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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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Pavelka signs with Spring Arbor

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Congratulations to Cedar Springs senior Jameson Pavelka on signing his national letter of intent to play basketball next year at NAIA member school Spring Arbor University. Jameson is pictured with his parents Julee and Eric, as well as the Spring Arbor Head Coach Ryan Cottingham.

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Lady Red Hawks take first at Wyoming

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Cedar Springs cheer again dominated the mat on Saturday, January 14, at the Wyoming Invitational, with all three teams taking home first place.

The morning started with Cedar Springs Middle taking the lead at the end of round 2 with the score of 99.62 and holding the lead in round 3 with a score of 257.7. This gave them a total score of 352.32 and secured their first place finish.

Cedar Springs JV took the mat in a fight for another first place finish against four other JV teams. They took the lead in Round 1 of the competition with a score of 188.4. Round 2 gained them an additional 149.86 points, and gave them a subtotal of 338.6 and more than a 40-point lead going into the next round. They scored 249.6 in Round 3, bringing their score to 587.6, and securing their first place finish.

The Varsity team took the mat competing against six other teams and a fight to bring home another first place finish. In Round 1 they earned a score of 227.9 points, taking the lead with less than a 2-point difference. They kept their lead in Round 2, with an additional 224.08 point, bringing their subtotal to 451.98 and a difference between first and second place of more than 20 points. Round 3 earned them a score of 309.3, for a total score of 761.28—the girls’ highest scores of the season and a 40-point lead over the second place team.

Cedar Springs JV and Varsity will be at West Catholic Friday January 20th at 5 p.m. and on January 25, Cedar Springs will host the next conference meet at Cedar Springs High school at 6 p.m.

Come out and show your support for these coaches and athletes as they fight their way to conference champs!

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Red Hawk wrestlers win against FHN

 

Red Hawk Varsity Ryan Ringler was a champion and MVP of the Warren Woods Tower tournament on the southeast side of the state. Photo by B. Chong.

Red Hawk Varsity Ryan Ringler was a champion and MVP of the Warren Woods Tower tournament on the southeast side of the state. Photo by B. Chong.

Take fourth at Warren Woods invite

By Barbra Chong

On Wednesday, January 12, Cedar Springs High School hosted an OK White Conference Dual against the Forest Hills Northern Huskies. The Red Hawks claimed another victory against the Huskies with a final score 51-26. Our current team OK White record is 2-2. 119 lb Kaedrian Dines, 125 lb Aaron Smith, 135 lb Jordan Ringler, 140 lb Jacob Galinis, 152 lb Lucus Pienton, 160lb Xavier Anderson, 171 lb Ryan Ringler, 189 lb Nate Patin and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza all won their matches. JV went undefeated with 125 Patrick Fliearman, 152 Zak Schmid and 215 Caleb Baty winning their matches.

Saturday, January 14, the Red Hawks traveled to Warren Woods Tower for their Clash of the Champions Invite. The southeast side of the state is known for their tough competitors; 18 area teams came to compete. Final team standings are Warren Woods Tower with the Championship and score of 205; Holt finished 2nd with a score of 187; Marysville finished 3rd with a score of 173; and Cedar Springs finished 4th with a score of 169.5. Final individual standings are as follows: 171 lb Ryan Ringler went undefeated and took home a Championship title as well as the Most Outstanding Wrestler award. Patrick Depiazza also went undefeated and claimed a Championship title. 145 lb Lucus Pienton and 135 Jordan Ringler each took 3rd Place; 140 lb Jacob Galinis took 4th Place; 125 lb Aaron Smith and 130 lb Jordan Andrus took 5th Place and 135 lb Anthony Brew took 6th Place.

“We travelled over 150 miles to introduce ourselves to the wrestlers of Metro Detroit. We impressed them with our style and earned their respect with our grit and determination. The tournament style was unique and was run very smoothly by WWT. The Red Hawks represented our team and our community, like the true gentleman they were raised to be,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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Wrestlers raise money for Rickers

WMP wrestler Luke Egan in his #RickerStrong singlet.  Luke took home a Championship for Brison and Preston Ricker last weekend.

WMP wrestler Luke Egan in his #RickerStrong singlet.  Luke took home a Championship for Brison and Preston Ricker last weekend.

WMP finish in top four

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Central Montcalm and Orchardview this past weekend. The Swarm of Central Montcalm hosted a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Ricker family. The raffle raised a total of $1,300 to donate to the Rickers. WMP and Cedar Springs Wrestling have also been busy selling Wrestling for a Cause t-shirts to help benefit the Rickers. Saranac Youth Wrestling also donated $150 towards this wonderful cause.

WMP had 20 grapplers enter to compete and 16 finish in the top four. 59 lb, Mason Hendrick, 9/10 age group took 4th Place. In third place was 170/195 lb Aidan Dowdell, 13/14 age group; 72 lb Tyler Parmeter, 7/8 age group; and 158 lb Maston Wood, 11/12 age group. In second place was 61 lb Quinten Cassiday, 7/8 age group; and 52 lb Kaleb Pautke, 7/8 age group.

Champions of the day were 70 lb Carter Castillo, 7/8 age group; 67 lb Chayson Eberspeaker 7/8 age group; 67 lb Luke Egan, 9/10 age group; 59 lb Landon Foss, 9/10 age group (Orchardview); 64 lb Drew Moro, 7/8 age group; 80 lb Blake Peasley, 9/10 age group; 75 lb Isaiah Sostenes, 9/10 age group; 59 lb Josh Vasquez, 9/10 age group; 55 lb Kellen Weckesser, 7/8 age group and 49 lb Blake Werkema, 4/6 age group.

“When you are in the sport for so long, you have your ‘wrestling family’ on the weekends. Support for this family has been coming from several other wrestling programs. It makes me proud to be a part such an amazing group of caring people,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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