High School Sports


Cascade sophomore forward Hans Schlyer drives the lane against Liberty Bell looking to make a pass.
The Cascade Kodiak boys' basketball team played a pair of games last week as part of their Cascade Hoops Classic. On Dec. 27, they matched up against 2B Liberty Bell. Cascade jumped all over the visiting Lions from the get go. Cascade led 12-6 in the first quarter, then outscored Liberty Bell 15-5...

Cascade freshman forward Cole Warnaca elevates for a jump shot against Okanogan at CHS last week (.Photo by Ian Dunn)
The Cascade Kodiak boys’ basketball team dropped their seventh straight game on Dec. 19. The Kodiaks lost to the visiting Okanogan Bulldogs 74-49. Cascade was right with the Bulldogs in the first quarter, trailing 18-15. But they were outscored 21-8 in the second quarter. Cascade made two threes,...

Cascade junior guard Kaija Lovelady in action last week against Okanogan. Lovelady is the top scorer for the Kodiaks this season. (Ian Dunn photo)
  The Cascade Kodiak girls’ basketball team started the game off well, tying the visiting Okanogan Bulldogs 10-10 in first quarter, at CHS on Dec. 19. But the second quarter was a problem, especially with the Bulldogs prowess on the offensive boards. They outscored Cascade 21-4 in the second...

Cascade sophomore forward Isaac Cortes goes up for two against Manson. Cortes had a solid game with 16 points and 12 rebounds. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  The Cascade Kodiak boys’ basketball team dropped games to Cashmere and Manson last week. The Kodiaks played at Cashmere on Dec. 12, losing 77-42. The Bulldogs were hot. Cashmere led 22-13 at half, then 46-26 at the half. In the second half, they outscored Cascade 31-16.  “They shot a blistering...

Cascade sophomore guard Kascia Muscutt shows a lot of energy, which helped the Kodiaks beat Manson last week. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  The Cascade girls’ basketball team took it on the chin in their game against high powered Cashmere on Dec. 12, losing 84-9. Playing just two days later at home, the girls were able regroup and beat Manson, 35-26.  Cascade Head Coach Dane Lewman said it just difficult playing an awesome team like...

Cascade senior guard Dillon Samuel goes to the basket against Ephrata. ((Ian Dunn photo)
  The Cascade Kodiak boys’ basketball team opened Caribou Trail League play last week. They played at Chelan on Dec. 5, losing hard fought game, 50-46.  Cascade led 12-7 in the first quarter and 20-18 at the half. Chelan pushed ahead in the third quarter, leading 36-30. In the fourth quarter, the...

Cascade junior guard Alondra Acevedo goes for two against Ephrata. (Ian Dunn photo)
  The Cascade girls’ basketball team may not be piling up the wins just yet, but they are showing improvement, according the Head Coach Dane Lewman. The Kodiaks played at Chelan on Dec. 5, losing 48-27.  Lewman felt like his team matched up well.  “I think we came out super slow and it hurt us....

Cascade 145 pounder junior D’Andre Vasquez in action against Royal. (Ian Dunn photo)
  It was a busy week for the Cascade wrestling team with a double dual match with Royal and Tonasket on Dec. 5 and a tournament at Granger last Saturday. Cascade matched up against Royal in the first match on Dec. 5 at CHS.  The Kodiaks picked up wins from Jace Sealy at 132 pounnds, D’Andre Vasquez...

From left, Magali Olguin, Colby West, Kascia Muscutt, Kaija Lovelady, Bekah Francis, Kayla Bittle, Dorothy Espinosa, Alondra Acevedo, Alexa Rodgers. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
    After finishing the season 0-20 last year, there is obviously no where to go up but up for the Cascade girls’ basketball team. Dane Lewman was saddled with a tough job last season. The overwhelming success of soccer and volleyball did not spill over onto the basketball court.  None of the...

From left, Jose Valzdez, Raul Mata, Dillon Samuel, Isaac Cortes, Hans Schyler, Cole Warnaca, Jose Mendoza, Kurt Fraker. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  Cascade Head Coach Paul Fraker enters his second year since returning to coaching. The Kodiaks struggled in his return, finishing 1-11 in league and 3-16 overall. From that team returns three players this season.  “We have a young group. We’re only bringing three guys returning to the varsity...

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