High School: Dallas Pinkston

Boys: Woodrow Wilson marches past Pinkston

February, 22, 2012
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ESPN Dallas No. 4 Woodrow Wilson (25-3) marched past Dallas Pinkston, 69-46, in a 4A Region II bi-district playoff Tuesday, thanks to another big game from post Zach Coleman.

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Coleman claimed another double-double, tallying 23 points and 10 rebounds, in a game centered around using his height to Woodrow's advantage, allowing the Woodrow players to notch a quick win.

Woodrow's half-court offensive sets were focused on finding Coleman in the post to score the high-percentage shots and get Pinkston's (13-18) big men in foul trouble. In turn, it opened up room for Woodrow's guards to penetrate and score later in the game, Woodrow guard Chance Houston said.

"We just gave it to Zach and then our guards penetrated and hit our guys on the wing or dish to the big men for the dunk," Houston said. "Everything else just fell in place.

Woodrow advances to play McKinney North in the area round Friday.

District 11-4A football season preview

August, 24, 2011
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DISTRICT 11-4A
  • Dallas Adamson (3-7, 0-7). Coach: Josh Ragsdale.
  • Dallas Carter (6-6, 5-2), lost in DI area. Coach: Scott Jackson.
  • Dallas Kimball (9-3, 6-1), lost in DI area. Coach: Carlton Nelson.
  • Dallas Molina (5-5, 2-5). Coach: Charles Deville.
  • Dallas Pinkston (4-6, 2-5). Coach: Gerald Jones.
  • Seagoville (6-5, 4-3), lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Andy Gutierrez.
  • Dallas South Oak Cliff (10-2, 6-1), lost in DII area. Coach: Kendall Miller.
  • North Dallas (5-5, 3-4). Coach: Brad Peirson.
THE BIG QUESTION: Will the Kimball’s bout with South Oak Cliff on Sept. 30 decide the 11-4A title?

After strong showings in 2010, Kimball and South Oak Cliff are the favorites to win District 11-4A. And in a district without much depth, upsets will be few and far between.

That places a huge emphasis on Kimball and South Oak Cliff’s game Sept. 30 at Sprague Stadium.

After missing the playoffs in 2009, Kimball stormed back into the postseason behind its class of 2013, a loaded group that shouldn’t have any problem getting Kimball back into the playoffs as juniors.

South Oak Cliff regularly produces some of the best athletes in the area. This year's batch includes a workhorse running back in Paul Franklin and six returning starters on defense, making the Golden Bears a threat yet again.

The one wild card in the district may be Carter. The storied Cowboys return 11 starters from a young team that rebounded from a rough start to finish third in the district in 2010.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

RB Qwaii Clark, QB Frank Mata, QB Keith Jackson, Adamson; QB Eddie Parrish, RB Jordan Griffin, DE Courtney Arnick, Carter; DE Andre Carter, QB Traveon Thibodeaux, RB Teriyon Gipson, Kimball; QB Miguel Ortiga, RB Shaquille Jones, WR Jacob Sandoval, Molina; WR Devonte Green, QB Roland Hyder, LB Trevon Roy, Pinkston; RB Kaillion Hughey, RB Dontrail Russell, WR Ashton Rosebud, Seagoville; RB Paul Franklin, WR Corey Callicut, QB Jevon Valentine, South Oak Cliff; WR Sean Miles, QB Jesse Garcia, RB John Jones, North Dallas.

DID YOU KNOW?

Only two of the teams that made the playoffs in 2009 made it in 2010 -- South Oak Cliff and Carter. … Scott Jackson steps in as head coach of Carter for the departed Allen Wilson. … Kimball DT Justin Manning is the younger brother of former Kimball standout DeMarcus Granger. The junior will likely be highly recruited in 2013.

PROJECTED PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. Kimball
  2. South Oak Cliff
  3. Carter
  4. Seagoville
DALLAS -- Dallas Woodrow Wilson breezed through its playoff opener, putting a beating on Dallas South Oak Cliff, 12-0, at Forester Field on Thursday.

Woodrow’s Cesar Moreno had a career day, scoring four of the Wildcats' 12 goals, two of which came while the game was still in reach for SOC. Moreno’s most impressive score was a header that found the right panel of the goal off a corner kick just minutes into the second half.

“It feels good playing from defense making goals,” Moreno said.

Damian Garcia scored three goals, including one first-half score that helped push the game quickly out of reach.

Woodrow’s best defense came from a position offense that kept the ball away from SOC the majority of the game. SOC’s first shot on net did not come until the 33rd minute of the second half. Moreno said it was his team’s best effort at ball position this season.

Woodrow head coach Jim Harris said he hopes his team can carry the the momentum into the next round even if it did not face its stiffest competition this time out.

Woodrow advances to play Ennis in the area round of the 4A playoffs. The area round game will be Ennis’ first of the playoff season after drawing a bye in the bi-district round.

North Dallas 2, Pinkston 0

North Dallas came alive in the second half of the bi-district nightcap at Forester Field, netting two goals en route to a 4A bi-district win over Pinkston.

North Dallas was forced to adjust to a new lineup due to players becoming ineligible for grades and came out tentative in the first half, especially in midfield play. However, North Dallas head coach George Berre said a little bit of reflection at halftime and shuffling the lineup sparked his team to strike first and eventually take the game.

The Bulldogs' first goal came just three minutes into the second half on a header by Edwin Castellanos off a corner kick. The low drive from the corner flew into a mess of bodies on the goal line and would eventually find it’s way into the net off a second effort.

“I had to push and get my way in because I was the little one,” Castellanos said. “I managed to hit the ball twice off the corner, and the second time it went in.”

Just four minutes later, North Dallas’ Oscar Cardona dribbled his way through two defenders and hit the bottom right corner of the net for the Bulldog’s second goal.

Berre said his team’s performance encouraged him for the run his team could make in the playoffs.

“If you come out and have a bad first half and recover and have a second half like that then I think that’s a positive thing. The playoffs are set up this year where it’s a little different, and I think we could make a run at it.”

An underlying battle arose throughout the game between the players and the officials, resulting in five bookings for both teams combined, all yellow. North Dallas received three yellows to three different players in the second half, which could come back to hurt them in the form of suspensions if they continue to take in cards on a deep playoff run.

Berre said his team, which had not been known for taking many cards through the season, is safe for now from facing any suspension time, but he did not agree with all of the calls.

“In my opinion, the ref was handing out way too many yellow cards. I mean, a couple of them were valid but a couple of them I’d say were no big deal.”

North Dallas advances to the area round to face Ferris, which drew a bye in the first round.

Arkansas signee Abron powering Seagoville

February, 10, 2011
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Dallas Seagoville (15-8, 6-4) is holding its own in a deep and talented District 11-4A.

Arkansas signee Devonta Abron is leading the way for the Dragons. The power forward averages 27.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, giving Seagoville an inside presence that few teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can match.

With Dallas Kimball (27-1, 10-0) at the top of the 11-4A standings, Seagoville’s chances for a district title have vanished, but it’s in good shape to return to the playoffs despite what stands to be a close finish.

Seagoville is in third place, but Dallas Carter (13-11, 6-5) and Dallas Pinkston (13-13, 5-6) are right on its heels.

A favorable remaining schedule gives Seagoville an advantage over Carter and Pinkston. Seagoville faces South Oak Cliff (16-6, 9-1) on Thursday, but it wraps up the regular season with North Dallas and Dallas Molina, the bottom two teams in the district.

Carter, already a half game behind Seagoville, finishes with South Oak Cliff and Dallas Adamson. Pinkston is 1.5 games behind

Seagoville still has Kimball on its schedule.

Pinkston cornerback switches from Tech to UNT

January, 31, 2011
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Dallas Pinkston cornerback Freddie Warner has verbally committed to North Texas, changing his pick from Texas Tech.

Warner, a three-star recruit, had committed to Tech in June. The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder also had offeres from Colorado State and UTEP.

Wednesday is the first day 2011 recruits can sign national letters of intent.

Arnick, Dallas Carter rolling through 11-4A

January, 20, 2011
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Senior post ShaQuita Arnick has Dallas Carter eyeing a long postseason run in 2011.

The Memphis signee is one of the most consistent scorers in the area, averaging 19.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

No. 10 in the ESPN Dallas girls 4A rankings, Carter (14-5, 7-0) has excelled as a result. It’s zoomed through District 11-4A play, but faces a stiff test against second-place South Oak Cliff (12-10, 6-1) on Thursday.

Carter beat South Oak Cliff, 62-51, to open 11-4A play on Dec. 7.

Carter has been on a roll since playing in the DeSoto Rotary Classic. It lost to DeSoto, Dallas Skyline and Austin Westlake at that tournament, but its only loss since has been to Class 5A power Irving MacArthur.

Arnick has led the way. She’s scored at least 20 in Carter’s last two games -- wins over Dallas Adamson (80-36) and Dallas Pinkston (62-32).

Seagoville takes over lead in District 11-4A

October, 18, 2010
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A year removed from a 2-8 season, Seagoville is making a surprise run at the District 11-4A title.

Seagoville (6-1, 4-0) took sole possession of first place after an overtime win over Dallas Pinkston and Dallas Kimball’s loss to Dallas Carter.

Trailing 27-21 late in the fourth quarter, Seagoville forced a turnover on downs with Pinkston nearing the red zone, and Erick Evans scored with 1:15 left in the game to tie the score before the extra point attempt failed.

Evans scored on a 26-yard run in overtime to give Seagoville the win. He finished with 145 yards and three touchdowns.

Evans and the running game have been the catalyst for the Dragons all year. Evans leads the team in rushing with 751 yards and 14 touchdowns, but Kaillion Hughey (710 yards, five touchdowns), quarterback Kelton Coleman (595 yards, 13 touchdowns) and Dontrail Russell (488 yards, five touchdowns) give Seagoville plenty of options.

The offense averages 46.4 points per game.

Seagoville has hardly wrapped up the 11-4A title though. It plays Kimball (5-2, 3-1) on Friday and Dallas South Oak Cliff (6-1, 3-1) the week after.

District 11-4A football season preview

August, 23, 2010
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DISTRICT 11-4A
  • Dallas Adamson (4-7, 3-4 in 11-4A) lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Josh Ragsdale
  • Dallas Carter (9-3, 7-0 in 11-4A) lost in DI area. Coach: Allen Wilson
  • Dallas Kimball (3-6, 3-4 in 11-4A). Coach: Carlton Nelson
  • Dallas Molina (1-9, 1-6 in 9-5A). Coach: Charles Deville
  • Dallas Pinkston (5-6, 4-3 in 11-4A) lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Gerald Jones
  • Seagoville (2-8, 2-5 in 11-4A). Coach: Norman Thompson
  • Dallas South Oak Cliff (9-3, 6-1 in 11-4A) lost in DI area. Coach: Kendall Miller
  • North Dallas (3-7, 1-6 in 11-4A). Coach: Meredith Hamilton

THE BIG QUESTION: Can a young Dallas Carter team reload quickly enough to compete in 2010?

With a storied program that regularly produces NFL players, the Carter Cowboys never lack talent, but with few experienced seniors, the team will have to rely on young talent in 2010.

Returning just five starters, Carter has to find a new QB among candidates Jordan Jackson and Eddie Parrish and fill crucial holes along the offensive line.

The youth movement could open the door for rivals Dallas South Oak Cliff and Dallas Kimball to compete for the 11-4A title, keeping Carter from winning the district crown for the first time since dropping to 4A two years ago.

South Oak Cliff has the best shot at unseating Carter as it returns the bulk the team that went 9-3 in 2009 and continues to blossom under head coach Kendall Miller.

While Kimball is coming off a dismal 3-6 season plagued with off-the-field issues, key players return for new head coach Carlton Nelson, who looks to get the Knights back in the playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

South Oak Cliff QB Semaj Riley and RB Barron Perry comprise what may be the best backfield in the district. … Kimball DT Isiah Norton is committed to Baylor. … North Dallas RB Geremy Alridge returns after rushing for 1,062 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009.

DID YOU KNOW?

After playing powerhouses Garland, Dallas Skyline and Tyler Lee in nondistrict over the past few years, Kimball has toned down its nondistrict schedule in 2010, playing Dallas Bryan Adams, Dallas Madison and Dallas Lincoln. … Josh Ragsdale is the new head coach at Adamson after serving as defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. … Dallas Molina drops down from 5A in 2010.

PROJECTED PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. South Oak Cliff
  2. Carter
  3. Kimball
  4. Pinkston
South Grand Prairie defensive end Kindred Evans and Dallas Pinkston cornerback Freddie Warner committed to Texas Tech, according to ESPN's Insider recruiting coverage.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Evans was also considering Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota and Western Kentucky.

Warner (5-9, 165) also had offers from Colorado State and Utah State.

Texas Tech has 14 commitments from the Class of 2011.

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