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Undefeated Iowa City Regina used big plays and timely defensive stops to eliminate the Cascade Cougars, 41-19, in a first-round playoff game on a chilly Friday night in Iowa City. Cascade played its most complete game of the season, but Regina was the more consistent team.

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The Cascade Cougars hosted the River Valley Conference Tournament last week and plowed through most of the competition only falling in closely contested decisive sets against West Branch and Iowa City Regina.

Cascade finished the regular football season with a forfeit win over Postville, 1-0, Oct. 15. Postville canceled its season after its Sept. 24 loss to Beckman, 69-0, due to illness and injury. The Cougars earned the fourth playoff spot in Class 1A, District 4 and will play at Iowa City Regin…

Five entries all at perfect scores in the Cascade Pioneer's weekly football contest. Steve Weber, John Howard, Dave Sadler, Ethan Casey and Gertie Sieverding, all of Cascade, answered all eight games correctly.

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The Cascade volleyball team ended its regular season with a routine, straight-set win over the Tipton Tigers on Senior Night for Cougars Elizabeth Gibbs, McKenna Gehl, Ally Hoffman, Bella Turnis and Megan Smith (25-18, 25-21, 21-17). The game was followed by an emotional, non-routine, surpri…

MFL MarMac took one more step to its season-ending showdown with Beckman, Oct. 15, when the Bulldogs stopped the Cascade Cougars, 44-26, at Monona, Oct. 8.

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Colin Rea finished the regular season with the Milwaukee Brewers after they recalled him from their Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds, last week.

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The Cascade cross country team finished seventh in the Western Dubuque Invitational on Sept. 30. The Cougars were led by junior Adam Knepper’s ninth-place finish in 17:53.

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Cascade seniors went out in style in their last home game by making quick work of the Cougars from Sumner-Fredericksburg, 66-21. Due to a cancellation of the Oct. 15 home game against Postville, Cascade rolled senior night in with homecoming. The Cougars took the change in schedule in stride…

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The Cascade Cougars downed the Bellevue Comets in four sets in Cascade, Sept. 28 (25-13, 14-25, 25-16, 25-21). After breezing through the first set and looking like they were going to make easy work of the Comets, the Cougars fell apart in the second set and the Comets were ahead 9-1 in a fl…

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The Cascade Cougars cross country team made a strong showing at the Center Point-Urbana Stormin’ Pointer Invitational, Sept. 21. The varsity boys finished fourth and the varsity girls continued to post solid performances.

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The Cascade Cougars downed the Camanche Storm in straight sets Sept. 21 at home (25-15, 25-11, 25-20). The Cougars were in control the entire match with their own miscues providing the largest hurdle.

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From the first play of the game, the Beckman Blazers showed they had no intent Friday night’s clash with the Cougars to turn it into another segment of the Jack Menster highlight show. Menster was cracked hard and shoved out of bounds for a six-yard loss on the game’s first play foreshadowin…

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The Cascade Cougar volleyball team started the week with a straight-set loss on the road at Monticello (25-23, 25-20, 25-19) and a five-set reversal at Mid-Prairie (20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 15-6).

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The Cascade boys’ cross country team took seventh place as hosts of the Cascade Invitational 5k on Thursday at Fillmore Fairways Golf Course.

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Adam Knepper led the way for the Cascade varsity boys at the Monticello Invitational, Sept. 11, finishing 14th with a time of 17:57. He was followed by Max Nadeau 43rd (19:07), Davis Trumm 57th (19:35), Lane Cook 59th (19:39), Nathaniel Manternach 91st (21:53), Trenten Topping 92nd (22:01), …

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After an electrifying rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner before the game by local sixth-grader, Sarah Boyle, the Cascade Cougar volleyball team came out ready to hit bombs against the overmatched North Cedar Knights in a River Valley Conference game, Sept. 9, at Cascade High School, 25-20…

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Cascade fans who traveled to Anamosa to see a football game between their Cougars and Anamosa were instead treated to the Jack Menster Invitational. The Cougars might as well have handed their star running back a baton instead of a football. Menster returned from a week off due to injury and…

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Led by junior Adam Knepper the Cascade Cougars boys’ cross country team took ninth place among the 14 teams competing in the Bob Brown Cross Country Classic at Regina High School in Iowa City on Wednesday.

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The Cascade Cougar volleyball team opened conference play with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-9) victory over the Northeast Rebels, Sept. 2. The Cougars had to overcome deficits in the first two hard-fought sets before blowing out the Rebels in the third.

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The Cascade football team flashed its depth and experience on offense Sept. 3 as the Cougars dazzled Durant Wildcat defenders with one long run after another in a 32-16 victory at home.

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Bryce Simon’s single in the bottom of the 10th drove in Blake Simon, giving the Cascade Reds a 2-1 win over the Bernard Indians in the championship game of the Bernard Tournament, Sept. 5.

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The Bernard Indians used a three-run sixth inning and the relief pitching of Trace Hoffmann to defeat Pleasant Grove, 5-2, in the first round of the Bernard Tournament, Aug. 29.

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The Cascade Cougar cross country team took on competitors and Mother Nature in a season-opening meet highlighted by high heat and humidity. The varsity boys finished in sixth place among 11 teams. Coach Phil Kauder was just happy to see the three runners on the girls’ team finish their races…

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The Cascade Cougars opened the 2021 campaign by blasting through the MFL MarMac Bulldogs in straight sets, Aug. 24, taking them 25-7, 25-23, and 25-16.

Students from Almost Famous Dance and Gymnastics competed at Starz Nationals in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., June 16-20. The dancers are directed by Amanda Hackney and Melissa Ehrisman.

Cascade’s 2021 girls’ cross country team: from left, assistant coach Kyle Kauder, Grace Bower, Lilly Topping, Anna Conlin and coach Phil Kauder.

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A strong offensive attack will be the calling card for the Cascade Cougar football team in 2021. The Cougars return seven starters on offense including all-state running back, Jack Menster, who gained 1,673 yards and 23 touchdowns in a sensational sophomore season.

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The Cascade Cougar boys’ and girls’ cross country season will begin with quite a few newcomers and one newcomer who has actually been around for a while.

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The Cascade baseball team finished the 2021 season with a 19-10 record and advanced to the district final before bowing out with an 8-3 loss to Beckman. The 19-10 record and a strong showing in the postseason was a tremendous turnaround from a 5-6 record in the COVID-shortened 2020 season.

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Following an outstanding 2021 baseball season, Cascade senior Eli Green has been named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State team.

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Cascade sophomore Devin Simon has been named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State team for the 2021 season. A three-year starter, Simon was named to the Class 2A third team after leading the Cougars to a 10-7 River Valley Conference mark and a 19-16 overall record.

With a total team effort the members of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics’ competition tumbling team brought home several overall team awards from the USTA National Championships in Rochester, Minn., June 14-19.

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With a 3-1 win over Cabot, Ark., Aug. 7, the Dubuque County Legion team punched its ticket to the eight-team Legion World Series this weekend in Shelby, N.C.

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Winners of the 2021 Queen’s Pageant at the Dyersville Tournament are: seated from left, 2020 Queen Gabrielle Gadient, Miss Placid Carrie Krapfl (third runner-up), 2021 Queen Miss Epworth Meredith Hoerner, Miss Bellevue Macy Heim (first runner-up), Miss Cascade Sydney Weber (second runner-up)…