Kayla Seeley works her way across the pool for the Carman-Ainsworth varsity swim and dive team last year.

Kayla Seeley works her way across the pool for the Carman-Ainsworth varsity swim and dive team last year.


Flushing won the 29th annual Chesaning Invite last Thursday with 66 points, Corunna had 94 for second place and Clarkston was third with 104. The boys’ sqaud had five runners with Tyler Pangerl finished 17th in 17:12, Ahmir Dunn was 85th in 20:30.1, Juwan Willis was 104th in 22:03.1, Aaron Sedrick was 117th in 22:57 and Keith Belk was 128th in 24:23.8. On the girls’ side, track runners continue to learn the sport and endurance running with Rayvan McCloud posting a 30:15.6, Bailey Curtis ran a 32:35.5 and Teaira Davis a 36:09.2. — L.P.


Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing took a 119-66 victory at Swartz Creek on Tuesday and were led by the first-place 200 medley relay team of Rebecca Hrit, Emily Stemczynski, Mackenzie Bartlett and Selena Adams in 2:10.31. The Lady Raiders’ also took the top-three spots in the 200 free as Kayla Seeley came in at 2:21.83, Rebecca Bates in 2:25.71 and Shannon Shaughnessy in 2:32.29. In the 200 IM, Bartlett was second in 2:451.83 and in the 50 free Stemczynski was first in 27.30 and Adams was second in 27.50. Diving was another event Carman-Ainsworth claimed after Jeniffer Messina posted a score of 163.75, in the butterfly Bartlett was second in 1:13.17 and in the 100 free Adams was the winner in 1:02.06, Dorothy Dollinger was second in 1:07.46 and Olivia Vandyne was third in 1:10.68.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Noah Reed returns a forehand at the Lapeer East Quad

Carman-Ainsworth’s Noah Reed returns a forehand at the Lapeer East Quad

In the 500 free, the Lady Raiders’ claimed the first and second spots as Seeley finished in 6:12.40 and Rebecca Bade in 6:24.88, in the 200 free relay Adams, Stemczynski, Messina and Seeley were victorious in 1:56.22 and grabbing the runners-up slot in 2:03.55 was Vandyne, Ashley Jones, Mckenzie Johnson and Dollinger. The 100 back proved to be more of the same for Carman-Ainsworth as Hrit won in 1:13.29, in the 100 breast Stemczynski was second in 1:20.92 and in the 400 free relay Bartlett, Bade, Hrit and Seeley were the winners in 4:25.85.

Bay City Western hosted a double-dual meet last Saturday that saw the Lady Raiders’ fall to Midland and Western. Even though an error in taking the stats by the host left the scores and places unavailable, Seeley swam the 500 free in 6:10.0 and Bade in 6:20.0, both of which were personal bests for the season. Mckenzie Jordan ended the 100 fly in 1:33.0, dropping 23 seconds from her best time of the year.

Carman-Ainsworth hosts Midland Dow today. — M.S.


Carman-Ainsworth defeated Flint Powers Catholic 7-1 Tuesday.

Chris Crowder beat Daniel Charboneau, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 Singles, Noah Reed defeated Max Rasch, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2, Damen Haley beat Christian Anderson, 6-3, 6- 1, at No. 3 and Mark D’Angelo defeated Sam Petrarca, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 4.

Kyle Fluker/Vlad Li defeated TJ Abraham/Colin Murphy, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6, at No. 1 Doubles, Luke Moore/Julian Sanders dropped a 2-6, 5-7 decision to Drew and Grant Cislo at No. 2, Jaylen Bransford/Evan Walker beat Josh Ferguson/Kenny Maly, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3. Christian Jones/Jared Young defeated Paul Beiter/Andrew Hayward, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, at No 4. — K.W.


Carman-Ainsworth went 2-2 at the Flushing Invitational on Saturday.

The Cavaliers defeated Waterford Mott, 25-18, 25-19, beat Almont, 25-17, 25-17, and lost to Clarkston, 11-25, 8-25, in pool play. The Cavaliers dropped a 25-14, 14-25, 13-15 decision to Davison in the Gold Division quarterfinals.

Sarah Thurston had 43 assists, 22 digs and 22 service points for the Cavaliers. Jessica McClung had 19 kills and 30 digs. Jessica Smith added 18 kills, 19 digs, 21 service points with six aces. Deja Lester added 11 kills and 10 blocks, Kali Jackson had 28 digs and Alexus Colby chipped in 14 digs, 22 service points and four aces.

‘We were in a three-game slump and it was great winning our first two matches,” Carman-Ainsworth coach Barb Hurand said. “Overall, I thought we played pretty well.

“Our quarterfinal against Davison could have went either way. It was a very competitive and intense match.” — K.W.

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