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2018 Fall Sports Season


From the Athletic Director, John Norton 

Cedar had another great Fall Sports Season for 2018.  While the efforts on the courts and fields steal the headlines, first and foremost everyone should know these Cedar Springs student-athletes, collectively, maintain over a 3.0 GPA, and many of the teams have spent times at the elementary schools and elsewhere serving the community.  Whether it is football players visiting with students and Cedar View, or soccer players helping Cedar Trails kids find their buses the first day of school, or members of the volleyball team volunteering with our youth at weekend volleyball camps, these athletes are true leaders.  

How about of our teams, parents, students and community coming together our first ever “Pink Week”, to help raise over $5,000 for “The Cure Starts Now?”  Finally, the amazing support of the community and students throughout the Fall, showing school spirit and top notch sportsmanship at all times.  These are the real successes of our Fall Sports Season.

In competition, our teams also did very well. Our Boys’ Cross Country and Football teams were OK White Conference Championships.  

Beyond that, the Cross Country Boys went on to the State Meet where they finished in the Top 10, and were selected as an Academic All-State Team.  The Football team went on to win two playoff games, and earn a District championship.  The Soccer team finished the season with 12 wins, meanwhile all of our other programs, at all levels, had competitive seasons in the tough OK White Conference.

It was a great Fall for our athletes, and we are looking forward to what is in store this Winter. 

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New sports turf installed at Red Hawk Stadium


Fall sports have kicked off, and one of the new items greeting athletes, the high school marching band, and fans, is the new sports turf at Red Hawk Stadium.

“We are excited to kick off the 2017-18 school year with a beautiful new Red Hawk Stadium turf,” said Cedar Springs Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn. “As our Cedar Springs Public Schools campus is the center point of this great community, it is our honor to shine for all to see our Cedar Springs pride with this new look.”

Replacement of the turf was identified as one of the needs in a 2011 bond issue study for the sinking fund millage. The cost at that time was estimated at $750-850,000. However, Shaw Sports Turf came in with a cost of $406,990.

The turf was replaced this summer, in time for the marching band to hold their annual band camp.

“We are grateful for the research, experience and work our Athletic Director, Mr. John Norton, and our Director of Operations, Mr. Ken Simon did to prepare and oversee this project,” said VanDuyn. “We are also grateful for our Board of Education supporting the purchase and installation of our new turf as well as for our principals, maintenance department, coaches and music directors for their input.”

VanDuyn said she hopes the community will come out to various events to see the new turf, such as at soccer and football games, the CSPS fundraiser walk-a-thon, the Red Flannel Festival Marching Band Invitational and the annual Powder Puff football game.

She also thanked the community for their part in making it happen. “On behalf of our Board of Education, Administration, staff and students, thank you Cedar Springs residents for investing in our schools, by providing for a sinking fund that made this beautiful new stadium turf possible.”

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