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Poteet Senior Football Players Volunteer with Patriot PAWS Published: 08/12/2014

Poteet Senior Football PlayersSeveral Poteet senior football players recently volunteered at Patriot PAWS in Rockwall. Patriot PAWS trains and provides service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities. The goal is to help restore their physical and emotional independence. The Poteet players, led by coaches David Lynch and Daniel Penrod, shoveled and removed gravel and sand so that turf could be placed where the dogs live and are trained.

Poteet Baseball Players Named Academic All State Published: 07/28/2014

PHS BSBMatthew Truong, at left, and Brett Boone, both recent Poteet High School graduates, have been named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association 4A Academic All State Team for 2014.

Boone has been on the varsity team for three years, while Truong was on varsity this year.

Three Former John Horn Football
Nominated for Prestigious Awards
Published: 07/17/2014

PHSThe following former John Horn High School players are up for prestigious awards, said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg.

* Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant nominated for Biletnikoff:

*SMU's Stephon Sanders nominated for Butkus:

*Kansas' Jacorey Shepherd nominated for Big 12 Sportsman of the Year:

"It's great to see so many of our athletes being so successful on a high level.," said Bragg.

Former Mesquite High Football Player Nominated
For Biletnikoff Award for Nation's Top Receiver
Published: 07/16/2014

Rashard HigginsFormer Mesquite High School football player Rashard Higgins, now at Colorado State University, has been nominated for the Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver, said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg. Bragg said this is a prestigious honor for Higgins, who is only in his sophomore year at CSU.

Colorado State wide receiver Rashard Higgins was named to the 2014 Biletnikoff watch list Tuesday morning. View Full Story

Nine Poteet Softball Players Named to Scholar Athlete Team
Published: 07/08/2014

The following nine members of Poteet's Softball Team were recently named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete Team. Players must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be eligible.

Hannah Jobson
Amy Krause
Selena Mendoza
Elisa Morris
Madison Sadler
Aubree Turbeville
Tristan Wells
Shelby Wilson
Madison Yannetti

North Mesquite's Starks Tagged for All Area Baseball Team Published: 06/23/2014

Tyler StarksNorth Mesquite High School's Tyler Starks was named to the Dallas Morning News’ All Area Baseball Second Team. The junior was the District 12-5A MVP with a .526 batting average and had a 9-3 record as a pitcher. "Even though Tyler is listed as an infielder on the All Area Team, he played outfield and pitched," said Coach Tommy Sigler.

Six Mesquite ISD Softball Players Tabbed
for Dallas Morning News All-Area Team
Published: 06/17/2014

Softball PlayersPoteet and John Horn high schools each claimed three spots in Dallas Morning News’All-Area Softball Team.

Poteet’s players to make the list include senior Madison Yannetti, first team, and senior Aubree Turbeville and junior Shelby Wilson, third team.

John Horn sophomore Morgan McCallum was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while seniors Ashley Moore and Miranda DuPree received Honorable Mention. McCallum, who leads the Dallas area with 17 home runs, has verbally committed to play softball at the University of Kentucky.

Ashley Moore and Miranda DuPree were named Honorable Mention.  

Varsity Football Season Tickets Now On Sale Published: 05/22/2014

Now is the time to get your 2014 Varsity Football season tickets:

PARKING PASS (MISD accepts cash or check only) $10.00  

Season tickets will be available for purchase in the Athletic Office for previous season ticket holders May 19th through June 12th. First time buyers will be able to purchase tickets August 11th through August 22nd . Summer office hours are
8:00 am to 4:00 pm  for ticket sales and are closed on Fridays through August 9th.

We are anticipating another exciting season and counting on your support!  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 972-882-7381.

Mesquite ISD Senior Hunter Arnold Signs Letter of Intent Published: 05/16/2014

Hunter ArnoldHunter Arnold-JHHS Senior-signing with Henderson State. MISD Coaches Dustin Holland and Lisa Bagley with Hunter

4A Regional Semifinal Softball Playoff Schedule Published: 05/12/2014

Poteet HS Softball vs. Ennis HS
Game 1: Thursday, May 15/7:30 PM/Red Oak High School
Game 2: Friday, May 16/7:30 PM/ Red Oak High School
Game 3: Saturday, May 17/ 7:30 PM/ Red Oak High School
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student

Aaron Akens Wins 5A State
Championship in Discus
Published: 05/12/2014

Aaron AkensAaron Akens of North Mesquite High School is the 2014 5-A Discus State Champion, said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg. Akens' winning throw at the State Track Meet was 188 feet. In addition, Akens has received a track scholarship to Sam Houston State University, Bragg said.

Other results for Mesquite ISD athletes who competed in the UIL state track and field championships at the University of Texas' Mike Myers Stadium:

5A Boys 400 meters- 4th place- Emmanuel Ogwo, Horn

5A Girls 400 meters- 5th place- Kodii Church, Horn

5A Girls Long Jump- 6th place- Zuliat Alli, Horn

4A Boys 800 meters- 7th place- Steeven Martinez, Poteet

For complete results, go to http://www2.uil.utexas.edu/tournament-results/track-field/index.htm

Mesquite ISD Horn High School Senior Named Academic All-State Published: 05/06/2014

Hunter Arnold, John Horn High School senior swimmer, was named Academic All-State by the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA).

Mesquite ISD 4A Regional Quarterfinal Softball Playoff Schedule Published: 05/05/2014

Poteet HS Softball vs. Little Elm HS
Friday, May 9th / 7:00 PM
At McKinney HS
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student

Jesus Armendariz Only Area Sophomore
to Make Prestigious Soccer List
Published: 05/05/2014

Jesus ArmendarizJesus Armendariz, a sophomore forward soccer player from Poteet High School, has been selected to the Dallas Morning News All-Area Second Team. "Jesus is the only sophomore in the area to make the first or second team on the boys' side," said Colby Peek, head soccer coach at Poteet. Here is a full list of area soccer players recognized.

Poteet Football Program Supports Military Veterans Published: 04/30/2014

Poteet Football Program Supports Military VeteransThe entire Poteet football team gathered recently to do 22 push-ups in response to a challenge by The Hersh Foundation to raise money and awareness for military veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The significance of 22 is that every day there are 22 veterans who commit suicide because of PTSD.

"The challenge was that the Hersh Foundation would donate $100 for every person filmed completing 22 consecutive push-ups," said Assistant Coach Chris Schaar. "This means that with 160 student-athletes, our kids and program helped raise $16,000 for veterans suffering from PTSD, Schaar said.

"We are proud of our student-athletes for helping to raise awareness and funds for our military service members who serve and pay the ultimate price," said Schaar.

North Mesquite Basketball Player Signs Letter of Intent Published: 04/30/2014

Aaron AkensLeslie Davis, North Mesquite basketball player, signs with Temple Junior College.

North Mesquite Athlete Signs Letter of Intent Published: 04/28/2014

Aaron AkensAaron Akens of North Mesquite High School recently signed a letter of intent to accept a scholarship in track and field at Sam Houston State University.

Mesquite Horn Girls Basketball Player Signs with Arkansas Published: 04/28/2014

Lauren BradshawLauren Bradshaw, Mesquite Horn Girls Basketball player, signs a full scholarship to Arkansas State.

Mesquite ISD's Poteet Boys Soccer Players Recognized
by Texas Association of Soccer Coaches
Published: 04/28/2014

PHS Soccer All-Region/All-State 2014TASCO (Texas Association of Soccer Coaches) All-State Team:
Jesus Armendariz – Honorable Mention All-State Forward

TASCO (Texas Association of Soccer Coaches) All-Region 2 Team:
Jesus Armendariz – First Team All-Region Forward
Carlos Prieto – First Team All-Region Goalkeeper
Hayden Long – Second Team All-Region Defender

Also, congratulations to the following five seniors for achieving Texas Soccer Coaches Association (TASCO) academic all-state!

Chris Guerrero
Carlos Prieto
Dakota Pearson
Derric Davis
Victor Esparza

PHS Soccer All-Region/All-State 2014"In order to accomplish this honor, the student athlete must be a senior and either be in the top 10% of their respective class or have a 90 average or higher for the duration of their high school career. This is, by far, the most (5) I’ve had from any one group of seniors since I’ve been at PHS. I’m extremely proud of each of these young men and their commitment to being a student athlete!" said Colby Peek, Head Boys' Soccer Coach.

From left to right (bottom picture): Chris Guerrero, Dakota Pearson, Carlos Prieto, Derric Davis, Victor Esparza

Five Track and Field Athletes Headed to State Published: 04/28/2014

With their performances at the 4A and 5A Regional track meets, five Mesquite ISD track and field athletes are headed to Austin for the UIL State Championships. Horn's Kodii Church, Emmanuel Ogwo, and Zuliat Alli, North Mesquite's Aaron Akens, and Poteet's Steeven Martinez each qualified to compete at the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium on May 9-10. Church won the girls 5A 400-meter dash in a time of 55.73 while Akens won the 5A boys discus throw at 185-05 for his second trip to Austin. He finished fourth a year ago with a throw of 159-06. For more info on the State Track and Field Championships, go to uiltexas.org/track-field/state.

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Mesquite ISD Baseball Playoff Schedule Published: 04/28/2014

Mesquite Poteet vs. Frisco Liberty
Game 1: Thursday, May 1/7:30 PM/Copeland Field
Game 2: Friday, May 2/7:30 PM/ Copeland Field
Game 3: (if necessary): Saturday, May 3/ 7:30 PM/ Copeland Field
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student

NMHS vs. Sachse
Game 1: Thursday, May1/ 4:30 PM/  Sachse HS
Game 2: Saturday, May 3/ 1:00 PM/ Copeland Field
Game 3: (if necessary): 30 minutes after Game 2
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student

 All-District Boys and Girls Soccer Published: 04/21/2014

12-5A All-District Girls Soccer 
Defensive MVP- Liz Campos Sr. Horn
First Team: Kory Dixon So. North Mesquite; Aileen Lira Jr. North Mesquite; Heather Lacy Sr. North Mesquite; Adrianna Smith So. Horn; Arianna Dunsworth So. Horn; Alyah Mithchell Jr. Mesquite
Second Team: Alondra Garza Sr. North Mesquite; Brianna Lozano Fr. North Mesquite; Larissa Lopez Sr. North Mesquite; Bayleah Hill Jr. Horn; Joshlyn Causey Jr. Horn; Jordan Kondikoff So. Horn; Alexus Lopez So. Mesquite.

23-4A All-District Boys Soccer   
Co-Player of the Year- Offense: Jesus Armendariz So. Poteet
Co-Player of the Year-Defense: Carlos Prieto Sr. Poteet
Player of the Year-Midfield: Josh Sedeno Jr. Poteet
Player of the Year-Utility: Julio Hernandez Jr. West Mesquite
Newcomer of the Year: Jonathan Monico Sr. Poteet
Coach of the Year: Colby Peek, Poteet
First Team: Poteet- Sammy Duarte-Sr. Hayden Long-Jr. Dakota Pearson-Sr. Travis Avant-Jr. Chris Guerrero-Sr.; West Mesquite- J.J. Martinez Hernandez-Sr.
Second Team: Poteet- Derric Davis-Sr. Daniel Reyes-Jr. Dillon Wester-Jr. Joel Barrientos-Fr.; West Mesquite- Jose Torres-Sr. Abel Jaimes-Sr. Israel Elias-Sr. Jair Gonzalez-Sr. 

23-4A All-District Girls Soccer  
Co-MVP: Brittnye Loewen So. Poteet
Newcomer of the Year: Gabrielle Gomez Fr. Poteet
Sophomore of the Year: Joy Carlock So. Poteet
Coach of the Year: Kelly Thomas, Poteet
First Team: Poteet- Kristina Salazar, So. MF; Sharidyn Barnes Sr. F; Brie Garcia Jr. F; Aspen Moreno Jr. D; Skye Wardell Jr. D; Kylee Pelfrey Jr. GK; West Mesquite- Aileen Nunez Sr. MF; Emily Juarez So. MF. 

John Horn Junior Qualifies for State Tennis Tournament Published: 04/17/2014

Raven BennettJohn Horn junior Raven Bennett won the Girls Singles Championship at the UIL 5A Region II Tennis Tournament at Baylor University in Waco. The Regional Tournament was held April 15-16. Raven has now qualified for the State Tennis Tournament to be held on April 28-29 at University Of Texas Tennis Courts in Austin. State Tournament details can be accessed thru the UIL website.

MISD Athletes Advance to Area Track Meets Published: 04/14/2014

More than 50 Mesquite ISD athletes have advanced to the Area Track and Field Meets scheduled for this week. The top four finishers in each event from last week’s District Championships qualified for the Area Meets. The District 10-4A/11-4A Area Meet will be held at Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s Standridge Stadium Wednesday-Thursday. The District 11-5A/12-5A Area Meet is scheduled for Thursday at Garland ISD’s Williams Stadium. The top two finishers at the Area Meets advance to the Regional Meets on April 25-26. The 4A Region 2 Meet will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Stadium, while Baylor’s Hart-Patterson Track Complex will host the 5A Region 2 Meet.

Tavoris Smith in Action at District Track Meet Published: 04/14/2014

Tavoris Smith, TrackNorth Mesquite High School senior Tavoris Smith competes at a recent track meet. His track accomplishments include District 12-5A Triple Jump runner up and Area Meet qualifier, said Principal Doug Barber.

National Football Foundation to Honor Four Scholar-Athletes Published: 04/11/2014

The four Mesquite ISD student athletes to be honored at the April 14 National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet are:

Darren Carrillo – Poteet High School
Charles Grant – Mesquite High School
Nicholas Marino – North Mesquite High School
Destri White – John Horn High School

The event, to be held at the Dallas Marriott Quorum, has attracted a sellout crowd of 500-plus people each of the past five years. Award-winning sportscaster Scott Murray will serve as the evening's emcee for the sixth consecutive year and several members of the College Football Hall of Fame are expected to attend.

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Poteet High School Advances in
Soccer Playoffs; Plays Tuesday
Published: 04/07/2014

Poteet High School Boys (Visitor) vs. Frisco Wakeland High School
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
At Highland Park High School
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student
Passes: District Passes

Mesquite ISD Soccer Playoff Schedule Set Published: 03/31/2014

Support boys soccer teams from Poteet and Horn at playoff games this week.
Please note Memorial and Hanby Stadiums will be host to several playoff games.

Thursday, April 3
Poteet Boys (Home) vs. Lovejoy
at Lake Highland’s Wildcat-Ram Stadium
@ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student
Lakeview Boys vs. Plano West (Home)
Memorial Stadium
@ 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student
Friday, April 4
Memorial Stadium
Rockwall Girls vs. Plano West
@ 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student
Horn Boys (Home) vs. Lake Highlands
@ 8 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student
Hanby Stadium
Forney Girls (Home) vs. Wylie
@ 6 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Adult/ $3 Student

Mesquite ISD's All District 12-5A Boys Soccer Players Named Published: 03/31/2014

All District BasketballCongratulations to the All-District 12-5A boys soccer players from Mesquite ISD listed here.

Former Skeeter Alex Cooper Earns All-Tournament Honors Published: 03/26/2014

Alex CooperFreshman guard Alex Cooper was named to the Heartland Conference Tournament All-Tournament Team for his performance during the Lions' first-round loss to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Cooper scored a career-high 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field, 3-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and 9-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line. He also had four assists and two steals.


Lisa Lisewsky of Poteet Named Coach of the Year Published: 03/18/2014

Lisa Lisewsky, Coach of the YearPoteet High School’s head volleyball coach Lisa Lisewsky has been chosen as the DFW Girls Coaching Clinic "Coach of the Year."

“I am extremely honored to receive this award on behalf of Poteet volleyball and all of the players that have been through our program and thank Steve Bragg and his staff for nominating me,” said Lisewsky. “I was taken aback when I learned that every district in the Metroplex got to nominate any coach, any sport, and that the North Texas clinic chose me,” she said. “I am proud to represent Mesquite ISD.”

"Lisa was nominated by the MISD Athletic Office for her long-term success as head volleyball coach," said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg. "She is highly respected by her peers and has been a mentor for many young coaches across the North Texas region," he said.

Poteet High School volleyball has been in the playoffs every year but one since the 1990-91 season when Coach Lisewsky became the head coach, said Bragg.

Four Poteet High School Volleyball
Players Named to Academic All-State Team
Published: 03/07/2014

Poteet High School VolleyballFour Poteet High School volleyball players have been named Academic All-State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Pictured left to right are Kelsey Stewart, Kristen Jones, Selena Mendoza and Madison Yannetti. Criteria for the honor include an overall GPA average of 94 or above for grades 9- 11, be a varsity participant or member of the support staff of that sport in good standing, and be of good moral character. In addition, the Texas Sports Writers Association recognized Madison Yannetti as All-State Volleyball Second Team.

Mesquite ISD's All District Boys and
Girls Basketball Players Named
Published: 02/24/2014

All District BasketballCongratulations to the All-District 10-4A and 12-5A boys and girls basketball players from Mesquite ISD listed here.

Poteet's Boys Basketball Teamed Up With
Other Volunteers to Feed the Homeless
Published: 02/24/2014

Poteet High School Basketball Team Feed the HomelessThe Poteet High School boys basketball teamed up with Crime Stoppers of PHS and volunteered at the Salvation Army to prepare food and feed the homeless. The players met at Poteet High School at 4 a.m. last Saturday. Then they went to the Salvation Army to feed the homeless breakfast, and prepare meals for the rest of the weekend.

Poteet Volleyball Receives Honors Published: 02/24/2014

Four Poteet High School volleyball players have been named Academic All-State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association: Kristen Jones, Selena Mendoza, Kelsey Stewart, and Madison Yannetti. Criteria for the honor include an overall GPA average of 94 or above for grades 9- 11, be a varsity participant or member of the support staff of that sport in good standing, and be of good moral character. In addition, the Texas Sports Writers Association recognized Madison Yannetti as All-State Volleyball Second Team. The Poteet volleyball head coach, Lisa Lisewsky, has been chosen as the DFW Girls Coaching Clinic "Coach of the Year."

 Mesquite ISD Boys Basketball Playoff Info Published: 02/20/2014

Mesquite High School VS Allen)
Date:  FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Location: Naaman Forest High School
Time:  7:30 PM
Ticket Prices:  Adults-$5.00, Students-$3.00

Mesquite High Girls Softball Team
Donates to Children's Cancer Charity
Published: 02/17/2014

MHS Girls SoftballThe Mesquite High School girls softball team donated items to "Love for Lauren Grab & Go's," a charity that donates to children fighting cancer at Children's Hospital in Dallas. "We are very proud to be a part of this wonderful experience," said Autumn Woods, head coach. "The girls played very well coming out with two wins and three losses in the Forney tournament," she added.

See our results below…

2/4/14 Mesquite vs. Trinity / L 2-8 Final
2/13/14 Mesquite vs. Ennis / L 7-11 Final
2/14/14 Mesquite vs. Corsicana / W 7-6 Final
Mesquite vs. Frisco / L 2-8 Final
2/15/14 Mesquite vs. Wylie East / L 2-4
Mesquite vs. Arlington / W 15-1

North Mesquite’s Nichols Earns Spot in State Swim Meet Published: 02/12/2014

North Mesquite junior Jeremy Nichols has qualified for the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet in the 100 yard freestyle. Nichols’ second place time of 46.64 at the Regional Meet earned his spot as a call-up in the State Meet. The Swimming & Diving State Meet will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center at the University of Texas at Austin on February 21-22. For more information, visit the UIL website at uiltexas.org/swimming-diving/state.

 Girls Basketball Playoff Information Published: 02/11/2014

5A Girls Basketball Area Playoff
MHS (Home) vs. Plano West High School
Date: Thursday, February 13th/ 6:30 PM
Location: Rowlett High School
Ticket Prices: $5 Adult, $3 Student

4A Girls Basketball Area Playoff
WMHS (Home) vs. Woodrow Wilson High School
Date: Thursday, February 13th/ 6:30 PM
Location: Ellis Davis Field house
Ticket Prices: $5 Adult, $3 Student

MISD Middle School Basketball Published: 02/06/2014

The MISD MS boys games scheduled for tonight, Thursday, February 6th are cancelled and will not be made up. We have our last regular season game on Monday with the Boys Tournament to follow on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th.

The MISD MS Girls Championship Tournament scheduled for Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th will be played if we are in school. It will be canceled if MISD is closed on Friday and will not be rescheduled. City Champions will be declared off of the regular season schedule finish. Donna Capps will bring trophies to the Champions early next week if the Tournament is canceled.

Seven Mesquite ISD Athletes Included
on SportsDay’s Top 50 Juniors
Published: 02/05/2014

Led by Poteet linebacker Malik Jefferson, the state’s number one recruit on SportsDay’s list of top juniors, seven Mesquite ISD football players are ranked in the Top 50 from the Dallas area. Jefferson, at 6-3 and 210 pounds, has offers from over 20 universities, including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, and almost every Big 12 school. The other Mesquite ISD players on the Class of 2015 list include: (13) Conner Dyer, Horn offensive lineman; (21) Chason Virgil, West Mesquite quarterback; (25) Josh Butler, West Mesquite defensive back; and (29) Deandre McNeil, Poteet athlete; (32) Jarrison Stewart, Horn wide receiver; (45) Akilian Butler, West Mesquite wide receiver.

For complete list, go to dallasnews.com/sports/high-schools/headlines/20140205-class-of-2015-malik-jefferson-heads-the-top-50-juniors-from-the-dallas-area.ece?nclick_check=1.

National Signing Day Includes Nearly 50 Mesquite ISD Athletes Published: 02/05/2014

National Signing Day is today, and here are the athletes who have been awarded scholarships at the collegiate level. Athletes who signed in November are included in this list. "Congratulations to the athletes, families, and coaches/schools involved," said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg.

NSD Athletes
John Horn High School
MHS Signing Day
Mesquite High School
NMHS Signing Day 2014
North Mesquite High School
PHS Signing Day\
Ralph Poteet High School
NMHS Signing Day 2014
West Mesquite High School

 Revised UIL Realignment Released Published: 02/04/2014

The newly realigned UIL districts for the 2014-16 school years have been announced that include Mesquite ISD Conference 6A and Conference 5A high schools.

"We are very pleased with our new alignments," said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg.

District 10-6A District 12-5A
Mesquite High School
John Horn High School
North Mesquite High School
Highland Park High School
Richardson High School
Richardson Berkner High School
Richardson Pearce High School
Lake Highlands High School
Poteet High School
West Mesquite High School
Rockwall Heath High School
Forney High School
North Forney High School
South Garland High School
Royse City High School
Terrell High School

Poteet Softball Held Their Annual Father-Daughter
Slow-Pitch game on Saturday, January 25th.
Published: 02/03/2014

The game brings fathers, brothers, uncles, and friends together to play a game a slow-pitch softball against the both the Varsity and Junior Varsity softball teams. These year’s event was held in conjuction with our Hit-A-thon Fundraiser and our annual Kickoff Cookout. Around 200 people from the Poteet community came out in support.

Father-Daughter Slow-Pitch Father-Daughter Slow-Pitch

 Boys Varsity Soccer Tournament- Skeeter Cup Published: 01/28/2014
MHS Skeeter Cup PHS Skeeter Cup

District Swim Meet Results Published: 01/28/2014

Below are the District Swim Meet results for District 11-5A and District 12-4A Swim Meets (Districts are different for swim). Every MISD swimmer improved their speed time and set a new PR. The top six in each event advance to the Regional Swim Meets (5A in Rockwall/4A in Frisco). Our kids were awesome!!

Hunter Arnold: 1st Place (District Champion) 100 Butterfly, 1st Place (District Champion) 100 Backstroke

Brooke Arnold: 3rd Place 100 Free, 4th Place 50 Free

Jewel Ruedlinger: 3rd Place 100 Backstroke, 6th Place 100 Free

Annika Hernandez: 6th Place 100 Breaststroke

Girls 200 Medley Relay (Jewel Ruedlinger/Annika Hernandez/Brooke Arnold/Jordania Corona) 4th Place
Boys 200 Medley Relay (Hunter Arnold/Cody Price/Guillermo Mota/Noah Adams) 5th Place
Girls 200 Free Relay (Jordania Corona/Jewel Ruedlinger/Annika Hernandez/Brooke Arnold) 4th Place
Boys 200 Free Relay (Noah Adams/Guillermo Mota/Hunter Arnold/Cody Price) 4th Place

Jeremy Nichols: 1st Place (District Champion) 50 Free, 1st Place (District Champion) 100 Free

Kimberly Rico: 1st Place (District Champion) 100 Free, 2nd Place 100 Backstroke

Samantha Duarte: 4th Place 50 Free, 4th Place 100 Free

Adam Koestner: 2nd Place 100 Breaststroke, 6th Place 50 Free

Eliana Davila: 3rd Place 100 Backstroke

Alicia Rodriguez: 6th Place 200 Free, 5th Place 100 Free

West Mesquite Senior Kimberly Rico Advances to Regionals Published: 01/28/2014

Kimberly RicoWest Mesquite High School senior Kimberly Rico took first place in the girls' 100 meter freestyle swim competition at the recent District 12 4-A meet at Rockwall Natatorium. She also placed second in the girls' 100 meter backstroke. Rico will advance to the regional competition, said Lisa Bagley, assistant swim coach for Mesquite ISD.

 WMHS JV Boys Soccer Tournament - 2nd place Published: 01/21/2014
WMHS JV Boys Soccer

 MHS JV Girls Soccer Tournament –
2nd and 3rd place
Published: 01/21/2014

MHS JV Girls Soccer Tour

MHS JV Girls Soccer 3rd Place

 West Mesquite Athletes Lead the Way in Academic Excellence Published: 01/17/2014

Academics and AthleticsDuring last semester’s final grading period, Mesquite ISD athletes maintained a level of success in the classroom, said Athletic Director Steve Bragg. At the five high schools, 91 percent of 1,105 varsity athletes, 83 percent of junior varsity players and 81 percent of freshmen athletes passed all of their classes during the third six-week grading period. "West Mesquite High School led the way among varsity athletes with a 95 percent passing rate, followed by Poteet High with 94 percent," Bragg said.

At the middle school level, the passing rate for 1,078 female athletes was 91 percent. This includes New Middle School's seventh grade reaching 98 percent passing, along with McDonald's seventh grade and Kimbrough's eighth grade at 97 percent.

For the 1,192 middle school male athletes, their passing rate was 86 percent, with Wilkinson's seventh grade at 98 percent and New's eighth grade at 97 percent.

Mesquite High Boys Soccer Team, Former Players
Participate in Annual Sharing Life Event
Published: 01/07/2014

MHS Soccer TeamFor the fourth year, the Mesquite High School Boys Soccer Team participated in the annual Sharing Life event that provides a Christmas to families of Mesquite. "Even though it was raining most of the day, our boys did an excellent job representing Mesquite High and giving back to our community," said Coach Christopher Dominguez. "We were blessed to have two former Mesquite High graduates, Jose Salas and Taylor Christian, take part in this year's event," he said.

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 Texas APSE Class 5A all-state football team Published: 12/20/2013
Jonathan Alvarez JHHS OL Honorable Mention
Connor Dyer JHHS OL Honorable Mention
Taylor Lewis JHHS Kicker Honorable Mention
Darreon Jackson JHHS DB Honorable Mention
TaVarius Luke NMHS RB Honorable Mention
Charles Grant MHS DB Honorable Mention

Texas High School Coaches Association
Academic All-State Football
Published: 12/18/2013

Mesquite High School
Ohene Amoafo, 2nd Team; Andrew Asemokai, Honorable Mention; Jose Campos, 2nd Team; Damian Garcia, Honorable Mention; Nicholas Garrison, 2nd Team; Charles Grant, 2nd Team; Horace LeBlanc, Honorable Mention; D'Andre Major, Honorable Mention; Jalen Montgomery, 2nd Team; Joseph Pena, 2nd Team

Horn High School
Jonathan Alvarez, 2nd Team; Jarett Bolton, Honorable Mention; Jorian Clark, 1st Team; Brandon Korontjis, Honorable Mention; Taylor Lewis, Honorable Mention; Cameron McLemore, 1st Team; Andrew Morris, Honorable Mention; Michael Ross, 2nd Team; David Sosa, Honorable Mention; Destri White, 2nd Team

Poteet High School
Kisean Allen, Honorable Mention; Connor Cates, 2nd Team; Darren Carrillo, 2nd Team; Nate Gaines, Honorable Mention; Lane Novy, Honorable Mention; Tyler Perkins, Honorable Mention; Victor Rodriguez, Honorable Mention; Ryan Tremain, Honorable Mention

North Mesquite High School
Nicholas Marino, 2nd Team; Akena Aaron, Honorable Mention; Michael Nichols, Honorable Mention; Antonia
Wilson, Honorable Mention

For complete list go to http://www.pointstreaksites.com/files/uploaded_documents/386/AAS_Football_for_Website.pdf.

 APSE 4A All-State Football Published: 12/18/2013

2013 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A All-State Football Team

Dylan Sumner-Gardner West Mesquite Sr. 2nd Team Defensive Back
Kody Edwards Poteet Sr. Honorable Mention Receiver
Victor Rodriguez Poteet Sr. Honorable Mention Offensive Lineman
Conrad Carbo Poteet Sr. Honorable Mention Defensive Lineman
Malik Jefferson Poteet Jr. Honorable Mention Linebacker

Watch Former Mesquite ISD
Players in Upcoming Bowls
Published: 12/12/2013

College BowlsHere's a list of former Mesquite ISD football players who will be playing in Bowls over the next few weeks.

Ex-Skeeter Trice Named to Conference
USA 2013 All-Conference Team
Published: 12/11/2013

Marcus Trice, North TexasUniversity of North Texas senior Marcus Trice, Mesquite High School graduate, was named to the Conference USA 2013 All-Conference Football first team. Trice is a first-team all-conference pick for the first time in his career. The versatile safety for the Mean Green leads North Texas with five interceptions and eight PBUs and is tied for third in C-USA in interceptions and seventh in PBUs. He racked up a career-high 83 tackles, which ranks 14th in C-USA. The Mean Green will face UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at the Cotton Bowl on January 1.

Mesquite ISD's All-District Volleyball Players Announced Published: 12/09/2013

10-4A All-District Volleyball
First Team
Grace Nwegbo, OH, Poteet; Madison Yannetti, OH, Poteet.

Second Team
Brittany Arce, MB, Poteet; Kelsey Stewart, S, Poteet; Uche Ukadike, MB, West Mesquite; Selena Mendoza, L, Poteet.

12-5A All-District Volleyball
First Team
Andi Spearman, OH, Sr. Horn; Peyton Belt, S, Jr. Mesquite; Rene Chidozie, M, Sr. Horn; Breain Lewis, OPP, Sr. North Mesquite

Second Team
Krystal Johnson, Libero, Jr. Mesquite; Paige Taylor, S, Sr. Horn; Justus Springs, M, Sr. Mesquite; Chamberlain Robinson, MB/OH, Jr. Mesquite; Brianna Daniels, S, Sr. North Mesquite; Mikaela Greathouse, OH, Jr. Horn.

 12-5A All-District Football Published: 12/09/2013

Offensive MVP- Ta’varius Luke, Sr. North Mesquite

First Team Offense
Quarterback- Destri White, Sr. Horn
Running Back- Shadavian Reed, Sr. Mesquite; Corey Hunt, Sr. North Mesquite Wide Receiver- Del’Michael High, Sr. Horn; Octayvius Miles, Sr. Mesquite
Offensive Line- Aldren Kamara, Sr. North Mesquite; Conner Dyer, Jr. Horn; Dezmand Candelarie, Sr. North Mesquite; Jonathan Alvarez, Sr. Horn; Joseph Pena, Sr. Mesquite
Kicker- Taylor Lewis, Sr. Horn
Kick Returner- Octayvius Miles, Sr. Mesquite

First Team Defense
Defensive Line- Jalen Scott, Jr. North Mesquite
Inside Linebacker- Jalen Montgomery, Sr. Mesquite; London Spain, Sr. North Mesquite; Jordon Harold, Sr. Horn
Outside Linebacker- Daelin Young, Sr. North Mesquite; Darreon Jackson, Jr. Horn
Safety- Larry Bridges, Sr. Horn; Charles Grant II, Sr. Mesquite; Jordan Hill, Sr. North Mesquite
Cornerback- Nehemiah Wagner, Sr. Horn; Tavoris Smith, Sr. North Mesquite
Return Specialist- Del’Michael High, Sr. Horn

Second Team Offense
QB- Cody Williams, Sr. North Mesquite; RB- Justyn Oliphant, Sr. Horn; WR- Patrick Mobley, Sr. North Mesquite; Jarrison Stewart, Jr. Horn; Robert Blythe, So. Mesquite; Collin Cook, Sr. North Mesquite; OL- Justiss Hope, Sr. Mesquite; Christian Castleberry, Jr. Mesquite; Mike Nichols, Sr. North Mesquite; Brice Chambers, Sr. North Mesquite; Horace LeBlanc III, Sr. Mesquite

Second Team Defense
DL- Dalen Morgan, Jr. Horn; Taylor Willingham, Sr. Mesquite; Phillip Thomas, Sr. Horn; Kenneth Louden, Sr. North Mesquite; ILB- Brandon Deterville, Sr. Mesquite; Nicholas Marino, Sr. North Mesquite; Ronaldo Blair, Sr. North Mesquite; OLB- Roger Johnson, Jr. North Mesquite; Rodney Jackson, Sr. Mesquite; S- JR Hall, Jr. Horn; Da’trel Davis, Jr. North Mesquite; CB- Josh Carter, Sr. Horn; P- Frankie Alvarado, Sr. North Mesquite

Poteet Vs. Ennis Game Changing Nights, Stadium Published: 12/03/2013

Due to the projected bad weather moving into the area on Friday, the Poteet vs. Ennis game has been moved to Thursday. The game is set for 6 p.m. at Dallas Kincaide Stadium, Kincaide Stadium is located at 9191 South Polk off Interstate 20. Pre-sold tickets are still good at the new venue.

Academic Success Continues for MISD Athletes Published: 11/21/2013

Through the second six weeks grading period, Mesquite ISD athletes maintained a level of success in the classroom. At the five high schools, 92% of 1132 varsity athletes passed all of their classes during the second six weeks grading period, while 82.7% of JV players, and 75.5% of freshmen athletes passed all of their classes. Poteet High School again led the way among varsity athletes with a 97% passing rate. At the middle school level, the passing rate for 1078 female athletes was 91.2%, with New 7th grade and Wilkinson 8th grade both having a perfect 100% passing rate. For 1217 middle school male athletes, their passing rate was 83.7%, with New 8th grade boys at 95.9%.

Six Mesquite ISD Athletes Sign
Letters of Intent for College Teams
Published: 11/15/2013

National Signing Day Letters of IntentSeveral Mesquite ISD female softball players recently signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level, said Mesquite ISD’s Athletic Director Steve Bragg. This happened during the early signing period for athletic college scholarships, he said.

Here are the students’ names, high schools and future colleges:

Mesquite High School
Kelsi Coleman LeTourneau
John Horn High School
Destiny Diaz
Miranda Dupree
Ashley Moore
Southern Arkansas
Arkansas Tech
Southest Oklahoma State
Poteet High School
Madison Yanetti
Selena Mendoza
Southern Arkansas


“Mesquite is very proud of these six athletes,” said Bragg. “I’m excited for them, their parents and their coaches.  Not only are these young ladies elite athletes, but they are great students as well.”

Mesquite ISD averages between 70-80 kids per year receiving athletic scholarships, Bragg said. “This is just the first group.”

Former West Mesquite Quarterback
Trevone Boykin, Now at TCU
Published: 10/14/2013

Trevone BoykinTCU's Trevone Boykin is the only player in the nation with a 100-yard rushing, 100-yard receiving and 200-yard passing game this season.

Mesquite ISD Middle School City Football Champions Named Published: 11/06/2013
8th A : Vanston Middle School

8th B : McDonald Middle School
7th A : Kimbrough Middle School

7th B : AC New Middle School

"Thank you to all of our coaches for the time that you invest into our young athletes," said District Athletic Director Steve Bragg. "Our middle school athletic programs are the foundation for whatever success/failure that our high school programs have," he said.

"It is important to our overall program that our young athletes have a positive experience in middle school and learn correct fundamentals/techniques," Bragg said. "The numbers of athletes going from the middle schools to our high schools must remain high. We have to have numbers in our high school programs to have any chance of being successful."

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MISD Athletes Excel in First Six Weeks Grading Period Published: 10/14/2013

Mesquite ISD athletes started the school year with high marks in the classroom. At the high school level, 91.7% of 1106 varsity athletes passed all of their classes during the first six weeks, while 86.1% of JV players, and 82.4% of freshmen athletes passed all of their classes. Leading the way with a 97% passing rate was Poteet High School varsity athletes. At the middle school level, the passing rate for 1078 female athletes was an outstanding 96%, with Kimbrough 8th grade, Agnew 8th grade, Wilkinson 8th grade, and Berry 7th grade all having a perfect 100% passing rate. Also, almost 99% of 7th grade girls passed all of their classes. For 1220 middle school male athletes, their passing rate was 89.5%, with Agnew's 8th grade boys at 98.6%.

Jordan Hill Nominated for SportsDayHS Hero Award Published: 10/14/2013

Jordan HillJordan Hill of North Mesquite High School has been nominated for a Dallas Morning News' SportsDayHS Hero Award. This is a weekly fan poll that recognizes players for their outstanding on-field work each week of the season.

Hill's game in Week 6 earned him a nomination, and you can vote for him here: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/high-schools/vote/

College Notes: Mesquite graduate Higgins sets Colorado
State freshman receiving record in victory over UTEP
Published: 09/30/2013

Mesquite graduate and Colorado State freshman Rashard Higgins is making a smooth transition to the collegiate level.

Click here to read more.

Nick Marino of North Mesquite High
School Channel 5's Scholar Athlete of the Week
Published: 09/10/2013

Nick MarinoNick Marino, a senior and varsity football player at North Mesquite High School, is Channel 5's Scholar Athlete of the Week. Marino will be featured this Saturday's Inside High School Sports program airing at 5 p.m.

Two Former Poteet Soccer Players
Continue in Success With their Sport
Published: 09/03/2013

PHSTwo former soccer players at Poteet High School—Clarice Cruz and Lauren Hatch—continue to make names for themselves with their sport.

Cruz, who played soccer at Navarro Junior College for two years, has been awarded a soccer scholarship at the University of Dallas.

Hatch, a 2009 Poteet graduate and soccer team captain, finished her career at Ouachita Baptist University and is now an assistant coach at Paris Junior College.

Our Day to Shine Published: 08/30/2013

Day to ShineMesquite High School, Plano Senior High School, North Mesquite High School, and Richardson Pearce High School participated in football scrimmages on August 23 with $1065 donated to the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation Benevolence Fund. This day has become known as OUR DAY TO SHINE. The THSCEF Benevolence Fund was established by the Texas High School Coaches Association Board of Directors to assist athletes and coaches with special needs or hardships. To date over 800 schools have participated in OUR DAY TO SHINE and have raised over $245,000.00. The THSCA has paid over $175,000.00 to athletes and coaches with special needs.

Mesquite ISD Names New Head Swim Coach Published: 08/01/2013

Dustin Holland

Dustin Holland is the new head swim coach for Mesquite ISD. Previously the head swim coach at San Antonio Johnson, Holland will oversee the teams at each of the five high schools.

“We are looking forward to seeing the MISD Swim Program under Dustin’s leadership,” said Mesquite ISD Administrative Officer for Athletics Steve Bragg.  “He is a proven successful coach and our athletes should benefit from his experience,” Bragg said.

Holland earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports studies and master’s in education administration from Tarleton State University. In high school, he held All-American times in four swimming events and held his school record in the 100-yard breast stroke.

University Interscholastic League Website
UIL Parent Handbook
MISD Guidelines for Sports Concussion Management With Neurocognitive Testing (PDF)
MISD Guidelines for Sports Concussion Management Without Neurocognitive Testing (PDF)
MISD Drug Testing Program for Student Athletes (PDF)
Drug Testing Program Consent Form (PDF)