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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.

North Dallas students enter photos in Retail as Art competition

Here are the photos, taken by North Dallas students, that were on display at the Retail as Art: Student Photography Exhibit last week at the Dallas Contemporary in the Design Art District. The North Dallas students participating included Reina Garcia, Kathy Nguyen, Brandon Gerado, Alejandra Barron, Duyen Lai, Lizbeth Lopez, Jacob Tijerina, Rosario Alcoser, DonTavious

National Honor Society inducts 24 new members at North Dallas High

Senior Cristy Ottenwarden is making the most of her opportunities at North Dallas High School. She said she came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic five years ago. She is currently president of the North Dallas National Honor Society, and that means a lot to her. “Being able to be in the National Honor

2018 North Dallas High School Senior Prom: Just pure beauty! Wow!

The North Dallas students were well dressed at this year’s 2018 Senior Prom on Saturday, April 21, at the Dallas Aboretum. Here are some of the students who were dressed to impress. To see more photos, visit Prom photos, Part 1 and Prom photos, Part 2.   Many thanks to Booster Club member Ray Salinas, Class

Bulldogs’ ‘hard work’ pays off with District 12-5A baseball title

  The North Dallas Bulldogs are District 12-5A champions after defeating the Adamson Leopards 9-1 Tuesday night at Reverchon Park. Sophomore pitcher Xavien Shay gave up three hits and struck out nine batters in the victory. Garion Doyle’s double to right field drove in three runs to give North Dallas a commanding 7-1 lead in

Lady Bulldogs play their best, wrap up season with plenty of reasons to celebrate

  The Lady Bulldogs saved their best for last. The result was the same but you couldn’t tell it from all the Senior Night celebration during and after the game. The Lady Bulldogs were so close to winning. North Dallas fell 17-14 in eight innings to Woodrow Wilson at the North Dallas softball field despite

North Dallas’ playoff journey ends in loss to Midlothian

With the wind at their back, the Midlothian girls soccer team struck quickly and often early in a 7-0 win over North Dallas in the UIL playoff game at Eagle Stadium in DeSoto. North Dallas goalkeeper Monica Ozuna also had to battle the setting sun as Midlothian attacked the goal from all sides en route

Lady Bulldogs’ SaNiya Lampkin named District 12-5A Co-MVP

  North Dallas center-forward SaNiya Lampkin was named District 12-5A Co-MVP and also earned first team honors. NaKiesha Alridge joined SaNiya on the all-district first team. Both are juniors. “SaNiya was our go to girl in the post,” said North Dallas basketball coach Paul Strapkovic. “She improved so much in the low block. She still

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 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,


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 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

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 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

Wannie Neal Dillon of Liberia recalls how she became North Dallas’ top female athlete

Wannie Neal Dillon visited North Dallas recently. The top female athlete of the year award is named after Wannie, a 2004 graduate.   At the annual North Dallas High School Athletic Banquet in May, the top female athlete of the year receives the Wannie Neal award. Wannie, a 2004 graduate, is recognized as one of the top female athletes

2017-18’s Best of the Best: Soccer – Presented by VNN x Rapid Replay

This Summer, we’re teaming up with our friends at Rapid Replay to hand pick our favorite fan-recorded highlights from this past school year across the VNN Network. Each week, we’ll be spotlighting a new sport’s Top Plays.  Got World Cup fever? Us too. Kicking things off this week, July 9, check out last year’s top fan-recorded

Rim Kings, led by North Dallas players, post first tournament victory

The Rim Kings celebrate their first tournament win over the weekend. The boys include (from left) Vernell Lee, Jorge Villalobos, Deavion Hernandez, Ja’Qualin Gabay, Joshua Jones, Trent Heard and Ciniqué Lampkin.   The Rim Kings, an AAU basketball team coached by North Dallas High parent Mickel Lampkin, took their first tournament win on Saturday at Fieldhouse

Two North Dallas softball players heading to camp, All-Star Week in Washington, D.C.

Sophia Hernandez and Ladaysha Robinson will be heading to Washington, D.C., for a week of softball training.   Two North Dallas High School softball players will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the competitive youth softball tournament this week. The tournament, sponsored by Major League Baseball and MLB Youth Softball Ambassador Jennie Finch, will be part of the 2018

North Dallas soccer Coach Jonatan Benitez makes his prediction on World Cup winner

North Dallas boys soccer Coach Jonatan Benitez predicts France and Croatia will advance to the World Cup final. If he’s learned one thing from watching the World Cup, North Dallas soccer Coach Jonatan Benitez said “there’s no easy games.” The World Cup is down to the final four, with the semifinals set with France vs. Belgium

Looking back: Hard slide leads to a hole in his pants for North Dallas pitcher

North Dallas baserunner Xavien Shay is safe at third base during an earlier game this past season. He played with a hole in his pants.   North Dallas pitcher/outfielder Xavien Shay was one of the top players on the Bulldogs baseball team this season.  But against R.L. Turner, he ran into a small problem.  He had

At 5-foot, Aileen Arias plays ‘big’ for Bulldogs softball team

Aileen Arias heads to the dugout after scoring for the Bulldogs.   Aileen Arias is one of the unsung players on the North Dallas softball team. She’s always there for practices and the games. Whether she’s starting or in a reserve role, she stays positive and ready to play. “I’m improving a lot in my

Congrats, Mary Ann Naig, North Dallas High School’s Teacher of the Year

Mary Ann Naig, who teaches Pre-calculus and Algebra 2, has been at North Dallas for 12 years.   [Update: Ms. Naig is teacher of the year for the 2018-19 school year. ] In early June, North Dallas named Mary Ann Naig as the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, and Scotty Martin was named Support Staff of the

Bulldogs summer team gets ready for Rangers RBI playoffs on Saturday

Coach Faydra Hall stops Yomara Gutierrez after her at-bat on Thursday at Mercy Field.   The Bulldogs Coach Faydra Hall talks with Yomara Gutierrez after Yomara’s at-bat.     The Bulldogs, comprised of North Dallas and Spence softball players, enters the playoffs Saturday in the Rangers RBI league at Mercy Field in West Dallas. The Bulldogs