‘WE ARE’ Dreadnaught Basketball

Women’s varsity basketball team looks to relive 2013 run to the Breslin Center By Caden Koenig & Lizzy Merriman In 2013, the women’s varsity basketball team fought their way to the Breslin Center in East Lansing to compete in the state’s Final Four. It has been three years since this accomplishment and the Dreads have continued to be a formidable squad. This season, Dexter has an impressive 18-1 record, turning the typical far-fetched goal of state championship into a realistic possibility. Since freshman year, current seniors have made it a personal goal to go…

Curling Club founders make most of obscure sport, hope to leave lasting legacy at DHS

By Riley Gore & Conor Van Dusen Curling has an interesting history. The peculiar sport was initially conceived in medieval Scotland, and has only been an Olympic Winter Sport since 1998. Curling’s obscurity and uniqueness has enabled it to develop a sort of cult following, particularly in Canada and Scandinavian countries. The distinct nature of Curling is also what inspired a group of inventive students to create the Dexter High School Curling Club (DHSCC). “To me, curling is a very unique sport,” said Seth Greenfield, one of the founders of…

Competitive Cheer

Dreads record a season-high score at Gibralter Carlson District, excited for future of the sport By Jesse Linton For the first time in Dexter High School history there is a competitive cheerleading team. Competitive cheer is a sport that is often over- looked, and although some may say that it looks easy, participants disagree. “The variation of cheer is a lot more intense and takes way more dedication, commitment, and tireless hours of practice,” sophomore Emily O’Keefe said.

Mens baseball optimistic even after loss of key players

The men’s varsity baseball team is coming off a season which saw them go 19-17. The team has several returning players, but also has five players who are new to the team. Head Coach Don Little said he thinks this year’s team doesn’t have as much experience as last year’s, but they make it up in speed and pitching. “Last year’s team had more experience and had some very smart baseball players,” Little said. “This year’s team is younger and lacks the experience, but we have better speed. And I…

Winter athletes, coaches look back on seasons

Ice hockey, wrestling, swim/dive, and men’s and women’s basketball teams are hanging up their uni’s after closing out their seasons. Hockey Ice hockey finished the regular season 14-11 and lost to Chelsea 3-2 in its first playoff game to end its playoff run.  The team will lose seniors such as captains Ben Grover, Bryan Tuzinowski and Tristan Rojeck, key components to the squad’s success this season according to Coach Brian Sipotz who sang the team’s praises. “Heading into the season, we had some very high hopes for this team,” Sipotz…

Evacuate the dance floor

Junior Spencer Vollmers was waiting in the hallway for his cue.  As the dance team started their routine during halftime, Vollmers several of his male classmates ran out to join them. “I was nervous,”  Vollmers said.  “I couldn’t  breathe for about half of it.” This stress was the result of Vollmers and 15 other junior and senior men joining  the all-female dance team during halftime of the Valentine’s Day men’s basketball game between Dexter and Ypsilanti. This idea was the brainchild of dance coach Erin Shaver, who said she jumped…

Sports rituals help bring teams together

When would wearing ragged socks that haven’t been washed in a decade be socially acceptable? If said socks were first worn when your sports team won the championship according to junior volleyball player Joie Graves. There are few other events that bring about such superstitions, rituals and traditions more than sports. Because competing is superstitious business, athletes and fans alike will do whatever it takes to get the win, including getting tattoos … of the temporary kind. “For districts, the volleyball team brought Avengers and biker gang temporary tattoos,” Graves…