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CS Youth Football Sign-ups

June 16, 23: Cedar Springs Youth Football sign-ups will be held on Thursday, June 16 and Thursday, June 23 from 6-8 pm at Burger King, Cedar Springs. Flag: 4-7 year olds, Rocket: 3rd – 6th grade, Middle: 7th & 8th grade. Contact April Victorson, 616-890-5869, a_victorson@yahoo.com. #24,25p

VBS at Cedar Springs UMC

June 20-23 & 25: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love at Surf Shack – 150 Vacation Bible School! June 20-23 from 6 – 8 pm. Grades K-6th are invited to Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., to discover how to surf through life with God and others! New this year, as we celebrate our 150th year in this community – 150 Field Day on Saturday June 25th from 1 – 4 pm at Morley Park! Register online at www.cedarspringsumc.org. For more information, please call the church office at 616-696-1140. #23,24

Dinner at the Legion

June 20: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss Steak dinner on Monday, June 20th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #24p

CASSA Tryouts

June 20-23: The Cedar Area Select Soccer Association (CASSA) will be holding free soccer try-outs at the Boomer Park Soccer Fields, 13440 Ritchie Ave NE, Cedar Springs MI 49319. June 20th U9-U12 Boys birth years 2005-2008, June 21st U9-U12 Girls birth years 2005-2008, June 22nd U13-U14 Boys & Girls birth years 2003-2004 and June 23rd Boys & Girls U15-U19 birth years 1998-2002. Registration from 5:30-6:30 pm with try-outs starting promptly at 6:30-8 pm. Visit our website @ www.cassasoccer.com for detailed try-out information and forms to fill out prior to try-outs. #24

Blood Drive at CS UMC

June 21: Michigan Blood Drive at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 21st from 12:30 pm-7:00 pm. For this drive only, we will be using the bus in the north parking lot. With summer officially here, many people will be traveling and the need for blood is greater. Please help fill that need with an hour of your time. The Blood Center thanks all the people who donate at the Cedar Springs drives. #24

Take off pounds sensibly

June 21: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #24

Blessing of the Bicycles

June 25: The 2nd Blessing of the Bicycles Event to be held on June 25th starting at 11 am until 2 pm at The Springs Church, corner of Oak and First Street. Kids of all ages are welcome for face painting, games, and bike decorating. Free t-shirts, helmets, along with several used bikes (for those that may need one) will be available while supplies last. Helmet Safety Demonstration will be given by Rockford Ambulance at 12:30, followed by the Blessing at 1 pm given by Pastor Cherri’ and a drawing will be done with various items to be won after that. Blessing is open to all Bike Riders – Adults and Kids! Hope to see you there! #24,25

Cooking Matters for Families Workshop

July 7: Cooking Matters for Families Workshop encourages families to work together to make healthy meals that everyone will enjoy. Cooking Matters encourages participants to select nutritious foods, prepare and cook healthy foods side by side, and choose budget-friendly healthy ingredients that the whole family will enjoy. This is a FREE 6 week workshop for adults and youth (10yrs and up). Limited space available. Begins on July 7 from 9-11 am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave, Cedar Springs. This workshop is offered by MSU Extension with the food pantry at Solon Center Wesleyan Church. Please contact Terry Gafurovic to register at 616.696.3229 or terrygaf79@gmail.com. #24-26

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Tournament champions


Pictured Front Row, L to R: Autumn Hinton, Myla Umphrey, Julia VanDenHout, Maddi Case, Shelby Shotko, Carly McCuaig; Second Row, L to R: Payton Rumsey, Skyler Calati, Baylie VanDyke, Sydney Plummer, Jordan Falk, Leah Kuzma, Ally Meek; Back Row, L to R: Asst. Coach Jake Holtrop, Coach Timothy Hinton, Asst. Coach John Rumsey.


The Cedar Area Select Soccer Association U12 Girls Red Soccer Team is celebrating the club’s first-ever Cherry Capital Cup Tournament Championship, in Traverse City. The team sealed the championship on Sunday, May 20, with a 4-3 win over the Grand Rapids Crew.

The team started the tournament on Saturday, May 19, with a 2-1 (Myla Umphrey, Sydney Plummer) victory over a Striker Cooling team. They continued their winning ways with a 2-1 (Baylie VanDyke, Plummer) win over Rapids FC. They finished the qualifying round on Sunday with a very convincing 4-0 (Umphrey, VanDyke, Jordan Falk, Julia VanDenHout) shutout over RSC Lightning. This victory was even more amazing given the fact that two girls were playing with significant injuries, with another girl not being able to return due to her injury.

“Maddi Case sustained a foot injury one day prior to the tournament and Autumn Hinton and Leah Kuzma were injured during our second game, which required them to go to the E.R.,” explained Coach Timothy Hinton. “Case is a really tough kid and in spite of her injury she did not miss any of the games. We were also fortunate that despite her injury, Hinton was determined to return and played in Sunday’s qualifier game and the championship game. And although Kuzma was out for the remainder of the tournament, she showed great team spirit by staying and supporting the team from the sidelines,” Coach Hinton said.

The championship game kicked off at 3 p.m. and after 50 minutes of regulation play and two five-minute overtime periods, the score was tied 3-3 (Payton Rumsey, Hinton, Vandyke). The game was finally won on a thrilling 3 to 2 shoot-out. Players Plummer, Skyler Calati and Hinton all made their penalty shots with goalkeeper VanDenHout making three fantastic saves.

“It was our constant pressure from our defensive players (Calati, Case, Ally Meek, Plummer, and Shelby Shotko), and our constant attack from the midfield (Hinton, Kuzma, Carly McCuaig, Plummer, Rumsey, Umphrey, and VanDyke) and forward players (Falk, Hinton, and VanDenHout) that allowed our team to go undefended and win the championship,” said Coach Hinton. “Our team motto this spring season has been to finish and the girls definitely lived up to that during the tournament.”

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