The Rivalry – Dexter vs. Chelsea

Dexter hockey derails Chelsea 2-1 in an emotional regular season matchup By Ryan Lotz When the clock ran out and the buzzer rang, my body electrified. A burst of emotion flushed throughout my veins as I looked over and saw Coach Wink’s eyes start to water. To see a man who constantly chirps you, whos underwent three heart attacks, and who’s tougher than a box of nails shed a tear was truly remarkable. To be honest, I never knew this man could show any signs of emotion, let alone cry. At…

Athletes in the Crowd

A look at some students excelling in their winter sports By Michael Waltz and Kellen Porter Michael Bauman 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…

Athletes in the Crowd

A look into the lives, motivations, and future plans of three star athletes By Jillian Chesney Eva Gaetino is a freshman at DHS. She plays soccer for the Michigan Hawks. Gaetino loves soccer because it’s her outlet from all the craziness going on in her life. She feels that her teammates are the “best people ever.” Her motivation comes from the goal of playing on the full national team (USWNT). This goal pushes her to play and work harder each day. Her coach and teammates also motivate her by continuing…

March Madness’s Sweet 16

Teams to watch out for in this year’s edition of March Madness By: Nick LeBlanc and Alex Strang Madness is in the air.  The sights and sounds of seasons being crushed, top seeds being overly confident in their ability to “win it all”, and lower seed hopefuls quickly ruining said hope is going to become all too familiar. Before jumping into this year’s bracket, it’s important to first remember those whom have fallen in last years season of March Madness and learn from their mistakes.  In memoriam of No. 2…

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…

Athletes in the Crowd

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 Darby Baird: 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…

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”…

Returning to the top

They’ve been sixth in the state for two years running and the mens water polo team hopes to continue the tradition. However, according to Assistant Coach Andrew Leonard, the loss of graduated players and the lack of a big senior class, the team’s position in the state will be more difficult to maintain. Last year, co-captains Max Merriman and Michael Garcia brought the team to states with a win against the higher-ranked Skyline team. This year, the varsity team consisted of seniors, juniors and sophomores; however, there are fewer seniors…