Blue Jays draft Carkuff
Former Cascade pitcher Jared Carkuff has been drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. Selected in the 35th round and as the overall 1,062nd pick, Carkuff was the fourth pitcher from the Austin Peay baseball team to be selected in the 2016 draft. Carkuff's selection comes as he wrapped up a stellar career at APSU, where he recorded a 6-1 record this season and held a team-best 3.57 ERA...
Bedford's Best: Seniors named athletes of year
As their senior seasons concluded earlier this year, three particular Bedford County athletes were honored for their efforts as their respective careers concluded. Representing Shelbyville Central as the athlete of the year was O.J. Davis, Cascade was Shaina Schneider, and Community was Darian Pride...
Gaston's intensive search ends at Missouri Valley
It wasn't the easiest path, but after a long search, former Cascade basketball player Maya Gaston has found her home for the next four years. After transferring to Riverdale for her senior year, Gaston inked her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri...
Cascade's Anna Holcombe has signed a bowling scholarship with Martin Methodist. Seated from left around Anna are her mother, Caty Dorsett, and father, Wayne Holcombe. Standing, from left, assistant principal-Neil Watson, principal Tim Harwell. coach Ben Biddy and family friend Rick Jones. (Submitted photo)
PITCHERS' MARATHON: Lady Champs drop 12-inning epic to Heritage
WHITE HOUSE -- It was a game that neither team wanted to lose. With a trip to the Class AA state tournament on the line, Cascade and White House Heritage battled for 12 innings before Heritage walked off on a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning, ending Cascade's season with a 2-1 decision...
Lady Champions fall to mighty Waverly
WAVERLY -- Wednesday night's Region 6-AA championship showcased two of the premier teams in the state, featuring a pitchers duel that saw a combined five hits between Cascade and Waverly. While Cascade (26-7) saw another stellar outing from freshman Brooke Sudduth, Waverly kept the Cascade bats silenced and claimed the 2-0 win to pick up the Region 6-AA title...
Cascade earns region title clash
For the first time since the early 1990s, the Cascade Lady Champion softball team will play for a region title. Cascade (26-6) advanced to the Region 6-AA tournament with another shutout victory, defeating Creek Wood on Monday night in the tournament semifinals, 4-0...
Lady Champions bring home 12-AA softball crown
FRANKLIN -- Going into Friday's District 12-AA championship round, the Cascade Lady Champions were going to have to win two-straight over Page, who was unbeaten in the tournament, in order to claim the tournament championship. That's just what they did...
Lady Champs reach title clash
Even the rains couldn't derail the Cascade Lady Champions' hopes of a 12-AA title. After falling to Page on Wednesday night, Cascade rallied to defeat Marshall County 3-1 on Thursday and advanced to the 12-AA championship round at Page. Marshall County knocked in the game's first run after a leadoff triple off freshman pitcher Brooke Sudduth in the top of the first inning...
Loss seriously sets back Lady Champs' hopes
It's been more than a year since the Cascade Lady Champions have lost to a District 12-AA team. That streak came to an end on Wednesday evening when Page silenced the Cascade bats and claimed a 3-1 win over the Lady Champions in the semifinals of the District 12-AA winners bracket...
Shutout advances Lady Champs
Sisters Bailey and Brooke Sudduth provided the one-two punch the Cascade Lady Champions needed to advance in the winners bracket in the District 12-AA tournament on Monday night. Brooke Sudduth provided the stellar effort from the pitcher's circle, while older sister Bailey provided the bulk of Cascade's offense in the 2-0 win over Spring Hill...
Champs close year with loss to Page
FRANKLIN -- It was a tough way to end what's been a tough year. On Saturday afternoon, the Cascade Champions (13-19) saw their season come to a close with an 8-2 loss at Page. "It was a frustrating year. We had some highlights, but it seemed like we never got over the hump," said coach Brandon Bassham...
Champs claim opener
SPRING HILL -- The Cascade Champion soccer squad claimed a 2-0 first-round tournament win over Spring Hill on Thursday afternoon. Josue Nieto provided the Champions with all the offense needed to pick up the win, scoring a goal in each half. "It was another great performance by the team," said coach Zach Spears...
Champs take tough opening 12-AA defeat
SPRING HILL -- It was a tough District 12-AA tournament opener for the Cascade Champions on Thursday afternoon. Offense was scarce and the Champions (13-18) took a tough one on the chin, falling 5-0. Senior first baseman Brady Parker accounted for the lone Cascade hit...
Forrest spoils senior night, blanks Lady Champions
It's been a while since the Cascade Lady Champions have lost -- 37 days to be exact. Unfortunately for the Lady Champions, they ran into a buzzsaw against perennial power Forrest on senior night on Tuesday. Cascade (21-5) just couldn't crack pitcher Sam King and suffered a 10-0 loss...
Champs, Vikings deliver another classic
Whenever Cascade and Community meet on the baseball diamond, it's the same ole same ole. After the Vikings (16-15) claimed a 5-4 win over the Champions (13-17) earlier this season, Cascade repaid the favor Monday night on senior night, claiming a 5-4 win of its own...
PERFECT FINISH: Lady Champs stop Marshall Co. with another Sudduth no-hitter
All season long, the Cascade Lady Champions have had the goal to finish the 2016 district schedule unbeaten. Mission accomplished. Cascade (21-4, 10-0 12-AA) completed its goal on Thursday afternoon, defeating Marshall County in the regular season district game with yet another no-hitter from rookie sensation Brooke Sudduth...
Rockets down Champs with big 3rd
The Cascade Champions took another tough one on the chin Thursday afternoon, falling 6-3 to visiting Forrest. The Rockets took a 2-0 lead on the Champs in the top of the second frame, but saw Cascade answer with two of its own in the bottom of the frame...
Lady Champs claim district; Next goal nears: Finish unbeaten
All year long, the Cascade Lady Champions have had a goal to run through the district slate unbeaten. Cascade (20-4, 9-0 12-AA) now sits just one game from reaching that goal after locking up the 2016 12-AA district title with a 4-0 win over Page. Tuesday night brought about another shutout victory, led by the efforts of freshman pitcher Brooke Sudduth...
Champs get hits, strand too many
Just too many left on. The Cascade Champions were hit with another tough loss within district play, despite a nine-hit effort, and fell 4-2 to the Page Patriots in the 12-AA finale. "Any time you have nine hits you expect to score more than two. We didn't do a good job of getting them in. We have to find a way to get those runs in. It's just a tough one," said coach Brandon Bassham...
SC downs Lady 'Cats
The Shelbyville Central tennis teams finished the 2016 regular season with a split against Tullahoma, with the Eaglettes claiming a 6-1 victory, while the Eagles fell just short, 4-3. Eddie Green was the bright spot for the Eagles in singles action, providing the only singles victory for Shelbyville...
Sudduth records 200th K; Lady Champions down Giles Co.
PULASKI -- Freshman pitcher Brooke Sudduth has had quite the impressive year so far. The rookie hurler tossed another gem and recorded her 200th strikeout of the season in Cascade's 12-1 win at Giles County on Monday afternoon. Backing Sudduth's effort from the pitcher's circle was a 13-hit effort, led by short stop Kristen Heath's four-hit night, which included six RBIs off a pair of singles and doubles...
Champs roughed up in district outing
FRANKLIN -- It was another rough district outing for the Cascade Champions on Monday afternoon at Page, falling in Game 1 of the two-game series, 9-4. Cascade plated one run in the top of the first inning, but fell behind the Patriots, giving up three runs in the bottom of the first...