Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dragon Baseball Continues First-Place Reign in District 5-6A

The Carroll Dragon baseball team continues its hold on first-place in a competitive District 5-6A.

The Dragons improved to 9-1 in district with a come-from-behind 7-5 victory last Friday at home against Byron Nelson.

Carroll, the area’s No. 1-ranked Class 6A team by the Dallas Morning News, picked up its 20th win of the season in the back-and-forth game that included the Dragons overcoming a 2-0 deficit and breaking a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Dragon hitters Adam Stephenson, Wyatt Stapp and Kole Ramage each had two hits apiece. Cutter Sippel earned the victory and Nicco Cole delivered the save with two innings of relief.

Carroll has four district games remaining and faces L.D. Bell this week — Tuesday at Bell at 7 p.m. and Friday at CSHS at 7 p.m.

The Dragons have a firm hold on first place in district, three games ahead of second-place Marcus and Lewisville.


Dragon Baseball Sweeps Lewisville, Meets Marcus in Showdown

The Carroll Dragon baseball team produced two exciting victories last week in District 5-6A action.

The Dragons swept Lewisville with wins Tuesday on the road and Friday at home.

In Tuesday’s victory, Dragon pitcher Kole Ramage tossed a one-hitter and carried a perfect game into the sixth inning of Carroll’s 4-0 victory.

Last Friday, Dragon senior shortstop Jake Murphy delivered a walk-off home run to lead off the seventh inning of a 2-1 victory. The Dragons rallied with one run in the sixth to tied the game at 1-1.

This week the Dragons face Marcus in a battle for first place in district. Tuesday’s game is set for 7 p.m. at Marcus and the Dragons host Marcus on Friday at 7 p.m.

Carroll (16-7-1, 5-1) is ranked No.1  in the area by the Dallas Morning News. Marcus (16-6, 5-1) is ranked No. 2.



Soccer Update: Top-Ranked Lady Dragons Start Fast in 5-6A

The Carroll Lady Dragons entered District 5-6A action with the No. 1 national ranking by TopDrawerSoccer. The Lady Dragons are proving worthy of the honor.

Carroll is 3-0 in district action, which includes a 5-1 victory last week against Flower Mound – the defending Class 6A state champions. The Lady Dragons host Lewisville on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Dragons have outscored teams 15-1 in district and remain undefeated at 9-0. In Tuesday’s 8-0 victory against Trinity, Texas Tech signee Ally Griffin scored four goals and added two assists. Taylor Tufts had one goal and three assists.

Dragons Face Lewisville on Road

The Dragon boys’ soccer team faces Lewisville on the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Carroll is 1-1 in district and suffered its first loss of the season last Friday 2-1 to Flower Mound. But on Tuesday, the Dragons bounced back with a 3-0 victory against Trinity.

Calvin Herd leads the Dragons with 10 goals and is tied for the team lead with three assists.


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.


Lady Dragon Volleyball Stays Undefeated in District 5-6A

The Carroll Lady Dragon volleyball team remained perfect in District 5-6A action last week.

The Lady Dragons swept Marcus on Tuesday and Flower Mound on Friday to improve to 30-5 overall and 5-0 in district. Last Friday’s victory against Flower Mound was 25-14, 25-17 and 25-16.

Carroll travels to face Byron Nelson on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Follow the Lady Dragons on Twitter @LadyDragonVball.



Dragons Suffer Opening Game Loss To Marcus

Carroll pitcher Tyler Alexander had 13 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Thursday vs. Marcus before leaving the game with a left wrist injury.

FLOWER MOUND – The Carroll Dragons lost a late lead and fell to the Marcus Marauders 3-2 Thursday in Game 1 of a Class 5A Bi-District playoff series. Carroll (18-10) led 2-0 before allowing three runs in the bottom of the sixth to the Marauders (22-8). Carroll left-hander Tyler Alexander had 13 strikeouts, but was forced to leave the game with a 2-1 lead following a wrist injury with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.

The Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Ben Sego doubled and scored on Darien McLemore’s RBI single. It was the first earned run allowed this season by Marcus left-hander Colin Poche’, who has signed with Arkansas. Game 2 of the series is at 4 p.m. Friday at Dragon Field. Game 3, if necessary, is set for 1 p.m. at Grapevine High School.

Dragon left-hander Greg Maisto will be Carroll’s Game 2 starter.