CAT and ’Dogs back in action
by By SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer
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BLAKE ODUM swims the breaststroke during Thursday night’s meet between the Cleveland Aqua Tigers and the Calhoun Blue Barracudas. The Aqua Tigers faced an hourlong storm delay but were able to get back in the water and defeat Calhoun, 449-299.
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Both area swim teams were in action on Thursday as the Cleveland Aqua Tigers hosted the Calhoun Blue Barracudas and the Mosby Park Waterdogs ventured down to Georgia take on the Ringgold TigerSharks.

The weather wasn’t going to force another cancellation for the Aqua Tigers on Thursday evening. Instead, the latest summer evening storm to blow through town wound up forcing a one-hour delay between the second meet between the Aqua Tigers and the Blue Barracudas.

Despite the unanticipated hourlong break, CAT was able to get back to their dominating pool performance and beat the Blue Barracudas, 449-299.

Lauren Thompson, Grayson Officer, Alexia Jackson, and Grayson Payne led the Aqua Tigers high point scoring as they each racked up 19 points during the meet.

Abigal Jones had 18 points, while Jacob McDaniel and Trey Parris each had 17 points.

Logan Foley finished the meet out with 16 points and Gracelyn Jackson and Jason Chung had 15 points apiece.

Devon Franks, Kylee Weir, Max Cooper, and Adam Foster each added 13 points to the team total.

Twelve points were scored by Tiffany Harricharran, Harper Fuller, Blake Odum, and Mackenzie Mahan.

Guy Shelton and Jasper Culpepper each finished with 11 points, while Haley Erickson and Luke Belcher each had 10 points.

With another win under its belt, CAT now has a 5-0 record.

The Aqua Tigers will be put to the test Monday as they travel to Ringgold to take on the 6-0 TigerSharks.

The Mosby Park Waterdogs had to give up the home advantage Thursday as their broken pool pump was still in the process of being repaired.

The Ringgold TigerSharks proved that their undefeated record was no fluke as they topped the Waterdogs 447-317.

Eligio Urani scored 19 points for the Waterdogs and Davina Sharma scored 17 points.

Brody Swafford had 16 points in the meet, while Brian Lineberry had 13 points. Both Kyra Nipper and Maya Sharma added 12 points to the team total.

Eleven points were contributed by Tanya Sharma and Bristol Snider.

The Waterdogs high point scoring was rounded out by Katie Estes and Ridge Asble, who both finished the meet with 10 points.

Thursday’s loss puts the Waterdogs at a record of 2-5. They will have the next week off from competition, and will be back in action on July 8 when they travel to Calhoun.