Cascade Outlast Philoamth 50-49

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Backs against the wall, feet to the fire in a packed house, Cascade finds a way in getting it done against Philomath. Some would say this is a rivalry and it lived up to the billing as the Warriors came back from near-death down 36-20 at halftime to make it…

Cascade Girls Basketball Defeats Philomath For First Time Since 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER. Ore.– It took until the second half of their game Thursday evening, but Cascade found that one niche and took full advantage of it in their 34-23 win over the Warriors.  Their first win over Philomath since their 68-38 win over the Warriors on February 16, 2018 behind their speed…

Cascade Snaps Three-Game Skid, Opens League With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Roszylynn Schmunk has been slowly coming back online since spraining her wrist in a freak accident during PE one day about two weeks ago.  And despite still having tape around the joint to keep it stabile, the freshman had made her presence known Friday evening in Cascade’s Oregon West…

Cascade Storms By Crook County In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Crook County brought it Tuesday night and gave Cascade that adversity that they needed going into their non-league finale against Gladstone on Friday night on the road.  The Cowboys had led 13-6 early and had rally back from 33-24 down to take a 39-36 lead late into the third…

Capitol City Classic Girls And Boys Basketball All-Tournament Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton’s Kyleigh Brown and West Linn’s Jackson Shelstad both were named Most Outstanding Players for the Capitol City Classic Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments from this past week. Here’s the Complete List: Girls Basketball First Team Kyleigh Brown- Silverton Mollie Miller- Oregon City Brynn Smith- Willamette Lizzy Bennett- West Salem Riley…

Cascade Holds Off Texas’ John Paul II To Close Out CCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cascade were on an absolute mission Wednesday afternoon to close out the Capitol City Classic against John Paul II of Texas. They jumped out on the 6A Texas State Private School Champions 20-9 after the first quarter, being 16 points from Spencer Horne and led by as much as…

Cascade Holds Off Central’s Second Half Rally In CCC Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Central didn’t make life easy for Cascade in their second meeting of the season to open the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University Saturday. Down 40-18 to start the second half, the Panthers started hot.  The little things, the shots, the rebounds, their defense, the list goes on, started…

Cascade Falls On Road To South Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The press of South Albany Thursday night presented another opportunity for the young Cascade Girls Basketball team here early in the season. It was the second time that the Cougars were faced with the tough challenge of breaking the press defense, having to do so against Central on December…

The First Hundo-Wins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.-  “It just means you’ve been around for a while,” smiles Cascade Head Coach Justin Amaya. “I was thinking about that, but what it really comes down to is being fortunate enough to be around talent and kids who understand the game of basketball. Having some really good assistant coaches.” For…

Defending Champs Cougars Open Season With 70-50 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Landon Knox had himself a game in his first game at the 4A-level, scoring 20 points and had flown around the court, fighting for rebounds and steals to help the Cougars with a relatively strong win to open the 2022-23 season.  Making the transition from 1A basketball from…

Chemeketa Falls In Heartbreaker To Wenatchee Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Friday evening’s game with Wenatchee Valley showed the potential that this young and scrappy Chemeketa Men’s Basketball team is capable of as they kick off their three-day home endeavour at The Storm Center.  Falling to a Knights team, coming off a 2022 NWAC Semi-Final appearance, 62-61 on this evening after…

Randall Takes Over Cougars GBB Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Nick Randall has been around the game of basketball what seems like forever.  Coaching at his Alma Mater at North Medford and Phoenix before making the move up to the Salem-area. Bumping into Cascade legendary coach Mark Steven’s four years ago, Randall joined the Cougar Girls Basketball program.  Learning…