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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


 

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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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Sign ups for mud volleyball tournament


Do you like volleyball? Do you want to have some fun in the mud? This event is perfect for you! The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation department is working to put on the 3rd annual co-ed mud volleyball tournament. The tournament is held in Morley Park and will be on Saturday, August 13. The tournament is divided by age groups and has staggered start times depending on age range. The cost is $100 per team and teams can consist of 4 to 8 players, with 6 playing at any time. The teams are co-ed in nature and are bracketed based on the oldest player on the team.

The tournament brings players from around the state and is growing in size each year. Awards are given to the top two teams in each division, and all players receive a commemorative shirt for playing in the tournament. The deadline for registration is August 5. Forms are available online at www.csaparksandrec.com and at the Cedar Springs Public Schools District Office (where the parks and rec office is located).  It is suggested that teams wear shoes during the event and even duct tape them on, it gets pretty muddy!

The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department is comprised of Algoma, Courtland, Nelson, and Solon Townships, the City of Cedar Springs and the entire Cedar Springs School District. The six organizations work together to offer  recreational and enrichment activities. For more information on this program or others, please call 696-7320 Monday-Wednesday  or email director@csaparksandrec.com anytime.  There is also a Facebook page to stay aprised of programs and information, just search for “Cedar Springs Area Parks & Recreation.”

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Spring Parks and Rec classes start next week


Summer camp registrations also open

Are you interested in getting in shape before the summer? There are some Cedar Springs Area Parks and Rec programs starting April 25 that can help you accomplish that goal. There are offerings for all ages and abilities, including a new program of  Line Dancing. Monday nights have youth tumbling for ages 3-8, kickboxing, yoga with an instructor with over 200 hours of certification, and open basketball for men. Tuesdays have an Intro to Ballroom Dancing class that is for couples or singles, Tae Kwon Do for children and adults, and open volleyball for adults. Take a new line dancing class on Thursdays or try out the popular programs of Body Bootcamp and ZUMBA.These programs will keep you moving and motivated, plus teach you some great skills. Registration forms for these programs can be found online at www.csaparksandrec.com , at the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation office at the Cedar Springs Public Schools district office during the daytime, or at the Cedar Springs Middle School on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdsay evening from 6-9pm.
A variety of other activities will be available this summer as well. The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Cedar Springs Public Schools athletic department to offer a wide array of sport camps including basketball, tennis, track, and volleyball. The age range for each camp may be different, but most are avaialbe to those in 3rd-12th grades.  The camp registration forms can be found online and at the Cedar Springs Public Schools district office. The pre-registration deadline for most camps is June 1, so don’t wait and miss out on a chance to work with great coaches,improve your skills, and have some fun this summer.
There are more activities on tap, so see the ad below or contact Parks and Rec at 696-7320 for more info.

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Pilgrim Bible Academy sports


The Pilgrim Bible Academy volleyball and basketball teams traveled to Kalamazoo to play Lighthouse last week.
The girls volleyball team came away with a win when they took three out of four sets. They lost the first set 25-19, then came back and won three close games in a row. Erin Brecken, Emma Bishop, and Aubrey Slocum led the team in play. This brought their record to 6-2.
The boys basketball also came away with a win in a low scoring game, 49-31. They were led by junior Matt Metz with 19 points, and seniors Josh Cole (18 points) and Jordan Price (4 points and 18 rebounds).
Come out and support the team tonight when they play at home at Pilgrim Bible Church on Pine Street at 5:30 p.m.

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Volleyball alumni in college match up


Two former Cedar Springs High School volleyball players will compete against each other in a non-conference college match up September 9 in Big Rapids, when Davenport University takes on Ferris State University. Katie Edwards (2005) is a senior hitter for Ferris State University, and Kayla VanderMolen (2007) is a junior setter for Davenport. Game time is 7 p.m. Come on out and cheer on these former Cedar Springs athletes!

Watch for more on these volleyball alumni in next week’s Cedar Springs Post.

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