Sunday, June 4, 2023

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.

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.


Dragon Golf Finishes Third at Mike Brent Invitational

The Carroll Dragon boys’ golf team earned a third-place finish at the Mike Brent Invitational last weekend in Georgetown.

Caden Honea was the Dragons’ top finisher in third place.

The Dragon Black team included Honea, Max Kettler, Brady Perkins, Rob Ruff and Dylan Murray.

The Green and Black teams now prepare for the Region I Preview starting Friday, March 3-4 at the Texas Star in Euless.

Dragon Tennis Advances to 6A Region I Tournament

The Carroll Dragon tennis team earned an impressive victory in the Class 6A Region I Area Semifinals last Thursday.

Carroll defeated Allen 10-8 to advance to the 6A Region I tournament in Abilene at the Rose Park Tennis Center.

The tournament, which includes eight teams, begins Thursday. The semifinals will be held Thursday and the final is Friday morning.

Carroll won this District 5-6A championship and is 14-3 overall.


Carroll Track Teams Take Third, Several Qualify for Regionals

The Carroll Dragon boys’ and girls’ track teams finished third last week in the Class 6A Area track and field meet at Coppell High School.

Several members of the Carroll teams qualified for the 6A Region I meet Friday and Saturday at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

100 & 300 Hurdles – Madysen Hunter
300 Hurdles – Kam Duhon
Pole Vault – Race Seacat
Boys 3,200 Meters – Reed Brown, Shea Whatley, Nicholas Fernandes
Girls 3,200 Meters – Gillian Mortimer, Alison Esparza, Cate Tracht
Boys 1,600 – Shea Whatley, Reed Brown, Timou Toure
Girls 1,600 – Alison Esparza, Cate Tracht, Gillian Mortimer
Boys 800 – Mickey Simcho
Girls 800 – Ali White, Sarah Odneal

Record Seven Dragon Wrestlers Headed to State

Wrestling Region2The Carroll Dragon wrestling team had its most successful region tournament performance in school history.

The team finished third at the Region I event in El Paso and had nine wrestlers place. A record seven Dragons wrestlers are advancing to the UIL Class 6A state meet in Garland this weekend — four as qualifiers, three as alternates. The state tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Culwell Center in Garland.

The Dragon state qualifiers are Jack Duval (region champion at 160 pounds), Clay Vincent (113), Trevor Price (145) and Baron Walsh (152). The state alternates are Cameron Haddock (120), Ryan Lindberg (138) and Zach Francis (182).

Team Scores- Top 5:
1. Arlington Martin 232.5
2. El Paso Franklin 152
3. Southlake Carroll 133.5
4. Arlington Bowie 99
T5. El Paso Coronado 97.5
T5. Amarillo High 97.5

Individual Results:
Jr. Jack Duval- 160 lbs- Regional Champion (State Qualifier)
Jr. Clay Vincent- 113 lbs- 4th place (State Qualifier)
Sr. Trevor Price- 145 lbs- 4th place (State Qualifier)
Sr. Baron Walsh- 152 lbs- 5th place (State Qualifier)
Fr. Cameron Haddock- 120 lbs- 4th place (State Alternate)
Sr. Ryan Lindberg- 138 lbs- 5th place (State Alternate)
Jr. Zach Francis- 182 lbs- 5th place (State Alternate)
So. Adam Lindberg- 170 lbs- 6th place
Jr. Lucas Tribble- Heavyweight- 6th place

Dragon Band Members Selected to Region and Area Bands

DragonBand_LogoThe following Carroll ISD students were recently named to the Region 24 Honor Bands. For these students this is a culmination of countless hours and multiple auditions to gain these selections.

These members of the Dragon Band will participate in the Region 24 All Region Honor Band Clinic and Concert Jan.22-23 at Heritage High School in Frisco.

Wind Ensemble selections include; Andrew Butemeyer, Bass Clarinet, Adam Horne- Trumpet.

Symphonic Band: Hannah Bronson-piccolo, Carleigh Grupe-piccolo, Thi Tran-flute, Shay Guerin-oboe, Gretchen Casel- Clarinet, Wongyeong Seong- clarinet, Ganesh Setty-alto saxophone, Hunter Black-trumpet, Christopher Cunningham-trombone, Pearce Brown- trombone.

Concert Band: Jake Nimergood-clarinet, Julian Raines-clarinet, Tien Tran-alto saxophone, Mylon Johnson-trumpet, CJ Foster- trombone, Tiger Yang- tuba.

Freshman Band: Ainsley Priakos-clarinet, Whitney Chaney-clarinet, Kyle Cantrell-tenor saxophone, Emery Green-percussion, Paul Venesky-percussion.

In addition, Hannah Bronson, piccolo, will participate along with Joshua Villarreal and Wesley Song, violin, in the Region 24 All Region Symphony Orchestra Clinic and Concert at RL Turner High School this month.

And finally, Hannah Bronson and Adam Horne were selected to advance to the Area B, All State Audition at Abilene Christian University next month.

Dawson Band Students Advance in Region Auditions

Throughout the past week, over 1200 middle school band students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Carroll ISD auditioned for the Region 24 Middle School All Region Bands. Of the 400 students selected, 42 were from Dawson Middle School. Dawson had the second highest number of students make the bands out of the 21 schools in the Region.

Elizabeth File- 8th Chair Flute, Wind Ensemble
Camille Pardoe- 11th Chair Flute, Honor Band
Allison Semadeni- 4th Chair Flute, Concert Band
Sophia LeBlanc- 7th Chair Flute, Concert Band
Erin Fritz- Flute Alternate
Bill Kahn- 4th Chair Oboe, Honor Band
Andrew Kim- Oboe Alternate
Nolan Mikolasik- 2nd Chair Bassoon, Symphonic Band
Isabella Grice- 16th Chair Clarinet, Wind Ensemble
Nick Walker- 16th Chair Clarinet, Honor Band
Isabella Miller- 17th Chair Clarinet, Honor Band
Jessica Creech- 3rd Chair Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Emily Stalder- 7th Chair Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Steven Mediterraneo- 14th Chair Clarinet, Concert Band
Alexa Aponte- 4th Chair Bass Clarinet, Wind Ensemble
Viraaj Kovela- 2nd Chair Bass Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Tori Thomas- 4th Chair Bass Clarinet, Honor Band
Allen Zhou- 2nd Chair Alto Sax, Honor Band
Alvin Zhang- 4th Chair Alto Sax, Concert Band
Ethan Budvitis- 1st Chair Tenor Sax, Symphonic Band
Ethan Kim- 2nd Chair Tenor Sax, Honor Band
Sarah Andrews- 2nd Chair Bari Sax, Symphonic Band
Jenna Eads- 2nd Chair Bari Sax, Wind Ensemble
Natalie Whalen- 2nd Chair Trumpet, Wind Ensemble
Kayla Nguyen- 4th Chair Trumpet, Honor Band
Cole Ragsdale- 6th Chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Christopher Ciccone- 9th Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Katherine Shofran- 5th Chair Trumpet, Concert Band
Sai Mahapatra- 10th Chair Trumpet, Concert Band
Cece Sutherland- 1st Chair Horn, Wind Ensemble
Sahaj Singh- 2nd Chair Horn, Symphonic Band
Caitlyn Hanlon- 4th Chair Horn, Concert Band
Eric Meyne- 8th Chair Trombone, Wind Ensemble
Gregory Salazar- 1st Chair Trombone, Honor Band
Asher Stevens- 4th Chair Trombone, Honor Band
Peter Adams- 7th Chair Trombone, Symphonic Band
Matt Hahn- 7th Chair Trombone, Concert Band
Jack Crump- Trombone Alternate
Destin Blanchard- 3rd Chair Euphonium, Symphonic Band
Ryan Seltzer- 2nd Chair Euphonium, Concert Band
Jacob Ammermann- 3rd Chair Tuba, Wind Ensemble
Naysan Sahba- 4th Chair Percussion, Wind Ensemble
Claire Casey- 4th Chair Percussion, Honor Band
Spencer Foster- 5th Chair Percussion, Honor Band
Desi West- 8th Chair Percussion, Symphonic Band
Chaya Hemanth- Percussion Alternate

Dragon Track Qualifies Big Cast for Regionals

Carroll Dragon logo Trademarked 4The Carroll Dragon team is sending several competitors to the Class 5A Region I track meet in Lubbock on April 25-26. The following is a list of the qualifiers from the area meet held last weekend in Coppell. The top four in each event qualified for the regional.

3,200, GIRLS: Antigone Archer, 1st; Samantha Young, 3rd; BOYS: Connor Hendrickson, 2nd; Eli Canal, 4th
Discus-Celina Archer, 4th
Shot Put-Evan Brown, 2nd; Matt Walker, 4th
High Jump-Kyra Maryland,  3rd
4×100-Allie Christmann, Kyra Maryland, Kennedy Munson, Madysen Hunter, 3rd
4×100-Tariq Gordon, Cameron Emery, Ryan Weigel, Deondre Wiltshire, 3rd
100 Hurdles-Sarah Robinson, 1st
100 Dash-Ryan Weigel, 4th
4×200-Zack Farrar, Cameron Emery, Tariq Gordon, Deondre Wiltshire, 4th
400–Matt Walker, 4th
300 Hurdles–Sarah Robinson, 2nd; Madysen Hunter, 4th
200 Dash-Deondre Wiltshire, 4th
1,600-Antigone Archer, 1st
4×400-Tariq Gordon, Matt Walker, Devontae Humphrey, Chris Hogan, 3rd