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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Cascade Athletics

CPA rides hitting past Champions (04/16/14)
NASHVILLE -- The Cascade Champions just couldn't find enough key hits for a second night in a row against CPA. In Game 2 of the series, CPA got enough timely hits to claim an 8-3 District 12-AA match up. The Lions jumped on Cascade in the bottom of the first inning and plated four runs...
Cascade names Tyre head football coach (04/15/14)
Cascade High School has named former assistant Jake Tyre as head football coach. Tyre takes over for coach Kenny Parker, who led the Champions for 18 years that included 11 playoff appearances. "We felt Jake would be the best fit overall. In the end, the decision was pretty clear," said Cascade principal Tim Harwell...
Gardner's effort not enough for Champs (04/15/14)
Cascade Champion starting pitcher Sam Gardner weaved in and out of jams against the CPA Lions on Monday evening, but kept a shutout intact for the better part of his time on the mound. But a lack of offense was the Champs' undoing and CPA rolled with the 4-0 win...
Champs cap week with easy win (04/13/14)
The Cascade Champions closed out a long week with a 10-0 shutout win over visiting Mt. Pleasant on Friday night. The Champs closed the week with a 4-1 overall record. "It was four in a row and hopefully a springboard into next week. Any time you win a week, it's good. We got a lot of momentum going into the CPA series next week. So hopefully we can carry it into next week," said Champion coach Brandon Bassham...
Champs keep rolling with pair of victories (04/11/14)
After picking up the ever-elusive first district win on Tuesday afternoon, the Cascade Champions kept the momentum rolling into the MTCS tournament on Thursday afternoon and added a 10-0 win over Gordonsville and a 2-1 rallying win over Lancaster Christian...
Lady Champions punish Spring Hill (04/11/14)
SPRING HILL -- Just a night removed from a tough 11-0 loss to the Spring Hill Lady Raiders, the Cascade Lady Champions got some payback and snapped a District 12-AA skid with a 6-3 win over Spring Hill. While the Cascade offense was limited to just three hits on Wednesday night, the Lady Champions were seeing the ball a little better on Thursday--about five times as well...
Lady Champs fall as offense fizzles (04/10/14)
It was another tough night in District 12-AA action for the Cascade Lady Champions on Wednesday night against the Spring Hill Lady Raiders. With two big innings, the Lady Raiders dealt Cascade a tough, 11-0 loss. For the second night in a row, offense was a rarity for the Lady Champions...
CPA hammers Lady Champs (04/09/14)
It just wasn't a good outing for the Cascade Lady Champions. In a rain-soaked District 12-AA showdown against the CPA Lady Lions, the Lady Champions fell on the short end of an 11-3 defeat. CPA wasted no jumping on Lady Champion Summer carer, leading off the game with four consecutive hits and plating three runs in the process...
Champions claim 1st 12-AA win (04/09/14)
The Cascade Champions came into Tuesday night's game against the Spring Hill Raiders looking to win their first district game and avenge and earlier 2-0 defeat. Chandler Monajjem took the mound on Tuesday night and was electric, leading the Champs to their first District 12-AA win, 3-1...
Champs handed 2-0 district road defeat (04/08/14)
SPRING HILL -- The Cascade Champions battled through the elements, but came up a bit short at Spring Hill, falling 2-0 on Monday evening in a District 12-AA contest. The Champs got a solid effort from Sam Gardner on the mound. The junior righty gave Cascade five innings of two run baseball, giving the Raiders just four hits against six strikeouts...
Change pays off for Champs (04/06/14)
MURFREESBORO -- Though they were originally slated to play the Moore County Raiders, the weather proved uncooperative for the Cascade Champions on Friday evening. Instead, the Champions traveled to Murfreesboro and faced the MTCS Cougars, who also had a rain out, and picked up an impressive 11-4 win over the former district opponent...
Big sixth boosts Viqueens (04/04/14)
The Community Viqueens used an eight-run sixth inning to finish off the Webb School Lady Feet on Thursday afternoon in a 10-0 blowout win. Starting pitcher Aliyah Segroves took the win for the Purple and Gold, but shared pitching duties with Dawn Clark...
Champs suffer non-district defeat on road (04/04/14)
NASHVILLE -- The Cascade Champions stepped out of district play on Thursday evening and hoped to snap a two-game skid this week at Davidson Academy. Unfortunately for Cascade, the Bears dealt the Champions a 4-1 loss, marking the third-straight loss this week for Cascade...
Page edges Champs 1-0 in 12-AA rematch (04/02/14)
A night after falling 8-3 to the Page Patriots, the Cascade Champions got a stellar effort from Sam Gardner in Game 2 of the District 12-AA showdown. Though Gardner gave the Champs six innings of quality pitching, the Patriots were able to claim the 1-0 win and series against Cascade on Tuesday night...
Cascade errors hurt in loss (04/01/14)
The Cascade Champions (6-5, 0-3 12-AA) didn't help their cause much against the Page Patriots on Monday afternoon. Page cashed in on a handful of Champion miscues and claimed a key District 12-AA game, 8-3. "I think their first six runs were off a walk or hit-by-pitch. We're kind of making a hole right now and not getting out of it," said Champion coach Brandon Bassham...
Champs take 2 from former district rivals (03/30/14)
The Cascade Champions (6-4) swept a doubleheader against former district 9-A opponents Eagleville and Moore County on Friday evening. The Champs coasted off a superior effort on the mound by Nolan Barnes in Game 1 to down Eagleville, 3-2, while Game 2 was spurred on by a nine-run third inning to a 10-0 win over the Raiders...
Lady Champs win 1 of 3 in Classic play (03/30/14)
It could have been a three-win day for the Cascade Lady Champions on Friday in the Riverdale Warrior Classic. While Cascade did pick up a Game 2 win against Lipscomb, the Lady Champions dropped games to Lawrence County and Harden County, falling to 1-3 on the day...
Bobcats blank Lady Champs (03/28/14)
The Giles County Lady Bobcats were about as perfect as you could get on Thursday night against the Cascade Lady Champions without actually having a "perfect game". Giles County claimed the 12-AA matchup, 6-0, and kept the Lady Champions guessing at the plate thanks to Mary Beth Brumit's effort from the pitcher's circle...
Errors take toll for Champs (03/26/14)
If the Cascade Champions (4-3, 0-2 12-AA) learned one thing from Tuesday's district game against the Giles County Bobcats, it's the fact errors hurt. Trailing 1-0 in the top of the third, Cascade had a chance to get out of the inning and strand three Bobcat runners on base and only give up one run...
Cascade gets back at Viqueens (03/25/14)
A little over a week ago, the Community Viqueens picked up their first win over the Cascade Lady Champions in nearly four years. On Monday night, the Lady Champions got a little payback, defeating their former District 9-A rivals, 13-4. And while it was a big win for the Lady Champions, coach Willie Carter has high expectations his team can continue to improve as the season continues...
Lady Champs ride big 3rd to win (03/25/14)
A six-run third inning proved to be enough for the Cascade Middle Lady Champions to fend off cross-county rival Community on Monday evening. While both teams struggled to put runners in scoring position through two innings, Cascade took advantage of a bases-loaded double by eighth-grade catcher Whitney Sullivan in the third inning to jump-start the offense...
Bobcats top Champs in 12-AA opener (03/25/14)
PULASKI -- The Cascade Champions didn't get the start to the District 12-AA campaign they needed on Monday night. In their inaugural 12-AA game against the Bobcats, the Champions took a tough one on the chin and suffered a 5-3 defeat. Giles County took the early lead, plating two runs in the bottom of the second inning...
Lady Champs blast Moore County (03/23/14)
Seventh-grade Lady Champion pitcher Brooke Sudduth spun a one-hit gem against the Moore County Raiderettes and the Cascade offense banged out eight runs on seven hits to take the 8-1 win on Friday evening. Though held scoreless through three innings, Cascade eventually broke through and got two RBIs from Kailey Snell's bunt single and Jacie Williams' RBI single. Williams later scored on an error in the outfield, giving Cascade a 3-0 lead after three innings...
Early lead boosts Champs (03/21/14)
All week long Cascade coach Brandon Bassham has looked for a stronger start for his team. On Thursday night, the Champions delivered on their coach's wishes and rallied off the momentum of a hot start to a 7-1 win over the Community Vikings. Starting pitcher Sam Gardner was sharp from the early goings against the Vikings, sitting down the first six batters in order...
Champs won't complain about relatively close win (03/20/14)
It could have a bigger margin of victory, but nevertheless, the Cascade Champions were able to capitalize on enough opportunities to finish off the Lancaster Christian Knights in Wednesday's make up game, 4-1. "It was kind of lackluster today. I don't know if it was the two-run lead in the first or what. It's always good to get the win. That's what we were talking about after the game--coming to play the game every day," said Champion coach Brandon Bassham...