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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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Volleyball round up


Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball went 1-5 this past week playing in two OK Bronze Conference matches and the Morley Stanwood Invite.

On Tuesday, October 6, the Lady Red Hawks traveled to Forest Hills Northern where they lost in three sets (14-25; 15-25 and 13-25).  Leading on the night was sophomore outside hitter Sydney Plummer, who had 6 kills, 1 block and 6 digs, while middle hitter Brooke Morris had three kills and two blocks. Libero Kaitlyn Coons put up 20 serve receives and 7 digs on defense.

The Varsity team then hosted Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday, October 8, and lost the match 0-3 to a tough Eastern squad (10-25; 10-25 and 21-25).  Sydney Plummer was solid on offense with 7 kills, 2 blocks and 8 digs, followed by senior co-captain Lauren VanDenHout with 6 kills, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Sara Kriekaard rallied for 5 kills and three blocks while Kaitlyn Coons had 18 digs.

Competing in the Morley Stanwood Invite on Saturday, October 10, the team played solid despite their 1-3 record on the day. In pool play, the Lady Red Hawks were defeated by Western Michigan Christian 19-25 and 17-25; fell to McBain 15-25 and 22-25; and put up an aggressive victory over White Cloud 25-23 and 25-23. The team landed a third place berth for bracket play, where they fell in a close match to Pine River 23-25, 25-18 and 11-15. Leading on offense was Sydney Plummer, with a strong day, having 26 kills, 13 blocks and 36 digs. Lauren VanDenHout recorded 12 kills and 5 blocks, while Julia Jackson put down 10 kills and 10 blocks. Senior co-captain Brooke Bennett had an impressive 9 kills and 3 blocks, while libero Kaitlyn Coons owned the defense, with 52 digs and 68 serve receives. On the service line, Ashley Vanderhoef put up 2 aces and 22 service points, while also recording 3 kills and 2 blocks on the day.  Cassie Rivard had 40 serve receives, 5 aces and 28 service points. Setter Sienna Wight had 47 assists on the day.

The Lady Red Hawks continued conference competition on Tuesday, October 13, when they traveled to Wyoming, and will host Greenville on Thursday, October 15.  JV and Freshman begin play at 5pm with Varsity starting at 6pm. The Varsity team dropped to 0-6 in the OK Bronze Conference, while their overall record is now 3-22-2.

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CS volleyball falls to Greenville, Northview


Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball fell to conference foe Greenville 0-3 Tuesday, September 26, with scores of 16-25, 20-25 and 19-25. The Red Hawks were led in kills by Lauren VanDenHout, with 10, and a match high 240 serve percentage. The senior co-captain also collected a dig and a block. Defensive specialist Lindsey Lehman added 4 service points, 5 digs and 8 serve receives. Libero Kaitlyn Coons had 19 digs, 1 ace and 13 service points.

On Thursday night, October 1, the Lady Red Hawks suffered their 4th conference loss to Northview 0-3, with scores of 18-25, 16-25 and 6-25.  Leading the night was middle hitter Brooke Morris, with 5 kills and 8 total blocks, followed by Brooke Bennett with 3 kills and match high .333 hit percentage, 4 blocks and 2 assists.

The Lady Red Hawks fell to 2-17-2 overall and 0-4 in the OK Gfold Conerence.

Cedar Springs Volleyball traveled to Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday, October 6, and will host Forest Hills Eastern Thursday, October 8. Freshman and JV start at 5 p.m., followed by Varsity.

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CS volleyball suffers losses at home opening quad


The lady Red Hawks were host to Belding, Sparta and Reeths Puffer in their home opening quad on Thursday, September 17.

The Red Hawks fell short to Belding in the first match, 16-25 and 10-25. Sophomore Sydney Plummer led with 4 kills, 1 block and 4 digs. Samantha Taylor recorded 3 aces, 6 service points and five aces. Senior Lauren Vandenhout racked in 3 kills and junior Sienna Wight had 5 assists.

In the second match of the night against Sparta, the Lady Red Hawks suffered a 23-25 and 10-25 loss. They were led by Brooke Morris who recorded 5 kills, 2 blocks and a dig, along with Lauren Vandenhout, with 3 kills and 5 service points.  Samantha Taylor tallied 2 aces and six digs. Sophomore Kaitlyn Coons led the defense with 8 digs. Alyssa Stull also contributed offensively for the Mounties.

The final match of the evening was an exciting and competitive series resulting in the Red Hawks tough final loss 27-25, 23-25 and 13-15. Outside hitter Sydney Plummer led this match with 10 kills and 8 digs while Sara Kriekaard chipped in 8 kills and a block. Lauren Vandenhout tallied 8 service points, 3 aces and 3 kills while Kaitlyn Coons put up 20 digs.  Setter Sienna Wight had 23 assists.

Cedar Springs is back in action Tuesday when then travel to Forest Hills Eastern for their first conference match at 6 p.m. and then host Wyoming on Thursday, September 24, for the first home conference match in the OK Bronze League. Freshman and junior varsity begin at 5:00 p.m. The Lady Red Hawks have a 2-9-2 overall record.

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Campus Kids Enjoy Autumn!!

Campus Kids enjoy learning Yoga.

Campus Kids enjoy learning Yoga.

by Teresea Schlump, Campus Kids Director


This fall, the students enrolled in the Campus Kids program have been enjoying the nice weather and doing lots of fun activities.  Campus Kids is the Before and After school program located in Cedar Trails Elementary School.

Campus Kids enjoying Zumba.

Campus Kids enjoying Zumba.

We have expanded our morning programming to include Arts and Crafts, gym time, group games, and Just Dance videos.  The children are enjoying the morning structure, and look forward to what each morning will bring!

Campus Kids has enjoyed learning how to do Yoga in the afternoons.  Michelle, from Moxie Fitness, has been coming on Thursdays to teach a Beginner Class.  All of the students were given the opportunity to try the exercise, and a number of them signed up to continue on in a more advanced class.   The students are learning poses to help with flexibility, strength, concentration, posture, and breathing.  It is our goal to continue to expose our students to a large variety of new activities.  Zumba is a favorite activity for many of our students, and that is offered once a month on Early Release Fridays.

Campus Kids enjoy learning how to serve, set, and spike the ball from the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team.

Campus Kids enjoy learning how to serve, set, and spike the ball from the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team.

We have also received a visit from the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team this fall!  The team came over and showed everyone how to serve, set, and spike the ball.  It was a very fun filled afternoon for everyone.

Campus Kids is looking forward to winter and doing many winter activities and craft projects, while also learning about various customs around the world.

For additional information about Campus Kids, please call us at 616 696-1716.

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All Conference Athletes Fall 2014


Girls Cross Country

Mackenzie Weiler All Conference

Shanyne Mann All Conference

Ellie Ovokaitys All Conference

Hannah Heintzelman All Conference

Tara Tepin Honorable Mention

Myla Umphrey Honorable Mention

Boys Cross Country

Austin Sargent All Conference

Justin Jones All Conference

Brandon Harthorn Honorable Mention

Girls Golf

Breanna White All Conference

Conner White Honorable Mention

Boys Tennis

Blake Fisk All Conference


Zachary Wamser All Conference

Kaden Myers All Conference

Caden Burrows All Conference

MavRick Cotton All Conference

Collin Alvesteffer All Conference

Nathan Sorensen All Conference

Ted Edwards Honorable Mention

Taylor VanDyke Honorable Mention

Patrick DePiazza Honorable Mention

Boys Soccer

Julian Quiroga All Conference

Bryan Taylor All Conference


Sydney Plummer Honorable Mention


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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters – Athletes of the Month

Plummer, Schut, and French, named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes for November. 

Sydney Plummer

Sydney Plummer

Freshman Sydney Plummer was named the November Student Athlete of the Month for Volleyball. Sydney is completing her first season on varsity with the Red hawks. Sydney currently leads her team in kills with 89 and is second in both serve receiving and digs at 191 and 106 respectively. Sydney, really respects her teammates always having her back, and knows that she can rely on them whenever needed!

Coach Reynolds comments “As a freshman playing on the varsity girls’ volleyball team, Sydney’s work ethic was second to none. Although only a freshman, she led by example in every practice and game. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Sydney’s game is the outstanding sportsmanship she displayed throughout the entire season. Sydney represents Red Hawk athletics by consistently displaying teamwork, responsibility, and work ethic.”

Sydney is the daughter of Julie and Chip Plummer.


Julie Schut

Julie Schut

Senior Julie Schut was named the November Student Athlete of the month for Girls Golf.  Julie is a 4 year varsity team member and has worked very hard to improve her game and scoring every year. Julie is an honor student with a 3.9 GPA. Julie also plays French horn in the band, and participates on mission trips with her church youth group. Julie had a great year with her Golf teammates on this years “Dream Team”.

Coach London comments “Julie is one of my toughest competitors! She never seems to get frustrated or dismayed.”

Julie is the daughter of Chris and Joel Schut


Drew French

Drew French

Sophomore Drew French was named the November Student Athlete of the Month for Tennis.  Drew finished an incredibly successful season winning 12 matches, and finished second in conference. Drew has a 3.55 GPA. Drew also participates in Ski Club, USTA,  and volunteers his time as a youth tennis teacher .Drew is very excited about the future of CSHS Tennis!

Coach Unsworth states “Drew is very committed to taking every opportunity to improve his game by participating in tennis drills and activities outside of regular team functions.  He is not afraid to ask for coaching advice and one on one practice time from his coach to better his play!

Drew is the son of Trisha and Warren French


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Freshman and JV Volleyball hit the court


The JV Volleyball girls traveled to Reeths Puffer for a tournament this past Saturday, where they advanced to the semifinals and finished 3-2 on the day. While they were defeated in the semifinals match against Reeths Puffer, they greatly improved their team play by supporting each other on the court and communicating, elements that had been lacking prior to the tournament.

With the team suffering from injuries, all players stepped up to contribute their best effort. Defensive specialist Kaitlyn Coons led the team in digs with 48, while outside hitter Brooke Morris led the team in kills with 7. Setter Sienna Wight provided 17 set assists and defensive specialists Lindsay Lehman and Cassie Rivard provided solid defense and passes to target throughout each match. Middle hitters Carlee Mouthaan and Holly Scheer led the team in solo blocks with 3 each. Right side hitters Sydnee Jager and Anna Behrenwald stepped in to provide much needed defensive coverage and court awareness.

According to head coach Ashley Fisher, “the girls came together and played as a team, which has been our main goal all season. I am proud of the way they supported each other on the court and the energy they played with throughout each game.”

The next game for the team is an invitational this Saturday, September 20th at Sparta. Their first home game of the season will be Tuesday, September 23rd against Wyoming Park at 5:00pm. Come out and support your Red Hawk Volleyball players!

Freshman volleyball

The season started off with a 5th place finish at the Sparta Invitational where the freshman team lost to Wayland 21-25, 20-25, defeated Kelloggsville 25-9, 25-9 and Fremont 25-17, 25-9 in pool play.  Northview was the opponent in the Gold Bracket quarterfinals and was the winner by scores of 25-13, 25-17 in a close match. The CS freshman team finished 5th out of 12 teams.

The Grand Haven and East Kentwood quads found the Red Hawks coming up short in each of the games against Grand Haven, East Grand Rapids, Grant, East Kentwood, Byron Center and Forest Hills Northern.

The team participated in the Thornapple-Kelloggsville quad and lost to T-K and Byron Center in close matches.  Calvin Christian quad saw the Red Hawks playing Holland West Ottawa, host Calvin Christian and Hamilton. Scores were close and the team is improving each match.

On Saturday, September 6, the team was at the Muskegon Reeths Puffer Tournament. In pool play Grand Haven defeated the Red Hawks 25-14 and 25-16. Zeeland East also defeated the Hawks by scores of 25-19 and 26-24 in very close matches. The Red Hawks were placed in the semifinals of the Silver Bracket and defeated Union by scores of 25-15 and 25-19. Kenowa Hills was the opponent in the finals and ended up winning by close scores of 26-24 and 25-17.

The following week, the Red Hawks traveled to Kenowa Hills and defeated the Knights 25-22 and 25-20.

Scoring leaders include Carly Hyder with 31 aces and 21 kills followed by Emilee Pastoor with 25 aces, 25 assists and 10 kills. Maddie Nichols has served up 17 aces and Rachel Bowers has 17 kills to date.  Other players have contributed with solid defense and serving when called upon.

League action starts on Tuesday September 23, at home against Wyoming, with the action starting at 5:00 for freshman and JV teams followed by the varsity action.


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Volleyball team works with Campus Kids



Ten players from the Cedar Springs High School Lady Red Hawks Volleyball team visited the Campus Kids Before and After School Care program on October 25. They worked with the students on hitting, setting, and serving. They also had a contest for serving accuracy.

Campus Kids Director Teresea Schlump was especially pleased with how the visit went. “The Before and After School program is promoting new experiences for the children, and this is just one great example,” she said.

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Freshman volleyball: Great start to first season


The Freshman Lady Red Hawks started their 2013 volleyball season at the Sparta Tournament and performed well for a team that is just starting out. This team of young ladies is working hard to mesh as a group and win games together. They ended up making it into the Silver bracket of the Sparta Tournament coming out of the pool play and ending with a second place finish in the Silver bracket. The next week they went on to compete in a Big Rapids Tournament. The team came out of pool play in the second seed position after defeating Greenville. They then went on to beat Big Rapids in bracket play to get to the finals, where they defeated Fremont in only two games to win the championship.

This team of girls is working hard to find their way toward many more wins. So far in the conference games they have played West Catholic, Greenville and Northview. The girls held their own in a close first game against West Catholic, yet it was not enough to win the match. Their second conference games against Greenville ended with first game to Cedar, second to Greenville and then the third game to Cedar with the Red Hawks capturing the match win. At the Northview games, the girls struggled to find congruency as a team and ended with a match loss. As these ladies continue their season, we will inevitably see a great level of growth and consistency as they continue to work hard as a team.


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