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Lady Red Hawks cheer team crushes competition



The Cedar Springs Varsity Cheer finished in first place at their home competition and were beaten out of the top spot in Division 2 by only one point at Caledonia last week.

Last week was another successful week for the Cedar Springs High School Competitive Cheer team. The girls hosted their only home OK-White Conference competition of the season on January 23. The Varsity Lady Red Hawks crushed their competition, outscoring the second-place team by over ninety points! The JV team also took first at the event, by earning a combined round three score of 567.44, despite facing many challenges. 

“This week was especially challenging for JV. Illness and injury forced us to rework all three rounds the evening before and the day of the home conference competition,” explained JV Coach Katy Hradsky. “The girls worked together and rallied. While dropping down to 6 girls in each round, they still achieved great scores and won.” 

This competition was also Senior Night, in which five young ladies were honored for the hard work and dedication they have given to the program throughout their high school careers: Gabby Endres, daughter of Greg Endres and Melissa Monroe; Melody Hughes, daughter of Doug and Ann Hughes; Elayna Male, daughter of Dan and Heather Male; Emily Pierson, daughter of Bill and April Pierson; and Nicole Skogster, who is the Finnish exchange student of Dave and Terri Castor. We wish each of these remarkable young women all the best as they begin a new chapter of their lives.

On Saturday, January 27th, the Varsity squad traveled to Caledonia to compete in the LMCCOA Scholarship Invitational. Many of the best teams in West Michigan were present at this event and each team (thirty-eight overall) came prepared to win. The Lady Red Hawks earned their highest round one scores (234.1) and round three scores (316.4) of the season and fell short of winning the Division 2 bracket by only one point, with an all season high score of 774.82. 

“The girls did awesome this weekend and they really took ownership of their routines,” remarked Coach Anne Olszewski. “They are getting noticed!” 

Scholarships were presented at the conclusion of the competition and Lady Red Hawk Emily Pierson was named as one of the LMCCOA Scholarship recipients and received a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations Emily! 

On Saturday, February 2, the team will compete in the Kenowa Hills Cheer Invitational. We wish these ladies the best of luck as they enter the second half of their season…#EARNIT!

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Competitive Cheer takes first at West Catholic invite



Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer took the top spot at last weekend’s invitational. Courtesy photo.

Cedar Springs JV Competitive Cheer ran away with the win in their bracket at last weekend’s invitational. Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs High School Competitive Cheer teams captured first-place wins at the West Catholic Cheer Invitational on January 18. 

The Varsity team squared off against seven teams in their bracket and earned strong scores in round one (228.6) and round two (218.68). Spectators erupted in excitement during round three when the stunt group of Paige Pierson, Harlow Hovarter, and Sophia Dault mustered all their strength to push their falling flyer, Gabby Endres, up into her heel stretch and saved the team from major deductions. The team not only finished first in their bracket but also secured the top spot of the entire invitational, with a combined round three score of 736.38. 

“I am super excited with the team this week,” remarked Coach Anne Olszewski. “We worked very hard on our Round 1 and 2 material and you could really see it in the scores. Now we are focusing on a clean Round 3 and will be ready for a successful second half of the season. This strong group of athletic young women consists of three freshmen, two sophomores, eight juniors, and five seniors and each week they step up to the task.”

The JV team trampled the four teams in their bracket by scoring 90.82 points higher than the second-place team and earning a combined round three score of 570.32. “I am super proud of both teams this week,” said JV Coach Katy Hradsky. “We had limited practice time due to the school closings and the girls were also feeling the pressure of exams. While they didn’t achieve their highest round scores or even have their best performances at West Catholic, I think both levels proved they belong at the top and will keep putting in work to get there.” 

The Lady Red Hawks will travel to Caledonia to compete in the LMCCOA Scholarship Invitational. A few of the team’s seniors are hoping to hear their names announced as winners of this scholarship. Good luck seniors and good luck to the Lady Red Hawks as the Road to State continues. #EARNIT!

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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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February 2017 Student Athletes of the Month:


Zoe Castor

Zoe Castor

Ali Sparling

Ali Sparling

Ali Sparling – Senior, Girls Basketball

Zoe Castor – Freshman, Competitive Cheer

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Varsity Cheer headed to regionals


The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team is headed to regionals after their fourth place win at districts last weekend.

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team is headed to regionals after their fourth place win at districts last weekend.

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.

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Cheer competition begins with wins


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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.

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Cedar Springs Cheer shows success on mat


Cedar Springs Varsity Cheerleaders in their winning routine.

Cedar Springs Varsity Cheerleaders in their winning routine.

Cedar Springs Cheer teams won championships at all levels: Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.

Cedar Springs Cheer teams won championships at all levels: Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.

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.

 

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Middle school cheer still undefeated


Cedar Springs Middle School’s red cheer team took first place at Coopersville and remains undefeated this season.

Cedar Springs Middle School’s red cheer team took first place at Coopersville and remains undefeated this season.

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 Middle School’s white cheer team took third place at Coopersville.

Cedar Springs Middle School’s white cheer team took third place at Coopersville.

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.

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CSMS Competitive cheer still undefeated


Cedar Springs Red team

Cedar Springs Red team

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 White team

Cedar Springs White team

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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MS cheer teams place in top 4 at Sparta 


The Cedar Springs Middle School Cheer teams competed at Sparta last week. The red team took first, and the white team (shown above) took 4th place.

The Cedar Springs Middle School Cheer teams competed at Sparta last week. The red team took first, and the white team (shown above) took 4th place.

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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