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Volleyball wins over Ottawa Hills


Red Hawk varsity volleyball played three conference matches last week beginning with a commanding victory at Ottawa Hills Tuesday, Oct 8 25-6, 25-10 and 25-12. Thursday, October 10th produced 0-3 losses against Lowell and Northview at the Northview triangular. The Lady Red Hawks are now 13-17-2 overall and 3-5 in conference.

Stat leaders for the Ottawa Hills match included Grace Pavelka with 10 kills, 5 aces and a block; Arianna Rau added 5 kills and 2 blocks while Kayla Andres recorded 3 kills, 2 aces and 6 digs. For the Lowell games, Grace Pavelka had the team high 5 kills while setter Madison Outwin recorded 6 assists, 2 service points and 6 digs. Cassidy Canfield contributed a kill, 3 blocks and 2 digs while Kyla Andres had 12 digs. In the final match against Northview, Kayla Andres led in kills with 8, followed by Grace Pavelka who put down 6 kills. Arianna Rau stuffed 7 Northview hitters for the team high while Kyla Andres led defensive efforts with 16 digs and 21 serve receptions. Elizabeth Fettig added 7 digs and setter Madison Outwin led on service points with 12.

Cedar Springs volleyball returned to action at home Tuesday evening, October 15, to play Forest Hills Central when the seniors and their families were honored. (Read results in next week’s paper.) Varsity then travels to Sparta for tournament action on Saturday, October 19 at 8 a.m.  

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Varsity Red Hawks baseball win two, lose two


The Varsity Red Hawks baseball team squeezed in a pair of games between rainstorms last week at Ottawa Hills.

In game one, despite some control problems, Junior Kyle Wise was able to throw a complete game on the mound, striking out 5. Dylan Williams led the team at the plate with a pair of singles and a pair of doubles. Colton Moor and Kyle Wise added three hits each, including a double. Seth Biggs, Jarrett Hoogerhyde and Nathan Draper also chipped in with a pair of hits each to seal the 19-4 victory.

In game two, the Hawks senior right-hander Nathan Draper hurled a one-hitter, striking out 6 in a 5-inning complete game in a 13-1 victory. Again the boys hit the ball well. Peyton Newman had three hits to lead the team. Bryce Marvel and Trevor Reed each had two singles. Connor Ellison and Seth Biggs each added another hit. Jarrett Hoogerhyde had 2 doubles, and Thomas Reed added a double and a triple.  

This improved the Red Hawks’ record to 5-2. 

On Friday, April 19, the Red Hawks traveled to Forest Hills Eastern for a double header.  

In game one, Seth Biggs combined with Bryce Marvel to complete the game.  Though they both pitched well and only allowed four runs between them, the offense was only able to scatter 7 hits throughout the game. The first inning started with a bang with a single from Thomas Reed and a double from Dylan Williams. Bryce Marvel then drove a ball into the gap, hitting the top of the fence, to score the only two runs for the Red Hawks. Nathan Male also added a pair of singles in the game and Nathan Draper also added a hit. Final score was FHE 4, Red Hawks 2.

In game two, Peyton Newman pitched 4 strong innings before Eastern’s bats did some damage in the 5th. Trevor Reed led the team with three singles. Marvel continued to hit the ball well by adding a single and a double. Williams and Newman each added a single apiece. The final score for game 2 was FHE 10, Red Hawks 3.  

After those games, the varsity record sat at 5-4. This week they play a 3-game series with the Forest Hills Central Rangers. Watch next week’s paper for those results.

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Cedar Springs 106 Forest Hills 32


Cedar Springs Varsity wrestlers

The Cedar Springs Varsity wrestlers traveled to Forest Hills Central on Friday night, January 12, to face off against the Rangers and Huskies. After falling behind 17-3 early on, the Red Hawks then reeled off victories in 8 of the next 9 weights to claim a 43-23 win. The boys ran on the Huskies early and never looked back, topping the Huskies 63-9. Undefeated wrestlers on the night were Trevor Marsman, Nate Male, Logan Hull, Aaron Smith, Anthony Brew, Jacob Galinis, Lucus Pienton, Ryan Ringler and Zak Schmid.

On Saturday, January 13, the Red Hawks traveled across state to Warren for the Clash of the Champions. The team finished runner-up in a strong field of 19 competitive schools.

Ryan Ringler won the 171lb weight class and was awarded Most Valuable Wrestler. Ringler defeated the number two and four ranked wrestlers in his division, according to MIGrappler.com.

Runner-up finalists for the Red Hawks included Trevor Marsman (103), Lucus Pienton (152), and Chris Shaffer (189).

Important contributions and medalists on the day for Cedar Springs came from Aaron Smith (3rd), Jacob Galinis (5th), Caleb Baty (5th), Paul Duran, Anthony Brew, Logan Hull, Nate Male, Trentyn Roelofs, David Erxleben and Zak Schmid.

Don’t miss the home action on Friday night versus arch rival Greenville and Ottawa Hills at 5 p.m. The team will travel to Stevensville Lakeshore for duals on Saturday.

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Red Hawk bowling news


Back row L to R: Assistant coach Trevor Ruark, Sarah Galloway, Katelyn Paige, Alexa Thompson, Rose Baty, Coach Tim Jackson.
Front row L to R: Michayla Paige, Omani Morales, Gabi Lamek.

On December 16, Cedar Springs hosted a tournament at Westgate. The girls lost in the first bracket of the tournament round to Wayland. Junior Rose Baty bowled her high school high of 178. 

On December 20, Cedar Springs had a conference match against Ottawa Hills. Both the boys and girls won 30-0.

On December 26, Cedar Springs attended a baker tournament at Park Center lanes. The boys finished 6th out of 11. The girls took home a 2nd place trophy  losing to Caledonia by 1 pin—317 to 318.

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Playoff bound!


The Red Hawks were in the lead 50-0 at the beginning of the fourth quarter against Ottawa Hills. They won 56-12, and are now headed to the playoffs.

By Judy Reed

The Cedar Springs Varsity Red Hawk football team won their last conference game of the season last Friday against Ottawa Hills, securing them second place in the OK-White conference (5-1) and a spot in the playoffs with an overall record of 6-3. Forest Hills Central took first in the conference with a record of 6-0,  (9-0 overall) and Lowell took third, with a record of 4-2 and 6-3 over all.

The Red Hawks will take on the winners of the OK-Gold conference, the East Grand Rapids Pioneers (6-0, 9-0) at East Grand Rapids this Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in their third playoff appearance in the last four years. It will be a white out, so be sure to wear white! Click here for more details on last week’s game.

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Red Hawks roll over Tigers and into playoffs


Red Hawk junior Ethan West runs with the ball. Photo by Rob LaLone/Brittany Todd.

By Kayleigh Boomgaard

On Friday, October 20, the varsity Red Hawks of Cedar Springs squared off against the Tigers of Ottawa Hills, hoping to earn their spot in the playoffs. With a final game score of Cedar Springs 56, Ottawa Hills 12, the Hawks will move forward into the postseason, facing off against the Pioneers of East Grand Rapids at the Pioneers’ home stadium on Friday, October 27. 

In the first quarter against Ottawa Hills, the Red Hawks began on a high note, with 10 points on the scoreboard in their favor within the first 28 seconds of game time. The Hawks acquired their first points from a safety after a run by Tiger Jaier Harden. The Hawks then went on to score their first touchdown, ran in by junior Ryan Ringler, and followed by Nicholas Campione’s completed two-point conversion. Additional points in the first quarter were scored by Red Hawks Darius Barnett, Lucas Pienton, Gage Gardner, and Ethan West. 

The second quarter began with a score of Cedar Springs 26, Ottawa Hills 0. The Tigers were unable to take their place on the scoreboard until the second half of the game, leaving the stage to the Red Hawks. When the second quarter ended, the score stood at Cedar Springs 36, Ottawa Hills 0. 

In the second half of the game, the Tigers were able to score a total of 12 points, with their first touchdown ran in by Jaier Harden, and the second by Dajalon Copeland after a completed pass from Jaquise Jackson. 

The Hawk’s final touchdowns were scored by junior Ethan West and senior Hunter Daniels. These touchdowns were both followed by PATs (points after touchdowns) kicked by Moritz Lerch. 

Get ready for a white out! Dress in white to show your support for the Red Hawks when they play the EGR Pioneers this Friday, October 27. Photo by Justin Harnden.

The Red Hawks hope to bring in a win in the pre-regional round of the playoffs this Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. at East Grand Rapids, and they need your help to do it. They are asking all Red Hawk fans (kids and adults) to come dressed in white for a white out! Be ready to cheer on your Red Hawks and help usher them into the regional finals next week with a win against the Pioneers. Go Red Hawks!

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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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Three Red Hawk wrestlers are conference champs


Red Hawk Lucus Pienton claimed the 145 lb OK White Conference Championship. Photo by B. Chong.

Red Hawk Lucus Pienton claimed the 145 lb OK White Conference Championship. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

Home quad

Wednesday, February 1, Cedar Springs High School wrestling hosted a home quad meet. The Red Hawks had a successful night and claimed victories against both Northview, 71-6 and Grant, 40-24. The team overall record is 21-8 and the Conference Record is 4-2.

125/130 lb Aaron Smith, 135/140 lb Jordan Ringler, 189 lb Ryan Ringler, Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza, 103 lb Miles Cartwright and 119 lb Logan Hull all won both of their matches. 125 lb Patrick Flierman, 135 lb Jordan Andrus, 140 lb Anthony Brew, 145 lb Lucus Pienton, 160 lb Nate Patin, 171 lb Xavier Anderson, 215 Chris Shaffer and 112 lb Nate Male all claimed a victory. Junior Varsity 189 lb Caleb Baty won both of his matches and 125 lb Kaedrian Dines won a match.

Conference meet

On Friday, February 3, the Red Hawks traveled to Ottawa Hills for the OK White Conference Meet. Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza (38-0), 171 lb Ryan Ringler (38-1) and 145 lb Lucus Pienton (28-5) are the OK White Conference Champions. 160 lb Nate Patin, 140 Jacob Galinis, 135 lb Jordan Ringler and 125 lb Aaron Smith all finished in 2nd Place. 112 lb Nate Male finished in 3rd Place. 189 lb Chris Shaffer and 130 lb Jordan Andrus finished in 4th Place.

Lowell won the Conference out right by going undefeated in the conference and earning a score of 234 for the tournament. Cedar Springs and Greenville shared runner up in the Conference, but the Red Hawks took 2nd in the Conference Tournament with a score of 173.5, while Greenville scored 157.

In the D2 Individual Rankings for the State of Michigan: senior Jordan Ringler is currently ranked #6 at the 135 lb wt class; sophomore Lucus Pienton is currently ranked #7 in the 145 lb wt class; sophomore Ryan Ringler is currently ranked #2 in the 171 lb wt class; and senior Patrick Depiazza is currently ranked #2 in the Heavy Weight division. Congratulations to these student athletes! Their next meet will be at Lowell this Saturday, 2/11, if you are interested in coming to support your Red Hawks.

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Red Hawk wrestler take second place at Allendale


Patrick Depiazza was Heavy Weight Champion and named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Allendale invitational last week. Photo by B. Chong.

Patrick Depiazza was Heavy Weight Champion and named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Allendale invitational last week. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

Wednesday, January 4, Cedar Springs High School traveled to Rockford for an OK White Conference Quad. The Red Hawks started the night off against Ottawa Hills claiming a victory at every match, final score 78-0. Rockford was our next opponent of the night and unfortunately ended with a loss, 24-41. 119 lb Logan Hull, 130 lb Aaron Smith, 160 lb Lucus Pienton, 171/189 lb Ryan Ringler and Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza went undefeated with 2 wins each. 112 lb Nathan Male, 125 Patrick Fliearman, 135 lb Jordan Andrus, 140lb Jordan Ringler, 145 lb Anthony Brew, 152 Jacob Galinis, 171 lb Xavier Anderson and 215 lb Chris Shaffer each won a match. On JV, 152 lb Zak Schmid went undefeated with two wins each and Kaedrian Dines won a match.

Saturday, January 7, Cedar Springs traveled to Allendale for the Falcon Invite. The tournament attracted fifteen area teams and some tough competition. Final team standings were Lakeshore with the Championship and score of 216.50, Cedar Springs took 2nd Place with a score of 205.50 points and Allendale took 3rd Place with a score of 200. The tournament was broke up into Varsity A and B teams. Cedar Springs entered twelve competitors into the Varsity A division. Final Placements are as follows: Heavy Weight Patrick Depiazza, who remains undefeated this season, took home a Championship Title as well as Most Outstanding Wrestler award; 189 lb Ryan Ringler , 145 lb Lucus Pienton and 140 lb Jordan Ringler also took home Championship titles; 152 Jacob Galinis took home 2nd Place; 119 lb Logan Hull, 125 lb Patrick Fliearman and 171 lb Nate Patin took 3rd Place each; 112 lb Nathan Male, 130 lb Aaron Smith, 135 lb Jordan Andrus and 160 lb Zak Schmid took 5th Place each. The Varsity B Team entered five competitors. 119 lb Kaedrian Dines and 135 lb Anthony Brew each took home a Championship Title; 215 lb Caleb Baty took home 4th Place and 171 lb Xavier Anderson took home 5th Place.

“We’re just a bunch of Cedar Kids doing what Cedar kids do. We have taken some lickings but we keep on ticking,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.

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