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Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015

Cascade Athletics

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...
Chanps overcome slow start, stop Raiders (02/08/15)
SPRING HILL -- In their regular season finale, the Cascade Champions put together another scrappy performance to pick up a key district win heading to the postseason. On Friday night, the Champs came through in the clutch and downed a pesky Spring Hill Raider squad, 58-48...
Lady Champ rally falls short vs. Spring Hill (02/08/15)
SPRING HILL -- It was a tale of two halves for the Cascade Lady Champions in their regular season finale at Spring Hill on Friday night. Spring Hill dominated the first half, outscoring Cascade 34-11 in the first 16 minutes of play, but saw an inspired Lady Champion team fight back into contention in the second half...
Champion signs Hannibal-LaGrange golf grant (02/06/15)
When it came time to pick a college to attend to, all it took for Cascade senior Tanner Burks was a trip to Hannibal-LaGrange and a tour of the campus to realize that's where he wanted to not only continue his higher education but also continue his golfing career...
Fast Tigers survive Champion rallies (02/04/15)
LEWISBURG -- The Cascade Champions knew going into Tuesday's District 12-AA contest at Marshall County the Tigers would try to run the floor and maintain a high-paced game. For the most part, the Tigers (16-8, 7-2 12-AA) were able to keep to the game plan, save a few big runs by the Champions, and claim a key 66-57 win over the Champs to lock up second place in the district...
Game plan works for Lady Champs (02/04/15)
LEWISBURG -- If it's not broken, don't fix it. That was Lady Champion coach Chad Spencer's game plan going into Tuesday's District 12-AA contest at Marshall County. When they've found success this season, Cascade has gotten solid production in the post...
Gilmore's shots spark Champs past Page (02/01/15)
FRANKLIN -- With his team down by six with 3:25 left to play in regulation, Cascade senior Marky Gilmore was fouled from behind the three-point line on a shot attempt. Gilmore proceeded to connect on all three free throws, sparking a 21-point effort that helped propel the Champs past the Patriots, 62-51...
Schneider's strong night overshadowed in loss at Page (02/01/15)
FRANKLIN -- Shaina Schneider's 26-point effort on Friday night at Page was overshadowed by a slew of second-half turnovers that ultimately led to the Lady Patriots claiming a 56-44 victory over Cascade. "Shaina had a great night early. She had 18 points in the first half, but then we couldn't get the ball to her like we wanted to in the second half," said Lady Champion coach Chad Spencer...
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...