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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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Red Hawk Volleyball winding up season


 

Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball went 1-3-1 last week, beginning with a three-set away loss to conference rival Northview on Thursday, October 22. The Lady Red Hawks competed at the Sparta Invite on Saturday, October 24, where they opened pool play with a 0-2 loss to Greenville (17-25 and 12-25), convincingly beat Martin 2-0 (25-14 and 25-13), and handed Sparta their only pool play loss for the day in a tight split match (24-26 and 25-23). The team then advanced to Bracket play were only the top six teams played, losing in two sets in the quarterfinals to ranked Class C Kent City (14-25 and 16-25). The Lady Red Hawks are 1-8 in the conference and 5-26-3 overall.

Leading for the Red Hawks at the Sparta Tournament, sophomore hitter Sydney Plummer tallied 24 kills, 4 blocks and 39 digs followed by Brooke Morris and Lauren VanDenHout with 12 and 10 kills.  Freshman middle Julia Jackson put down 9 kills, while leading in blocks for the day at 6. Setter Sienna Wight recorded 43 assists, 3 kills, 1 block and 4 digs. The defense was led by Libero Kaitlyn Coons with 44 digs, who also added 4 aces and 21 service points.  Cassie Rivard registered 24 digs, 1 ace, 24 service points and 3 kills. Defensive Specialist Lindsey Lehman led the team at the service line with 5 aces and 23 service points.

The Varsity team will close out the regular season this week when they host Forest Hills Northern on Thursday, October 29, in their final conference match, followed by the Central Montcalm Tournament on Saturday, October 31. On Thursday evening, the team will honor their seniors (Brooke Bennett {C}, Sara Kriekaard, Samantha Taylor, Lauren VanDenHout {C} and Ashley Vanderhoef, as well as the parents of the athletes. The evening begins at 5 pm with the Freshman and JV matches, followed by the Varsity competition at 6pm.

The Lady Red Hawks, who drew a bye the first round, begin District competition on Thursday, November 5 at Lowell High School. The team opens their Districts against the winner of Forest Hills Northern v. Rockford match played in the 11/3/15 quarterfinal round. Match time begins at 6pm.

Good Luck Red Hawks!!

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CS volleyball wins one, loses one


 

The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team competed in two conference matches, playing at Wyoming on Tuesday, October 13, and hosting Greenville, on Thursday, October 15. The Lady Red Hawks opened the week with a decisive 3-0 victory over Wyoming (25-10, 26-24 and 25-22) before dropping a 1-3 decision to the Hornets (25-23, 14-25, 14-25 and 19-25) in the second match.

The Red Hawks dominated Wyoming Tuesday evening, with their strong offensive and defensive play, and consistent communication and a determined focus. Leading was Sara Kriekaard and Lauren VanDenHout, with 7 and 8 kills respectively and a combined 7 blocks. Setter Sienna Wight tallied 28 assists, while Kaitlyn Coons had 19 digs, followed by Cassie Rivard with 17.

The Varsity team started strong on Thursday evening by grabbing a first set victory but fell the next three sets. Sydney Plummer had a teamhigh 10 kills and added 15 digs for the Red Hawks. Sienna Wight had 22 assists while adding three kills. Sara Kriekaard tallied seven kills and 2 blocks, while Lauren VanDenHout recorded 4 kills and 2 blocks. Libero Kaitlyn Coons put up 19 digs on the night, while Cassie Rivard added 10 digs and a team high 11 service points. Lindsey Lehman contributed 2 aces and 8 service points.

The Lady Red Hawks overall record is 4-23-2 with a 1-7 league record. Up next for the team is a conference match at Northview High School on Thursday, October 22 beginning at 6 p.m., and a tournament at Sparta High School on Saturday, October 24.

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