The Cavaliers traveled to Goodrich on Saturday for the annual Kayla O’Mara Invite. The boys finished ninth out of nine teams in the large school race with 261. The Lady Cavs were 14th out of 14 teams with 382. Linden took first for the boys with 62, Grand Blanc second with 65 and Hartland third with 69. On the girls’ side, Flushing was first with 67, Linden second with 87 and Hartland third with 92.
Joe Chinkeefatt continued his trend of leading the Carman-Ainsworth boys, finishing 25th in 17:42.42. Dalero McNeal was 70th in 19:49.33. Andre Williams was 78th in 21:14.92. Keegan Maguffee was 80th in 21:37.96 and Andrew Stephens was 81st in 21:58.37.
Rayven Brantley set the pace for the Carman-Ainsworth girls, finishing 53rd in 23:24.24. Mikaiah Holbrook was 62nd in 24:36.43. Mikayla Holbrook was 64th in 25:25.64. Chante Boyd was 69th in 30:20.50 and Rachel Allen was 70th in 32:08.04.
Carman-Ainsworth was at the SVL Jamboree 3 hosted by Mt. Pleasant yesterday and will host the Bauman- Cavalier Classic Invite on Friday. – K.R.
The Cavaliers closed out the regular season last Thursday with an 8-0 shutout loss to No. 3 Div. 3 ranked Flint Powers. Powers held a 6-0 lead at halftime and added another pair of goals in the second to end the game.
Carman-Ainsworth closed out the regular season at 5-12. – K.R.
On Tuesday night, the Cavaliers lost to Mount Pleasant 9-25, 23-25, 15-25.
“Mt. Pleasant was very tough for us,” said Carman-Ainsworth coach Barb Hurand. “They beat us pretty badly in game one and we gave them a fight in game two losing a close one. They took the wind out of our sails after that. They were just too strong for us and we could never get the momentum going.”
Diamond Lester led the Cavs with a team-high six kills. Destiny Johnson added three kills and four blocks. Morgan Sherrer and Katie Speaks each had seven digs.
Last Thursday, the Cavaliers dropped the first game, but ultimately defeated Kearsley 22-25, 25-9, 25-13, 25-19.
“We started out shaky tonight in game one to where Kearsley outhustled us and served tough,” said Barb Hurand after the match. “We played more aggressively the rest of the night. I was proud of how we turned it around and kept the momentum on our side.”
Sherrer finished the night with 25 digs and four aces. Lester had 10 kills and 10 digs. Angel Eubanks had 10 kills and five blocks. Mary Dollinger had a team-high 15 assists along with six aces. Aniya Harmon added 13 assists, six digs and four kills. Emily Carroll had six digs, four kills and two blocks. Hannah Thurston finished with nine digs and four kills.
Carman-Ainsworth, 9-17-4 overall, 2-5 Saginaw Valley, is at Fenton Saturday for a tournament. — J.O.