The Northwest boys basketball team had a strong season in 2016 due in no small part to the play of some of its younger athletes. One such player is Avery Anderson, who as a freshman point guard was selected to the first team all-district squad.
Timber Creek wrestler Rachel Bridges added another championship to her growing resume after she took the title at USA Wrestling’s Body Bar Women’s National Championships in late May. Now, rather than going to the Fargo National Wrestling Tournament, Bridges is preparing for the upcoming football season. Bridges is a returning varsity lineman for the Falcons.
When Larry Hughes interviewed for the Highland Park baseball opening in the summer of 1996, he thought it was almost a given he was going to become the Scots’ new baseball coach. But because he wasn’t ready to teach computer classes, he landed at Carroll, where he coached the Dragons to 20 seasons of success.
Volleyball will be the first sport to report this summer, and the Northwest ladies have already set the foundation for making a return to greatness. The Lady Texans will be under the direction of new head coach Jennifer Chandler, who comes to Northwest from Fossil Ridge.
Hollie Huston hoped her tenure as the Colleyville Heritage volleyball coach would be a long one filled with district championships and playoff appearances. It just didn’t turn out that way. In April, she accepted a similar position at Keller Fossil Ridge and used the last eight weeks of the school year to implement her philosophy. There seemed to be an instant connection.
Steve Hutcherson wasn’t the GCISD’s first choice to lead the Grapevine baseball program in 2016-2017. A year after a turbulent hiring controversy, Hutcherson has brought home the school’s first-ever high school baseball championship. - The Lonnquist Notes
After a successful career coaching small school girls basketball programs in West Texas, Grady’s Jim Avery began to start looking to make the big jump to a higher classification. Before he even picked up the phone, Northwest ISD athletic director Joel Johnson reached out to Avery to discuss the opening at Byron Nelson.
The players decided how they were going to play and then went on to accomplish great things. That’s how Keller’s baseball team set its sights after starting the district schedule at 1-2 and ended the season bowing out in the Region I semifinals.