High school student athletes who have committed to competing beyond high schoolTop of Page
Lucus Pienton commits to Davenport UniversityTop of Page
Congratulations to Lucus Pienton who made his college athletic commitment on May 1 to continue his wrestling career at Davenport University.
Lucus has been a standout on the mat, and the gridiron, for Red Hawks the last four years. Lucus 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. "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. Lucus will be joining former Red Hawk teammate Jordan Ringler on the Panther wrestling squad next year.
Congratulations to Dawson Wood who made his college athletic commitment on May 1 to continue his basketball career at Aquinas College.
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,” said Wood after signing.
Dawson is the son of Tracy and Shane Wood.
Ryan Ringler commits to Central Michigan UniversityTop of Page
On Thursday, November 29, Ryan Ringler made his college selection. In front of numerous family, friends, staff and coaches in the CSHS gymnasium, the suspense ended as Ryan announced he would be attending Central Michigan University next fall on a wrestling scholarship. Ryan officially signed his Division 1 National Letter of Intent at the ceremony.
Ryan, the defending state champion at 171 pounds, as well as a two-time all-state football player is excited about his future at CMU. “Central is a great fit for me, it’s a top level Division 1 program and I know many of the current wrestlers, and have a great relationship with the coach,” said Ryan.
Ryan is pictured here with his Cedar Springs wrestling coach Nick Emery.
On November 1, Cedar Springs had their first student-athlete of the year make their college commitment official with Brighton Miller, signing to play collegiate basketball at Aquinas College.
Brighton is pictured at her signing ceremony with her mom Christine, and her father and coach, Brandon. Also attending Brighton's signing ceremony were numerous family members, friends, administrators, staff, teammates and coaches, including the Aquinas College Basketball staff. Head Coach Nash, from Aquinas College says, "We are extremely excited to have Brighton as part of our women's basketball program at Aquinas College. Brighton is an outstanding student-athlete. Her work ethic and knowledge of the game will be a huge asset to our program."
Brighton is a multi-sport standout athlete for Cedar, and she has especially shined on the hardwood for the Red Hawks since her Freshman year. Brighton is excited about the commitment, and says, "Aquinas just felt like a good fit for me. I like the location, and I am just excited to be able to keep playing at the next level beyond High School. I am extremely thankful to my Mom and Dad for their support, and giving me this opportunity."
Brighton and the Red Hawks will begin preparing for their coming season next Monday, November 12. With Brighton leading the way, it should be an exciting season for the Lady Red Hawks.