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Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Cascade Athletics

Crouch, Lady Champs win first game (12/04/16)
With the game on the line Friday night against Grundy County, Lady Champion sophomore Haleigh Crouch wanted the ball. Twice, with the game on the line, she put her team ahead late in the fourth quarter--the second of which secured her team's first win of the season when Cascade defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets, 53-49...
Gardner's push helps Champs claim victory (12/04/16)
Seth Gardner gave the Cascade Champions (6-1) the offensive start they needed on Friday night against Grundy County. But it was the entire team's defensive efforts that landed the home team a 55-40 win over the Yellow Jackets (0-5). "We played great in the first half. Had very few turnovers. We shot the ball extremely well. WE found the open man with the extra pass," said Champion coach Mike Edmondson...
Champ seniors lead win (11/30/16)
LYNCHBURG -- For the second straight game, Seth Gardner has led the Cascade Champions (4-1) to a victory by scoring 20 or more points. While his game-high 22 was noteworthy, his fellow senior teammates delivered as well, in the Champions' 63-41 win at Moore County on Tuesday night...
Best quarter not enough for Cascade (11/30/16)
LYNCHBURG -- The Cascade Lady Champions put forth perhaps their best efforts so far on the young season, following a sluggish first quarter, on Tuesday night at Moore County. While Cascade was able to make some strides, those efforts were in vain, with the Lady Champions falling to Moore County, 69-41...
Champs win 2 at Classic (11/27/16)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Cascade Champions picked up a pair of wins in the Forrest Thanksgiving Classic on Friday in Chapel Hill, defeating Summertown 69-57 and host Forrest 51-46. In the first game against Summertown, Cascade senior Hayden Edmondson delivered the bulk of the Champion offense, scoring 23 points...
Rally too late for Lady Champs (11/27/16)
CHAPEL HILL -- After a close first half in the Forrest Thanksgiving Classic, Mt. Pleasant began to pull away from the Cascade Lady Champions in the third quarter. Though Cascade rallied for 16 in the fourth, Mt. Pleasant held on for the 41-34 win. After the first half of play, Cascade trailed Mt. Pleasant by just four points...
Champions use 3s to defeat Vikings (11/24/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Cascade Champions had 15 field goals in the game, with seven of those being three-pointers, as the Champions defeated the Community Vikings 56-49 Tuesday night. Cascade (2-1) never trailed in the contest. "Neither one of us was shooting very well," Coach Mike Edmondson of the Champions said. "It was just a struggle. We had enough of a lead to get to the foul line and make some free throws. That was a key for us."...
Long run in 3rd boosts Viqueens (11/24/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Viqueens used an 18-0 run in the third quarter to break open a close game and went on to defeat the Cascade Lady Champions 70-49 in an intra-county matchup Tuesday night. The first quarter was even as Keeley Sutton of the Lady Champions and Alyssa Freeman of the Viqueens each scored six points. The two teams were deadlocked at 12-12 heading to the second quarter...
Cascade drops two to MTCS (11/20/16)
Bailey Sudduth goes up strong for two in Cascade's 60-45 loss against MTCS on Friday. Seth Gardner fires off a 3-point attempt against MTCS. Cascade eventually fell 67-56. (T-G Photos by John Ray)
Young Champs meet challenge (11/16/16)
Cascade coach Mike Edmondson issued a challenge to his sophomore class to step up in season and fill some much-needed roles on the team. So far, so good. The Champs got quality production throughout the lineup in their opener against Huntland on Tuesday night and coasted to a 72-52 home victory...
Turnovers hurt Lady Champs in opening loss (11/16/16)
A few turnovers can hurt your chances to win a ballgame. A lot of turnovers can be difficult to overcome. The Cascade Lady Champions (0-1) found that out the hard way in their season opening loss to Huntland (1-0) on Tuesday night. Cascade committed a crushing 28 turnovers and took the 60-29 defeat...
Young Champs to play big role (11/15/16)
The Cascade Champions have always gotten solid production from their senior class. Coach Mike Edmondson doesn't expect anything different in the upcoming 2016-2017 season, either. While a senior class, led by Hayden Edmondson, Seth Gardner, Quay Allen and Jayden Chumley sets the core of the Cascade leadership, Edmondson says the challenge falls onto a talented, yet inexperienced sophomore class...
Lady Champs boast new game plan (11/15/16)
The Cascade Lady Champions lost a major chunk of their offense and team leadership from a year ago when senior Shaina Schneider graduated. The six-foot-two Schneider not only provided a valuable asset off the glass and leading Cascade in offense from a year ago, but she also provided the Lady Champions with a quality senior leadership...
RUNNING TO GLORY: Cascade runner shatters school cross-country mark (11/13/16)
Cole Relford may have just put Cascade High School cross country on the map. The Champion sophomore claimed third place in the TSSAA Class A/AA state cross country meet last week at Steeplechase. Just a week prior, Relford qualified as an individual for the state meet during the region race, which was also held at Steeplechase...
Champs charge back, end season on high note (10/29/16)
Not many high school seniors get to end their career on a win. The Cascade Champions got to send their seniors out by doing just that. After falling behind 21-7 late in the first half, Cascade (4-6, 2-5) rallied for a second-half surge to knock off East Robertson (2-8, 1-6) in the final game of the regular season...
Champs aiming for road win Friday night (10/27/16)
There is no tomorrow for the Cascade Champions. With the season drawing to a close on Friday night at East Robertson, Jake Tyre has challenged his team to do what they've done all season -- fight to the end. And fight for pride. A win Friday night won't get Cascade a chance at the upcoming TSSAA playoffs, but it would start the offseason off on the right foot and set the tone for the returning underclassmen for the 2017 season...
Champs had their moments in loss to Westmoreland (10/23/16)
The Cascade Champions just couldn't come up with enough key stops against Westmoreland in the home finale on Friday night. The Champions (3-6, 1-5) found themselves in third and manageable on defense all night long, but just couldn't get off the field in a 28-15 defeat...
Champs primed for final 2-game push (10/20/16)
After finally getting a bye week, the Cascade Champions believe they're ready for a strong push in the final two weeks of the 2016 season. The Champions got a big boost going into the bye week with a thrilling 7-6 win over cross-county rival Community two weeks ago...
Champs rally past Tigers in opener (10/18/16)
FAYETTEVILLE -- After falling behind 13-7 in the first frame, the Cascade Middle Champions rallied past Fayetteville in their season-opener, 42-31, on Monday night. Early on, Graham Pace set the tone for the Tigers, scoring seven of the team's 13 first-quarter points...
Last-minute moves send Champs past Vikings (10/09/16)
"Never quit." That's the message coach Jake Tyre preached to his team in Friday's rivalry, 'Battle of Bedford' against the Community Vikings. Trailing 6-0 with less than a minute to play, sophomore quarterback Colby Melson hit senior Seth Gardner on a hitch, who turned the catch into the game-winning, 35-yard touchdown pass...
County rivals go head-to-head tonight; Champs: 'Just another game' (10/07/16)
It's the one game on the calendar that everyone in Bedford County circles. On Friday night, the Cascade Champions will host the Community Vikings in the Battle of Bedford. For the Champions (2-5, 0-4), Friday's game is just another game on the schedule...
Lady Champs downed by Richland (10/05/16)
The Cascade Lady Champions are in position, but just haven't been able to put games away of late. In the regular season finale on Tuesday, Richland jumped on the Lady Champs in the first half with three goals and coasted to a 4-0 win. Though the game might seem a little one-sided, coach Zack Spears says his team is in position to make the plays needed to compete, but just can't finish the scoring pushes...
Turnovers prove downfall of Champions (10/02/16)
After a promising start on homecoming night, the Cascade Champions (2-6, 0-4) seemingly shook off the bugaboo of a rough, three-game road slate over the past month. Following a three and out by the Jackson County Blue Devils on the game's opening drive, Cascade drove deep into the red zone...
Champs looking for consistency (09/29/16)
Coach Jake Tyre is looking for consistency. At times, his offense has been able to move the chains with great success, but at times, finishing those drives has been a trouble. "We just have to find ways to get the ball around. There's times we've looked good and times we haven't couldn't move the ball around. We ran into one of the best defenses in the state last week. We just have to keep doing what we're doing and hopefully we'll break through," he said...
Lane's season ends in region tournament (09/28/16)
BURNS -- Cascade's Lexi Lane saw her career come to a close with another stellar outing in the region golf tournament on Tuesday at Montgomery Bell State Park. Lane was the third overall finisher and represented the Lady Champions well with a 96 overall score...