Anchoring the line; Cascade's Vaught hopes senior season is his best
A large part of the Cascade Champion offense over the past few years has been efficiently moving the ball on the ground and controlling the line of scrimmage. While the running backs and skill players often get the praise, none of it would be possible without the guys up front...
A LEADER EVOLVES; Cascade QB Hass prepares for season
Cascade Champion quarterback Austin Hass didn't have the best finish to the 2013 campaign. In the second quarter of the first-round 3A playoff game against Notre Dame High School, Hass suffered a concussion and sidelined for the remainder of the game...
LEADER OF THE PACK; Cascade LB Parker relishes becoming defensive captain
Aaron Parker has been a vital asset to both the Cascade offensive line and Champion linebacking corps for a long time. Parker, now a senior, assumes a key leadership role for the Champions in 2014 under a new coach, Jake Tyre. And he says he's ready to take on that role...
Softball standouts endure ACL tears, rehab
A summer full of busy weekends with travel softball tournaments has turned into hard work rehabbing a major knee injury for a pair of standout local high school softball players. Cascade senior Heather Hart and Shelbyville Central's Allie Odeneal each suffered season-ending Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears to their left knees last spring during high school softball season...
Time well spent: Father, son share passion for the game
They say a team is like a coach's own children. That couldn't ring more true for Cascade Champion basketball coach Mike Edmondson. Though Edmondson coaches his son Hayden on the varsity Champion basketball team, it's not the Champion coach's first time coaching his son...
ONE FINAL TIME; All-Stars end prep careers
LEBANON -- The scholastic baseball season ended a little less than a month ago for most baseball players in Bedford County. But three players and one coach got to suit up one final time in Saturday's Middle Tennessee Senior All-Star baseball game, held at Cumberland University in Lebanon...
Remembering a few Kenny moments
From time to time I have the opportunity to cover events that might be a little more special to me than others on a personal level. I got to experience another one of those special occasions a few weeks ago at former Cascade head football coach Kenny Parker's fish and chicken dinner...
Eaglette Summer Camp
Shelbyville Central senior Hannah Calvert and Cascade senior Sarah Edmondson showed their skills on the court over the past few days in the Eaglette team basketball camp.
(T-G Photos by Gary Johnson)
Thanks, Coach! Speakers salute Kenny Parker's success story
Friday night was all about legendary former Cascade High football coach Kenny Parker. After 18 successful years leading the Champion football program, Parker retired as head football coach recently and is ready to start a new chapter in his life. A large number of family, friends and supporters gathered to honor Parker at a fish and chicken dinner at the school Friday night...
Defensive problems hurt Lady Champs in loss
In a do-or-die game for the Lady Champions, Cascade just couldn't get out of its own way and overcome a poor defensive effort in a 12-2 loss to Marshall County. After recording a scoreless first inning, Marshall County blew the game open driving in two runs in the second, then loading the bases for Ashton Watkins...
Lady Champions All-Conference
The members of the Cascade Middle Lady Champions who earned All-Conference honors were (from left) Jacie Williams, Kailey Snell, Abi Jones and Brooke Sudduth. (Photo by Shelby Sudduth)
CPA ends Champions' season
NASHVILLE -- Going into Monday's District 12-AA game against CPA, Cascade coach Brandon Bassham knew his team had a tall order to fill if they wanted to advance to the championship game and keep their season alive. In order for that scenario to play out, the Champs needed beat CPA twice...
CPA stops Lady Champs, but season's not over
A four-run first inning wasn't enough for the Cascade Lady Champions on Senior Night in their first-round game of the District 12-AA tournament on Friday afternoon. CPA rallied in the final four innings to down the Lady Champions 7-5. For the first three innings, Lady Champion starter Summer Carter was in prime form...
Gardner 'D' keep Champions alive
NASHVILLE -- A night after a heartbreaking loss to Marshall County in the opening round of the District 12-AA tournament, the Cascade Champions were once again pitted against the Tigers in a loser-go-home elimination round game. Though the Tigers dealt the Champs a tough loss on Thursday night, Cascade was highlighted by a career night from junior Sam Gardner, who tossed a complete game shutout in the Champs' 1-0 win, keeping their season alive for at least one more game...
Tigers choke off Champion rally
LEWISBURG -- In the early goings of Cascade's first-round game of the District 12-AA tournament against Marshall County on Thursday evening, things weren't going so smoothly. Starter Heath Presley was struggling with his control, the Tigers took an early 3-0 lead, and Cascade left a handful of runners in scoring position through the first few innings...
Cascade blasts Eagleville
EAGLEVILLE -- In their final match up against their former district rivals, the Cascade Champions rocked the Eagleville Eagles on Wedneday evening, capping off the regular season with an 11-1 win. Cascade hammered out 12 hits against the Eagles and wasted little time in establishing control of the game...
Lady Champs fall despite Carter 3-hitter
PULASKI -- The last time the Cascade Lady Champions faced Giles County, Lady Bobcat starter Mary Beth Brumit nearly recorded the perfect game from the pitcher's circle, striking out 20 of 21 total outs. In fact, Cascade managed just one hit against the Giles County ace in the teams' first meeting...
Champions give honors to seniors; But rain, lightning end clash with Vikings early
On Tuesday evening, the Cascade Champions had just enough time to honor its seniors before the rains came, ending the Champs' game against the Community Vikings. With a last minute cancellation against Perry County due to the threat of more wet weather, the Vikings made the trip across the county for the Champs' night...
Late Schuls shot sends VIkings past Champs
They may not be in the same district anymore, but Friday's rivalry game against the Cascade Champions and the Community Vikings was another classic showdown between the two programs. In what evolved into a pitcher's duel, the Vikings were able to fend off their former district rivals, 2-1...