Cascade Football’s ‘Building’ Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade only has one Senior on their Varsity Football roster. Yes one.  On their football roster as a 4A school. But as strangely unique as it is, David Kanoff is ready for the challenge and knows the Junior Class behind him in a give-and-take type of relationship. “It’s definitely…

Leon Takes Interim Head Coaching Job At Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s a unique situation that Cascade JV Head Coach Robert Leon has found himself in a week before their first game against Sweet Home.  Taking the Varsity reins on a one-year basis as Cougar Head Coach Renee Cantrell tends to personal issues during Cascade’s six-week season. Cantrell will return…

Scrappy Kanoff Commits To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Sometimes it’s not the size of the dog, but the fight that’s in it. Cascade’s David Kanoff isn’t built like Elijah Nolan in the defensive backfield, or may not have the strength of an Ethan Coffey carrying the rock.  But he’s certainly as scrappy as scrappy can get out…

The Emotional Relay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Track is an emotional sport.  It’s where all the blood, sweat, tears you put in really does pay off.  Where the hard work and sacrifice when you punch in during practice pays off come payday on meet day. It was the District Meet Cascade’s Ashley Fraser’s freshman year in…

Living In The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Some call running their form of therapy.  Their form of meditation.  A moment of clarity washes over those people and it’s refreshing. For Cascade Sprinter Ashton Williams, it’s no different.  But when it comes to lining up for a 100-meter, 200-meter dash, that feeling amplifies. “Before the start of…

Embracing The Challenges

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy’s Bailey Pedersen was tested once more following breaking her elbow in the May of 2019 thirty minutes into the second day of summer basketball while still at Cascade High School. “We were going up and down running plays and I was running cross court to fill in…

Bertsch’s Team-First, Defensive Approach To The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Last year while in the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan, Alaska, Cascade’s Jake Bertsch and Jacob Winstead were involved with a sideline picture memorable with the Cougar basketball team. It started with a montage of the bench celebrations on social media. “Me and Jacob Winstead were trying to…

Capitol City Classic Canceled For 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Silverton, Central, West Salem and Cascade were all were expected to partake in the 2020 Capitol City Classic this season, with the 4A Cougars making their debut in the annual tournament at Willamette University in Salem. This year’s tournament, which featured teams from Texas, California and Washington as well…

Cascade’s Gates PR’s In Alabama

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– It’s been since August 27 since Cascade’s Emma Gates last competed in any kind of event.  Running or Jumping.  That was when she PR’d in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in Springfield in the All-Comers Meets. As for jumping, it’s been since her freshman year when she won the…

OSAA Halting Indoor Training Through Freeze

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The OSAA has recieved a six-week guidance from the OHA and the Governor to halt all indoor activity through the two-week freeze. Here are some key takeaways from the six-page Document: Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition. Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is…

Improving His Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s been a slow progression for Cascade’s Kellen Sande entering his Junior Year. Freshman year, he was the Cougars sixth-man as a freshman before becoming a starter his sophomore season.  But with his sophomore season, it was a less-than-ideal performance with the feeling of underperforming on a Cascade team…

Wearing The Uniform One More Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In the world we’re living in nowadays, what happens tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.  It’s a friendly reminder to live for the moment today. Over the course the past few weeks both Cascade and Stayton have trained in part of the OSAA Season 1 guidelines, the Stayton boys and girls have…