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Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

The 13th Annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon is set to be held on Saturday July 8, 2017 at the Rockford High School.  Races will start at 9:00am and participants should arrive an hour before race time.

This is a swim/bike/run event for children age 2-17 sponsored by the Rockford Public Safety, Kent County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michigan State Police. The purpose of the Kids Triathlon is not only to promote physical fitness to our children, but to give them positive alternatives to drugs and alcohol through athletic competition.

Every participant will receive a t-shirt, medal, and participation certificate.  The top three boys and girls in each age group will receive a trophy.  The cost of this race is $20.00 and all proceeds from this event will benefit the Michigan Special Olympics.  The following is a list of races, start times, age groups and the distances they will be performing in:

RACE APPROX. START TIME AGE SWIM BIKE RUN
A 9:00am 16-17 400 yds 6 miles 3 miles
A 9:00am 14-15 400 yds 6 miles 3 miles
B 10:00am 12-13 200 yds 4 miles 2 miles
C 10:30am 10-11 200 yds 4 miles 2 miles
D 11:00am 8-9 100 yds 2 miles 1 mile
E 11:30am 6-7 100 yds 2 miles 1 mile
F 12:00pm 0-5 1 length 100 yds 100 yds

Awards will be presented at approximately 12:45pm.

For any questions or to register for this race please contact F/Lt Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police at 517-719-1195 or by email at sweeneyk@michigan.gov

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Students sign letters of intent

Congratulations Thomas Hill! Thomas signed with Grace Bible College to play basketball.

Congratulations Nick Scott! Nick signed with Judson University to play basketball.

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**Mark your calendars… 2017—2018 Sports Physicals!**

 

White Pine Family Medicine is also offering Sports physicals at on Thursday, July 27th and Thursday, August 3rd from 5-7pm. Cost is $20. No appointment necessary!

The Cherry Health/Cedar Springs School Health Center is now scheduling appointments for sports physicals. Please call 696-3470 to make an appointment. The Health Center is open year round Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm. Services are provided regardless of ability to pay and no money is needed at the time of visit. However, services may be billed to insurance when possible, so please have your insurance or Medicaid card available.

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April Student Athletes of the Month

Brighton Miller, Sophomore, Girls Soccer

Nick Frodl, Senior, Baseball

Rebecca Yaklin, Sophomore, Softball

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Hill to play basketball at Grace Bible next year

Cedar Springs Red Hawk senior Thomas Hill signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Grace Bible College next year. Thomas is pictured with his mom, Latrice Russell, and Grace Bible College Coach and Athletic Director, Gary Bailey.

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Three qualify for state track meet

 

On Friday May 19, both Cedar Springs Red Hawks track teams competed at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids in the MHSAA Regional track meet. The boys team placed fourth out of 15 teams with 52.5 points and the girls placed sixth out of 15 teams with 42 points at the meet.

Three qualified to compete in the State Track meet at Zeeland High School on June 3. Senior Tara Tepin qualified in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles while placing third in the 100 hurdles and second in the 300 hurdles. Senior Alex Douglas qualified in the 110 hurdles and placed second, and Junior Brandon Sawade qualified in the pole vault and was regional champion in the pole vault.

Also placing for the Girls team was:

Faith Peacock 4th in the 200 meter dash

Hannah Heintzelman 4th in the 1600 meter run

Jill Detweiler 6th in the high jump

Rachel Crystal 7th in the long jump

1600 meter relay team of Hannah Heintzelman, MacKenzie Rugg, Jill Detweiler, and Tara Tepin placed 4th.

800 meter relay team of Faith Peacock, MacKenzie Rugg, Elayna Male and Melissa Garcia placed 5th.

400 meter relay team of Faith Peacock, Julia Danielson, Elayna Male and Tara Tepin placed 5th.

Also placing for the boy’s team was:

Paul Mead 4th high jump and 5th long jump

Jaron Spencer 7th Shot Put

Isaiah Schatz 3rd pole vault

Anthony Brew 5th pole vault

John Todd 3rd 200 meter dash and 6th 100 meter dash

400 meter relay team of Alex Douglas, Austin Basso, Paul Mead and John Todd placed 5th.

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Track teams complete first part of season

Cedar Springs girls 1600-meter relay track team (the four in the middle) came in fifth at conference.

Cedar Springs girls 1600-meter relay track team (the four in the middle) came in fifth at conference.

Red Hawk Seniors Hannah Heintzelman and Tara Tepin earned all conference honors for the third time in their four-year track career.

Red Hawk Seniors Hannah Heintzelman and Tara Tepin earned all conference honors for the third time in their four-year track career.

The Cedar Springs Varsity boys and girls track teams completed the league and non-league part of their season Friday, May 12, at the Conference meet held at Houseman Field. The Girls Team team was 1 and 5 in the league and 4 and 6 overall. The team placed seventh Friday and was seventh overall in the OK White. The Boys team was 4 and 2 in the league and 7 and 2 overall. A second place finish Friday at the conference meet moved the team up to a tie for second place with Greenville in the OK White. Forest Hills Northern Boys and Girls won the meet and the overall conference championships.

Seniors Hannah Heintzelman and Tara Tepin earned all conference honors for the third time in their four-year career. Tara placed second in the 100-meter hurdles and first in the 300-meter hurdles along with fifth place finishes on the 400 and 1600-meter relay teams. Hannah placed second in the 800-meter run and third in the 1600-meter run, along with with a fifth place on the 1600-meter relay team. Tara set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles Monday, May 8, at a meet in Greenville and lowered it to 15.46 Friday, May 12, at the conference meet.

Also placing at the meet was Jill Detweiler third in the high jump; Faith Peacock fourth in the 200; and Lexis Lee was fifth in the pole vault. All four relay teams also placed. The 400, 1600 and 3200 teams placed fifth and the 800 team was sixth.

On the Boys side five team members were all conference. Alex Douglas (first 110 meter hurdles and third 400 relay), Paul Mead (first long jump, 5th high jump and third 400 relay), Jaron Spencer (first shot put and third discus), Christian Twitchell (second discus and third shot put) and John Todd (fourth 100 dash, fifth 200 dash, seventh high jump and third 400 relay).

Also placing for the team was: Brandon Sawade, second, pole vault; Isaiah Schatz, third, pole vault; Austin Basso, third, 400 relay; Anthony Brew, fifth, pole vault; Jaydon Moleski, fifth, 1600 meter run and sixth, 800 meter run; Nate Perry, sixth, 400 dash; Dilan Sargent, seventh, 1600 meter run; and eight, 3200 meter run; and Patrick Ellison, eight, 400 dash. The 800-meter relay team of Nick Cummings, Bryant Maley, Ethan West and Ben Shaw placed sixth.

On Friday, May 19, both teams will be at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids competing in the MHSAA Regional track meet. Athletes will be competing to advance to the State Track meet at Zeeland High School on June 3.

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Sports physicals for the 2017-2018 School Year! 

 

The Cherry Health/Cedar Springs School Health Center is now scheduling appointments for sports physicals. Please call them at 696-3470 to make an appointment.

The Health Center is open year round Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Services are provided regardless of ability to pay and no money is needed at the time of visit. However, services may be billed to insurance when possible, so please have your insurance or Medicaid card available.

Sports physicals are also being offered at White Pine Family Medicine on Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 3 from 5-7pm. Cost is $20. No appointment necessary.

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Athlete signs to play basketball

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Cedar Springs Red Hawk senior Nick Scott recently signed to play basketball at Judson University next fall. Judson University is a Christian college in northwest Illinois. Congratulations, Nick!

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Lady Red Hawk tennis

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From left: Rilley Rivard and Leslie Rios #4 doubles champs; Anna Behrenwald and Mariah Rios runner up #1 doubles; and Jess Brunett, the #4 singles champ, at Fruitport. 

Number 1 singles Emilee Pastoor during her match with Ottawa Hills. Emily won 6-0 6-0.

Number 1 singles Emilee Pastoor during her match with Ottawa Hills. Emily won 6-0 6-0.

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks girls tennis team participated in the Fruitport Invitational on April 22.

Jess Brunett was the #4 singles champ, and Rilley Rivard and Leslie Rios were #4 doubles champs. Anna Behrenwald and Mariah Rios were runner up in #1 doubles.

Competing schools were Fruitport, Ludington, Cedar Springs, and Fremont 4.

On April 24, Cedar Springs defeated Ottawa Hills 8 matches to 0 in a home match.

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