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…

Lex Williams: Hometown Hero

Boys Cross Country Coach and 2005 DHS Graduate Represents Dexter at the 2016 Olympic Trials By Alex Strang Many athletes only dream of competing in the Olympics, but Dexter alum Lex Williams actually got a shot to compete for his spot on Team USA. Williams is a long distance runner and ran in the 1500-meter run in Eugene, Oregon, in July in an attempt to qualify for Team USA. Although he did not make the final cut – only the top 3 Americans in each event qualify – he got…