Athletes in the Crowd

From the best of the best, these freshmen have excelled on varsity teams

By Bailey Welshans

 

Rachel Dunklee– Dance

Since Rachel was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Rachel’s biggest accomplishments is going to National’s with her dance studio, Dancer’s edge, last year. She is an excellent student, keeping her grades up, and turning assignments in on time. Being one of two Freshman on the Varsity Dance team, Rachel has a lot to live up to. However, it doesn’t seem to faze her.

“She does a very good job of learning routines quickly, and hitting all of the steps correctly,” says Senior dancer Evelyn Hawley. It looks like Rachel has a bright future here at DHS, and in dance!

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Porter’s College Football Playoff Top 10

By Kellen Porter

In 1950 the AP poll was created to determine the rankings of the top 25 college football teams in the nation.The AP poll stands for the Associated Press poll. The way the poll works is because writers from around the country vote for who should be the number one team in the nation.

For the team that gets the most votes they become the number one team in the country the amount of votes each team gets from the associated press determines their place in the rankings. But there is one major problem with the Associated Press ranking teams in college football. The people in the company are loyal to their alma mater, resulting in their judgement being slightly biased and not accurate to rank the top 25 teams in the nation.

Therefore, since I have not gone to college yet and have no bias, I will give my honest opinion and rank the top 5 teams in college football. Continue reading “Porter’s College Football Playoff Top 10”

Club Sport Struggles

The difference between school and club sports is unfair

By JIllian Chesney

Here at Dexter High School, there are many sports that are not recognized by the school, and subsequently are categorized as club sports. Field hockey, lacrosse, freshmen baseball, water polo, and equestrian are the club sports at DHS. These sports are only given a varstiy letter if they meet the set requirements. Continue reading “Club Sport Struggles”

Fall Sports Update

A broad look into the world of fall sports

By  Kellen Porter, MITCHELL STERLITZ, & Mike Waltz

 

Women’s Swim and Dive

Dexter women’s swim and dive team has started off strong this year, promising another year of dominance. They have shown a lot of potential and are working on continuing to build their legacy.

“Our goal is to aim for 20 straight years of winning SECs” said sophomore Elizabeth Merz when asked about the district swim meet.

Merz also says the team chemistry is “really great”, which is manifested in all of the motivational posters the girls make for one another.ome may assume swimming is an individual sport, and they’d be right in most cases. But one look at the Dreads and it’s obvious that when one girl swims, the whole team is right there with her, cheering her on.

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Dexter Soccer Flies by Lincoln in Another Shutout

The Dexter men’s soccer team continues their season long winning streak with a victory over Lincoln.

By Michael Waltz

The first play of the game, Dexter’s Alex Doletzky, passes across the field for a shot by senior Daniel Higgins that was stopped by the Lincoln Goaltender. Moments later Dexter senior Ryan Sanders layed up a corner kick for a header by senior Cole Herrald putting the Dreads up by one goal, four minutes into the first half.

Senior Daniel Higgins looking for the pass across.  Photographer – Michael Waltz

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A Double Loss

Dexter water polo loses their game against Skyline and a key player

By Heather Brouwer

With three seconds left in the game, the boys’ varsity water polo team had time to make one more play in its game against Ann Arbor Skyline. Freshman Sam Sterlitz got the ball at half pool and made a quick pass over to senior Drew Golin, who flicked it over to junior Grisha Griffiths who was right in front of the goal. Griffiths proceeded to shoot and score right before the buzzer ended the game.

Junior Grisha Griffiths (#6) scores the final goal in the game against Skyline.

This final goal was unable to win the Dreads the game, as the final score was 16-5. Continue reading “A Double Loss”