Carman-Ainsworth’s Aniya Harmon (15) sets the ball, as Destiny Johnson (10) and Katie Speaks anticipate the next hit on October 12.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Aniya Harmon (15) sets the ball, as Destiny Johnson (10) and Katie Speaks anticipate the next hit on October 12.


The Cavaliers hosted the Bauman-Cavalier Classic on Friday, where the boys finished fourth out of four teams and the girls were third out of three. Ann Arbor Huron took first for the boys with 23, Lapeer was second with 64, Swartz Creek third with 74 and Carman-Ainsworth had 87. Swartz Creek girls took first with 21, Lapeer second with 47 and Carman-Ainsworth had 55 points.

Joe Chinkeefatt led the field of Cavaliers boys, finishing fourth in 17:41.4. Dalero McNeal was 22nd in 19:49.3. Andre Williams was 35th in 20:58.9. Keegan Magufffee was 37th in 21:20.3 and Darwin Bostick was 40th in 21:39.9.

Rayven Brantley paced the Carman-Ainsworth girls, finishing seventh in 23:17.5. Priscilla Bradford was ninth in 23:48.5. Mikaiah Holbrook was 10th in 23:55.1. Ayianna Massey finished 11th in 24:12.6 and Mikayla Holbrook was 20th in 26:51.9.

Carman-Ainsworth is at the Div. 1 regional meet at Delta College on Saturday. – K.R.


The Cavaliers lost to Flint Powers 20-25, 22-25, 19-25 Tuesday night.

“We played hard tonight, but we didn’t do a good job of controlling our side of the court in terms of what we sent over to Powers,” said Carman-Ainsworth coach Barb Hurand. “We had too many missed serves and hitting errors tonight. Powers took advantage of that and outplayed us.”

Amaya Campbell helped the Cavs with seven kills and seven digs. Diamond Lester also added seven kills and seven digs. Destiny Johnson had five kills and three blocks. Mary Dollinger had a team-high 14 assists to go along with nine digs. Morgan Sherrer had 12 digs and Katie Speaks had 10 digs.

Last Saturday, the Cavs went 0-3-1 at the Fenton Tournament. In pool play, Carman-Ainsworth lost to Fenton 18-25, 11-25, lost to Grand Ledge 20-25, 25-27, and split with Marquette 22-25, 25-18. Linden then defeated the Cavs 25-20, 25-15 in the silver division semi-final.

Over the course of the tournament, Sherrer had 24 digs and Speaks added 20 digs. Diamond Lester had 16 kills, Destiny Johnson had 10 kills and Amaya Campbell had nine kills. Angel Eubanks had a team-high 11 blocks.

“We were disappointed not to have won a match on Saturday,” said Hurand. “We have to keep plugging away and start believing we can play with anyone if we play the way we know how. I’m confident that my team will make some noise and get it going.”

The Cavs are now 10-21-5 on the season and 3-6 in league play. — J.O.

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