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ND junior varsity coach “proud” of his Lady Bulldogs

ND junior varsity girls coach Jason Gaglione says he’s played soccer “all my life.” In his first season at ND, Gaglione’s Lady Bulldogs are 6-6-1 after a 2-0 victory over Newman Smith on Tuesday at Frankin Stadium. ND defender Erica Leija scored her first goal with 3:02 left in the first half on a shot

ND pitcher Matt Morales delivers the pitch

North Dallas junior pitcher Matt Morales had a good night Tuesday night although the team lost a close one 6-5 to Sunset in a non-district game at Mercy Street Complex. Matt went six innings, allowing only two runs on six hits. He pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning without giving up

5 questions with ND baseball coach Steven De La Cerda

The strength of this year’s North Dallas baseball team may be pitching, ND baseball coach Steven De La Cerda said in an email. With only three returning starters from last season, the Bulldogs will also be very young. The Bulldogs play Sunset at 7 or 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Street Complex in West Dallas. Later this

Bulldogs tennis team hits the court for spring

The North Dallas boys and girls tennis teams are back at work for the spring season. “We are in full swing for this season,” Coach Lisa Buitron-Irani said. “My expectation is that our team would continue to improve their skills and compete and represent North Dallas with class and good sportsmanship.” North Dallas will play

ND soccer team stops Woodrow, Creekview is next

After a 3-2 win over Woodrow Wilson, the North Dallas soccer team is back on track in District 11-5A. Up next is Carrollton Creekview at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Carrollton’s Blalock Middle School. “The team is doing good these days after last night’s win against Wilson,” coach Jonatan Benitez said. “We are definitely motivated and

State title bids fall short for Tinajero, Contreras

Going back to the UIL State Wrestling Championships for the second time was supposed to be better, but not for North Dallas seniors Alejandra Tinajero and Kaitlyn Contreras. Tinajero and Contreras both lost their first-round match Friday, then won their second match but dropped their third match. Their season was over at the Cy-Fairbank ISD’s

For Lady Bulldogs, scoring 27 runs is not enough

Question: How do score 27 runs in  a softball game and lose? Answer: When your pitchers give up 45 runs. In a season opener that last four hours, Samuell’s Lady Spartans outscored the Lady Bulldogs 45-27 in five innings on Feb. 13 at Forester Field. Samuell had only 5 hits in the win and North Dallas had

ND boys relay teams on track in first meet

  The North Dallas boys track team is going to be very young this season. Rashawn Speed is the only senior, Sean Berry is the only freshman and the rest are sophomores. “We’re basically a JV team running varsity,” ND boys track coach Daniel Wilson said. “We’ll get better.” Wilson said the boys are “not

Contreras, Tinajero go after state wrestling titles

Kaitlyn Contreras and Alejandra Tinajero are heading back to the state meet Friday and Saturday at the Berry Center in Cypress, near Houston. Last year, Contreras finished third in the 148-pound division and Tinajero competed in the 185-pound division but did not place at the state meet in Garland. “I get to go to state

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