Carman-Ainsworth’s Leon Bell gets a leg up on the ball.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Leon Bell gets a leg up on the ball.


Bringing the regular season to its conclusion on Monday, the Cavaliers hosted Brandon for their final dual of the year, narrowly falling to the Lady Blackhawks, 208-216. Meghan Borgerding sat atop the overall scorecard, shooting her way to a 42 while Mikaila Garrison finished the day with a 52. Taylor Jarnigin recorded a 60 and Madison Cox posted a 62.

In the final Saginaw Valley League Jamboree of the season, the Carman- Ainsworth girls’ golf team traveled to The Fortress Golf Club in Frankenmuth to meet up with the rest of their conference foes, placing ninth overall with a 442. Midland Dow came in first with a 336, Davison was second with a 344 and Flint Powers Catholic took third with a 360.

Leading the way for the Cavs was Borgerding, performing as she has all year firing an 87. Garrison carded a 103, Alanna Gleason picked up a 125 and Jarnigin recorded a 127.

With the regular season at its end, the Lady Cavs traveled to Port Huron Golf Club following our Wednesday deadline to compete in Port Huron Northern’s regional 5-1. — B.P.


The Cavaliers fell behind Goodrich, 4-0, in the first half and eventually dropped a 5-1 decision to the Martians in a non-league game Monday at Goodrich. Terance Green scored Carman-Ainsworth’s goal on an assist from Ahmad Al-Zahabi in the second half. Andrew Ramirez had eight saves in goal.

The Cavs came back from a two-goal halftime deficit to tie Davison, 2-2, in a Saginaw Valley League-South Division game Oct. 2 at home. Al-Zahabi pulled Carman-Ainsworth within 2-1 eight minutes into the second half, and Leon Bell scored the equalizer on an assist from Green with 10 minutes left. Ramirez had 10 saves, while the Cavs put seven shots on the Davison goal.

Carman-Ainsworth will host Linden in a non-league game today. — D.N.


Mt. Pleasant was in town on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup and lost to Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing, 92-82. Winning the 200 medley relay in 2:14.85 for the Lady Cavs was Rebecca Bade, Dorothy Dollinger, Rebecca Hrit and Selena Adams. In the 200 free, Seeley won in 2:18.94, Bade was second in 2:22.09 and coming in third was Shannon Shaughnessy in 2:30.46. In the 200 IM, Adams was first in 2:40.27, Mackenzie Bartlett was victorious in the 50 free in 29.10, Taylor Wheaton topped the diving field with a score of 159.60 and in the 100 fly, Hrit grabbed the title in 1:10.22 and Mackenzie Johnson was second in 1:28.70.

Bartlett took the 100 free, in the 500 free Seeley touched the wall in 6:11.40, Bade was the runner-up in 6:23.22 and Shaugnessy was third in 6:41.62. Winning the 200 free relay in 1:59.34 were Adams, Dollinger, Jennifer Messina and Seeley and swiping the second slot in 2:07.18 were Johnson, Wheaton, Ashley Jones and Shaugnessy. Adams won the 100 back in 1:10.30, and in the 400 free relay, Bartlett, Bade, Hrit and Seeley were victorious in 4:28.22 and Johnson, Olivia VanDyne, Jones and Shaugnessy were second in 4:41.22.

“It was good. We had some personal bests tonight,” said coach Kevin McGlashen. “We (also) had some girls swimming some (events) they haven’t swam in awhile.”

In a contest that was originally scheduled to take place at Kearsley last Thursday, Carman-Ainsworth beat Davison at home in Saginaw Valley Laeague-South competition 105-78. In the 200 free taking victory in 2:16.02 was Seeley, winning the 200 IM was Adams in 2:41.21 and Kassidy Lord was first in the diving with 159.85 points. Adams also came out ahead in the 100 fly in 1:12.59, Seeley won the 500 free in 6:06.11 and Bade was second in 6:22.63. In the 200 free relay, besting the field in 1:56.77 was Adams, Messina, Dollinger and Seeley.

“Every girl had a personal best that night and some had two or three. They really swam hard to try and beat Davison,” McGlashen said.

Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing is at Saginaw Heritage today for a SVL crossover contest. — M.S.


The Cavaliers finished in ninth place at the Saginaw Valley League tournament Thursday.

Chris Crowder defeated Daniel Charboneau of Flint Powers, 10-3, then lost to Mount Pleasant’s Mike Roehmer, 3-10, at No. 1 Singles. Noah Reed defeated Powers’ Alex Schneider, 10-3, then lost to Midland Dow’s Julian Guerra, 0-10, at No. 2. Damon Haley lost to Heritage’s Ali Hussain, 4-10, at No. 3 and Mark D’Angelo lost to Bay City Western’s Yann D’Ales, 8-10, at No. 4. Kyle Fluker/Vlad Li defeated Bay City Central’s Noah Pavlawk/Dominic Sevilla, 10-1, then lost, 0-10, at No. 1 Doubles. Ethan/Luke Moore lost at No. 2, 6-10, Julian Sanders/Evan Walker lost, 7-10, at No. 3, while Jared Young/Christian Jones won, 10-4, before losing, 0-10, at No. 4. — K.W.


The Cavaliers defeated Midland, 23- 25, 25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 15-13, Tuesday.

Jessica McClung had 13 kills and 23 digs, Kayla Tigner added 30 assists and 11 digs, Jessica Smith had 11 kills, 13 digs and six aces and Deja Lester chipped in six kills and seven blocks. Alexus Colby had 19 digs and three aces and Breanna Hudson added six kills and eight digs.

“It was a hard-fought win for sure,” Cavaliers’ coach Brab Hurand said. “I was proud of my team’s effort all night.

“Midland is a great team, and I thought we did a great job against them tonight as a team.”

The Cavaliers went 1-2 at the Saline Invitational Saturday.

Carman-Ainsworth defeated Port Huron, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20, and lost to Brighton, 8-25, 26-28, 17-25, in pool play. The Cavaliers then dropped a 25- 13, 21-25, 7-15 to Brighton in the quarterfinals.

Tigner had 46 assists and five aces, Smith chipped in 16 kills and 37 digs, Lester had 12 kills and six blocks, Hudson added 10 kills and five blocks and Colby had 24 digs and four aces. McClung added 19 kills.

“I thought we had some good spurts of play but we lacked consistency,” Hurand said. “We had some tough serves, but missed a ton of serves. I was hoping to see us start and finish strong.” — K.W.

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