BREAKING: Phil Jacobs Named DHS Football Coach

BREAKING: Phil Jacobs Named DHS Football Coach

Jacobs comes to DHS from Siena Heights University By Joe Ramey With no usurp needed, Dexter’s former varsity football coach Garrett Chapel (who held the job for 22 days), resigned, calling for a new search to begin and a new spot to be filled. Within a month of his resignation, the spot has been filled and it been filled heftily. Phil Jacobs, a former varsity coach at Adrian High School and current outside linebackers coach at Siena Heights, was named head coach on Thursday. Jacobs plans to make an appearance next…

Sport Specialization

Sport Specialization

Playing only one sport might not give you the athletic performance you are hoping to have By Alex Strang Many athletes only play one sport in their later years of high school, but if they want to take their athletics to the next level, that might not be the best option. It also causes overuse injuries because your body is not supposed to do the same movements all year long. There are many reasons athletes choose to specialize. Some athletes feel pressured to excel at one sport and to put all…

Coach Koenig Resigns

Coach Koenig Resigns

After four years as the varsity football coach, Ken Koenig was asked to resign due to poor on-field results. By Nick LeBlanc Assistant Principal Ken Koenig was forced to resign after going 1-35 in four seasons as Head Coach of the Dexter varsity football team. Superintendent Chris Timmis, Principal Kit Moran, and Athletics Director Mike Bavineau all were involved with the decision to have Koenig resign. “We all have jobs to do,” Bavineau said. “We have to try to do what was in the best interest of the football program…

Athletes in the Crowd

Athletes in the Crowd

A look back at some memorable fall athletes along with a pair of winter athletes to keep an eye on. By Jed Howell Travon Reid, Football  Fan favorite and four-year Dexter football veteran, Travon Reid touched the field for the last time this fall. His cardboard cutout will no longer fly over the student section on Friday nights. Reid was a two-year starter on varsity both his junior and senior year, and he contributed to the team as an offensive and defensive lineman. Reid described his final game as “relieving”…

Stand Up

Stand Up

Instead of attempting to make a real difference in the world, many professional athletes are protesting during the National Anthem There are certain things that you sit down for: watching television, eating dinner, doing homework, driving a car, but the national anthem shouldn’t be one of them. Usually the announcer will say something along the lines of “please rise as we honor our country with the playing of the national anthem, gentlemen please remove your caps,” and most Americans will stand and act accordingly. In August, San Francisco 49ers back-up…

Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

A quick overview of some of Dexter’s primary fall sports as the season winds down By Nick LeBlanc and Alex Strang Football This season, the Dreads have shown improvement through six games.  What has been the constant downfall of the team is the lack of personnel, which has caused players to get tired as the games have progressed.  The Dreads still have a positive outlook despite the 0-6 record: “Every week before a game we try and put together quality practices,” senior Seamus McCurren said. “We had a good week…

Fall Athletes to Watch

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…

New concussion regulations impact athletes

New concussion regulations impact athletes

Cam Winston went in for tackle against Fowlerville on Aug. 29.  After the play, a Fowlerville player hit Winston in the head, and Winston fell to the ground.  He laid there unconscious and knocked out for several minutes with a concussion. “I felt confused and dizzy and had to remember what happened,” Winston said. Concussions like the one Winston received can result in severe long term effects on a teen’s brain and affect their everyday life. The Michigan Sports Concussion law enacted on June 30 requires all high school personnel…