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Girls cross country team finishes strong 

The Lady Red Hawks cross country team finished 10th at regionals. L to R): Coach Marie Covey, Alexis Wood, Lauren Lett, Rachel Bowers, Madison Morris, Carolanne Merlington, Jill Detweiler, Tonya Tepin. Courtesy photo.

Cedar Springs junior Carolanne Merlington (right) is headed to the state meet. She is shown here with Coach Marie Covey. Courtesy photo.

Merlington qualifies for State

The Cedar Springs girls cross country team finished their season strong at regionals in Gaylord at the Michaywe Pines Golf Course on Saturday, October 28. The girls placed 10th overall but each of the seven members of the team had a personal or a season best record. 

Junior Carolanne Merlington led the Red Hawks with an outstanding personal best time of 19:55, placing 14th overall, and qualifying for the state meet. Jill Detweiler (junior) was next for the team with a season best time of 20:44. Lauren Lett (freshman) followed with a personal best time of 21:27; Alexis Wood (freshman) with a personal best of 22:19; Madison Morris (sophomore) with a personal best of 22:44; Tonya Tepin (sophomore) with a personal best of 22:47; and Rachel Bowers (senior) also with a personal best of 23:00. 

 “This girl’s team is one of the largest in CSHS history, which is exciting,” said Coach Marie Covey. “We have many runners experiencing high school cross country for the first time. They have improved so much over the season. I’m very proud of their accomplishments. I’m especially proud of Carolanne Merlington’s success and look forward to coaching her through state finals.”

Congratulations to the lady Red Hawks on a great season and best of luck to Carolanne Merlington who will be traveling to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn to compete in the state meet on November 4.

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Middle school cross country winds up season

The 2017 middle school cross country team had a successful season this year.  A record-breaking 52 runners, grades 6-8, came out this year.  

The boy’s team placed in the top two at their jamborees and invitationals this season. Led by a tight group of runners together, the boys placed 2nd at the conference meet, losing only by 5 points. Every boy improved his time throughout the season.  

The girl’s team also had a great season, finishing in the top 4 at every jamboree. At the conference meet, they finished 5th, however only 12 points separated 2nd through 5th place. Every girl improved her time throughout the season as well.

The future is bright for our Red Hawk Runners!

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Community pep rally – TONIGHT

UPDATE: from Cedar Springs Public Schools… The Community Pep Rally for tonight has been moved from the Red Hawk Stadium to the Cedar Springs High School gym due to the weather.

Thursday, November 2, 8 p.m.

From John Norton, Athletic Director, Cedar Springs High School

Come out this Thursday to Red Hawk stadium for a Community Pep Rally at 8:00 p.m. This is a completely free event where the school plans to celebrate the accomplishments of various sports teams and activities from this past fall. It will be a time to rally as a community and show support for those individuals that are representing our school and community at state level competitions this weekend. Music, introductions, giveaways and maybe a surprise or two. We hope to see everyone there! Go Red Hawks!

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Red Hawks roll over Tigers and into playoffs

Red Hawk junior Ethan West runs with the ball. Photo by Rob LaLone/Brittany Todd.

By Kayleigh Boomgaard

On Friday, October 20, the varsity Red Hawks of Cedar Springs squared off against the Tigers of Ottawa Hills, hoping to earn their spot in the playoffs. With a final game score of Cedar Springs 56, Ottawa Hills 12, the Hawks will move forward into the postseason, facing off against the Pioneers of East Grand Rapids at the Pioneers’ home stadium on Friday, October 27. 

In the first quarter against Ottawa Hills, the Red Hawks began on a high note, with 10 points on the scoreboard in their favor within the first 28 seconds of game time. The Hawks acquired their first points from a safety after a run by Tiger Jaier Harden. The Hawks then went on to score their first touchdown, ran in by junior Ryan Ringler, and followed by Nicholas Campione’s completed two-point conversion. Additional points in the first quarter were scored by Red Hawks Darius Barnett, Lucas Pienton, Gage Gardner, and Ethan West. 

The second quarter began with a score of Cedar Springs 26, Ottawa Hills 0. The Tigers were unable to take their place on the scoreboard until the second half of the game, leaving the stage to the Red Hawks. When the second quarter ended, the score stood at Cedar Springs 36, Ottawa Hills 0. 

In the second half of the game, the Tigers were able to score a total of 12 points, with their first touchdown ran in by Jaier Harden, and the second by Dajalon Copeland after a completed pass from Jaquise Jackson. 

The Hawk’s final touchdowns were scored by junior Ethan West and senior Hunter Daniels. These touchdowns were both followed by PATs (points after touchdowns) kicked by Moritz Lerch. 

Get ready for a white out! Dress in white to show your support for the Red Hawks when they play the EGR Pioneers this Friday, October 27. Photo by Justin Harnden.

The Red Hawks hope to bring in a win in the pre-regional round of the playoffs this Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. at East Grand Rapids, and they need your help to do it. They are asking all Red Hawk fans (kids and adults) to come dressed in white for a white out! Be ready to cheer on your Red Hawks and help usher them into the regional finals next week with a win against the Pioneers. Go Red Hawks!

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Lady Red Hawk Volleyball

The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Volleyball team had their share of ups and downs in competition last week. 

On Tuesday, October 17, they fell to Forest Hills Northern 0-3.

Then, on Thursday, October 19, Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball honored senior Sydney Plummer and her parents, when they hosted Forest Hills Central in an exciting final home match (18-25; 23-25; 26-24 and 11-25) with the Rangers. 

The ladies completed the week traveling to Sparta for the Varsity Invitational on Saturday, October 21, where they fell to the host Spartans 25-19, 14-25 and 18-25. The Red Hawks came back to beat Hastings 25-21, 25-19 and 25-14, before losing in single elimination Gold bracket play to Comstock Park 20-25 and 23-25. 

Senior outside hitter Sydney Plummer led the day with 33 kills, 29 digs, 4 aces and 21 service points. Libero Brighton Miller tallied 25 digs, 5 aces and 2 kills. Setter Maddie Outwin contributed 54 assists, 7 aces and 29 service points while Middle Hitter Grace Pavelka had 5 blocks and 12 kills. Lauren Kostus added 11 kills and 16 digs. Ashley Wise added 3 blocks and Arriana Rau put up 2 blocks.

The Lady Red Hawks return to action on Thursday evening, October 26, at 6 p.m. when they travel to Northview for their final conference match of the season.

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Band takes fourth in competition

By Kelli Hamilton

Saturday, October 21, was a gorgeous day to be in marching band. At 6:15 pm the Cedar Springs Marching Band took the field in Jenison, along with 42 other bands from around the state. All the shows were wonderful and well worth the price of admission. Cedar Springs placed fourth in flight III competition with a score of 86.95. Great job Marching Red Hawks! We are all proud of your hard work!

Next week the Marching Red Hawks will compete at Rockford in the Reeths Puffer Invitational.

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Soccer team takes second in tournament

 

On Saturday, October 21, five boys from Cedar Springs (making up the team Blue Thunder) played in Grant in a 4 on 4 Halloween tournament and took second place in the U10 age division.  They played a total of five games, staying undefeated until the final game, where they lost. Pictured from left to right (with trophies) back row is Keenan Ingersoll, Jacob Smith, Jax Shotko; and front row is Avery Umphrey, and Blake Schultz.  Coached by Dustin Ingersoll and Stacy Shotko.

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Pink game raises funds for Susan Komen Foundation

 

The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Volleyball team hosted a “Dig Pink” game in honor of breast cancer awareness on Tuesday, October 10. Athletic Director John Norton was happy with the results.

“Congratulations to the whole Cedar Springs Community and the Volleyball Program. After we pay some expenses, it is with great pride we will be making a donation in the amount of $1,591.53 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Michigan as a result of our “Pink out” Volleyball event last night,” announced Norton. “Thank you again to everyone who helped make this evening possible, and thank you to everyone who has donated to this great cause. Proud to be a Red Hawk.”

This was the first year that the Volleyball team held the event. Prior to this, it was held by the Varsity football team.

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Red Hawks fall to Rangers in battle for first place

The Red Hawks lost to the FHC Rangers last week, landing them in second place in the OK-White. They need to win their last game to make the playoffs. Photo by K&R Lalone.

By Kayleigh Boomgaard

On Friday, October 13, at 7pm, the Varsity Red Hawks of Cedar Springs faced off against the undefeated Rangers of Forest Hills Central at Red Hawk Stadium. The Red Hawks were defeated in this conference match up, with a final score of Forest Hills Central 35, Cedar Springs 20, setting a somber mood for senior night in Red Hawk Stadium.

Forest Hills Central athlete Luke Majick ran in the first touchdown of the night, with 9:25 left to play in the first quarter. Ranger Daniel Riser went on to kick a PAT (point after touchdown). The Hawks got on the board with only a little time left in the first quarter when junior Ryan Ringler made a 5-yard run into the end zone, followed by a completed two point conversion. Additional points for the Rangers in the quarter were scored by Kyle Basch and Ranger kicker Riser. The first quarter concluded with a score of Forest Hills Central 14, Cedar Springs 8.

The Red Hawks took the lead in the second quarter when Ringler made two additional completed runs into the end zone. The attempted PAT’s after these runs were incomplete. 

After returning from halftime with a standing score of Cedar Springs 20, Forest Hills Central 14, the game slowly went downhill for the Red Hawks. In the third and fourth quarters, the Red Hawks were unable to add to the scoreboard. The Rangers racked up a total of 21 points. 

Final score was FHC 35, Cedar Springs 20. This boosted FHC’s record to 6-0 in conference and 8-0 overall; and the Red Hawks’ record went to 4-1 conference and 5-3 overall. Although the Cedar Springs varsity football team was defeated by Forest Hills Central, the night was memorable, as the seniors played for what may be the very last time on their home turf. The boys walked the length of the field alongside one another as the song “The Boys of Fall” played throughout the stadium.

The next, and last regular game of the season for the Red Hawks will take place on Friday, October 20th against Ottawa Hills. This game will begin at 7 p.m. at Ottawa Hills’ home stadium. 

The Red Hawks need just one more win to advance to the playoffs. 

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Marching Red Hawks take the field

Red Flannel Queen Jenna Alcumbrack is also a drum major in the Cedar Springs Marching band. Photo by LeeAnne Whilden.

The Marching Red Hawks took their show inside at Belding and brought home a first place finish. Photo by Kelli Hamilton.

After taking 3rd place at the Rockford Invitational Sept. 23, Cedar Springs High School hosted 20 bands for the 57 Annual Red Flannel Invitational October 7.  The leadership team started the day with the Star Spangled Banner during the flag raising ceremony, along with the Red Flannel Queen and Court. On October 14, Cedar Springs Marching Red Hawks marched into Belding, on a crazy rainy day, and took first place. The competition was moved indoors due to rain. 

The Marching Hawks have been working hard on their show, Picasso, and would love you for everyone to come and see them perform. Their last three shows are Jenison Oct. 21, Rockford West Shore Invitational Oct. 28, and MCBA State Competition, November 4, Detroit Ford Field. Times TBD.

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