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CS Cheer teams take first at meets

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team took first at both Comstock Park and Forest Hills Northern.

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team took first at both Comstock Park and Forest Hills Northern.

Saturday, January 7, brought all three Cedar Springs competitive cheer teams to Comstock Park for the Comstock Park cheer invitational. In total there were 12 middle school teams, six JV teams and 24 Varsity teams, in which our varsity competed for first place against seven district teams.
Cedar Springs middle took second place with a round 2 score of 135.08 and a round 3 score of 284.3, bringing them a total score of 419.38.

Cedar Springs JV took first place with a round 1 score of 180.7, a round 2 score of 147.3 and a round 3 score of 243.7, bringing them to an overall total of 571.94.

Cedar Springs Varsity took first place with a round 1 score of 211.6, a round 2 score of 216..28 and a round 3 score of 264.4, bringing them an overall total of 692.28.

On Monday, January 9, the JV & Varsity traveled to FHN for their first conference meet of the season.

Cedar Springs JV brought home another first place finish with a final score of 566.90. Coach Katy Hradsky said, “I am very proud of my team and their first conference performance. Since we are the only JV team in our conference our goal is to be ourselves and improve every week. I would have to say that the girls did just that! This is a very talented group of athletes. I can’t wait to see where the season takes them.”

Cedar Springs Varsity also brought home another first place finish with the final score of 738.48 and some of their highest scores of the season.

Coach Anne Olszewski said, “I am very proud of them. This is only the fourth meet of the season and we are scoring above 725! If we can continue to improve and maintain our work ethic, I am very hopeful for state finals at the Delta Plex in March!”

The next competition will be Saturday, January 14, at Wyoming Middle school at 1 p.m.

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Red Hawk wrestler take second place at Allendale

Patrick Depiazza was Heavy Weight Champion and named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Allendale invitational last week. Photo by B. Chong.

Patrick Depiazza was Heavy Weight Champion and named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Allendale invitational last week. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

Wednesday, January 4, Cedar Springs High School traveled to Rockford for an OK White Conference Quad. The Red Hawks started the night off against Ottawa Hills claiming a victory at every match, final score 78-0. Rockford was our next opponent of the night and unfortunately ended with a loss, 24-41. 119 lb Logan Hull, 130 lb Aaron Smith, 160 lb Lucus Pienton, 171/189 lb Ryan Ringler and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza went undefeated with 2 wins each. 112 lb Nathan Male, 125 Patrick Fliearman, 135 lb Jordan Andrus, 140lb Jordan Ringler, 145 lb Anthony Brew, 152 Jacob Galinis, 171 lb Xavier Anderson and 215 lb Chris Shaffer each won a match. On JV, 152 lb Zak Schmid went undefeated with two wins each and Kaedrian Dines won a match.

Saturday, January 7, Cedar Springs traveled to Allendale for the Falcon Invite. The tournament attracted fifteen area teams and some tough competition. Final team standings were Lakeshore with the Championship and score of 216.50, Cedar Springs took 2nd Place with a score of 205.50 points and Allendale took 3rd Place with a score of 200. The tournament was broke up into Varsity A and B teams. Cedar Springs entered twelve competitors into the Varsity A division. Final Placements are as follows: Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza, who remains undefeated this season, took home a Championship Title as well as Most Outstanding Wrestler award; 189 lb Ryan Ringler , 145 lb Lucus Pienton and 140 lb Jordan Ringler also took home Championship titles; 152 Jacob Galinis took home 2nd Place; 119 lb Logan Hull, 125 lb Patrick Fliearman and 171 lb Nate Patin took 3rd Place each; 112 lb Nathan Male, 130 lb Aaron Smith, 135 lb Jordan Andrus and 160 lb Zak Schmid took 5th Place each. The Varsity B Team entered five competitors. 119 lb Kaedrian Dines and 135 lb Anthony Brew each took home a Championship Title; 215 lb Caleb Baty took home 4th Place and 171 lb Xavier Anderson took home 5th Place.

“We’re just a bunch of Cedar Kids doing what Cedar kids do. We have taken some lickings but we keep on ticking,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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Red Hawk bowling results

Red Hawk boys bowling team took 2nd place in a baker tournament at Park Center Lanes. Left to right Jared Caniff, Brayden Harper, Dane Conely, Jonah Drake, Dugan Conely, Jared Liggett, Josh Hamilton, Kaleb Fisk, Coach Tim Jackson.

Red Hawk boys bowling team took 2nd place in a baker tournament at Park Center Lanes. Left to right Jared Caniff, Brayden Harper, Dane Conely, Jonah Drake, Dugan Conely, Jared Liggett, Josh Hamilton, Kaleb Fisk, Coach Tim Jackson.

On December 27, Park Center lanes in Wyoming hosted a baker tournament.

The Cedar Springs Boys bowling team took 2nd Place against South Christian with a 2 baker total of 302-348.

The Lady Red Hawks bowling team fell short to Hopkins in the semifinals. Sophomore Sarah Galloway bowled her High school high of 211 and sophomore Rose Baty bowled her high school high of 117.

On January 4, the Red Hawks hosted a conference match at Rockford Lanes against Northview. The Cedar Springs boys team fell short with a score of 4-26, and the girls lost 2-28.

On January 8, the teams competed at the Jenison invitational. The CS boys team placed 5th. Red Hawk Josh Hamilton placed 5th in the individuals for boys with a pin total of 413 in 2 games.

The Girls placed 6th.

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CS Youth wrestlers travel the mitten

CS Youth wrestlers at the Big Rapids tournament: Kneeling L-R: Brandson Wood, Tucker Crystal, Caleigh Wood. Standing L-R: Andrew VanGessel, Hudson Crystal, Coach Amy Marsman, Trevor Marsman. Photo courtesy of Doug Crystal. 

CS Youth wrestlers at the Big Rapids tournament: Kneeling L-R: Brandson Wood, Tucker Crystal, Caleigh Wood. Standing L-R: Andrew VanGessel, Hudson Crystal, Coach Amy Marsman, Trevor Marsman. Photo courtesy of Doug Crystal.

“We sent wrestlers to three different tournaments and they all did extremely well. The younger kids are getting better every week and having fun. We couldn’t be more proud of the way they are coming along,” said Coach Scott after Grandville’s meet Sunday afternoon.

In the West Region, 20 wrestlers and their families joined 63 other teams to compete in the Grandville WC tournament. They had 52 matches tallying up 202 points, finishing 9th for the day. Leading the team were Sierra Streeter (36), Cole Haack (28), Chasyn Winchel (28) and Ben Brunner (25). Wyatt Dickinson, Dakota Winchel and Ben Brunner had the fastest pins.

In the 12-10 Open 40lb division, Sierra Streeter wrestled 4 matches taking 4th place. In the 49lb A & B divisions Wyatt Dickinson had 1 bye and wrestled 3 matches taking 3rd place. Bryson Streeter wrestled 3 matches taking 4th place. In the 55lb division Jaxon Fitzgerald had 1 bye and wrestled 3 matches taking 4th place. In the 58lb division Chasyn Winchel wrestled 3 matches taking 2nd place and Ben Streeter had 3 matches taking 4th place. In the 82lb division, Luke Ball wrestled 2 matches taking 1st place. In the 07-06 Novice 90lb division, Thomas Prins wrestled 2 matches taking 3rd place. In the 110lb division Dakota Winchel wrestled 2 matches taking 1st place. In the HWT Open division Wyatt Cooper wrestled 2 matches taking 1st place. In the 05-04 Novice 95lb division Cole Haack had 1 bye and wrestled 3 matches taking 3rd place. In the 100lb division Ben Brunner wrestled 3 matches taking 1st place. In the 100lb Open division Logan Troupe wrestled 4 matches taking 3rd place. In the 03-02 Open 145lb division Ariana Meyers wrestled 3 matches taking 4th place.

In the North Region, our 8 wrestlers joined 35 teams competing in The Cardinal Clash at Big Rapids HS. They had 23 matches tallying 74 points for the day. Leading the team were Tucker Crystal (25), Andrew VanGessel (17), Hudson Crystal (13) and Trevor Marsman (11).

In the 12-10 Open 52lb division Tucker Crystal wrestled 3 matches taking 1st place. In the 58lb division Jayce Karafa wrestled 2 matches taking 2nd place. In the 09-08 Open 49lb division Caleigh Wood had a bye and wrestled 3 matches taking 2nd place. In the 77lb division Corbin Bowen wrestled 3 matches taking 4th place. In the 07-06 Open 55lb division Brandson Wood wrestled 3 matches taking 2nd place. In the 85lb division Hudson Crystal wrestled 5 matches taking 2nd place. In the 03-02 Open 85lb division Trevor Marsman wrestled 3 matches taking 1st place. In the 95lb division Andrew VanGessel wrestled 2 matches taking 1st place.

In the Southwest Region, our 4 wrestlers joined 73 teams competing in MYWAY Greights at Otsego HS. They had 13 matches tallying 59 points for the day. Leading the team were Tommy Stevens (21), Blake Falan (13), Carter Falan (10) and Gavyn Byxbe (5). In the 05-04 Open 80lb division Tommy Stevens wrestled 4 matches taking 3rd place. In the 105lb division Carter Falan wrestled 3 matches taking 1st place.

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WMP wrestlers win trophies, medals

 

Results from Battle on the Eve, Great Lakes Championship, Grandville, Big Rapids and Otsego.

By Barbra Chong

Josh Vasquez earned a Championship title in the 55/59 lb, 9/10 age group at Grandville, last weekend. Photo by Melissa Egan.

Josh Vasquez earned a Championship title in the 55/59 lb, 9/10 age group at Grandville, last weekend. Photo by Melissa Egan.

West Michigan Pursuit has had a busy schedule of wrestling. Drew Moro traveled to Missouri for the Battle on the Eve, December 31. He competed in the 8 and under age group/60 lb weight class. Drew went undefeated, 4-0 and took the Championship Title.

Friday, January 6, seven grapplers traveled to Indiana for the Great Lakes Championship. Competitors from California to Pennsylvania came to compete in this tough tournament. 14U, 143 lb Aaiden Dowdell finished 7thPlace; 10U, 58 lb Josh Vasquez, finished 8th Place, and 80 lb Blake Peasley finished 7th Place; 8U, 58 lb Drew Moro finished 6th Place, and 72 lb Tyler Parmeter finished 8th Place.

Sunday, January 8, the team split to compete at Grandville, Big Rapids and Otsego. Blake Peasley entered the MYWAY Greights tournament in Otsego. He went undefeated, 4-0 taking the Championship Title in the 80 lb wt class/ 9/10 age group.

WMP entered 6 grapplers at the Big Rapids trophy tournament. The 2 foot tall trophies attracted several tough competitors. 52 lb Kaleb Pautke took 3rd Place in the 9/10 age group. Taking home Championship titles were 64 lb Quinten Cassiday, 7/8 age group; 67 lb Chayson Eberspeaker, 7/8 age group; 55 lb Kellen Weckesser, 7/8 age group, and 49 lb Blake Werkema, 4/6 age group.

The West Region tournament was held at Grandville where eight WMP grapplers entered to compete. 55/59 lb Landon Foss, 9/10 age group and 55 lb Aaiden Vasquez, 7/8 age group finished 2nd Place. Those taking home Championship titles included 63 lb Luke Egan, 9/10 age group; 61/64 lb Drew Moro, 7/8 age group; 67/72 lb Tyler Parmeter, 7/8 age group; 71 lb Isaiah Sostenes, 9/10 age group and 55/59 lb Josh Vasquez, 9/10 age group.

“After a difficult start to the weekend with Great Lakes Nationals, I was very impressed how they refocused and dominated on Sunday,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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Greenville Dual and Grandville Invite

Red Hawk Jacob Galinis trying to pin his opponent.

Red Hawk Jacob Galinis trying to pin his opponent.

Red Hawk Jordan Ringler was undefeated last week.

Red Hawk Jordan Ringler was undefeated last week.

On Wednesday, December 21, Cedar Springs High School wrestling traveled to Greenville for an OK White conference dual. The matches were close but the Red Hawks took a loss with a final score of 31-35. 112 lb Nathan Male, 119 lb Logan Hull, 140 lb Jordan Ringler, 160 lb Lucus Pienton, 215 Ryan Ringler and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza won their matches. On JV, 125 lb Kaedrian Dines won a match.

The team traveled to Grandville on Wednesday, December 28 for their annual Invite. The tournament attracted several D1 schools and tough competition. The Red Hawks started the day with a loss against Grandville, 39-27. The team rallied and started a winning streak against Jenison, 46-27. Comstock Park was next to fall to the Red Hawks 40-31. Cedar Springs finished the day against Saline with another win and big lead, 44-23. Out of the thirteen teams competing, Cedar Springs finished the day in 5th place. Last year they finished in 7th place at this same competition. Davison took the Championship, Grandville 2nd Place, Bedford 3rd Place and Tri County 4th Place.

The individual records are as follows: Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza, 171/189 lb Ryan Ringler, and 140 lb Jordan Ringler went undefeated, 4-0; 119 lb Logan Hull, 145/152 lb Jacob Galinis and 171/189 lb Nate Patin had 3 wins each; 125 lb Patrick Fliearman, 135/140 lb Jordan Andrus and 152/160 lb Lucus Pienton had 2 wins each; and 112 lb Nathan Male, 130 lb Aaron Smith and 135 lb Anthony Brew had one win each.

“The boys have made a lot of progress this season but we still have a long way to go until we get where we want to be. There’s a lot of community support pulling for us and we don’t want to let them down,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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November 2016 Student Athletes of the Month

Sienna Wight, Volleyball

Sienna Wight, Volleyball

Collin Alvesteffer, Football

Collin Alvesteffer, Football

Karsen Dingman, Tennis

Karsen Dingman, Tennis

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Red Hawk bowling results

Red Hawk Bowlers Breanna Feikema, Josh Hamilton, Trevor Ruark, and Dugan Conely were among the top 10 bowlers at their own invite at the Westgate bowling alley December 17.

Red Hawk Bowlers Breanna Feikema, Josh Hamilton, Trevor Ruark, and Dugan Conely were among the top 10 bowlers at their own invite at the Westgate bowling alley December 17.

On Wednesday December 14, the boys and girls Red Hawk bowling teams had a conference match against Forest Hills Central. The boys secured a win 18 to 12. The girls won 22 to 8, with freshman Omani Morales bowling her high school high game of 246.

On Saturday, December 17, Cedar Springs held an invite at Westgate. The boys placed second in the top 8 to qualify for tournament play out of 13 teams, but fell short in the semi- finals to Caledonia, with a 2 baker total of 381 to 387.

The girls placed third in the top 8 to qualify for tournament play out of 10 teams, but fell short in the semi-finals to Caledonia with a 2 baker total of 328 to 338.

Three boys bowlers and one girl bowler made the top 10 bowlers of the day. Breanna Feikema placed 10th; junior Josh Hamilton placed first, bowling his highest game ever—a 279; Trevor Ruark placed third; and Dugan Conely 8th.

On Wednesday, December 21, the Red Hawks had a conference match against Ottawa Hills, with the boys securing a win 26-4. Sophomore Dane Conely scored his high school high game of 213.

The girls won 29-1, with 3 Cedar Springs girls bowling their high school highs. Sophomore Sarah Galloway had a 181; freshman Katelyn Paige had a 175; and sophomore Michayla Paige had a 154.

Aliya Linson secured the one point for Ottawa Hills by bowling a 143.

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JV and Varsity Cheer finish in top three at Mona Shores

Varsity: The Cedar Springs Varsity Cheer team finished 3rd out of 15 teams at Mona Shores.

Varsity: The Cedar Springs Varsity Cheer team finished 3rd out of 15 teams at Mona Shores.

This weeks competitions brought the Cedar Springs High School Varsity & JV teams to Mona Shores High School. It was a long night for the girls, due to there being 33 teams at this competition.

Starting in round one, Cedar Springs Varsity scored a 218.5 with a 4-point penalty bringing their score to a 214.5 and placing them in 4th place at the end of round one.

JV: The Cedar Springs JV team finished first out of six teams at Mona Shores.

JV: The Cedar Springs JV team finished first out of six teams at Mona Shores.

Cedar Springs JV scored a 195.7 placing them in 1st place at the end of round one.

Continuing on to round two Cedar Springs Varsity scored a 218.7 making their subtotal for round two a 433.28 bringing them up to second place at the end of round two.

Cedar Springs JV scored a 163.6 bringing the subtotal to a 359.3 and holding their first place standing.

Lastly, in round three Cedar Springs Varsity scored a 280.1, bringing their overall total for all three rounds 713.38. This gave them a third place finish out of 15 Division 2 teams, with less than a one-point difference for second place.

Cedar Springs JV finished round three with a 248.7, bringing their overall total to 608 and securing a first place finish out of six JV teams.

Great job to all the girls.

The next High School competition will be Saturday January 7 at Comstock Park High School.

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Lady Red Hawk basketball wins five straight

Sophomore Baylie Vandyke knocks down a short jumper over a Comstock Park defender Friday night.

Sophomore Baylie Vandyke knocks down a short jumper over a Comstock Park defender Friday night.

The Cedar Springs Girls Basketball team won their fifth straight game Friday evening, December 16, defeating Comstock Park 60-41. The Lady Red Hawks are currently 5-1 overall heading into the Christmas Break.

Cedar Springs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead less than a minute into the game on a pair of free throws by Baylie VanDyke, a Brighton Miller jumper, and an Ali Sparling steal and layup. The Panthers however kept the game close throughout the first half until the Red Hawks finished the half strong to build a 29-20 halftime lead.

Cedar Springs came out of the break on a terror, outscoring Comstock Park 19-5 in the third period to build a 23-point lead after three quarters. Six different players scored for the Red Hawks in the period.

The Red Hawks were led by Vandyke with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Sparling had another strong game netting 14 points, grabbing 7 rebounds and blocking 6 shots on the evening. Maddie Vandusen added 11 points, while Ashley Wise chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds in the winning cause.

Cedar Springs is off for Christmas Break. The Red Hawks will travel to play Rockford on January 3, before beginning conference play at Lowell on January 6.

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