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Boys tennis

Cedar Springs Boys varsity tennis has experienced it all so far this season- wins, losses, good weather and cancellations. The lineup is as follows:  #1 Singles:  Ethan Plummer, #2S: Trevor Marshall, #3S: Aricin Thompson, #4S Landon Kolodziej, #1 Doubles: Easton Lynch and Gabe Serek, #2D: Tim Minnema and Chase Moore, #3D: Conner Hall and Cole Harms, and #4D: Clay Oosting and Owen Drake, Alternate: Isaac Parker.

The season started strong at their first competition at the Fruitport Tri-match.  Competing were Fruitport, Sparta and Cedar Springs. This proved to be an easy victory as Cedar Springs beat both teams 8-0.  All flights reported scores between 6-0 and 6-3. The closest match was seen at 2 Singles, with CS and Fruitport duking it out! Final score had CS (Trevor Marshall) winning in a tie-breaker at 6-4, 4-6, (7-1).

The Sparta Quad proved to be a bit more challenging with Cedar Springs coming in second by only 1 point to Coopersville who won with 20 points (CS-19). Other teams at the meet were Sparta and Fremont. Winning their flights at this meet were 4 Singles: Landon Kolodziej,  1 Doubles: Easton Lynch and Gabe Serek, 2 Doubles: Tim Minnema and Chase Moore and 4 Doubles:  Clay Oosting and Owen Drake.  Second Place flights were: 1 Singles- Ethan Plummer, 3 Singles-  Aricin Thompson,  3 Doubles- Conner Hall and Cole Harms.

The next match, vs. Coopersville, was a rainout. The fourth match of the season was a tough one. All flights fell to Lowell in an 8-0 loss.

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Boys tennis opens season with wins

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks Varsity boy tennis team took first at the Sparta invite last week. Courtesy photo.

The team came in second at the Cadillac invitational. Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks Varsity boys tennis team had good showings last week at both Sparta and Cadillac to open the fall 2018 tennis season.

The team traveled to Sparta on Aug. 15 for the Sparta Invitational. Also attending was Coopersville. Cedar Springs placed first for the team plaque. Individually each single or doubles team won a medal. 

Individual placements were:

Senior Dane Conely 1st singles-1st place

Junior Caleb Fisk 2nd singles-1st place

Sophomore Ethan Plummer 3rd singles-1st place

Senior Tyler St.Amoure 4th singles-1st place

Sophomores Gabe Serek and Easton Lynch-1st doubles-2nd place

Junior Conner Hall and freshman Landon Kolodziej-2nd doubles-1st place

Sophomore Trevor Marshall and freshman-3rd doubles-Tim Minnema-1st place

Freshmen Spencer Smith and Cole Harms-4th doubles-1st place.

The team traveled to Cadillac on Aug. 17 to compete in the Cadillac Invitational. Zeeland East and Alpena schools were also there. The team finished 2nd in the tournament with 2017 state finalists Zeeland East taking first place. 

Red Hawks that placed were:

2nd singles Caleb Fisk- 2nd place

3rd singles Ethan Plummer-2nd place

1st doubles Gabe Serek & Easton Lynch-2nd place

2nd doubles Conner Hall & Landon Kolodziej-2nd place

Great job to all the boys. 

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Tennis ends season with conference and regionals

Senior Ethan Brown

Senior Ethan Brown

Senior Blake Fisher

Senior Blake Fisher

Leading to the end of the Red Hawks boys tennis season was the conference meet on Saturday, October 3.

“As is the traditional weather situation, the winds were gusting and wind chills were in the 30’s. Great tennis weather!” remarked Coach Katie Unsworth.

The team’s conference record going in to the tournament was 4-4-1, and they were tied with Northview for 3rd place. “Despite the weather conditions, the boys were able to get in some decent matches but at the end of the day, finished 5th overall, due to some upset matches with Greenville,” said Unsworth.  First singles Blake Fisk received the all-conference award for the Red Hawks team. Taking first and second in the conference meet were Forest Hills Northern and Forest Hills Eastern.

The final tournament of the varsity boys tennis season was the regional tournament held in Big Rapids on Thursday, October 8.

A 2015 regional realignment made the idea of going to state an actual achievable goal for the Red Hawks!” noted Unsworth. “Competition included:  Petoskey, Cadillac, Bay City John Glen, Clio, Goodrich and Fremont. It was an exciting day of tennis with six out of seven flights advancing to the second round. The #1 Doubles team Dylan Kolasa and Jared Liggett managed to upset the number two seed Clio in an epic two set battle. The two players had brought their ‘A’ game and took out the competition from Clio but unfortunately succumbed to the superior skills of Petoskey in the final round. Kolasa and Liggett took second place overall in the #1 doubles flight. Way to go guys. All of the boys played extremely well and, as it turned out, the Red Hawks came in third place.  The top two teams, whom advanced to the state tournament, were Petoskey and Cadillac.”

She said the team would be losing two seniors this year: Blake Fisk and Ethan Brown. “But with eight returning senior players next year, we have our eyes set on State. Thank you guys for an incredible season this year!” added Unsworth.

Their final match record was 7-4-1.

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Red Hawk tennis adds another win 

Red Hawks #3 doubles, Tim Shovan, setting up for a return shot.

Red Hawks #3 doubles, Tim Shovan, setting up for a return shot.

The Cedar Springs Varsity boys tennis team played a home match with Kenowa Hills on Wednesday September 30, which ended in a 5-3 win for the Red Hawks. Winning flights were #1 singles Blake Fisk, #3 singles Drew French, #1 doubles Jared Liggett/Dylan Kolasa, #2 doubles Ethan Brown/Nick Hibbs and #3 doubles Jon Baculy/Tim Shovan. Coach Katie Unsworth commented, “At #1 singles, Blake Fisk fought some tough competition in the first set, but honed in on a strategy in the second set to defeat his opponent 6-4, 6-2.  At #2 Singles, Karsen Dingman had a bigger battle, with his stomach causing him problems, but being the trooper that he is, was able to make somewhat of a comeback in the second set, final score 1-6, 4-6.  Drew French had a not too surprising win again at #3 singles, with a score of 6-1, 6-4. Nice job Drew! 1, 2, and 3 doubles all won their flights. These doubles teams all play some exciting matches and they are fun to watch! Hail to the victors: Dylan Kolasa and Jared Liggett (1 Doubles), Ethan Brown and Nick Hibbs (2 Doubles) and Jonathon Baculy and Timothy Shovan (3 Doubles). At 4 Doubles, Dane Conely and Alex Robinson had an epic battle for the first set but lost the set tie break 7-3.  Even though the score does not reflect it, they had a great match (7-6, 6-1) Way to go Red Hawks!”

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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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