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All conference winter 2020

Girls basketball all conference:

Arianna Rau

Avery Sparling

Honorable mention:

Kaelyn Colclasure

Bowling all conference:

Omani Morales

Katelyn Paige

Chloe Fisk

Isaiah Waite

Ethan Plummer

Honorable mention:

Clifford Ranger

Competitive cheer all conference:

Paige Pierson

Zoe Castor

Sophia Dault

Sarah Adkison

Kate Roth

Honorable mention:

Naliya Clark

Abbey Salisbury

Wrestling:

Trevor Marsman

Boys basketball all conference:

Bryce Marvel

Honorable mention:

Trenton Cooper

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Red Hawk athletes sign to colleges

Almas signs with Alma

Seth Almas with coach Gus Kapolka. He has signed to play football at Alma. 

Galloway to bowl at Spring Arbor

Sarah Galloway, class of ‘19, signing at Rockford Lanes to bowl at Spring Arbor next year. She is the daughter of Todd and Brenda Galloway.


Moleski to run Cross Country at Rochester

Jaydon Moleski signed to run Cross Country at Rochester University. He is pictured here with his coach Justin Wood.

Morales to bowl for Davenport

Omani Morales has signed to continue her bowling career at Davenport University. She is pictured here with her coach Tim Jackson. Omani was four year all conference bowler. She had the highest conference average for girls three years in row. 

Omani won regionals her sophomore year; state her junior year; and regionals her senior year.

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Boys Varsity Basketball Finishes on Top

The varsity boys take a minute to pose with their victory net after the district championship game.
Front Row (L tor R): John Wortz, Luke Hubbard, Ivan Winters. Back Row (L to R): Coach Eric Besmer, Evan Besmer, Ethan Watson, Landon Winters, Avery Bishop, Kaden Winters, Jake Perry, Parker Tompkins, Assistant Coach Mark Winters

Boys Varsity won the Great Lakes 6 district championship. The boys had a great season and Coach Eric Besmer is proud of the boys as they came together to finish the season strong.

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Marsman finishes second at state

Trevor Marsman took second place at state in the 119 lb category in Division 2. He finished the season with a 52-2 record.

Cedar Springs Red Hawk junior Trevor Marsman stormed into Ford Field on March 6 on a mission to bring home the MHSAA State Championship. He rocketed all the way to the 119lb Division 2 State Finals match with a pin, an 11-4 decision and a thrilling sudden victory match over the #3 ranked wrestler from Lakeshore. 

“Making the finals is fun but winning in the finals is more fun,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

“Trevor is a great kid and friend and it has been awesome watching him grow up into an awesome human being and wrestler,” added Assistant Coach Brandon Wood.

Coach Scott Marsman, who is also Trevor’s dad, remarked, “I’m proud of him. I’m not gonna tell him that but I am.”

After falling to the State Champ in the Finals, Trevor finished the season with a 52-2 record. He claimed titles at the Kent County Championship, Comstock Open, Allendale Invite, Ok White Championship and MHSAA Regional. With a 50-win season he joins Ryan Ringler and Patrick Depiazza as the only Red Hawks to do so this millenium. As already one of the most decorated Red Hawk athletes of all-time, Marsman will look to cap it off with a State Championship in 2021.

He plans on training at Ares wrestling over the summer because like he says, “If you want to get better you have to wrestle all summer.”

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Cheer takes 7th at state finals

The Lady Red Hawks finished the 2020 season by earning 7th place at the Michigan Division 2 Competitive Cheer State Finals on March 7 at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids.

Faced with setbacks and injuries at the beginning of state finals week, the Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team learned that success isn’t always about winning championships, but is about finding the courage to overcome adversity through selfless giving.

Coach Anne Olszewski reflected on the season. 

“This season was different, right from the start. We lost two valuable members right when the season started. We were plagued with injuries this season—bad shoulders, dislocated elbows, blown knees. I am simply amazed how these young ladies pushed through and played with soreness and pain because you just could not quit on yourself or the team. [Despite these obstacles] we smashed all kinds of goals and made it to the big mat—what an accomplishment! These young women learned that sometimes life isn’t about what you can get, but what you give.”

Team 2020 represented the Cedar Springs community with grace, perseverance and courage and earned many accolades along the way: OK White Conference Champions—4th year in a row; 3rd place finish at Districts and Regionals; back to back appearances at State Finals; and 7th place finish at State Finals. Congratulations Lady Red Hawks, Coach Olszewski, JV Coach Katy Hradsky and Middle School Coach Abby Olszewski.

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Girls bowling finishes sixth in state

The Lady Red Hawks bowling team took sixth in the Division 2 state finals last week.  Picture from L to R is Coach Crystal Morales, Omani Morales, Hailey Begeman, Nicole Baker, Chloe Gisk, Katelyn Paige, Kayla Walters, and Coach Tim Jackson.  Courtesy photo.

The Lady Red Hawk bowling team competed in the state finals last weekend. They bowled against Tecumseh in the quarterfinals and lost by a series score of 1348-1181. Cedar Springs placed sixth in Division 2, and Tecumseh went on to place second. Mason won the Division 2 championship. The Lady Red Hawks had a great season, winning the OK White Conference Championship and placing second at regionals before advancing to state. Congratulations!

In the individuals bowling finals Cedar Springs had three competitors—Omani Morales, Katelyn Paige, and Isaiah Waite. Only senior Omani Morales made the top 16 cut to compete. Morales, last year’s Division 2 State Champion, made the cut at number 2, and bowled against number 15, junior Megan Timm, of Flint Kearsley. Morales lost to Timm by a score of 355 to 327. Timm went on to win the Division State 2 Championship.

Congratulations to Omani on a spectacular season, and all the Red Hawk bowlers on their success this season!

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WMP wrestlers bring home the hardware

WMP at Oxford, Central Montcalm, Sturgis and Greights

Pictured is champion 57/60 lb Kassie Sapp, 9/10 age group.

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit covered the Northeast, North, East and Southwest Regions. 

WMP had two enter the Northeast regions’ Oxford tournament. 107 lb Evan Mouch, 13/15 age group finished 4th and Oxford Champion is 105 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group. 

Nine entered the North regions’ Central Montcalm tournament. 55 lb Jaxson Babcock, 7/8 age group finished 4th. 77 lb JJ Petersen, 7/8 age group and 80 lb Alex Russo, 11/12 age group finished 2nd. Central Montcalm Champions are 64 lb Dylan Russo, 7/8 age group; 100/107 lb Xavier Carpentier, 13/15 age group; 63 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group; 95 lb Ayden McClurken, 11/12 age group and 57/60 lb Kassie Sapp, 9/10 age group. 

WMP entered seven in the Southwest regions’ Sturgis tournament. 90 lb Harper Cheng, 11/12 age group and 100 lb Logan Goguen, 13/15 age group finished 2nd. Sturgis Champions are 85 lb Alex Buskirk, 11/12 age group; 54/57 lb Brody Compau, 9/10 age group and 80 lb Josh Vasquez, 13/15 age group. 

The East region was the last Greights tournament of the season and five WMP grapplers entered in the open and one for the Girls division. 60/68 lb Tatianna Castillo claimed the Girls Championship. In the Open Division, 80 lb Kamden Witte, 11/12 age group finished 4th. 66 lb Tatianna Castillo, 9/10 age group and 60 lb Blake Werkema, 9/10 age group finished 3rd. 49 lb Kooper Witte, 7/8 age group and 66 lb Landon Learn, 9/10 age group finished 2nd. 

Overall, WMP entered 24 grapplers to compete and 21 finished in the top four. Sixteen WMP grapplers battled their way into the Finals and 10 claimed the Championship Title. Congratulations WMP!  

“These kids have been pushing themselves week after week. I am looking forward to Regionals at East Kentwood next weekend,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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CS Youth wrestlers hit the road

By Jacquie Troupe

Our young Red Hawks hit the roads for some out of Region action Sunday March 8th. Coach Troupe said the kids are excited to come to practice every week and he’s very pleased with how well they did this weekend. “With the regionals tournament coming up, the kids are peaking at the right time.” 

At Central Montcalm, 24 youth wrestlers finished 2nd in overall pins with 28 in 48:07, had 5 Techs and were 1st in overall match points with 471, ending the tournament 58-35. In the 2013-15 age group, Gunnar Alverson placed 3rd and Henry Galinis placed 2nd. Bentley Hughes and Ethan Trompen were 1st place champions in their weight divisions.

In the 2011/12 group, Dawson Pike, Christian Homrich and Jaxon Fitzgerald took 3rd in their divisions. Brycen Alber came home with a 1st place finish.

In the 2009/10 group, Elijah Elam and Cade Troupe placed 4th, Alex Hanes placed 3rd and Eli Gunderson 2nd, Tucker Crystal and Zachary Vu bringing home 1st place medals.

In the 2007/08 group, Deegan Pike came away 4th, Blake Falan 2nd, Rory Schoenborn and Hudson Crystal 1st place Champs.

Up in Cheboygan, 2009/10 Jon Libera came home with a 1st place medal and 2007/08 Kale Faurot placed 5th. 

In Gibralter, 2011/12 Dillon VanDyke chased after the East GREIGHTS medal and brought home the 2nd place chunk winning with 1 pin and 2 decisions.

Come out to East Kentwood HS March 14 & 15 for the MYWAY Regional competitions to cheer on our young Red Hawks. 

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Winter sports wrap-up

By the Athletic Leadership Council

Winter sports at Cedar Springs High School are drawing to a close much as the winter weather. 

The girl’s basketball program ended their season last week on a tough loss to Forest Hills Northern. Despite the district loss, the girls maintained a winning record on the season and finished with an admirable effort. 

Also last week, junior wrestler Trevor Marsman went to the State Wrestling Tournament. Marsman finished second in division two. We look forward to seeing him build on this success in his senior year. 

In other State-wide competitions, the Varsity Cheer squad made their way to the state competition again this year. We congratulate the girls on a great season and hope for another one next year. 

The boys varsity basketball team put up a fight Monday night against Forest Hills Northern in their first district game. While the game ended in a tough defeat for Cedar, the boys battled out till the end and left a great season behind them. 

We are very proud of all our winter sports athletes and now look forward to spring athletics.  

Ella See, Olivia Sherman and Nathan VanKampen all contributed to this article.

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