Great White Sharks as­sume sole lead in CASL Red Di­vi­sion

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

Mid­way through their dual meet season, the Ca­toosa Great White Sharks have found life in the Chat­tanooga Area Swim League’s Red Di­vi­sion to their lik­ing.

Ca­toosa, who was pro­moted to the Red Di­vi­sion of the CASL af­ter their White Di­vi­sion cham­pi­onship last sum­mer, cur­rently sits alone in first place in the Red Di­vi­sion with a 4-0 record.

Their lat­est vic­tory came this past Mon­day night as they pol­ished off a season sweep of the Big Ridge Raiders, 488.5-279.5, at the Ar­lene Crye Pool in Fort Oglethorpe.

Emma Pul­lam, Car­son Cloud, Lisa Afon­shina, He­len Webb, Lexi Easley and Reece Gal­lagher all scored 19 points for the Great White Sharks. Al­lie O’Don­nell and Morgyn Easley each had 17 points, while Henry Webb fin­ished with 16.

Chip­per Grayson and Kir­ill Lebed both con­trib­uted 15 points. Mar­i­anna Easley, Cam­den Cloud and Yaric Lebed all had 14 points, while Eas­ton O’Don­nell, Kee­ley Moun­tjoy and Ju­lia Striker all had 13 points.

Emma Brad­ford (12), Lance Mar­shall (11), Col­son Chap­pe­lear (11), Daniel Pa­touga (10), Saulye Ni­chols (10) and Cooper Chap­pe­lear (10) also fin­ished in dou­ble fig­ures for Ca­toosa.

The Great White Sharks lead the pack in the Red Di­vi­sion thanks in part to the Fairy­land Flash, who avenged a loss ear­lier this month by nip­ping pre­vi­ous­lyun­beaten Chat­tanooga Golf and Coun­try Club, 402.5-401.5, Tues­day night atop Look­out Moun­tain.

Fairy­land (2-2), who lost to the Wave­mak­ers, 466-322, in their first meet­ing of the year, got 19 points apiece from El­lie Tal­i­f­erro, Ben Bevill and Ethan Bevill in the re­match, while Bo Ozburn and Frances Bohner had 18 points each.

Bella McBr­yar (17) and Grant McBr­yar (16.5) also turned in big points for the Flash. Will Jack­son, Nate Jack­son, Mary Blythe Ozburn and Wilder Wing­field had 14 points apiece, while Carley Bra­man and

at the net,” Tate added. “I think she knows the game, which is help­ful, and she knows me, so she knows what to ex­pect. I think that will be help­ful too be­cause the other girls on our team don’t know me like she does. We’re look­ing for lead­ers. They are hard to find, but I think she can be one for us.”

Ja­cob re­it­er­ated that she wanted to be a leader for the new Chat­tanooga State squad.

“I think I’m def­i­nitely go­ing to be able to bring lead­er­ship skills,” she said. “I’m al­ways the one on the court try­ing to hype ev­ery­body up and that’s what I’m look­ing for­ward to do­ing here, just keep­ing ev­ery­body’s head up and in the game.”

Her­itage head coach Kari Cooper said she was happy for Ja­cob, who is the first ex-Lady Gen­eral to sign on to play vol­ley­ball in col­lege since Cooper took over the Her­itage pro­gram.

“(Cayla) came to us (at Her­itage) al­ready with some re­ally good vol­ley­ball knowl­edge, hav­ing played for Coach Tate be­fore,” Cooper ex­plained. “She played mid­dle for us her se­nior year and had as many blocks as she had kills. She was re­ally good on the front row and re­ally worked hard.

“She’s a very pos­i­tive per­son, a great player to have and a per­son you want to have on your team. I just hate that we didn’t have her at Her­itage all four years.”

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