Christman, Michel, Nixon Bring Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JUNCTION CITY, Ore.–  Cascade Freshman Mauro Michel was the first Cougar wrestler up for the Championship Round at the 106-pound class at Junction City High School Saturday afternoon. Going up against an upperclassman, a Junior, in Junction city’s Cameron Truesdell the pressure was on the freshman to show what he had…

Stayton Holds Off Cascade 39-31

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– If anything, the young Cascade Cougars Girls Basketball team took another step towards the right direction against a Top-10 team in Stayton Friday night in the Stayton Eagles 39-31 win. Episode one of the rivalry started at Cascade, but it was the face-to-face pressure defense the Eagles had that…

2nd Edition Of Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This week I decided to put the Bold Prediction Sleeper Picks towards the top (I have two this week).  Last week I went 5-6 of my 12 games, one of the 12 didn’t play out. Bold prediction: Blanchet over Salem Academy Girls 56-45. This game was the only game that really…

Newport Holds Off Cascade Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Cascade came out strongly after how the first half ended with a 6-0 run to turn a 18-11 into a 18-17 deficit two minutes into the third quarter against the defensive Newport team. Camryn Boyles helped with the charge with two assist and a steal the helped spark the…

Press And The Three-Ball: Cascade Boys 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.- Redmond showed during the opening half that they weren’t afraid to use their shooters as they took their healthy hacks from three and from mid-range, so Cascade decided to counter that with a press defense that got in the faces of the Panthers. The result handed the Cougars a…

New Faces On Young Cascade Boys Basketball Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  With two returners coming back from last season’s 2017-2018 Cascade Boys Basketball team in Carson Molan and Brandon Starnes, the Cougars know that they’ll have their hands full entering this season in retooling their young squad after graduating eight Seniors and seeing Treyden Harris transfer to South Salem before…

Reloading The Ranks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Once in every few years you’ll graduate an impact player or two, but you have more players in the wings waiting to take over. For Cascade however, they’ve had not just a heavy senior presence last season with eight to guide them to a second-place finish in 4A in…

OWC Football Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.—With the first-round of the 4A playoffs starting with Sweet Home and Cascade going on the road Friday with the Huskies having the Defensive Player of the Year in Nate Virtue and the Coach of the Year in Dustin Nichol while the Cougars having the Lineman…

Cascade JV Finishes Year 7-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– The Cascade Junior Varsity team came into Monday’s game with Philomath with a perfect 7-0 record as they looked to finish the regular season 8-0. With most of their team freshman, the Cougars found themselves in a dogfight with the Warriors with the game tied at 18 entering the…

Cascade’s Defense Slows Down Newport’s Offense in 24-7 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.— It seemed eons ago that Cascade Football started the season 0-3, but could have made an argument when they were 1-4 that they could have been closer to 2-3 or better. But after two strong showings, the Cougars find themselves in the hunt for a postseason berth after taking…

Cascade Gets Second Win Of The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  In a span of a week, Cascade picked up their first two wins of the season that started with a sweep of Newport at home last Thursday. Tuesday was a tough game against the second-ranked team in the 4A Class with Sweet Home, but that game served as an…

Cascade Run Game Not Enough Versus Cottage Grove

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–  With Elijah Nolan nursing some stiffness in one of his shoulders, Cascade had to rely heavily on their running game to help them through their season-opening game versus Cottage Grove. The Lions jumped out to a 8-0 lead barely a minute-plus into the season at the 10:51 mark…