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  • Badger Basketball - What a Ride!

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Feb 29, 2024

    The Badger basketball season ended this last weekend at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. We entered the Divisional tournament with our first game against the Winnett-Grass Range Rams. The Rams have been State-ranked all season and proved to be a tough test for our team. Despite being down double digits throughout the game, the boys continued to fight hard and closed the gap multiple times. With seconds on the clock, the Badgers were within 3 points and had the ball. Unfortunately, a ref's...

  • Hoopin' Champs!

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Trophy photo by Julie Yeager-Ewing, other photos by Ray Castellanos|Feb 22, 2024

    The Badgers entered the 10C District Tournament seeking the school's first District title. The boys had done everything they could to position themselves to win. An undefeated conference season snagged us the #1 seed and a 1st round bye. All that was left was for the team to finish the job. On Saturday night, the team proudly hoisted the Conference and District titles, and celebrated a successful tournament that ended with our boys as Champions. The tournament action started for the Badgers on...

  • Badgers Enter 10C District Tournament As #1 Seed

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Feb 15, 2024

    It's tournament time! The Badgers concluded the regular season last week and will be working hard in practice to prepare for the District 10C tournament. The tourney is in Shelby this year and will take place February 14th – 17th. A quick recap of the JV season: The JV boys wrapped up their year on Saturday vs Power. They played a great 2nd half, outscoring the Pirates 39-16 en route to a 64-37 victory. The previous night, the young Badgers played a half game against Valier. Tanner Jacobs, D...

  • Badgers Basketball Weekly Report

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Feb 8, 2024

    Another successful week of Badger basketball is in the books. With our season nearing its conclusion, the Badgers once again had 3 nights of basketball this past week. Tuesday the Badgers loaded up and took a trip to Valier. The JV started the night off; this game was handed to the JV bench, and our 2nd unit easily took care of business, winning the contest 46-9. Conner Mann and Drake Lange led the scoring with 11. Tanner Jacobs and Trent Lane added 8. Martin Bodnar scored 5 and Deyton Raether...

  • Cascade Badgers' Busy Week Wrap-Up

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Feb 1, 2024

    The Badger boys' basketball team just completed a busy week. Multiple nights of action saw JV and Varsity each get 3 games of competition. The JV started their week with a Tuesday contest against the Power Pirates. The team continued its winning ways with a dominant 52-25 victory. Trent Lane added to his growing list of double-doubles, he finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Conner Mann almost had one as well, he finished with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Peyton Hauk filled the stat sheet...

  • Badgers Weekend Wrap-Up

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Jan 25, 2024

    The Badgers have made it halfway through the season and this past week was our first to rematch with teams we've already faced once on the schedule. Friday night the Badger JV started off the weekend with a rematch against Big Sandy's JV squad. The boys jumped all over the Pioneers and led 26-3 at the end of the 1st quarter. For the 2nd consecutive game, the JV squad won each quarter with the final tally being 70-29. Every single Badger scored. Lane Ethridge led the scoring with 12 followed by...

  • Weather Postpones Some Basketball Games

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Jan 18, 2024

    What was supposed to be a very busy week of Badger basketball turned into a slow one. The low temperatures forced Valier and Power to postpone our weekend contests until later dates. However, the Badgers did see the court earlier in the week before the weather turned. Monday night the Badgers welcomed Belt for a quick JV contest. The game proved to be competitive and a great addition to our schedule. After the 1st quarter the Badgers enjoyed a 9-8 advantage, but we widened the gap with a...

  • Badger Basketball Weekend Wrap-Up

    Nick Ethridge, Coach, Cascade Public Schools|Jan 11, 2024

    The Badger boys were back on the court this past weekend. After a long holiday break, the Badgers loaded up Friday and travelled to Heart Butte to take on the Warriors. The JV started the evening off right with a great team effort. The young Badgers scored 63 points and the team had 21 assists enroute to a 63-35 victory. The team had its best rebounding effort of the season pulling in 61 boards. Trent Lane led the Badger scoring with 18 and added 13 rebounds. Lane Ethridge hit two 3 pointers and...

  • Cascade Badgers Vs Shelby Coyotes

    Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Dec 28, 2023

    The Badger boys hit the court on Tuesday, December 19th and welcomed the Class B Shelby Coyotes for a couple of games before the long holiday break. The JV squads faced off first and the Badgers found themselves in a defensive battle early. The Coyote JV held us to our lowest scoring quarter of the season, and we ended the 1st period down 7-9. An 11- point 2nd quarter had our boys back on track, and we took an 18-15 lead into halftime. The 2nd half our Badgers found the hoop a bit more and...

  • Badger Basketball Weekend Wrap-Up

    Nick Ethridge|Dec 21, 2023

    The Badger High School boys were back on the court this last weekend. Friday the team headed to Big Sandy to take on the Pioneers. The JV started the night strong for the boys and used their full court press to take the game over early. The game ended with all players getting extended minutes enroute to a 72-34 victory. Lane Ethridge led the scoring with 23 points and added 5 assists. Trent Lane had another great night scoring 18 and grabbing 13 rebounds. Peyton Hauk continued to show off his al...

  • Badgers Weekend Basketball Wrap-Up Vs Helena Teams

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Dec 14, 2023

    The Cascade High School boys' basketball season began last Friday as the Badger JV team welcomed Helena Christian for their season opener. It was a successful first game and the Badgers came out on top 47-43. Josh Creveling led the home team's scoring with 15, including sinking 8 of 11 free throws. Lane Ethridge scored 13 points, Deyton Raether added 4 and Peyton Hauk added 2 points, while being the only Badger player to not have a turnover. Trent Lane played his first game as a high schooler an...

  • Cascade High School Basketball

    Nick Ethridge, Coach, Cascade Public Schools|Dec 14, 2023

    The Cascade High School boys’ basketball season began last Friday as the Badger JV team welcomed Helena Christian for their season opener. It was a successful first game and the Badgers came out on top 47-43. Josh Creveling led the home team’s scoring with 15, including sinking 8 of 11 free throws. Lane Ethridge scored 13 points, Deyton Raether added 4 and Peyton Hauk added 2 points while being the only Badger player to not have a turnover. Trent Lane played his first game as a high schooler and contributed 8 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Con...

  • Cascade Vs Power

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Nov 30, 2023

    The Badger Junior High Boys Basketball team played their last game of the regular season right before the Holiday break last week. Tuesday night the Badgers hosted the Junior High squad from Power in the season finale for both teams. The B squad was up first, and it took awhile for the team to get going. The Badgers lost a rough 2nd quarter 4-12 and ended the 1st half down 11-21. However, the boys played a very spirited 2nd half and closed their season out by matching the Pirates scoring 15-15...

  • Junior High Boys Basketball Wrap-Up

    Coach Nick Ethridge, Photos by Ray Castellanos|Nov 23, 2023

    This past weekend was a busy one for the Badger Boys Junior High basketball team. Thursday night we hosted Helena Christian and the B squad started the games off right by coming out on top 27-19. Hermann Gessner led the scoring with 11 points and Stryker Goetze followed with 8 points. Max Poliakiwski added 5 and Mason Day made a big shot from the perimeter to add 3 more to the scoring total. The Badger A team finished the night with their game against Helena Christian's top squad. Four key...

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