Sunday, June 20, 2021

Carroll School Board Trustee Honored by State & Hometown

Carroll ISD School Board Trustee Michelle Moore recently received two distinguished honors.

Moore, who joined the CISD Board in 2015, has earned the designation of Master Trustee through the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.

“Leadership TASB was a unique opportunity to learn and grow as a Trustee,” Moore said. “The program allowed me to build relationships with school board members from around the state and gain insight on the challenges and opportunities facing public schools in Texas. I believe this experience will make me a better Trustee for CISD.”

Leadership TASB is a unique board development program designed to take experienced board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of issues, people, activities, and locations during a year-long program. The program is composed of multiple training sessions held among a cohort group of 28 to 36 participants. Class members are selected for demonstrated leadership in their local district and communities, and for their representation of the diversity of Texas school districts.

Selected by TASB, the group participated in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 1,000 to 159,000, and reflect a similar range of property wealth.

Moore also received recognition from her hometown.

She was named the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. Moore served the community in multiple roles — Co-Coach with Odyssey of the Mind program in CISD, NCL Southlake Fashion Show Sponsorship Co-Chair, Eubanks Intermediate School and Carroll Elementary PTO fundraiser, member of the Carroll Education Foundation Advisory Committee, Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented Grant Chairperson and member of the CISD School Board.

“I’m honored to have been selected Volunteer of the Year for doing what I love — helping our schools and kids succeed and flourish,” said Moore, who serves as secretary on the CISD Board. “I am blessed to be part of a community that is so generous with its time and treasure.”

State Bound: Dragon Baseball Sweeps Martin for Berth in 6A Semifinals

UPDATE: The Dragon baseball team will have a community sendoff Thursday at 6:45 a.m. at the Dragon baseball field at Carroll Senior High School. The team will be loading the bus for Round Rock.

DALLAS – Dragon baseball’s magical ride of 2017 added one more unforgettable moment Saturday at Dallas Baptist University.

Carroll swept Martin with a convincing 9-0 victory in Game 2 to earn a berth to the Class 6A state tournament in Round Rock. Dragon sophomore lefthander Cutter Sippel and junior righthander Nicco Cole combined on a three-hit shutout to sweep Martin for the Region I title.

The Dragons overwhelmed the Warriors and didn’t allow a run in the series and outscored them 14-0. Carroll also rid itself of the Martin’s playoff hold on the Dragons. Martin had knocked Carroll out of the playoffs three times since 2012, including twice in the region final.

Carroll (32-10-1) will be making its first trip to state since 2008 when the Dragons lost in the final to Plano West. The Dragons’ last state title was in 2002 in Class 4A. The Dragons will face Deer Park at 4 p.m. Friday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Pitcher Kole Ramage threw a four-hit shutout in a 5-0 series-opening win Thursday vs. Martin. Game 2 was postponed until Saturday due to rain on Friday. Also, senior members of the Dragon baseball team graduated Friday morning during rehearsal.

In Game 2, the Dragons led 4-0 after three innings giving Sippel all the cushion he needed. Seniors Wyatt Stapp (pictured) and Jake Murphy each had two RBI apiece. The Dragons finished with 11 hits. Sippel finished with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

UIL Class 6A State Semifinals – Friday
Carroll (32-10-1) vs. Deer Park (33-8-1) – 4 p.m. Dell Diamond
Round Rock (31-7) vs. San Antonio Reagan (30-8) – 7 p.m. Dell Diamond

UIL Class 6A State Championship – Saturday
4 p.m. Dell Diamond

Ticket Information
All tickets are general admission. One ticket is good for all games played that day.
Adults: $12
Students: $7
Tournament pass: $35
Click here for more spectator information at Dell Diamond. Click here for the UIL state tournament schedule.

Baseball Broadcasts

  • Champion Sports Radio will provide radio broadcast the baseball games as they have all season on http://www.championsportsradio.com/teams/carroll-dragons/
  • FOX Sports Southwest and NFHS Network will combine to televise and webcast the UIL baseball state tournament June 7-10 from Dell Diamond and UFCU Disch Falk field.
  • FOX Sports Southwest will televise the 6A championship, while NFHS Network will stream all semifinal games and 1A-5A championship games with a subscription at www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/uil.
  • Games shown on FOX Sports Southwest also will be streamed on the FOX Sports GO mobile app.

Dragon Golfers Take Third at UIL State Tournament

Cole Fisher

GEORGETOWN – The Dragon golfers earned an impressive finish at the UIL Class 6A golf tournament on Tuesday.

The Dragons finished third in a highly competitive field at the Legacy Hills Golf Club. The Dragon team included Max Kettler, Caden Honea, Jacob Kelber, Cole Fisher and Evan Paquette.

Austin Westlake won the title with a score of 572, Plano West was second with 579 and Carroll scored 591.

The top Dragon golfer was Kettler, who shot 69 and 72 for a two-round total of 141.

View photos from the state tournament on the Carroll Golf Twitter account here.

Dragon Tennis Standout Finishes as Class 6A State Semifinalist

COLLEGE STATION – Dragon tennis standout Arman Dave fell in the UIL Class 6A state semifinals last weekend.

Dave, the defending state champion, lost to Roger Chou of Austin Westlake – 6-2, 6-3 – in the semfinals. Chou was the eventual 6A state champion. The state tournament was held at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center at the Texas A&M University.

Dave won his opening quarterfinal match vs. Austin Anderson’s Andres Almazan – 6-0, 6-1. Last year, Dave became the first Dragon to win a singles title since 1998.

Dragon Baseball Sweeps Allen in Dramatic Extra-Inning Fashion

HIGHLAND PARK – Dragon second baseman Cade Bell delivered the drama Friday night at Highland Park.

Bell’s RBI walkoff single gave the Dragons a 2-1 victory in the ninth inning to sweep Allen in the Class 6A Region I Quarterfinal series. Allen held a 1-0 lead after the fourth before the Dragons tied the game in the sixth. Carroll won the series opener 16-7 and earned its second consecutive playoff series sweep.

The game was moved from Dallas Baptist University to Highland Park due to the threat of inclement weather. The walk-off victory marked the fourth this season for the Dragons.

Dragon reliever Nicco Cole earned the victory in relief for the second consecutive day. Starter Kole Ramage went eight innings, didn’t allow an earned run and had seven strikeouts.

The Dragons advance to face Fossil Ridge in the 6A Region I Semifinals starting Thursday at Brewer. Fossil Ridge defeated El Paso Montwood in three games to advance. The winner of the series faces the Marcus-Martin series winner in the region finals.

Carroll (28-10-1) vs. Fossil Ridge (27-12) – Class 6A Region I Semifinals
Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Brewer High School
Game 2: 5 p.m. Friday, Brewer High School
Game 3: 8 p.m. Friday (if necessary)

*Brewer High School is located at 1025 W. Loop 820, Fort Worth 76108

Golden Finish: Brown Repeats as Class 6A 3,200-Meter Champion

AUSTIN – Carroll senior runner Reed Brown added a final chapter to his outstanding Dragon career.

Brown produced yet again at the UIL State Track and Field meet and repeated as the Class 6A state champion in the 3,200 meters. Brown finished in a time of 8:58.02 Brown’s medals and record-setting weekend didn’t end there.

He followed the next day with a second-place trophy in a record-setting run vs. Sam Worley of New Braunfels Canyon in the 1,600 meters at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas. Both runners broke the state record that had been held since 2003.

Brown finished at 4:02.39 and Worley won the title with a time of 4:02.30.

Lady Dragon runner Gillian Moritmer also competed at state and finished 9th in the 3,200 meters.

Carroll Skeet Shooters Excel at Texas State Competition

The Carroll varsity skeet shooters brought an outstanding mental game last weekend and shut down arch rivals Allen High School, Katy, Dripping Springs, Spartans, Red Oak, and many others at the 2017 Texas State Competition at Ellis County Sportsman’s Club.

At the apex of varsity skeet round 3 of 4, the 6  squad members crushed 149 targets out of 150. Perfect scores were achieved simultaneously by team captain Nick Godfrey, Bennett Gall, Spencer Fairchild, Cameron Switzer, and Tyler Hall.

Not to be outdone, Alex Shockley posted his perfect score in the next round. The winning squad of 3 members was Bennett Gall 99, Cameron Switzer 98 and Gunner Perkins 97.

In addition to varsity team skeet first place, individual awards were won in skeet. The first place, the 2017 Texas State Skeet Champion  trophy was awarded to Cocaptain Bennett Gall who won the overall skeet event with a near perfect score of 99 out of 100.  He was followed by Co-captain Cameron Switzer in second place and one target behind with 98. Cameron won an intense skeet doubles shootoff to secure the second place position.

The event included 180 skeet competitors. Also, Gunner Perkins scored sixth with 97, Alex Shockley eighth with 96.

In the team combined score of trap, skeet, and sporting clays, we captured second overall. Top scores in skeet were Bennett Gall 99, Cameron Switzer 98 and Gunner Perkins 97. Sporting clays team leaders were Gunner Perkins 90, Austin Mossberg 89 and Bennett Gall 87. Trap team leaders were Team Captain Nick Godfrey 90, Spencer Fairchild 88, Cameron Switzer 87, Intermediate shooter Reed Frieling 86 and Bennett Gall 85.

In sporting clays, two Dragons were in the top 10 out of 180 shooters, Gunner Perkins captured sixth place with a score of 90/100, and Austin Mossberg shot 89 to capture ninth.

The varsity team also scored second in team trap with Nick Godfrey leading the team with a score of 90, followed by Spencer Fairchild 88, Cameron Switzer 87, Bennett Gall 85 and Alex Shockley 85.

In the Intermediate division, 7-8th grade, we scored many top positions. Aiden Piel shot an impressive 94 in skeet to secure 2nd overall and  Cole Miller shot a 90 to secure 4th.  In sporting clays, Jackson Switzer scored 81 for 2nd place overall. Reed Frieling shot 3rd overall in trap with a score of 86.

The Intermediates also won first place squad in trap with team members Reed Frieling 86, Nate Gall 82, Aiden Piel 80, Jackson Switzer 80 and Cole Miller 77. Intermediate Lady Sydney Nickel won 4th in trap with a score of 69.  Intermediates Jackson Switzer 81, Nate Gall 72 and Hunter Morrison 75 won blue ribbons for first place squad in sporting clays. In addition, when all 3 disciplines were combined for High Overall scores, the Intermediates showed great team depth by taking 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 10th.

Junior Varsity athletes Cole Sanders 93 and Sam Williams 91 placed in the top 10 in skeet.

The next competition is June 10-11, SCTP Regionals at Ellis County Sportsmans Club.

Dragon Baseball Faces Plano in Bi-District Playoff Series

The Dragon baseball team begins the Class 6A playoffs this week.

Carroll, the District 5-6A champions, faces Plano in a Class 6A Region I Bi-District playoff series. The series begins Friday at 7 p.m. at Plano Prestonwood Christian.

Plano was the fourth-place team in District 6-6A. Game 2 will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday at Prestonwood and Game 3 (if necessary) would follow 30 minutes later.

The winner of this series faces the winner of Waco Midway vs. Irving Nimitz next week in the area round.

Carroll finished the regular season last Friday with 4-3 extra-inning loss to Hebron. The Dragons are 22-9-1 and went 11-3 in district.

The Dragons are led on the mound by Arkansas signee Kole Ramage, who has two previous years of playoff starting experience.

Carroll (22-9-1) vs. Plano (16-16) – Bi-District Playoff Series
Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday, Graham Field, Prestonwood Christian
Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday, Graham Field, Prestonwood Christian (Note: Game time was adjusted to 3 p.m. on Tuesday)
Game 3: (if necessary) 30 minutes later

Prestonwood Christian is located at 6801 W. Park Blvd.

Dragon Distance Runners Qualify for UIL State Meet

ReedBrownTwo Carroll Dragon distance runners have qualified for the UIL Class 6A Track and Field Meet.

Reed Brown and Gillian Mortimer will compete in Austin on May 11-13. The state meet will be held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium at University of Texas.

Brown, an Oregon signee, claimed the 1,600 and 3,200 meter championships at the 6A Region I meet last weekend at UTA. Brown broke a nine-year-old regional record in the 3,200 meters with a time of 8:51.96.

Mortimer qualified in the 3,200 meters after she finished third with a time of 10:41.52.