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Athletes of the Month

Veltkamp & Klein named Cedar Springs High Schools’ Student Athletes of the Month

Allie Veltkamp

Allie Veltkamp

Senior Allie Veltkamp was named January 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for the Varsity Girls Basketball.

Allie is a 3 sport, 2 year Varisty Basketball player.  Allie also excels in the classroom with a GPA of 3.981 and is a member of NHS.  Allie gives back to the community through participation in the Red Hawk Kids Club.

Coach Taylor comments “Allie has stepped up her game from her Junior year.  She is averaging 12 points per game so far this season.  She continues to be a positive role model for our program and in the community!”

Allie is the daughter of Chris and Ron Veltkamp.


Robert Klein

Robert Klein

Senior Robert Klein was named January 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Boys Varsity Basketball.

Robert is a 3 sport, 2 year Varsity basketball team member and is team co-captain.  Robert also excels in the classroom with a 3.587 GPA and is a regular on the honor roll.  He is also the captain of the Athletic Leadership Council and is a member of the Red Hawks Kids Club.

Coach Patin says” Robert is a great leader for his team; he leads not just in words, but in his actions as well.  He is a great person to be around, and it is a joy to coach him.”

Robert is the son of Jim and Maribeth Klein.

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Lady Red Hawks get a win at Coopersville

#22 Allie Veltkamp driving hard to the basket

#33 Tiffany Karger driving hard in for a layup

Cedar Springs girls’ varsity traveled to Coopersville Tuesday night to play the Broncos. Cedar pulled out the victory win 35 to 33.

The Red Hawks got off to a quick start taking an early lead 13 to 7 at the end of the first quarter. The Broncos stepped up their defensive pressure in the second quarter holding Cedar to only eight points and hitting a buzzer beater at the end of the half to trail 21 to 13.

The third quarter saw some outstanding shooting for the Broncos as they connected on two three pointers and went on a 7 to 1 point run to put themselves right back into the game. Coopersville out scored the Red Hawks 13 to 6 in the period leaving Cedar with only a one point advantage to begin the final stanza.

#34 Rachael Ludtke laying up between two opponents

The contest remained close for the entire fourth quarter, with Cedar Springs maintaining a slim 3 to 5 point margin for most of time. Coopersville continued their hot outside shooting finishing the game at 55 percent from three but Cedar managed some timely defensive stops to hold off the Broncos.

Coach Scott Taylor was pleased with the win, and noted that he knew that Coopersville was a good shooting team from scouting them earlier  this month. “We did contest their shots well but we need to work on the rebounding. At the end of the game we knew that they had fouls to give and would be coming after the ball hard and we take better care of the ball,” he said.

Tiffany Karger led the Red Hawks with 16 points and 8 rebounds. She got help from Rachael Ludtke, who finished with 11 points, Brittany Todd with five, Hannah Wight with two and Allie Veltkamp with one.

Cedar Springs improved their record to 5-­1 and Coopersville slipped to 3-­4.

The team is off until January 3, when they take on Kenowa Hills at home.

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JV Red Hawk girls fall to FHN

JV Red Hawk Shaelyn Fasel driving for the basket.

The Cedar Springs JV Red Hawk girls basketball team hosted Forest Hills Northern on Thursday, January 13.
Cedar Springs started out slow and fell behind early in the first quarter 10-4. Early foul trouble and turnovers really hurt the Red Hawks. They went to the locker room at half time behind 24-14.
The Red Hawks came back in the third quarter scoring 14 points to pull within 6 points and end the quarter 34-28. They worked hard in the fourth quarter but continued foul trouble hurt the comeback effort and the Red hawks fell to the Huskies 43-35.
Allie Veltkamp led the scoring for the Red Hawks. Also contributing to the scoring were Jeanette Sukstas, Sommer VanDyke and Abby VanDusen.
The JV Red Hawks game against Kent City on January 18 was canceled due to a snow day, but they will host Wayland on January 20..

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