What a surprise? Dreadnaughts are good in the water (again)
What’s better than going back-to-back in the state championships?
Just ask the Men’s Swim and Dive team.
The Dreadnaughts won the state competition for the third year in a row on March 10, increasing their Division II championship total to five. Dexter finished the meet with a score of 241.5, beating second-place Rochester Adams by 21.5 points
On March 14, students around the United States took a stand about school safety and the value of student lives.
DHS students headed out of the school’s front doors after second hour with signs and chalk to express their views on gun reform, school security, and changing the country’s system. The walkout mainly involved listening to student speeches given by seniors Marin Waddington and Joe Ramey and inscribing messages on the sidewalk in front of the school.
To protect and monitor the students during the walkout, there were teachers lined near the school’s entrance and buses blocking every road entrance.
“To me, it means that we get to see all of the people who believe that we need to have a change in what’s happening in schools, and people that believe it’s really bad that this is still happening, even in 2018,” sophomore Katie Schroeder said. “I hope that it’ll show that people really care about this and that a lot of people want to see this change, and hopefully it’ll make people more inclined to make a decision to change this.”
The Dexter men’s basketball team beat Pinckney yesterday 72-53. This win put Dexter into the second round of districts to face Huron on Wednesday night at Skyline high school. Dexter came out of the gate fast with relentless scoring and lockdown defense. The Pinckney Pirates never stood a chance; the Dreads controlled every single quarter. On the win, sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said, “It’s one step closer to our goal . I’m glad we were able to get the win.” Dexter will look to win against Huron to advance to the district championship.
Dexter took on Chelsea in the pre-regional finals. The game got off to an intense start with both teams battling hard to get an edge to score the first goal. Chelsea would be the first to strike, scoring just after the halfway point in the first period. The score would stay 1-0 until the Bulldogs scored again in the second period, putting them up by two. The Dreads fought hard to get back in the game, but a late goal from Chelsea would put the game away, thus ending the Dreads season. The Dreads would finish their year with a 17-9 record.
The Lady Dreads shock Huron in the district opener
By Jillian Chesney
On Monday, the women’s basketball team took home a great win against Huron, 41-36.
Huron went through their entire season with a 19-1 record and they were ranked 5th in the state. The Lady Dreads came out of nowhere and surprised everyone.
Dexter entered the third quarter ahead by just one point in a seesaw game. Towards the end of the game, the score was still close.
Junior Sammi Corcoran had the most points in the game with 15, including a pair of 3-pointers late that turned a 34-32 deficit into a 38-34 lead. After Corcoran sank a pair of free throws to make it 40-36 a couple minutes left, freshman Kylee Niswonger finalized the scoring by making a free throw with four seconds left in the game.
What’s next: Dexter takes on Ann Arbor Skyline in the district semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pioneer High School.