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Lady Red Hawk basketball wins five straight


Sophomore Baylie Vandyke knocks down a short jumper over a Comstock Park defender Friday night.

Sophomore Baylie Vandyke knocks down a short jumper over a Comstock Park defender Friday night.

The Cedar Springs Girls Basketball team won their fifth straight game Friday evening, December 16, defeating Comstock Park 60-41. The Lady Red Hawks are currently 5-1 overall heading into the Christmas Break.

Cedar Springs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead less than a minute into the game on a pair of free throws by Baylie VanDyke, a Brighton Miller jumper, and an Ali Sparling steal and layup. The Panthers however kept the game close throughout the first half until the Red Hawks finished the half strong to build a 29-20 halftime lead.

Cedar Springs came out of the break on a terror, outscoring Comstock Park 19-5 in the third period to build a 23-point lead after three quarters. Six different players scored for the Red Hawks in the period.

The Red Hawks were led by Vandyke with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Sparling had another strong game netting 14 points, grabbing 7 rebounds and blocking 6 shots on the evening. Maddie Vandusen added 11 points, while Ashley Wise chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds in the winning cause.

Cedar Springs is off for Christmas Break. The Red Hawks will travel to play Rockford on January 3, before beginning conference play at Lowell on January 6.

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Lady Red Hawks defeat West Ottawa


Senior Ali Sparling drives to the basket in the Friday, Dec. 2 game against Big Rapids.  Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone

Senior Ali Sparling drives to the basket in the Friday, Dec. 2 game against Big Rapids.
Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. LaLone

The Cedar Springs Girls Basketball Team capped off a busy eight-day stretch by defeating Holland West Ottawa 53-41 on Friday night, Dec. 9. The win marked the Red Hawks fourth straight victory after losing their season opener. Senior Ali Sparling led the team with 19 points, including five three-pointers. Sophomores Brighton Miller and Baylie VanDyke followed with 12 and 10 points respectively.

“West Ottawa was a good test for us,” said Coach Brandon Miller. “They were big and athletic. I am very proud of the girls and the way that they stepped up and executed our game plan. This team has set their goals very high and they are working extremely hard to reach them. We had a very busy week of basketball and it would have been easy to lose focus. Our leadership and work ethic from top to bottom has been great.”

The eight-day stretch began the previous Friday, Dec. 2, when the Lady Red Hawks defeated Big Rapids 44-41. Ali Sparling again led the way, scoring 18 points and hauling in 6 rebounds. Classmates Aaliyah Sargent and Maddie VanDusen chipped in 8 points each. Sargent also led the team with 9 rebounds.

The middle two games of the four game stretch saw Sparta and Grant come to town. The Lady Red Hawks defeated Sparta 45-35 on Monday, Dec. 5. The Red Hawks built a 21-point lead after three quarters. Baylie VanDyke recorded her first double-double of the season netting 10 points and hauling in 10 rebounds. Brighton Miller led the team in scoring with 12 points. Maddie VanDusen chipped in with 9 points.

The team was back at it the next night battling Grant. Cedar Springs held a slim 7-point lead going into half but pulled away for a 55-28 victory. Senior Aaliyah Sargent led the team with 17 points  and 6 rebounds followed by Ali Sparling with 11 and 6 rebounds. Ashley Wise and Morgan Shevock also contributed 8 points each in the winning effort.

The Lady Red Hawks next game will be this Friday, Dec. 16, at Comstock Park. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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Red Hawk Volleyball loses to FH Central


 

CSHS Varsity Volleyball dropped a 0-3 decision to conference foe Forest Hills Central on their home court Tuesday evening (Sept. 27). The Rangers, a top team in the conference, took the match 13-25, 13-25 and 13-25, dropping the Lady Red Hawks to 1-4-0 in the conference and 3-11-1 overall.

Stat leaders in the match for the Red Hawks were Senior Captain Kaitlyn Coons who played a strong defensive game putting up 24 serve receives, 7 digs, 1 ace and 3 service points.  Outside Hitter Sydney Plummer led the offense with 8 kills.  Setters Ali Sparling and Sienna Wight tallied 6 and 4 assists respectively.

The ladies hosted Northview Tuesday, and will host Lowell on Thursday evening at 6:30pm, and then travel to Morley Stanwood on Saturday for tournament play beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Girls tennis wins Sparta Invite


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The Cedar Springs Lady Red Hawks Varsity tennis team traveled to Sparta on April 16 to compete in the annual Sparta Invitational, and came home with the first place trophy. Host Sparta came in second place, followed by Fremont in third place, and Grand Rapids Union in fourth place.

According to Coach Ed Russel, medals were awarded to team members who finished in first or second place.

Cedar Springs players earning medals for first place included #1 singles Emily Pastoor; #2 doubles Anna Krupp and Alyssa Marshall; and #3 doubles Michaela Tawney and Morgan Shevock.

Taking second place for the Red Hawks was #3 singles Jordan Ackerman; #1 doubles Anna Behrenwald and Mariah Rios; and #4 doubles Makeelie Lemery and Sam Finch.

The rest of the lineup for the day included Emma Schut at #2 singles and Jessica Brunett at #4 singles.

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Red Hawks place 2nd at Warrior Invite


Ellie Ovokaitys placing second at Warrior Invitational. 

Ellie Ovokaitys placing second at Warrior Invitational.

By Megan Kilts

The lady Red Hawks had the rain to compete with this past Saturday when they raced at the late season Chippewa Hills Warrior Invitational. As usual, the girls worked hard, taking home a trophy as the runners up out of ten teams.

“It was hilly and challenging, but a good race,” said senior Allyson Marvel, about the course at Chippewa Hills.

This year, the course was rearranged, but it didn’t throw the ladies off. They all had excellent races that helped propel their team to the podium.

Senior Ellie Ovokaitys led the Red Hawks, placing 2nd, while Marvel, junior Tara Tepin, and senior Kelsie Plugge-Webber took 11th, 17th, and 18th, respectively. Freshman Carolanne Merlington, and sophomore Hannah Gibbs both took home medals for placing in the top 50. Juniors Brooke Ross and Kayla Vanassen, along with seniors Nadja Jepson and Molly Doherty, also ran impressive races for the Red Hawks, with Ross setting a new personal record for herself.

“It’s been a great season of teamwork,” said coach Marie Covey. “It was exciting to watch [the girls] run at Chippewa Hills and finish second, our best finish of the season.”

The girls will head to the Michaywe Golf Course in Gaylord on October 31 to compete in the Division 2 MHSAA Regional meet. The top three teams in the division and any individual medalists will qualify for the State Finals, which will be held at Michigan International Speedway on November 7.

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Red Hawk Volleyball winding up season


 

Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball went 1-3-1 last week, beginning with a three-set away loss to conference rival Northview on Thursday, October 22. The Lady Red Hawks competed at the Sparta Invite on Saturday, October 24, where they opened pool play with a 0-2 loss to Greenville (17-25 and 12-25), convincingly beat Martin 2-0 (25-14 and 25-13), and handed Sparta their only pool play loss for the day in a tight split match (24-26 and 25-23). The team then advanced to Bracket play were only the top six teams played, losing in two sets in the quarterfinals to ranked Class C Kent City (14-25 and 16-25). The Lady Red Hawks are 1-8 in the conference and 5-26-3 overall.

Leading for the Red Hawks at the Sparta Tournament, sophomore hitter Sydney Plummer tallied 24 kills, 4 blocks and 39 digs followed by Brooke Morris and Lauren VanDenHout with 12 and 10 kills.  Freshman middle Julia Jackson put down 9 kills, while leading in blocks for the day at 6. Setter Sienna Wight recorded 43 assists, 3 kills, 1 block and 4 digs. The defense was led by Libero Kaitlyn Coons with 44 digs, who also added 4 aces and 21 service points.  Cassie Rivard registered 24 digs, 1 ace, 24 service points and 3 kills. Defensive Specialist Lindsey Lehman led the team at the service line with 5 aces and 23 service points.

The Varsity team will close out the regular season this week when they host Forest Hills Northern on Thursday, October 29, in their final conference match, followed by the Central Montcalm Tournament on Saturday, October 31. On Thursday evening, the team will honor their seniors (Brooke Bennett {C}, Sara Kriekaard, Samantha Taylor, Lauren VanDenHout {C} and Ashley Vanderhoef, as well as the parents of the athletes. The evening begins at 5 pm with the Freshman and JV matches, followed by the Varsity competition at 6pm.

The Lady Red Hawks, who drew a bye the first round, begin District competition on Thursday, November 5 at Lowell High School. The team opens their Districts against the winner of Forest Hills Northern v. Rockford match played in the 11/3/15 quarterfinal round. Match time begins at 6pm.

Good Luck Red Hawks!!

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CS volleyball wins one, loses one


 

The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team competed in two conference matches, playing at Wyoming on Tuesday, October 13, and hosting Greenville, on Thursday, October 15. The Lady Red Hawks opened the week with a decisive 3-0 victory over Wyoming (25-10, 26-24 and 25-22) before dropping a 1-3 decision to the Hornets (25-23, 14-25, 14-25 and 19-25) in the second match.

The Red Hawks dominated Wyoming Tuesday evening, with their strong offensive and defensive play, and consistent communication and a determined focus. Leading was Sara Kriekaard and Lauren VanDenHout, with 7 and 8 kills respectively and a combined 7 blocks. Setter Sienna Wight tallied 28 assists, while Kaitlyn Coons had 19 digs, followed by Cassie Rivard with 17.

The Varsity team started strong on Thursday evening by grabbing a first set victory but fell the next three sets. Sydney Plummer had a teamhigh 10 kills and added 15 digs for the Red Hawks. Sienna Wight had 22 assists while adding three kills. Sara Kriekaard tallied seven kills and 2 blocks, while Lauren VanDenHout recorded 4 kills and 2 blocks. Libero Kaitlyn Coons put up 19 digs on the night, while Cassie Rivard added 10 digs and a team high 11 service points. Lindsey Lehman contributed 2 aces and 8 service points.

The Lady Red Hawks overall record is 4-23-2 with a 1-7 league record. Up next for the team is a conference match at Northview High School on Thursday, October 22 beginning at 6 p.m., and a tournament at Sparta High School on Saturday, October 24.

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Volleyball round up


 

Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball went 1-5 this past week playing in two OK Bronze Conference matches and the Morley Stanwood Invite.

On Tuesday, October 6, the Lady Red Hawks traveled to Forest Hills Northern where they lost in three sets (14-25; 15-25 and 13-25).  Leading on the night was sophomore outside hitter Sydney Plummer, who had 6 kills, 1 block and 6 digs, while middle hitter Brooke Morris had three kills and two blocks. Libero Kaitlyn Coons put up 20 serve receives and 7 digs on defense.

The Varsity team then hosted Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday, October 8, and lost the match 0-3 to a tough Eastern squad (10-25; 10-25 and 21-25).  Sydney Plummer was solid on offense with 7 kills, 2 blocks and 8 digs, followed by senior co-captain Lauren VanDenHout with 6 kills, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Sara Kriekaard rallied for 5 kills and three blocks while Kaitlyn Coons had 18 digs.

Competing in the Morley Stanwood Invite on Saturday, October 10, the team played solid despite their 1-3 record on the day. In pool play, the Lady Red Hawks were defeated by Western Michigan Christian 19-25 and 17-25; fell to McBain 15-25 and 22-25; and put up an aggressive victory over White Cloud 25-23 and 25-23. The team landed a third place berth for bracket play, where they fell in a close match to Pine River 23-25, 25-18 and 11-15. Leading on offense was Sydney Plummer, with a strong day, having 26 kills, 13 blocks and 36 digs. Lauren VanDenHout recorded 12 kills and 5 blocks, while Julia Jackson put down 10 kills and 10 blocks. Senior co-captain Brooke Bennett had an impressive 9 kills and 3 blocks, while libero Kaitlyn Coons owned the defense, with 52 digs and 68 serve receives. On the service line, Ashley Vanderhoef put up 2 aces and 22 service points, while also recording 3 kills and 2 blocks on the day.  Cassie Rivard had 40 serve receives, 5 aces and 28 service points. Setter Sienna Wight had 47 assists on the day.

The Lady Red Hawks continued conference competition on Tuesday, October 13, when they traveled to Wyoming, and will host Greenville on Thursday, October 15.  JV and Freshman begin play at 5pm with Varsity starting at 6pm. The Varsity team dropped to 0-6 in the OK Bronze Conference, while their overall record is now 3-22-2.

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CS volleyball falls to Greenville, Northview


 

Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball fell to conference foe Greenville 0-3 Tuesday, September 26, with scores of 16-25, 20-25 and 19-25. The Red Hawks were led in kills by Lauren VanDenHout, with 10, and a match high 240 serve percentage. The senior co-captain also collected a dig and a block. Defensive specialist Lindsey Lehman added 4 service points, 5 digs and 8 serve receives. Libero Kaitlyn Coons had 19 digs, 1 ace and 13 service points.

On Thursday night, October 1, the Lady Red Hawks suffered their 4th conference loss to Northview 0-3, with scores of 18-25, 16-25 and 6-25.  Leading the night was middle hitter Brooke Morris, with 5 kills and 8 total blocks, followed by Brooke Bennett with 3 kills and match high .333 hit percentage, 4 blocks and 2 assists.

The Lady Red Hawks fell to 2-17-2 overall and 0-4 in the OK Gfold Conerence.

Cedar Springs Volleyball traveled to Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday, October 6, and will host Forest Hills Eastern Thursday, October 8. Freshman and JV start at 5 p.m., followed by Varsity.

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CS volleyball suffers losses at home opening quad


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The lady Red Hawks were host to Belding, Sparta and Reeths Puffer in their home opening quad on Thursday, September 17.

The Red Hawks fell short to Belding in the first match, 16-25 and 10-25. Sophomore Sydney Plummer led with 4 kills, 1 block and 4 digs. Samantha Taylor recorded 3 aces, 6 service points and five aces. Senior Lauren Vandenhout racked in 3 kills and junior Sienna Wight had 5 assists.

In the second match of the night against Sparta, the Lady Red Hawks suffered a 23-25 and 10-25 loss. They were led by Brooke Morris who recorded 5 kills, 2 blocks and a dig, along with Lauren Vandenhout, with 3 kills and 5 service points.  Samantha Taylor tallied 2 aces and six digs. Sophomore Kaitlyn Coons led the defense with 8 digs. Alyssa Stull also contributed offensively for the Mounties.

The final match of the evening was an exciting and competitive series resulting in the Red Hawks tough final loss 27-25, 23-25 and 13-15. Outside hitter Sydney Plummer led this match with 10 kills and 8 digs while Sara Kriekaard chipped in 8 kills and a block. Lauren Vandenhout tallied 8 service points, 3 aces and 3 kills while Kaitlyn Coons put up 20 digs.  Setter Sienna Wight had 23 assists.

Cedar Springs is back in action Tuesday when then travel to Forest Hills Eastern for their first conference match at 6 p.m. and then host Wyoming on Thursday, September 24, for the first home conference match in the OK Bronze League. Freshman and junior varsity begin at 5:00 p.m. The Lady Red Hawks have a 2-9-2 overall record.

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