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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Cascade Athletics

Champions come through with district win at Page (02/07/16)
FRANKLIN -- A clutch effort down the stretch earned the Cascade Champions a 74-68 win in the District 12-AA finale on Friday night at Page. The win didn't come easy. Cascade (17-5, 5-5 12-AA) led by as many as 17 points, but saw the lead dwindle to just two points late in the fourth...
Page halts Lady Champs in 4th quarter (02/07/16)
FRANKLIN -- It was a disappointing finish to the District 12-AA schedule for the Cascade Lady Champions. Though Cascade made a strong push in the final minute, a sluggish effort through the majority of the game proved to be more than the Lady Champions could overcome in a 43-40 loss...
Ayers honored in retirement (02/05/16)
Brenda Ayers was honored Thursday for her many years coaching Cacade's softball and middle school basketball teams. She, along with her family, was presented a banner that will hang in the Cascade gym. (T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
Gardner leads Champs again (02/05/16)
Spring Hill simply had no answer for Seth Gardner on Thursday night. The Champion junior scored eight etraight points to start the game and led all scorers with 19 points in the 73-27 blowout win. "Seth played well again. That's two games in a row. That's what we've been needing, for people to step up," said Champion coach Mike Edmondson...
Lady Champs finish strong after slow start (02/05/16)
Cascade coach Rece Chumley was plenty pleased with how his team was able to rally after a slow start on Thursday night. Having fallen behind visiting Spring Hill 12-7, the Lady Champions rallied for a huge 52-31 win over the Lady Raiders. "I told the girls in the locker room after the game this is one of the more complete games we've had. We started out slow, but then we kind of picked it up," Chumley said...
Champs rebound vs. Eagleville (02/02/16)
A night after falling to District 12-AA leader CPA, the Cascade Champions got a bounce back win against a surging Eagleville team that entered Saturday night's contest having won four of their last five games. While junior Seth Gardner scored a game-high 29 points, it was fellow junior Hayden Edmondson's efforts in the clutch that sealed the 70-66 win for the Champions...
Lady Champs struggle in loss to Eagleville (02/02/16)
The Cascade Lady Champions played well in spurts, but couldn't string together a full four quarters against Eagleville on Saturday night as part of the "Coaches vs. Cancer" night. The night benefits the Cascade Cafeteria Scholarship, which will go to a Cascade student either directly affected by cancer or to a student going into the medical field...
CPA unstoppable against Champs (01/31/16)
NASHVILLE -- Cascade coach Mike Edmondson was pleased with his team's strategy on Friday night at CPA locking down the two top scorers. What he couldn't account for was the Lions' supporting cast coming through in the clutch, and then some. CPA (14-7, 7-0 12-AA) hit a staggering 14 three-pointers and coasted to the 78-46 win over the Champions...
Cascade girls struggle against CPA (01/31/16)
NASHVILLE -- After picking a third district win on Tuesday night at Marshall County, the Cascade Lady Champions ran into a buzzsaw on Friday night at CPA, falling 52-29. "They're a good ball team. We knew coming in it was going to be tough and we would have to play our best game and we didn't do that," said Cascade coach Rece Chumley...
Champs even the score vs. Tigers (01/27/16)
Tuesday night's game snapped a two-game skid and gave the Champions their third district win of the season. The game never evolved into an offensive masterpiece for either Marshall County or Cascade. The Tigers saw five different players score in the first quarter, jumping out to an 11-7 lead...
Lady Champs nab 3rd district victory (01/27/16)
LEWISBURG -- The Cascade Lady Champions picked up their third District 12-AA win of the year on Tuesday night, defeating Marshall County 49-35. Lady Champion senior Shaina Schneider put in the bulk of the work on the offensive end of the floor for Cascade, leading all scorers with 23 points...
Champs' rally falls short (01/22/16)
When it rains, it pours. After their worst start this season, the Cascade Champions roared back into contention against Giles County on Thursday night from a 21-9 deficit in the first half. Midway through the third quarter, Cascade (13-4, 2-4 12-AA) orchestrated a run of epic proportions to take the lead, but couldn't sustain the momentum and suffered another District 12-AA defeat, falling 38-34 to the Bobcats...
Lady Champs can't finish vs. Giles County (01/22/16)
In their previous meeting with the Giles County Lady Bobcats, Cascade hung tough for the better part of three quarters, but saw the game slip away by failing to score in the fourth. While Cascade battled to the end, the Lady Champions were unable to match the Lady Bobcats' athleticism and dropped Thursday night's game, 48-31...
Lady Champs take 2nd 12-AA victory (01/20/16)
After falling behind visiting Page 8-0 at one point in the first quarter, the Cascade Lady Champions (2-14, 2-3 12-AA) were able to battle back in the second quarter and ultimately fend off the Lady Patriots on Tuesday night for a 37-32 district 12-AA win...
Rough district schedule continues for Champs (01/20/16)
District play hasn't been kind to the Cascade Champions. After a 12-0 run to start the season, Cascade (13-3, 2-3 12-AA) has dropped three of its last four games, most recently falling to Page on Tuesday night, 72-64. From the early get-go, the game evolved into a physical, no-holds barred style of play that impacted the teams on both ends of the floor...
Champs back on track (01/17/16)
SPRING HILL -- After back-to-back losses, Cascade coach Mike Edmondson knew Friday's game at Spring Hill had a "must-win" feel to it. Although it wasn't the prettiest game at times, his Champions were able to battle through adversity and get back to .500 in the district standings with a 66-49 win over the Raiders...
Schneider's efforts not enough for Lady Champs (01/17/16)
SPRING HILL -- Lady Champion senior Shaina Schneider did everything in her power to lift Cascade to a win on Friday night at Spring Hill. While Schneider was an unstoppable force in the paint, Cascade provided little else in the way of support and suffered a 65-50 loss to the Lady Raiders...
Tigers rain 3s on Champs (01/13/16)
CPA has been atop the District 12-AA standings for a while. Since realignment took place, the Lions have dominated their romp of district games. While posting their closest margin to date, the Cascade Champions (12-2, 1-2 12-AA) still couldn't overcome an excellent shooting night by the Lions and fell 64-42...
Lady Champs close in, but CPA too much (01/13/16)
After trailing visiting CPA by as many as 19 points in the first half, the Cascade Lady Champions closed within four points in the third quarter, but couldn't finish off the rally. CPA went on to claim the 60-43 12-AA win on Tuesday night. Though it was a slow start for the Lady Champions, Lady Champion coach Rece Chumley was pleased with the way his team adjusted to the tempo of the game after the first quarter...
Lady Champs finish strong, claim first victory (01/10/16)
When entering district play, the Cascade Lady Champions shifted their focus to finishing each game stronger. On Friday night, Cascade did just that against Marshall County. Not only did the Lady Champions pick up their first win of the year with a 60-44 win over the Tigerettes, Cascade climbed its way to .500 in the district standings as well...
Tigers hand Champions first loss (01/10/16)
What started as an early domination by the Champions spiraled into a game where nothing seemingly went right for the home team. In a key second quarter, visiting Marshall County (7-9, 1-1 12-AA) took control of the game and dealt the Champions their first loss of the year, 56-49...
Champs' perfect start continues into district (01/06/16)
PULASKI -- The Cascade Champions hit the road on Tuesday night and traveled to Giles County for the first District 12-AA contest of the year. Ranked No. 3 in the Class AA state AP poll, the Champions (12-0, 1-0 12-AA) rolled past the Bobcats for a 65-41 win...
Lady Champs drop district opener (01/06/16)
PULASKI -- It was another rough night for the Cascade Lady Champions in their 12-AA debut on Tuesday night at Giles County. After cutting the Lady Bobcat lead to just four points after three quarters, the offense ground to a halt and Giles County was able to pull away in the fourth quarter for the 36-21 win over the Lady Champions...
Champs make easy work of Rockets (12/30/15)
EAGLEVILLE -- Coach Mike Edmondson is pleased with how his team wrapped up the first portion of the season. His Cascade Champions rolled to another huge win on Tuesday, thrashing the Forrest Rockets 79-45 in the Eagleville Christmas Classic. The game was never really in doubt as the Champs posted a 28-10 lead after the first quarter and a 53-19 advantage after the first half of play...
Another close first half fades away for Cascade (12/30/15)
EAGLEVILLE -- While able to keep it close through much of the first half, the Cascade Lady Champions saw another game fade away in the second half on Tuesday evening in the Eagleville Christmas Classic. While the Forrest Lady Rockets never got the wheels going offensively in the first half, the Lady Rockets used a 23-point explosion in the third quarter to pull away for the 63-38 win...