- The MS Football team lost to Charlotte Country Day School by a score of 18-8. The Cougars dominated the first half controlling the ball and not allowing a single first down the entire first half and took a lead of 8-0 into halftime with a second quarter touchdown by Ben Wyatt. The visiting team adjusted at halftime and the Cougars had a tougher time moving the ball in the second half. CCD broke a few outside plays in the 3rd quarter and scored to make the score 8-6 cougars. CCD then held the cougars offense and scored again making the score 12-6. The Cougars defense stood hard and held CCD for the balance of the game; however, the offense struggled to convert first downs. The Cougars got the ball back late in the 4th quarter and had a chance to take the lead but ran out of time and was forced to try to throw the ball downfield which resulted in an interception with seconds left in the game which was run back for a touchdown by CCD making the final score 18-8. The team had 182 rushing yards and 40 passing yards for a total offensive yardage of 222 yards.
- The Middle School tennis team had its season opener against rival Lake Norman Charter on Wednesday. The Cougars hit the court with high expectations for the season. Newcomer Jordan Lauher got the Cougars off to a quick 1-0 lead and she dispatched her opponent by an 8-1 margin. Cassidy Goff after a slow start blasted her way to an 8-2 win and shortly after that Sarah Miner closed out with an 8-3 win. The Cougar were up 3-0 and looking strong. The Knights of Lake Norman were not going to go away so easily since this is the most talented team they have fielded. In the #1 spot McKinley Riley fell to a very consistent Hannah Archer. Kendall McReynolds then dropped a very close match to bring the score to 3-2. Caroline Malmstrom was in a dog-fight that went to a tie-breaker. Caroline dominated the tie-breaker and won the match to give the Cougars a 4-2 lead. Cannon needed 1 victory in the doubles matches to secure the win. Miner and Lauher got off to a strong start and never looked back, winning 8-2, to secure the team victory. Jordan Lauher, in her first action as a Cannon student went 2-0. Sarah Miner also enjoyed a 2-0 day as she got her first singles action along with the doubles win. Cannon is back in action on Thursday to face 3 time defending champion Holy Trinity at the Cannon tennis complex.
#1 McKinley Riley lost to Hannah Archer 2-8
# 2 Kendall McReynolds lost to Alexis Voulgaropoulos 6-8
# 3 Caroline Malmstrom beat Lauren Loveless 9-8
#4 Cassidy Goff beat Tiffany Onig 8-2
#5 Sarah Miner beat Grayson Warren 8-3
#6 Jordan Lauher beat Olivia Hicks 8-1
Soumya Avva lost to Emily Jones 4-8
#1 Goff/Riley lost to Oing/Archer 4-8
#2 McReynolds/Malmstrom lost to Voulgaropoulos/Loveless 3-8
#3 Miner/Lauher beat Warren Nirati 8-2
# 4 Jin/Hanby beat Smith/Jackson 8-0
#5 Cheung/Mitlehner beat Johnson/Riddick 8-0
On Wednesday the Varsity Cross Country team traveled to McAlpine Park in Charlotte for their first CISAA meet against Charlotte Christian with Grace Academy and Lake Pointe Academy. In the girls race Cannon placed all 8 of its runners in the top 10, taking places 2-6 and 8 – 10. Cassie Calvert led the way in 2nd (22:35) followed by Madison Miller in 3rd (22:49), Darby West in 4th (23:29), Kenzie Moyer in 5th (24:16) and Allie Gray in 6th (24:41) rounding out the top 5. Vanessa Dane (25:22), Jacqueline deGorter (27:07) and Emily Fromke (27:12) all ran well. In the boys race, despite running all alone, Tim Gruber was able to push himself to a personal best of 15:59 in winning the race by almost 2 minutes over teammate Patrick Hunter (17:54). David Shaw took the 4th spot (18:39) running a very strong third mile, followed by Steven Bennett in 6th (19:30) and Tanner Cindric in 7th (19:38) to round out the scoring for Cannon. Andrew Zelina ran an excellent race finishing 6th for Cannon and 8th overall (20:31). The rest of the boys team all ran very well as most were able to run pr’s despite the heat at this early season meet. Freshman Tommy Prindle also saw his first action of the season, running the course from the 2 mile mark to the finish. If you don’t know Tommy, he suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and has been putting in a lot of hard work this season. His effort and courage to work up to running a full race are inspiring to all who have the pleasure to watch him. I have no doubt that Tommy will be able to complete his first full 5k before the end of this season! Go Tommy!!
Girls: CANNON 15, Charlotte Christian Inc., Grace Academy, Inc., Lake Pointe Academy Inc.
Boys: CANNON 17, Charlotte Christian 46, Grace Academy Inc., Lake Pointe Academy Inc.
- The Cannon School Middle School Cross Country team opened their 2011 season yesterday at McAlpine State Park. The Lady Cougars placed 2nd out of 5 teams with a total of 33 points. They were led by Bella Jacoby, who ran the 1.8 mile course in a time of 12:24. Bella placed 4th out of 89 runners. She was followed up by Danielle Phillips, who finished 5th overall with a time of 12:34. Jena Metwalli came in 6th with a time of 12:38. Caroline Schauder came in 7th with a time of 12:44. Grace Turner came in 17th with a time of 13:38. Angeli Gupta came in 18th with a time of 13:44. Maren McCrary came in 20th with a time of 13:49. Tyler Turner came in 33rd with a time of 14:35. Izzy Sofio came in 35th with a time of 14:45. Rose Edmondson came in 50th with a time of 15:32. Rebecca Field came in 51st with a time of 15:37. Lauren Peace came in 72nd with a time of 17:20. In the boys’ race the Cougars finished 3rd out of 6 teams. Congratulations to Jack Workman who pulled off his first career victory by running a blistering time of 10:12!! Davis Nelson finished 5th out of 81 runners with a time of 12:05. Grant Wagner came in 19th with a time of 12:53. Andre Dahan came in 22nd with a time of 12:55. Adam Clinard came in 65th with a time of 16:09. Austin Cindric came in 68th with a time of 16:20. John Nelson came in 71st with a time of 16:32.