Baseball sits at .500 despite playing in frigid temps

The Dexter Men’s baseball team is 2-2 over its first four games, braving the rough weather and surviving four or five cancellations. In the season opener on April 5, Dexter split a doubleheader at Canton. The Dreads lost the first game 9-1 before winning the second game 8-2. “In the first game, we just couldn’t hit or field at all,” junior infielder David Kreske said. “In the second game, we jumped on them early and got two runs quick and just continued from there.” On Tuesday, Dexter split a doubleheader…

Dreadbots

Balance is key for the Dexter Robotics Club Not many students in Dexter High School know much about the robotics club, nor do they realize the effort the team puts into building robots for competitions. Most schools have their own team, with roughly 3000 teams nationally. Michigan is extremely competitive in the field of robotics, mainly due to the sheer amount of teams in the state: 422. That’s one-sixth of all the national teams in a single state. To stay competitive in this league, it’s a serious grind.

Three-peat

What a surprise? Dreadnaughts are good in the water (again) What’s better than going back-to-back in the state championships?  Going back-to-back-to-back. Just ask the Men’s Swim and Dive team. The Dreadnaughts won the state competition for the third year in a row on March 10, increasing their Division II championship total to five. Dexter finished the meet with a score of 241.5, beating second-place Rochester Adams by 21.5 points

Men’s Swim and Dive Wins SECs

Dexter dominating at the SECs meet By Mitchell Sterlitz The Dexter Men’s Swim and Dive team took part in the SEC swim meet this past weekend and blew every team out of the water, which is fitting because they’re the Dreadnaughts. It was an extremely successful weekend, with swimmers like Luke Sayler, Michael Baumann, and Sam Krahn making state cuts in their events.

Shamrock Shakes

Are they a sham, or do they rock? By mitchell Sterlitz Shamrock Shakes are a seasonal beverage offered at McDonald’s, and, like any other subject on the planet, have more than one side to their story. According to an employee, the Zeeb Road McDonald’s will start selling Shamrock Shakes at the end of this month and they are available until St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, the holiday that inspired them. 

Vape Life

What you need to know about e-cigs in student life By Mitchell sterlitz “I vape whenever I feel like it, because it’s fun to do. I do it both socially and alone, it doesn’t really matter to me, but I prefer doing it when I’m with other people. Sometimes, depending on my mood, I’ll use some juice with higher nicotine content to give me a little buzz.” These are the words from a junior who provided an insight into the Dexter High School subculture of vaping. The use of e-cigarettes,…

Fall Sports Recap

The first wave of Dexter athletics are coming to a close, and every team sure made the most of it By Mitchell Sterlitz and kellen porter Volleyball There were high hopes for the volleyball team coming into this season with the talented junior and senior class. The team was led by junior Taylor Venuto and senior Alexa Bell, two strong role models for the volleyball program. Throughout the season, the team was dominant in tournaments and regular season games, finishing with an overall record of 33-12. “We played hard until…

Shield Road is Open for Business

The traffic flow leading to Dexter High School is now a lot more efficient By mitchell sterlitz Shield Road has been a pain in most high school students’ lives ever since it closed down for maintenance in the spring of the last school year. Originally, the road was supposed to undergo construction over summer for bridgework and repavement. It was said to be open by mid October. Shockingly, the actual date of the road being open was way off. It opened almost thirty days later. The road crew took a…

Growing Pains

A look at freshmen growing into their high school lives By Mitchell Sterlitz Everyone’s gone through it at least once. The unfortunate few, a couple of times. Most people can agree that freshman year of high school is usually an ugly duckling phase. Transitioning from being the big fish at the middle school pond to bottom feeders clinging to the walls in high school, just hoping to make it to their sophomore year.

Fall Sports Update

A broad look into the world of fall sports By  Kellen Porter, MITCHELL STERLITZ, & Mike Waltz Women’s Swim and Dive Dexter women’s swim and dive team has started off strong this year, promising another year of dominance. They have shown a lot of potential and are working on continuing to build their legacy. “Our goal is to aim for 20 straight years of winning SECs” said sophomore Elizabeth Merz when asked about the district swim meet. Merz also says the team chemistry is “really great”, which is manifested in…