditorium. The performance featured Reina Garcia in the lead role as Tracy, along with Aliyah Reeves (Edna) as her mom, Nancy Resendiz (Penny) as her

North Dallas faces all new teams in 2018 football schedule. Mark your calendars!

North Dallas’ 2018 football schedule includes 10 new teams this season. The only common opponents from last season are Adamson and Sunset, and those are the scrimmage games. Because of the enrollment numbers, the Bulldogs will be in District 8-4A Division I next season. “We’ll start out against teams that look like us,” said North Dallas head

Watch: The North Dallas Wind Ensemble perform ‘Instant Concert’

The North Dallas Wind Ensemble performs ‘Instant Concert’ Tuesday night in the Spring Concert in the school auditorium. Click here to read about Spring Concert. The beginning band performs “Lean on Me” at the Spring Concert. Band director Jesse Warmanen noted that none of these students could play an instrument before the start of the

North Dallas band continues to ‘raise the standards’ with Spring performance

The North Dallas High Wind Ensemble fills the stage during the Spring concert Tuesday night in the school auditorium.   After receiving the baton as drum major for next year, Laisha Torres didn’t seem to know what to do with it. She set it by her side as she performed during the Spring concert and then carried

Senior Week activities lead up to North Dallas High graduation

It’s baseball season and North Dallas seniors — (from left) Brenda Cruz (Vikingettes captain), Lilian Medina, Ramon Cerda,and Vanessa Gomez (cheerleader captain) — needed a blanket for the cold weather at the game vs. Woodrow Wilson at Randall Park. The Bulldogs won 5-3.   [UPDATE: Graduation is at 4 p.m. on May 26th. ] The

Despite series loss, ‘North Dallas is on the up and up’ — Wait until next season!

  You could see the frustration in their faces. The Bulldogs were giving their best, but it just wasn’t enough against Midlothian last Saturday. North Dallas’ district championship season ended in a lopsided loss. Midlothian opened their half of the first inning with five of the first six batters reaching base, on a single, double, walk,

Vikingettes name new officers for 2018-19 school year

  The North Dallas Vikingettes’ delivered an evening of high energy and high kicks in their spring show, titled, “The Last Glamorous Night!” last week in the school auditorium. The show featured several of the Vikingettes’ award-winning performances from the past year. Vikingettes sponsor San Nguyen-Tran handed out awards to Jayla McIntosh, Captain Brenda Cruz, officer Lilian Medina

North Dallas pitchers strike out 16, allow only 2 hits in 9-0 playoff victory

  Three North Dallas pitchers combined on a two-hitter and struck out 16 en route to a 9-0 victory over South Oak Cliff on Saturday in a one-game bidistrict series at Johnny Oates Field in West Dallas. The Bulldogs (17-5-2) advance to the Area round next week against Midlothian, an 8-0 winner over Burleson Centennial.

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

Bulldogs raise the intensity in 7-on-7 competition at Loos

  Quaydrian Frazier goes up for a catch over a Madison defender and scores on the play.   The intensity continues to pick up as North Dallas participates in the 7-on-7 competition on Wednesdays at Loos Stadium. Among the teams playing last Wednesday were Thomas Jefferson, Madison and W.T. White. The importance of making plays,

North Dallas wins in alumni vs. varsity girls soccer game

The North Dallas girls varsity and the alumni girls gathered together for a group photo. (Photos by Ernest Cerda)   The North Dallas girls soccer team played the alumni in a soccer game Saturday on the North Dallas field in back of the school. The game was a fundraier for the Lady Bulldogs’ The North

Watch: North Dallas boys soccer team holds clinic

The North Dallas boys soccer team had a successful first youth clinic. More than 20 students, boys and girls between the ages of 7 to 9, attended the clinic on Thursday at Ben Milam Elementary School. With the help of 12 ND soccer players, the kids practiced six different drills as they rotated stations. The drills

North Dallas athletic banquet to recognize top student-athletes Monday evening

Students, coaches and staff ate at the athletic banquet last year before the awards presentation. The North Dallas High School Athletic Banquet will be Monday, starting with a dinner in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. and followed by the awards presentation at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The event will be catered and the meal

Coach Desiree Allen and Dallas Elite get ready for Titans on Saturday

Head football coach Fred Johnson and assistant coach Desireé Allen watch the action from the sidelines. North Dallas assistant coach Desireé Allen is coming off her best game as a member of the Dallas Elite women’s football team. The Elite (3-1) defeated the Houston Power 53-12 last Saturday at Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Lions Stadium. Allen