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Red Hawk Volleyball loses to FH Central

 

CSHS Varsity Volleyball dropped a 0-3 decision to conference foe Forest Hills Central on their home court Tuesday evening (Sept. 27). The Rangers, a top team in the conference, took the match 13-25, 13-25 and 13-25, dropping the Lady Red Hawks to 1-4-0 in the conference and 3-11-1 overall.

Stat leaders in the match for the Red Hawks were Senior Captain Kaitlyn Coons who played a strong defensive game putting up 24 serve receives, 7 digs, 1 ace and 3 service points.  Outside Hitter Sydney Plummer led the offense with 8 kills.  Setters Ali Sparling and Sienna Wight tallied 6 and 4 assists respectively.

The ladies hosted Northview Tuesday, and will host Lowell on Thursday evening at 6:30pm, and then travel to Morley Stanwood on Saturday for tournament play beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Middle School football schedule

 

Middle school football is back! Gate fee: $3.00 adult and $2.00 per student. Rocket football players with jersey get in free.

Game times: 7th grade 5:00 p.m., 8th grade 6:30 p.m.

See schedule for next Wednesday, October 5, below:

Week          Date                Venue                Opponent

5       October 12           Cedar Springs    South Christian

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Rocket Football

Rocket Football schedule for next week Saturday, October 15, for grades 3-6.

GAME 6 – October 15th
9:00AM AWAY CS Team 2 Egan vs Big Rapids Team 2 N/A
9:00AM AWAY CS Team 3 Slager vs Tri County N/A
9:00AM AWAY CS Team 1 Castle vs Sparta N/A
10:30AM AWAY CS Team 4 Austin vs Tri County N/A
12:00PM AWAY CS Team 6 Lange vs Big Rapids Team 2 N/A
12:00PM AWAY CS Team 7 Dipiazza vs Tri County N/A
1:30PM AWAY CS Team 8 Kiphart vs Tri County N/A
3:00PM AWAY CS Team 5 Crouch vs Middleville N/A

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Red Hawks suffer tough loss to GR Christian

Red Hawk defensive back Collin Alvesteffer tackles Grand Rapids Christian receiver Darius Barfield.  Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone.

Red Hawk defensive back Collin Alvesteffer tackles Grand Rapids Christian receiver Darius Barfield.
Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone.

By Maddie Nichols, student reporter

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks took on a tough competitor, the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles, last Friday, September 23, at home, and ended the night with a hard loss, 41-16.

The Red Hawks started the game off strong with runs by sophomore Ryan Ringler, junior John Todd, and seniors Austin Basso, Jacob Hooker, and Collin Alvesteffer. Midway into the first quarter, Hooker ran in for a touchdown and senior Dustin Shaw kicked the extra point, giving the Hawks a 7-0 lead. However, with three minutes left of the first quarter, Grand Rapids Christian scored a touchdown. Cedar’s defense stepped up and kept the score at 7-7.

Despite the defensive efforts by Ringler, Alvesteffer, and Todd, the Eagles scored a touchdown with a little over four minutes left of the half, and Cedar trailed 14-7. The Hawks fought back, gaining some yardage and Alvesteffer threw in a touchdown to Hooker with a minute and a half to spare. The kick was no good, making the score 14-13 but not for long. Soon after, Grand Rapids Christian came back and get a touchdown at the very end of the second quarter making the score 21-13 going into halftime.

Getting into the third quarter, the Hawks defense pulled through and stopped the Eagles from advancing. Tackles by Alvesteffer, Shaw, sophomore Lucas Pienton, junior Nate Patin, and senior Austin Ellis kept GR Christian from scoring. During the third quarter, Alvesteffer made a long run, got tackled and sprained his ankle. The injury forced him to come off the field and hand over his quarter back spot to junior Nick Campione to finish out the game. Soon after, Shaw kicked a field goal to make the score 21-16, Hawks down by five points. Tackles by Patin and Todd kept the score down going into the fourth.

However, Cedar couldn’t find an opportunity to score during the fourth quarter. Another key player, Austin Ellis, received a knee injury that prevented him from coming back into the game. The Eagles made a field goal and scored two touchdowns, one with 6 and a half minutes and one with only forty five seconds left of the game. The final score was 41-16.

After a hard loss, Cedar is ready to make adjustments and defeat Lowell this Friday, September 30.

Cedar Springs is now 2-0 in the OK-White conference, and 3-2 overall.

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Local BMX family extends state championship reign

Noah Salisbury is BMX state champion in 14 Expert and 14 Cruiser classes.

Noah Salisbury is BMX state champion in 14 Expert and 14 Cruiser classes.

On August 28, 2016, the Michigan BMX State Championship Finals were hosted at Rock City BMX in Rockford. Noah and Abbey Salisbury both successfully defended their titles as State Champion.

Noah “Dirt Hawk” reclaimed state titles in both the 14 Expert and 14 Cruiser classes for the second year straight, and currently claims both #1 plates in the District, too. He also plays halfback and free safety for the Cedar Springs Red Hawks freshman football team. On September 25, Noah won the Indiana BMX State Championship Finals, also a repeat of last year.

Abbey Salisbury (far right) is BMX state champion in12 Girls and 12 Girls Cruiser classes.

Abbey Salisbury (far right) is BMX state champion in12 Girls and 12 Girls Cruiser classes.

Abbey “Bombshell” also captured victory in both the 12 Girls and 12 Girls Cruiser classes. She now holds an impressive 8 State Champion designations, as well as two District titles.

“Gnarly” Marley Salisbury, a part-time racer, finished the season at #4 in the 8 Girls class.

Marley Salisbury took #4 in the 8 Girls class.

Marley Salisbury took #4 in the 8 Girls class.

BMX is a year-round sport in our area, racing outdoors all summer and indoors in Greenville all winter. Anyone interested in trying BMX can find more info at rockcitybmx.com, rockcityindoorbmx.com, or search for Rock City BMX on Facebook.

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Middle School football schedule

 

Middle school football is back! Gate fee: $3.00 adult and $2.00 per student. Rocket football players with jersey get in free.

Game times: 7th grade 5:00 p.m., 8th grade 6:30 p.m.

See schedule for next Wednesday, October 5, below:

Week          Date                Venue                Opponent

4        October 5           Northview              Northview

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Rocket Football

 

Rocket Football schedule for next week Saturday, October 8, for grades 3-6. Home games are at Skinner Field.

GAME 5 – October 8th
9:00AM HOME CS Team 1 Austin vs Coopersville Team 1 Kiphart
10:30AM HOME CS Team 3 Slager vs Coopersville Team 2 Kiphart
12:00PM HOME CS Team 4 Austin vs Coopersville Team 3 Kiphart
1:30PM HOME CS Team 5 Crouch vs Middleville Team 1 Kiphart
12:00PM HOME CS Team 7 Dipiazza vs Kenowa Hills Team 1 Kip/Dew
1:30PM HOME CS Team 8 Kiphart vs Kenowa Hills Team 2 Deweese
9:00AM AWAY CS Team 2 Egan vs Montabella Team 1 Dew/Nien

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Red Hawks rock homecoming game

Senior Collin Alvesteffer scored four touchdowns in the game against Northview last Friday, September 16. Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone.

Senior Collin Alvesteffer scored four touchdowns in the game against Northview last Friday, September 16. Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone.

By Maddie Nichols, student reporter

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks took on the Northview’s Wildcats for their fourth game of the season, the first in their own stadium this season, and also the school’s homecoming game.

With a huge student section pushing for a win, senior Collin Alvesteffer started the game with a pick six within a minute and a half of the first quarter. The kick was good and the Hawks found themselves up 7-0 with 10 minutes and 57 seconds left. Cedar held off the Wildcats with tackles by juniors John Todd and Nate Patin, as well as senior Austin Basso. Alvesteffer got another touchdown, with 5 minutes and 8 seconds remaining, while Dustin Shaw had a successful kick giving the Hawks a 14-0 lead.

Thirty seconds into the second quarter, Alvesteffer ran in for another touchdown, leaving Cedar up by 21 points. Only 10 seconds later, senior Jacob Hooker scored a touchdown with 11 minutes and 12 seconds remaining of the first half, making the score 27-0. Northview finally got on the board with a long run and touchdown with 3 minutes and 34 seconds left on the clock, making the score 27-7. Runs by seniors Hooker and Basso led to a touchdown by sophomore Lucas Pienton, with a little under 2 minutes remaining. The halftime score was Cedar up 33-7.

After the Homecoming Queen and King announcement, the sideline cheerleader routine, and the marching band performance, lightning struck and the game received a thirty-minute delay. Fans were asked to leave the stands during the delay.

Alvesteffer got his fourth touchdown shortly after the beginning of the second half, increasing the Hawks’ lead to 41-7.

In the fourth quarter, Northview made a long run and got a touchdown after a penalty was called on Cedar Springs, with 9 minutes and 20 seconds left of the game. With the score 41-13, the Northview fans got riled up to make a comeback and pushed their team to get another touchdown, which they did, with 5 minutes and 15 seconds left in the game. The two-point conversion was no good, making the score 41-19. A long run by Lucas Pienton led to a touchdown by junior Darius Barnett, 3 minutes and 30 seconds left in the game. The two-point conversion was good making the score 49-19. Tackles by sophomore Ryan Ringler and junior John Todd closed out the game with the final score being 49-19.

Cedar Springs is now 2-0 in conference and 3-1 overall. Their next game is Friday, September 23, when they host Grand Rapids Christian (4-0) in the MLive Game of the Week.

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Cedar Springs youth soccer night 

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#Rickerstrong Game 

Join the Cedar Springs Soccer teams on Tuesday October 4th, 2016, when they hold a Youth Cancer Awareness Night in support of Brison Ricker, a Cedar Springs High School Varsity Soccer player. Cedar Springs will host Greenville with JV at 5:00 p.m. and Varsity at 6:45 p.m.

There will be Face Painting, Giveaways, Raffles, Prizes, and a halftime presentation. Youth players wearing a jersey get in free with a paid adult.

Contact Kyle.Avink@gmail.com with any questions.

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5th Annual Cedar Springs Pink Game

s-pinkgame-logoThe 5th annual Cedar Springs Pink game for cancer awareness is Friday, October 7, 2016, at Red Hawk Stadium.

Pink game T-shirts are available for purchase at the High School main office. Cost is $10 for size youth-adult xl and $12 for 2x. Honor package also available for $50~includes meet and greet with appetizers before game, goodie bag, t-shirt, and a memory walk with athlete onto field.

For more information please call the High School main office at 696-1200.

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