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Arman Kafai

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

Arman Kafai was born in Plano, Texas, and has lived in the North Texas area for the last 18 years. When he’s not digging through his list of stories to complete, watching soccer in the mornings with a cup of tea, or waiting until the last minute to finish stories in class, he’s usually at the gym, doing crossfit, and trying to drop 10 pounds for the summer. His ultimate goal in life is to have 50 bands in his back pocket, and to win back-to-back Rec sports championships. Many people have said that he is Steph Curry with the shot, and that he is the next Adrian Wojnarowski. As many say, What A Time To Be Alive. 

All content by Arman Kafai
At the official groundbreaking ceremony for The Star, Stephen Jones (second from the left) is flanked by Frisco ISD students and FISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon (far right).

The Cowboys, The Star and Frisco ISD

Arman Kafai, Guest Contributor
August 26, 2016
Hundreds of fans began waiting in line Friday, Aug. 19 for the opening of Kanye Wests pop-up shop at Stonebriar Centre. West will make a stop in Dallas on Sept. 22  for a stop on his Saint Pablo Tour.

[Photo] Fans flock to Kanye pop-up shop

Marisa Uddin, WTV Staff Reporter
August 23, 2016
The opening of The Star could be another attraction that draws visitors from out of the area.

Top sports storylines for 2016-17

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
August 11, 2016
A key component of the Region II Championship team her freshman year, Thompson (#23) played heavy minutes in the Redhawks 2016 playoff run. Two years later, Thompson is having her minutes limited as she works her way back from two consecutive knee injuries.

Top 5 sports events of 2015-16

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
June 1, 2016
With her parents looking on, Madi Bryant signs her Letter of Intent to continue playing softball at West Point.

Two softball players sign with colleges

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
May 23, 2016
For weeks the football team has been practicing to get ready for the 2016 season. Spring practice concludes Thursday with an intrasquad scrimmage.

Spring scrimmage Thursday

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
May 19, 2016
After six seasons as boys head basketball coach, Marcus Eckert announced his resignation on Monday. Eckert has accepted an assistant principal position at Melissa Middle School for the 2016-17 season.

Eckert announces resignation

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
May 3, 2016
After having its game against Frisco rescheduled several times due to rain, the baseball team got the 7-2 win on Saturday, giving the team the number two seed in District 9-5A.

Baseball earns playoff berth

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
May 2, 2016
The future home of the Dallas Cowboys, The Star will also be a home stadium for Frisco ISD schools. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.

2016 football schedule released

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
May 2, 2016
With each having their own reasons, senior Riley Martens, junior Olivia Womack and sophomore Daniela Iturrino (left to right) are old enough to drive but do not have a license. From the cost of gas to insurance, Only 24.5 percent of 16-year-olds had a drivers license in 2014, down from 27.5 percent in 2011, 31.1 percent in 2008 and 46.2 percent in 1983, according to the University of Michigan report.

[Photo] 16 and license free

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor
May 2, 2016
The baseball game Friday will have a lot at hand for many teams.

Win or play again and maybe again

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 29, 2016
Lining up her putt at the 5A golf state championship in 2016, then junior Loren Matrone helped the girls golf team to a 5th place finish.

Girls’ golf score top five State finish

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 27, 2016
The Palmer brothers (L- Christian, R- Isiah) are two of the four members of the schools 4x400 relay team that is hoping to advance to the Regional meet.

Palmer brothers fuel 4×400 success

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 21, 2016
A busy week for sports will see the tennis team seek to send individuals to state while track, golf, softball and baseball also continue their seasons.

Spring sports rush

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 18, 2016
Senior Noah Thompson is one of the top right-handed  pitchers in the city and will be attending Seton Hall in the fall.

State committee to consider pitch count

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 15, 2016
Senior Carter Brown, standing next to head basketball coach Marcus Eckert, signed his Letter of Intent Thursday to play basketball at Dallas Baptist University.

Brown to continue basketball career at DBU

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 14, 2016
FC Dallas player Walker Zimmerman visited campus to speak with aspiring college soccer players about competing after of high school.

FC Dallas defender visits aspiring players

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 8, 2016
The girls golf team won its third straight district champion on Monday by more than 80 strokes.

A three-peat for girls’ golf team

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 5, 2016
With the national anthem playing, the baseball team lines the right side of the field as Independence lines up along the third base line prior to the start of Fridays 9-3 win over the Knights.

Baseball winning streak improves to 5

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
April 4, 2016
Senior Adarsh Melukote and the rest of the tennis team will be playing in the Plano West tournament on Friday. The tournament is the teams last chance to get ready for the district tournament April 5-6.

Tennis continues spring season at Plano West

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
March 31, 2016
Waiting on a pitch in batting practice, junior first baseman Zander Brown will be the focus of profile piece on Sports Stars of Tomorrow on April 3 on FOX4.

Brown to be featured on Sports Stars

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
March 24, 2016
The girls team is eyeing a win over Prosper, who have only lost two games on the season.

Girls soccer preps for playoffs

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
March 24, 2016
The baseball team split its weekend games losing 3-2 to Little Elm while beating The Colony 5-0.

Weekend sports recap

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
March 21, 2016
Seniors from the boys varsity soccer team pose together after their 4-0 win against the Colony High School.

Soccer ends regular season, starts playoffs

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
March 18, 2016
Senior Noah Thompson is one of the top right-handed  pitchers in the city and will be attending Seton Hall in the fall.

Featured Athlete: Noah Thompson

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
March 17, 2016
Standing along the first baseline for the national anthem, the baseball team is off to a 2-1 district record.

Baseball in full swing

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
March 15, 2016
Girls road to state

Girls’ road to state

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
March 1, 2016

Girls’ basketball bound for State

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 29, 2016
Both basketball teams will be playing Friday night trying to advance in the playoffs. The girls take on the states #1 5A team Mansfield Timberview while the boys team takes on Rockwall-Heath.

Basketball teams seek to advance in playoffs

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016
Boys soccer faces the Wolverines

Boys’ soccer faces the Wolverines

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016

Chapter 7: Arman

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016

Chapter 5: Arman

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016

Chapter 3: Arman

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016

Chapter 1: Arman

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016
Meet the Opponent: Mansfield Timberview

Meet the Opponent: Mansfield Timberview

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 25, 2016
Meet the Opponent: McKinney North

Meet the Opponent: McKinney North

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 23, 2016
Meet the Opponent: Wylie

Meet the Opponent: Wylie

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 22, 2016
Looking down from the Toyota Stadium press box, the womens national teams from the United States and Puerto Rico.

US womens’ national team takes aim at Olympics

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 19, 2016
The bench stands up and applauds near the end of their opening round playoff win against Wylie East.

Meet the Opponent: Rockwall-Heath

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 18, 2016
he coaches celebrating a huge win by Freshman Tristan Tadeo in Triple Overtime of the Consolation Semi-finals.  Tristan qualified for State with the win.

Eleven wrestlers qualify for state

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 16, 2016
The girls huddle during a break in action on Tuesday night at the Nest. In their final regular season game of the year the team  got the best of Frisco 57-38.

Girls’ basketball begins playoff run Monday

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 15, 2016
Sitting in fifth place heading into the second round of district play, the boys have some ground to make up in the standings. Pictured above, senior David Kwon looks to make a pass in a game earlier this year.

Soccer teams take aim at playoffs

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 12, 2016
The wresting teams both competed this weekend, with the girls taking home a first place title.

Monday sports recap

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 8, 2016
Senior offensive lineman Alec Jamar poses with his parents during signing day, who are proudly wearing Northwestern Oklahoma State colors.

Alec Jamar

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 3, 2016
Senior midfielder John Wynia poses with friends Sebastian Nivon and Seth Picasso. Picasso also signed with Dallas Baptist University the same morning.

John Wynia

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 3, 2016
Senior defender Bailey Blalock poses with her teammates after signing with Texas Southern University

Bailey Blalock

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 3, 2016
Senior midfielder Seth Picasso poses with his parents after signing with Dallas Baptist University

Seth Picasso

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 3, 2016
Four seniors signed with their respective colleges Wednesday morning. Pictured, senior Alec Jamar signed with Northwestern Oklahoma State.

Signing Day Central

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
February 3, 2016
Boys basketball will welcome new competition in the newly alligned district including Reedy High School.

District realignment to incorporate all FISD

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
February 1, 2016
Its a battle for first place in District 9-5A as both the girls and boys basketball teams host Little Elm Tuesday night at The Nest.

A battle for first at the Nest

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 26, 2016
The boys  wrestling team captured its third straight Coyote Classic.

Weekend sports recap

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 25, 2016
Setting a slew of records, senior Lauren Burrell stands atop the podium after winning the district diving championship.

Burrell takes district diving championship

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 22, 2016
Hosting the trophy above his head as the team celebrates, wrestling coach Jason Thurston guided the boys to 2016 State Dual Championship by defeating wrestling team defeated Centennial 36-27. (Jan. 16, 2016)

Boys’ wrestling wins State Dual Championship

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 19, 2016
Entering Saturdays 5A State Dual Tournament as the number two seed, the boys wrestling team is seeking to finish one spot better than last year when they finished second.

Wrestling goes for state championship Saturday

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 15, 2016
Both boys and girls soccer is underway with both teams playing Tuesday. For the boys it was a 1-1 draw with Sherman and for the girls it was a 2-1 win over Lone Star.

Soccer kicks off season

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 13, 2016

Opinion: Refs steal spotlight

Arman Kafai, Head Sports Reporter
January 11, 2016

Basketball teams sweep Heritage

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 6, 2016
The Frisco hockey team plays Keller in a best of three starting Wednesday night.

State playoffs begin for hockey

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 6, 2016
With the ball going out of bounds, sophomore Jaydn Bennett saves the ball against Centennial on Saturday, Jan 4. Beating the Titans 60-39, the boys look to stay unbeaten in District 9-5A as they host Heritage Tuesday night at the Nest.

Basketball hosts Heritage at the Nest

Arman Kafai, Lead Staff Reporter
January 5, 2016
Surrounded by Centennial players, sophomore Reggie Chaney gets two of his 14 points on this one handed dunk Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 at Centennial in the 60-39 win over the Titans.

School teams excel over break

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
January 4, 2016
The two week winter break will be filled with tournaments for wrestling, as well as both boys and girls basketball.

No break for school sports

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
December 18, 2015
A look ahead at Fridays game

A look ahead at Friday’s game

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
December 17, 2015
The girls basketball team will look to start a new winning streak Tuesday night at Little Elm. The teams 47 game district winning streak was brought to an end on Dec. 8 against Wakeland 52-49.

Girls seek a new streak

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
December 15, 2015
The wrestling team kicks off its season Thursday night at home against Lake Highlands.

Wrestling team begins district schedule

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter
December 3, 2015
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