Posted on 02 February 2017.
Senior Patrick Depiazza, Coach Nick Emery and Senior Jordan Ringler after the two wrestlers reached 150 wins. Photo by Jane Ringler.
Team defends championship dual title
By Barbra Chong
The Cedar Springs Varsity wrestling team had a great week last week with wins at the Mona Shores quad and the Shelby Super Duals, and two Red Hawks each getting their 150th career win.
The team traveled to Mona Shores on Wednesday, January 25, for a quad meet. The Red Hawks had a successful night and claimed victories against both Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 65-9 and Grand Rapids Union, 78-6. 189 lb Ryan Ringler, Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza, 112 lb Nathan Male, 119 lb Logan Hull, 125/130 lb Aaron Smith, 125/130 lb Patrick Fliearman, 135 lb Jordan Andrus, 140 lb Jordan Ringler, 145 lb Jacob Galinis, 152 lb Lucus Pienton and 160 Zak Schmid all won both of their matches. 171 lb Xavier Anderson, 171 lb Nate Patin and 215 Chris Shaffer each won a match. Junior Varsity 125 lb Kaedrian Dines and 135 lb Anthony Brew each won both of their matches. 160 lb Corey Dymerski and 189 lb Caleb Baty each won a match.
On Saturday, January, 28, the Red Hawks traveled to Shelby for their Super Duals Meet with 12 area schools entered to compete. It was a successful day for the team. The day started off with a win against Ravenna, 56-6. The winning streak continued against Muskegon Catholic, 71-6. Fremont called out the Red Hawks during the Coaches seeding meeting. They felt they could match up pretty evenly with our team and the boys accepted the challenge and delivered a win, 50-21. Semi Finals brought us up against Shelby and concluded with another win, 56-12. Cedar Springs and Hart met against each other for the Championship Dual and the Red Hawks defended their Championship title for the second year in a row, final score, 45-21. Hart finished in 2nd Place and Shelby finished in 3rd Place. Individual placements are as follows: 125 lb Aaron Smith, 145/152 lb Lucus Pienton, 171/189 lb Ryan Ringler, 171/189 lb Nate Patin and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza all went undefeated with records of 5-0 for the day. 112 lb Nathan Male, 119 lb Logan Hull, 130 lb Jordan Andrus and 135 lb Jordan Ringler all claimed 4 wins each. 140/145 lb Jacob Galinis claimed 3 wins. 215 lb Chris Shaffer claimed 2 wins. 140 lb Anthony Brew and 160 lb Xavier Anderson claimed a win. There were also exhibition matches to gain more mat time. Patrick Fliearman claimed 2 wins, Anthony Brew and David Erxleben also claimed a win. During the Championship dual, two CS seniors, Patrick Depiazza and Jordan Ringler claimed their 150 Varsity Career win. This is a major accomplishment for any wrestler; it shows the level of skill and dedication to the sport. Patrick and Jordan are ranked in the top five of Cedar Springs Wrestling history. Senior Patrick Depiazza is currently ranked #4 and Sophomore Ryan Ringler are currently ranked #5 in the Power 15 State Ranking. The Power 15 is the best of the best of all the divisions listed in the State of Michigan. Ryan is the only Sophomore listed in this category full of Seniors. Congratulations to these hard working student athletes.
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Posted on 08 April 2011.
Alex Bray running with baton for the Red Hawks.
The Cedar Springs boys track team started their defense of the 2010 OK Blue championship with resounding victories in their opening double dual meet. The Red Hawks won every event in their 127-10 victory over Muskegon Oakridge and 122-15 victory over Mona Shores. Even with winning all the events, there were some stand-out performances of note. AJ Olszewski broke the school record in the pole vault at 14’6”, Alex Hemry won the 100, in a personal best of 11.0, and also won the 200 and anchored the winning sprint relays. Aaron Dault set a personal best in the high jump of 6’1”, and Derek Ash won the discus and shot put in personal bests of 127’4” and 43’.5”. Conner Mora led the young distant group with victories in the 1600 and 3200 while Justin Balczak provided victories in the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Trevor Hemry with the discus for the Red Hawks.
The team has spent the off season hard at work in the weight room and running in indoor meets to prepare for this season. The expectations on this team are sky high with their talented core of seniors that are 20-1 in conference dual meets since 2008, 17 straight, and 23-4 overall.
Even head coach Jeff Myers was impressed with the opening meet. “The team’s performance exceeded the coaching staff’s expectation,” he said.
The team’s next scheduled meet is Saturday, April 16 at Coopersville for the Bronco Classic. The Red Hawks are the 3 time defending champions of the meet and are looking for the Cedar Spring community to come spend a spring day supporting them.
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Posted on 08 April 2011.
Jessica Titus in the 1600 meter run.
The Cedar Springs Girls Track Team opened their 2011 season with a double dual meet at Muskegon Mona Shores on Wednesday, March 30. The girls defeated Muskegon Oakridge 99 to 28 and lost to Mona Shores 82 to 55. The team runs at Kent City at 10:00 on Thursday, April 7 in a scrimmage during spring break. Placing for the Red Hawks was:
Sage Wight in the 200 meter dash.
First Place: Amber TerHaar Shot put and discus; Abby Vandusen long jump and 100 meter hurdles; Aly Hamilton 100 meter dash; Katie Weiler 3200, 1600, and 800 meter runs; Allie Veltkamp 400 meter dash; Fennesa Cotten 300 meter hurdles; 3200 meter relay team of Kayla Ovokaitys, Allie Veltkamp, Maddie Pekrul, and Katie Weiler; 400 meter relay team of Olivia Finch, Sage Wright, Abby Vandusen, and Aly Hamilton; 1600 mete relay team of Fennesa Cotten, Christina Dean, Kayla Ovokaitys, and Allie Veltkamp.
Second Place: Jeanette Sukstas shot put and Discus; Rieley Hondalus High jump; Aly Hamilton long jump; Jessica Titus 1600 and 3200 meter run; Kayla Ovokaitys 800 meter run; Sage Wright 200 meter dash.
Third Place: Shaelyn Fasel Discus; Briana Pierson long jump and high jump; Kaylie Decanter shot put; Fennesa Cotten 100 meter hurdles; Rieley Hondalus 100 meter dash; Christina Dean 800 meter run; Olivia Finch 200 meter dash; Maddie Pekrul 3200 meter run.
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