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The student news site of Carroll Senior High School

Dragon Media

Last Week in Sports 2.5-2.10

The Dragon and Lady Dragon swim and dive teams competed in the UIL Region 1-6A Championship meet last weekend in Midland. The Dragons placed 2nd to Keller, with a final score of 471-412. The Lady Dragons were named region 1-6A Regional Champions, with a final score of 485-404. As a result, 10 Dragons and 9 Lady Dragons will advance to the UIL 6A state meet in Austin on February 23-24.

Photos courtesy of @southlakecarrollswimanddive on instagram

 

Girls varsity soccer took the pitch twice this past week versus V.R. Eaton and Byron Nelson furthering their overall record to 16-0 and 6-0 in district play. With these two wins, the Lady Dragons currently sit in first place of district 4-6A. “As a team, we share a common goal to become district champions,” senior captain Erin O’Donnell said.  “These two games have been closer steps toward that shared goal.”  The Lady Dragons will face off against district opponent Fossil Ridge on Feb. 13.

Ava Cottingham

 

Varsity boys soccer also took the pitch twice this past week versus V.R. Eaton and Byron Nelson, winning both games to bring their overall record to 7-5-1, good for 3rd in the district. “Having to play two away games in a week is always difficult,” said head coach Chris Padilla. “So to get two wins away from home to put us back in the title race makes for a successful week.” In hopes of keeping the win streak, the Dragons will face off with Fossil Ridge on Feb. 13 and Timber Creek on Feb. 16, with both games at 7:30 at Dragon Stadium.

Ben Randall

 

The girls varsity basketball team defeated the Fossil Ridge Panthers 57-40 on Feb. 6 bringing their overall record to 29-5. The district champs begin their UIL 6A state playoff run this week against North Crowley in the hopes to advance to the area round.  

Morgan Brown

Last week, the boys basketball team faced off against Timber Creek and Fossil Ridge. The Dragons beat Fossil Ridge with a score of 45- 29 and Timber Creek with a score of 61-45, also clinching a spot in the UIL state playoffs.  This week the Dragons have are off as they are prepare for the Bi-District round of the playoffs next week. 

Morgan Brown

 

The Dragon wrestlers competed on February 8 and 9 in the UIL 6A Regional Championship to in the hopes to become state qualifiers. Carroll had 5 wrestlers qualify for state competition. Dylan Ota and Cora Hayes both finished as UIL 6A regional champions, with Hayes winning in overtime against Flower Mound. The Dragons will take the mat on February 16 in the 6A UIL state tournament. 

 

Morgan Brown

 

The Carroll Special Olympics athletes were featured between the boys and girls basketball games last week in preparation their participation in the first annual Special Olympics Slam Jam tournament and skills competition.  Students competed against students from Grapevine-Collyeville ISD and other surrounding school districts.  

Morgan Brown

Contributors: Merren Grannell, Ben Randall, Ava Cottingham, Zach Davidson, Matthew Klepikow, James Gray 

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About the Contributors
Ava Cottingham, Dragon Sports Media
Ava Cottingham is a junior at Southlake Carroll High School. Before moving to Southlake, Ava lived in Georgia for 10 years. This is her first year in Dragon Media as a sports journalist. When she isn’t writing, Ava is playing club volleyball, watching the Denver Broncos with her dad, working out, or listening to music. Ava hopes to play volleyball in college and eventually work for ESPN in sports journalism.
Ben Randall, Dragon Sports Media
Ben Randall is a sophomore at Carroll Senior High School. He is heading into his second year as part of the Dragon Media team and is planning to be a sports anchor for KDGN broadcasts, as he will write his script in Dragon Media’s newest course, Dragon Sports Media. Ben hopes to attend the University of North Texas in either Jazz Studies or Sports Journalism. His dream is to be synonymous with either being a groundbreaking jazz musician or an iconic voice of any sport. Ben is an active member of Christ Alone Lutheran Church in Keller, Texas; as he ushers, sets up and takes down the equipment, and serves as a confirmed member of the church. When he’s not in the band bleachers on game day, he is either at home relaxing or anywhere around the Metroplex enjoying life with friends and family. His music taste is broad, but he mainly listens to artists such as Isaiah Rashad or the Beastie Boys. The environment and traditions of Carroll is why Ben has loved this district since the sixth grade.
Morgan Brown, Dragon Sports Media
Morgan Brown is a senior at Carroll Senior High School and this is her fourth year in Dragon Media. She is the editor-in-chief for the 2023-24 yearbook, as well as a member of the new sports media class. When she isn’t out photographing events, she can be found spending time with friends, attending concerts, going on drives, or hanging out in the yearbook room. After graduation, she hopes to attend either the University of Texas or Arizona State.