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Two Cedar Springs seniors to play in All-Star football game

Cutline: Two Red Hawk senior football players will play in the Muskegon All-Star Classic next summer. Shown here is senior Cameron Umphrey (far left), MAC founders Terrence Williams and Nick VandenBosch, and senior Taylor VanDyke (far right).

Two Red Hawk senior football players will play in the Muskegon All-Star Classic next summer. Shown here is senior Cameron Umphrey (far left), MAC founders Terrence Williams and Nick VandenBosch, and senior Taylor VanDyke (far right).

Taylor VanDyke and Cameron Umphrey, both seniors at Cedar Springs High School, have been awarded a spot on the “Muskegon All-Star Classic” football team. They attended the MAC selection banquet on February 17,where they received their awards. This is a great honor, as the MAC chooses players for the All-Star team from 40 West Michigan schools. Taylor and Cameron will be playing in the All-Star game at 7:00 p.m., on June 17, at Orchard View High School in Muskegon, Mich.

The award states “These awards are presented for your hard work and excellence both on and off the field. The WV Foundation is pleased to recognize your achievements among the elite student-athletes in West Michigan, and excited to include you as a participant in the Muskegon All-Star Classic football game and scholarship program.”

The WV Foundation is founded by Terrence Williams and Nick VandenBosch.  The mission of the MAC is to use athletics as a vector toward higher education and community growth.

The Muskegon All-Star Classic gives graduated senior athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents with the best student athletes in West Michigan, as well as become eligible for scholarship funding and internships through The WV Foundation.  

Since 2011, The WV Foundation has awarded over $35,000 in scholarships to West Michigan students. Scholarships are generated from proceeds from the Muskegon All-Star Classic.

Watch the website at www.wvfoundation.org for tickets to go on sale.

 

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Red Hawk boys bowlers win OK Bronze team title

The boys bowling team are conference champs in the OK Bronze. Pictured back row (L to R): Blake Fisk, Jacob Cartwright, Jarod Plank, Jared Caniff, Josh Hamilton and Coach Jackson.
The boys bowling team are conference champs in the OK Bronze. Pictured back row (L to R): Blake Fisk, Jacob Cartwright, Jarod Plank, Jared Caniff, Josh Hamilton and Coach Jackson. Front row (L to R): Dugan Conely and Trevor Ruark.

 

Cutline: All conference girls bowlers include (L to R) Emma Schut, Breanna Feikema, and Allyson Marvel.

All conference girls bowlers include (L to R) Emma Schut, Breanna Feikema, and Allyson Marvel.

Girls team ties for second place

The Cedar Springs boys bowling team clinched sole championship of the OK Bronze last Saturday, February 13, over Northview. Two years ago, in the 2013-2014 season, they shared the championship with Northview.

The post season conference matchup was close, with each team taking the lead at various points, but Cedar Springs came out on top in the end.

“I’m really proud of the boys becoming conference champs,” remarked Coach Jackson.

They finished the regular season with a record of 7 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie.

The girls team finished second in the OK Bronze, in a tie with Forest Hills Eastern.

Top 10 boys bowlers for the day included (L to R) Trevor Ruark, Jacob Cartwright, Dugan Conely, and Blake Fisk.

Top 10 boys bowlers for the day included (L to R) Trevor Ruark, Jacob Cartwright, Dugan Conely, and Blake Fisk.

Four boys and one girl got medals for being the top 10 bowlers for the day: Blake Fisk got first, Dugan Conely got second, Jacob Cartwright got fourth and Trevor Ruark got tenth.   Allyson Marvel got 3rd place for the girls.

Also at the post season conference, four boys and three girls made all conference, which is based on their bowling average for the high school season. For the boys, Dugan Conely was first place for all conference with a 204.7 average; followed by Trevor

Top 10 girls bowlers for the day included Allyson Marvel.

Top 10 girls bowlers for the day included Allyson Marvel.

Ruark in second with a 196.8 average; then Jacob Cartwright was third with a 195.9 average, and Blake Fisk was eighth with a 189.2 average. The girls who made all-conference were Allyson Marvel, who got third with a 164.4 average; Breanna Feikema was fourth with a 158 average; and Emma Schut was 6th with a 156.1 average.

The boys and girls have regionals on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27.

 All conference boys bowlers include (L to R) Blake Fisk, Jacob Cartwright, Trevor Ruark and Dugan Conely.

All conference boys bowlers include (L to R) Blake Fisk, Jacob Cartwright, Trevor Ruark and Dugan Conely.

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DePiazza earns District title

Varsity wrestling team comes up short at Districts

Heavyweight Patrick DePiazza, showing his infividual district bracket, and other teams members.

Heavyweight Patrick DePiazza, showing his infividual district bracket, and other teams members.

By Barbra Chong

Cedar Springs High School wrestling hosted the 2016 Team Districts last Wednesday, February 10. The Red Hawks came out strong and defeated Forest Hills Eastern, 48-16. They then took on the Yellow Jackets of Greenville for the District Finals. There were unanticipated losses for both teams. The Red Hawks proved to be a strong competitor with a young team, but fell short with a loss, 35-34.

Logan Hull 112 lb, Jacob Galinis 135 lb, Lucus Pienton 145 lb, Anthony Topolski 152 lb, Gage Gardner 160 lb, Ryan Ringler 171 lb, and heavyweight Patrick DePiazza, all went undefeated. Jordan Ringler 125 lb, Jordan Andrus 130 lb, and Jesse Empie 140 lb, each secured a victory.

Saturday, February 13, the team traveled to Lowell for Individual Districts. Heavyweight Patrick Depiazza remains undefeated and secured the 2016 District Championship title. Ryan Ringler 171 lb, finished the day in 2nd Place; 119 lb Jordan Ringler and 145 lb Lucus Pienton finished in 3rd Place and 112 lb Logan Hull and 135 lb Jacob Galinis finished in 4th Place. Congratulations to these six individuals!

If you enjoy wrestling and would like to support our Red Hawks, Regionals is next Saturday, March 19 at Byron Center high school.

“The boys put together a memorable season. We came up just a hair short of our team goals but the heart and effort was there. We graduate two fantastic seniors, Anthony Topolski and Jesse Empie, that I will miss in the room everyday, but will have six regional qualifiers returning. Now it’s time for the remaining wrestlers to focus on the Individual State Championship and bring home some medals,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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Boys basketball team sweeps trio

 

By Rebekah Cronk

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks boys varsity basketball team is on a roll after winning against all three teams they faced last week.

On Monday February 8, the Cedar Springs varsity basketball team went head to head with Kenowa Hills, which was a makeup game from January 12. The varsity team played a solid game, winning against Kenowa Hills with an ending score of 62-47.

“We were led by Nikc Jackson with 23 points and 7 Rebounds. Taylor VanDyke added 17 points and 9 Rebounds,” said the Cedar Springs varsity basketball coach, Jeff Patin.

On Tuesday, the team played a home game against Belding with a victory score of  64-46. The team had 13 different players that scored throughout the game.

“I was enlightened to see some of the guys who always bust their butts in practice, but don’t usually get to play in the game, finally be able to participate,” said varsity player, Jameson Pavelka.

“Playing against Belding wasn’t too tough of a game because Belding has a younger team and they’re still improving, we have an older team, so it was an easier game,” said varsity basketball player, Dustin Shaw.

On Friday, February 12, the varsity team played their last game for the week at Greenville in a conference game. They led the entire game, which resulted in a win with a score of 55-44. Nikc Jackson led in scoring with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Taylor VanDyke adding 9 points and 11 rebounds.

“This was good bounce-back week for us. On February 5 we lost to Wyoming by two in a tough battle, so to bounce back with three good wins was good for us,” said Patin.

Looking strong; looking to stay hot 

It was a strong week for the varsity team, and they also feel as though the season will continue to be strong.

“I feel pretty good about the season. It started off with its ups and downs but we have been on a comeback lately,” said varsity player Blake Fisher.

“We’ve had games where we’ve played well and we’ve had other games where we’ve struggled, but we all know how well we can play. We have only scratched the surface of how good we can be. The best for us has yet to come,” said Shaw.

The team has had many difficulties throughout the season, but they are willing to work hard, and to work together to be the best they can be to win.

“We are brothers, we have our moments but it’s normal. We just know when it comes down to it we need to be all together in order to come out on top,” said varsity player, Da’Marcus Barnett.

Come on out and cheer on your Red Hawks when they host Northview Friday night at 7 p.m., at Cedar Springs High School.

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Middle School wrestles strong

Pictured is William Zain. Photo by T Erxleben

Pictured is William Zain.
Photo by T Erxleben

By C. White

Cedar Springs Middle School’s young grapplers wrestled well against a tough Coopersville team last week Tuesday, February 9. Each match was intense, not knowing who would come out on top. Their Thursday meet was a Tri-meet hosted by Sparta with Caledonia rounding out the teams present. Our wrestlers battled against both teams with the matches being close. There were many first time wins. Come support this strong young team at the following Tuesday home meets: 2/23, 3/1 and 3/8 and this Friday evening (2/19) at Sparta High School.

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Youth wrestlers earn medals

Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers (L to R) Tucker and Hudson Crystal show off their medals from the 2016 Perry Tournament. Photo by D. Crystal

Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers (L to R) Tucker and Hudson Crystal show off their medals from the 2016 Perry Tournament.
Photo by D. Crystal

By Jacquie Troupe

Last weekend Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club had wrestlers travel to the Lowell Open & Novice Tournament and to the Perry Tournament Sunday February 14. Eighteen youths competed for a total of 37 wins and 31 losses.

First Place Champions were Carter Falan in the 03-04 90lb Open division and Jonathan Libera in the 61lb 11-09 All division.

Second Place went to Blake Falan in the 08-07 55lb Novice division, Hudson Crystal in the 08-07 72lb ALL division, Matthew Vaughn in the 06-05 90lb Novice division and Logan Troupe in the 04-03 90lb Novice division.

Third Place went to Blake Pickard in the 06-05 80lb Novice division.

Fourth Place went to Tucker Crystal in the 11-09 46lb ALL division and Wyatt Cooper in the 06-05 110lb Open division.

Carter Falan had 4 pins in a total time of 2:34 and 1 win by decision, Blake Pickard had 3 pins in a total time of 4:02, Tucker Crystal had 3 pins in a total time of 4:09, Matthew Vaughn had 3 pins in a total time of 5:01 and 1 Technical Fall, Logan Troupe had 2 pins in a total time of 2:29 and 1 win by decision and Blake Falan had 2 pins in a total time of 2:31, 1 win in Sudden Victory and 1 win by Rule. Hudson Crystal had 2 Tech Falls.

Matthew Vaughn & Hudson Crystal led the team in most points in one match with 16, followed by Tucker Crystal with 15 and Jonathan Libera with 14.

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WMP wrestlers battle in finals

Two West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers — Michael Cannon and Josh Vasquez — squared off against each other in the finals last weekend. Cannon took the championship. Photo by B. Chong

Two West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers — Michael Cannon and Josh Vasquez — squared off against each other in the finals last weekend. Cannon took the championship.
Photo by B. Chong

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Lowell and Chippewa Hills this past weekend. WMP entered 18 grapplers to compete and 16 placed in the top four. Out of 60 battles, WMP claimed 38 victories. Highlights of the day were Xavier Contreras who went 6-1 to battle back for a true second.

Individual results are as follows:

Fourth Place Medalists include 80 lb Logan Bennett, 9/10 age group; 112/119 lb Madisyn Birtley, 11/12 age group and 130 lb Isaac Casey, 9/10 age group.

Third Place Medalists include 64 lb Tyler Parmeter, 7/8 age group and 52 lb Kellen Weckesser (Chippewa Hills) 7/8 age group.

Second Place Medalists include 95/100 lb Gage Bowen, 9/10 age group; 75/80 lb Xavier Contreras, 11/12 age group; 58 lb Chayson Eberspeaker, 6 & under age group; 90/95 lb Brocke Fisher, 13/14 age group; 46/49 lb Jayden Marcano-Cruz, 7/8 age group; 52 lb Aaiden Vasquez, 6 & under age group and 55/59 lb Josh Vasquez, 7/8 age group.

Champions are 55/59 lb Michael Cannon, 7/8 age group; 55 lb Quinton Cassiday, 7/8 age group; 55 lb Landon Foss, 7/8 age group and 72/77 lb Blake Peasley, 7/8 age group.

“There was tough competition today and these kids held their own, very proud to work with these kids each week,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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Depiazza claims 100th win as Red Hawks finish second in conference

Red Hawk junior Patrick Depiazza got his 100th varsity career win last week. Photo by B. Chong.

Red Hawk junior Patrick Depiazza got his 100th varsity career win last week. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

Cedar Springs High School Wrestling traveled to Wyoming for the last Conference Tri Meet last Wednesday, February 3. Cedar Springs started the evening against Wyoming and claimed a victory, 71-6. Ending the night against Belding, it proved to be a battle going back and forth with each weight class. Unfortunately the Red Hawks came up short, with a 26-25 loss.

The Red Hawks finished second in the OK Bronze conference. Photo by B. Chong.

The Red Hawks finished second in the OK Bronze conference. Photo by B. Chong.

Overall, the team is 5-0 in the OK Bronze Conference. At our Junior Varsity level, 125 lb Anthony Brew, 145 lb Jacob Pease, 160 lb Xavier Anderson, 171 lb Billy Hammer and 215 lb Cody McHenry all won their matches. Special recognition goes out to freshman Anthony Brew, who wrestled an undefeated season. At our Varsity level, 112 lb Logan Hull, 125 lb Jordan Ringler, 135/140 lb Jacob Galinis, 145 Lucus Pienton, 189 lb Ryan Ringler and heavyweight Patrick Depiazza all went undefeated for the evening. 119 lb Patrick Fliearman, 130 lb Aaron Smith, 140 lb Jesse Empie, 152 lb Anthony Topolski, 171 Gage Gardner and 160 lb Nate Patin all won a match as well.

Junior, Patrick Depiazza claimed his 100th Varsity Career Win against Wyoming’s Caleb Gullick. This is a goal that wrestlers strive to achieve over their high school career but not easily attainable. Congratulations Patrick!

Friday, February 5, the Red Hawks traveled to Northview for the 2016 Conference Finals.  Final team placements ended with the Yellow Jackets of Greenville in first place with a score of 189.5, the Wildcats of Northview in Second Place with a score of 166 and Cedar Springs in Third place with a score of 160. Cedar Springs finished third in the Tournament and Second in the OK Bronze Conference.

Final individual placements ended with 135 lb Jacob Galinis, 189 lb Ryan Ringler and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza with Conference Championship Titles. 119 lb Jordan Ringler, 145 lb Anthony Topolski and 152 lb Lucus Pienton took Second Place. 112 lb Logan Hull, 130 lb Jordan Andrus, 140 lb Jesse Empie and 160 lb Nate Patin took Third Place and 125 lb Aaron Smith and 171 lb Gage Gardner took Fourth Place. Freshmen, Ryan Ringler continues to show his impressive skill sets. Ringler broke the Freshmen wins record of 31 set in 1992, he is now at 40 wins and still climbing. He also took the 189 lb Conference Championship wrestling above his usual weight class, giving up almost 20 lbs.

“The most important thing you can learn from high school sports is to get back up. We took a beating and how we react will summarize our character and determine the outcome of our season. It’s been a good season and we still have an opportunity on Wednesday to make it great,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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Middle School wrestlers victorious

S-Wrestling-middle-schoolThe CSMS Wrestlers won a hard earned victory against the Allendale Falcons, winning 46 to 45, and against the Comstock Park Panthers, winning 39 to 33.

Allendale took an early lead with our Red Hawks battling back with every move made. Our young Red Hawks see-sawed back and forth with the Panthers the entire meet.  Coach Bill Van Ham stated, “I am very happy with this young team. They came together as a team to come back from behind and get the win.”

This year’s team has 11 seventh-graders, most with little experience,” said Assistant Coach Brandon Wood. “This young team showed a lot of heart, coming back from a huge deficit.”

Please come and support our grapplers at their home meets on 2/09, 2/23, 3/01 and 3/08. Start time is 4:15 p.m. at the Middle School. 

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Youth wrestlers place at GVSU

Perseverance is paying off for Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers. Photo by J. Troupe.

Perseverance is paying off for Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers had an exciting opportunity to compete in the GVSU fieldhouse Sunday, February 7, at the GVSU Open and Novice Tournament. Fourteen youths competed in 41 matches, winning 18 and eight wrestlers placing in the top 4. According to Coach Marsman, perseverence in practice is paying off with his wrestlers winning matches against some of their toughest opponents. 

First place champions were Jonathan Libera in the 61lb 4-6 year old All Division, Blake Falan in the 58lb 7-8 year old Novice Division and Logan Troupe in the 85lb 11-12 year old Novice Division.

Second place finisher was Blake Pickard in the 80lb 9-10 year old Novice Division.

Third place finishers were Brandson Wood in the 49lb and Hudson Crystal in the 72lb 7-8 year old Open Divisions.

4th Place finishers were Gavyn Byxbe in the 67lb 7-8 year old Open Division and Trevor Marsman in the 75lb 11-12 year old Open Division.

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