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Kodiaks beat Eagles 33-21 in first round of State Tournament

Photo by Ian Dunn
Cascade senior tailback Dennis Merritt cuts upfield in action against Connell. Merritt had 163 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game.
On a very cold night in Peshastin, the Cascade Kodiaks put together maybe their best overall performance of the season in defeating longtime nemesis Connell 33-21.

In fact, it was so chilly, most of the home fans stayed away. Connell fans actually outnumbered the home fans, it seemed.

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Cascade's championship bid falls short; team finishes fifth
It was another brilliant season for the Cascade Kodiak Volleyball team. After winning league and district titles, the Kodiaks headed back to the State Tournament in Yakima last weekend with hopes of defending their state title.

But as luck would have it, Lynden Christian, the eventual champion, ended up as the second round opponent for the Kodiaks. The Links beat the Kodiaks in straight sets 25-18, 25-23, 25-14.

Interestingly, Cascade (19-3) only lost three matches this season, and by straight sets twice, both times to Lynden Christian. Their only other loss was to 2A Selah in five sets. The Vikings finished third in 2A.

Cascade Head Coach Marni McMahon said it was just bad luck getting on the same side of the draw as Lynden Christian.

"Had we made the top bracket, we would have been separated. But sometimes that's the way the cards fall," McMahon said. "We did as well as we could in the situation presented to us. I would like to see LC in the other half of the bracket. Facing them in the quarters, best you can get is fifth."

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Kodiaks upended by LaSalle in opening round of State Tournament
The stellar season of the Cascade Kodiaks girls soccer team came to end last week. The Kodiaks lost 2-1 in double overtime to LaSalle in the first round of the State Tournament at Cascade High School.

"They are a solid team. They've been in the championship a few times. It's one of those deals where it's a little new for the girls. The idea of being there is still kind of a mystery. I could see it in the first 10-15 minutes," said Glen Stefanko, Cascade head coach. "They really started putting their game together, putting pressure on them. It took something special for LaSalle to put the ball in the net. They are a solid team. They have fast players. They are an experienced club as far as being in the State Tournament."

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Boys' cross country finishes sixth in state

Photos courtesy Don Youkey
The Cascade Boys' Cross Country team finished sixth at the State 1A cross country meet in Pasco last Saturday. Defending Girls' State Champ Erin Mullins had an "off race" according to Coach Dayle Massey and finished second, by only two seconds. Top, Cascade's Blakely Browne and Joseph Winters racing. Bottom, Daniel Olmstead was the top finisher for the Kodiak boys, 14th.

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Kodiaks defeat Goats in District finals; headed back to State
The Cascade Kodiaks are headed back to State to defend their championship. After a resounding three set victory over Chelan in the District Finals on Nov. 6 at Cascade High School, the Kodiaks are set to return to the State Tournament in Yakima.

Cascade Head Coach Marni McMahon is glad for the chance to defend their state title.

"Feels great. It's going to be a tough State Tournament. These girls have shown they can do anything. We're excited to have the opportunity," McMahon said. "When we get there, we just have to take it one game at a time and see where the chips lay."

Some of top teams include Cedar Park Christian, Lynden Christian, Kings and Kalama.

"All quality, all doing really well in their leagues. We have our work cut out for us. I have some scouting to do," McMahon said.

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Kodiaks win another thriller against Cashmere; headed to State
The game started on an ominous note, as freshman forward Emily Gaines was knocked from the contest after brutal collision with a Cashmere player. All knew it would be rough, physical game, but one expected this.

Oddly enough, no ambulances were available in the Leavenworth, so Gaines was forced to wait until an ambulance could respond from Wenatchee. The game was delayed 20 minutes while paramedics stabilized her leg injury, and were able to move her from the field.

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Japanese students visit Mrs. Dillon's art class at Cascade High School
A small group of Japanese college students came to Cascade High School last week not only to learn about an American high school, and observe the culture, but also to teach art students.

Leavenworth resident, Vania Winters, is a second language instructor at Wenatchee Valley College. About two years ago, she ran into CHS art teacher Teara Dillon and they got to talking.

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Icicle Trackers looking for coaches
Upper Valley Connection's x-country ski team, the Icicle Trackers, has begun training for next spring's Washington State Special Olympics Winter Games. We had our first dryland practice at the Leavenworth Ski Hill on Oct. 19, and remarkably the rain, which had been coming down for several days, lifted that day around noon and we had a beautiful sunny afternoon!

We could use a few more coaches and invite you to contact Terry Anderman, Exec. Director for UVC, at 548-2168 if you're interested in having a unique experience. You don't need to be a pro x-country skier. We have one more dryland practice on Sunday, Nov. 2, and then begin our on-snow (fingers crossed!) practices the first Sunday of January. We practice from 2:30 to about 4:30 out at the Icicle River Trail Sunday afternoons in January and February. The Winter Games are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28.

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Cascade Boys' Cross Country team secures first ever State berth
It was a rainy day on the Chelan Golf Course for the Caribou Trail League District meet on Oct. 30. The grass held up pretty well, but there were definitely some slippery, muddy areas over the 3-mile course.

Both Will Demarest and Sam Keziah suffered hard falls during the race. Nonetheless, the Cascade boys' cross country team won their first ever trip to state with a victory, outpacing second place Chelan 35-to-40.

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Kodiaks lock down CTL championship with shootout win over Cashmere
Cascade beat Cashmere and Omak last week to wrap up the Caribou Trail League championship. The Kodiaks finished the regular season 6-0 in league play and 12-3 overall.

Against Cashmere, the defending league champion, on Oct. 28 in Cashmere, the Bulldogs scored first at the 7th minute as Tessa McCormick scored what is called, an Olimpico, which is a corner kick that goes into the net.

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Cascade set for rematch with Chelan for State berth
The Cascade Kodiaks wrapped up the league schedule with victories over Cashmere and Omak last week, to finish 6-0 in league play. The Caribou Trail League champions played Omak at home in the first round of Districts on Nov. 4, but results were unavailable before press time.

It's expected Cascade will match up with Chelan again on Thursday in the District finals at Cascade. The Kodiaks beat the Goats 3-1 in both meetings this year.

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