Athletic Results from Tuesday, March 8


  • Varsity softball beat a very good High Point Christian team 4-3 in extra innings.  Steph Gray led the Cannon bats by blasting a clutch 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game at 3-3, then she knocked in the game winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning with a single that scored a Cougar baserunner from second base in a very exciting finish.  Kenzie Moyer started the scoring with a home run in the first inning to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead that it would hold until the 4th inning.  Courtney Reynolds also had 2 hits for Cannon.  Ally Reynolds and Emma Virtanen also contributed hits for the Cannon offense.  On the mound, Kenzie Moyer earned the win with a complete game in which she gave up 5 hits and struck out 8 High Point batters.   Julie Harriss played an excellent game at catcher and threw out a would-be High Point base stealer in the top of the 7th inning with one out and the score tied at 3-3.  Finally, Allie Gray has done an excellent job of taking charge of the infield defensively at short stop, and her play tonight was instrumental in the victory.  A great win today for the Cougar softball team, and tomorrow is a tough game as the Cougars travel to perennial state public school power Central Cabarrus. 

 

  • The varsity tennis team defeated Forsyth Country Day School with a score of 5-2.

Kevin Kacer def Josh Swindler in third set tie breaker 10-5

Bradley Schinder def Cannons Josh Lamb 6-2 6-0

Andrew Mikita def Drew Ross 6-3 6-2

Chad Clinard def Tre Vaughn 6-2 7-6 (7-5)

Charley Powell def Sam Prenikoff 6-4 6-4

Mathew Faw def Cannons Jake Flynn 7-5 5-0 injury retirement

Alex Lee and Charley Powell complete the first Doubles match in Darkness, to cement the victory for Cannon. This is first victory against Forsyth in four years. Cannon is now 2-0 and has a away match Thursday.

 

  • The Cannon Varsity Golf Team finished 3rd out of 14 teams at The Club at Irish Creek Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.  Jake Vowell lead the Cougars posting an 82 with a front 9 score of 38.  Following close behind was Grant deGorter’s 85 and Kate Collom’s front 9, 43.