Carman-Ainsworth’s Zak Wilkins uses his wingspan to ease through the butterfly race.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Zak Wilkins uses his wingspan to ease through the butterfly race.


In the battle for Saginaw Valley League supremacy, Carman- Ainsworth lost 71-65 at Mt. Pleasant, 14-4 overall, on Feb. 24 in a crossover contest. The Cavs are 16-3 overall heading into their non-conference game at Flint Metro League rival Brandon today to end the regular season. — M.S.


Carman-Ainsworth competed in the Div. 1 regionals last Friday advancing the girls’ team to the state finals tomorrow at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights. Grand Blanc won the title with 4,009 pins, Davison was second with 2,890 and the Carman- Ainsworth boys were sixth with 3,680. On the girls’ side, Davison won the title with 4,004, Carman-Ainsworth was second with 3,757 and Jackson was third with 3,396. Only the top three teams and top 10 teams advance. On Saturday, the bowlers returned for the singles portion of the regional with Jordan Nunn, Jordan Bair and Kenzey Lord qualifying. Nunn rolled 1,375, Bair 1,214 and Lord 1,114.

Carman Ainsworth participated in the Best of the Best competition on Monday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 19, with teams from the Greater Flint Area. The boys competed on Monday at Grand Blanc Lanes, while the girls competed on Wednesday at B’s Bowling. The girls took home the title of Best of the Best, by beating out rival Kearsley, 214-234, 188-183, 214-198, in a best 2-of-3 match. — L.P.


The Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing swim team placed fifth at the Saginaw Valley League meet at Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday with a 179. Midland Dow took first with a 593, Saginaw Heritage was second with a 365, Bay City Western was third with a 251, and Bay City Central placed fourth, scoring a 225.

Underneath the Cavaliers were Flint Powers Catholic in sixth with a 157, Midland in seventh with a 147, Davison took eighth with a 139 and a 40 placed Flint Southwestern in last place.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Tyler Pangerl, Zak Wilkins, David Burkhardt and Cody McDonald took sixth in 1:48.06 while Evan Snyder secured ninth in the 200- yard freestyle in 1:56.82. Pangerl was 10th in the 200-yard IM in 2:12.24 with Wilkins behind him in 12th in 2:17.38.

Burkhardt placed 12th in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.09 with Andrew Basinger in 14th in 24.23. David Parker was 11th in the 1-meter diving with a score of 219.95. Burkhardt placed 13th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.68. Erick VanDuyne finished in 54.47 in the 100-yard freestyle for 13th place while Snyder took seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.70.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team finished in seventh as Burkhardt, Basinger, Snyder and CJ Ratliff finished in 1:37.58 and Pangerl was sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.26. Wilkins wrapped up the 100- yard breaststroke in 10th in 1:08.14 and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of McDonald, Basinger, Snyder and Pangerl placed sixth in 3:39.51. — B.P.

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