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Author: Jeff Linder | March 6, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Abbey Meyer felt agony. But not a hint of regret."This really hurts. We wanted this one really bad," Meyer said tearfully after second-ranked Cascade suffered a 45-33 loss to No. 4 Hudson in a Class 2A semifinal at the girls' state basketball tournament ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- One school district. Two high schools.One memorable, successful girls' basketball season.The Western Dubuque County Community School District has advanced two teams to the state semifinals. Cascade advanced in Class 2A on Monday, drubbing Manson-Northwest Webster, 43-21. Western Dubuque High, based in Epworth, pulled ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 3, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Mike Sconsa considered the implementation of a new, junk defense.Then he thought better of it. After all, why mess with success?"I just thought we needed to do what we do," he said.And nobody does it better than Cascade.The second-ranked Cougars scored the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 2, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Somewhere, hidden in Mike Sconsa's classroom, are a list of goals composed by his girls' basketball team at Cascade High School.Sconsa hasn't seen them yet. They're out of sight and out of mind until the season is over.The word "undefeated" probably isn't ...

Author: Douglas Miles | February 24, 2014 | No comments

TIPTON — For much of last night's Class 2A regional final, it appeared Iowa City Regina had undefeated No. 2 Cascade on the ropes.Then the Cougars displayed the kind of fight and resilience indicative of their 25-0 record.In a game that featured nine ties and ...

Author: Douglas Miles | February 18, 2014 | No comments

CASCADE — If Cascade is going to take its undefeated record to Des Moines, it will do so on the strength of an unyielding defense.The Class 2A No. 2 Cougars extended their record to 23-0 by holding North Cedar to four points in the first ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 17, 2014 | No comments

Mike Sconsa gives his heart to his team. And he offers other internal organs to its success."If somebody would have told me that we would be 22-0, I would have literally given them my liver," said Sconsa, the girls' basketball coach at Cascade High School."It's ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 4, 2014 | No comments

CASCADE -- It meant nothing, they insisted.But the Cascade Cougars played like it meant everything.Class 2A second-ranked Cascade fired on every cylinder imaginable for the final three quarters and blitzed No. 10 Iowa City Regina, 60-34, in a girls' basketball battle of River Valley Conference ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 30, 2014 | No comments

 Mike Sconsa termed the mighty-mite Cascade High School girls basketball team as "perfectly imperfect.""We don't shoot the ball that well, and this is the smallest team I've ever coached," Sconsa said.There are no imperfections, no blemishes, on the bottom line, though.A charter member of the new ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 28, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The Davenport Assumption students knew at 10-0.Mike Sconsa had a feeling earlier than that.Top-ranked Assumption solved the vaunted zone defense of No. 4 Cascade, drilling 10 3-pointers in a 63-26 Class 3A semifinal rout at the girls' state basketball tournament Thursday afternoon ...

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