With the winter season coming to a close, Dexter’s spring athletes are prepared and ready to represent their school.
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.”
Nearing the postseason, here is a close look into some Dreadnaught athletes and their hard work
By Stephen Sterlitz
Rosen is no stranger to the varsity basketball environment, contributing to the team since his sophomore year. The Dexter men’s basketball team is currently 8-4, a superb record only half way into the season. Rosen is a big contributor to his team’s success with 12 points and 8 rebounds a game. Rosen hopes to pursue a college basketball career in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) at the Division III level. On Thursday, Rosen received his first official college offer from Defiance College, a D3 school in Ohio. The team’s goal this year is to win the Southeastern Conference White Division. “It would be the first time in a long time,” Rosen said. “It would feel great.”Continue reading “Issue 5 AITC”
A look at some students excelling in their winter sports
By Michael Waltz and Kellen Porter
Coming into the swim season, freshman Michael Bauman had no idea the amount of dedication he would have to put into the team. But he is still getting used to things and is preparing to do well in the beginning of the season.
Bauman has been swimming for eight years. Bauman first started swimming in DCAC because it was interesting “But most importantly to meet chicks”.
Bauman has added to the team chemistry by bringing hard work and determination to the pool, and a fun personality out of the pool.
From the best of the best, these freshmen have excelled on varsity teams
By Bailey Welshans
Rachel Dunklee – Dance
Since Rachel Dunklee was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Dunklee’s biggest accomplishments is going to National’s with her dance studio, Dancer’s edge, last year. She is an excellent student, keeping her grades up, and turning assignments in on time. Being one of two freshmen on the varsity dance team, Dunklee has a lot to live up to. However, it doesn’t seem to faze her.
“She does a very good job of learning routines quickly, and hitting all of the steps correctly,” senior dancer Evelyn Hawley said.
A preview of a few spring athletes to watch as well as a look back at the distinguished career of a winter wrestler
By Caden Koenig
As a senior captain, Baird expects a solid season coming from the lady Dreadnaughts. “I see my team winning about 75 percent of our games if we take this season seriously,” Baird said. This is her fifth year playing lacrosse and she plans to continue on in college. “I plan on impacting the team by being a captain and making sure we keep our sportsmanship during our games whether or not they are hard or easy.”
Entering his final season as a baseball player, senior Matt Sinelli will be an impact player for this upcoming season. Sinelli is a utility player, which is a big key to why he is such a valued player on the team this season. Last year, the baseball team won the SEC and was one of the top 10 teams in the state. Sinelli, being a part of this, is now able to step up as an experienced leader to help continue Dexter baseball’s consistently winning seasons. “We will all have to do our part, but there is no doubt that we can win the SEC again,” he said.