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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Cascade Athletics

Viqueens fend off pesky Cascade (01/28/15)
UNIONVILLE -- After trailing by as many as eight early in the second quarter on Tuesday night, the Cascade Lady Champions battled back and cut the Community Viqueen lead to just one possession at the half. Though Cascade played well for the better part of three quarters, eventually the talented Viqueen squad overpowered the Lady Champions with a strong second-half showing and claimed a 57-43 victory...
Hot-shooting Champs bury Vikes (01/28/15)
UNIONVILLE -- The Cascade Champions saw an awfully big basket on Tuesday night in Unionville. In one of their better nights shooting this year, the Champs picked up a big, 75-40 non-district win over their in-county rival Community on Tuesday night...
Champs show improvement in loss to No. 1 CPA (01/25/15)
If Cascade coach Mike Edmondson needed to see any improvement his team has made after Friday night's game against top-ranked CPA, all he needed to do was flip back in the scorebook and compare Friday's game to their first meeting on Jan. 6 when the Lions thrashed the Champions, 87-18...
Slow start dooms Lady Champs (01/25/15)
A rough first quarter proved to be too much for the Cascade Lady Champions to overcome on Friday night, hosting the CPA Lady Lions. CPA rode the momentum off a 24-point first quarter to a 62-34 victory over the Lady Champions. While CPA's early pressure caused Cascade trouble working the ball inside, the Lady Champions did find some measure of success once able to work the ball to the paint...
Coaches take on cancer; Cascade High event tonight raises awareness, funds (01/23/15)
This year, more than 550,000 people will die from cancer, according to scientists and doctor's projections. An estimated 25 percent of all deaths in the United States stem from cancer. So far, the disease has had the upper hand. But that's beginning to change as research and funding to find a cure continues to grow...
Hot-shooting Champs blast by Spring Hill (01/21/15)
The Cascade Champions quickly built a double digit lead on Tuesday night and never looked back as they flew by the visiting Spring Hill Warriors 64-37. The Champs (15-6, 4-2 12-AA) did not waste any time scoring the ball on visiting Spring Hill (4-13, 0-4 12-AA) as they controlled the boards and scored 18 points in the first quarter...
Tough Spring Hill stops Lady Champs (01/21/15)
The Cascade Lady Champions put forth their best effort against a strong Spring Hill team, but in the end too many turnovers killed them as they lost 64-44 to the Lady Warriors. The Lady Champs (6-15, 2-4 12-AA) came out with a solid game plan on Tuesday night, get the ball to the post. The game plan worked early as Sarah Edmondson and Maya Gaston got plenty of looks early, but the powerful Spring Hill defenders made points hard to come by...
Lady Champions stung as Huntland gets revenge (01/20/15)
HUNTLAND -- Two weeks after picking up an impressive home win over Huntland, the Lady Hornets (12-7) got some payback against the Lady Champions, defeating Cascade 46-32. Cascade (6-14) got solid early production from junior post Shaina Schneider, who led the team with 10 points...
Champs fall at Huntland (01/20/15)
HUNTLAND -- It was a rare non-district defeat for the Cascade Champions on Monday night. In their second meeting of the year, the Huntland Hornets (11-9) got just enough of a fourth-quarter push to fend off a talented Champion squad, 56-54. Both teams saw seniors step to the plate and deliver for their respective teams...
Devastating 3rd dooms Champs (01/18/15)
A 19-0 Marshall County Tiger run was enough to down the Cascade Champions on Friday night in District 12-AA play. After a contested first half, the Tigers pulled away by outscoring the Champs 29-6 in the third quarter and claimed a 74-54 victory over Cascade...
Lady Champs win 2nd straight, pull away from Marshall Co. (01/18/15)
Chad Spencer's crew of Lady Champions picked up a second-straight win on Friday night for the first time this season. Those two wins happened to also be much-needed district victories. The Lady Champions wore down a limited Marshall County Tigerette (5-13, 1-3 12-AA) roster and claimed the 56-40 victory...
Champions presented basketball banner (01/18/15)
Post production nets Cascade win (01/14/15)
The Cascade Lady Champions have gotten key production in the post in each game they've won this season. Tuesday's 43-38 win over Page was no different. In the first district win of the season, the Lady Champions (4-13, 1-3 12-AA) got key minutes from post players Shaina Schneider, Maya Gaston and Summer Carter, all of whom found success in the paint...
Champs do it again (01/14/15)
The Cascade Champions are finding ways to win close games. On Tuesday night, the Champions (14-4, 3-1 12-AA) claimed their third-straight, one-possession victory, this time downing the Page Patriots, 65-62. Tuesday's victory over the Patriots marked the third-straight District 12-AA victory for the Champions, who won two thrillers against the Giles County Bobcats over the weekend...
Champs rally for first 12-AA win (01/11/15)
PULASKI -- A 22-point fourth-quarter rally was enough for the Cascade Champions to claim their first District 12-AA victory of the year on Friday night at Giles County. The Champions got a big leg up from junior Austin Gentry in the fourth quarter as Cascade was able to sneak out of Pulaski with a 55-52 victory...
Fast Lady Bobcats outrun Cascade (01/11/15)
PULASKI -- The Cascade Lady Champions dropped their second district game of the week on Friday night, falling on the road at Giles County, 54-36. Offensively, the Lady Champions struggled to match pace with the Lady Bobcats (10-4, 2-0 12-AA), who quickly set the tempo for the game...
Mighty CPA stops Champs (01/07/15)
NASHVILLE -- Last year's reigning District 12-AA champions CPA (12-4, 1-0 12-AA) proved once again to a force to be reckoned with. On Tuesday night, the Lions dealt the Cascade Champions (11-4, 0-1 12-AA) their first district loss of the year, 87-18...
Lady Champs see 1st district loss (01/07/15)
NASHVILLE -- The last time the Cascade Lady Champions and CPA Lady Lions met, it was an upset victory for Cascade in the District 12-AA semifinals a year ago. On Tuesday evening, CPA got a little payback, downing Cascade 62-29. CPA took immediate control of the game, racing out to a 23-8 lead by the end of the first quarter...
Post players spark Lady Champ win (01/04/15)
Cascade coach Chad Spencer has had to work with a bit of a skeleton crew over the holidays, but finally saw some solid production from his post players as his team picked up a 55-48 victory to start off 2015 on a high note. "We've had a skeleton crew. Tonight was the most kids we've had on the bench for a while. Some of the things that we had been working on in practice with our post players had paid off," Spencer said...
Champs torch Huntland for 86 points (01/04/15)
The Cascade Champions (11-3) rang in the new year with an 86-68 thrashing of the Huntland Hornets (7-6) on Friday night. "They did a pretty good job of executing some things. We just shot the ball well. That's all we worked on today and it paid off," said Cascade coach Mike Edmondson...
2014 Rewind; A look back at the year's top sports headlines (01/02/15)
With the turn of the calendar, a new year brings about new headlines. Looking back at the 2014 calendar year, here's a list of the top eight local sports headlines. Saying it was a good year for the Community Viking baseball team could be a bit of an understatement. Community twice fended off District 9-A rival Forrest, once for a district championship and again for a region title, before knocking off Columbia Academy in an elimination sectional round of the 2014 postseason...
Soph powers Champs (12/30/14)
EAGLEVILLE -- Sophomore Hayden Edmondson had been waiting for a breakthrough performance all season. He finally delivered on Monday night in the Eagleville Christmas Classic with a 21-point effort to lead Cascade past LEAD Academy in a 75-51 rout. Though he couldn't miss late, Edmondson was held in check in the first half and only accounted for four points in the first two quarters...
Big Forrest second stops Lady Champs (12/30/14)
EAGLEVILLE -- A devastating second quarter was too much for the Cascade Lady Champions to overcome against Forrest on Monday in the Eagleville Christmas Classic. The Lady Rockets torched Cascade for 30 points, while allowing just three to the Lady Champions...
Champs halt Tullahoma (12/23/14)
TULLAHOMA -- The Cascade Champions picked up their third win in four days on Monday night, knocking off the Tullahoma Wildcats in their final game before the Christmas break, 64-46. Cascade once again was led by senior forward James Lattimore, who led all scorers with 17 points...
Lattimore leads balanced Champs (12/21/14)
The Cascade Champions only put five players in the scoring column on Friday night against Franklin County. But four out of those five reached double figures, which was good enough to avenge a 55-45 loss to the Rebels earlier this season and claim the 64-51 victory...