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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Cascade Athletics

Champs' big 3rd not enough vs. CPA (01/18/17)
For the second-straight game, Cascade got a huge third quarter from senior Seth Gardner. While Friday night's third-quarter effort helped the Champs land a win over Giles County, Cascade didn't have enough, despite the monster third quarter, to knock off district-leading CPA on Tuesday night...
Lady Champs' shots won't fall in 4th (01/18/17)
The Cascade Lady Champions put themselves in a position to win, but a scoring drought to begin the fourth quarter proved too costly in a 45-41 loss to visiting CPA on Tuesday night. "You can look at it as anywhere during the game--if we hit a shot here or we don't turn it over there, it could be the difference in the ball game. It just kind of magnifies itself in the fourth quarter in a tight ballgame," said Cascade coach Rece Chumley...
Gardner, Champs take charge, win (01/15/17)
PULASKI -- Wins aren't easy to come by in District 12-AA. Road wins are particularly difficult. After trailing by double figures at the half, Cascade (14-2, 2-1) erased a 12-point deficit with a huge third-quarter effort by senior Seth Gardner and escaped Pulaski with a 60-54 district win over the Bobcats...
Lady Champs pressured into loss (01/15/17)
PULASKI -- Simply put, offense was a struggle for the Cascade Lady Champions on Friday night. Cascade fell behind Giles County in the opening quarter and never recovered in a 63-30 District 12-AA defeat. Giles County utilized an effective press early on that never let the Lady Champions find their comfort level on the offensive end of the floor...
Nolensville hands Champs 1st 12-AA loss (01/11/17)
Some nights, you just don't have it. The Cascade Champions (13-2, 2-1) had plenty of looks against District 12-AA newcomer Nolensville, but just couldn't get the shots to fall in their first district loss of the year. The Knights hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the closing seconds and knocked off the Champions 44-41 on Tuesday night in Wartrace...
Last shot falls short for Cascade (01/11/17)
Cascade had its chances, but the chips just didn't fall the Lady Champions' way in the closing seconds against Nolensville on Tuesday night. Though Cascade (3-12, 1-2) had a last-second shot to potentially win, the last shot fell just short and Nolensville (6-7, 1-1) escaped with a 36-35 win over the Lady Champions...
Snow days hit county basketball teams (01/10/17)
Nothing throws a wrench in a basketball team's momentum like a snow day. All three Bedford County schools saw games last Friday canceled due to snowy weather. Shelbyville Central was originally scheduled to face Tullahoma, Cascade was set to host Marshall County, and Community was slated to head to Fayetteville to face Fayetteville City...
Viqueen basketball tops 2016 local sports headlines (01/05/17)
The 2016 year was chalked full of headlines throughout the sports world that shook every level of competition to its core. Peyton Manning won a Super Bowl in his farewell tour, the Cubs ended a 108 year World Series drought and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the franchise first NBA Finals...
Champs bury Hornets in 2nd half (12/21/16)
HUNTLAND -- The Cascade Chapmpions (11-1) didn't have the best of efforts in the first half. However, the second half effort was more than enough to put away the Huntland Hornets on Tuesday night. After trailing 31-27 at the half, Cascade rallied for 46 points in the second half to claim the 73-59 win...
First half too much for Lady Champs at Huntland (12/21/16)
HUNTLAND -- The Cascade Lady Champions just couldn't dig their way out of a huge first-half deficit on Tuesday night at Huntland. The Lady Hornets let 11 3's fly and held a 47-19 lead at the half before taking the 72-58 non-district win. For Cascade, it was a slow grind getting the offense started--the polar opposite of the Lady Hornets...
Champs hold off Page (12/18/16)
FRANKLIN -- Seth Gardner opened Friday night's District 12-AA game at Page with a thunderous dunk that set the tone for the remainder of the game. While Page was able to get the long-ball working late in the game, Cascade (10-1, 2-0) withstood the late charge and notched its second district win of the season, 68-60...
Page star overpowers Lady Champions (12/18/16)
FRANKLIN -- Cascade just couldn't find an answer for Page's Faith Wilken. Wilken rattled off a game-high 29 points, including four 3-pointers, in Page's 56-30 District 12-AA win over Cascade on Friday night. Though Cascade hung close in the opening quarter, Page began to pull away in the second quarter, utilizing its size advantage inside...
New seats for Cascade? (12/16/16)
Could Cascade be getting an upgraded football facility? The school's booster organization, the Touchdown Club, asked the Board of Education to pay for new bleachers during the directors' monthly meeting Thursday. The board only discussed the issue; no action was taken...
Early boost pushes Lady Champs (12/11/16)
SPRING HILL -- A huge first half was just what the Cascade Lady Champions needed to knock off the Spring Hill Lady Raiders, 62-47, in the District 12-AA opener on Friday night. Cascade was spurred on to a monster first quarter by Haleigh Crouch, who scored nine of her game-high 24 points in the opening period...
Champs breeze to district victory (12/11/16)
SPRING HILL -- Cascade had little trouble notching its first District 12-AA win of the season on Friday night at Spring Hill. Led by Seth Gardner's stellar night, the Champions took an early lead and coasted to a 69-50 win. Gardner was a wrecking force against the Raiders, scoring a game-high 28 points...
Humble star: It's team first for Edmondson (12/08/16)
Hayden Edmondson never set out to score 1,000 points. He never set out to be the leading scorer. He never thought about himself before his team. But for the three years prior to his senior year, Edmondson has been the ideal role player for the Cascade Champions, doing whatever the coaching staff had asked...
Viqueens adjust, stop Lady Champs (12/07/16)
The Cascade Lady Champions had a stellar game plan against their arch nemesis Community on Tuesday night. Cascade coach Rece Chumley devised a plan to pack the paint, making it tougher on the size-advantaged Viqueens to score in the lane. Community (6-3), however, was able to make the necessary adjustments and overcome Cascade's game plan and make the necessary adjustments to escape Wartrace with a 52-44 win...
Champs charge ahead in 4th (12/07/16)
Mike Edmondson and the Cascade Champions will take a win any way they can get them. Tuesday night's cross-county rivalry game against Community was anything but pretty at times, but in the end, Cascade was able to close out the game with a 22-point effort in the fourth quarter and knock off the Vikings 54-46...
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."...