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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 swimmers heading to regionals Friday in Lewisville

North Dallas will be sending two girls relay team, a boys relay team and individual Marielena Garcia to the regional meet Friday at the LISD Aquatics Center West in Lewisville. The North Dallas swimmers qualified for regionals at the District 14-5A meet on Jan. 20 at Loos Natatorium. Regional qualifiers advance to the state meet

ND swim team celebrates successful season by giving coach a dip in the pool

The district swimming meet on Friday at Loos Natatorium is over. The awards have been handed out. And the district coaches of the year have been announced. It’s time to clean up and get on the bus to head back to school. The North Dallas swim team qualified two boys relay teams and two girls

North Dallas senior Kathy Nguyen attends banquet with ‘crazy successful scholar athletes’

North Dallas senior Kathy Nguyen attended WFAA-TV’s “Scholar Athlete of the Week” banquet on Jan. 9 at WFAA-TV studios. “I had an amazing time. The room was filled with crazy successful scholar athletes,” Kathy said. “We shared lots of laughs, especially when I was featured in the blooper reel. It was just awful to see

North Dallas swimmers prep for district meet on Friday: ‘We’re always having fun’

For North Dallas captain Helen Garcia and her senior teammates, the District 14-5A meet on Friday will likely be their final meet at Loos Natatorium. The past two months of practice and meets comes down to qualifying on Friday for regionals and, hopefully, then state. “As captain, I expect our team to finish and beat our old

North Dallas senior Helen Garcia receives DASA scholarship award at Mavericks game

  North Dallas senior Helen Garcia received the Law Offices of Domingo Garcia scholarship, awarded by the Dallas All Sports Association, on Jan. 9 at the Dallas Mavericks game at the American Airlines Center. The DASA scholarship was for $2,500 for the 2018-19 school year. Helen is a captain on the North Dallas swim team, and

North Dallas freshman learns to swim — now having an ‘amazing’ season

When swim season started, freshman Melanie Martinez didn’t know how to swim. “I went to extra practice before the season started,” Melanie said. “And then after that, I told coach that I wanted to get into swimming, and she said, ‘yes.’” The lessons have paid off for Martinez. The North Dallas boys and girls swim teams

North Dallas relay teams set the pace at All City Swim Meet

  North Dallas swimmer Isabella di Fazio finished fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at the Dallas ISD All City Swim Meet on Dec. 16 at Loos Natatorium. Isabella, who attends Booker T. Washington but swims for North Dallas, finished the event in 7:59.61.   In the Boys 500 free, the Bulldogs’ Kevin Rodriguez finished seventh in

North Dallas swimmers are ‘getting better and better,’ face test at City Meet

When he’s not in the water, North Dallas swim captain Steven Do can often be seen at the end of the pool cheering his teammates on. He’s the cheerleader on the team. How does he do it? “Same as usual, as with the cross country team — just my voice,” Steven said. “That’s it. My

Swimming team competes at regional meet

Swimming Coach Chris Barnhill said the boys and girls “did pretty good and had a lot of fun” at the UIL regional competition last weekend at the Lewisville ISD Aquatics Center. The North Dallas results include: Helen Garcia in 200 Individual Medley, finished 14th out of 15 Girls 200 Free Relay finished 11th out of 14 Boys 200

District results for ND swim team; regionals next

Several North Dallas  boys and girls qualified for this week’s Region 4-5A swimming and diving meet at Lewisville ISD Aquatics Center West, 1750 Duncan Lane in Lewisville. Marielena Garcia, Helen Garcia and Ciara Sifuentes qualified in individual events along with the girls 200 free relay. The boys 200 free  and 400 free relay teams also qualified.