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Hometown Hero


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Air Force Airman Silver D. Gonzales graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Gonzales is the daughter of George and Cornelia Gonzales, of Rockford. She is also the big sister to Mercedes, George, Allexis, Reese, Zoe, Tacho, Cora, Pistachio and Lillianna Gonzales, who are all very proud of her.

Gonzales is a 2012 graduate of Cedar Springs High School.

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Youth wrestlers rack up trophies


S-Wrestling-youthThis is the second biggest regular season tournament of the year in Michigan, next to the Super Bowl of Wrestling, which was held last month in Lansing. Cedar Springs continues to prove it is a power to be reckoned with, bringing home a total of 13 trophies, more than any other club in the MYWAY league. Out of those 13, seven were Champions!

Champions this year were Austin Averill, Cody Averill, Landon Demorest, Trevor Marsman, Ryan Ringler, Jordan Ringler, and George Gonzales Jr. The sole runner-up was Allexis Gonzales. Taking third place finishes were Chase Sarniak, Keaton Klaasen and Logan Hull. Rounding out the bunch in fourth place were Pistachio Gonzales and Sam Couturier. Even though wrestling season is slowly winding down, with regionals less than a month away, these Red Hawks are getting geared up to make this the best season yet.

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Girls earn national wrestling titles


While most kids were relaxing for spring break, Cedar Springs most successful female wrestlers were tearing up the mat.  Sisters Reese and Allexis Gonzales both qualified in February for the USGWA (United States Girls Wrestling Association) Nationals by taking the Girls State Champion title in their weight classes. Hundreds of girls traveled from all over the nation to compete in the USGWA Nationals held March 31 and April 1, 2012 at the Bowen Fieldhouse of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.

Reese went 5-0, pinning all of her opponents within the first two periods.  She took Girls National Champion in the 72lb weight class. Allexis was also crowned Girls National Champion in the 99lb weight class with a record of 5-0, pinning all of her opponents. Their father and coach, George Gonzales Sr, who is also the head coach of the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club is very proud of their accomplishments this year and is hopeful that more girls will start participating in wrestling.

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Youth wrestlers place at tournament


Two of the top youth wrestlers from Cedar Springs placed at the Border Wars National Wrestling Tournament held in Battle Creek, MI on Sunday November 13, 2011.  Landon Demmorest took 4th place in the 7/8 year old, 43lb weight class. George Gonzales Jr took 3rd in the 11/12 year old, heavyweight class.  Both boys did quite well against some of the top wrestlers from all over the nation.  If your child is interested in wrestling, Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club is the place for them.  Sign ups and practices start November 22 in the the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria.  Sign ups will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM at the High school until early December.  You can get more info at www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com.

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