Monday, May 23, 2022

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.

Carroll Tennis Teams Take 5th Place in Tennessee

The Carroll Dragon boys’ and girls’ tennis teams traveled to Tennessee last weekend to play in the DecoTurf High School National Championships in Chattanooga.

Both teams earned fifth-place finishes out of 64 teams in the prestigious tournament. Both teams posted 3-1 records. The boys defeated the state champions from Tennessee and Illinois, while the girls defeated the Georgia state champs.

Alec Reusche and Ashley Kim were named to the all-tournament team. The Dragons entered the tourney at the #4 seed.

Follow Dragon tennis on Twitter @SLCTennis.


Dragon Tennis Bound for Prestigious Tennessee Tournament

The Carroll boys and girls tennis teams will compete this weekend in the DecoTurf High School National Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Carroll’s boys are the #4 seed and will face Montgomery Bell Academy our of Nashville first round, while the Lady Dragons will face North Oldham just out of Louisville, Ky.

Notably, Carroll’s Arman Dave is rated the 2nd highest boy and on the girls’ side, Ashley Kim is rated the 9th best player in this prestigious tournament. Matches begin Friday at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to follow the action, check out the Dragon Tennis Twitter feed here or click here for the tournament’s website.


Dragon Boys’ Basketball Team Off to Fast Start

bbThe Carroll Dragon boys’ basketball team is playing in the Cedar Hill tournament this weekend.

They are in the midst of a fast start to the season at 7-3 (prior to Cedar Hill tourney).

The Dragons earned a victory against Arlington Martin on Tuesday, which was Carroll’s home opener. The Dragons won 50-44 and were led by Sam Bourcy’s 15 points. Stephen Blomstrom had 11 and Jack McBride chipped in 10.

The Lady Dragons basketball team begin District 5-6A action tonight at Trinity at 6 p.m. The Lady Dragons are coming off a loss on Tuesday Colleyville Heritage.

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.


Record Qualifier for CISD Debate Students

Fresh off a competitive win, the Dragon Debate team looks to the annual Tournament of Champions this weekend.

The Dragons brought home top honors at the Lone Star District Tournament the weekend of April 18. This event is a a national qualifying tournament and one of the most competitive events in the country.

Carroll freshmen Aman Patel and Camilla Cox are the first Cross Examination Debate team ever to qualify for Nationals from CISD. Likewise, qualifying to the national tournament as ninth graders is extraordinarily rare. The National Speech and Debate Association National Finals will be held in Dallas during the third week of June.

Congressional Debate (Senate) winners were, sophomore Emma Lin and senior, Azhar Hussain.

The team will spend the week preparing for the Tournament of Champions in Kentucky. Click here for details about the event.

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.


Carroll Debate Takes Grand Sweepstakes at UNT Tournament

Debate_at_UNT_awardsThe Carroll Debate team brought home top scores following a recent debate tournament at the University of North Texas. The team won first place in individual event sweepstakes and second place in debate sweepstackes. Carroll also won the Grand Sweepstakes prize by more than doubling the points of Coppell High School, their nearest competitor.

The Carroll debaters continued their winning ways in Congressional Debate by securing eleven of twelve finalist spots and winning seven of the top eight spots, including a sweep of the top three places. In public forum debate, Carroll “closed out” the final round, finishing first and second. Carroll took the top five spots in International Extemp, two of the top six spots in Domestic Extemp, four of the top six spots in Novice Extemp, and three of the top six spots in Impromptu Speaking.

At UNT, 45 students competed for Carroll Debate. Three students will represent the school at the UIL District Congressional Debate tournament on Tuesday November 11, and 49 students gear up to compete at next weekend’s tournament at The Hockaday School in Dallas.

Individual awards were as follows:

Congressional Debate:

  • 1st Place – Zain Aziz
  • 2nd Place – Hampton Sella
  • 3rd Place – Fatima Zuberi
  • 5th Place – Sunny Daggubati
  • 6th Place – Emma Lin
  • 7th Place – Aneeqah Naeem
  • 8th Place – Dru Patel
  • Non-placing finalists – Priyanka Reddy, Joseph DePumpo, Sowmiya Baskar


Public Forum Debate:

  • 1st Place – Azhar Hussain & Sam Bonham
  • 2nd Place – Alex Federick & Adhi Subramanian

Novice Cross Examination Debate:

  • 5th Place – Jonathan Chiang & Rishik Puppala

International Extemporaneous Speaking:

  • 1st Place – Azhar Hussain
  • 2nd Place – Emma Lin
  • 3rd Place – Fatima Zuberi
  • 4th Place – Austin Meek
  • 5th Place – Joseph DePumpo

US Extemporaneous Speaking:

  • 3rd Place – Marshall Richardson
  • 6th Place – Sunny Daggubati

Novice Extemporaneous Speaking:

  • 1st Place – Aman Patel
  • 3rd Place – Karan Kanatala
  • 5th Place – Suyash Jain
  • 6th Place – Hafsa Zuberi

Impromptu Speaking:

  • 1st Place – Mafaaz Tanzeem
  • 4th Place – Zain Aziz
  • 7th Place – Dru Patel

Southlake Tennis Center Announces Fall Programs

431363_383346265070982_788373849_nContinuing its year-round offerings of programs, Southlake Tennis Center announces its Fall 2014 schedule of adult and junior classes. Southlake Tennis Center is now accepting participants for its fall programs, which begin the first week of September and continue through end of year.

Southlake Tennis Center is a public tennis facility owned by the City of Southlake. The center is a USTA Outstanding Facility and was named Tennis Industry’s Public Facility of the Year in 2012. It has 19 lighted hard courts available to rent on an hourly basis. The center provides professional instruction with coaches available for private individual and group instruction. “We are proud that our dedicated tennis pros have all played college tennis and are USPTA/PTR certified,” said Southlake Tennis Center Manager Mia Gordon-Poorman.

The Southlake Tennis Academy is designed to provide a comprehensive program for juniors starting at age 4.  The STA program includes weekly classes, organized match play and tournaments. “We offer weekly match play for players starting at 7 years old, Junior Team Tennis, Futures Stars Tournaments and Play Days/Nights during the fall season,” said Gordon-Poorman. “We have a graduated method of instruction that allows players to gain skills quickly and advance based on ability.”

Fall monthly classes will be held for ages 4-16 years old using the USTA QuickStart Program, which uses racquets, balls, courts and nets that are scaled to the size and ability of the student. Classes are based on age and ability with each class focusing on developing the appropriate skills needed to become a competitive tennis player. Classes will work on coordination, agility, footwork, court movement, ball skills and racquet technique.

Fall 2014 Junior Monthly Classes:

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Level                            Day                  Time

Ages 4-6                       M, W, F            4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Ages 7-8                       M-Th                4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Ages 9-11                     M-Th                4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Ages 12-14                   M-Th                5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Ages 14+                      M-Th                5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fall 2014 Junior Monthly Saturday Classes:

Level                Time

Ages 4-6           8:00 – 9:00 am

Ages 7-8           9:00 – 10:00 am

Ages 9-11         10:00 – 11:00 am

Ages 12-16       11:00 – 12:00 noon

Southlake Tennis Center hosts a variety of adult activities and events throughout the fall. The adult activities include leagues, tournaments, adult camps and workouts throughout the year. Special adult programs include Drop-in Drills and New to Tennis classes. The New to Tennis classes are nine weeks of instruction for adults who are new to the game. They include on-court instruction by the tennis pro staff followed by coached match play. These classes are offered days, nights and weekends. Register for all programs online at

More information is available at or by calling 817-421-5605.