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Wrestlers pin defeat on Northview


The Cedar Springs wrestling team moved into sole possession of second place in the OK Bronze with a victory over homestanding Northview. Cedar took a big early lead in the upper weights beginning with a void at 171, followed by pins at 189 and 215 by juniors Austin Wamser and Teddy Edwards who both recorded their 20th victories. Northview voided to Partick DePiazza at heavyweight. When the match shifted back to the lightweights, freshman Jordan Ringler pinned in 36 seconds to run the lead to 30-0, but Northview stormed back with five straight wins of their own including a 6-5 win at 135 to make the score 30-25.

In a wild back and forth match at 140, sophomore Anthony Topolski pulled out a 26-15 win to earn four team points to push the lead to 34-25. At 145 Mike Smith quickly recorded a first period pin to make the lead an insurmountable 40-25. Cedar Springs voided at 152 but moved senior Jarrod Vodry up to 160 where he recorded the 100th win of his career with a pin. Final score 46-31 in favor of the Red Hawks.

An interesting twist to the match was provided by the rival coaches being former teammates, which increased the intensity of the match. Cedar coach Nick Emery and Northview coach Eric Fransen both were Red Hawk wrestlers from 1998-2001, and Fransen formerly was an assistant coach in the CS program.

With the win the Red Hawks secured second place in the OK Bronze needing wins against Forest Hills Eastern and Northern to earn the number two seed in the conference tournament.

Overall, the team dual record is 13-10 including a second place finish last weekend at the Pine River Invitational. Saturday 4 wrestlers placed at the Lakeview Individual Tournament. Pat DePiazza placed fourth at heavyweight while both Jordan Ringler at 103 and senior Baron Lenardson at 125 placed third. Junior Teddy Edwards pulled out heartpounding overtime win to be tournament champion at 215 pounds.

Ringler is off to a fast start to his high school career with a team leading 23 wins followed by Edwards with 22 wins including 15 pins. State ranked Zack Wamser has piled up 19 wins while Lenardson has 18 including his 100th career victory.

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JV Red Hawks conquer Wildcats

By Kendra Coons 


JV Red Hawk Anthony Topolski runs with the ball during their 38-6 win over Northview last Thursday. Photo by Kelly Alvesteffer.

JV Red Hawk Anthony Topolski runs with the ball during their 38-6 win over Northview last Thursday. Photo by Kelly Alvesteffer.

On Thursday, October 3, the JV football team took on the Wildcats of Northview high school at Red Hawk stadium. The JV team combined with the Freshmen team to play Northview because that is how Northview has their team set up. With both of the teams on the sidelines, the Red Hawks then went to work against the Wildcats. Cedar Springs defeated Northview 38-6 making their record 5-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

The Red Hawks offense was strong with Keenan Gosselin scoring three touchdowns and rushing 116 yards. Anthony Topolski also rushed 83 yards for the Red Hawks.

The team’s defense was also solid with Leo Rios, Damarcus Barnett, Anthony Topolski, and Lane Gott all recovering fumbles from the Wildcats. The defense also was balanced with 15 different players registering tackles.

“A great team win against an athletic Northview team,” stated Coach Streeter. “We were able to capitalize on some of their mistakes and relied on what we have relied on all season…ball security and hustle.”

On Thursday, October 10, the JV Red Hawks travel to West Catholic to play the Falcons. Kickoff is at 6:30 pm, so make the trip to Falcon stadium to support your Cedar Springs Red Hawks as they look for their third conference win.


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Girls Track defeats Northview



The girls track team traveled to Forest Hills Eastern for a triple dual meet. The girls defeated Northview 102 to 34 but lost to both Forest Hills Eastern and Greenville. The team’s record is now even at 2 wins and 2 losses.

Placing first against Northview for the Red Hawks was Katie Weiler in the 800, 1600 and 3200 runs. Maria Oakes had two individual firsts in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Abby VanDusen was also a double winner in the pole vault and long jump. Seniors Kaitlyn Twork and Jeanette Sukstas won both throws. Kaitlyn won the discus and Jeanette won the shot put. The team won all four relay events against Northview.

The team hosts the Red Hawk Invite Saturday, May 4, at Red Hawk Stadium. Field Events start at 9:00 with the Boys Pole vault and running events start at 11:00 with the 3200 Relay. Running finals for the other events will start at noon.

Also placing for the Red Hawks in the Northview meet was:

2nd place: Jeanette Sukstas, Discus; Marissa Oakes, Long Jump; Allyson Marvel 100 and 300 hurdles; Olivia Finch, 100 meter dash; Maddie Pekrul, 1600 and 3200 meter runs; Emily Shaft, 400 meter dash; Caitlin McClurken, 800 meter run; Maddie Burkwalt, 200 meter dash.

3rd  place: Kaitlyn Twork, Shot put; Briana Pierson, High Jump; Shayne Mann, 1600 and 3200 meter runs; Maddie Burkwalt, 100 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles; Christina Dean, 800 meter run.


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