Saturday, June 25, 2022

Carroll Clay Target Team Defeats Allen in Trap Tourney

IMG_3174The Carroll Clay Target Team earned a victory last weekend in the Skeet Double Trap Tournament.

Leading the skeet doubles and trap event was Team Captain Nick Godfrey, with a HOA score of 188/200.

Godfrey’s nearest competitor for HOA was 10 shots behind. Justin Lee secured 4th HOA, Cameron Switzer and Spencer Fairchild scored 7th-8th out of 80 shooters.

The Varsity team showed their strength and depth by sweeping the skeet doubles event with a shutout. Skeet Co-Captain Cameron Switzer secured the gold medal with 94, followed by Co-Captain Spencer Fairchild’s silver-93 and Godfrey bronze-91.

The 100 trap event was won by Godfrey-97. Lee rounded out the five-man squad with 89 followed by Alex Shockley-87, Sporting Clays Co=Captain Bennett Gall-84, and Trap Co-Captain Austin Mossberg-78.

The CCTT won the overall team event, beating rival Allen decisively by 14 targets. The team won the traveling trophy for the first time in team history. The CCTT showed a winning performance in difficult weather conditions.

Carroll Skeet Team Captures Early Season Victory

The Carroll Varsity Skeet Team recently captured an early season victory last Saturday in the YTF Skeet Tournament at the Fort Worth Trap and Skeet Club.

The winning team captains and co-captains included Nick Godfrey (99), Austin Mossberg (86), Cameron Switzer (95), Spencer Fairchild (95) and Bennett Gall (95). The field of Dragons also included Gunner Perkins and JV shooter Cole Sanders.

Perkins in recently competed in the FITASC event at the National Sporting Clays Nationals in San Antonio. FITASC is arguably the most difficult of sporting clay competition. Perkins shot the highest score on parcorus 3 and 4. In addition, he traveled to Louisiana Cottonland to compete in Helice where he scored third place for both days of the event. 

Carroll Target Team Produces Best Performance of Year

team picThe Carroll Target Program just completed what can only be described as its best competition performance this year.   

The JV 5-man squads won first place gold medals in all three events, sporting clays, skeet and trap The JV gold medal skeet team scored 55 more points over rival Allen Eagles with a top score of 410/500.

Bennett Gall 87 led the winning JV team followed by Spencer Fairchild 86, Andrew Patterson 84, Cameron Switzer 81 and Alex Shockley 72.

The Dragons dominated the JV sporting clays field, scoring almost 50 points over rival Elm Fork Select Shooting Team and over one hundred points over Allen, posting our top score of 427/500.

Top shooter Cameron Switzer led the 5-man squad with a score of 90/100, followed by Gunner Perkins 87, Bennett Gall 86, Spencer Fairchild 83 and Alex Shockley 81.

Gunner Perkins led the JV trap team squad with a score of 95/100, followed by Andrew Patterson 90, Cameron Switzer 78, Bennett Gall 73 and Spencer Fairchild 67. 

In addition to JV 5-man squad gold medals, JV shooter Gunner Perkins won individual first place gold in the JV wobble trap event with a score of 46/50, and JV International Skeet, scoring 30/50. In addition, he earned JV High Over All or HOA.

The Varsity season high skeet score total of 456 consisted of Justin Lee 99/100, Nicholas Godfrey 96, Sam Persi 89, Connor Radeloff 87 and Austin Mossberg 85.

Individually, Nicholas Godfrey turned a 97/100 sporting clays score into a first-place gold finish. Not to be outdone, Justin Lee scored a near perfect 99/100 in Varsity skeet to earn first place gold as well. Austin Mossberg secured third place Varsity individual in International Skeet, scoring 29/50. The Regional 2 day shoot at Waco Gun Club will be held Saturday, May 14.


Carroll Debate Team Gears Up for Busy Spring

Debate_ElPaso2015 (2)Competition on the debate circuit has kept the Carroll Dragon Debate team busy this semester. Fresh off their big win at Harvard in February, the team traveled to El Paso’s Franklin High School for another tournament. 188 schools participated in the competition that was held March 4-7.

In the Student Congress Senate, Carroll ISD’s Priyanka Reddy, came in 7th place. Reddy was one of 96 entries in this category. In the Student Congress House competition, which included 133 entries, Azhar Hussain came in 9th place and students Emma Lin and Mafaaz Tanzeem both reached the Semifinals. Debate_ElPaso2015 (1)In the International Extemporaneous Speaking category including 102 entries, Azhar also received 4th place and classmates Zain Aziz and Mafaaz Tanzeem both made it to the Quarterfinals.

The team is looking ahead to the Tournament of Champions in April. Click here for more information about the event. The National Qualifiers competition is scheduled for mid-April. Azhar Hussein has qualified for Nationals in June and remains one of the top ranked Congressional Debaters in the country. For more raking information visit:

The Dragon Debate team is sponsored by Mr. Jason Sykes. Keep up with the Dragon Debate team through the Debate Boosters website.


Southlake Youth Volleyball Teams Advance to Regionals

VolleycanosVolleyball teams from across the area competed in Denton on May 17-18, 2014 for a chance to be crowned Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) Region 4 Champions. Teams who placed first in their divisions have the chance to play for the State T.A.A.F. title in Round Rock May 31st-June2nd.

The 2014 Region 4 Tournament was the largest to date with over fifty teams from ten different cities. Southlake sent a record of ten teams to the tournament and each team proudly upheld the tradition of Southlake excellence. In the 10U age division, Southlake’s Purple Crush placed in the quarter finals while another Southlake team, Flying Pandas, made it to the semi-finals.

In the 8U age division, Southlake’s Volleycanos took home the T.A.A.F. Region 4 Championship trophy! The Volleycanos overwhelmed the competition at the regional level as no games even went into the third set. The team now advances to Round Rock May 31-June 1 to play for the State Championship.

Congratulations to all of the Southlake teams on a great season and an outstanding perfirmace at the T.A.A.F. Region 4 Tournament!

Southlake Stingrays Summer Swim Team Registrations are Open

Stingrays 2013The City of Southlake Parks and Recreation offers summer swim opportunities through the Southlake Stingrays Swim Team. Cool off in the pool this summer and stay active by joining a swim team! The Southlake Stingrays Swim Team emphasizes fun and good sportsmanship while participating in competitive swimming.

If you are wondering if swimming is the sport for you or one of your family members, consider the following:

1)   It’s Great Aerobic Exercise – Competitive swimming provides unparalleled cardiovascular conditioning, while building longer, leaner muscles that boost metabolism.  It’s the perfect activity to improve overall health.

2)   Perfect Cross-Training Activity for Athletes – Swimming gives your body a break from higher-impact activities like basketball, football and running.  By creating a balanced workout routine, athletes avoid injury and allow their body time to heal, while not forgoing daily training sessions.

3)   Improved Asthma Symptoms – Swimming, like many other aerobic exercises, increases your lung capacity; it forces your body to work overtime. Since water is more dense than air, your lungs need to work that much harder to supply enough oxygen to your blood, thus giving your lungs a good workout and decreasing asthma symptoms.

If you or someone in your family loves the water and  is ready to do more than splash around in the backyard pool, then the Stingrays Swim Team is tailored made for you.  Below are some important notes about the program:

1)   Practice and meet attendance is encouraged but is NOT mandatory.  So if you have a busy summer planned, do not let that deter you from having your swimmer participate in the program.  It is very flexible and there is no penalty for missed practices or meets.

2)  The Southlake Stingrays welcome all levels of swimmers, from ages 5 to adult. However,  swimmers do have to be able to swim at least 25 yards unassisted of freestyle and 25 yards unassisted of backstroke and should have completed basic learn-to-swim survival swim lessons.

3)      The team coaches have years of experience in competitive swimming and will tailor each practice to fit the needs of each swimmer level.  From the first-time competitive swimmer, to the serious high school swimmer, to the triathlete who wants to improve their strokes, we have the program for you.

The Southlake Stingrays program is perfect for the swimmer who wants to work hard and be successful but still have  fun!  Registration for the summer swim team season is currently underway.  Cost is $185 for first swimmer and $170 for each additional family member (family max: $675).  Practice-Only and Meet-Only registration is also available for ages 13 & Older for a discounted fee.

You can register online or at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, about the Southlake Stingrays Program, please contact Lynne Anderson, Stingrays Swim Program Director, at, or visit page 30 of the  Southlake Scene brochure.

Dragon Academic Team Captures Sweepstakes Title

Congratulations to the Carroll UIL Academic Team as they captured another top 3 Overall Sweepstakes Title at the Denton Ryan UIL B Invitational Meet. Coaches say the meet was a challenge and a testament to the overall strength of this year’s team. Next up for the UIL Academic Team is the District Meet, March 22 @ Northwest High School.  Results are listed below:

Denton Ryan HS UIL B Invitational Meet Results:

Southlake Carroll – 3rd place Overall Standings

Social Studies – 1st place Team (coached by Mr. Irish)

Individual Standings:

  • 1st place – Jared Chaney
  • 2nd place – Kelsey Taeckens
  • 3rd place – Kelly Danner
  • 4th place – Alexis Bowen
  • 7th place – Bronwyn Sutherland

Computer Science – 1st place Team (coached by Ms. Woessner)

Individual Standings:

  • 2nd place – Elijah Snow
  • 3rd place – Anjie Liang
  • 6th place – Shyam Sabhaya

Current Events – 2nd place Team (coached by Ms. Frank)

  • 2nd place – Daniele Brombilla
  • 5th place – Ray Teer

Literary Criticism – 3rd place Team (coached by Mr. Irish)

Individual Standings:

  • 6th place – Anthony Munson

Journalism (coached by Ms. Rose)

Individual Standings:

  • 5th place Feature Writing – Samantha Smith

Science (coached by Mr. Olson and Mr. Nell)

Individual Standings:

  • 5th place – Drew Anderson

Other teams that had strong showings:

  • Math, Number Sense, and Calculator Applications (coached by Mr. Tubbs)
  • Accounting (coached by Ms. Rose)
  • Spelling (coached by Mr. Irish)

Rockenbaugh Robotics Places Second at Invention Contest

On Saturday, January 25,  Rockenbaugh Elementary School’s Robotics Club sent four teams to participate in the TCEA Area Inventions Contest. The teams included the following: “GSSH,” “Neat Freak,” “Team Sneeze,” and “Top Chef.”

The “Neat Freak” team won second place by creating a robot that will clean a room and has qualified to represent Rockenbaugh at the state contest at Deer Park High School in Houston. All teams developed and demonstrated critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills along with other 21st century skills such as creativity, imagination, curiosity, and innovation.

“These Rockenbaugh students have shown growth using this robotics program,” said coach Cindy Featherston, RES Gifted Specialist.  “We are really proud of our team and their accomplishments.”

  • Team Top Chef – Angeli Patel, Natalie Sanders, Jordan McConnell, Anna Villarreal
  • Team Sneeze – Brett Belleville, Charlie O’Bryan, Carson Lawrence, Hutton Seltzer
  • Team GSSH – Justin Sasek, David Guess, Ryan Strange, Alfred Hale
  • Team Neat Freak – Clark Hindman, Aurora Tong, Jack Clark, Eri Pilon

The Inventions Contest is an open-ended contest. Teams consist of two to four students. They create and develop a robotic invention to demonstrate a solution for a problem of their choice. The teams showcase research, robot performance, robot design, marketing, and presentation skills for judges at the TCEA area contests. Students approach their problem as a real team of engineers working together to solve their problem using the Engineering Design Process. Students in grade levels 4-8 competed in the Intermediate level competition.

A video to celebrate the students achievement is posted below:

RES Robotics -TCEA Inventions Contest 2013-14 from Cynthia Featherston on Vimeo.

Cowtown Marathon to Include Elementary Team from Carroll ISD

The annual Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m.  The event includes a Cowtown 10K or Kid’s 5K run. Last year, approximately 5,000 students from 80+ schools ran this annual run. Rockenbaugh Elementary Assistant Principal Janet Blackwell and Carroll Elementary P.E. Teacher Tracy Gentry are forming a Carroll team to participate in the Kid’s 5K and the 10K run.  All runners who cross the finish line on race day will be “winners,” having accomplished for themselves improved physical fitness, self-esteem and pride in achievement of their goal. 

Participants will receive a pedometer, a medallion for each student team finisher and a certificate of completion.  All student runners receive a special T-shirt that is appropriate for school wear, post-race refreshments and an invitation to the Cowtown Health and Fitness Expo. 

Please register by going to the following website: and clicking on your school.  Choose the race for you. All runners must register and pay online.  Runners 17 and under are $15 and/or $18 for runners 18 and over.  Adults MUST register and pay the fee for this race in order to run with their children. All participates must register online by January 17, 2014.  Please note:  ALL registrations received after January 17, 2014 will be entered as an individual at the registration price of $25.

The question always comes up:  What is the difference between the Kid’s 5K and the Adult 5K?   The Adult 5K is geared towards adults that are interested in a timed event.  This race starts at 8:30 AM.  No age division awards will be given for anyone under 18 participating in this race.  The Kid’s 5K, although it is timed, is for adults and children wishing to run together in a less competitive race.  Adults MUST register and pay the fee for this race in order to run with their children.  No age division awards will be given for anyone over 17 years of age participating in this race.  Please note the Kid’s 5K has a start time of 9:30 a.m.


  • Parents will be responsible for transportation TO & FROM the event.
  • Parents need to stay on site in case of an emergency.
  • Please wear a Dragon T-shirt or sweatshirt in order to locate our Dragon Team.
  • The race will start at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. We will meet at 8:15 a.m.  The Race starts at 9:30 a.m.

*More details about our meeting place will be coming in February.

Please contact Janet Blackwell at  or Tracy Gentry at for more information.