James Johnson cracked the top 20 in the Corunna Invitational last Saturday, clocking 18:02.76. Aaron DuPree was 29th in 18:44.93, followed by Tyler Pangerl in 19:07.85, Ahmir Dunn in 21:18.37 and Samuel Cardinal in 24:52.35. Jalesia Johnson led the girls’ teams with a 42ndplace finish in 25:15.68. Cassandra Pelkey clocked 29:58.13 and Katrina Cobb ran 35:33.95. The Cavs opened Big Nine Conference competition Tuesday at home against Flushing. The boys lost, 17-44, with Johnson finishing fourth in 18:29, Pangerl ninth in 19:17, DuPree 11th in 19:34 and Dunn 20th in 22:24. The girls bowed, 16-48, led by Rani Richardson in 25:03, Jalesia Johnson in 27:31, Pelkey in 30:05, Devin Willis in 30:39 and Ashley Hall in 31:51. — D.N.
GOLF The Lady Cavs played two Big Nine Conference jamborees in four days and finished fourth in both. Carman shot 272 at Davison last Friday, as Meghan Borgerding carded 55, Selena Johnson 58, Taylor Tolbert 78, Keri Hart 81 and Morgan Genore 88. The Cavs were better Monday, carding 245 at Flushing Valley. Borgerding shot 46, Tolbert 58, Johnson 60, Hart 81 and Genore 88. — D.N.
SWIM Carman-Ainsworth competed at the Fenton Relays last Saturday, placing last in the 15-team field with a score of 69. Winning the event with 343 points was Hartland, Grand Blanc was fourth with 312 and Davison came in 12th with 138. In the diving competition Carman-Ainsworth came in eighth
with 186.25 points. The Lady Cavaliers hosted the combined squad from Lapeer East and Lapeer West last Wednesday, losing, 93-80, despite Jennifer Messina and Taylor Wheaton placing first and third in the diving category with scores of 141.7 and 122.3, respectively. In the 100 breaststroke for Carman-Ainsworth it was Ashleigh King who came in second in 1:23.81 and Mara Johnson was third in 1:27.39, Rebecca Hrit was third in the 100 backstroke in 1:20.19 and taking the runners-up spot in the 200 free relay in 2:05.22 was Courtney Glinka, Andrea Bade, Patricia Hrit and Allia Howard. Patricia Hrit also competed in the 500 free for the Lady Cavaliers and clocked in at 6:49.82 to finish third, Emily Stemczynski was second in the 100 fly in 1:07.03 and second in the 200 IM in 2:43.38 and KIng took the third spot in the 200 IM in 2:57.29. In the 200 free Howard was third in 2:30.59, Glinka, King, Stemczynski and Johnson completed the 200 medley relay in 2:16.33 to place second and coming in fourth in the 100 free and 50 free in 1:07.03 and 29.68 were Howard and Johsnon. Carman-Ainsworth hosts Powers today. — M.S.
TENNIS The Cavaliers were swept, 8-0, by the Flushing Raiders Tuesday. Darrius Jones was defeated by Adam Alamah, 6-0, 6-0, while Cameron Simmington fell to Zach Florida, 0-6, 0-6. Matt Nagy suffered a loss at the hands of Justin Hernandez, 4-6, 4-6. Ricky Frazier fell in the final singles match, 0-6, 1-6, to Brandon Mazzola. In doubles, Chris Crowder/Mark D’Angelo were defeated by Jordy Makranyi/Mickey Montpas, 0-6,
2-6, while Riley Simmington/Jeff Wilhelm were knocked off by Robbie Harris/Casey McNally, 6-1, 6-4. In No. 3 Doubles, Noah Reed/Erick VanDyne fell to Christopher Newman/Charlie Wu,0-6, 1-6. The final match of the day resulted in a victory for Austin Boulter/Nathan Casciano, as they took the win over Tyler Field/Omeed Hekmati, 6-0, 6-1. The Cavs were also in action last Saturday at the Holly-Grand Blanc Invite. In No. 1 Singles, Jones fell to Nick Fiaschetti of Stoney Creek, 0-6, 1-6, then was eliminated after a loss to Clarkston’s Andy Heuerman, 2-6, 5-7. In No. 2 Singles, Simmington was defeated by Stoney Creek’s Jake Kruk, 1-6, 3-6, and was eliminated with a loss to Holly’s Sam Caldwell by default. In No. 3 Singles, Matt Nagy fell to Holly’s Connor Bilkos, 4-6, 1-6, and was eliminated by Seaholm’s Kenji Johnston, 6-2, 6-2. In the fourth and final singles bracket, Frazier fell to Seaholm’s Ben McDermott, 2-6, 0-6, before being eliminated by Grand Blanc’s Zach McKenzie, 6-0, 6-2. In No. 1 Doubles, Reed/Van Dyne fell to Holly’s Parker Cuthbert/Dillon Sink, 6-1, 6-2, and were knocked off the bracket by Grand Blanc’s Adam Novajovsky/Connor Lushin by default. In No. 2 Doubles, Field/Hekmati fell to Port Huron Northern’s Leveille/McCalmon, 0-6, 0-6, before losing to Holly’s Taylor Mills/Zac Goodrich, 0-6, 0-6. In No. 3 Doubles, Crowder/D’Angelo were taken down by Grand Rapids Christian’s Tom Greidanus/Jackson Haveman, 6-0, 6-0, then fell to Holly’s Parker Rowse/Craig Richards, 0-6, 1-6. In
No. 4 Doubles, Wilhelm/Simmington were defeated by Grand Blanc’s Adam Burau/Sam Lall, 6-0, 6-0, before being eliminated by Holly’s Connor Knudson/Morgan Baylis, 1-6, 3-6. In fifth doubles, Kyle Flucker/Jason McAllister were defeated by Holly’s Aaron Vergith/Austin Moller, before being eliminated by Clarkston’s Josh Pokrefky/Scott Schultz, 6-0, 6-0. — B.P.
VOLLEYBALL The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team took second place in the silver division at the Cereal City Invitational at Battle Creek Pennfield. In pool play, the Cavs split with Bronson, 22-25, 25-20, lost to Coldwater, 12-25, 20-25, and beat Caledonia, 25-19, 25-18. In the quarterfinals, Carman bested Parma Western, 25-13, 25-11, and defeated Hopkins in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-18. The Cavs lost to Bronson in the championship match, 20-25, 15-25. Kamrin Gold led the way with 72 kills and 58 digs, Danielle McClung had 92 assists and eight aces and Monica Townsend added 47 digs. Last Thursday, the Cavs hosted Swartz Creek and won, 25-21, 25-13, 20-25, 25-23. Gold led the way with 29 kills, 20 digs and four blocks, McClung added 30 assists and four blocks, Townsend had 22 digs and Kelly Ferguson chipped in with 10 digs. Carman, 14-11-2 overall, host Flushing today and travel to the Flushing Invitational on Saturday. — E.H