- The Cannon Varsity Golf Team lost a close match to Charlotte Christian with a score of 346-342 on Tuesday at Skybrook Golf Club. Grant deGorter led the team shooting 82 followed by Jake Vowell with an 84 and Christian Wilson with an 86.
- The middle school baseball team was back in action at Snyder Field after a week off for spring break. The Holy Trinity Bulldogs came out quickly putting four runs on the board courtesy of a few hit batsmen and a dropped fly ball. After that, however, Cougar starter Cole Lippincott settled into a groove. Lippincott also helped himself with an RBI triple in the first inning and later came in on a grounder from Everett Craven. The score remained 4-2 until the fifth inning when the Bulldogs added a run in the top half. In the bottom half of the inning, Lippincott, Craven, and Ryan Chandler added big hits to start the rally. Then, Richard Lee delivered a clutch two strike hit that tied the game at 5-5, but Craven was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. Both teams went quickly in the sixth inning, sending the game to its final stanza. With two outs, the Bulldog DH stroked a two strike offering into center that plated two runs. In the bottom of the seventh, the Cougars hit the ball hard, but right at the defenders who made nice plays and keep the Cougars winless at 0-3. Final score Holy Trinity 7, Cannon 5. Lippincott (0-2) threw a complete game allowing only 7 hits and striking out two. He was aided by great defensive plays from SS Jake Jenike, 2B Everett Craven, and OFs Richard Lee and Nick Reid. Justin Fromke, Brad Schlosser, Mark Calcagno, and Tyler Ventura also had hits on the day for the Cougars. The Cougars travel to Charlotte Christian on Thursday for their next game.
- Varsity softball lost a tough battle to Marvin Ridge, an excellent public school, by a score of 16-1. Stephanie Gray had the lone batting highlight with a towering double to deep left field scoring Julie Harriss from second base in the first inning. The Cougars led 1-0 deep into the third inning before the able Maverick bats got going with 2 outs in the third inning. The final score was not indicative of the improvement that the Cougars are making and they will be ready to take on their independent school foes in the weeks to come. Chantal Neuwald made a sweet catch in left field to start the game for the Cougar defense. Her play is an indication of the improvement that Cannon’s girls are making defensively.
- The varsity tennis team put up a hard fought match at home against Greensboro Day to no avail. Cannons young team fell short to a well seasoned team who has played together for awhile. Cannon was led by their Sr team members Kevin Kacer, Josh Lamb and Andrew Mikita in singles and Kevin and Josh in doubles.
Singles Results as follow
Kevin Kacer Cannon vs Connor Cooke 6-1 6-3
Josh Lamb Cannon vs Christian Taylor 4-6 6-3 10-8 third set tie breaker
Andrew Mikita Cannon vs Clay Sherrill 6-3 6-0
Chad Clinard Cannon vs Ross Gaines 1-6 7-5 9-11 third set tie breaker
Charley Powell Cannon vs Scott Taylor 2-6 2-6
Jake Flynn Cannon vs Chris Caffrey 3-6 1-6
Kacer/Lamb Cannon vs Cooke/Sherrill 8-2
Mikita/Clinard Cannon vs C Taylor/Gaines 5-8
Powell/Flynn Cannon vs S Taylor/Caffrey 2-8
Final Score: Cannon 4 Greensboro Day 5
- Middle School lacrosse ran in to a talented Holy Trinity team yesterday. Despite a solid game by goaltender Dante Lowe (10 saves), the team fell to the Bulldogs 8-2. Danny Brenner and Jack Workman scored the loan goals for the Cougars. The team is looking forward to several home games starting next week.
- Middle School Softball met their first loss Tuesday against Holy Trinity with a final score of Cougars-1 Bulldogs-14. The girls hit well against Holy Trinity’s experienced pitchers but could not catch much of a break. The run was scored by Jacqueline de Gorter in the fourth inning. Jacqueline made it on base with a walk and was moved around by Lexi Sisco and brought home by Taylor Marks. Excellent team work! The Bulldog’s offense was hard to match but Carolyn Mittlhener pitched a great game. Carolyn pitched all five innings striking out three and Lexi contributed with an excellent defensive game. The Cougars made a few defensive errors but nothing that can not be fixed with a little more practice. Go Cougars!
- In today’s Middle School tennis match between Cannon and Holy Trinity, the Cannon Cougars, in a very tight match were victorious by a team score of 5-4.
The scores were as follows;
Burke Riley (C) d Patrick Menkhaus 9-8
Trip Goff (C) d Lucas Oakley 8-1
Chris Gaskin (C) d Jacob Marthinsen 9-8
Mark Regnery (C) fell to Cole Nelson 2-8
- Adam Clinard (C) fell to John Connery 6-8
Grant Wagner (C) fell to Ian Miller 4-8
Riley/Goff (C) d Menkaus/Marthinsen 8-5
Gaskin/Clinard (C) d Nelson/Connery 9-8
Regnery/Wagner (C) fell to Oakley/Miller 5-8
Erdogan Peer & Clayton Merrill (C) fell to their opponents.
This Thursday (3/24), the Cougars will travel to Charlotte to take on Charlotte Christian.
- The Cannon Women’s varsity soccer team fought hard but came up short in the end against Greensboro Day 3 to1. Cannon’s lone goal was scored by Anna Estep with a beautiful shot from about 20 yards out. Goal keeper Mackenzie Dickerman had some great saves to keep the game close. Come support the Lady Cougars on Friday as they play Prospect High School from Chicago at 4 30 pm at Cannon.