Dexter Water Polo Falls to Saline

One day after beating Lake Orion on Tuesday in a sloppy game 7-6, the Dexter women’s water polo team lost to the Saline Hornets 11-4 at the Saline pool. Junior Allison Wyka led the Dreadnaughts with two goals, but the Hornets were the stronger team. The Dreads also committed a season-high 20 turnovers in the game.

Up Next: Dexter (6-6) takes part in the East Lansing Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Dexter opens with a 4 p.m. game against Mason.

Athletes in the Crowd

With the winter season coming to a close, Dexter’s spring athletes are prepared and ready to represent their school.

By Stephen Sterlitz
Photo by Stephen Sterlitz

Senior Skylar Waddington (Women’s Lacrosse): Skylar Waddington and her fellow seniors have some big shoes to fill, but are ready to overcome any challenges that may come their way. Waddington has been preparing for her last season as a Dreadnaught by practicing with A2 Lax and going to open gyms to keep her skills sharp. Waddington and her sisters plan to lead the team with confidence. She also has high hopes to inspire her fellow teammates to step up and contribute. Her goals this season involve beating Pioneer, and getting further in the playoffs. A few rivals the Lady Dreads face are Skyline and Huron. “It would feel good to beat them,” Waddington said. “We played in the past and lost, and I have friends on the teams.”

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National Sports Briefs

Top headlines from the sports world in the past month

By Michael Waltz

Winter Olympics Results

As the 23rd Winter Olympic games have come to an end, there are many amazing moments to look back on. The U.S. finished the competition with 23 medals which put them in 4th place behind Canada (29), Germany (31), and Norway (39). In women’s snowboarding halfpipe, 17-year-old Chloe Kim took home the gold for the U.S.A. after landing back-to-back 1080s, a first in women’s Olympic history. Shaun White pulled off an amazing run in halfpipe to score his third Olympic gold medal. The U.S. women’s Hockey team beat longtime rival Canada in an overtime shootout to win gold, ending a 20-year medal drought. The biggest shocker of the Olympics was the first ever gold for the U.S. Men’s Curling team after beating top-ranked Sweden. Although this wasn’t one of the best Olympic Games for the U.S, it definitely had its fair share of memorable moments.

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Dexter bounced from playoffs by Huron

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter men’s basketball team season ended yesterday, falling to the Huron River Rats 43-28. It was a tough loss for the Dreads, as hard as they tried to get stops on defense they were not able to make a shot.

“I feel bad for the seniors,” sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said. “It was a tough loss, but we will be back next year.” 

VIDEO: Brady Rosen hits 3/4-court game-winning shot for Dreads

By Joe Ramey & KELLEN PORTER

The boys’ basketball defeated Pioneer on Thursday thanks to some last-second heroics from senior Brady Rosen.

The Dread’s went up early with some quick 3-pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but the Pioneers’ Drew Lauder led his team back to take the lead late in the fourth.

With time running out  Brady Rosen grabbed the rebound and chucked up a three-quarter court shot at the end of the fourth for the win giving the Dread’s a much-needed boost heading into districts.

“Before I was thinking how we need to get a defensive stop and worst-case scenario put it in overtime,” Rosen said. “[After the heave], I was like, ‘wow, this shout could actually go in… like it’s got a good path.

“After [it went in], I was just in shock that I actually made that shot and we won off of that.”

What’s next:  Dexter will look to get a win in the first round of districts against the Pinckney Pirates at 7 p.m. Monday at Skyline High School.

Dexter Wins it at the Buzzer

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Ann Arbor pioneers 56-53 yesterday after a miraculous half court buzzer beater by Brady Rosen. This game was special for the Dreads, as it was senior night, making it important to get a victory in their last game at home for the seniors. The Dreads went up early with some quick three pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but Pioneer’s Drew Lauder led the Pioneers back to take the lead late in the fourth. With time running out,  Rosen grabbed the rebound and chucked up the half court shot at the end of the fourth for the win giving the Dreads a much needed boost heading into districts. On the win, sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said “I’m glad we were able to pull it out. It’s a good chemistry builder before districts.” Dexter will look to get a win in the first round of districts against the Pinckney Pirates on Monday at 7:00 pm at Skyline high school.

Dexter Advances to District Title

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter women’s basketball team beat the Skyline Eagles 41-25 yesterday, which will advance them to the district finals. Dexter was lead to an incredible underdog victory by Kylie Cabana with 17 points and Kylie Nicewonger with 11 points. This victory was unexpected, but it landed the Lady Dreads a surprising placement in the district championship.

What’s next: The Lady Dreads will play 7 p.m. Friday against Pioneer for the district title. 

Dexter overcomes deficit to beat Lenawee in overtime

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Lenawee Christian Cougars last night. Dexter’s record improves to 14-5, and Lenawee’s drops to 14-3. Even though Dexter won the game, they were down most of it, as Lenawee was very consistent from behind the arch. However, thanks to DHS senior Brady Rosen’s 36 point 11 rebound performance, the Dreads were able to pull out the victory in overtime. When asked about the game, Brady Rosen said, “I’m glad we were able to pull out the victory and put or team back in the right direction.” Dexter will look to finish the season strong against Pioneer at home on senior night.  

Dexter falls to Adrian 44-42

The Dexter men’s basketball team came out weak against Adrian on Monday. The Dreads scored just three points in the first quarter en route to a 44-42 loss to the Maples.

Dexter was able to fight back, however, to a two-point deficit by halftime. Dexter took its first lead in the third quarter with scrappy defense and constant inside scoring. But with an ankle injury to senior point guard Drew Bishop late in the game, Dexter was not able to create a comfortable lead.

Adrian closed the game with a bank-in three in the waning seconds for the win.

“We let them hang around,” sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said. “We were the better team and we let them win the game.”

What’s next: Dexter will look to get a win in the final home game of the regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Ann Arbor Pioneer.