Dexter vs. Fowlerville

The Dreads can’t stop Fowlerville’s offense, falling 49-13 in the season opener on August 26 By Nick LeBlanc During the Dreads’ opening drive, a holding call and an illegal man downfield call spoiled a seemingly promising drive.  More mental mistakes came at other inconvenient times during the game, too. The costly mistakes proved too much to overcome as Fowlerville defeated Dexter 49-13. “I think we could’ve done a better job of playing smarter and playing our own game of football,” senior Travon Reid said. The Dreads first scored in the…

Lex Williams: Hometown Hero

Boys Cross Country Coach and 2005 DHS Graduate Represents Dexter at the 2016 Olympic Trials By Alex Strang Many athletes only dream of competing in the Olympics, but Dexter alum Lex Williams actually got a shot to compete for his spot on Team USA. Williams is a long distance runner and ran in the 1500-meter run in Eugene, Oregon, in July in an attempt to qualify for Team USA. Although he did not make the final cut – only the top 3 Americans in each event qualify – he got…

State Championship or Bust?

With a more experienced and talented team than the 2014 Division II title squad, the Dreads have lofty expectations By: Ben Daugherty The whistle blew and the Dexter Varsity Field Hockey team took the field for their first game of the 2016 season. Freshman goalkeeper, Maggie Jones, arrived with something to prove as this was her first game in a Dexter uniform. If I’m thinking about being nervous, then it’s hard to focus on the game and the shots that are coming at me,” Jones said. “…my teammates have made it…

Fall Athletes to Watch

Here are some key athletes of their respective teams who you should keep an eye on this season By Jed Howell Joey Hiser/Football: It’s hard to talk about the last decade of Dexter football without mentioning the Hiser name. Hiser is the youngest of three brothers who have all played for Dexter. Both of his brothers went on to play at the collegiate level. This fall, Hiser is returning to the quarterback position after playing receiver the past three seasons. He played quarterback from the time he started tackle football…

A Disappointing NBA Playoffs

By Riley Gore The 2015-16 season has been a season of change for the NBA. The Golden State Warriors went 73-9, Kobe Bryant played his final NBA season, and new stars are beginning to emerge. Being a big NBA fan (Pistons especially), I had a great time following the NBA season. I thought All-Star weekend was well put together, my two favorite teams had great seasons that weren’t expected, and everything seemed to be shaping up to make a great month of playoffs. I couldn’t be more ready. I bought…

DEXSWIM Strikes Again

The Dexter Men’s Swim and Dive team captures a state title to join the Women’s team as 2015-16 champions By Lizzy Merriman It’s 3:42 p.m. The next three minutes will decide how Dexter leaves the pool: champions, or runner-ups. Bending down to grip the block just seconds before the gun, adrenaline pumps through the veins of everyone in the room. One false move will end you, one negative thought could destroy you. “Take your mark… BEEP!” Suddenly shouts and whistles fill the natatorium. For some, this race completes a swimming…

March Madness 2016

By Nick LeBlanc March is the season for madness.  Especially with teams hitting buzzer beaters to advance to the next round, like Wisconsin and Northern Iowa, or teams completely breaking down to end their journey to the title, also like Northern Iowa. The madness also resides with this year’s upsets, which have created busted brackets and a busted morale.  Just talk to any Michigan State fan. The biggest upset of this year’s March Madness, which I briefly mentioned already, was when No. 2 seed Michigan State lost to No. 15…

3-Sport Athlete: A Rapid Decline

By Nick LeBlanc The years of not caring about grades are over. In turn, the years of three sport athletes are over. Being accepted into college has become so competitive that sports have began taking a back seat. Due to the rigor of many student’s schedules, and the commitment required from playing a sport, students are forced to give up playing sports they love to make sure they get the best grades possible to stay competitive in the hunt for college. Junior Rylee Kim, who used to play three sports…