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.

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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 all of the motivational posters the girls make for one another.ome may assume swimming is an individual sport, and they’d be right in most cases. But one look at the Dreads and it’s obvious that when one girl swims, the whole team is right there with her, cheering her on.

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Clash of the Ages: Netflix Versus Cable

A major shift in the entertainment industry

By Mitchell Sterlitz

Since its origin in 1948, cable has been the premier source of entertainment for most Americans with a television. What could possibly be more popular than hours and hours of entertainment just a click of a button away, and with only a few advertisements here or there in the programming?

Well, there might actually be an answer to this question, in the form of Netflix and other streaming services. Continue reading “Clash of the Ages: Netflix Versus Cable”

Athletes in the Crowd

A look at a few athletes trying to bounce back from injury for the coming school year

By Jillian Chesney and Mitchell Sterlitz

Stephen Sterlitz: As one of the three captains of the boys water polo team, senior Stephen Sterlitz is “very optimistic about our team this year and I’m excited to be able to play with a great group of guys for my final year as a Dreadnaught.” Sterlitz is a diehard water polo player and has a true passion for the sport, a trait that helped the team finish fifth in the state last season. Continue reading “Athletes in the Crowd”

Teams and Dreams

A quick look at the start of the girls’ volleyball season to come

By Mitchell Sterlitz

The Dexter girls volleyball team is looking formidable going into the 2017 season, and hoping to build on last year’s loss in the first round of districts to Huron.

It was a bitter defeat to be knocked out so early, but the Dreads are using that loss as fuel to burn for this season. The Dreads had hoped to go much farther and make a run in the playoff due to their first place seeding in the SEC white division.  Continue reading “Teams and Dreams”

Teams And Dreams

A quick look at the start of the boys’ water polo season to come.

By Mitchell Sterlitz

The Dexter boys water polo team is hoping for another successful season leading into the 2017-18 year. Last year the Dreads placed fifth in the state, a feat accomplished by its heavy senior class and a couple of talented juniors.

Those juniors, now seniors, have their goals set even higher despite their significantly smaller senior class. The drop from nine seniors to two this year won’t deter these two driven players, however. Seniors Andrew Golin and Stephen Sterlitz are confident about their team’s ability and potential for growth.

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