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Dual win for Cedar Springs varsity boys soccer


#20 Jon Shaw challenges for the ball vs. Comstock Park. Also pictured are #7 Aaron Dault, #17 Luke Dault, #19 Ilan Caballero.

The Cedar Springs boys varsity soccer team walked on the field Tuesday, October 4, geared up for an aggressive match up with the Comstock Park Panthers. The tone of the game remained charged up when only a little over 10 minutes into the game, Red Hawks forward Kyle Szirovecz knocked the ball under the keeper’s gloves, giving Cedar Springs a quick lead (28:48) [Assist Aaron Dault]. With only 7:23 remaining on the clock, Comstock Park tying up tied up the game and put it into two 10 minute regulation overtime periods. In the first over-time, on a free kick, Aaron Dault blasted the ball past a wall of Panther players into the upper 90. Once again the Panthers tied the game up in the second over-time with only 5:07 remaining in play. But the Red Hawks fought back when #7 Luke Dault found the back of the net with only 4 minutes left on the clock. Assists were credited to Kyle Szirovecz and Jon Shaw. Cedar Springs claimed a 3-2 double over-time victory over Comstock Park.
On Thursday, October 6, the Red Hawks added another win to their OK Blue record by shutting out the Belding Redskins 8 to 0. The Hawks jumped to an early lead when Jon Shaw connected with a pass from Robert Klein and drilled it into the net (35:25). Minutes later, Aaron Dault drove a free kick past the goaltender into the upper 90 giving Cedar a 2-0 lead (29:49). The Red Hawks third goal was credited to Josh Champion, who rocketed a shot, from the 40 yard line, over the keeper’s head.(17:05). Freshman Parker Selleck, redirected in a corner kick, sent by Trevor Rose, giving Cedar Springs a comfortable lead of 4 to 0 at the half (14:29). The defensive line of Dontae Ensley, Trevor Rose, Josh Champion, Bryan Taylor and Kyle Longcore protected the Cedar Springs goal by shutting down the Redskin offense. Second half scoring began right away when Cedar Springs was awarded a direct penalty kick and the team called goalkeeper, Kyle Coutchie, upfield to score his first goal of the season (38:02). Minutes later, Aaron Dault scored his second goal of the evening, when he launched a free kick past the goaltender (36:20). The last two goals of the match were credited to forward Robert Klein, with Dontae Ensley assisting both, and Trevor Rose also assisting the final goal on the game. This secured Cedar Springs second mercy win of the season.
“This week our goal was to really enjoy the game and get back to the reason we all started playing soccer…for the love of the game,” said Cedar Springs Coach Kyle Avink.
Congratulations on another great win Red Hawks!

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Red Hawk Boys track improves to 5-0


Cameron Klompstra passing baton to teammate in relay.

Mother Nature continued to play havoc with the Cedar Springs boy’s varsity track team as another meet was postponed and forced them to have a double dual meet against Belding and Comstock Park at Red Hawk Stadium last Thursday, April 30. The team showed resiliency by defeating Comstock Park 118-19 and Belding 124-13 on a very cold, misty, and windy night to improve their record to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in conference. The Red Hawks took all the possible points in 13 of the 17 events against Belding and 10 of 17 against Comstock Park by winning all the events except the shot put against Comstock.
Individual field event winners were Dan Sagorski(discus), Nate Jones(high jump), Derek Ash (shot put), Hank Porter (long jump), and AJ Olszewski (pole vault). The sprint winners were James Putnam (100), Alex Hemry (200), Ron Fisk (400), and Justin Balczak (110H and 300H). Connor Mora led the distance crew by winning the 800m, 1600m, and the 3200m runs.  The 400m relay (Putnam, Hemry, Olszewski, and Ryan Austin), 800m relay(Hemry, Fisk, Balczak, Austin), 1600m relay(Hemry, Fisk, Balczak, Aaron Leal), and the 3200m relay(Mora, Fisk, Alex Bray, and Aaron Brooks)  were all undefeated on the evening.
“We had to go into the evening with the mind-set that we must do what it takes to get better,” said Coach Myers. “As everyone knows, the weather has limited our opportunities to train to our potential and to work on things during competition. We are running out of time to prepare for the most important meets of the year. We have to go full throttle in every event to maximize our potential,” he explained. “Our training this upcoming week must come from the meets that we participate in. Practice is now for fine-tuning and muscle memory training. It is time to test our mental toughness.”

Justin Balczak jumping hurdles. Photo by M. Balczak.

The team enters this week with the biggest meets of the year, but in this season it must prefaced with the caveat “weather permitting.” Tuesday the 3rd we are home against a tough West Catholic team, while Thursday the 5th we travel to Sparta to take on the Spartans and Coopersville.  The week concludes Saturday the 7th as we host the Red Hawk Invitational at Red Hawk Stadium.  Field events begin at 9:00 am, while the running gets underway at 11:00 am.
“This will be a tough meet for us to compete at,” said Coach Myers.W”e have invited three Division I schools.  After a big week against West Catholic and our biggest rival, Sparta, we cannot relax on Saturday.”

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Lady Red Hawks win one, lose one


Chaya Coxon

Chaya Coxon was leading scorer for the Red Hawks against Comstock Park with 15 points. Photo by R. Karger.

After a two game losing streak, the Cedar Springs Varsity girls basketball team broke the slump on January 25 and came back to win against Comstock Park 49 to 42. The Red Hawks ended the 1st period behind 14 to 18 but made up ground in the 2nd by outscoring the Panthers 11-3. It was an exciting game with 3 lead changes. Leading scorer was Chaya Coxon with 15 points and three rebounds and went 5 for 5 at the line for free throws; Tiffany Karger with a double double had 14 points and 11 rebounds; Rachael Ludtke also with a double double had 10 points and 12 rebounds; Hannah Wight with 6 points and 3 rebounds; Molly Holtrop with 2 points and 2 rebounds; and finishing up the scoring was Lindsey Kline with 2 points.
On Monday, January 28, the Lady Red Hawks hosted the Belding Redskins. It was a tough loss at home with Belding holding the lead throughout the night. Belding finished the 1st quarter with a 10 point lead 16 -6. Cedar came back with a better 2nd quarter scoring 10 points, but still ended the half trailing 31-16. Cedar out scored Belding in the 3rd quarter 9-6 but Belding was strong in the 4th and finished the game 49-34.

Rachael Ludtke

Rachael Ludtke goes up for the shot. Photo by R. Karger.

The Red Hawks leading scorer was Tiffany Karger with 11 points, Molly Holtrop, Hannah Wight and Rachael Ludtke all had 6 points and Chaya Coxon had 5 points. Tiffany Karger led the rebounding with 8, Amber Milliagan with 7, Rachel Ludtke with 6, Chaya Coxon with 5, Hannah Wight with 4, Brittany Todd with 3 and Molly Holtrop and Meghan Andres both with 2.
The Hawks’ record is 7-5 and 4-2 in the OK Blue. The Hawks were scheduled to play Tuesday, February 1, against West Catholic, who remain undefeated in the OK Blue, but that came was canceled due to the weather.

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Another Victory for the JV girls


Tamar Clark

Red Hawk Tamar Clark fights for a rebound. Photo by B. Sukstas

The JV Red Hawk girls traveled to Comstock Park on Tuesday January 25th. The Red Hawks came out scoring and took and early lead but the first quarter ended with the Red Hawks behind 7-10. The girls played hard in the second quarter trying to take the lead but went to the locker room behind 20-15.
Cedar Springs came out in the third quarter scoring 12 points to come within 2 points and end the quarter behind 29-27. Still playing hard, the Red Hawks tied the game at 31 points early in the fourth quarter but good free throw shooting by Comstock Park put the game out of reach and the JV Red Hawks lost 43-33.
Scoring for the Red Hawks were Allie Veltkamp, Jeanette Sukstas, Abby VanDusen, Sommer VanDyke, Tamar Clark and Shaelyn Fasel.
The girls next played a rare Friday night of basketball for the JV girls when they hosted the Belding Redskins on January 28th.
The lady Red Hawks started out strong and took the lead early outscoring Belding 11-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Red Hawks girls scored 12 points in the second to extend their lead and go into halftime leading 23-16.
The third quarter was slow for the Red Hawks as they only scored 6 points but held unto the lead with a score of 29-24. Belding came on strong in the fourth scoring 15 points and tying the game late in the fourth quarter 39-39. Allie Veltkamp was fouled with just seconds left in the game and hit two free throws to secure the victory for the JV Red Hawks 41-39.
Sommer VanDyke led the scoring for the lady Red Hawks with Jeanette Sukstas, Allie Veltkamp, Shaelyn Fasel and Tamar Clark also scoring for Cedar Springs.
Allie Veltkamp went 4 of 4 from the free throw line and Jeanette Sukstas had a double digit total of rebounds. Mercedes Gonzales, Sirena Johnson and Molly Caniff came off the bench with good playing time to help with the Red Hawk victory.
The JV Red Hawk girls will travel Sparta on Thursday February 3.

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