Rani Richardson ran a personal-best 24:11, but the Lady Cavaliers dropped a 15-50 decision to Flint Powers in a Big Nine Conference meet Sept. 28 at Carman-Ainsworth. The boys’ team also bowed to the Chargers, 19- 40. James Johnson led the Cavs with a fourth-place finish in 18:15. Aaron DuPree was sixth in 18:41 and Tyler Pangerl seventh in 18:43. Both Cavalier teams will run in the Greater Flint Area meet today at Dutch Hollow in Durand. — D.N.
Football The rain and mud didn’t slow Shane Barron one bit last Friday. The junior quarterback rushed for 337 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries, leading the Cavaliers to a 43-20 victory over Flushing at Carman-Ainsworth Junior High. Barron scored on runs of 59, 50, 93 and 60 yards as Carman clinched a share of the Big Nine Conference championship at 4-0. The Cavs are 4-2 overall and can take the title outright with a win at Powers Catholic this Friday. Gerald Holmes added 98 yards on 14 carries in his first game back since the season opener, and Lorenzo Redmond had 25 yards on six carries. Each scored a touchdown as Carman came back from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit and outscored Flushing, 36-6, in the second half. — D.N.
Swim and Dive
The Lady Cavaliers were downed by Davison in Big Nine competition last Thursday, 106-65, despite Allia Howard and Patricia Hrit placing third and fourth in the 200 free in 2:28.31 and 2:31.24, respectively. As for the 200 IM, it was Ashleigh King placing second for the Lady Cavaliers in 2:56.99, Courtney Glinka came in third in the 50 free in 29.98 and winning the diving competition with 152.8 points was Jennifer Messina. With a time of 1:38.43, Carman-Ainsworth’s Jacinda Kitts finished fourth in the 100 fly, Howard took third place in the 100 free in 1:06.19 and completing the 500 free in 6:34.0 to take the third spot was Hrit. Taking second in the 200 free relay in 2:02.63 was Andrea Bade, Hrit, Glinka and Howard, Katie Odle grabbed the top spot in the 100 backstroke at 1:24.74 and Ashleigh King was also victorious in the 100 breaststroke by clocking in at 1:28.29. Carman- Ainsworth also got a second place showing from
Glinka, Bade, Hrit and Howard in the 400 free relay in 4:38.14. The Lady Cavaliers are at the Saginaw Heritage Relays on Saturday. — M.S.
Volleyball The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team moved into second place in the Big Nine when it defeated Davison in five games last Thursday, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-13. Kamrin Gold once again led the Cavaliers with 31 kills, 24 digs, five aces and four blocks, Danielle McClung came through with 35 assists, Monica Townsend added 18 digs and Jessica Smith chipped in with eight digs and four aces. The Cavs, 17-15-2 overall, 2-1 Big Nine, travel to Flushing today and will look to move into a firstplace tie with the Raiders, who have not lost a Big Nine match in eight years. A roadtrip to the Saline Tournament is on tap for Saturday. — E.H.