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Cascade senior forward Emily Gaines works for position against a Kings defender. The Kodiaks beat Kings 5-2, avenging a lost to Knights. (Photo submitted by Geoff Richardson)
  The Cascade girls’ soccer team started the 2017 season beating a couple teams which beat them last year, Kings and Ephrata. Like the other Cascade teams, the soccer squad was forced to practice indoors due to the smoke.  On Sept. 2, the Kodiaks hosted the always tough Kings team, a private...
  The Cascade Kodiaks are off to 1-1 start on the season after picking up a win in the home opener against Stanfield last Friday in Peshastin. Cascade opened the scoring in the first quarter as Teague Duncan ran 16 yards for the score.  Cascade increased their lead to 14-0 as Jose Valdez scored...

Back row, from left, Luke Hafermann, Gabe Wulfman, Simon Cummings, Skye Campbell, Treat Schubert, Harrison Arnold, Elise Brulotte, Brian James, Clare Nelle, Caleb Payne, Duncan Allen. Middle row, David Bryant, Avery Jacobson, Will Cassayre, Landon Davies, Zoe McDevitt, Gerardo Oyos, Anlyn Flake. Front row, Rylee Jacobson, Bella Gilreath, Colby West, Carmen Herrera, Magali Olguin Ramos, Ashley Stine, Jacky Olguin Ramos, Hannah Durst.
  Gone is record setting runner Erin Mullins, multiple time state champ. She’s now running for Boise State. She was part of a league championship team from last season. But only one girl returns from that group.  “Sarah Paulson is the only returner from our top seven. I guess you could say it is a...

Back row, from left, Alondra Acevedo, Julia Armstrong, Leora Aurilio, Katie Boyd, Rory Swaboda, Molly Wiser, Devan Archer, Isabelle Rodriguez, Azana Healy-Pieretti, Celeste Villalobos. Middle row, Tori Driscoll, Josie Brenan, Savana Stefanko, Sarah Butruille, Kascia Muscutt, Kolby Hunt, Stella Johnson, Alondra Barragon, Grace Rodriguez, Alexa Rodgers. Front row, Jessica Avila, Addie Astell, Maddie Vandel, Lauren Richardson, Emily Gaines, Ashley Parton, Rosa Varona.
    It has been a fantastic run for the Cascade Kodiak girls’ soccer team. They have made the state semifinals the past two years, but have fallen short of winning a state title. Last season, they were unbeaten heading into the final four, but lost two games.  Cascade Head Coach Glen Stefanko is...

Back row, from left, Natalie Akers, Ashley Ross, Megan Evans, Makena Ala’ilima-Daley, Analia Vasquez, Savannah Akers, Kayla Bittle, Kaitlyn Craig, Dorothy Espinosa. Front row, Abby Brown, Maddie Schiefelbein, Baelee Pearson, Natalie Robles, Shayla Murphy.
  In her 16 years at the helm, Cascade Head Volleyball Coach Marni McMahon has fielded some strong teams, including a state champion in 2014. They have placed multiple times at state. The Kodiak program is one of the top in the state 1A ranks, public or private.   The 2017 team might be the best...

Four row, from left, Spencer Drolc, Jonathan Cromwell, Gavin Hall, Carter Ross, David Nelson, Hunter Reinhart, Bryce James. Third row, Avie Stitt, James Dickenson, Conrad Hasse, Jonathan Herrera, Brian Ross, Harrison Krous, Cole Warnaca, Isaac Cortes, Wyatt Lambert, Dillon Samuel, Lane McKenny, Cameron Ostrem, Luke Williams. Second row, Isaiah Dayton, Isai Claros, TJ Thompson, Nate MacMahon, Roswell Russ, Arthur Drake, Quinn Ashcraft, Hebrew Engram, Jet Bailey, Andrew Magnaghi, Austin Curry, Bret Fraker, Julian Alvarez. Front row, Gavin Dwyer, Hunter Zackery, Ben Sunitsch, Cody Enloe, Eric Rosario, Teague Duncan, Daniel Claros, Jose Valdez, Jose Mendoza, Kurt Fraker, Payton Mulanax, Jace Seely, Eli Barber.
  The future is bright for the Cascade Kodiak football team. Last year, the Kodiaks tied with Cashmere and Okanogan for the regular season Caribou Trail League title. Unfortunately, Cascade was the odd team out in the three-game playoff.  Cascade Head Coach Dom Coffin said they are returning a lot...
  Our great community in the Upper Valley have been so supportive of the Lady Kodiak soccer team that we decided to make a tradition of giving back to the people of the Upper Valley. We are combining our necessary annual fundraiser efforts with a gift to our community.   Each raffle ticket...
  It was a great day for the Kodiaks at the State 1A/2B/1B Track and Field meet in Cheney last weekend. Most of the athletes placed well and ended up on the podiums. Senior Erin Mullins closed out her outstanding Cascade career, winning both the 1600 and 3200. Over her four years, Mullins has won...

Cascade’s Maddie Hontou visits with defending state champion Kaysa Panke of Davenport on the first tee at the state tournament. (Photo submitted by Randy Alexander)
  Two Cascade golfers made the cut at the State 1A Golf Tournament last week in the Tri-Cities, juniors Tim Wells and Maddie Hontou. Wells shot 85 and 90 to finish 37th. Hontou shot 96 and 94 to finish 24th.  Cascade Head Coach Randy Alexander was hoping to qualify at least two of his three boys...

Cascade freshman Arturo Avila scored both goals for the Kodiaks at the State Finals. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  The Kodiaks came into the state semifinals unbeaten, but as it turned out, they lost their final two games of the season. In the semifinal, the team played Wahluke, a former state champion, but a team which had not been back to the state semifinals for six years.  Cascade had some confidence...

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