Ali Sparling – Senior, Girls Basketball
Zoe Castor – Freshman, Competitive Cheer
Posted on 06 April 2017.
Ali Sparling – Senior, Girls Basketball
Zoe Castor – Freshman, Competitive Cheer
Posted on 23 February 2017.
Cedar Springs Varsity competitive cheer team is headed to regionals and one step closer to their goal of making it to the State Finals!
On Saturday, February 18, the team traveled to Kenowa Hills to compete in the District finals.
With sickness hitting the team hard last week, these ladies had to give it all they had and prove their ability to come out on top, even with the odds stacked against them.
Fifteen teams competed for the top four spots and a chance to move on to Regionals.
In Round 1 they earned a score of 217.5, putting them in 6th place. Round 2 gained them an additional 219.46 points, a subtotal score of 436.96 and moving them up to third place. The completion of round 3 earned an additional 291.3, a total score of 728.26, and a fourth place finish securing their spot in regionals.
Mona Shores took first place, followed by Kenowa Hills in second, and Reeths Puffer in third.
Next stop for the Lady Red Hawks will be Saturday, February 25, at 10:00 am to compete in MHSAA Regional Finals at Mona Shores high school.
The top four placing teams at regionals will then move on to the State finals at the Delta Plex on Saturday, March 4.
Posted on 15 December 2016.
The 2016-2017 competitive cheer season has begun. Cedar Springs Middle School, coached by Deb Garza and Abby Olszewski, took the mat for the first time December 1 at Coopersville Middle School and brought home their first conference win of the season.
Saturday was the start to Cedar Springs high school JV and Varsity season. This brought the girls to Comstock Park High School for the CCCAM Scholarship Invitational, where there were 23 teams from 3 divisions competing.
After the completion of Rounds 1 and 2, Cedar Springs JV, coached by Katy Hradsky, had a combined score of 243.34. Cedar Springs Varsity, coached by Anne Olszewski, had a combined score of 401.56. That brings us to Round 3 where the girls display their impressive stunting and tumbling skills.
After the completion of Round 3, Cedar Springs JV earned a score of 226.08 bringing their total score to 470.14 and earning them a 2nd place finish for their division. Cedar Springs Varsity earned a score of 216.3 bringing their total to 617.56 and earning them a 3rd place finish for their division.
Our next middle school competition will be Thursday, December 15 at Cedar Springs. The JV and Varsity teams’ next competition will be December 21 at Mona Shores. Come out and support a great group of coaches and cheerleaders as they show their pride in being a Red Hawk.
Posted on 29 January 2015.
Cedar Springs Competitive Cheer traveled to Lowell for their annual “Arrowfest” Cheer Invitational this last Saturday.
Eight teams competed in the Middle School division. Cedar Springs White took the mat and earned a score of 83.50 after Round 2, giving them a 6th place overall. After the completion of Round 3, they gained an additional 256.40 points. This score gave them a total of 339.90 points, ending their season with a third place overall. “Another great performance from this team,” said Head Coach Cassandra Chartier. “Round 3’s score was the highest score all season. These girls have grown and learned so much; it has been great to watch their improvement this season. I had a proud coaching moment when I was stopped by a judge after the competition to compliment my team on how great they looked and how much they have improved this season.”
Cedar Springs Red took the lead with a score of 135.78 points after Round 2. Earning an additional score of 247.90 after Round 3, secured another Championship title for Cedar Springs Red with a final score of 383.68. Forest Hills’ took second place with an overall score of 341.60. “We ended the season with another Championship and I couldn’t be more proud of these girls,” said Head Coach Amy Arnold. “They work extremely hard and always give 100 percent.”
Cedar Springs brought the only Junior Varsity team to compete. Round 1 earned a score of 184.70. After Round 2, they gained an additional 164.94 points bringing their subtotal to 349.64. Round 3 gained an additional 211.90 points giving them a final score of 553.54 points and securing another Championship for the Junior Varsity team. “We achieved a new highest score in round 1, (and I’m) proud of the girls for pushing through on Saturday with all new material for Round 1 & 3!” said Head Coach Katy Baird. “Round 3 was a little rough, but the girls rose to the challenge. The new Round 3 has a lot more difficulty and I am proud of the way they handled and executed the changes. Time and practice will only make it better.”
Seven teams competed in the Varsity Division. The Cedar Springs Varsity Team dominated this competition and took the lead after Round 1 with a score of 213 points. Round 2 gained an additional 206.46 points bringing their subtotal to 419.46 points, keeping their first place position. The completion of Round 3 gained an additional 270 points and secured another Championship with a final score of 689.86. Belding came in second place with an overall score of 648.28.
“We had our entire program at Lowell High School this past weekend—Varsity, JV and both middle school teams,” said Head Varsity Coach Anne Olszewski. “It was great to stand there and look at the sea of red and black and watch them perform so well. Cedar Springs took first at all three levels, Varsity, JV and Middle School. It is a very proud moment as a varsity coach in a program the size of Cedar Springs.
“Our JV Coach has done a wonderful job pushing these girls,” added Olszewski. “They are hitting more difficult stunts and the creativity is starting to be there! We want to increase our strength and gymnastics ability. Saturday was also the last middle school competition for both teams. Their seasons ended well with improvements in scores and skill level.”
But the Varsity season is not finished. “Varsity has been working on standing tumbling a lot,” she explained. “We had two injuries this past week, so we knew stunt round would be weak with missing bodies. We have two more competitions this coming week, one being a conference meet at Grand Rapids Christian High School. We would really like to place well there so we can continue into post-season play. Our final conference meet will be February 11 at home. We really need to place well there!” she said.
Posted on 09 January 2015.
The two teams from CSMS Competitive Cheer traveled to Coopersville Middle School this week for a conference meet, where eight teams met to compete against each other. These girls train like champions and it shows every time they step on the mat. Scores are as follows:
Cedar Springs White was in 5th place after round two, where they earned a score of 105.52. They came back and earned another 251.50 points in round 3, for an overall score of 345.02, and third place in the meet. This score is their highest scoring competition so far and highest ranking of 3rd Place.
Cedar Springs Red took the lead after round 2, with a score of 139.20. They earned an additional 265.90 points after Round 3, and remain undefeated with an overall score of 399.10. They scored 22 more points than Kenowa Hills, who came in second place, with an overall score of 376.88.
Their next competition will be held at the Cedar Springs High School this coming Saturday, January 10, at 10 a.m. Come support the Cedar Springs Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheer teams when they take the mat and show off their skills. These girls work extremely hard to represent their coaches, school and community.
Posted on 24 December 2014.
The next conference meet of the season brought the two teams representing Cedar Springs Middle School Competitive Cheer to Allendale, with seven teams competing for that 1st place Championship. Once again, this week challenged the two coaches to be creative with their routines while dealing with illnesses.
After the completion of Round 2, Cedar Springs White was in sixth place with a score of 91.1. Cedar Springs Red earned a high score of 132.62 to take the lead.
During Round 3, Cedar Springs White scored 244.2, bringing their overall score to 335.3 and ending with a 4th Place overall. This is a 44.46 points increase from last weeks’ overall score.
“I enjoy working with my team, they continue to work hard and are improving each week,” said the White team’s Head Coach Cassandra Chartier. “I am excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for us.”
Cedar Springs Red earned a score of 269.5 after Round 3, bringing their overall score to 402.12. This high score once again secured their undefeated season and placed them 62.04 points above Sparta’s 2nd place overall score of 340.08.
“I’m so proud of all the girls! They are a dedicated group of kids that work extremely hard every week to reach their potential,” said Head Coach Amy Arnold, of the CS Red Team. Congratulations to both teams and their coaches for a fantastic job!
Their next competition will be held at Coopersville Middle School on Tuesday, January 6, at 6 p.m. Come support a competitive group of girls doing what they love. These girls are doing a fantastic job representing their coaches, school and community.
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Posted on 18 December 2014.
The second competition of the season brought the two teams representing Cedar Springs Middle School Competitive Cheer to Sparta where eight teams were competing for that 1st Place Championship. This week challenged the two coaches to be more creative with their routines. There were a few illnesses to the team that took out some of the girls. Routines were written and re written and the girls rose to the challenge with all of the necessary changes, including last minute changes right before competition. This effort shows the level of skill the coaches bring to the table and the talented girls we have to work with.
After the completion of Round 2, Cedar Springs White earned a score of 76.74, taking 6th Place and Cedar Springs Red earned a score of 116.12 taking the lead with 1st Place. The completion of Round 3 earned Cedar Springs White a score of 214.1, bringing their total score to 290.84 and ending with a 4th Place overall. Cedar Springs Red earned a score of 259.2, bringing their total score to 375.32. This high score secured their 1st Place victory for the second time in a row.
Congratulations to both teams and their coaches for a job well done! Let’s keep this winning season going.
Our next competition will be held at Allendale Middle School Thursday, December 18 at 6 p.m. Come support a great group of girls doing what they love. These girls are doing a fantastic job representing their coaches, school and community.
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Posted on 11 December 2014.
Competitive Cheer season is here! The Cedar Springs Middle School program has two teams representing them for the 2014-2015 Season. Cassandra Chartier is coaching our White Team and is bringing with her 13 years of coaching experience. This is her third year with Cedar Springs and is an excellent addition to our coaching staff. Amy Arnold is coaching our Red Team and has been coaching at Cedar Springs for nine years, with the past four coaching a competitive team.
Our first competition of the season brought us to Kenowa Hills, where there were eight teams competing for first place. After the completion of Round 2, Cedar Springs White earned a score of 88.52, taking 5th Place and Cedar Springs Red earned a score of 118.24 taking 2nd Place. Round 3 is where the girls can show off not only their precision skills but their tumbling and stunting skills as well. The completion of Round 3 earned Cedar Springs White a score of 233.2, bringing their total score to 321.72 and ending with a 4th Place overall. Cedar Springs Red earned a score of 269.7, bringing their total score to 387.94. This high score secured their first 1st place victory of the season and it certainly won’t be the last. Congratulations to both teams and their coaches for a job well done! Fantastic way to represent our school and start out our season!
Our next competition will be held at Sparta Middle School next Thursday, December 11 at 6 p.m. Come support a great group of girls doing what they love. These girls work extremely hard to represent their coaches, school and community.
Posted on 04 April 2014.
Senior Kristen Schreiber was named the March 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Competitive Cheer. Kristen is wrapping up her high school career in competitive cheer, having been involved all 4 years, as well as participating 2 year in middle school. Kristen has a 3.93 GPA and will be attending Johnson and Wales University in Florida after graduation. Kristen also participates in Red hawk kids club and is a Rocket cheer coach.
Coach Ramirez comments, “Kristen has participated in Competitive cheer for the past 6 years. This year she has grown as a great leader, and advocate for her team. Next fall as she begins her college career pursuing a degree in culinary arts, I know they will be lucky to have such a dedicated hard working young lady to add to their program!”
Kristen is the daughter of Wendy Schreiber and Rob Hilton.
Senior Baren Lenardson was named the March 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Wrestling. Baren is finishing an impressive career having accumulated an impressive 124 wins. He is a 2 time regional qualifier, and a conference champ. Baren excels in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA. Baren is also a member of the Jazz band. After graduation Baren will attend Michigan Tech to pursue a degree in computer engineering.
Coach Nick Emery says “Baren was the hardest worker in the room, especially in the second half of his senior season! He demonstrated great leadership ability! All while balancing, wrestling, 2 AP classes, and playing trumpet in the band. He ends his CSHS career as one of the most winning wrestlers in school history!”
Baren is the son of Chris Ellis and Rick Lenardson.
Posted on 24 January 2014.
The CSMS Competitive Cheer Program had two teams representing their program for the 2013-2014 Season.
Amy Arnold coached our CS White team, where more than half of the girls that joined had no prior experience in the sport. This team showed determination and perseverance each week and the improvements showed on the mat.
Anne Olszewski coached our CS Red team and had a group of girls who have cheered together every other year since kindergarten and have the gymnastics skills that are much needed to earn points in Round 2 of competition.
“Coaching CS Red Team this season has been a ton of fun!” remarked head Coach Anne Olszewski. “This season gave me a great group of talented, hard working young ladies, with parents that supported their endeavors wholeheartedly. I had many girls who took gymnastic lessons out side of the season and it showed in our rounds. Gymnastics is an awesome sport that builds strength and body control. Those two skills are the tools for great stunters as well. I love coaching and the young ladies in Cedar Springs have always risen to the challenges I have placed before them! We have been MS Conference Champions for the last two years! I am excited to be handing off some tremendous talent up to the High School Varsity program!”
Their first competition was held at Kenowa Hills for a conference meet with eight schools in attendance. CS White earned a final score of 353.90 points securing a 3rd place title. CS Red earned a final score of 392.34 points securing a 2nd place title.
The next competition was held at Coopersville for a conference meet with eight schools in attendance. CS White earned a total score of 296.06 points securing a 4th place title. CS Red earned a final score of 384.76 points securing a 1st place Championship Title.
Jenison hosted the next Invitational with 26 schools in attendance. CS White competed in Pool A and earned a total score of 294.34 points securing a 5th place title. CS Red competed in Pool B and earned 380.98 points securing their 1st Place Championship title.
Sparta hosted the next conference meet with seven schools in attendance. CS White earned a final score of 309.58 points securing a 3rd place title. CS Red earned final score of 357.2 points securing a 1st Place Championship title.
Cedar Springs hosted an Invitational with nine schools in attendance. CS White competed in Pool A and earned a final score of 286.7 points securing a 1st place Championship Title. CS Red competed in Pool B and earned a total score of 421.48 points, securing a 2nd Place title.
Comstock Park hosted the next Conference Meet with 16 schools in attendance. CS White earned a total score of 342.42 points securing a 5th place title. CS Red earned a total score of 410.74 points securing a 1st Place Championship title.
Catholic Central hosted the final invitational of the season with five schools in attendance. CS White earned a total score of 288.84 securing a 4th Place title. CS Red earned a final score of 403.54 points ending their season with a final 1st Place Championship title.
Congratulations to our Lady Hawks! These coaches and cheerleaders worked extremely hard and their placements were well deserved. This year’s theme has been “Hawks Let’s Win . . . Go All In” and that’s just what they did!
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