The Cavaliers took the field at Broome Park in Genesee County over the weekend to compete in the first round of the Tom Cole Greater Flint Tournament, an effort that ended with a 3-0 loss to former Big Nine rival Kearsley last Friday. Carman- Ainsworth was within striking distance for the majority of this contest after holding the Hornets scoreless for the first three innings, only to see Kearsley take command at 2-0 in the fourth.
Down but not out, the Cavs then had nine more outs to pull within striking distance, but instead the Hornets had the defense and the pitching to keep the Carman-Ainsworth bats locked down while adding an insurance run in the seventh. Helping to make all this happen for Kearsley was Hunter Phipps’ complete-game pitching performance, Tyler Ford swatted an RBI double, and working his way to a sacrifice RBI was John Crannie. The Cavaliers also didn’t help themselves by making a fourth-inning error that led to one of the Hornets’ other runs.
Lapeer West hosted the Cavs last Thursday for a non-league twin bill, winning a high scoring opening contest, 11-10. Leading the hit parade for the Panthers was Mike Fearon with three hits, including a double, and three RBI, Broc Wilkinson added a trio of singles and bringing in two hits and two runs was Spencer Pins. Another factor working against Carman-Ainsworth was the fact that it took West pitcher Garrett Miller for six runs on six hits with five strikeouts in 3-2/3 innings, yet he still managed to somehow earn the decision. The Cavs did grab the nightcap, 10-3, though, despite West’s Tyler Wills managing two hits and a run, Hunter Sharrard had a single and a run and Mike Fearson was good for a hit.
Carman-Ainsworth hosts another Flint Metro league rival in Brandon today. — M.S.
The Carman-Ainsworth golf team traveled to the Flint Golf Club on Monday for a Big Nine Jamboree hosted by Flint Powers.
Davison won the event with a 155, Powers took second with a 163, Flushing was third with a 180 and the Cavaliers were fourth with a 217.
Davison’s Dave Thompson took medalist honors with a 36.
Carman-Ainsworth hosts Lapeer East today and travels to the Genesee County Meet on Monday.— E.H.
Despite a host of scheduling issues this past week, the Lady Cavs were still able to take on Midland on Tuesday, losing, 12-8. Alexus Colby was the high scorer for the game for Carman-Ainsworth with three goals, Allia Howard and Faith Woodruff each scored twice, and posting the squad’s final goal was Kelsi Helton.
Tha Lady Cavs are at Swartz Creek on Monday. — M.S.
The Lady Cavaliers started out strong, but have had difficult time with the Big Nine schedule thus far, and it continued on Tuesday, as they fell to Flint Powers Catholic, 6-2.
At No. 1 Singles, Taylor Kost was the only singles player to win for the Lady Cavs, topping Sirisha Pasupuleti, 6-3, 6-4. The only doubles win for Carman-Ainsworth came at the No. 3 spot, as Whitney Reynolds/Rachel Sherwin took down Zoe Biggart/Stephanie Groesser, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The Cavs were also on the courts on Thursday with a 6-2 loss to Flushing. Kost won the only singles match for the Cavs at the No. 1 spot, defeating Olivia Conover, 6-0, 6-4. The other Carman-Ainsworth triumph came in No. 1 Doubles, as Rachel Alexander/Hailey Hutchins took down Leah Cost/Ashley Makidon, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
Carman-Ainsworth faced some more adversity on Wednesday in a loss to Flint Powers Catholic, 7-1. The Chargers took the win in every match up except for No. 1 Singles, where Kost defeated Pasupuleti, 6- 1, 6-1. — B.P.
The Cavs’ track squad picked up the win on both sides of their meet against Flint Powers Catholic on Tuesday, with the boys winning, 112-25, and the girls winning, 90-38.
For the boys, Cleandre Robinson won the discus throw by tossing 133-feet, 5.5-inches. Myles Overton, as he usually does, took the top spot in the shot put by throwing 48-feet, 11-inches. Gerald Holmes was victorious in the high jump at 5-feet, while Jaylen Randle won the long jump at 20-feet, half an inch. Bryant Hudson took first in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.00, while Shane Barron was the winner of the 100-meter dash in 10.87. Tyler Pangerl won the 1600-meter run in 4:56.00, and Barron took victory in the 400-meter run in 51.30.
As for the Lady Cavaliers, Angel Proby was the winner of both the high jump and the long jump, going 4-feet, 6-inches, and 15-feet, 5-inches, respectively. Naryiel Purches took first in the shot put by throwing 29-feet, 4-inches, and Felicia Bryant won the discus, tossing 84-feet, 7-inches. Kendra Carroll took the 400-meter dash in 1:04.20, and Denisha Gates locked up the 300-meter hurdles in 53.16. Dena Manns secured first in the 600-meter run in 2:40.10, and Italy Daniels was victorious in the 200- meter dash in 27.44.
The Cavaliers will not be back on the track until Friday, when they host the annual Jon Runyan Classic. — B.P.