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North Dallas cross country runners make the leap over haystack obstacles

A runner falls to the ground as Xya Balderas (back) approaches the haystack.   Xya Balderas reaches the top of the haystack and sees the downed runner.   Xya begins to step down and go around the runner.   Xya appears to land carefully behind the downed runner.   And Xya is off and running her

On the sideline at the Bulldogs’ football scrimmage

Michael Llamas and Cedrick Burkley.   North Dallas opens the 2018 season against Thomas Jefferson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Franklin Field. Here are a few of the scenes from the sidelines at the Bulldogs’ scrimmage on Friday against Maypearl and Sunset at Wilmer-Hutchins Stadium.   Bernie Woodson and Francisco Garcia.   Robert Nguyen

North Dallas offense scores in scrimmage, but the defense ‘didn’t give up any points and that’s good’

Bulldogs quarterback Trent Heard (16) heads toward the end zone against Sunset in Friday’s scrimmage.   North Dallas QB Trent Heard (right) celebrates with teammate Cinqué Lampkin (5) after Trent’s long touchdown run against Sunset.   The North Dallas defense looked good in Friday’s scrimmage against the Maypearl Panthers and Sunset Bisons at Wilmer-Hutchins Stadium.

For North Dallas cross country runner Bilal Rasool: ‘If I can do this, I can do anything.’

The North Dallas boys cross country runners include Bilal Rasool, Julian Canales, Alejandro Murillo and Alexis Galindo. The Bulldogs will compete Saturday in the Greenhill/Luke’s Locker 6-Mile Relays at Norbuck Park.   Bilal Rasool brought up the rear of the boys race at the 2-mile cross country race last week at Lynn Creek Park in

North Dallas going through the drills, preparing for second scrimmage on Friday

Cinqué Lampkin (7), Francisco Garcia (20) are joined by De’Shawn Arvie in a photo at practice.   “I think it’s going to be pretty tough but I feel we can dominate on some levels of the game. We’ll dominate some of the teams but it will be pretty close games. Trust the process. That’s all

Under trainer Nicholas Saldivar’s watch, the Bulldogs are manging the heat, injuries

Athletic trainer Nick Saldivar applies tape to lineman Semon Washington during practice Tuesday.   In the afternoon, you can usually catch athletic trainer Nicholas Saldivar on the football field, monitoring the football practices. The temperature gauge — a WetBlub Globe Temperature — is set up on the softball field. It lets Saldivar know the field temperature. On

2017-18’s Best of the Best: Track And Field – 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.  This week we’re showcasing our favorite highlights from across the country in Track and Field: Do you want to showcase your own

5 questions with North Dallas Athletic Coordinator Brian Barnett

North Dallas Athletic Coordinator Brian Barnett (middle, background) stands next to new girls basketball coach John Edwards at a recent girls volleyball game in the boys gym.   Athletic coordinator Brian Barnett, beginning his fifth year at North Dallas, oversees the athletic program at the school.  The fall sports include football, volleyball, cross country, team

Looking at schedule, could this be the season that ND takes ‘that 1952 off our back’?

The Bulldogs come off the field after a solid defensive performance against Adamson on Saturday.   Looking at this season’s schedule, North Dallas head coach Fred Johnson is pretty optimistic. He said the Bulldogs will be facing teams that look like them. North Dallas will be facing all new teams as it drops to Class 4A. Some teams,

North Dallas defense gets two interceptions, blanks Adamson in scrimmage

Bulldogs linebacker Cinque Lampkin dives for the Adamson ball carrier.   North Dallas defensive coordinator Matthew Clay came off the field after Saturday’s scrimmage at Franklin Field with a sigh of relief: “No injuries,” he said. The Bulldogs cannot afford injuries if they hope to compete in District 8-4A Division 1 this season. In Saturday’s scrimmage against