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Taryn Hoffman’s game-tying three-pointer bounced off the rim giving Beckman a thrilling 50-47 upset win over the Cascade girls’ basketball team in their Class 2A Region 1 quarterfinal game played in Cascade, Feb. 16.

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Eli Green scored 14 points and Jackson McAleer nine, but it wasn’t enough for the Cascade boys’ basketball team as the Cougars lost to Anamosa, 47-36, in district play at Anamosa, Feb. 15.

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On Feb 13 Trever Freiburger and Aidan Noonan both punched their tickets to the 2021 Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament at the 1A, District 3 Tournament in Denver. Noonon finished in first place and Freiburger second. Carson Staner came up just shy taking third.

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Playing possession by possession basketball may finally be catching on in Cascade, but the question is did it happen too late. The Cougars’ boys basketball team lost their final two regular-season games by single digits.

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For most basketball teams, scheduling to play the reigning state champions for their final game of the regular season isn’t something they would like to do. Well, most teams aren’t the Cascade girls. The Cougars know, win or lose, playing a team of this caliber is only going to make them bet…

Melanie Lutgen, a dancer and gymnast with the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Clarke University dance team when she becomes a student there in the fall of 2021.

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Three Cascade wrestlers punched their ticket to districts by finishing first or second at the Class 1A Sectional Tournament at home, Feb. 6. Trevor Freiburger, Aidan Noonan and Carson Staner will move on for the Cougars.

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Eli Green, Jackson McAleer and Gavin Manternach all scored in double figures as the Cascade boys' basketball team held on to defeat Iowa City Regina, 48-45, Feb. 6, after the Cougars fell to Anamosa, 63-47, Feb. 1, and Monticello, 73-30, Feb. 5. All three games were on the road.

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Alyssa Lux poured in a season-high 26 points to help the Cascade girls’ basketball team hold off Wilton, 49-38, in Cascade, Feb. 1. The Cougars were upset 40-37 in overtime by Monticello in Monticello, Feb. 5.

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Faith Bower, Allie Hoffman and Maggie McDermott combined for 16 of the 20 second-quarter points scored by the Cascade girls' basketball team to help the Cougars' cruise to a 59-16 win over North Cedar on Senior Night in Cascade, Jan. 29.

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The big three of the Cascade girls’ basketball team all scored in double figures to help the Cougars win two home games. They pulled away from Camanche in the second half to earn a tough 52-33 win in Cascade, Jan. 19, and withstood a fourth-quarter charge by Tipton to beat the Tigers, 51-42,…

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The Cascade boys’ basketball team knows it isn’t having the type of year the Cougar Nation have gotten accustomed to, but they also know that they still have time to turn this season around with a good push at playoff time.

Almost Famous Dance and Gymnastics wasn’t to have an in-person Winter Showcase like in past years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so directors Amanda Hackney and Melissa Ehrisman came up with Plan B — a virtual showcase. “Gnome for the Holidays Winter Showcase” was held in studio, Dec. 20, dan…

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The play of the Cascade girls’ basketball team continues to improve. The Cougars have already mentally flipped the switch to post-season mode while blowing away Northeast, 73-28, in Cascade, Jan. 12, and held off Anamosa, 48-29, in Cascade, Jan. 15.

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Jan. 14 at the Anamosa quad was a record-breaking night for the Cascade wrestling program as Aidan Noonan surpassed his brother Nolan in all-time wins in Cougar history with 161. The Cougars started the night with a criteria tie breaker loss 43-42 to Mid-Prairie. They then beat North Cedar, …

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The Cascade boys’ basketball team scored just 85 points in its three games last week and lost all three to drop to 4-9 for the season and 3-8 in the River Valley Conference North Division.

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Colin Rea admits he doesn’t know the Japanese word for strike. But it’s a sure bet he’s going to learn it. 

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The Cascade girls’ basketball team is off and running out of the holiday break as the Cougars earned three wins to improve to 9-4 for the season and now find themselves in second place in the River Valley Conference North Division at 8-3, two games behind Bellevue.

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The Cascade boys’ basketball team fell to Monticello, 64-29, in its 2021 opener at home, Jan. 8, but the Cougars bounced back to handle Durant, 40-25, on the road, Jan. 9.

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Defense makes up a large part of the DNA for the members of any Cascade basketball team and when that team is playing defense well it stands a pretty good chance of beating the team they are playing.

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It’s not the loss that matters, it’s the way you respond to the loss that the Cascade girls’ basketball team is focusing on after the Cougars were dealt a difficult 47-21 loss by West Liberty in Cascade, Dec. 22.

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The Cascade girls’ basketball team is back to playing good, hard-nosed Cougars ball as they racked up three solid wins, crushing North Cedar, 66-29, at North Cedar, Dec. 15, beating Mid-Prairie 45-35 in Wellman Dec. 18 and holding off Beckman, 47-35, in Dyersville, Dec. 19.

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On Dec. 15 Aidan Noonan recorded his 100th consecutive win dating back to his sophomore season. Noonan, a two-time defending state champion, is undefeated this season at 13-0 and looking to capture his third straight state title in February.

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The Cascade boys’ basketball team continued to slide in the wrong direction as the Cougars’ saw their losing streak reach four games after falling to North Cedar, 59-53, at North Cedar, Dec. 15 and then they were blitzed by Beckman, 55-19, in Dyersville, Dec. 19.

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Playing close games is becoming the norm for the Cascade girls’ basketball team. The Cougars played two tight games, falling to Bellevue, 45-43, at Cascade, Dec. 8, and then a 54-51 overtime win over top-ranked West Branch in Cascade, Dec. 11.

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It was a tough week for the Cascade boys’ basketball team as the Cougars suffered two losses, falling to Bellevue 34-31 there, Dec. 8, and then getting crushed by West Branch, 44-2, at Cascade, Dec. 11.

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Honoring tradition, the Cascade boys basketball team leaned on their defense to get the season off to a 2-1 start as they earned wins over Bellevue Marquette Catholic (46-39) and Bellevue (43-28) before ending the opening week with a loss to Camanche (41-24).

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Ally Hoffman poured in 21 points and Alyssa Lux 18 to lead the Cascade girls' basketball team to a much needed 66-33 bounce back victory at Camanche, Dec. 4.

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Opening the season Dec. 3 at Iowa City Regina with such a young inexperienced wrestling team, Cascade coach Travis Andrews knew there would be some lumps in the road. The Cougars went 1-1, beating Bellevue, 63-18, in the first dual, but lost to Iowa City Regina, 36-3.

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A lot of things are changing on the court for the basketball tradition-strong Cascade Cougars. Not only are up and coming players on the boys’ basketball team trying to find their place in the program, but their new head coach is looking to find a comfortable seat for his new chair on the sideline.

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The Cascade girls’ basketball team is well known for being a successful program. The Cougars have made the state tournament seven of the past eight years and won the school’s first state title in 2017-18.

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A pair of Cascade football players were recently singled out by the Iowa Print Sports Writer’s Association with inclusion on its annual all-state football team. Jack Menster and Ted Weber both earned second-team honors.