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Two more victories for the JV Lady Red Hawks


Allie Veltkamp was high scorer.

The JV Red Hawks basketball team hosted Tri County on Tuesday, February 8. Tri County came out in the first quarter scoring the first 2 points of the game. But after that the Red Hawks took control and scored 8 points before the Vikings could make another basket. Cedar held the lead at the end of the quarter 12-6. In the second quarter, the Red Hawks scored another 10 points and went to the halftime break leading 22-17.
The Vikings came back from the break and scored 16 points to the Red Hawks’ 10 points and took the lead 33-32 at the end of the third. But Cedar came back strong in the last quarter scoring 13 points to Tri County’s 7 points. The JV Cedar  took the victory 45-40.
Allie Veltkamp was high scorer, while Tamar Clark, Jeanette Sukstas, Abby VanDusen, Shaelyn Fasel and Sommer VanDyke also scored for the Red Hawks.
On Thursday February 10, the JV lady Red Hawks hosted Coopersville. The Red Hawks came ready to play scoring 13 points before the Broncos got on the scoreboard. Cedar led the game 13-4 at the end of the first. A slow second quarter for both teams only saw 12 total points scored, with the Red Hawks still leading 17-12 at the halftime buzzer.
Both teams came back in the third with stronger play and better scoring, with the Red Hawks scoring 11 points to the Broncos 9 points. Cedar held the lead 28 -21. Their tough defense held Coopersville to only 2 points in the fourth quarter, while Cedar Springs pushed hard and scored a total of 15 points. The JV Red Hawks girls took the victory with a final score of 43-23.
Balanced scoring saw Shaelyn Fasel, Abby VanDusen, Jeanette Sukstas, Sommer VanDyke, Allie Veltkamp and Tamar Clark all contributing to the total points for the Red Hawks.
The JV Lady Red Hawks were scheduled to travel to West Ottawa on Tuesday February 15, and to Forest Hills Northern on Thursday February 17. Read about those games in next week’s Post!

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Red Hawk wrestlers triumph at Tri-County


wrestlersOn Saturday, December 10th the Cedar Springs High School varsity wrestling team traveled to Howard City to participate with seven schools at the Tri-County Tournament.
The Hawks started the day with a 78-6 win over Forest Hills Eastern.  The near perfect streak continued into the second round again Grand Rapids Christian with the Hawks tallying 77 points and allowing the Eagles to earn only one pin.
Kent City started the third round on top but soon fell behind with the Red Hawks winning 57-24.
The finals brought the Red Hawks head to head with the hometown Vikings.  The duel started slow for Cedar Springs. The Hawks began to gain momentum mid to heavy weight classes. The most intense match of the finals was as Senior Joe Simon (285 lb) battled against his Viking opponent, each earning points to keep the match interesting.  At the end of the third period the score was tied 6-6.  The two remained tied at the end of the first overtime period.  Simon managed an escape point to bring the score 7-6 in the second period.  Tri-county countered with an escape early in the third overtime period.  In the closing seconds of the match, Simon executed a take down that found him victorious with a score of 9-7.   The low to mid weight classes helped to move the Red Hawks into first place with a 46-26 win over Tri-County.
Five Hawks went undefeated for the day – Scott Stockreef (112 lb), Cody Oehme (130 lb), Austin Wamser (160 lb), Levi Whipple (171 lb) Joe Simon (285 lb).
The Red Hawks will meet up with Forest Hills Northern on December 15 for a conference meet and then they will head to the Freeland Tournament on December 18.

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