Vikes overcome errors, knock out Champs
CHAPEL HILL -- Cascade entered Wednesday's District 9-A elimination game with a clear goal: get an early lead and ride the momentum to Wednesday's nightcap for a rematch with the Forrest Rockets. Having taken advantage of five second-inning errors by the Community Vikings, everything appeared to be going to plan...
Vikings dig deep, but can't finish off Rockets
CHAPEL HILL -- Having closed down the final 4 1/3 innings against the Cascade Champions, Viking starter Quinn Frost went to coach Robbie Davis, wanting the ball for the start in game two on Wednesday night. "Quinn came to me and said give me the ball and let me go as far as I can go," Davis said...
Cascade rebounds for consolation win
HUNTLAND -- The Cascade Lady Champions picked up a big rebound win in the consolation bracket of the District 9-A Softball tournament on Tuesday night. The Lady Champs notched a 15-5 win over arch-rival Community, ending the Viqueens' season while keeping their own alive...
Paschal pitches Vikes past Hornets in 9-A; Community's bats come alive in elimination round
CHAPEL HILL -- Taylor Paschal gave the Community Vikings just what they need from the mound with a masterful four hitter and his offense pounded out 11 hits to defeat Huntland 9-2 to keep their season alive on Tuesday night in the District 9-A tournament...
Rockets halt Champion rally
CHAPEL HILL -- Trailing the Forrest Rockets 3-1 in the top of the seventh, Blake Floyd settled in at the plate with runners on second and third and hoped to connect for his third hit of the night to potentially put Cascade in a position to rally for a key win in the District 9-A baseball tournament...
Page stops Vikes in OT
FRANKLIN -- The Community Vikings soccer squad saw its season come to a close on Tuesday night with a 2-0 loss to Page in the District 11 A/AA tournament. Community goal keeper Jesse Cooper kept the Vikings in contention with a whopping 17 saves, but the offense just couldn't find the back of the net...
Due to a technical error, the Cascade and Community high school softball game from Tuesday night will appear in the Thursday sports section of the Times-Gazette.
Champs stun Vikings; Gardner masters mound as Cascade holds off rally
CHAPEL HILL -- They say it's tough to beat a team three times in one season.Try three times in a week. After knocking off their cross-county rivals from Cascade twice last week, the Community Vikings thought they would get one more crack at the Champions in the opening round of the District 9-A tournament...
Lack of hits hurts Viqueens in loss
The Community Viqueens wanted to start the District 9-A tournament with a big opening statement over the Huntland Lady Hornets on Thursday night. But a lack of hits and a surplus of strikeouts stymied the Purple and Gold offense in the 5-3 loss. "When you strike out eight times like we did tonight, you can't expect to compete with anyone in this district. It's simple; We didn't take care of business at the plate," Viqueen coach Eric Hunt said...
Viking seniors lead win over Champs
Senior night is always a special night to honor the long hours and dedication of athletes, no matter the game, sport, or team. Four Community Vikings got a night they'll never forget on Tuesday night with a 5-4 win over cross-county rivals Cascade. "It means a lot to the young men who have gone here kindergarten through 12th grade. This is a healthy rivalry," said Viking coach Robbie Davis...
Vikes hand backyard rival defeat
Any time you pick up a win over your backyard rival, it's a good night. It just happened the Community Vikings picked up a 3-1 win over backyard rival Forrest on senior night on Tuesday. The Vikings banked a pair of goals in the first half, with the first coming on a drive by Dustin Dillon to notch the first score of the night...
Viqueens' plan works in victory over MTCS
Going into Tuesday's afternoon matinee against the MTCS Lady Cougars, the Community Viqueens had a specific game plan to stick to. They did just that and notched a 12-9 win in the regular season finale. The Viqueens got a bit leg up from starting pitcher Aliyah Segroves, who went the distance, but was very selective in her pitching to the Lady Cougs...
Vikes control Champs; Early-game hits, West do the trick
The Cascade Champions wanted to send their lone senior, Tyler Wilson, out with a win on Monday during senior night. And a win over cross-county rival Community would just be the icing on the cake. Unfortunately for the Champs, Cascade just couldn't overcome an early burst of offense and sharp pitching from the Vikings in the 3-1 loss...
Lady Champs roar past Viqueens in rematch
CHAPEL HILL -- It was nearly a complete reversal between the Community Viqueens and Cascade Lady Champions in their rematch on Monday night. On Friday night, Cascade squeaked by the Viqueens by driving in eight runs in the sixth inning before the game was called due to storms...
Cascade rallies late vs. Viqueens
The Community Viqueens had the Cascade Lady Champions on the ropes for the better part of 6 ½ innings during the Lady Champs' senior night on Friday night. With a 9-7 advantage, the Viqueens hit the field in the bottom of the sixth, hoping to close the door on the Cascade rally and spoil the senior night...
Viqueens take 2 more wins, sweep Santa Fe
The Community Viqueens have had a busy schedule of doubleheaders in the last few weeks. While it's been a steady string of success for the Purple and Gold, Thursday's games against Santa Fe marked a significant milestone for the Viqueens. The sweep over the Wildcats on Thursday night marked the team's 21st and 22nd wins, setting up a potential thrilling finish in the District 9-A race...
Vikes miss 4th place after tie with Tigers
The Community Vikings needed a win against Marshall County on Thursday evening to lock up a fourth place finish in district play. Following a quick, one-two punch early in the second half, it appeared the Vikings might get their win. "In district semifinals, if we get that far, we still have to beat a team that's beaten us already. Marshall County is a good team -- they're the ones that put us out of the tournament last year," said Viking coach Mark Neill...
Community picks up another sweep
Chalk up another Viqueen sweep. Community picked up a pair of wins over visiting Fayetteville City on Tuesday night by scores of 8-2 and an impressive 16-0 shutout nightcap win. GAME ONE Game one was a bit of a grind in the early goings. Fayetteville drove in a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but saw the game tied with a two-run Viqueen answer in the bottom of the frame...
West pitches Vikes to win in 9-A showdown
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings rode the strong right arm of junior Dylan West to a 2-0 victory in a well-played game over visiting District 9-A nemesis Forrest on Monday evening. West started the game strong by striking out five of the first six hitters he faced and pounded the zone all night long allowing just one hit, a fourth inning single, in his first shutout of the year...
Viqueens, Summit split pair
SPRING HILL -- The Community Viqueens hit the road on Saturday and were able to take one of two from Summit in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader against the Lady Spartans. Game one got started off much to the Viqueens' liking, but ended in a 5-4 defeat...
Viqueens overcome sloppy play
The Community Viqueens got off to a rocky start against backyard rival Eagleville on Thursday night. But after working through the struggles in the first two innings, Community settled in and shut out the Lady Eagles for the remaining five innings, which earned them a 9-6 victory...
Davis sharp on mound, at plate for Community
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Viqueens outscored visiting St. Andrews-Sewanee 31-0 in a clean sweep of Tuesday afternoon's doubleheader in Unionville. In game one, the Viqueens capitalized on eight SAS errors and raced out to a 10-0 lead after one inning of play...