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Volleyball wraps up regular season, heads to Districts Nov. 4

The Lady Red Hawks at the Volley against Violence tournament last Saturday. Courtesy photo.

Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball fell to the Knights of Kenowa Hills on Tuesday, October 20, in the second round of the OK Gold Conference Tournament. The Lady Red Hawks battled in the four-set match, losing 17-25; 25-27; 25-20; and 14-25, sending them in search of a sixth place finish in the final round of play at a home match on Tuesday, October 26 against Ottawa Hills. 

The Red Hawks also competed in the 9th Annual Hesperia Volley against Violence tournament on Saturday, October 24, at Fremont High School. In first round play, the Red Hawks lost to Kent City 18-25; 23-25; and 20-25. Second round play resulted in a 1-2 loss to Fremont (20-25; 20-25; 25-23). The final match of the tournament delivered a 3-0 victory versus Reed City (25-16; 25-16; 25-18). Two Cedar Springs athletes earned All Tournament Team recognition: middle hitter Arianna Rau and setter Makenna Outwin. 

“The girls played hard together to build great momentum heading into our last week of play and districts,” stated Varsity Coach Ashley Lowing. 

Senior middle hitter Arianna Rau led in weekly stats with 21 kills, 12 blocks,4 aces and 19 service points. Aaliyah Calkins added 18 kills and 24 digs. Setter Makenna Outwin had 93 assists, 5 blocks, and 7 aces, with a team high 33 service points. Kennedi Jager tallied 12 kills and 4 blocks, while Cassidy Canfield registered 16 kills and 7 blocks. Libero Elizabeth Fettig owned the defense, recording 45 digs and 117 serve receptions. Alyssa Detweiller contributed 16 kills and 6 blocks, while defensive specialist Isis Polczsk had 25 digs and 43 serve receptions.    

The JV team lost to Kenowa Hills on October 20th 12-25; 25-19; and 12-15, while freshmen earned the win over the Knights 25-21;12-25; 15-7.

Volleyball played at home Tuesday evening against Ottawa Hills. Varsity then travels to Kent City on Saturday, October 31 to compete in a Quad with host Kent City, Fremont and Comstock Park. Competition begins at 9 a.m. Volleyball Districts begin for the Lady Red Hawks on November 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Northview High School against the winner of the Northview/Rockford first round match.      

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Red Hawk volleyball earns win against Ottawa Hills

Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball competed in two matches this week, suffering a 0-3 (25-27,12-25,20-25) loss to South Christian at home on Tuesday, September 29 and earning an away 3-0 (25-12; 25-7, 25-23) victory at Ottawa Hills on Thursday, October 1. The Lady Red Hawks are 2-10 overall and 1-5 in conference.

Leaders for the week include outside hitters Kennedi Jager (12 kills; 3 aces; 3 digs) and Aaliyah Calkins (13 kills;20 serve receptions). Senior middle Arianna Rau contributed 10 kills and 4 blocks. Setter Makenna Outwin tallied 43 assists and 7 aces with 17 service points.  Libero Elizabeth Fettig was solid at defense registering 18 digs and 40 serve receptions. Alyssa Detweiler logged 4 blocks and 6 aces. Defensive specialists Isis Polczsk (10 digs/17 serve receptions) and Avery Peterson (4 digs/3 serve receptions) held the back line while Chloe Fish rounded it out with a kill, 6 service points and 5 serve receptions. 

“As a team we have set one of our goals to be better today than we were yesterday,” said Coach Ashley Lowing. “The girls are working hard each day, resulting in great success at meeting that goal.” 

The Junior Varsity went 1-1 this week losing to South Christian (17-25;12-25) and beating Ottawa Hills (25-8;25-19). Red Hawk Freshman lost on Tuesday to South Christian (26-28; 25-18;4-15). 

This week, the Volleyball program competes in a home conference match against Kenowa Hills on Tuesday, October 6. This final home match will recognize the five seniors: Cassidy Canfield, Elizabeth Fettig, Avery Peterson, Arianna Rau, Aina Catala. Freshman start at 4pm, followed by JV and Varsity.  Next week has two away matches, the first at Forest Hills Eastern on Tuesday, October 13, then Greenville High School on October 15.  Matches begin at 5pm.

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Red Hawk volleyball ends season at districts

The Cedar Springs Lady Red Hawks volleyball team ended their season with a record of 26-23-4.

Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball closed out the season with a crushing loss to Forest Hills Northern in the home District quarterfinal match Monday, November 4th, 19-25, 11-25 and 19-25. 

In the week prior to the district match the Lady Red Hawks took 2nd place at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invite on Saturday November 2 losing to Cadillac in the Championship match (20-25, 11-25). The team beat Central Montcalm (25-12, 25-20), Pellston (25-21, 25-11) and tied Grant (20-25,25-17) placing them in the Gold semi finals where they beat Tri County 15-25, 25-14, 15-12. On October 29th Cedar Springs lost at Forest Hills Northern in their final conference match (10-25, 25-22, 12-25 20-25). 

Leaders for the District home match included senior Grace Pavelka with 5 kills and 3 service points. Arianna Rau tallied 3 kills and a block while Kayla Andres recorded 3 kills and 4 digs. Outside hitter Grace Wilcox contributed 2 kills and 3 digs while Libero Kyla Andres had 9 digs and 25 serve receptions. Senior setter Madison Outwin put up 14 assists, while Kallie Green had 2 kills.

“We are so proud of the girls for their growth from beginning to the end of the season. They laid a solid foundation for our program to build on next year and many years to come,” stated Varsity Coach Ashley Lowing.      

Varsity Volleyball ends the season with an overall record of 26-23-4 and conference record 5-7.

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Red Hawks take second at Hesperia invite

Varsity Volleyball took second place at the Hesperia Volley Against Violence Panther Invite.

The Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball team hosted a Conference triangular on Thursday, October 24, producing solid sweeps of Ottawa Hills (25-10, 25-16, 25-15) and Greenville (25-23, 25-15, 25-21) and improving their league record to 5-6. The volleyball program honored seniors Kaylie Andres, Kyla Andres, Kalli Green, Madison Outwin, Grace Pavelka and Grace Wilcox, and their parents, at the last home regular season matches. Leaders on the night included Grace Pavelka with 25 kills and 5 blocks, Kyla Andres with 32 digs and 47 serve receptions, junior Arianna Rau with 8 blocks, and setter Madison Outwin with 45 assists.

The Varsity Lady Red Hawks traveled on Saturday, October 26, to compete at the Hesperia Volley Against Violence Panther Invite. Cedar Springs finished pool play as the number one seed after handily beating Walkerville (25-8, 25-9) and Tri County (25-14, 25-16) giving them a bye for the first round of Bracket play. In the quarterfinals, the Red Hawks delivered defeat to Chippewa Hills (25-9, 25-23) before collecting a semi final victory over Tri County (25-16, 25-17). In the Tournament Championship match, the Lady Red Hawks played a competitive match against host team Hesperia, taking it to three sets (18-25, 25-22, 13-15) and finishing in second place. 

Volleyball seniors from L to R: Kaylie Andres (6), Grace Wilcox (3), Grace Pavelka (14), Kalli Green (11), Madison Outwin (13) and Kyla Andres (12).

Senior Grace Pavelka was named to the All Tournament team and led the day with 24 kills and 12 digs.  Outside hitter Grace Wilcox contributed 21 kills and 20 service points while Madison Outwin recorded 60 assists and a team high 14 aces. Sophomore libero Isis Polczak added 25 digs and the team high in receptions at 50 while Kalli Green put up 10 kills, 35 service points and 4 blocks.

Volleyball traveled to Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday, October 29 for their final conference matches with Freshman and JV beginning at 5pm followed by Varsity. Varsity (23-20-3 overall) then travels to Central Montcalm on Saturday, November 2nd for tournament action beginning at 9 a.m. District play begins on Monday, November 4 when Cedar Springs takes on Forest Hills Northern at home at 6 p.m.  

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Cedar Volleyball to host district action Monday


The Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball team (9-23-1 overall and 2-8 in conference) competed at Northview Tuesday Oct. 16 and at the Sparta Invitational on Saturday Oct.20 going 1-3 on the week. The Lady Red Hawks played a strong match against the Wildcats on Tuesday, losing 22-25;15-25 and15-25. Libero Haillie Jones held the defense against a powerful Northview offense, posting the team high dig and receive percentages and recording 15 serve receives with 13 digs. Grace Pavelka added 9 kills, 2 aces and a block while Arianna Rau tallied 5 kills and a block. Setter Maddie Outwin had 18 assists on the night.

On Saturday, the team traveled to Sparta where they were points away from taking first place in their pool. The Lady Red Hawks started competition with a tough loss to the eventual pool bracket leader Comstock Park (23-25;23-25;25-18). The second pool match against Loy Norrix resulted in a 25-20;25-22; 25-21 victory. The 2nd place pool finish positioned the ladies in the Gold Bracket single elimination quarterfinal competition where they lost to Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 25-18; 17-25; 6-15.  

Team leaders on the day were Grace Pavelka with 18 kills, 9 blocks and 12 aces.  Kaylie Andres added 14 kills and 13 digs. Setter Madison Outwin put up 48 assists and 4 aces while Michelle Brennen added14 digs and 4 aces. Kyla Andres contributed 12 kills and 4 blocks, Arianna Rau had 11 kills and 3 blocks, Kalli Green added 4 aces and Haillie Jones recorded 24 digs.

The Volleyball program will honor their parents and youth at their final home regular season match Tuesday night against Greenville before travelling to Forest Hills Northern Thursday night. JV matches begin at 5 p.m. followed by Varsity at 6 p.m. The Varsity team then travels to Central Montcalm on Saturday (Oct 27) for tournament play starting at 9 a.m.  

Cedar Springs will host first round District action on Monday, October 29 against Greenville at 6 p.m. The winner of the match will travel to Lowell on Tuesday, October 30 to play the winner of Forest Hills Northern/Rockford with a 5:30 p.m. match start.  

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Volleyball beats Ottawa Hills


The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team (8-20-1, 2-7 conference) split in a couple of 3-0 matches this week during conference play. 

The Lady Red Hawks opened the week on Tuesday, October 9, at Ottawa Hills, where they beat the Bengals by scores of 25-9, 25-12, and 25-12. Leading on the night with a double/double was Junior Middle Hitter Grace Pavelka, recording 11 kills and10 aces. The middle hitter also recorded a team high 17 service points and 2 blocks. Grace Wilcox added 10 kills, 1 block and 2 digs, while Arianna Rau tallied 5 kills. Setter Michelle Brennen contributed 27 assists.  

Thursday, October 11, the Red Hawks hosted Forest Hills Central and lost 14-25, 16-25 and 11-25. Kyla Andres led on the night with 6 kills, 1 block, 13 serve receives and 7 digs; followed by Arianna Rau who added 5 kills and 3 blocks. Kaylie Andres recorded 2 kills and a block. Libero Haillie Jones chipped in 8 digs and Grace Wilcox contributed 23 serve receives.  

The Red Hawks continued competition this week at Northview Tuesday, October 16, and travel to the Sparta Invite on Saturday, October 20, with an 8 a.m. competition start.

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Red Hawk volleyball wins home opener


The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team (7-10-1) began conference play last week with a tough away loss (0-3) to #9 ranked Lowell before hosting their home conference opener against Ottawa Hills on Thursday. The Lady Red Hawks swept the Bengals 3-0 (25-23;25-14;25-7), dominating offensively with 30 team kills and 14 team aces. Junior Grace Pavelka led with 9 kills and 1 block, while Kyla Andres (OH) tallied 5 kills, 9 service points,3 aces and 7 digs. Setter Maddie Outwin contributed 21 assists, 5 kills, 3 aces and 12 service points. Grace Wilcox added 6 kills and Haillie Jones held the defense with 8 digs and 16 serve receives. 

“Lowell was a tough loss for us, but we utilized mental toughness with Ottawa Hills and got the win. We continue to grow as a team each match, and look forward to progressing and capitalizing on that growth and discipline at this weeks league and tournament competitions,” stated Head Coach Ashley Lowing.

The Red Hawk JV and freshman teams also were victorious with each defeating the Bengals 2-0. Red Hawk Volleyball continued conference play Tuesday at Forest Hills Central, and again Thursday when they host Northview. The Varsity team competes Saturday at the Zeelend East Invite.  

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Red Hawk volleyball takes second at Loy Norrix invite

Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball earned 2nd place at Loy Norrix Invite Saturday. Front Row (L to R): Kyla Andres, Grace Wilcox, Haillie Jones, Kaylie Andres, Maddie Outwin and Michelle Brennen.
Back Row (L to R):  Coach Lowing, Grace Pavelka, Arianna Rau and Kalli Green . Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team opened the 2018 season with three tournaments in 8 days, building on each date. At the WMVOA on 8/17 the Lady Red Hawks finished 0-3-1, followed on Tuesday at the NorthPointe Christian Invite where they went 1-4 on the day beating the #1 seed Western Michigan Christian in bracket play and Junior Middle Hitter Grace Pavelka was named a tournament MVP.

The Varsity Ladies completed the week at the Loy Norrix Invite on Saturday where they were undefeated in pool play beating host team Loy Norrix, Ottawa Hills and Galesburg-Augusta before losing to Niles in a crossover match. The #2 seeded Red Hawks then defeated Parchment 2-1 in the quarterfinals, and Galesburg-Augusta 2-1 in the semifinals, bringing them to the tournament championship match, where they suffered a 0-2 loss to first seed Niles.

Leading on the day was outside hitter Grace Wilcox, who dominated on the service line with 18 aces and 42 service points, while adding 19 kills, 8 blocks, and 33 digs. Grace Pavelka led the offensive barrage with 41 kills, and added 15 aces and 8 blocks. Libero Haillie Jones recorded 49 digs and 91 serve receives, while setter Maddie Outwin had 72 assists on the day.

“The girls are working hard to get better each time they step out on the court,” said Coach Ashley Lowing. “They made great improvements in their mental toughness, never counting themselves out of any game they were in. They pushed through adversity and either stayed on top of teams in sets they were winning, or came back in sets they were losing. This will be a great building block for us moving forward.” 

Varsity Volleyball returns to actions on Tuesday, September 11 at Lowell High School for the Conference opener.  

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Lady Red Hawk Volleyball

The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Volleyball team had their share of ups and downs in competition last week. 

On Tuesday, October 17, they fell to Forest Hills Northern 0-3.

Then, on Thursday, October 19, Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball honored senior Sydney Plummer and her parents, when they hosted Forest Hills Central in an exciting final home match (18-25; 23-25; 26-24 and 11-25) with the Rangers. 

The ladies completed the week traveling to Sparta for the Varsity Invitational on Saturday, October 21, where they fell to the host Spartans 25-19, 14-25 and 18-25. The Red Hawks came back to beat Hastings 25-21, 25-19 and 25-14, before losing in single elimination Gold bracket play to Comstock Park 20-25 and 23-25. 

Senior outside hitter Sydney Plummer led the day with 33 kills, 29 digs, 4 aces and 21 service points. Libero Brighton Miller tallied 25 digs, 5 aces and 2 kills. Setter Maddie Outwin contributed 54 assists, 7 aces and 29 service points while Middle Hitter Grace Pavelka had 5 blocks and 12 kills. Lauren Kostus added 11 kills and 16 digs. Ashley Wise added 3 blocks and Arriana Rau put up 2 blocks.

The Lady Red Hawks return to action on Thursday evening, October 26, at 6 p.m. when they travel to Northview for their final conference match of the season.

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Varsity Volleyball outlasts Greenville for thrilling 3-2 victory

#2 Sydney Plummer goes up for the kill

The Lady Red Hawks fought a long and exciting battle against conference rival Greenville Thursday (9/14) evening, alternating set victories with the Hornets and coming back from a 3-9 fifth set deficit to secure the 3-2 match victory.  The final line score showed an intense first set loss 32-34, followed by three competitive sets (25-17, 21-25 and 26-24) and ending with an impressive comeback fifth set/match victory 15-12.

With the win, the Lady Red Hawks are 1-1 in conference and 3-8-2 overall.

While the final score shows a tight 3-2 win, the Red Hawks numbers revealed an outstanding night which included team totals of 47 kills, 46 assists, 12 total blocks, 12 service aces and 57 digs.

Thursday’s match began with the Red Hawks leading throughout the first set while a determined Greenville team slowly came back to tie the game at 23-23, followed by a nail biting back-and-forth 8 set point lead changes before Greenville took the set.  In the final 15 point deciding set, Cedar Springs found themselves at a 3-9 deficit and fought their way back to tie it up at 11-11 before winning 15-12.

Senior Outside hitter Sydney Plummer had a stellar double-double kill/dig night leading the Red Hawks with 27 kills (.267 hitting percentage) and 12 digs,  while also contributing 3 blocks, 4 aces and an assist. Sophomore Kyla Andres had 8 kills, 2 aces, a team leading 15 service points, 2 blocks and 10 digs.  Middle hitter Grace Pavelka tallied 6 kills and 5 blocks while Lauren Kostus added 4 kills, 2 blocks, 13 service points and 10 digs.  Setter Maddie Outwin put up 135 sets with 43 assists and 2 blocks while Libero Brighton Miller led on the night in digs (18) and serve receives (37).

“I think Thursday nights match was something that every coach hopes for their players, not only in their sports but in life- when the chips are down and you’re struggling- you find a way to pull yourself up and those around you to push through. The girls fought for every single point and didn’t give up one time. They deserved that win- and really put their whole heart in claiming that win”  said Varsity Head Coach Ashley Reynolds.

The Lady Red Hawks opened conference play Tuesday evening (9/12) with a loss at Lowell 14-25, 22-25 and 12-25.  Senior Sydney Plummer led on the night with 8 kills and 6 digs while Lauren Kostus contributed 2 kills and 4 digs.  Libero Brighton Miller put up 8 digs while setter Maddie Outwin added 10 assists.

Cedar Springs hosts Ottawa Hills for their season conference home opener on Tuesday September 19th followed by Thursday’s match (9/21) at home against Forest Hills Northern.  Freshman and JV begin at 5pm with Varsity following.

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Girls Volleyball take losses against FHN, FHC

Red Hawk Volleyball seniors (L to R): Ali Sparling, Lyndsey Lehman, Brooke Morris, Sienna Wight and Kaitlyn Coons.

Red Hawk Volleyball seniors (L to R): Ali Sparling, Lyndsey Lehman, Brooke Morris, Sienna Wight and Kaitlyn Coons.

The Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball team competed on three days this past week beginning on Tuesday night (Oct 18) when they traveled to Forest Hills Northern for a conference match that resulted in a 0-3 match loss. Senior Middle hitter Brooke Morris led in kills on the night with 5 and tallied one block while Baylie VanDyke added 4 kills and three blocks (including 2 solo blocks).  Sydney Plummer added 3 kills, 2 digs, and an ace, while Libero Kaitlyn Coons recorded 11 digs and 26 serve receives. Setter Sienna Wight and Ali Sparling each put up 7 assists.

The Lady Redhawks hosted Class A ranked Forest Hills Central Thursday evening (10/20) ending in a 0-3 conference loss: 15-25, 11-25 and 13-25. The night, which the programs seniors and parents were honored at their last home match, was led with a solid performance by senior setter Sienna Wight, who had the team high 26 Sets and 12 assists. Sydney Plummer rallied with 8 kills, 12 digs and 2 blocks. Senior Setter Ali Sparlinghad 11 assists, 4 kills and 3 blocks, while Kaitlyn Coons recorded 14 digs and 25 serve receives. Middle blocker Brooke Morris added 7 kills and 2 blocks, while Lyndsey Lehman played a strong defensive game with 3 digs and 10 serve receives.

The ladies rounded out the week competing at the Sparta High School Invite Saturday (Oct 22), where they played in three matches ending in a loss in the Silver Bracket finals against Comstock Park. The competition began for the Lady Red Hawks with an impressive match against rival Greenville, falling 26-27 (games capped in Pool Play at 27), 25-18 and 20-25. The next match was against host Sparta and handed over a 0-3 loss (16-25, 14-25 and 24-26. In the Silver Bracket Finals, the Red Hawks took a loss to Comstock Park 10-25 and 14-25. Senior Middle hitter Brooke Morris led the offense with 15 kill and 9 blocks and Ali Sparling contributed 14 kills, 7 blocks, 27 assists, 7 aces and a team high 16 service points. Sydney Plummer, who left the tournament play in the second match with an injury, tallied 14 kills and 15 digs on the day, while Baylie VanDyke added 8 kills and a team high 11 blocks. Setter Sienna Wight had 27 assists, 3 blocks and 10 digs. Leading on defense was Libero Kaitlyn Coons with 34 digs and 58 serve receives. Also having a solid day on serve receives were Lindsey Lehman and Rachel Bouwers with 20 each.

The Lady Red Hawks (5-22-2) return to action at Northview Thursday night (10/27), travel to Central Montcalm on Saturday (10/29) for tournament play, and begin Districts on Monday, October 31, when they play Lowell at Lowell.

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Red Hawk Volleyball loses to FH Central


CSHS Varsity Volleyball dropped a 0-3 decision to conference foe Forest Hills Central on their home court Tuesday evening (Sept. 27). The Rangers, a top team in the conference, took the match 13-25, 13-25 and 13-25, dropping the Lady Red Hawks to 1-4-0 in the conference and 3-11-1 overall.

Stat leaders in the match for the Red Hawks were Senior Captain Kaitlyn Coons who played a strong defensive game putting up 24 serve receives, 7 digs, 1 ace and 3 service points.  Outside Hitter Sydney Plummer led the offense with 8 kills.  Setters Ali Sparling and Sienna Wight tallied 6 and 4 assists respectively.

The ladies hosted Northview Tuesday, and will host Lowell on Thursday evening at 6:30pm, and then travel to Morley Stanwood on Saturday for tournament play beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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