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Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015

Cascade Athletics

Cascade carries Page to extra innings before falling (04/01/15)
FRANKLIN -- Some nights, the chips just don't fall your way. On Tuesday night, the Cascade Champions (10-3, 3-1 12-AA) took a tough one on the chin and suffered their first district loss of the season at Page, 2-1 in extra innings. For six innings, starter Chandler Monajjem had kept the Patriot bats relatively quiet...
Champs' Gardner claims 2nd straight shutout (03/31/15)
By now, Cascade coach Brandon Bassham knows to expect a quality outing from his staring pitcher and timely hitting at the plate. Doing those two things has led his team to a six-game win streak heading into Monday's District 12-AA game against the Page Patriots (2-9-1, 1-2 12-AA)...
Champions claim third shutout in week, beat Raiders (03/29/15)
Good teams find a way to win, even when not playing their 'A' game. That's what Cascade skipper Brandon Bassham is a sign his team showed on Friday night. Capping off a four-win week, the Champions (9-2) were able to overcome sluggish play at the plate and knock off the Moore County Raiders 4-0...
Champs cool Vikes; Cascade offense goes off in county clash (03/26/15)
The Cascade Champions are on a hot streak. Unfortunately for the Community Vikings, they ran into a buzzsaw on Wednesday night at Cascade, falling 12-1 in five innings. While both teams have had a busy slate of games this week, each have had their respective successes thus far...
Champs fight back furiously, rally to 4-4 draw (03/25/15)
The Cascade Champions fell behind visiting Cannon County on Tuesday early in the first half and could have laid down. But they didn't. The Champs erased a 2-0 halftime deficit and battled back to a 4-4 draw against the visiting Lions. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, Champion coach Zane Perry made a handful of adjustments and gave his team a pep talk that made an immediate impact on the game...
Champs finish sweep of Bobcats (03/25/15)
PULASKI -- Make it a sweep for the Cascade Champions. The Champs (7-2, 2-0 12-AA) opened the 2015 district season with a 4-0 win over Giles County on Monday night and followed with another shutout performance in a 6-0 win over the Bobcats on Tuesday...
Cascade girls burn CPA 18-0 (03/25/15)
NASHVILLE -- Just about everything went Cascade's way when the Lady Champs traveled to CPA on Tuesday night. The Lady Champs belted out 18 runs on 16 hits while senior pitcher Summer Carter tossed a one-hit gem in the shutout victory. The win marked Cascade's second District 12-AA win of the season, following the 4-1 win over Marshall County on Monday night...
Another big 3rd lifts Champs (03/24/15)
A year ago, it took the Cascade Champions a while to find their first District 12-AA win of the season. This year, the Champs took care of that in their first attempt. On Monday night, Cascade senior Sam Gardner delivered another gem on the mound and got quality run support throughout the lineup in the Champs' 4-0 win over the Giles Co. Bobcats (6-3-1, 0-1 12-AA)...
Cascade rallies 4-1 against Tigerettes (03/24/15)
After falling behind 1-0 in the third inning to visiting Marshall County, Cascade rallied for four runs to knock of the Tigerettes, 4-1. Sarah Beth Thomas led off the inning with a walk and was followed by Shaina Schneider, who reached via error. Sydney Smith sacrificed both runners over on a 2-3 put out...
Champs cap week with big win (03/20/15)
The Cascade Champions have had a busy week. In their fourth game in four days, Champion coach Brandon Bassham turned to junior righty Trent Sutton for the start on Thursday against the MTCS Cougars. Sutton gave the Champions (5-2) the start they needed on the mound before the bats exploded in a nine-run third inning...
Lady Champs edge Viqueens in classic (03/20/15)
It was another classic between the Cascade Lady Champions and Community Viqueens. While both teams made key plays at clutch points on Thursday's rivalry game, it was the Cascade Lady Champions (2-0) who were able to finish and push a handful more runs across the plate in the 9-6 win...
Rockets top Champs despite Presley's gem (03/19/15)
CHAPEL HILL -- Cascade senior Heath Presley tossed a gem on Wednesday at Forrest, but couldn't get the needed run support as the Champions took a tough one on the chin, 3-1. Cascade got a solid effort from Presley who went four innings and allowed two run, neither of which were earned, against one hit and one walk...
Early Tiger scores demoralize Champs (03/18/15)
Marshall County scored early in the first and second half and capitalized on late goals in both halves en route to a 4-0 win over Cascade on Tuesday night. Those early goals took an immediate effect on a young Cascade team, according to Champion coach Zane Perry...
Carter, Sudduth pace Lady Champs (03/17/15)
Cascade's home opener on Monday night quickly turned into a pitching gem in which the Lady Champions were able to get some timely hitting with some dominant pitching from senior Summer Carter and claim a 2-0 win over the Fayetteville City Lady Tigers...
Champs' Gardner solid in 10-0 win (03/17/15)
It's been a mess of a start to the 2015 season for the Cascade Champions. Initially, snowy weather kept the team from taking the field for practice. Followed by last week's continued rains, the Champions were delayed in their home debut for nearly a week...
Champs fall in extra innings (03/13/15)
MURFREESBORO -- Starting pitcher Chandler Monajjem pitched five solid innings and Sam Gardner drove in three runs for the Cascade Champions, but a late rally by the MTCS Cougars sent the game into extra innings. The Cougars were able to get a walk off hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to take their first lead of the game and giving them a 6-5 victory...
Gardner K's 8, hurls Champions to win (03/10/15)
HUNTLAND -- The Cascade Champions had the bats working and got a solid outing from starter Sam Gardner on Monday in a non-district clash at Huntland. Gardner pitched the Champions to a 7-3 victory, going four innings on the bump and striking out eight in the process...
Mighty Creek Wood too much for Champs (02/25/15)
CHARLOTTE -- It had a David and Goliath feel, but in the end, Goliath proved too much for young David. In their Region 6-AA tournament quarterfinal, the Cascade Champions were simply no match for the unbeaten Creek Wood Red Hawks. Creek Wood used its fast-paced style of play and deep bench to wear down the Champions (19-11) and claim a 98-46 victory...
Early deficit too much for Lady Champions (02/25/15)
CHARLOTTE -- The Cascade Lady Champions couldn't dig themselves out of an early hole against top-ranked Creek Wood in the Region 6-AA quarterfinals on Tuesday evening and saw their season come to a close with a 52-29 loss. "We turned the ball over too much. We dug ourselves in a hole and we couldn't get out of it," said Lady Champion coach Chad Spencer...
Cascade's Hart signs with Motlow (02/22/15)
Heather Hart hasn't played a full regular season for the Cascade Lady Champions since her sophomore year. Last year, Hart saw her season come to a close early on with a dreaded ACL tear. She re-tore the ligament recently and will be sidelined for her senior year...
Champs settle for 4th in district tourney (02/17/15)
LEWISBURG -- A night after dropping a barn-burner to No. 2 Marshall County in the District 12-AA semifinals, the Cascade Champions dropped their consolation round game to Giles County, falling 50-43 on Saturday afternoon. Though Cascade battled the Bobcats to a 25-25 draw by the halftime intermission, an uncharacteristic third-quarter showing proved to be the Champions' undoing...
Slow half dooms Lady Champs (02/17/15)
LEWISBURG -- A lack of second-half production was the Cascade Lady Champions' undoing in the District 12-AA consolation game on Saturday afternoon. The Spring Hill Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Champions 31-19 in the second half and claimed third place with a 58-35 victory...
Fouls, powerful CPA hit Lady Champs hard (02/15/15)
LEWISBURG -- After knocking off the Marshall County Lady Tigers on Monday evening, the Cascade Lady Champions (7-20) ran into a buzzsaw against No. 1 CPA in the District 12-AA semifinals on Friday night. After a relatively close first quarter, CPA was able to overpower Cascade and pull away for the 55-33 victory...
Champs halt Raider threat; Win sends Cascade against Tigers again (02/11/15)
It's tough beating a team three times in one season. But the Cascade Champions (19-8) were able to overcome an inspired Spring Hill squad in the opening round of the District 12-AA tournament on Tuesday night and defeat the Raiders for the third time this season, 49-45 and advance to the tournament semifinals...
Lady Champs hold off Tigerettes to advance in 12-AA tournament (02/10/15)
The Cascade Lady Champions didn't have the regular season they wanted. With a lackluster regular season record, Cascade set out to right the ship in the postseason. They took that first step with a 51-46 win on Monday night over the Marshall County Tigerettes, keeping their season alive...