Lady Champs honored
Members of the Cascade Lady Champion softball team who earned District 9-A recognition for their efforts during the 2013 season are (from left) Heather Hart (Honorable Mention), Alyssa Hoover (Honorable Mention), Summer Carter (All-District), and Kelsey Parker (All-District). (Photo by Anthony Puca)
One run ends Lady Champs' hopes
HUNTLAND -- So, so close. The Cascade Lady Champions came so close to knocking off the Moore County Raiderettes in the District 9-A tournament and advancing to region play. After driving in three runs in a do-or-die seventh inning, Cascade saw its season come to a close when the Raiderettes scored two in the bottom of the seventh for the final margin of victory, 4-3...
Vikes overcome errors, knock out Champs
CHAPEL HILL -- Cascade entered Wednesday's District 9-A elimination game with a clear goal: get an early lead and ride the momentum to Wednesday's nightcap for a rematch with the Forrest Rockets. Having taken advantage of five second-inning errors by the Community Vikings, everything appeared to be going to plan...
Lady Champs survive, boot Huntland from 9-A
HUNTLAND -- In a game with a combined 18 strikeouts and 10 walks, Cascade's Lady Champions claimed a 5-0 victory over host Huntland in an elimination game of the District 9-A tournament on Wednesday night. Starting pitcher Summer Carter and relief left-hander Allie Stacey combined for a no-hitter with Carter fanning seven with four base-on-balls in five innings of work while Stacey closed out the final to inning with one strikeout and three walks...
Cascade rebounds for consolation win
HUNTLAND -- The Cascade Lady Champions picked up a big rebound win in the consolation bracket of the District 9-A Softball tournament on Tuesday night. The Lady Champs notched a 15-5 win over arch-rival Community, ending the Viqueens' season while keeping their own alive...
Rockets halt Champion rally
CHAPEL HILL -- Trailing the Forrest Rockets 3-1 in the top of the seventh, Blake Floyd settled in at the plate with runners on second and third and hoped to connect for his third hit of the night to potentially put Cascade in a position to rally for a key win in the District 9-A baseball tournament...
Due to a technical error, the Cascade and Community high school softball game from Tuesday night will appear in the Thursday sports section of the Times-Gazette.
Forrest chips away, sneaks by Cascade
HUNTLAND -- If the Cascade Lady Champions learned one thing against Forrest on Monday night in the second round of the District 9-A tournament, it's the fact that no lead is ever safe enough against the Lady Rockets. For the better part of the nearly three-hour marathon of a game, Cascade would score, and Forrest would answer...
Champs stun Vikings; Gardner masters mound as Cascade holds off rally
CHAPEL HILL -- They say it's tough to beat a team three times in one season.Try three times in a week. After knocking off their cross-county rivals from Cascade twice last week, the Community Vikings thought they would get one more crack at the Champions in the opening round of the District 9-A tournament...
Cascade turns it all loose on Eagleville
The last time the Cascade Lady Champions faced Eagleville on their home field, the Lady Eagles were able to come up with an unthinkable 8-5 win over Cascade, stunning the then-top ranked team in District 9-A. When the pairings for the opening round of the District 9-A tournament came out, the Lady Champs were eager to get some payback...
Viking seniors lead win over Champs
Senior night is always a special night to honor the long hours and dedication of athletes, no matter the game, sport, or team. Four Community Vikings got a night they'll never forget on Tuesday night with a 5-4 win over cross-county rivals Cascade. "It means a lot to the young men who have gone here kindergarten through 12th grade. This is a healthy rivalry," said Viking coach Robbie Davis...
Vikes control Champs; Early-game hits, West do the trick
The Cascade Champions wanted to send their lone senior, Tyler Wilson, out with a win on Monday during senior night. And a win over cross-county rival Community would just be the icing on the cake. Unfortunately for the Champs, Cascade just couldn't overcome an early burst of offense and sharp pitching from the Vikings in the 3-1 loss...
Lady Champs roar past Viqueens in rematch
CHAPEL HILL -- It was nearly a complete reversal between the Community Viqueens and Cascade Lady Champions in their rematch on Monday night. On Friday night, Cascade squeaked by the Viqueens by driving in eight runs in the sixth inning before the game was called due to storms...
Cascade rallies late vs. Viqueens
The Community Viqueens had the Cascade Lady Champions on the ropes for the better part of 6 ½ innings during the Lady Champs' senior night on Friday night. With a 9-7 advantage, the Viqueens hit the field in the bottom of the sixth, hoping to close the door on the Cascade rally and spoil the senior night...
Champions take 2 over Riverside
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Cascade Champions picked up a pair of clutch wins against Riverside Christian in a Thursday night doubleheader. Cascade won game one in walk off fashion, 4-3, marking the second walk off win this week for the Champs. While hits were relatively scarce, Cascade did have a couple of offensive heroes against RCA in game one...
Lady Champs ride high, take plunge
The Lady Champs have had some high highs this week, but also some lows. Cascade knocked off the MTCS Lady Cougars 10-0 on Monday night, and aimed to make it two straight District 9-A wins with a trip to Lynchburg. But game two this week didn't go as planned and Cascade was forced to settle with taking two of three...
Walkin' off; Monajjem slams clutch hit in bottom of 7th
Bottom of the seventh, bases loaded, one out, and trailing by four runs. The Cascade Champions were all but beaten by the Huntland Hornets. Enter: Chandler Monajjem. The Champion starting pitcher came through in the clutch and smoked a two RBI double to center field that darted past the Huntland center fielder, allowing senior Tyler Wilson to round third and head for home for the improbably 9-8 rallying victory in a key District 9-A contest on Tuesday night...
Champs make the most of few hits in Classic win
Get 'em on. Get 'em over. Get 'em in. Small ball was the name of the game for the Champions during round two of the Walking Horse Classic on Thursday night. Cascade connected for six hits, most of which were infield singles, and was able to slide past the FRA Panthers 9-3...
Champs, Lions battle to Classic draw
It wasn't a loss in the record book--but it wasn't a win either. The Cascade Champions were ready to call it a game following a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth against Cannon County in the Walking Horse Classic on Thursday night. With just three short outs separating the Champs between a win and the showers, Cannon County knotted the game at four runs apiece in the top of the seventh, and eventually forced a 4-4 tie due to the two-hour time limit...
Moore Co. capitalizes on Cascade errors
Errors hurt. In a crucial District 9-A contest on Thursday night against the Moore County Raiderettes, the Cascade Lady Champions just couldn't get out of their own way in an 8-0 loss. Starting Cascade pitcher Summer Carter helped keep the Lady Champs in contention and gave the offense a chance to work through the first three innings, but it was the Raiderettes that struck first...
Tough luck bug bites Cascade in loss to Eagleville
A night after forcing a 10-run mercy rule against MTCS, the Lady Champions couldn't get key hits to fall against Eagleville. With nearly every ball off the bat hit directly at a Lady Eagle, the Lady Champion offense went quiet and Cascade suffered an 8-5 defeat...
Champs edge Rockets; Gardner throws gem, Smith bats in winning run
A week ago, Sam Gardner found himself being the tough-luck losing pitcher against Eagleville. Against Forrest on Monday night, Gardner tossed another gem, but this time claimed the win with a calm nerve and a solid night on the mound for the Champs in the 3-2 win...
Cascade claims crown
Having not played in a game since Wednesday, the Cascade Middle Champions were a little rusty in the early goings against the Forrest Rockets in the conference championship game on Monday night. But after the Champs got warmed up, there was no denying them the conference title...