Monday, March 20, 2023

Lady Dragon Softball Saves Playoff Hopes with Wild Comeback

The Carroll Lady Dragons delivered a magical comeback to keep their playoff hopes alive Tuesday night.

The Lady Dragons scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th for a 7-6 walkoff victory at CSHS vs. L.D. Bell. Carroll is still fighting for one of our playoff spots in District 5-6A with one game remaining.

Carroll needs Lewisville to defeat Hebron Wednesday night to earn a playoff berth.

The Lady Dragons are 16-11-1 and 7-6 in district and finish the season Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hebron.

Carroll overcame a 5-2 lead in the seventh as Avery Zeigler singled in the winning run. The offense was led by Gaby Garcia’s 4-for-4, two-RBI performance. Abigail Stuart had three hits and two RBI and Allie Nuenke had two hits.

The Lady Dragons finished with four extra base hits. Nueke got the victory on the mound going five innings.


Lady Dragons’ Soccer Season Ends in 6A Region I Final

MIDLAND – The Carroll Lady Dragons’ soccer season came to an end Saturday at Grande Communications Stadium.

The Lady Dragons fell one victory shy of a Class 6A state tournament berth after a 2-0 loss to Keller in the Region I championship.

Carroll defeated Wolfforth Frenship 3-1 in the semifinal on Friday and overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit. The Lady Dragons were led by Neaka Khalilian, who scored two goals and Alli Gardner added one.

Khalilian and Sydney Nobles recorded assists.

In the final, Carroll’s shots were limited and Keller’s defense delivered a shutout as it advanced to the state tournament. Keller also avenged an earlier loss this season to Carroll.

The Lady Dragons finished the season 21-2-2.

Lady Dragon Soccer Advances to Region I Tourney; Dragons Fall in Final Moments

ARGYLE – The Carroll Lady Dragons are headed west.

The Lady Dragons blanked Hebron 5-0 in a Class 6A Region I quarterfinal on Monday at Argyle High School. The Lady Dragons advance to play in the Region I tournament in Midland.

It marked the Lady Dragons’ third victory this season against Hebron, which shares the same District 5-6A with Carroll. Texas Tech signee Ally Griffin led the way for the Lady Dragons with two goals. The Lady Dragons held a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Alli Gardner and Taylor Tufts also added goals. Goalie Madison Martin had five saves in the shutout. The Lady Dragons advance to face Wolfforth Frenship in the Region I semifinals in Midland at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Keller plays Marcus in the other semifinal at 2 p.m.

The Lady Dragons improved to 20-1-2 on the season.

Dragons Suffer Heart-Breaking Defeat

The Carroll Dragons’ season came to an end Monday vs. Hebron as the Hawks scored with 16 seconds left in regulation. The game was part of a playoff doubleheader at Argyle HS.

Hebron won 1-0 to advance to the region semifinals. The Dragons finished the season 15-4-3.

Carroll Soccer Teams Advance to Region I Quarterfinals


WACO – The Carroll Dragon soccer teams had a successful trip to Waco last Friday.

The Lady Dragons started the night with a 5-1 victory against Belton in the Class 6A area playoffs held at Waco Midway High School. Carroll built a 4-0 lead by halftime.

The Dragons followed with a 3-1 victory against Killeen Harker Heights.

Monday night both teams return to action in the Region I quarterfinals against a familiar opponent. Both teams play District 5-6A mate Hebron with a berth to the region tournament on the line.

The Dragons open the doubleheader at 6 p.m. vs. Hebron at Argyle High School. The Lady Dragons follow vs. Hebron at 8 p.m.


Lady Dragon Softball Grabs Big Wins in District

The Carroll Lady Dragon softball team had a successful week in District 5-6A.

The Lady Dragons started last Tuesday with a walk-off victory vs. Byron Nelson, then added a road shutout Friday at L.D. Bell.

Carroll blanked Bell 5-0 behind pitcher Kelly Shackleford, who allowed five hits and had five strikeouts. Abigail Stuart led the Lady Dragons at the plate with two hits and two RBI.

The Lady Dragons improved to 12-8-1 overall and 3-3 in district action. Carroll hosts Hebron at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Soccer Update: Lady Dragons Win District, Open Playoffs Thursday

During spring break, the Carroll Lady Dragons completed a goal for the 2017 season.

The Lady Dragons won the District 5-6A championship and defeated Hebron 3-0 in the final district game. The Lady Dragons improved to 17-1-2 on the season and ended district at 11-1-2. It marked the Lady Dragons’ fifth district championship in the last six seasons under coach Matt Colvin.

Against Hebron, the Lady Dragons produced three goal scorers in Carolina Berutti, Ally Griffin and Taylor Tufts. For the season, Griffin leads the team with 22 goals.

The Lady Dragons face McKinney Boyd on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Hebron.

Dragons Clinch Playoff Berth

Just before spring break, the Dragons had reason to celebrate. Carroll clinched a playoff berth in District 5-6A with a 3-0 victory against L.D. Bell on March 10 at Dragon Stadium.

Calvin Herd, Michael Kays and Corey Dotson each scored goals for the Dragons. Carroll won its’ final regular season game on Monday against Hebron and opens the playoffs on Friday.

Carroll will play McKinney Boyd in a Class 6A bi-district playoff at Denton Braswell High School at 7 p.m. Braswell is located at 26750 E University Dr. in Aubrey.




Lady Dragon Soccer Opens District Play with Shutout

The Carroll Lady Dragons, ranked No. 1 in the nation, opened District 5-6A play on the road Tuesday at Hebron.

The Lady Dragons carried their stellar non-district start into league play with a 2-0 victory. Carroll improved to 7-0 on the season and 1-0 in district.

After a scoreless first half, Alli Gardner provided the first goal and Ally Griffin added the second to secure the victory.

The Lady Dragons return to district action Friday when they hosting defending state champion Flower Mound at 7:30 p.m.


Hoops Update: Carroll Teams Fall to Trinity in 5-6A Action

The Carroll Dragon boys’ basketball team suffered a close loss Tuesday vs. Trinity. The Dragons fell 56-53 at CSHS and are now 3-3 in district action and tied with Lewisville and Marcus in fourth place.

The Dragons are 11-9 overall. Sam Bourcy led the Dragons vs. Trinity with 21 points and Alex Kietzman had 14. Carroll returns to action Friday in a key matchup at Lewisville at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Dragons also fell to Trinity, 66-33 and dropped to 5-12 overall and 1-7 in district action. Gabby McBride led the Lady Dragons with 10 points. Carroll plays at Lewisville at 6 p.m. Friday.


O’Neal Honored as District 5-6A’s Most Valuable Player

Carroll Lady Dragons-2Carroll Lady Dragon junior volleyball player Asjia O’Neal (pictured above) was selected Most Valuable Player in District 5-6A.

She helped lead the Lady Dragons to a co-championship in 5-6A and the district’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs. O’Neal, who has committed to Texas, was also chosen all-state along with teammate and USC signee Haley Hallgren (pictured right).

Lady Dragon Nailah Gordon also earned one of the district’s top accolades as Blocker of the Year. Hallgren, Lisie Kit and McKenzie Nichols were first-team all-district. Rachel Meyne, Abby Carlile and Kendall Gilpin were second-team selections.

Sheridan Webb, Annabelle Smith, Alli Bliss and Lauren Johnson were honorable mention.

Nichols was also recognized at the state level as Newcomer of the Year by the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches.

Academic All-District selections included the following:
Abby Carroll
Ava Elia
Sabrina Monaco
Asjia O’Neal
Alli Bliss
Abby Carlile
Nailah Gordon
Haley Hallgren
Lauren Johnson
Mellanie King
Lisie Kit
Rachel Meyne
Sheridan Webb
Annabelle Smith
Kennedy Erickson
Kendall Gilpin
McKenzie Nichols
Raven Rolle
Berkley Brooks
Kasey Sullivan
Blaine Van Hoosier