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Welcome to Carroll Middle School Athletics

SEASON 3- Basketball and Cheerleading Update!

Season 3 - Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Cheerleading is going very well in the first week of practices. We are excited that so many students are taking part in athletics this year! We have room for more Cheerleaders and Girl's Basketball participants. see below for details on getting signed up. 

 Boys Basketball is at Full Capacity. We are no longer able to take any new boys basketball participants. 

Dates May 3rd-21st - only days school in session. No Asynch days.

Practices will be 3-4:30. No competitions. Mandatory masks, Social distancing, and Self Screenings - please do at Home. 

Study Hall 2:30-3:00 each day. VA students check in the Back door between 2:30 and 3:00 each day before practice begins. 

Carroll Middle Athletic Registration - Click Here!


To participate in sports this year, each student must have completed all the Registration Forms on the Registration Page above ONLINE. 

A Physical Form and Covid Form are part of the Required documents needed. 

Here is a Helpful Video to get you started and submit.

Email Coach Watkins if you have questions at


COVID 19 Update for 2020-2021 Athletics

WCPSS has updated Athletic Opportunities  as of Feb. 8th 2021 for Middle School Students. The calendar and order has changed but the concept is the same with workouts, training, and conditioning allowed for in person students and VA students assigned to a cohort. There will be 3 distinct seasons:

Please fill this form out to show interest if you have not already.

*You will also need to Register on this Website officially following step by step directions on the Registration Page - we are doing an all on-line registration this year and not doing the WCPSS paper packet. All forms are provided as needed on the Registration Page

  • Season 1 /Fall Sports - February 22-March 19 (Volleyball, Girls’ Soccer, Football and Cheerleading)

  • Season 2/Spring Sports- March 22 - April 30 (Softball, Boys’ Track and Field, Girls’ Track and Field, Boys’ Soccer)

  • Season 3/Winter Sports - May 3 - May 21 (Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball and Cheerleading)



IRON COUGARS Announced! 2019-2020

Iron Cougars for 2019-2020

The following are our 8th grade 3 sport Athletes that have earned the distinction of being Iron Cougars! Congratulations for your dedication to Carroll Athletics. Each one received a medal and their name will be on a plaque in the school trophy case.




Marquise Fisher, Busbee Phillips, Kyrie Heredia, Chip Coleman, Jakob Smith, Duncan Blue


Catherine Berens, Ava White, Emma Larson, Bella Fleming, Claire Bonavita, Caroline Pearson, Hannah Roberts, Mikayla Alston, Isabella Ruggerio, Kaitlyn Davies, Lila Huling, Ava Richards

Chick fil A Heart of a Champion Winner

Marquise Fisher, Heart of a Champion Winner 2019-2020

Marquise Fisher was chosen by the Carroll Community to be the recipient of the 2019-20 Heart of a Champion Award. Marquise played football, basketball, and ran track this year. This award is given to someone with outstanding character and leadership in athletics. Chick fil A is proud to sponsor this award with Carroll to honor our young people for being leaders in our community. Marquise received a plaque to keep, one for the school trophy case and Chick fil a for 1 entire year! Congrats Marquise. Well done. 

Athlete's of the Year 2019-2020

Busbee Phillips and Hannah Roberts - AOY

Congratulations to Busbee Phillips and Hannah Roberts as our male and female athletes of the year.  Busbee played football, basketball, and ran track. Hannah played volleyball, basketball, and softball.

We are proud of you both and look forward to great things in high school. Thank you for your contribution to Carroll Athletics!

2019-2020 Athletic Team Awards

We are sorry to have missed our banquet but here are our winners from the awards given by each team in the fall and winter. The spring teams did awards differently due to the Covid-19 virus. See below.

Congratulations to all our Winners who received a plaque to honor their selection from the coaching staff. 



FALL -Football:

MVP- Busbee Phillips

Hog Award for Lineman- Noah Connelly

Adversity Award - Kyrie Heredia

Grit Award- Gabriel Stewart

Women's Soccer:

Hustle Award- Ava White

Spark Award- Catherine Berens

Fall Cheerleading

Coaches Award- Cate Meares

MPV- Ella Teagarden

Volleyball - MVP Plaque for entire Team in School Trophy Case

WINTER - Men's Basketball:

Cougar Pride- Mitchell Watson

MVP - Kyrie Heredia

Women's Basketball:

Cougar Pride- Bella Fleming

Heart and Hustle - Emma Larson

Winter Cheerleading

Heart and Hustle - Claire Melvin

Showmanship - Meonna Sloan

SPRING: Men's Soccer, Softball, Track and Field - all teams have a plaque of all team members in the trophy case due to Covid-19 and not being able to finish the season. 

Wake County High Schools Athletics Website Directory

For rising 9th graders to find their local high school athletic information for summer and the 2020-21 season.

Carroll Athletic Department Earns National Recognition

Carroll MS NFHS certified

June 3rd, 2020

Carroll Middle School Athletic Program has received a Level 1 National Certification from the National Federation of High Schools.  The Carroll coaching staff had to take 4 specific courses of professional development and apply to be recognized. A banner will be put up in the Carroll gymnasium "The Cave" to honor this accomplishment. More to come later...

Our Mission

A daily commitment to a fun, safe, and challenging sports program. We  1)are led by strong coaches 2) provide leadership opportunities 3) create structured practices that help prepare for competitive games. Our goal is provide a place that allows beginners to learn and experienced players to excel. At Carroll student athletes will be challenged, encouraged, and celebrated.

8th Grade Athlete of the Week

Bella Fleming, Softball

Each week we want to feature some of our 8th grade Athletes who were not able to finish out their season this spring. Help us celebrate these student-athletes by checking out our website weekly! 

Go Cougars

week of May 18th


SPORT :  Soccer, Basketball, Softball

FAVORITE MOMENT:  After our first win during softball when everyone started celebrating!

HOW HAS SPORTS HELPED YOU:  It's made my school life so much more enjoyable, I get to see my teammates in the halls or during class and we always say hello.

ADVICE: Don't give up. It's hard sometimes but your favorite memories will come from it. 

FUTURE GOALSI want to be a D1 athlete and play Softball or Soccer through High school and College. 


Coach Gilberti

This Weeks Coach, get to know...

Coach Morgan Gilberti,  Cheerleading, 2nd year at Carroll


I grew up in a military family so questions like "Where did you grow up?" are often hard to answer. In short, I grew up all over the world; however, my entire family is currently living in Massachusetts so that's where I consider "home." I grew up cheering for the various different schools I attended as well as all-star teams occasionally- depending on where I was living at the time.

Why do you coach...I coach, of course to spread my enthusiasm for cheerleading, but moreover, to be a part of the growth that comes from athletics. Over my last two seasons coaching at Carroll, I saw tremendous growth from my girls as individuals, cheerleaders, and an entire team; not to mention, they taught and helped me grow just as much, if not more

What do you enjoy about Carroll Athletics...I have LOVED the perseverance, drive, and dedication from Carroll athletes. Speaking specifically about my cheerleaders, regardless of the challenging routines, intimidating stunts, and fast-paced transitions they faced, they ALWAYS pushed and encouraged each other to leave it all on the mat- and shoutout to my girls, that's exactly what they did at the end of our season.

Favorite team or athlete... Boston Red Sox

Little known fact about you...being a military kid I had the opportunity to live in Germany for three years (during high school) so I would say that was pretty cool.





8th Grade Athlete of the Week

Duncan Blue, Track and Field

Each week we want to feature some of our 8th grade Athletes who were not able to finish out their season this spring. Help us celebrate these student-athletes by checking out our website weekly! 

Go Cougars

week of May 18th


SPORT : Football, Basketball, Track and Field

FAVORITE MOMENT:  When we won the basketball championship and when we beat East Millbrook in football.

HOW HAS SPORTS HELPED YOU:  It gave me something to look forward to at the end of the day and motivated me to keep my grades up.

ADVICE: Be coachable.

FUTURE GOALS : I haven't decided yet.

This just In..

Carroll Athletic Award Nominees

Carroll Nation-

Athlete of the Year Winners:

Female: Hannah Roberts

Male: Busbee Phillips

Chick fil a Heart of a Champion Nominees:

Fall: Emelia Easteray

Winter: Marquise Fisher

Spring: Lorelei Jones

Overall Winner: Marquise Fisher - The Heart of a Champion !

As we enter the last few weeks of the school year we wanted to let you know our athletic department wants to honor and recognize your hard work this year.  Since we are not able to do our Athletic Banquet on campus we are hoping to provide Spring Athletes with a certificate when you are hopefully allowed back on campus to pick up your things. Coaches will prepare them and some special awards that we look forward to giving to you personally at some point. We don't have a date yet and will wait for WCPSS for direction on what and when we can do that.


Athlete of the Year Nominees 


Ava White, Emma Larson, Ella Teegarden, Hannah Roberts, Frazier Sims


Kyrie Heredia, Busbee Phillips, Connor Iglio

Chick fil a Heart of a Champion Award Nominees:

Fall: Emelia Easterday, Noah Connelly, Natalie DiGiovanni

Winter: Bella Fleming, Claire Melvin, Marquise Fisher

Spring: Landon Maglione, Catherine Berens, Lorelei Jones





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Athletics Update

Sponsored by I9 Sports

I9 Sports

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Youth Sports organization introducing kids to many sports in a healthy environment. 

Sponsored by Johnson and Lambe

Johnson and Lambe

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A family owned sporting goods company in Raleigh since 1935. 

Just like you, we can’t wait until sports return, not only around the world, but especially here in North Carolina.  And we know when they do our schools will need help.  For that reason, Johnson Lambe has created this campaign - #NC4Sports.

Use this link to order a bundle of gear to support and 50% goes back to CARROLL

Sponsored by NCFC


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NCFC Youth is a grassroots soccer program in the Raleigh-Durham area that has many different levels for boys and girls.

Carroll Spirit Wear Website - Rokkitwear

Use this site to order Carroll Gear year round! Show you Cougar pride.

Wake County Public Schools Athletic Mission

The Wake County Public School System’s athletic program is an integral part of education that will provide meaningful activities that promote learning and strive for students to excel in the development of life skills, a healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship, and citizenship.

Hoop, there it is.

Building Leaders, One Play at a Time

Sports Results

See link to WCPSS Northern Conference Results

Athletic Eligibility for Carroll Student-Athletes

1. All Students will have a WCPSS Athletic Participation packet

on file with a current physical that is within the last 395 days.

2. All Students will have had at least 85% school attendance in the previous semester. 

3. All students will have been promoted from the previous grade.

4. All students must have a 2.0 on all strands in 3 out 4 core courses. (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies)


This will be checked by the A.D. and Coaching Staff during the tryout process. Players will be informed if they are ineligible by the Carroll staff if necessary. 

Spring Sports Information 2020

SPRING SPORTS PICTURES: MARCH 16th - more info tba - coaches will give out info. 

WEATHER related Cancellations and Issues: 

Stay in touch with our website or twitter feeds @cmmscougars, @cmmsathletics @BattleJohn316 to see if Practices or Games have been cancelled. We usually make a decision by 12:30 if possible or wait to hear from the Host School 

Coaches may also have communication tools with the team to send information out.

Please don't call Mrs. Stanley in the Main Office. 

Spring Sports tryouts will start Feb. 12th. 2020.

See Coaches for Try out Information.

Soccer- Alyssa Elwood

Track and Field - Jason Papile and Leanna Pierce

Softball:  Stephanie Pozoulakis, Molly Street, Allison Eschenstamper

 Anyone wanting to Try out will need to have a WCPSS Participation packet on File at the school and a current Physical. Forms can be picked up in the Carroll Student Services office or printed online at WCPSS Athletics page. 

email Coach Watkins if you have any questions.

Carroll News & Announcements

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Carroll PTA site COUGAR Athletic Passes

Please visit this site to purchase your Family Passes for Athletics this year and SAVE $! Go Cougars

School Information

Carroll Middle School
4520 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-881-1370
Directions to Carroll

Athletic Director Contact

Battle Watkins

Battle Watkins

Athletic Director






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