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.

Women’s Lacrosse Whips Tecumseh

The Dexter Women’s Lacrosse team remained undefeated by beating beat Tecumseh 15-4 on Wednesday. The deciding factor of the game was speed, and the Dreads controlled the pace of the game all 60 minutes.

They were in Tecumseh’s defensive end practically the entire game, meaning they were on offense for a majority of the game and had a lot of scoring opportunities.

Up Next: Dexter (2-0) plays the Huron River Rats at 7 p.m. Friday at Al Ritt Field.

Madden Mobile God

How this high school sophomore became a micro-transaction mogul 

By ryan lotz

 When Madden Mobile, the most publicized football application was released in the App store last August, sophomore Simon Kim saw a big opportunity, an opportunity that changed virtual in-store coins into real stacks of cash. Kim tediously studied the infrastructure of the game and developed a masterful plan to exploit its system. 

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The Rivalry – Dexter vs. Chelsea

Dexter hockey derails Chelsea 2-1 in an emotional regular season matchup

By Ryan Lotz

When the clock ran out and the buzzer rang, my body electrified. A burst of emotion flushed throughout my veins as I looked over and saw Coach Wink’s eyes start to water. To see a man who constantly chirps you, whos underwent three heart attacks, and who’s tougher than a box of nails shed a tear was truly remarkable. To be honest, I never knew this man could show any signs of emotion, let alone cry. At this moment, I knew it was real; however, it felt incomplete due to a recent Chelsea tragedy. 

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Our View: Handing teachers guns creates a scenario where nobody wins

By the squall staff
How quickly the tables can turn… illustrated by Elaina Dunn

It is a sad reality that what was once shocking and nauseating has now, after multiple occurrences, become accepted as the new normal.  Eliciting thoughts and prayers to the point where the very words have become cliché and treated cynically by the public, mass shootings are as frequent and readily forgotten as Nicolas Cage B-movies. After years of inaction, it appears gun manufacturers and groups like the NRA have become the true boogeymen of Washington, with congressmen sweating in their ill-fitting suits whenever hearsay of gun control is uttered in close enough proximity. Continue reading “Our View: Handing teachers guns creates a scenario where nobody wins”

4-H Happens

How animals, leadership, discipline, and fun, come together to build DHS students into the next generation of 4-Her’s.

By Bailey Welshans

While DHS isn’t widely known for having a lot of students involved in agriculture anymore, its roots continue to run deep. If there is a student who is very interested in animals or crops, they are most likely involved in a program called 4-H. Many believe that 4-H is just for showing animals, but that isn’t true at all.

Youth involved in 4-H do activities such as sewing, painting, photography, archery, woodworking, gardening, leadership activities, and so much more. If you have an interest in it, 4-H has a category for it. That is the great thing about 4-H — kids from different backgrounds and with different interests, come together to do what they love. Continue reading “4-H Happens”

News Briefs

The biggest local, national, and international news stories that happened over the past few months

By Finn Bell

DHS to receive new Drinking Fountains and Faucets

Dexter High School is going to be receiving new drinking fountains and faucets over the summer as part of the latest bond. Superintendent Timmis announced this in a tweet on February 27, alongside an image of the new drinking fountains. They will be a combination of a drinking fountain and water bottle refiller. This is welcome news, as DHS currently has very few working faucets and drinking fountains, which is a real nuisance for teachers and students alike.

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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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