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A Parade of Achievements

Jan 08, 2013 10:55AM ● Published by tina

The City of Southlake came out in force to celebrate CISD's first ever 5A Lone Star Cup with a Parade of Champions through Southlake Town Square

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Dragon Sports by Rick Herrin

This sounds familiar but never gets old – it was another outstanding year of Dragon sports success. Looking back at 2012, Dragon athletics continued to thrive under the moniker of “Protect The Tradition.” From January to December, the moments were unforgettable for these remarkable student-athletes.

“At the start of the school year, we introduced the acronym OBIYTC to our coaching staff and program to indicate that Our Best Is Yet To Come,” Carroll ISD Athletic Director Kevin Ozee said. “Even with all of the success from our program last year, we have a great opportunity to improve our process and ultimately produce more positive results.  Get ready, 2013 will be another banner year for the Dragons!”

Let’s shine the spotlight on some big events of 2012…

Lone Star Cup
The Dragons claimed the University Interscholastic League Lone Star Cup Championship in Class 5A for the first time in school history. Carroll moved to 5A, the state’s largest classification, in 2002 and previously won the award twice in 4A. The award honors the school district with the most success in UIL competitions.

Sweet Repeat
The Carroll Dragon boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams were on an unstoppable mission to repeat history. They accomplished the dream as they both repeated as Class 5A state champions. The program was also recognized as the best in the nation at the Nike Cross Nationals in December.

Sign Here
Part of the athletic success at Carroll can be found on National Letter of Intent Signing Day. In February, nine athletes signed and in November, thirteen signed with colleges or universities. Signing Day includes a big celebration at Carroll Senior High School as family, friends and coaches pack the Student Activity Center.

One Win Away
Dragon baseball had a memorable spring as they rode an impressive playoff hot streak. The late season push landed the Dragons one victory shy of the 5A state baseball tournament in Round Rock. The team defied the odds after losing ace Tyler Alexander to injury to ultimately reach the Region I final.

Splash Of Gold
The Dragons and coach Kevin Murphy, who earned National Coach of the Year, continued its state powerhouse role in swimming and diving. The boys’ and girls’ teams set Class 5A state meet point records racing to state championships. For the boys, it was their second consecutive title and Ted Singley won two individual gold medals. The girls made it truly memorable winning state for the first time in program history as three relay teams earned gold. The girls also added the title of the nation’s top swimming/diving program.

Kriegshauser’s Fantastic Finish
Distance runner Courtney Kriegshauser left Austin with gold last May. At the end of her junior year, she added to her cross country state title with an individual title at the Class 5A State Track and Field meet. She won the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:53 and entered the state meet after winning the Region I title.

Wrestling on the Rise
Coach Joe Hathaway has something special brewing with the Dragon wrestling program. For the first time in program history the Dragons earned the Dual Team District title and District Tournament title. In addition, two Dragons – Matt Swoyer and Cody Lindberg – qualified for the 5A state meet. 

Parade of Champions Held in Southlake’s Town Square in April, this event brought a community together one afternoon to celebrate the success of sports in Carroll ISD. Thousands attended as Dragons state and national champions were honored down the streets of Town Square. Green and white decorated streets and the parade concluded with recognition on the Town Hall steps.

Rick Herrin is the Carroll ISD Communications and Marketing Department's Video Webmaster.  He also works closely with the athletic department covering events and managing sports news for the district.  He is a long-time follower of Dragon athletics and formerly covered Carroll as a sports reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Grapevine Sun.

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