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Bowler headed to state finals


Cody Harper, a bowler for the Cedar Springs Red Hawks, bowled his way to the state finals last weekend, finishing 8th out of 96 bowlers at Lincoln Lanes last Saturday with a 1075. State finals are at Century Lanes in Waterford, Michigan this weekend. Cody was also all-conference with a 199.3 average. Good luck at state, Cody!

 

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Cross Country teams among best in state


It was a banner year for the Cedar Springs Cross Country teams, with both boys and girls winning regionals, and then carrying on that excellence to the state finals last weekend, where the girls finished second behind East Grand Rapids, and the boys took fourth. Three Red Hawks earned all state honors: Katie Weiler (left) took 6th, Connor Mora (Center) took 3rd, and Kenzie Weiler (right) took 2nd. Congratulations, Red Hawks! Read the complete story here.

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Marching Red Hawks 7th at state finals


The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band has had a great fall season, and topped it off with a finish of 7th in the MCBA state finals last Saturday.
This year’s show, “The Fall of the Wall,” was a tribute to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It included the following songs:  Carmina Burana, Part III; Moscow 1941; Another Brick in the Wall; The Escape (from the Sound of Music); and Ode to Joy.
The band performed at every home football game and at several competitions. The first competition was the Rockford Invitational in mid-September, where the band placed third and received a caption award for best marching. Cedar Springs hosted two marching band competitions: one on Red Flannel Day and a Michigan Competing Band Association competition two weeks later. Although the band performed at both competitions, their performances were judged in exhibition only.  Cedar Springs competed at the West Shore Invitational MCBA competition on October 29 and finished in 4th place with a score of 75.56.
The Marching Band earned the chance to compete at the MCBA State Finals last Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.  Going in at 9th place in the state in Flight III, they finished in 7th place with a score of 76.86 and represented Cedar Springs well.  When they returned to Cedar Springs late last Saturday evening, the band was thrilled to have the city’s fire trucks escort them back into town.
This year’s band has 107 members, 23 of which are seniors. Concert season has now begun and their Holiday Concert is just around the corner. Please make plans to attend it on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The high school jazz band, symphony band and wind ensemble will all be performing that evening.

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Youth wrestling state finals


MYWAY State qualifiers and Coaches.

Over 2,000 of Michigan’s toughest youth wrestlers converged in Battle Creek, Michigan at the Kellogg Arena March 25, 26 and 27, for the fiercest competition of the year, the 10th Annual MYWAY State Finals. Most brackets, starting with as many as 30 wrestlers, whittled down to the final top eight placers.

(front row) Landon Demorest, Jordan Ringler, Allexis Gonzales, George Gonzales Jr., Ryan Ringler and Cody Averill. Back row: Coaches George Gonzales Sr and Paul Ringler.

On a weekend filled with unexpected upsets and devastating losses, some of Cedar Springs most talented wrestlers suffered their first losses of the season. Of the thirteen Cedar Springs youth wrestlers who traveled to state finals, six of them were tough enough to place in the top eight. Landon Demorest, the highest placing Red Hawk for 2011, took third in the 38lb 5/6 division. He also earned himself the coveted “national singlet,” which is only awarded to the top three wrestlers in each weight class.  Jordan Ringler took fourth in the 71lb 11/12 division.   Allexis Gonzales took fifth in the 90lb 9/10 division.  Allexis was also one of only two girls to place at state!  George Gonzales Jr. took sixth in the 127lb 11/12 division.  Cody Averill, a first year wrestler, took seventh in the 38lb 5/6 division.  Ryan Ringler took eighth in the 85lb 9/10 division.  By placing in the top eight, each of the wrestlers qualified to wrestle at NUWAY Nationals to be held in Naperville, IL on April 10, 2011.

All of Cedar Springs youth wrestlers worked very hard this year under the supervision of Head Coach George Gonzales Sr. and coaches Paul Ringler, Eric Frandsen, Bryan Goike, Jake Marsman, and Levi Whipple and deserve a big congratulations!

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