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CSY wrestlers travel to Lakeview, Jackson and Middleville

By James Streeter

The CSYW program sent athletes to the North, West, and Central regions this past weekend to compete in a number of competitive tournaments. With the majority of wrestlers traveling to Lakeview in the North the Red Hawks had a very strong showing. The team in Lakeview finished the day ranked 3rd in pins with 24 (39:11) and 1st overall in total match points with 347. 

 “This weekend saw our wrestlers compete in some of most competitive tournaments we’ve seen all season,” said Coach Fitzgerald. “It was a great gauge to see where we stand as a team and individual wrestlers.”

Cedar Springs traveled five wrestlers to Jackson to participate in the Central Region GREIGHTS tournament. Tucker Crystal was the lone Red Hawk to leave with hardware as he took 4th place in the Open 2010-2011 age group, 64lb weight division.

Two Red Hawks traveled to Middleville and both came away with medals. In the 2008- 2009 age group Jon Libera had a 1st place finish in the combined Open bracket of 85/90lbs while Kale Faurot took 4th place in the combined Novice bracket of 78/90lbs.

Lakeview in the North Region saw the most Red Hawks. Red hawks won early and often starting in the 2012-2014 Open division. In the 46lb weight class Brycen Alber took 1st and Deacon Reynolds finished 3rd.

In the 2010-2012 age group it was much of the same for the Hawks. In the 49lb bracket Avery Gitchel took 3rd and Tristan Wilkerson took 4th. In the 52lb bracket Eli Gunderson finished 3rd. While in the 61lb weigh class Dillon VanDyke had a 2nd place finish. 

Moving on to the 2008-2009 age group Isaac Gitchel had a 2nd place finish in the 63lb weight class. The 69lb weight class saw two Red Hawks medal with Spencer Schoenborn taking 1st and Deegan Pike taking 2nd. In the 72lb weight class Caleb Austin took 3rd place and in the 75lb bracket Blake Falan had another strong showing as he took 2nd place. 

In the 2006-2007 age division, Brandson Wood in the combined bracket of 65/70lbs and Rory Schoenborn in the 85lb bracket both brought home 4th place finishes. Two Red Hawks medaled in the 90lb weight class with Kaiden Dreyer taking 2nd place and Calvin Kerridge taking 3rd. In the combined bracket of 105/112lbs Hudson Crystal took 1st place.

Wrapping up action for the Hawks were two wrestlers in the 2004-2005 age division. Carter Falan finished 1st overall in the 138lb weight class while Antwuan Nicholls also managed a 1st place finish in the combined bracket of 145/155lbs.

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Boys track runs well after spring break 


The Red Hawks began spring break where they left off, with a 91.5-45.5 victory over Wyoming. The Hawks came out of the field events scoring 42 of the possible 45 points. The distance, mid-distance and hurdling crew dominated the races while the Hawks were no match for Wyoming’s top sprinter. A rare disqualification by Cedar in the 4x200m relay allowed the Wolves to take 10 of the 40 points in the relays.

“Coming back from break, we did a great job of performing. So many guys set personal bests in the field events as well as our sprints, hurdles and distance guys,” stated Coach Myers.

On April 18, the Hawks went to the annual Bronco Classic in Coopersville. The three leveled division meet saw the middle school group finish second; the junior varsity group took home a first place trophy; and the varsity group finished third. Overall, the boys finished second in the 5-team invite.

Winning gold medals were senior Austin Sargent (1600m and 800m runs), MavRick Cotten (long jump and 110m hurdles), Jaron Spencer in the junior varsity division discus, Remington Sawade in the pole vault, Isaiah Schatz in the junior varsity pole vault, and Nikc Jackson in the junior varsity high jump.

“It was a great day to perform with temperatures near 70. Most of the athletes took advantage of the great weather and set personal bests again for the team,” said Coach Myers. “We just have to keep pushing ourselves to be better each day. We can never be satisfied about our performances for any longer than a day.”

The Hawks continue on the road as they are headed to rival Forest Hills Northern (conference meet), Chippewa Hills (April 25), and Greenville (April 27), before returning May 2 to host the annual Red Hawk Invitational.

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Boys clean up trash

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When Patty Misner recently took her two boys, Montgomery, 9, and Jackson, 6, to the field at North Park to fly their kites, she was surprised by what she saw.

“I was appalled at the incredible amount of trash,” she said.

So Patty and the boys went back the next day. “They were quite happy to help. My oldest son, Montgomery, stated he wanted to help because ‘trash isn’t good for the environment,’” she explained.

They picked up trash in the area between the parking lot of Dollar General and the Cedar Springs Mobile Estates, coming up with at least nine bags, as shown in the photo.

Great job, guys!

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Enjoying a bite to eat

Alice Jackson sent us some photos of the “wild” things going on in her yard on Harvard Avenue.

“I set up a trail camera to see what was eating up all the things I bury in the garden,” she wrote. “They would dig it up, so I started putting it in a dish.”

She was surprised when she saw images caught on camera. “I didn’t think it would be coyotes,” she said.

She was even more surprised when she saw a raccoon and coyote feeding at the same time out of the same bowl. “It’s very unusual to see a coyote and raccoon eating together,” she remarked.

Do you have a wildlife photo you’d like to send us? Send it to news@cedarspringspost.com. We’ve also been hearing rumors again of bears in the area. If you have photos, and have seen one, please let us know!

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