Fantastic season for local teams
Two district championships. A region title. Two second-place district finishes. A runner-up region finish. And two sub-state appearances. It's been quite the year for Bedford County basketball. On Tuesday night, the last team standing finished the incredible season in the Class AA sub-state match up featuring the Cascade Champions and East Nashville Eagles...
Great scoring night not enough for Champs in sub-state loss
NASHVILLE -- On any other night, the numbers the Cascade Champions put up in their sub-state game against East Nashville would have been enough to win and then some. But on Tuesday night, Cascade couldn't overcome a superior effort by East Nashville's Terry Holt, who led all scorers with 37 points, and saw its season come to a close with a 96-81 loss...
Cascade Champion seniors Will Holt (14) and Blake Floyd (24) earned All-Region honors for their performances in the Region 6-AA Tournament. (T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
Lady Champs All-Region
Cascade senior Jessica Ervin was named All-Region 6-AA for her efforts in the regional tournament. (T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
Once again, CPA steps into Champions' way
SPRING HILL -- For the fourth time this season Cascade's Champions (21-7) squared off against No. 1 CPA (30-2) and despite a nice start, the final results were the same in a 77-38 loss in the Region 6-AA Tournament championship on Wednesday night at Spring Hill High School...
Champs knock off Waverly, go for region title
SPRING HILL -- All season long, the Cascade Champions have set goal after goal, and reached most of them so far. Some of the goals include finishing at least second in the regular season in the District 12-AA standings and qualifying for the region with at least a second-place finish in the District 12-AA tournament...
CORRECTION: Cascade Region Basketball
CORRECTION:In today's edition of the Times-Gazette, we incorrectly listed tonight's game between Cascade and Waverly starting at 7:30. The actual tip-off time is set for 6 p.m. tonight at Spring Hill.
Champs send off seniors with quarterfinal win
Two weeks ago, the Cascade Champions didn't get the sendoff they wanted for their senior night and suffered a tough overtime loss to the Spring Hill Raiders. On Saturday night, the Champs got a second chance at sending the seniors out on a high note...
Lady Champs' Cinderella run comes to end
SPRING HILL -- Costly turnovers and a Class 2A Miss Basketball finalist were more than Cascade's Lady Champions could overcome in a 55-26 setback to Creek Wood -- Tennessee's fourth-ranked 2A team -- in the semifinals of the Region 6-AA Tournament on Monday night in an elimination game at Spring Hill High School...
Surging Lady Champs control Hickman County
The Cascade Lady Champions just keep turning heads. Entering the heart of the postseason, Lady Champion coach Chad Spencer has his team playing their best basketball of the season. In Friday's Region 6-AA quarterfinal game against Hickman County (19-9), Cascade dominated from start to finish and claimed a 61-36 win to advance to the Region 6-AA semifinal...
Lady Champions poised to win region opener
If one thing is for sure, it's the fact the Cascade Lady Champions have gone above and beyond expectations for the 2013-2014 season. On Friday night, the Lady Champions (14-14) get another chance to win one before a home crowd. "I want these seniors to keep playing. ...
Champ seniors want home win
Two weeks ago, the Cascade Champions (19-6) took a tough one on the chin during senior night and fell to the Spring Hill Raiders, 54-52. Fast forward to the Region 6-AA quarterfinals, and the Champs have another chance to get a home win for the seniors...
Champs don't back down from CPA
PULASKI -- Champion coach Mike Edmondson isn't one for moral victories. But judging from how his team played against the No. 1 CPA Lions on Saturday in the District 12-AA championship finals, Edmondson has plenty to be pleased with. CPA -- the clear No. 1 team in the state -- has ravaged team after team en route to a 29-2 overall record. In two of those wins earlier this season, CPA posted wins of 110-49 and 94-43 over the Champions...
Threat to the end; Lady Champs turn up heat in title clash
PULASKI -- They weren't even supposed to be in the championship game--but they made the Lady Bobcats earn their 12-AA title. The Cascade Lady Champions, having lost eight seniors a year ago, weren't supposed to be a threat at all. But they were. Cascade (14-14) pushed the No. 1 Giles County Lady Bobcats (17-8) to the brink, and nearly pulled off the unthinkable in the District 12-AA championship...
Buzzer-beater: Gaston's shot sends Lady Champs to district finals
PULASKI -- Tournament time has struck District 12-AA. After trailing by 11 points to No. 2 CPA at two different times in Friday's District 12-AA semifinal game, the No. 3 Cascade Lady Champions (14-13) rallied past the Lady Lions (16-8) with a buzzer-beater shot by sophomore Maya Gaston to reach the 12-AA championship game on Saturday...
Champs reach preseason goal with win
PULASKI -- After being lumped in with top-ranked CPA in the district reclassification a year ago, Cascade coach Mike Edmondson and his team set a goal to finish at least second in their new league. After dispatching the Page Patriots (9-17) with a 69-58 win in the District 12-AA semifinals on Friday night, the Champions (19-5) at least clinched a second-place finish...
Lady Champs withstand Page assault, reach semis
The Cascade Lady Champions withstood a furious 3-point attack by the Page Lady Patriots and advanced to the semifinal round of the District 12-AA tournament with a 65-49 win. "I think their game plan was to come in here and shoot it from the three-point line. We gave up entirely too many 3s tonight. That's what kept them in the game," said Lady Champion coach Chad Spencer...
Lady Champs own 2nd half in district victory
Looking back, it was a rough start to the season for the Cascade Lady Champions. Having graduated eight players who spent the majority of the time on the floor last year, only a handful of players returned for the 2013-2014 season with experience. Despite that, the Lady Champions (12-13, 5-5 12-AA) have started clicking at the right time...
Spring Hill nicks Champs
Cascade Champion freshman Hayden Edmondson did everything he could to send his senior teammates out with a win on senior night against Spring Hill on Friday. But as the fates would have it, Spring Hill senior Chance Perry banked in a 12-footer in the closing seconds of overtime to spoil the Champs' senior night, 54-52...
Ervin boosts Lady Champs
Lady Champion senior Jessica Ervin wasn't going to let her team lose against the Marshall County Tigerettes (6-17, 3-5 12-AA) on Tuesday night. After flirting with foul trouble through most of the game Ervin gave Cascade a needed shot in the arm in the fourth quarter...
Win moves Champions closer to region berth
A year ago, the Cascade Champions missed out on a trip to the region tournament with a first-round district loss to the Community Vikings that ended their season. Since then, the team's goal has been to make it to the region. With CPA being the runaway best in the district, the Champions' goal has been to try and lock up the No. 2 seed in the district and earn an automatic berth in the region tournament...
Free throws help Champions win
The Cascade Champions, eying the second seed in the district, improved their chances as they took down a scrappy Page Patriot team 65-52 thanks to some superb free throw shooting on Friday night. The defense established itself early as Cascade (17-4, 5-3 12-AA) held the Patriots (8-14, 0-8 12-AA) to five first-quarter points...
Lady Champs snap skid, down Page
The Cascade Lady Champions absolutely dominated on Friday night as they defeated the Page Lady Patriots 56-24. Cascade was able to score in double digits in all four quarters while holding the Lady Patriots to five points or less in three. Jessica Ervin scored six of Cascade's 10 first quarter points while the defense held the Lady Patriots to five points. She led her team with 17 points...
Champs in charge against Vikings
It was almost like the Cascade Champions never left District 9-A. For a quarter and a half, the Champions battled with their former district rival Community, with each team delivering a near point-for-point performance. But eventually, the Champions' offensive power took total control of the game, allowing the home team to claim the 75-38 win over their former district rivals...
Viqueens finish ahead, but Lady Champs battle
This rivalry just never gets old. Though the Community Viqueens (18-4, 10-1 9-A) pulled away in the second half from their former district rival Cascade on Tuesday night for the 54-45 win, the Lady Champions (9-13, 2-5 12-AA) gave the Viqueens all they could handle for much of the first half...