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The Lady Red Hawks competed in their season’s last tournament, the Central Montcalm Hornet Classic on Saturday, Oct 28, and brought home the Silver Bracket Championship trophy. 

During Pool play, the Red Hawks started the day with a loss to Tri County 13-25 and 18-25. The next pool match resulted in a tie with ranked Cadillac 26-24 and 16-25. The Lady Red Hawks took control the rest of the day with a victory in the final pool match against Chippewa Hills, putting them in 5th place of 12 teams. The victorious semi-final match against Morley Stanwood (25-20, 18-25 and 15-12) sent the team to the Championship Silver Bracket match, where they won the Championship title against Ionia 25-27, 25-20 and 15-7. 

Leaders on the day were middle hitter Grace Pavelka, who owned the service line with 37 service points and 15 aces, while also contributing 25 kills, and a team leading 13 blocks; senior Sydney Plummer tallied an amazing team high 61 kills while adding 6 blocks, 25 digs and 13 service points; outside hitter Kyla Andres had a solid day with 17 kills, 28 service points, 8 aces, 7 blocks and 28 digs; while libero Brighton Miller played tough defensively, contributing the leading 36 digs and 83 serve receives. Setter Maddie Outwin ran the offense with an amazing 282 sets and 89 assists, along with 27 service points, 4 aces and 3 blocks. Freshman middle blocker Arianna Rau put down 10 kills and 10 blocks,  while Lauren Kostus rallied 13 service points,19 digs and 30 serve receives. Ashley Wise added 3 blocks and 2 kills while Nikki Vanderhoef tallied 8 serve receives and 3 digs.

“Wow is all I can say! These girls battled long breaks and pushed through bracket play to come out on top,” remarked Coach Ashley Reynolds. “All the hard work, frustrations, and lessons learned throughout the season prepared us for that moment. We persevered and pulled together as a team to win this tournament. I could not be more proud of each and every one of the girls, as they each played a significant role in our success on Saturday.”

The Varsity Volleyball team closed out conference competition with a 0-3 loss at Northview on Thursday, Oct 26. 

The team heads into the District Championship at Rockford on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5:30pm to take on the winner of the East Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern quarterfinal match, with a season record 8-25-6 overall and 2-10 in the conference.

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Pink game raises funds for Susan Komen Foundation


 

The Lady Red Hawks Varsity Volleyball team hosted a “Dig Pink” game in honor of breast cancer awareness on Tuesday, October 10. Athletic Director John Norton was happy with the results.

“Congratulations to the whole Cedar Springs Community and the Volleyball Program. After we pay some expenses, it is with great pride we will be making a donation in the amount of $1,591.53 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Michigan as a result of our “Pink out” Volleyball event last night,” announced Norton. “Thank you again to everyone who helped make this evening possible, and thank you to everyone who has donated to this great cause. Proud to be a Red Hawk.”

This was the first year that the Volleyball team held the event. Prior to this, it was held by the Varsity football team.

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Varsity volleyball action


 

The Varsity Lady Red Hawk Volleyball took a loss to conference foe Northview on Thursday evening, October 27, at an away match that ended 12-25, 20-25 and 8-25 to a strong offensive Wildcat team. Leading for Cedar Springs for the night were Sydney Plummer with 6 kills and 2 blocks followed by Brooke Morris who tallied 5 kills and 2 blocks.  Setters Ali Sparling and Sienna Wight put up strong numbers with Sparling adding 9 assists, 6 digs 2 blocks and 4 service points while Wight recorded 7 assists and 9 serve receives. Defensive specialist Lindsey Lehman was solid against the Wildcat attack putting up 7 digs and Libero Kaitlyn Coons had 12.

The ladies traveled to Central Montcalm on Saturday, Oct 29, to compete in the Hornet Halloween Howl invite, where they finished pool play in 5th place out of 12 teams and the top seed for the Silver Bracket. In pool play, the Red Hawks split with Chippewa Hills (26-16 and 23-25), lost to Corunna 17-25 and 15-25 and took a solid victory over Morley Stanwood 25-12 and 25-16.

Despite posting a strong offensive performance for the second straight match, Cedar Springs was on the wrong end of a 2-1 score against Pellston, falling in the Silver Semi finals 23-25, 25-21 and 5-15. Junior Sydney Plummer tallied team-high 28 kills while also recording 9 blocks, 28 digs and 54 serve receives.

Baylie VanDyke contributed 17 kills and a team high 11 blocks, while Brooke Morris had 16 kills, 5 blocks, 2 aces and 23 service points. Lauren Kostus had a solid day contributing 16 kills, 7 aces and 16 service points. Libero Kaitlyn Coons put up 40 digs and 55 serve receives. Leading on assists was Sienna Wight with 36 followed by Ali Sparling with 27. Sparling also had 7 blocks, 5 aces and led the team in service points with 40 on the day.
The Varsity team headed into Districts Monday night at Lowell, October 31. Read more on that next week.

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Volleyball teams suffers losses to Northview, Lowell


 

Make it to semifinals of Morley invite

Outside hitter Sydney Plummer (#2) goes up for a kill while Brooke Morris #9, Sienna Wight #10 and Kaitlyn Coons #2 cover.

Outside hitter Sydney Plummer (#2) goes up for a kill while Brooke Morris #9, Sienna Wight #10 and Kaitlyn Coons #2 cover.

Cedar Springs Varsity Volleyball had a busy competition week beginning with a home Conference match against the Northview Wildcats Tuesday evening October 4, resulting in a 0-3 loss: 12-25, 12-25 and 12-25.

Senior middle hitter Brooke Morris led in kills in the match with 4 and put up one block while Sydney Plummer added 3 kills. Libero Kaitlyn Coons tallied 12 digs.

On Thursday evening, October 6, the Lady Red Hawks hosted Lowell leading to a 0-3 conference loss:15-25, 18-25 and 24-26.

Sydney Plummer led the Red Hawks with 13 kills, 9 digs and 2 blocks.  Kaitlyn Coons held the defense with 19 digs, 25 serve receives, 8 service points and 2 aces. Setter Ali Sparling added 13 assists, 5 kills and 2 blocks.

The ladies completed the week competing at the Morley Stanwood Invite Saturday where they played a solid day falling in the Semi-finals against Onaway. The team went 2-2-1 on the day, which began with a split against Onaway 25-18 and 13-25, followed by a loss to McBain 22-25 and 19-25.  The Lady Red Hawks easily handled White Cloud 25-13 and 25-9 before defeating Tri County 25-22, 25-23.

The ladies competed in the tournament semi finals for their final match suffering a tough loss to Onaway 21-25, 25-16 and 8-15. Junior Outside hitter Sydney Plummer led the team on the day with 41 kills, 6 blocks, 23 digs, 23 service points and 6 aces followed by Middle Hitter Brooke Morris with 15 kills, 12 blocks, 12 service points, 9 digs and 4 aces.

Freshman Lauren Kostus owned the service line putting up 37 service points and 11 aces along with 11 kills. Leading the defense was Libero Kaitlyn Coons with 49 digs. Setter Ali Sparling had a solid day adding 50 assists, 8 kills, 4 blocks and 14 digs while Sienna Wight added 41 assists, 4 kills, 3 blocks and 4 aces.

Baylie VanDyke tallied 15 kills and 8 blocks while Defensive Specialist Lindsey Lehman had 14 digs.

The Lady Red Hawks (5-15-2) are at home Tuesday night (10/11) against rival Greenville and then travel to Ottawa Hills Thursday, games begin at 6:30pm.

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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


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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

Football

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

Volleyball

Sydney Plummer Honorable Mention

 

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