The Carroll Lady Dragon soccer team bounced back from their first loss of the season with a victory Tuesday vs. Byron Nelson.
The Lady Dragons won 2-0 and remain in first place in District 5-6A. Alli Gardner and Sydney Nobles scored goals and Tara Sumer and Taylor Tufts added assists. Carroll improved to 16-1-1 overall and 10-1-1 in district.
The game also included Teacher Appreciation Night. The Lady Dragons honored administrators, teachers and coaches and walked with them to midfield during pre-game player introductions.
Dragons Get Big Win at Byron Nelson
The Dragons produced a 4-1 victory Tuesday at Byron Nelson. Calvin Herd scored two goals and Michael Kays and Corey Dotson each added one goal.
Chase Reynolds, Herd and Dotson each added assists.
The Dragons return home Friday vs. L.D. Bell on Senior Night. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Two games remain in the season for the Carroll boys and girls.
This year’s class included 630 Dragons who walked across the stage Friday night under amazing rain-free skies. Family and friends filled Dragon Stadium’s home side, which seats more than 7,000.
Before commencement began, a new tradition was started this year. The seniors loaded school buses at Carroll Senior High School and received a police escort to Dragon Stadium along Southlake Blvd. The students gathered in the auditorium and watched senior videos before leaving.
During the ceremony, Valedictorian Wongyeong Seong and Salutatorian Nikhil Ravi delivered speeches and spoke of traditions and friendships. Following graduation, the students attended Project Graduation, an overnight event held at Main Event in Grapevine.
Highlights from this year’s class…
*$23.3 Million in scholarships
*56,000 Community service hours
*5 Consecutive AP Honor Roll Awards
*49 Athletic Scholarships
*27 Fine Arts Scholarships
This year’s valedictorian was Chandler Groves. Anthony Munson was named salutatorian. Groves will attend UT Austin on an exclusive scholarship. Munson will attend Harvard.
Click here for more pictures from the ceremony.
Starting tomorrow evening, September 24th the northbound, outside lane of S. Kimball Avenue near Varios Systems and the intersection of Continental Boulevard will be closed to allow for curing of new concrete. Traffic heading north will need to use the northbound inside lane in this area.
On Thursday evening, September 25th the northbound, inside lane of S. Kimball Avenue near Varios Systems will be closed to pour and cure concrete. The outside lane will be open to northbound traffic.
Construction is expected to be complete with both lanes open on Friday, September 26th.
Starting Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the northbound outside lane of S. Kimball Avenue near Varios Systems (see map) and the intersection of Continental Blvd, will be shut down intermittently so work crews can install a storm drain connection for the Legends of Southlake Development.
Work is expected to be take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Work is expected to be complete September 26, 2014–weather permitting.
Please be cautious when traveling this area.
For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.
The annual Carroll ISD DragonZone auction began on Monday, Aug. 11. The 2-week auction for reserved parking spaces at Dragon Stadium raises money for the district’s General Fund. This is the fifth year in a row the DragonZone auction has generated revenue for Carroll ISD.
New this year, Carroll ISD will host the auction on the website www.dragon-auction.com where Dragon football fans can place bids for reserved parking spaces. Auctions for single-spaces start at $100. Auctions for single-spaces plus reserved seating start at $500.
All of the reserved parking spaces are located within the designated DragonZone area of the parking lot at Dragon Stadium. The DragonZone is the center row of parking spaces located directly across from the entrance to the stadium. The DragonZone offers fans the opportunity to arrive at the game at their leisure and guarantees a prime parking spot, all while supporting the school district.
Auction winners will be directed to purchase and pick up their parking pass and seat tickets when applicable, at the Carroll ISD Administration Center located at 2400 N. Carroll Avenue during regular business hours. Passes will be available on or after Wednesday, Aug. 27. Please bring a photo ID.
On game day, DragonZone fans will enter the home parking lot near the field house. Drivers must show their parking pass to parking lot attendants to avoid having to pay the $3 per game parking fee. Attendants will direct DragonZone fans to their VIP parking area where a security employee will allow them access to the reserved spaces. All DragonZone passes and reserved seating packages are good for the five home games during the 2014 football season only. Carroll’s home opener is Friday, Aug. 29 against Austin Westlake.
The Carroll Independent School District has signed a two-year contract for Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water to become the exclusive bottled water at Dragon Stadium, home of the eight-time state champion Dragon football team.
The contract was unanimously approved at Monday night’s Carroll ISD School Board meeting. The revenue will go into CISD’s general operating fund, which pays for school materials, staffing, student programs, buses, etc.
The contract includes Ozarka signage and branding throughout Dragon Stadium. The east end zone seating for the Dragon Band and Emerald Belles will be named the “Ozarka Zone” and include signage. Purchasing for CISD concessions will also be included along with in-kind donations for CISD student groups participating at varsity football games.
Ozarka will receive public address announcements and digital signage on the stadium’s video scoreboard. Ozarka also has the opportunity to support the district’s on-site recycling program. In addition, the district is working on a separate contract with Ozarka to sponsor team buses with banner and poster advertisements.
“We are thrilled to reach this agreement with Ozarka,” Carroll ISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys said. “The dollars generated from this contract will provide a significant financial impact to our district and assist funding the educational needs for our students. As a bonus, we believe the partnership between a trusted Texas brand such as Ozarka and the Carroll Dragons will enhance the overall game experience for our fans.”
As part of the agreement, Ozarka will sponsor a digital animated game for fans on the video scoreboard, and the Aug. 29 game against Austin Westlake will be Ozarka night at Dragon Stadium.
Dating back to 1905, Ozarka’s heritage is rooted in Texas for generations. Today, Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is bottled in Texas and comes exclusively from high quality spring sources throughout the state. This agreement connects two prominent names in the state and provides added exposure for both.
“Ozarka’s support of the Carroll Dragon football program is our way of demonstrating our commitment to the local communities we have called home for many years,” said Greg Berumen, Senior Marketing Manager at Nestlé Waters North America. “Ozarka is thrilled to be a part of an important Texas tradition and our role in these traditions is something we are truly proud of.”
Carroll ISD’s marketing partner Kyle Conway of The Sponsor Bureau was instrumental in helping secure the deal for Carroll ISD. The local marketing company receives a commission on all new sponsorships signed by Carroll ISD. This is the third new partnership for Carroll ISD as a result of the ongoing work of The Sponsor Bureau. On average, the Carroll ISD marketing program generates more than $400,000 in revenues to support CISD programs and operating budgets.
The Carroll Lady Dragon soccer team is currently in first place in District 4-5A. The Lady Dragons are 13-0-1 and 7-0 in district action. Carroll faces Keller Timber Creek at 7:45 p.m. tonight at Dragon Stadium. Grace Cory leads the Lady Dragons with 14 goals this season. Danielle Dennis has 10 goals, while Cory and Allie Luna are tied with a team-high nine assists apiece.
Boys Look To Rebound
The Dragon boys’ soccer team will look to rebound from a 1-0 home loss last Friday against Keller Central. Carroll plays at Keller Timber Creek at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and hosts Richland at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dragon Stadium. Carroll is 3-3-2 in District 4-5A play.
This year’s annual Dragons Pink Out football game is Friday, Oct. 25 Dragon Stadium. The Carroll Dragons will host the Keller Indians. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The game’s promotional night sponsor is Cook Children’s Healthcare System, a long time district supporter and founding partner at Dragon Stadium.
Carroll ISD continues to assist in the fight against breast cancer by collecting donations before and during the game. Carroll ISD marketing partner CarrollDragons.com is assisting by hosting the annual Community Box Auction. During the next few weeks fans can place a bid for a chance to win and watch the entire game from the Community Box on the second floor of Dragon Stadium. The prize includes admission for up to 20 people and a catered meal.
On game day, fans on both sides of the field are encouraged to wear pink. Local magazine and district partner, Southlake Style is selling an exclusive Pink Out t-shirt. Click here to purchase online. The Dragon Den will also be selling Pink Out t-shirts. Click here to view the t-shirt. The Den is located next door to the Athletic Office at Dragon Stadium.
There will be an on-field recognition, prior to kickoff for breast cancer survivors. Survivors from all branches of the Dragon community are invited to attend. Survivors interested in participating need to contact Paige Buck in the Carroll ISD Board and Community Relations Department at email@example.com or by calling 817-949-7080.
During the first quarter of the game, members of CISD’s Peer Assistance Leadership or PALs class, taught by Nikki Gilley will again assist in a pass-the-bucket-campaign to collect donations in the fight against breast cancer. There will also be a sports equipment drive held the same night. From 5 p.m. until kickoff, the Play it Forward Southlake trailer will be set up in front of the home side at Dragon Stadium to accept new and used sports equipment donations. Barrels will also be located on the visitor side to accept donations. For more information visit, www.playitforwardsouthlake.org. This is the fifth season the Carroll Dragons have hosted a Pink Out game at Dragon Stadium.
TLC Electrical and Park Place Mercedes/Lexus in Grapevine are giving one lucky Southlake Dragons Fan the opportunity to kick a field goal for the chance to win either a 2014 Mercedes CLA or 2014 Lexus IS. The field goal kick attempt will be held September 27, 2013, at Southlake Dragons Stadium prior to the Homecoming Game between the Southlake Dragons and Keller Central Chargers.
“We thought doing this field goal contest would be a great way to add some pre-game excitement for the homecoming game,” said Tami Church, vice-president of TLC Electrical in Southlake. “And since Park Place and TLC are both Southlake Dragons sponsors, it seemed like a great fit. They were on board immediately.”
One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by September 26, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. The lucky winner will be notified Thursday evening 24 hours prior to kick attempt. There is still time to register at http://tlcelectrical.com/contest.
“The kick attempt is no gimme,” said Church. “We sure would love to have the contestant win one of these luxury cars though. Whoever gets to make the kick attempt, we’re really pulling for them.”
Click here for a complete list of contest rules.