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Two Red Hawk wrestlers reach 150 wins

Senior Patrick Depiazza, Coach Nick Emery and Senior Jordan Ringler after the two wrestlers reached 150 wins. Photo by Jane Ringler.

Senior Patrick Depiazza, Coach Nick Emery and Senior Jordan Ringler after the two wrestlers reached 150 wins. Photo by Jane Ringler.

Team defends championship dual title

By Barbra Chong

The Cedar Springs Varsity wrestling team had a great week last week with wins at the Mona Shores quad and the Shelby Super Duals, and two Red Hawks each getting their 150th career win.

The team traveled to Mona Shores on Wednesday, January 25, for a quad meet. The Red Hawks had a successful night and claimed victories against both Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 65-9 and Grand Rapids Union, 78-6. 189 lb Ryan Ringler, Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza, 112 lb Nathan Male, 119 lb Logan Hull, 125/130 lb Aaron Smith, 125/130 lb Patrick Fliearman, 135 lb Jordan Andrus, 140 lb Jordan Ringler, 145 lb Jacob Galinis, 152 lb Lucus Pienton and 160 Zak Schmid all won both of their matches. 171 lb Xavier Anderson, 171 lb Nate Patin and 215 Chris Shaffer each won a match. Junior Varsity 125 lb Kaedrian Dines and 135 lb Anthony Brew each won both of their matches. 160 lb Corey Dymerski and 189 lb Caleb Baty each won a match.

On Saturday, January, 28, the Red Hawks traveled to Shelby for their Super Duals Meet with 12 area schools entered to compete. It was a successful day for the team. The day started off with a win against Ravenna, 56-6. The winning streak continued against Muskegon Catholic, 71-6. Fremont called out the Red Hawks during the Coaches seeding meeting. They felt they could match up pretty evenly with our team and the boys accepted the challenge and delivered a win, 50-21. Semi Finals brought us up against Shelby and concluded with another win, 56-12. Cedar Springs and Hart met against each other for the Championship Dual and the Red Hawks defended their Championship title for the second year in a row, final score, 45-21. Hart finished in 2nd Place and Shelby finished in 3rd Place. Individual placements are as follows: 125 lb Aaron Smith, 145/152 lb Lucus Pienton, 171/189 lb Ryan Ringler, 171/189 lb Nate Patin and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza all went undefeated with records of 5-0 for the day. 112 lb Nathan Male, 119 lb Logan Hull, 130 lb Jordan Andrus and 135 lb Jordan Ringler all claimed 4 wins each. 140/145 lb Jacob Galinis claimed 3 wins. 215 lb Chris Shaffer claimed 2 wins. 140 lb Anthony Brew and 160 lb Xavier Anderson claimed a win. There were also exhibition matches to gain more mat time. Patrick Fliearman claimed 2 wins, Anthony Brew and David Erxleben also claimed a win. During the Championship dual, two CS seniors, Patrick Depiazza and Jordan Ringler claimed their 150 Varsity Career win. This is a major accomplishment for any wrestler; it shows the level of skill and dedication to the sport. Patrick and Jordan are ranked in the top five of Cedar Springs Wrestling history. Senior Patrick Depiazza is currently ranked #4 and Sophomore Ryan Ringler are currently ranked #5 in the Power 15 State Ranking. The Power 15 is the best of the best of all the divisions listed in the State of Michigan. Ryan is the only Sophomore listed in this category full of Seniors. Congratulations to these hard working student athletes.

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CS Youth wrestling results MYWAY tournament

Photo by J. Troupe

Photo by J. Troupe

By Jacquie Troupe

Nineteen CS Youth wrestlers and their families joined 419 other grapplers at Grand Haven High School Sunday, January 29, for the weekly MYWAY West Region tournament, with 16 placing in the top four of their weight class.

“Sunday’s results are a testament to how hard these kids are working in practice. A special shout out to Chasyn Winchel & David DeWeese, taking 1st place in their weight classes for the very first time! Congratulations boys!” said Coach Bryan Goike.

The team had 16 pins and tech falls in a total time of 21:45; 188 match points for the day; and tied for 10th place over all with Mona Shores. They finished the day with 27W-30L.

Jonathan Libera had the fastest pin in :12, Bryson Streeter :23, Chasyn Winchel :23/ :47, David DeWeese :29, Blake Falan :36/ :44, Carter Falan :55, Andrew VanGessel 1:20,

Trevor Marsman had the most match points for the team with 34. Carter Falan had 22. Jonathan Libera had 20. Andrew VanGessel had 17. Hudson Crystal had 16. Ben Brunner had 15. Blake Falan had 13. Benjamin Streeter had 10.

In the 2010-2012 Open division, 49lb class Bryson Streeter 4th place after 4 matches. In the 52lb class Tucker Crystal placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 55lb class Chasyn Winchel placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 55lb class Jayden Mull placed 3rd after 2 matches. In the 58lb class Ben Streeter placed 4th after 3 matches.

In the 2008-2009 Open division, 64lb class Blake Falan placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the 72lb class Jonathan Libera placed 2nd after 4 matches.

In the 2006-2007 Novice division, 110lb class Dakota Winchel placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 150lb class David DeWeese placed 1st after 2 matches. In the Open division, 80lb class Hudson Crystal placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the 150lb class Wyatt Cooper placed 2nd after 2 matches.

In the 2004-2005 Novice division, 100lb class Ben Brunner placed 2nd after 2 matches.

In the Open division, 105lb class Carter Falan placed 1st after 4 matches.

In the 2002-2003 Open division, 85lb class Trevor Marsman placed 1st after 3 matches. In the 100lb class Andrew VanGessel placed 2nd after 4 matches.

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WMP results from Grand Haven, Ithaca and South Dakota

WMP wrestler Aaiden Vasquez who bumped up a weight class in order to have some mat time. Photo by B. Chong.

WMP wrestler Aaiden Vasquez who bumped up a weight class in order to have some mat time. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

West Michigan Pursuit had a busy weekend of wrestling traveling to Grand Haven, Ithaca and South Dakota. 62 lb Drew Moro entered the Buffalo Nationals–Midwest Tour in South Dakota. He battled into the Championship and lost by 2 points, finishing in 2nd Place.

WMP had 5 grapplers enter the MYWAY Greights North tournament in Ithaca and 3 finished in the top four. 80 lb Blake Peasley, 9/10 age group finished 4th place due to an injury default. 155 lb Aidan Dowdell, 13/15 age group finished 2nd Place. 59 lb Landon Foss, 9/10 age group claimed the Championship title.

WMP had 14 grapplers enter the Grand Haven tournament and placed 12 in the top four. 80 lb Blake Hammer, 11/12 age group; 55/59 lb Mason Hendrick, 9/10 age group and 80 lb Isaiah Smith, 9/10 age group finished 4th Place. 52/55 lb Kaleb Pautke, 7/8 age group and 75 lb Isaiah Sostenes, 9/10 age group finished 3rdPlace. 61 lb Selina Stalker, 4/6 age group and 52/55 lb Aaiden Vasquez, 7/8 age group finished 2nd Place. 64 lb Quinten Cassiday, 7/8 age group; 67 lb Chayson Eberspeaker, 7/8 age group; 55/59 lb Josh Vasquez, 9/10 age group; 49 lb Blake Werkema, 4/6 age group and 158 lb Maston Wood, 11/12 age group all claimed Championship titles.

“Often the focus is put on whether you win or lose; I believe that it is everything leading up to that point. How you conduct yourself is just as important, that response is what makes a Champion,” said Head Coach, Dave Andrus.

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Student Athletes of the Month – December 2016

Breanna Feikema, Senior, Girls Bowling

Breanna Feikema, Senior, Girls Bowling

Dugan Conely, Senior, Boys Bowling

Dugan Conely, Senior, Boys Bowling

Breanna Feikema, Senior, Girls Bowling and Dugan Conely, Senior, Boys Bowling were named December’s Student Athletes of the Month.

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Free admission with student ID

 

Students can get in FREE to the last 2 home hockey games of the season just by showing their student ID’s.

Location: Griff’s Ice House, 30 Coldbrook St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dates: Feb. 3 @ 6pm (vs. Hudsonville) & Feb. 17 @ 8pm (vs. Byron Center)

Get all the latest information regarding our co-op hockey team by visiting: http://www.falconshockey.net/

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Forest Hills Central and Midland Chemic Clash Invite

Red Hawk senior Patrick Fliearman at 125 lbs with a victory over Talan Cole of Midland. Photo by B. Chong.

Red Hawk senior Patrick Fliearman at 125 lbs with a victory over Talan Cole of Midland. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

On Friday, January 20, the Cedar Springs High School wrestling team traveled to Forest Hills Central for an OK White Conference Dual. The Red Hawks claimed a victory with a final score of 43-28. Winning their matches to contribute to the win was 119 lb Logan Hull; 125 lb Aaron Smith; 135 lb Jordan Ringler; 140 lb Jacob Galinis; 145 lb Lucus Pienton; 171 lb Ryan Ringler; Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza; and 112 lb Nathan Male.

On Saturday, January 21, the Red Hawks traveled to Midland for their Chemic Clash Invite with six teams competing. The first opponent of the day was Anchor Bay, and the Red Hawks lost, 24-40. The Red Hawks rallied to secure a win against Freeland, 57-15 and continued the winning streak against Mott, 66-16. Gaylord was the next opponent and it ended with a loss, 30-47. The Red Hawks ended the day against Midland with a win and final score of 42-26.

The final team standings were Anchor Bay with the Championship, Gaylord in 2nd Place, Cedar Springs with 3rd Place and Midland in 4th Place.

Individual records are as follows: 171/189 lb Ryan Ringler, Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza and 135/140 lb Jordan Ringler went undefeated, 5-0 for the day. Also undefeated for the day are 125/130 lb Aaron Smith, 4-0 and 125 lb Patrick Fliearman, 3-0. 215 lb Chris Shaffer, 119 lb Logan Hull, 140/145 lb Jacob Galinis and 145/152 lb Lucus Pienton secured 3 wins each. 112 lb Nathan Male, 130/135 lb Jordan Andrus, 152/160 lb Zak Schmid and 160/171 lb Xavier Anderson secured 2 wins each and 189 lb Nate Patin secured a win.

“With the post season rapidly approaching, we are seeing some of the boys begin to peak at the right time. February 2017 should be a very exciting time for Cedar Springs Varsity Wrestling,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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Cheer teams continue to finish in top spots

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team at West Catholic High School.

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team at West Catholic High School.

The Cedar Springs JV Competitive Cheer team at Comstock Park.

The Cedar Springs JV Competitive Cheer team at Comstock Park.

On Monday, January 16, the Cedar Springs Competitive Cheer teams traveled to Comstock Park for another Comstock Park Invitational.

Two teams competed at the JV level. With an unexpected absence from the team, coach Katy Hradsky had to quickly change and rework all three rounds.

In round 1, Cedar Springs JV took the mat and earned a score of 188.6. After round 2 they scored an additional 157.2, bringing their subtotal to 345.8. Round 3 gained them an additional 229.2, giving them a final score of 575 and a second place finish.

Four teams competed at the Varsity level.

After round 1 was complete, Cedar Springs Varsity received a score of 221.2. Round 2 gained them an additional 216.58, brining their subtotal to 437.78. Round 3 gained them 285.2, giving them a final score of 722.98 and another first place finish.

On, Friday, January 20, Cedar Springs JV & Varsity traveled to West Catholic High School for the WCHS Competitive Cheer Invitational. There were 16 high school teams competing, three at the JV level, and four D2 teams competing with our Varsity girls.

Cedar Springs JV took the lead in round 1 with a score of 184.90. Round 2 gained them another 158.72. After a 10-point deduction, they had a subtotal score of 333.62 and a 30 point lead going into round 3. The completion of round 3 gained an additional 234.2 points and secured their first place finish with a final score of 567.82 Cedar Springs Varsity ended round 1 with a score of 217.6 and third place at the start of competition, with only a three-point difference between 1st and 3rd place.

Round 2 gained them 213.86 points and brought them to a subtotal score of 431.46, which moved them to second place with more than a 20-point lead.

The completion of round 3 gained an additional 274.6 and a final score of 706.06 and a second place finish.

Wednesday Cedar Springs will host the next Conference meet. Conference meets are what helps move the girls beyond the regular season and on to districts, regionals, and state competition.

On Saturday January 28, Cedar Springs JV and Varsity will travel to East Kentwood High School for the LMCOAA Competition.

Come out and support these ladies and show your Red Hawk pride, as they work hard to represent their coaches and school.

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WMP wrestlers bring home medals

West Michigan Pursuit wrestler Isaiah Sostenes was a champion in the 75 lb 9/10 age group at Alma last weekend. Photo by B. Chong.

West Michigan Pursuit wrestler Isaiah Sostenes was a champion in the 75 lb 9/10 age group at Alma last weekend. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Lowell and Alma this past weekend. WMP had 3 grapplers enter to compete. Aiden Dowdell took second place in the 155 lb, 13/15 age group; and Selina Stalker finished in third in the 61 lb, 4/6 age group.

The Alma panthers hosted a monster trophy tournament where 13 WMP grapplers entered to compete, placing 11 in the top 4. In fourth place was 52 lb Desmond Smith, 4/6 age group; in third place was 59 lb Landon Foss, 9/10 age group and 72 lb Tyler Parmeter, 7/8 age group. In second place was 67 lb Luke Egan, 9/10 age group; 52 lb Kaleb Pautke, 7/8 age group, 80 lb Blake Peasley, 9/10 age group and 59 lb Josh Vasquez, 9/10 age group.

Champions of the day were 64 lb Quinten Cassiday, 7/8 age group; 67 lb Chayson Eberspeaker, 7/8 age group; 61 lb Drew Moro, 7/8 age group and 75 lb Isaiah Sostenes, 9/10 age group.

“Judging by the caliber of competition at this tournament, it gives me a great perspective of where we stand within the West Region. I am very proud of the kids who wrestle under me,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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CS Youth wrestlers take top spots

CS Youth wrestlers finished in top spots at the Lowell Open and Novice tournament last weeend. Photo by J. Troupe.

CS Youth wrestlers finished in top spots at the Lowell Open and Novice tournament last weeend. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

On Sunday, January 23, CSYWC joined 66 other teams to participate in the West Region’s Lowell Open & Novice Tournament. Twenty-nine CS Youth Wrestlers competed with 530 others to take the top spots in 101 classes. The team had 58 wins and 43 losses. The team came in 2nd in match points with 395, took 2nd place with number of pins/techs in shortest amount of time with 36 in 66:52.

“It is fantastic to see the improvement the wrestlers are making every week. Every wrestler remembers their first pin,” said Coach Bryan Goike.

Dawson Pike tied Colten Jackson from Saranac WC for 1st over all with fastest pin in :09. Thomas Prins had his very first pin in :34. Ricco Artecki had his very first pin in 2:26. William Dickinson came in 4th over all with :14. Carter Falan came in 12th with :22. Tommy Stevens tied for 21st with :31. Deegan Pike & Thomas Prins tied for 24th with :34.

Carter Falan had the fastest total pins for the team and came in 2nd over all with 4 in 4:12. Trevor Marsman took 1st over all in fastest techs with 2 in 6:24. William Dickinson came in 12th over all with 3 in 2:48. Tucker Crystal came in 27th over all with 3 in 5:22. Dakota Winchel came in 38th over all with 3 in 9:45. Tommy Stevens came in 61st over all with 2 in 1:37. Daniel Vaughn came in 88th over all with 2 in 3:12.

Trevor Marsman led the team in match points with 40 total (10th over all.) Dawson Pike & Wyatt Dickinson had 32, Hudson Crystal had 30, Blake Falan had 27, Deegan Pike had 26, Elijah Artecki had 21, Tucker Crystal had 20, Logan Troupe had 19, Gavyn Byxbe had 18, Carter Falan had 17, Jayden Mull & Daniel Vaughn had 14, William Dickinson had 12, Dakota Winchel had 11.

In the 2010-2012 Open division, 43lb-B class Dawson Pike placed 2nd after 4 matches, Wyatt Dickinson placed 4th after 4 matches. In the 52lb class Tucker Crystal placed 1st after 3 matches. In the combined 58/61lb class, Chasyn Winchel placed 2nd after 3 matches.

In the 2008-2009 Novice division, 52lb-B class Cade Troupe placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the 58lb-B class, Deegan Pike placed 2nd after 4 matches. In the 61lb-B class, William Dickinson placed 3rd after 5 matches. In the Open division, 64lb class Blake Falan placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the Open division, 72lb class Jonathan Libera placed 2nd after 2 matches.

In The 2006-2007 Novice division, 100lb class Elijah Artecki placed 3rd after 3 matches. In the 110lb class, Dakota Winchel placed 1st after 3 matches. In the Open division, 80lb class Hudson Crystal placed 1st after 4 matches. In the Open division, 100/110lb combined class Matthew Vaughn placed 2nd after 2 matches. In the Open division, 150/HWT combined class Wyatt Cooper placed 1st after 2 matches.

In the 2004-2005 Open division, 80lb class Tommy Stevens placed 2nd after 3 matches. In the 100lb class Logan Troupe placed 2nd after 5 matches. In the 105/112lb combined class Carter Falan placed 1st after 5 matches.

In the 2002-2003 Open division, in the 85/90lb combined class Trevor Marsman placed 1st after 3 matches. In the 95lb class Andrew VanGessel placed 3rd after 2 matches. In the 130lb class Daniel Vaughn placed 4th after 4 matches.

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Registration open for winter state games

 

Four new sports added 

The fourth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games are quickly approaching. Over 2,000 athletes will be competing in 20 different sports throughout January and February. Registration for the 2017 Winter Games is now open. The main weekend for competition is February 17-19, with events on January 29 and February 4-5. For the 2017 games, four new sports have been added to the competition including: Swimming (Postal Meet), Futsal, Shooting Sports- Sporting Clays, and the Winter Try-Athlon (Cross Country Skiing, Luge, and Speed Skating).

Swimming (Postal Meet) competitors swim at their local pool and mail in their split sheet. Athletes will swim as far as they can for one hour. They can choose to participate in the individual race, relay race, small team, or large team race.

Futsal is similar to indoor soccer played on a basketball court. It is played with five players on each side. This sport is fast-paced and requires technical skill and concentration from the athletes.

Sporting Clays, traditionally a Summer Games sport, makes its first appearance in the Winter Games. Athletes taking part in this sport will be shooting 100 birds and need to come prepared with their own shooting equipment and protective gear.

The Winter Try-Athlon includes cross country skiing, luge and speed skating. It is a competition and learning opportunity with clinics available for each sport. Individuals who have little or no background in one or all of the three events are encouraged to register.

Registration continues to be available online for all sports. The sports line up for the fourth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games scheduled events include Archery—Indoor, Basketball, BMX—Indoor, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Darts, Disc Golf, Fatbike, Fencing (including a wheelchair division), Fencing, Futsal, Karate, Racquetball, Rowing—Virtual, Ski/Snowboard, Shooting Sports (Pistol and Sporting Clays), Snowball Softball, Swimming (Postal Meet), Winter Try-Athlon, and Wrestling.

For a complete listing of all the sports included in the 2017 Winter Games and how to register, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesregistration.

In 2016, the Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games offered 20 sports, bringing more than 2,000 athletes from 25 Michigan counties to West Michigan. Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games participants and visitors contributed more than $500,000 in direct visitor spending that benefited West Michigan area hotels and local businesses.

Volunteers are still needed. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with

operations, registration, meal delivery, and more. Visit our volunteer page (www.stategamesofmichigan.com/volunteer).

Modeled after the Olympics, the Meijer State Games of Michigan welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability level, and embodies the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents

of Michigan. In August 2017, the Meijer State Games of Michigan will play host to the 2017 State Games of America.

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