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Boys cross takes blue championship at Sparta


The Red Hawk boys cross country team took the Blue Division championship at the Sparta Invitational.

The Cedar Springs Boys Cross Country team kept rolling with their winning streak at the Sparta Cross Country Invite on Saturday, September 15. The team went 1-3-4-8-9 for a score of 25 followed by Lowell with 37. The boys were the blue division champs bringing home a team trophy, several individual medals, and several lifetime personal records (PR) and season records (SR) for the day.  

Running for the Red Hawk Varsity were Corey Bowers (1st, 16:21, PR), Jaydon Moleski (3rd, 17:03), Dilan Sargent (4th, 17:04, SR), Gavin Braciak (8th, 17:38, SR), Austin Mann (9th, 17:40, PR), Carter Moleski (22nd, 18:15, PR), and Gabe White (51st, 19:34, PR).  

On the JV side of things, the boys placed 6th with a team score of 145. Cayden Steinebach led the Red Hawks (12th, 19:34, PR) followed by Alex Nylaan (24th, 19:56, PR), Caleb Menefee (40th, 20:27, PR), Sam Kleynenberg (49th, 20:37, SR), Justin Voskuil (53rd, 20:42, PR), Logan Douglas (61st, 20:57, PR), and Gabe Minnich (68th, 21:08).

“I was very pleased with how the boys competed in both the JV and Varsity races this weekend. We came away with many season PRs and medalists, and the boys team dominated up front in the varsity race. We are beginning to close the gap between our 1-5 runners so that is good to see as we move forward in the season.” said Coach Garrett Lacy.

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The Varsity Lady Red Hawks finished 7th with a team score of 187. Running for the varsity girls were Maggie Prins (17th, 22:28), Isabel VanDusen (37th, 23:29, PR), Ally Ladd (42nd, 23:55, PR), Lily Howland (45th, 24:21, PR), Tonya Tepin (46th, 24:56), and Marjorie Hosking (47th, 24:58).

Three of the five JV girls had personal records for the day.  Leading the JV race was Antonia Eigemann (23rd, 23:51, PR), Madison Golliver (49th, 25:13, PR), Paige Marsman (65th, 26:14), Emily Caldwell (66th, 26:18, PR), and Hannah Helton (98th, 37:57).  

“I’m beyond impressed with the girls. As a team, we really improved with how we competed. Our girls worked together wonderfully throughout the race and before it as well. These ladies have so much talent and are capable of doing great things ahead,” said Coach Melinda Stressman.

The Red Hawks will be running on their home course on Saturday, September 22, for the Cedar Springs Invitational.

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Red Hawk volleyball takes second at Loy Norrix invite


Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball earned 2nd place at Loy Norrix Invite Saturday. Front Row (L to R): Kyla Andres, Grace Wilcox, Haillie Jones, Kaylie Andres, Maddie Outwin and Michelle Brennen.
Back Row (L to R):  Coach Lowing, Grace Pavelka, Arianna Rau and Kalli Green . Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team opened the 2018 season with three tournaments in 8 days, building on each date. At the WMVOA on 8/17 the Lady Red Hawks finished 0-3-1, followed on Tuesday at the NorthPointe Christian Invite where they went 1-4 on the day beating the #1 seed Western Michigan Christian in bracket play and Junior Middle Hitter Grace Pavelka was named a tournament MVP.

The Varsity Ladies completed the week at the Loy Norrix Invite on Saturday where they were undefeated in pool play beating host team Loy Norrix, Ottawa Hills and Galesburg-Augusta before losing to Niles in a crossover match. The #2 seeded Red Hawks then defeated Parchment 2-1 in the quarterfinals, and Galesburg-Augusta 2-1 in the semifinals, bringing them to the tournament championship match, where they suffered a 0-2 loss to first seed Niles.

Leading on the day was outside hitter Grace Wilcox, who dominated on the service line with 18 aces and 42 service points, while adding 19 kills, 8 blocks, and 33 digs. Grace Pavelka led the offensive barrage with 41 kills, and added 15 aces and 8 blocks. Libero Haillie Jones recorded 49 digs and 91 serve receives, while setter Maddie Outwin had 72 assists on the day.

“The girls are working hard to get better each time they step out on the court,” said Coach Ashley Lowing. “They made great improvements in their mental toughness, never counting themselves out of any game they were in. They pushed through adversity and either stayed on top of teams in sets they were winning, or came back in sets they were losing. This will be a great building block for us moving forward.” 

Varsity Volleyball returns to actions on Tuesday, September 11 at Lowell High School for the Conference opener.  

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High School Track Host Red Hawk Invite 


Red Hawk Klaudia Kulakowski placed 4th in the 100 and 200-meter dashes last weekend at the Red Hawk Invitational track meet. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, May 5, the Cedar Springs Lady Red Hawks hosted the Red Hawk Invitational Track meet. The team scored 593.5 points and placed 6th out of 9 teams. Senior Mackenzie Rugg vaulted a personal best of 9’ 6” to win the pole vault. Also placing in the top 6 and earning medals was Klaudia Kulakowski, 4th in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and 6th in the long jump; Julia Danielson, 4th in the long jump; and Grace Sova, 6th in the pole vault. 

The team competes Friday, May 11, in the OK White Conference meet at Housman Field in Grand Rapids. Field events start at 1:15 p.m. and running finals start at 4:30.

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Volleyball news


 

The Lady Red Hawks competed in their season’s last tournament, the Central Montcalm Hornet Classic on Saturday, Oct 28, and brought home the Silver Bracket Championship trophy. 

During Pool play, the Red Hawks started the day with a loss to Tri County 13-25 and 18-25. The next pool match resulted in a tie with ranked Cadillac 26-24 and 16-25. The Lady Red Hawks took control the rest of the day with a victory in the final pool match against Chippewa Hills, putting them in 5th place of 12 teams. The victorious semi-final match against Morley Stanwood (25-20, 18-25 and 15-12) sent the team to the Championship Silver Bracket match, where they won the Championship title against Ionia 25-27, 25-20 and 15-7. 

Leaders on the day were middle hitter Grace Pavelka, who owned the service line with 37 service points and 15 aces, while also contributing 25 kills, and a team leading 13 blocks; senior Sydney Plummer tallied an amazing team high 61 kills while adding 6 blocks, 25 digs and 13 service points; outside hitter Kyla Andres had a solid day with 17 kills, 28 service points, 8 aces, 7 blocks and 28 digs; while libero Brighton Miller played tough defensively, contributing the leading 36 digs and 83 serve receives. Setter Maddie Outwin ran the offense with an amazing 282 sets and 89 assists, along with 27 service points, 4 aces and 3 blocks. Freshman middle blocker Arianna Rau put down 10 kills and 10 blocks,  while Lauren Kostus rallied 13 service points,19 digs and 30 serve receives. Ashley Wise added 3 blocks and 2 kills while Nikki Vanderhoef tallied 8 serve receives and 3 digs.

“Wow is all I can say! These girls battled long breaks and pushed through bracket play to come out on top,” remarked Coach Ashley Reynolds. “All the hard work, frustrations, and lessons learned throughout the season prepared us for that moment. We persevered and pulled together as a team to win this tournament. I could not be more proud of each and every one of the girls, as they each played a significant role in our success on Saturday.”

The Varsity Volleyball team closed out conference competition with a 0-3 loss at Northview on Thursday, Oct 26. 

The team heads into the District Championship at Rockford on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5:30pm to take on the winner of the East Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern quarterfinal match, with a season record 8-25-6 overall and 2-10 in the conference.

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Lady Red Hawk Volleyball


The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Volleyball team had their share of ups and downs in competition last week. 

On Tuesday, October 17, they fell to Forest Hills Northern 0-3.

Then, on Thursday, October 19, Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball honored senior Sydney Plummer and her parents, when they hosted Forest Hills Central in an exciting final home match (18-25; 23-25; 26-24 and 11-25) with the Rangers. 

The ladies completed the week traveling to Sparta for the Varsity Invitational on Saturday, October 21, where they fell to the host Spartans 25-19, 14-25 and 18-25. The Red Hawks came back to beat Hastings 25-21, 25-19 and 25-14, before losing in single elimination Gold bracket play to Comstock Park 20-25 and 23-25. 

Senior outside hitter Sydney Plummer led the day with 33 kills, 29 digs, 4 aces and 21 service points. Libero Brighton Miller tallied 25 digs, 5 aces and 2 kills. Setter Maddie Outwin contributed 54 assists, 7 aces and 29 service points while Middle Hitter Grace Pavelka had 5 blocks and 12 kills. Lauren Kostus added 11 kills and 16 digs. Ashley Wise added 3 blocks and Arriana Rau put up 2 blocks.

The Lady Red Hawks return to action on Thursday evening, October 26, at 6 p.m. when they travel to Northview for their final conference match of the season.

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Pink game raises funds for Susan Komen Foundation


 

The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Volleyball team hosted a “Dig Pink” game in honor of breast cancer awareness on Tuesday, October 10. Athletic Director John Norton was happy with the results.

“Congratulations to the whole Cedar Springs Community and the Volleyball Program. After we pay some expenses, it is with great pride we will be making a donation in the amount of $1,591.53 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Michigan as a result of our “Pink out” Volleyball event last night,” announced Norton. “Thank you again to everyone who helped make this evening possible, and thank you to everyone who has donated to this great cause. Proud to be a Red Hawk.”

This was the first year that the Volleyball team held the event. Prior to this, it was held by the Varsity football team.

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Varsity Volleyball outlasts Greenville for thrilling 3-2 victory


#2 Sydney Plummer goes up for the kill

The Lady Red Hawks fought a long and exciting battle against conference rival Greenville Thursday (9/14) evening, alternating set victories with the Hornets and coming back from a 3-9 fifth set deficit to secure the 3-2 match victory.  The final line score showed an intense first set loss 32-34, followed by three competitive sets (25-17, 21-25 and 26-24) and ending with an impressive comeback fifth set/match victory 15-12.

With the win, the Lady Red Hawks are 1-1 in conference and 3-8-2 overall.

While the final score shows a tight 3-2 win, the Red Hawks numbers revealed an outstanding night which included team totals of 47 kills, 46 assists, 12 total blocks, 12 service aces and 57 digs.

Thursday’s match began with the Red Hawks leading throughout the first set while a determined Greenville team slowly came back to tie the game at 23-23, followed by a nail biting back-and-forth 8 set point lead changes before Greenville took the set.  In the final 15 point deciding set, Cedar Springs found themselves at a 3-9 deficit and fought their way back to tie it up at 11-11 before winning 15-12.

Senior Outside hitter Sydney Plummer had a stellar double-double kill/dig night leading the Red Hawks with 27 kills (.267 hitting percentage) and 12 digs,  while also contributing 3 blocks, 4 aces and an assist. Sophomore Kyla Andres had 8 kills, 2 aces, a team leading 15 service points, 2 blocks and 10 digs.  Middle hitter Grace Pavelka tallied 6 kills and 5 blocks while Lauren Kostus added 4 kills, 2 blocks, 13 service points and 10 digs.  Setter Maddie Outwin put up 135 sets with 43 assists and 2 blocks while Libero Brighton Miller led on the night in digs (18) and serve receives (37).

“I think Thursday nights match was something that every coach hopes for their players, not only in their sports but in life- when the chips are down and you’re struggling- you find a way to pull yourself up and those around you to push through. The girls fought for every single point and didn’t give up one time. They deserved that win- and really put their whole heart in claiming that win”  said Varsity Head Coach Ashley Reynolds.

The Lady Red Hawks opened conference play Tuesday evening (9/12) with a loss at Lowell 14-25, 22-25 and 12-25.  Senior Sydney Plummer led on the night with 8 kills and 6 digs while Lauren Kostus contributed 2 kills and 4 digs.  Libero Brighton Miller put up 8 digs while setter Maddie Outwin added 10 assists.

Cedar Springs hosts Ottawa Hills for their season conference home opener on Tuesday September 19th followed by Thursday’s match (9/21) at home against Forest Hills Northern.  Freshman and JV begin at 5pm with Varsity following.

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Lady Red Hawk tennis


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From left: Rilley Rivard and Leslie Rios #4 doubles champs; Anna Behrenwald and Mariah Rios runner up #1 doubles; and Jess Brunett, the #4 singles champ, at Fruitport. 

Number 1 singles Emilee Pastoor during her match with Ottawa Hills. Emily won 6-0 6-0.

Number 1 singles Emilee Pastoor during her match with Ottawa Hills. Emily won 6-0 6-0.

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks girls tennis team participated in the Fruitport Invitational on April 22.

Jess Brunett was the #4 singles champ, and Rilley Rivard and Leslie Rios were #4 doubles champs. Anna Behrenwald and Mariah Rios were runner up in #1 doubles.

Competing schools were Fruitport, Ludington, Cedar Springs, and Fremont 4.

On April 24, Cedar Springs defeated Ottawa Hills 8 matches to 0 in a home match.

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Girls tennis earns wins against Lowell, Greenville


Mandi Titus, one half of the number three doubles team at Cedar Springs, returns a ball during the match at Greenville. Courtesy photo.

Mandi Titus, one half of the number three doubles team at Cedar Springs, returns a ball during the match at Greenville. Courtesy photo.

The Lady Red Hawks Varsity tennis team turned in solid wins last week in away matches at Lowell and Greenville.

On Monday, April 17, Cedar Springs traveled to Lowell, and defeated them 8-0. Wins were earned by number one singles Emilee Pastoor (6-1, 6-1); number two singles Michaela Tawney (6-2, 6-2); number three singles Sam Finch (7-5, 6-1); and number four singles Jess Brunett (6-2, 6-1). Doubles teams earning wins were number one doubles Anna Behrenwald and Maria Rios (6-2, 6-0); number two doubles Morgan Shevock and Anna Krupp (6-1, 6-2); number three doubles Mandi Titus and MaKeelie Lemery (6-4, 7-6, 7-5); and number four doubles Leslie Rios and Malory Shevock (6-3, 6-4).

On Wednesday, April 19, Cedar Springs traveled to Greenville. Cedar Springs took the win 6-2. Matches were won by number one singles Emilee Pastoor (6-2, 6-0); number two singles Michaela Tawney (6-1, 6-1); number three singles Sam Finch (6-1, 6-2); number four singles Jess Brunett (6-0, 6-2); number two doubles Anna Krupp and Morgan Shevock (6-2, 6-3) and number four doubles Leslie Rios and Malory Shevock (6-1, 6-1).

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Cheer ends record-setting season at regionals


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Saturday, February 25, ended what turned out to be a record setting season for the Lady Red Hawks Competitive Cheer team.
This season they captured the OK White Conference Championship for the first time in school history, and they received a total score of 761.28 at the Wyoming Invitational, setting a new high score record.

The day before Regionals, an injury at practice called for a substitution to step in for a teammate in round 3. Zoe Castor, who was previously not in the round, had to step in and learn the round in one practice to perform at Regionals the next day.

Cedar Springs Varsity traveled to Mona Shores on Saturday, February 25, to compete in the MHSAA Regional Finals. Twelve teams competed for a top four finish and a chance to move on to state finals.

At the end of Round 1, Cedar Springs Varsity earned a score of 220.9.

Round 2 gained them an additional 213.52, giving them a subtotal score of 434.42 and placing them in 4th place with less than a point behind 3rd place.

Round 3 gained an additional 299.8 and a total score of 734.22 and a Sixth place finish, less than 9 points away from 4th place and qualifying for state.

“We had an awesome season this year,” said Coach Anne Olszewski.  “Best finish I have had to date here at Cedar Springs!  Conference Champs and advancing to Regionals were some of the highlights, but we learned so much as a team. I am ready for next year already! I am losing four valuable seniors to graduation but my junior class is really strong and has a ton of leading potential. We are going to continue to get better, I promise. We have an awesome program, awesome parents, awesome athletic department!  I feel so very fortunate!”

The top four finishers and scores were:

First place Mona Shores with a score of 768.6

Second place Kenowa Hills with a score of 763.14

Third place Reeths Puffer with a score of 744.4

Fourth place Charlotte with a score of 742.94

Those teams will go on to state. Cedar Springs finished behind Dewitt, who finished 5th, with a score of 735.54.

Congratulations to our Lady Red Hawks on an amazing season.

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