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The Cascade baseball team is a little over halfway through the short, 11-game 2020 season and is currently sitting in second place in the River Valley Conference with a 3-3 record, trailing 4-1 Camanche.

While the Cascade baseball team has so far been able to hold leads for the majority of the game, the Cougars have struggled to keep those leads when they matter the most — the last half-inning.

The young Cascade softball team let its youthful exuberance run wild in its season opener, June 15, versus Bellevue, jumping to a five-run first inning and never letting up in a 10-0 five-inning win over the visiting Comets.

Placid, formerly Pleasant Grove, baseball celebrated its third annual Day of Honor, June 21. Former and current players, coaches and fans gathered in the small town to enjoy a day-long event with some baseball games and the Wall of Honor induction ceremony.

During the first week of nearly any previous baseball season, Cascade veteran varsity coach Roamn Hummel almost always said the same thing — we’re working on transitioning the boys out of school-mode and into baseball-mode.

Not only can she “talk the talk” when it comes to knowing softball, but first-year Cascade High School softball coach Sonya McCormick also “walks the walk” with some impressive offensive numbers of her own.

Phil Kauder, a 1979 graduate of Cascade High School, has been running for over 40 years and is also a collegiate Hall of Famer.

Colin Rea put up the best numbers of his 10-year professional baseball career last season and won the Triple-A Pacific Coast League’s pitcher of the year award.

When the state of Iowa became the first in the nation to announce the resumption of high school summer sports, the news may have been met with excitement from student-athletes and parents. Not only does it provide high school seniors a last chance to participate in athletic activities, but f…

The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA) recently announced some changes for the upcoming wrestling season.

Cascade graduate Trace Hoffman moved on from high school success to collegiate success playing baseball at the University of Iowa.


The Iowa Sports Foundation has postponed the main weekend of the 2020 Iowa Senior Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15 sports of the main weekend were scheduled for June 3-7 in West Des Moines. Replacement dates are to be determined.

Competition dancers from Almost Famous Dance & Gymnastics fared well at the Precision Arts Challenge, Feb. 14-16, in Davenport.

Several students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics have been nominated for awards through the National USTA Power Tumbling organization and by the Iowa USTA organization for the 2020 competition season.

Debbie Moser, co-owner/instructor of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, was nominated for the honor of the Iowa United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association (USTA) Coach of the Year 2020.

Not a lot was expected of this season’s Cascade boys’ basketball squad. The Cougars had just two starters coming back from last year’s team, seniors Carter Green and Michael Trumm, who combined, averaged only 11.6 points a game. While they knew how to patrol the outside of the Cougars’ famed…


Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs, including the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicole McDermott and Skylar Dolphin both decided to go all in to make their senior season on the Cascade girls’ basketball team as special as possible.

Cascade bowlers were handed some tough circumstances for their 2019-20 season. A fire late last summer at Cascade Lanes took away their home bowling alley. Throughout the year, they traveled for practice to KC Lanes in Dyersville and hosted all of their meets either in Monticello at Legacy L…

Cascade’s wrestling team battled day in and out during the 2019-20 season and were able to see one of its members dominate the entire year and bring home a state title.


For the first time all season, the Cascade girls’ basketball team was unable to answer a challenge and paid the price. Their dream of returning home with a second state championship was ended by the Osage Green Devils, 46-32, in their Class 2A State Semifinal playoff game at Wells Fargo Aren…

Cascade’s boys’ track and field team opened its season March 6 at the Hempstead Indoor at the University of Dubuque. The Cougars entered eight events in the meet that featured several Class 4A schools.

The Cascade girls’ basketball team knows that state tournament basketball is not about how it looks on the court, but how it looks on the scoreboard when the clock strikes zero. The Cougars did enough at both places to pull out a tough 41-28 win over Denver in their Class 2A quarterfinal bat…

After an undefeated River Valley Conference season, Cascade coach Mike Sconsa was named the RVC’s North Division Co-Coach of the Year, along with Monticello’s Donnie Kremer.

Students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics excelled at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Webster City, Feb. 23. There were 20 teams entered with around 300 athletes competing throughout the day.

Four Cascade boys’ basketball players were recently honored by the coaches of the River Valley Conference. Alex Aitchison earned a spot on the elite team. Mike Trumm and Carter Green were honored on the North team, while Caden Reinke was honorable mention. The complete list follows.

Abby Welter poured in 19 points to help lead the Cascade girls’ basketball team to a hard-fought 47-36 victory over Iowa City Regina in its Class 2A Regional Final played in Marion, Feb. 26.

During the past month, the Cascade boys’ basketball team has been playing its best basketball of the year preparing them to make a deep post-season run. That run came to an end when the Cougars were knocked off by Monticello, 52-33, in the Class 2A, District 8 final played in Solon, Feb. 25.

Aidan Noonan made history for Cascade High School, Feb. 22, in Des Moines at the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament.

From before day one of practice, this season’s version of the Cascade boys basketball team has been about family. Sure, they may spend a lot of time together on and off the court to form those ‘family’ bonds, but a few of the members are actually related and many others ave had relatives pla…

Business returned to normal for the Cascade girls’ basketball team as it cruised past Beckman, 71-46, in the Class 2A Region 5 semifinal game played in Cascade, Feb. 21.

Nicole McDermott scored 19 points and Alyssa Lux poured in 13 to help the Cascade girls’ basketball team roll over Clayton Ridge, 63-14, in Class 2A, Region 5 second-round regional action in Cascade, Feb. 18.

If the Cascade boys’ basketball team knows one thing, it’s how important playing good, solid defense on every possession can be to winning a basketball game. The Cougars demonstrated their commitment to following their coach’s plan and ability to play tournament tough defense when they whipp…

Cascade bowlers competed at their Class 1A State-Qualifying Meet Feb. 18 at Cherry Lanes in Dubuque. A season that had seen some highs and lows came to an end for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

The Almost Famous Dance Studio excelled at Tribute Dance, Jan. 24-26, at the Adler Theater in Davenport. Studios from Iowa and Illinois attended the competition.