Mixed results for fall sports teams
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:58 pm
Cannon County athletic teams roared to mixed success this past week, including some hard fought victories and tough losses.
CCHS Cross County- The Lions and Lionettes each won the individual varsity at the recent meet at St. Andrews- Sewanee on September 8. The girls won the overall with Hannah Whited coming in first, and Amanda Blanco and Isabella Russo coming in third and fourth respectively. While the boys completed the meet in third as Austin Duggin won the individual race.
CCMG Cross County- The younger generation of runners also did well at the Milton Invitational in nearby Rutherford County on September 10 with the females finishing fifth and the males in seventh. The Lionettes results are in this week's column, while Tyler Southworth was 20th, Mason Tramel 35th, Jonathan Fann 41st, Kyler Bryson 50th and Gunter Pitts 51st in the boys' varsity race.
CC Youth Football- After both the juniors and seniors' tough loss to start the season last week, they both bounced back on Sept. 10 with road wins at Baxter.
CCHS Golf- The Lions played a tri-match on Sept. 8 at Smithville Golf Club against Livingston Academy and a couple of players from Pickett County. CCHS fell 187 to 210 with Luke Jakes and Austin Taylor each shooting a 51 to led the home team.
CCHS Volleyball- The Lionettes lost two key district matches this past week at Macon County and at home against Livingston Academy. During the match versus LA on Sept. 15, the Lionettes fought hard during the first set only losing 25-14 as Shianne Ashford had a block and Maggie Cook recorded a kill. However, LA took control winning the last two sets by a comfortable margin, 25-3 and 25-9. Courtney Davenport and Leah Hyatt also converted a kill in a losing effort.
CCHS Girls Soccer- The Lionettes played their best game of the season, according to head coach Dorinda Walker in a 5-0 loss to MTCS on Sept. 15 as they held their Rutherford County neighbors scoreless until eight minutes left in the opening half. The Lady Cougars pulled away in the second half for the win. Raquel Novoa had 14 saves in the loss.