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Competitive Cheer takes second at invitational

Cedar Springs Competitive Cheer is looking to earn a spot in the state finals this year. Courtesy photo.

“EARN IT!” is the theme for the 2018-19 Cedar Springs High School Competitive Cheer team. After falling short of competing at the 2018 Cheer State Finals by only a few points, the Lady Red Hawks are looking for redemption and are determined to earn a spot on the mat at the 2019 State Finals on March 2nd at the Delta Plex.

Coach Anne Olszewski is excited about the young talent of the team and is very proud of their hard work and dedication. “I have 10 girls in all three rounds and they are all awesome stunters. I see conference potential everywhere!” she said. 

In addition to the hard work of the current squad, CSHS Cheer alumni frequently attend practices and offer encouragement and support to the team. “It’s all about family and it’s awesome to see those girls, who are cheering in college, coming back to make sure the girls know that they are pulling for them.” 

On December 8, the Cedar Springs High School Competitive Cheer team traveled to Kenowa Hills High School to compete against 30 teams in the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan (CCCAM) Scholarship Invitational. After three rounds of competition, the Cedar Springs JV team earned 2nd place with a combined score of 603.74 and the Cedar Springs Varsity team finished 2nd in Division 2, with a combined score of 732.86 (the highest score that a Cedar Springs team has earned since Coach Olszewski began coaching five years ago). In addition to walking away with 2nd place, two Red Hawk athletes earned a prestigious “Golden Ticket” from the coaching staff at Albion College! 

Come and support the Lady Hawks this season. The team will travel to West Ottawa on December 15 and Jenison on December 19 to round out 2018. Congratulations on a great start and good luck on the rest of the season! 

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Cheer team finishes fifth at regionals

The 2017-18 Competitive Cheer team are both conference and district champions. They placed fifth at regionals.

Competitive Cheer all-conference athletes this year, from L to R: Gabby Endres, Sophie Mihlethaler, Emily Pierson, Kaley Louck, Elayna Male. Not pictured: Honorable Mention Paige Pierson and Kacie Uhall.

Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer competed in Regional competition at Thornapple Kellogg High School on Saturday, Feb 24. Competition was very tight with Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, Mona Shores, Reeths Puffer and DeWitt. 

According to Cheer coach Anne Olszewski, they were going into the last round ahead of the Reeths Puffer and DeWitt, giving them an opportunity to advance to state finals. “We stunted our very best round 3 to date until the very last sequence, where we had a fall that landed us an 8-point penalty and we did not advance by 2 points,” she explained. That placed them fifth.

Coach said the team was crushed and disappointed. “We had worked so hard this season and really wanted to advance for the 6 seniors that will be leaving us at the end of this year,” she said. “They have been wonderful leaders and assets to the team function as a whole. Four of them were in all three rounds.”

Seniors include Kaley Louck, Sophie Mihlethaler, Emilee Hickox, Jasmine Suschil, Kacie Uhall and Peyton Elliston. “They have left an incredible legacy for our program and the remaining members are focused and determined to get to state next year,” she said. “I have no doubt those six girls will be there cheering us on!”

As a coach, Anne has come to rely on several of the seniors over the years. “I have coached 4 of them for the last six years.  It is going to be a completely new experience for me not having Kaley, Sophie, Emilee and Jasmine on the mat next year.  This team has my heart. We will continue to succeed and love having the alumni come back and cheer us on each year!  This year we had 12 former cheerleaders there rooting for us at TK. It was amazing having them there and meant the world to the team!” she said.  

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Athlete signs with Davenport


Congratulations to Hannah Cederquist on committing to cheer next year at Davenport University. Hannah is pictured signing her letter of intent with Cedar Springs Cheer coach Anne Olszewski.

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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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