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Pienton and Wood sign to play college athletics

Lucus Pienton and Dawson Wood both made their college athletic commitments on May 1 at Cedar Springs High School.  

Lucas Pienton signed to wrestle for Davenport University.

Pictured with families and coaches, Pienton has signed to continue his wrestling career at Davenport University.  Meanwhile, Dawson Wood will be continuing his basketball career at Aquinas College next year.

Pienton has been a standout on both the mat and the gridiron for the Red Hawks the last four years. He has been an all-state athlete in multiple sports and earned numerous athletic accolades in addition to finishing in third place at the MHSAA Wrestling Championships four times.  

Dawson Wood signed to play basketball at Aquinas College. 

“I am excited about my future at Davenport University, and I want to thank all my family and friends who helped make this day possible,” said Pienton.  

He will be joining former Red Hawk teammate Jordan Ringler on the Panther wrestling squad next year.

Dawson Wood has been a varsity standout on the hardwood the past three years for the Red Hawks. An All-Conference selection, Dawson has developed into a great leader and potent offensive threat. “I’m extremely excited to be an Aquinas Saint, and to develop as a person and basketball player while also forming new friendships and memories that I’ll have forever,” he said after signing.

Numerous coaches, teammates and staff were in attendance for the signings. Lucus is the son of Julie and David Pienton.  Dawson is the son of Tracy and Shane Wood.

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Karger signs to play college basketball

Cedar Springs Senior Tiffany Karger committed to play college basketball for Concordia University—Ann Arbor on Thursday, April 19. Concordia plays in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Tiffany will be studying pre-med with a major in Physical Therapy. She played four years of varsity girls basketball for the Red Hawks. In 2010 she was honorable mention in the OK-Blue Conference, and in both 2011 and 2012 she made the All-Conference Team, Advance All-Area North 1st Team, and was a Grand Rapids Press All-Area Honorable Mention.

Tiffany averaged 16.1 points per game, 34.1 percent 3-points, 7.86 rebounds and 72.7 percent free throws.

Her senior year she led the OK-Blue Conference in points (338), 3-point shots made (29) and free throws made (101).

Cedar Springs has had only had five other girls that have gone on to play at the college level and completed their four years of playing college basketball.

Class of 1997 - Autumn Mattson (Waite)  – Lake Superior State University

Class of 1998 – Katie Trolla (Wolfe) – Oakland University

Class of 2001 – Jennifer Booth (Rausch) – Davenport

Class of 2005 – Marissa Anderson (Walker) – Calvin

Class of 2007 – Elyse Schlump – Concordia


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