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Senior All Night Party (SANP) Fundraiser – Adult Glow Bowling

 

January 28th, 2017 at Sparta Lanes. Parents, come bowl with your friends, try to win prizes, and much, much more. Email: sjmorris2085@gmail.com for details. Space is limited so don’t miss out on this fun event.

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October 2016 Student Athletes of the Month

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csps-athlete-tawneyDilan Sargent, Cross Country AND Machaela Tawney, Girls Golf

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Congratulations to our Fall All-Conference Athletes

 

Hannah Heintzelman – Cross Country

Dallas Mora – Cross Country

Dilan Sargent – Cross Country

Gavin Reichert-Braciak – Cross Country

Paul Bowerman – Soccer

Jaron Spencer – Football

Colin Alvesteffer – Football

Ryan Ringler – Football

Jacob Hooker – Football

Carson Dingman – Tennis

Sydney Plummer – Volleyball

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Red Hawk Volleyball wraps up season

 

The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team’s season came to a close in the first round of the District tournament, when they fell to an aggressive and powerful Lowell Red Arrow team Monday night, October 31.

The Red Arrows played a strong offensive game and took the match in three sets on their home court, 10-25, 9-25 and 18-25.

Leading for the Lady Red Hawks was outside hitter Sydney Plummer, who tallied 8 kills and 13 digs. Libero Kaitlyn Coons played a tough defensive match with 10 digs and 16 serve receives. Brooke Morris added 3 kills, 1 block and an ace while Lauren Kostus put up 4 kills and 3 digs. Setters Ali Sparling and Sienna Wight contributed 9 and 7 assists.

The team ends their season 6-26-3 overall and 1-11 in the conference.

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Try hockey for free day this Saturday

 

Rams Hockey invites boys and girls to the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Saturday, November 12, for a Try Hockey for Free Clinic as part of Come Play Hockey month. Starting at 6 p.m., local youth, ages 4-9, are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment.

“We look forward to welcoming families to Cedar Rock Sports Plex to try our great sport of ice hockey,” said Casey LaMore, Rams Hockey Growth Coordinator. “Our goal is for these families to enjoy watching their kids learn new skills with big smiles on their faces.”

To register for this free event, please visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com. For more info call Casey LaMore, Rams Hockey Growth Coordinator, at 616-366-5431, or email casey.lamore@gmail.com.

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Be the Referee

 

By Mark Uyl, Asst. Director, MHSAA

The Goal Line 

There’s an old saying in football officiating that the most important line on the field is the goal line. This is certainly true when it comes to touchdowns as the high school rule is just like that at the college and pro level, where all the ball has to do is break the plane for a score. One unique part of the goal line under high school rules deals with kicks. Whenever a kickoff or a punt breaks the plane of the goal line, it becomes a dead ball with an automatic touchback. Now whenever the defense gets possession of the ball in the end zone, it can return a fumble or interception out of the end zone for advancement—except if it’s on an extra point or anytime in overtime.

Be the Referee is a weekly message from the Michigan High School Athletics Association that is designed to help educate people on the rules in different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

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Cross country runners head to state finals

Red Hawk runners Hannah Heintzleman and Dallas Mora will head to the Cross Country state finals this weekend. Pictured (L to R) is: Girls Varsity Coach Marie Covey, Hannah Heintzleman, Dallas Mora, and Boys Varsity Coach Garrett Lacey.

Red Hawk runners Hannah Heintzleman and Dallas Mora will head to the Cross Country state finals this weekend. Pictured (L to R) is: Girls Varsity Coach Marie Covey, Hannah Heintzleman, Dallas Mora, and Boys Varsity Coach Garrett Lacey.

Two members of the Cedar Springs Red Hawks cross-country program are returning to the State Finals on Saturday, November 5. Hannah Heintzelman, a senior, and Dallas Mora, a junior, qualified at regionals, where only the top 15 finishers move on to compete at Michigan International Speedway. Heintzelman placed 8th and Mora placed 7th.

Heintzelman competed in the 2014 finals along with her teammates, where the girls that season finished 7th. Heintzelman’s season was cut short last year due to a serious illness. Mora competed at the finals last year and placed 61st. Congratulations and good luck, Hannah and Dallas!

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Former CS basketball coach named Coach of the Year

Dave Schlump (left), of Cedar Springs, receiving the 2016 BCAM Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year award.

Dave Schlump (left), of Cedar Springs, receiving the 2016 BCAM Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year award.

The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) recently named Dave Schlump, of Cedar Springs, as the 2016 BCAM Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year. The prestigious award comes after the Muskegon Community College (MCC) men’s basketball team, where Schlump serves as head coach, ended their 2015-16 season, with an overall record of 24-7 and a 2nd place finish in the MCC Athletic Association Western Conference.

The MCC Jayhawks were ranked 8th in the nation in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJAA) DII final poll, after starting the season unranked. They were the Region 12 District 9 tournament runner-up, losing a hard fought battle 87-90 to Lansing Community College in the finals. Four of Coach Schlump’s players earned All-Conference honors, with another being named to the All-Defensive Team.

According to MCC, Schlump started his coaching career at Evart High School and Kent City High School. In 1991, he accepted the position of Varsity Basketball Coach at Cedar Springs High School (CSHS). Cedar Springs had suffered through a 30 game losing streak spanning over the two previous seasons. During his first season he, along with his coaching staff and the athletes, were immediately able to halt the losing streak. From there he began to build the foundation for a successful high school basketball program.

“Throughout my 14 seasons at Cedar Springs, I was fortunate to coach many outstanding basketball players, and more importantly, outstanding young men,” remarked Coach Schlump. “I have been pleased to send many of these players to the college level to continue their educational and playing careers.”

At the conclusion of the 2003-2004 season, Schlump felt he was ready for the next challenge in his coaching career. He pursued an Assistant Coach position at Ferris State University (FSU), where he had previously earned his Bachelor’s Degree. While at FSU he helped the program achieve success in the GLIAC. During his time there, the Bulldogs won a Conference Championship and advanced to the Sweet 16 nationally. While at Ferris he gained valuable experience with the overall operation of a college basketball program. This experience includes recruiting and prospective player evaluations, along with day-to-day practice organization and individual skill development.

Coach Schlump retired from Cedar Springs Public Schools, but still lives in the community with his wife of 30 years, Teresea. They have three children: Josh, Elyse, who is an assistant women’s basketball coach at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Dan.

MCC Athletic Director Marty McDermott was quick to congratulate Schlump and said, “Dave has been a tremendous advocate for basketball at all levels throughout his career and continues to help student-athletes reach their basketball and career goals.”

When asked what this award means to Schlump, he humbly replied, “This means a lot coming from fellow coaches. It all stems from having great players and assistant coaches.” Currently, Jimmy Booth, a 2004 CSHS graduate, serves as both Schlump’s Assistant Coach and an Assistant Athletic Director.

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Varsity volleyball action

 

The Varsity Lady Red Hawk Volleyball took a loss to conference foe Northview on Thursday evening, October 27, at an away match that ended 12-25, 20-25 and 8-25 to a strong offensive Wildcat team. Leading for Cedar Springs for the night were Sydney Plummer with 6 kills and 2 blocks followed by Brooke Morris who tallied 5 kills and 2 blocks.  Setters Ali Sparling and Sienna Wight put up strong numbers with Sparling adding 9 assists, 6 digs 2 blocks and 4 service points while Wight recorded 7 assists and 9 serve receives. Defensive specialist Lindsey Lehman was solid against the Wildcat attack putting up 7 digs and Libero Kaitlyn Coons had 12.

The ladies traveled to Central Montcalm on Saturday, Oct 29, to compete in the Hornet Halloween Howl invite, where they finished pool play in 5th place out of 12 teams and the top seed for the Silver Bracket. In pool play, the Red Hawks split with Chippewa Hills (26-16 and 23-25), lost to Corunna 17-25 and 15-25 and took a solid victory over Morley Stanwood 25-12 and 25-16.

Despite posting a strong offensive performance for the second straight match, Cedar Springs was on the wrong end of a 2-1 score against Pellston, falling in the Silver Semi finals 23-25, 25-21 and 5-15. Junior Sydney Plummer tallied team-high 28 kills while also recording 9 blocks, 28 digs and 54 serve receives.

Baylie VanDyke contributed 17 kills and a team high 11 blocks, while Brooke Morris had 16 kills, 5 blocks, 2 aces and 23 service points. Lauren Kostus had a solid day contributing 16 kills, 7 aces and 16 service points. Libero Kaitlyn Coons put up 40 digs and 55 serve receives. Leading on assists was Sienna Wight with 36 followed by Ali Sparling with 27. Sparling also had 7 blocks, 5 aces and led the team in service points with 40 on the day.
The Varsity team headed into Districts Monday night at Lowell, October 31. Read more on that next week.

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Red Hawks roll over Ottawa Hills

The Cedar Springs Varsity Football seniors walk across Red Hawk field one last time after their win over Ottawa Hills last Friday. Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone.

The Cedar Springs Varsity Football seniors walk across Red Hawk field one last time after their win over Ottawa Hills last Friday. Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone.

By student reporter, Maddie Nichols

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks varsity football team ended their season with a blowout against the Ottawa Hills’ Bengals. Although saying goodbye to our senior football players is tough, concluding with a big win made it a little easier.

The Hawks started off the game with carries by seniors Jacob Hooker and Dylan Ostrom-Howell, leading junior John Todd into the end zone with 10 minutes and 45 seconds remaining of the first quarter. With an immediate head start, the Hawks didn’t let down. Sophomore Lucas Pienton intercepted a pass and ran it in for a touchdown shortly after, and with a solid kick from senior Dustin Shaw, the score became 14-0. Todd made his way to the Bengal’s end zone again after a long run, with a little less than 7 minutes before the end of the first quarter. Pienton also made his way to another touchdown with a little over 3 minutes to go, and with a two-point conversion by Hooker, the score became 29-0. However, Cedar wasn’t stopping there. With only 38 seconds left, sophomore Ryan Ringler made a touchdown, making the lead even more significant. Tackles throughout the quarter by seniors Austin Basso, Jaron Spencer, Collin Alvesteffer and Thomas Hill, as well as Ringler, Todd and Pienton, prevented the Bengals from scoring, ending the first quarter with a score of 36-0.

Senior Thomas Hill started off the second quarter on a high note for the Hawks with a touchdown 12 seconds in. The score then became 43-0. Hill and junior Nate Patin held off Ottawa Hills for a while, but the Bengals picked off a Cedar pass and ran it into the end zone, making the score 43-6, with Cedar still holding a huge lead. Carries from seniors Austin Ellis and Joe Reich-Tanis led to junior Nick Campione running in for a touchdown with 6 minutes and 52 seconds remaining of the first half, making the score 50-6. Tackles by Pienton, juniors Darius Barnett and Colton Gould, and senior Jaron Lucas gave the ball back to Cedar. Junior Jake West made a touchdown with 3 minutes left, increasing the score to 57-6. Tackles by junior Riley Hawkins, Ringler and Ellis held that score going into the second half.

The second half was full of support from all of the players. Senior starters went on the sideline and watched their underclassmen play their hearts out. With emotions running wild, the Hawks did nothing but prevail. Carries by Todd and junior Paul Krajewski kept the momentum going, as well as tackles by Spencer, Pienton, and Krajewski. Then, as if the night couldn’t be any greater, senior Dustin Shaw kicked the longest field goal in Cedar Springs’ history—40 yards—making the score 60-6, and that’s where the score stayed until the end.

The season was an emotional and intense one, but the community of Cedar Springs could not be any prouder of the way it ended. The boys of fall graduating will be going on to greater things, and the ones remaining will keep their legacy going next year. Cedar Springs finished the season 3-3 in conference, and 4-5 overall.

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