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Tennis team records two more wins 

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks’ #1 singles Blake Fisk serving the ball to his opponent.

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks’ #1 singles Blake Fisk serving the ball to his opponent.

A home match with Grant Public Schools on Wednesday, August 27, resulted in a 5-3 win for the Cedar Springs Red Hawk varsity boys tennis team. #1 singles Blake Fisk (junior), #2 singles Nick Fennessy (senior), #3 singles Drew French (sophomore), #4 singles Dylan Kolasa (sophomore) and #1 doubles Karsen Dingman and Austin Nielson (sophomores) all won their matches.

On Thursday, August 28, the Red Hawks traveled to Fruitport for a match, which led to in an 8-0 win.

Rounding out the roster is junior Ethan Brown and sophomore Jonathon Baculy at #2 doubles; sophomore Jared Liggett and freshman Nicholas Hibbs at #3 doubles; and sophomore Timothy Shovan and junior Jesse Empie at #4 doubles.

Coach Katie Unsworth has confidence in her young team. “So far we are off to a positive start to our season! We took first place as a team in the Sparta Invitational and won both of our dual matches against Grant and Fruitport. We are looking forward to a strong, successful season with 10 returning players and two new team players (Hibbs and Empie) who seem to be natural tennis players!” she said.


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CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

Doubles team Jon Baculy serving the ball and Ethan Brown ready for a return from the opposing team.

Doubles team Jon Baculy serving the ball and Ethan Brown ready for a return from the opposing team.

Red Hawk tennis team with first place trophy.

Red Hawk tennis team with first place trophy.

The Cedar Springs boys’ varsity tennis team took first place at the Sparta Invitational on Wednesday, August 20.
Singles and doubles team members played matches against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont to gain their first place finish. According to scores reported at MLive.com, Cedar finished with 17 points, Sparta came in second with 15, Coopersville, 12, and Fremont, 3.
Taking wins in the finals for Cedar Springs were Nick Fennessy, #2 singles; Drew French, #4 singles; and #2 doubles Jon Baculy and Ethan Brown.
This year’s tennis team, coached by Katie Unsworth and Assistant coach Mike Gariepy, consists of 12 players: senior Nick Fennessy; juniors Ethan Brown, Jesse Empie, and Blake Fisk; sophomores Jon Baculy, Carson Dingman, Drew French, Dylan Kolasa, Jared Liggett, Austin Nielson, and Tim Shovan; and freshman Nick Hibbs.

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Rule changes for fall high school sports

Each year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association seeks to improve the safety of high school athletes. Below are some rules changes in fall sports.
Rules were added restricting targeting of opponent and illegal helmet contact with defenseless players, with both resulting in 15-yard penalties. Targeting is defined as taking aim at an opponent with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulder to initiate contact above the shoulders and with an intent beyond making a legal tackle or block, or playing the ball. A defenseless player can be considered one no longer involved in a play, a runner whose progress has been stopped, a player focused on receiving a kick or a receiver who has given up on an errant pass, or a player already on the ground.
Roughing-the-passer fouls now will result in an automatic first down in addition to the previous 15-yard penalty.
On kickoffs, the kicking team must have at least four players on either side of the kicker, and no kicking team players except for the kicker may line up more than five yards behind the free-kick line. These changes were made to improve safety by balancing the kicking formation and shortening the potential run-up by kicking team players heading down the field to tackle the ball carrier.
A number of significant rules changes will go into effect for other fall sports:
Cross country
In cross country, the ban on wearing jewelry has been lifted (and also for track and field in the spring). The National Federation of State High School Associations deemed the ban unnecessary in these two sports because there is little risk of injury with minimal contact between competitors. Elimination of the rule will allow officials to further focus on the competition.
In soccer, Michigan has adopted the National Federation rule stating home teams must wear solid white jerseys and socks, with visiting teams in dark jerseys and socks (dark defined as any color contrasting white). Also, officials may now wear green and blue shirts in addition to red and black as alternates to the primary yellow shirt with black pinstripes.
Also for soccer, both field players and goalkeepers must now leave the field when injured and the referee has stopped the clock. Previously, an injured goalkeeper was not required to leave the game when the referee stopped the clock; going forward, the keeper must be replaced.
Swimming and diving
In swimming and diving, one change affects the beginning of races and another impacts a specific event. The use of starter’s pistols is now prohibited; starters must use an alternative sounding device to start races. Additionally, in the backstroke, a swimmer may not submerge his or her entire body after the start except for during turns. The swimmer must remain on or above the water surface on the finish, eliminating the abuse of submerging well before touching the wall. This change also applies to the finish of the backstroke leg of the individual medley.

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Catch of the Week

OUT-Catch-Rose1-sunfish-webOUT-Catch-Rose2-bass-webIsaac Rose, age 4, son of Jackie and Eugene Rose, of Tyrone Township, caught his first sunfish measuring 7-3/4 inches, in Myers Lake last month. Ten minutes later he caught a 16-1/2-inch small mouth bass!

Congratulations, Isaac, you made the Post Catch of the Week!

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C.A.S.S.A Tri-Hawks U10 girls win Division title

Front: Elizabeth Fettig  Middle: Left to right: Brandy Singleton, Lily Briggs, Andrea Rios, Darrah Miller. Back Row: Loren Riddle, Makenna Outwin, Olivia Hearth, Ali Carlson, Emma Cassiday, Mia Joppich Assistant Coach Pete Singleton (Gray), Head Coach Ryan Outwin (Red)

Front: Elizabeth Fettig
Middle: Left to right: Brandy Singleton, Lily Briggs, Andrea Rios, Darrah Miller.
Back Row: Loren Riddle, Makenna Outwin, Olivia Hearth, Ali Carlson, Emma Cassiday, Mia Joppich
Assistant Coach Pete Singleton (Gray), Head Coach Ryan Outwin (Red)

The U10 girls clinched their Grand Valley Soccer Association (GVSA) Division 2 title, finishing the season 6-1-1.  This is their 2nd consecutive division title. After winning the Division 3 fall title with a record of 7-1, the Tri-Hawks were moved up to Division 2 this spring season.

This title came down to the final game. Coming into the last weekend, with two games left, the Tri-Hawks were sitting in 3rd place. The top two teams had finished their season and the Tri-Hawks just had to win their final two games to take the title.

On Saturday, they faced a relentless USA WISE team from Zeeland. Even though their opponents were winless on the season and only had one player on the bench to sub in, they put up a great effort. The Tri-Hawks won 2-1, moving into 2nd place. With TC Strikers sitting at 5-0-3 with 18 points, the Tri-Hawks were 5-1-1 with 16 points.  The Tri-Hawks 1 loss and 1 tie were at the hands of the first place TC Strikers team.  A win in their final game of the season would give them 19 points and the title.

The girls played some of their best soccer of the season. Great passing and communication on the field, as well as aggressive pressure on their opponents, got them a 3-0 shutout win and the title. The girls scored 17 goals in 8 games, and only gave up 11 goals on the season.


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Red Hawk Varsity tennis wraps up season


The Lady Red Hawks tennis team won the Sparta invitational by the score of Cedar Springs 13, Sparta 8, Fremont 5, and G.R. Union 2.

In OK Bronze conference play, Cedar Springs won one over Greenville, tied with West Catholic, and lost to Forest Hills Eastern, Forest Hills Northern, and Northview.

In regional competition, Cedar Springs had four players advance to the second round: #2 double Kellsie Rypma and Jordan Ackerman; #3 singles Katie Schumann; and #4 singles Rebecca Williams.

Competing in singles for the Red Hawks this year was #1 Shannon Leal; #2 Megan Brunett; #3 Katie Schumann; and #4 Rebecca Williams. Competing in doubles play was #1 Emma Schut and Julie Schut; #2 Kellsie Rypma and Jordan Ackerman; #3 Kat Scrivner and Jessica Brunett; and #4 Anna Behrenwald and Mariah Rios.

The Red Hawks graduated two seniors this year, Shannon Leal and Megan Brunett.

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Cedar View 55-meter dash champions

On Wednesday, June 4, the final day of school, the fastest runners in each classroom competed to be the fastest students in the 4th and 5th grades.

When the dust settled, the results were as follows:

4th grade girls – First place Alli Carlson; second place Emily Neiderheide; and third place Reegan Glyshaw.

4th grade boys – First place Aiden Brunin; second place Kyle Hoort; and third place Mitchell Metiva.

5th grade girls – First place Abby Buttermore; tied for second place Morgan Reyers and Sophia Dault; and third place Maggie Prins.

5th grade boys – Tied for first place Shayn Campione and Da’Montae Barnett; second place Spencer Bray; and third place Landon Totten.

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Athletes of the Month

Hause, Marble, and Frodl are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for June


Anna Hause

Anna Hause

Senior Anna Hause was named June 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Soccer.

Anna has been on varsity all 4 years of her high school career. She also has been a 2 year captain for the Red Hawks. Anna is involved with Red Hawk Kids Club, a youth soccer counselor, and is a member of yearbook. Anna has a 3.13 GPA and plans on attending GRCC after graduation.

Anna is the daughter of Kathy and Shawn Hause.

Kyler Marble

Kyler Marble

Junior Kyler Marble was named June 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Golf.

Kyler is a member of a young but improving golf team this year. Kyler is a 2 sport athlete for the Red Hawks also playing varsity basketball. Kyler excels in the classroom with a 3.48 GPA.   He is a member of Red Hawk Kids Club, National Honor Society, and is active in his church youth group.  Kyler is interested in starting a Chess Club in Cedar Springs.

Kyler is the son of Kristy and Jerry Marble.

Charlie Frodl

Charlie Frodl

Junior Charlie Frodl was named June 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Baseball.

Charlie is a member of the varsity program which just completed and impressive run in district play beating #2 ranked Comstock Park and finished as runner up in their district. Charlie excels in the classroom with a 3.79 GPA, all while balancing school, athletics and working for Wolverine Tool and Die.

Charlie is the son of Robin and Bill Frodl.

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2014-15 Athletic Sports Physicals

by White Pine Family Medicine 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ CS High school


All Cedar Springs Middle School and High School student athletes are required to have an up to date MHSAA sports physical on file before being allowed to participate in any tryout.


Physical forms will be available on location or you may download a form at www.csredhawks.org/athletics.

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