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SPOTLIGHT ATHLETIC EVENTS


JANUARY/FEBRUARY – 2019

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

Home Cheerleading – SENIOR NIGHT, 6:00 PM

Senior recognition, Students admitted Free with Student ID

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019 Special CSHS Musical Preview and Student Section “NEON NIGHT.”

Neon Dance after the Game

Wild Game Tickets for Sale! RIVALRY GAME: Students admitted Free TO THE GAME with Student ID

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019 MAKE-UP GAME – Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball  “RED OUT”  5:30/7PM.

Special performance group throughout the night by the Cheer Team

Students admitted Free with Student ID

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019 Wrestling AT Sparta – DISTRICTS – “RED OUT”  – 5:30 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball  “JERSEY NIGHT” 5:30/7PM

Football/Cross Country and Fall All-Conference 

Recognition, Special National Anthem Performance

Students admitted Free with Student ID

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball 5:30/7PM

“DRESS-IN-YOUR-FAVORITE-THEME-OF-THE-WHOLE- SCHOOL-YEAR-NIGHT.”  After the Boys’ Basketball Game – World Record Attempt. 

Special Dance Team Performances – Both Games 

Halftime of the Girls Game – Traditional Passing of the drumstick for the Viking Clap!

Students admitted Free with Student ID

LETS GO RED HAWKS!

OTHER HAPPENINGS AT BASKETBALL GAMES

February 5 – Dance Team Performance at Girls’ BB Game

February 19 – Dance Team Performance at Boys’ BB Game and Bowler Recognition

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Red Hawks crush competition on Parents’ Night


From Ho Chi Minh City to Cedar Springs. Exchange student Long “Jack” Nguyen has traveled over 8,500 miles to enjoy his first taste of glory on the mat as a Red Hawk wrestler. Courtesy photo.

The varsity wrestlers said “Thank You” to their parents on Friday night by crushing Greenville and Ottawa Hills in O-K White competition.

Arch rival Greenville buzzed into town tied with the Red Hawks for second place in the O-K White at 3-1. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 18-0 lead but Cedar Springs went on to win nine of the next 11 bouts  to claim a final victory with a score of 47-24. The Red Hawks followed up by defeating the Ottawa Hills Bengals 70-6. The senior class includes Logan Hull, Aaron Smith, Lucus Pienton, Anthony Brew, Ryan Ringler, Bill Hammer and Xavier Anderson.

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CS Youth Wrestlers medal in Traverse City and Ionia


Cedar Springs youth wrestlers show off their medals. Courtesy photo.

The CSYW club sent wrestlers to both Traverse City and Ionia and came away with a host of medals. With an overall record of 65-46 on the weekend, 20 medals were brought back to Cedar Springs. 

Some of the best wrestlers in the state converged at the Far North Region Greights tournament hosted by Traverse City Central and battled it out for supremacy in the north. Sierra Streeter had a 2nd place finish in the Open 2012-2014 49lb weight class and Taylor Crystal had a 3rd place finish in the 52lb weight class. In the Open 2010-2011 Tucker Crystal brought home a second place medal in the 64lb weight class. Blake Falan took 1st place in the 2008-2009 Open 75lb bracket while on the Novice side Kale Faurot took 3rd place. The 2006-2007 age group saw Hudson Crystal taking 3rd place in the Open 100lb bracket. A pair of Red Hawks—Carter Falan and Logan Troupe—took 1st and 2nd in the 2004-2005 138lb weight class respectively.

In Ionia, twelve Red Hawks brought home medals as the CSYW team also placed 10th at the tournament with 15 total pins on the day. In the 2012-2014 age division, Deacon Reynolds recorded a 2nd place finish in the 46lb B bracket, while Jaxon Karafa took 4th place in the 61lb bracket.  In the 2010-2011 age division, Dillon VanDyke took 2nd place in the 61lb bracket and Chasyn Winchel had another strong showing with a 1st place finish in the 72lb weight class. In the combined bracket of 77/82lbs, Benjamin Streeter took 2nd place and Eli Gunderson took 1st place on the Novice side of the 52lb weight class. Rounding out the 2010-2011 age group, Jaxon Fitzgerald had a strong day enroute to a 3rd place finish in the 67lb bracket.

The 2008-2009 and 2006-2007 age divisions saw five more Red Hawks medal with Spencer Schoenborn turning in a 2nd place finish in the 08-09 Open 69lb bracket, and on the Novice side Caleb Austin taking 4th in a combined bracket of 74lb/75lbs. In the 06-07 age group, Kaiden Dreyer finished 2nd in the Open 90lb bracket while Wyatt Cooper also took second in the Heavyweight bracket. Rory Schoenborn finished things up for the Hawks with a 1st place finish in the combined Novice 85/90lb. bracket.

This week the CSYW team will head to the lakeshore to participate in the MyWAY West Region tournament hosted by West Ottawa.

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WMP wrestling results


Harper Cheng was the 80 lb Champion in the 11/12 age group at the West Region Tournament. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit spread out and had grapplers enter into several different competitions. 85 lb Ayden McClurken travelled to Atlantic City, New Jersey for a National Duals team. McClurken went 5-2 for the event and his team, the Cyclones, finished third in the 12U division. 

49 lb Brody Compau and 75 lb Luke Egan travelled to Mt. Morris for the All American Grappling Academy Tournament. Egan entered the 11/12 age group and Compau entered the 7/8 age group. Both claimed Championship titles, Monster Medals and an impressive American Flag. 

95 lb Blake Peasley travelled to South Dakota for the Buffalo Nationals tour. Peasley entered the 5th/6th grade division and finished 6th. 

WMP had five grapplers enter the Far North Region’s Greights tournament in Traverse City. 69 lb Evan Andrews, 9/10 age group finished 4th. Greights Champions are 54 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group; 66 lb Kellen Weckesser, 9/10 age group and 43 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group. 

The rest of the team travelled to the West Region’s Ionia tournament. 67 lb Jaxen Bowyer, 7/8 age group finished in 3rd. Those finishing second included 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group; 52 lb Austin Rogers, 7/8 Novice age group; 80 lb Alex Russo, 11/12 Novice age group and 64 lb Desmond Smith, 7/8 age group. West Region Champions are 85/90 lb Xavier Carpentier, 13/14 age group; 75 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group; 80 lb Harper Cheng, 11/12 age group; 85 lb Tyler Parmeter, 9/10 age group; 46 lb Emmett Russo, 4/6 age group and 75 lb Joshua Vasquez, 11/12 age group. 

“The kids have spread out this week and I am proud of their performance,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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CTA Basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball: Front row (L to R): Hannah Hofstra, Faith Watson, Brin Calkins. Middle Row (L to R): Alyssa Shelagowski, Ruby Tompkins, Alison Fisk, Jayda Schreiber, Nadelynn Brinley, Vicky Wu, Tori Wierda. Back Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Holly Fahling, Molly Wortz, Alyssa Bishop, Elizabeth Jahns, Kaela Bucholz, Head Coach Lisa Perry, Gabi Fahling.

Varsity Boys Basketball: Front Row (L to R): Ivan Winters, Jordan Brown, Tobius Potter, Ethan Watson, Binh Nguyen. Back Row (L to R): Coach Todd Bowmar, Mikey Lemson, Collin Bishop, Luke Hubbard, Charles Wortz, John Wortz, Assistant Coach Dawson Armstrong.


Middle School Boys Basketball: Front Row (L to R): Head Coach Todd Bowmar, Jacob Perry, Parker Tompkins, Landon Beiter, Landon Winters, Avery Bishop, Zach Gibbs, Kaden Winters, Assistant Coach Dawson Armstrong.

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Lady Red Hawks fall to Forest Hills


Sophomore Arianna Rau goes up for a basket in game action Friday night at Forest Hills Central. Photo courtesy of Lisa Lewis.



The Cedar Springs girls basketball team dropped a pair of conference games last week, losing 22-40 to Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday, January 8, and 44-53 to Forest Hills Central on Friday, January 11.

In a first half that saw both teams struggle to score, Cedar Springs led 6-5 mid way through the 2nd quarter before Northern went on a small run to lead 15-8 at the half. After falling behind by 20 points at the end of the third quarter, the ladies put together a nice fourth quarter. 

Sophomore Arianna Rau led the Red Hawks scoring 10 points and hauling in 5 rebounds.

On Friday, Forest Hills Central jumped out of the gate to a 21-point first half lead.  Cedar used its pressure defense to force Central into numerous turnovers, and shots started to fall. The lead was cut to 6 points in the fourth quarter but the first half hole proved to much to dig out of.

Sophomore Avery Sparling led the Red Hawk attack with 14 points. Fellow sophomore Kaelyn Colclausure followed with 8 points and 7 rebounds. Rau scored 7 points and hauled in 7 rebounds on the night.

The Lady Red Hawks were back in action this week with a non-conference home game against North Pointe Christian on Tuesday night, January 15, and they hit the road again on Friday, January 18, with a conference game at Northview. Boys games start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ladies at 7:00 p.m. both nights.

Cedar Springs is 4-4 overall on the season.

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Red Hawk cheer teams tear up the mat


The Cedar Springs varsity cheer team at Stoney Creek. 
Courtesy photo

The OK White Conference opener was held at Forest Hills Central High School on January 9. The Cedar Springs Varsity team dominated the meet against conference rivals Forest Hills Northern, Forest Hills Central, Northview, and Lowell and finished with a combined round three score of 750.02, with the second place team trailing behind by 91.64 points. 

 The JV team also finished first at their first OK-Blue Conference competition in Sparta, a day after replacing a teammate in all three rounds due to an injury. “The girls really stuck together and helped their teammates learn their new positions. They are a small JV team with big goals and it showed on the mat,” commented JV coach Katy Hradsky.

The CS middle school cheer team took second at Comstock Park. Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs Middle School team closed out their season on January 9 by earning second place at Comstock Park. “I couldn’t be more proud of what these girls accomplished this season. Three-quarters of the team were brand new to competitive cheer and still managed to earn two first place wins and six second place finishes.  I can’t wait to see what this group of young ladies can accomplish next season,” said an enthusiastic coach Abby Olszewski.

On Saturday, January 12, the high school teams traveled to the east side of the state to compete in the prestigious Stoney Creek High School Invitational, and earned their highest scores of the season. The Varsity team competed against twelve of the highest ranked teams in the state and finished 6th place (out of 12 schools) with a combined round three score of 763.34. The JV team finished 2nd (out of 4 schools) with a combined round three score of 639.8. “I am really proud of them,” commented Varsity coach Anne Olszewski.

Join us at Cedar Springs High School on Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. for the only home meet of the season. Let’s fill the stands and cheer the Lady Red Hawks on their road to state…#EARNIT!

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All conference athletes for fall


Below are the all conference athletes for fall sports.

Pictured from L to R: 

Front row 1: Lucus Pienton (Football), Gage Gardner (Football), Abe Winkels (Soccer), Dilan Sargent (Cross Country), Jaydon Moleski (Cross Country)

Middle row: Ben Shaw (Football), Ryan Ringler (Football), Sage Serbenta (Football), Landon Totten (Football)

Back row: Austin Mann (Cross Country), Easton Mooney (Soccer), Grace Pavelka (Volleyball), Corey Bowers (Cross Country), Dane Conely (Tennis)

Missing: Kolby Swank (Football)

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Meade ignites Varsity wrestlers; Smith & Hull Reach 100


Joey Meade ignited the Cedar Springs varsity wrestling squad on Friday night, January 11, at Greenville High School. 

The boys first singed the Rangers of Forest Hills Central 47-21 before burning the Huskies of Forest Hills Northern 53-18. On paper, either match-up could have gone both ways but the Red Hawks dug deep through the toss up matches to bring the dual victories back home to C-town. The team now stands at 3-1 and is in second place in the O-K White behind 5-time state champion Lowell. 

“It’s always nice to see the underclassmen begin to step up and fill the shoes of the senior class. The future looks bright!” said Head Coach Nicholas Emery. 

The varsity lineup includes underclassmen talents such as Meade, Trevor Marsman, Andrew Vangessel, Ben Brunner, Cole Hack, Alex Ream, Nate Elliston, Matt Price, Noah Duran, Eli Oser and James Joldersma.

The legendary senior class also enjoyed a memorable weekend. Aaron Smith and Logan Hull both reached 100 victory marks as Red Hawks. 100 victories is a major milestone in high school wrestling and have been done by only 10 other Red Hawks this decade (Baird, Wamser, Oehme, Vodry, Lenardson, J. Ringler,  Depiazza, R. Ringler, Pienton, Galinis).

On Saturday, January 12, the gang competed in the Clash of Champions at Warren Woods Tower high school. The team placed third out of 21 schools. Ryan Ringler (171lbs) and Sage Serbenta (189lbs) walked out as champions. Finalists included Marsman, Smith, Hull, Lucus Pienton and Anthony Brew. David Erxleben Jr. placed fifth while Van Gessel and Hack also contributed for the Red Hawks.

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CSY wrestlers earn medals at Greights and Alma Tournaments


Chasyn Winchel took first place at Alma in the 2010/2011 age group, 72 lb bracket. Courtesy photo.

Thirty-two Cedar Springs Red Hawks wrestled over the weekend and came away with 24 medals. The West Region Greights Tournament, hosted by Muskegon Orchardview, saw wrestlers from over 90 clubs from across the state converge to do battle in what was the first of many high profile tournaments in the coming weeks. 

Coach Jake Marsman was pleased with the outcome. “Many of our wrestlers wrestled in the toughest brackets they have seen all season and were able to bring home the hardware,” he said.

Chasyn Winchel traveled to Alma to wrestle in the 2010/2011 72lb weight bracket and came away with a 1st place finish. 

Opening up the Greights action in the 2012/2014 age group Sierra Streeter and Taylor Crystal both had 2nd place finishes in the 49lb and 52lb weight classes respectively. 

In the 2010/2011 age division, Bryson Streeter took 4th in the 52lb weight bracket and Tucker Crystal took 2nd in the 64lb weight class. The Novice 52lb bracket saw a pair of Red Hawks place with Dawson Pike taking 2nd and Tristan Wilkerson taking 4th place. Dillon VanDyke took first place in the Novice 61lb bracket while Jaxon Fitzerald took 4th place in the Novice 67lb bracket. Jayce Karafa rounded out the action with a 3rd place finish in the 82lb bracket.

Deagan Pike got things started on the Open side of the 2008/2009 age division with a strong 3rd place finish in the 69lb bracket. Blake Falan finished 4th in the 78lb class while Jonathan Libera finished 2nd in the 81lb class. On the Novice side Tucker Dines took 2nd in the 57lb bracket; Timothy Smith took 4th in the 78lb bracket; and Alex Hanes took 1st in the 81lb bracket.

The 2006/2007 age division saw more Red Hawks medal as Gavyn Byxbe took 4th in the Open 95lb bracket and Hudson Crystal came away with a 3rd place finish in the Open 105lb bracket. In the heavy weight division, Wyatt Cooper had came away with a 2nd place finish. On the Novice side Rory Schoenborn turned in a 1st place finish to round out the age group.

Wrapping up the action was the 2004/2005 age division and four more Red Hawks secured medals. Tommy Stevens and Logan Troupe both had 3rd place finishes in the 114lb and 138lb brackets respectively. Also medaling were Antwuan Nicholls at 145lbs and Maston Wood at 195lbs, both turning in solid 2nd place performances.

Next week CSYW travels to Ionia and Traverse City for more wrestling action.

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