Team 8 Takes on 2017

Dexter Field Hockey’s Team 8 is on the Road to States

By Jillian Chesney

Dexter’s 2017 field hockey team is one like no other.

This team is coached by Trish Mackemer, and is assisted by Keely Tamer, Maggie Olson, and Amy Binder. All of the coaches played in college and have great experience to share. The team is the smallest it’s ever been and is made up of mostly underclassman. In total, there are only 30 players, meaning the Dreads have just enough players to make two teams along with some subs.

Dexter field hockey refers to their team in numbers; this year is Team 8.

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Dreads Soccer Blanks Pinckney 4-0

Senior Ryan Sanders scores twice as Dexter improves to 11-0-1 on the season

By Michael Waltz

Dexter had complete control of its game against Pinckney from the kickoff.

Just a few minutes into Tuesday’s game, intense pressure on the Pinckney defense lead to a corner kick for Dreads’ senior Ryan Sanders. This ultimately lead to the first goal of the game by senior Cole Harrell knocking it in after a scramble out front. Continue reading “Dreads Soccer Blanks Pinckney 4-0”

Athletes in the Crowd

A look at a few athletes trying to bounce back from injury for the coming school year

By Jillian Chesney and Mitchell Sterlitz

Stephen Sterlitz: As one of the three captains of the boys water polo team, senior Stephen Sterlitz is “very optimistic about our team this year and I’m excited to be able to play with a great group of guys for my final year as a Dreadnaught.” Sterlitz is a diehard water polo player and has a true passion for the sport, a trait that helped the team finish fifth in the state last season. Continue reading “Athletes in the Crowd”

Teams and Dreams

A quick look at the start of the girls’ volleyball season to come

By Mitchell Sterlitz

The Dexter girls volleyball team is looking formidable going into the 2017 season, and hoping to build on last year’s loss in the first round of districts to Huron.

It was a bitter defeat to be knocked out so early, but the Dreads are using that loss as fuel to burn for this season. The Dreads had hoped to go much farther and make a run in the playoff due to their first place seeding in the SEC white division.  Continue reading “Teams and Dreams”

Teams And Dreams

A quick look at the start of the boys’ water polo season to come.

By Mitchell Sterlitz

The Dexter boys water polo team is hoping for another successful season leading into the 2017-18 year. Last year the Dreads placed fifth in the state, a feat accomplished by its heavy senior class and a couple of talented juniors.

Those juniors, now seniors, have their goals set even higher despite their significantly smaller senior class. The drop from nine seniors to two this year won’t deter these two driven players, however. Seniors Andrew Golin and Stephen Sterlitz are confident about their team’s ability and potential for growth.

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Adrian 41, Dexter 14

A late Adrian push seals loss in competitive contest

By Kellen Porter

Dexter faced Adrian in its season opener this year. Hopes were high as there was a new coach in town and returning stars from last year’s team.

But going up against Adrian was no easy task as the Maples’ high-powered run game has proven extremely difficult for Dexter to stop in recent years. The reason Adrian’s running game is so effective? The team has strong running backs that pick defenses apart with shiftiness and field vision.

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The New Dexter Football

Coach Phil Jacobs adds a new found life to the Dexter football program

By Jacoby Haley

Same old Dexter Football strikes again? So, you may think.

Even though the Dreads suffered another loss – the program’s 33rd straight defeat – there were a few major bright spots featured in the opening game, a 41-14 loss to Adrian, of a revamped program.

There were highlights on both sides of the ball for Dexter, a vast improvement from years past.

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Dexter Athletes Tackle the Next Level

More than a dozen Dexter athletes are playing sports in college. Here is a sneak peek of 12 Dreads who are taking their talents to the next level.

by Squall staff

Senior Tony Seidl, after excelling on the hardwood at DHS, is taking his basketball talents to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  After his four years, he has one memory that stands out from the rest.  “One thing that I will always remember is the buzzer-beater three that I made to win the game on senior night,” he said. “Having people rush the court is something I will never forget.”

Ryan Clements started wrestling in seventh grade in which he continued throughout his time at DHS. Clements will be attending Muskegon Community College where he’s eager to continue his career as a wrestler. Clements said one of the memories he’ll never forget was being the final match dictating the winner of the duel and of course winning for the team. “Making it to States and going to the Palace [this year] was pretty exciting,” Clements said.

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