Dexter Women’s Water Polo Seeding Tournament

Last weekend the Dexter women’s water polo team competed in the District 4 Seeding Tournament at Saline High School. Their first game was on Friday the 27th and they played against Walled Lake. The Dreads won this game with a score of  17-3. The next day the Dreads played Ann Arbor Huron and lost with a score of 5-11. Later in the day, Dexter competed against the Skyline eagles and suffered a tough loss of 2-12. This brought their record to 8 wins and 10 losses. “We put up a tough fight, but we just weren’t really on our game Saturday,” said junior Allison Wyka, one of the team’s main scorers. Dexter will next face Ann Arbor Pioneer tonight at home for another seeding game.

Dexter Women’s Water Polo Suffers a Loss to Pioneer

On May 3rd, The Dexter Women’s Water Polo team competed against Ann Arbor Pioneer at home. The Dreads put up a good fight, but they ended up losing to Pioneer with a score of 6-7 in a District seeding game. This brought the Dread’s record to 8 wins and 11 losses. “It was a really close game, we just couldn’t pull out the win,” said senior Hannah Quist. The team will next face off against Birmingham Seaholm at home next Tuesday. This will not be a district seeding game.

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 against Bedford. The Dreads took the opening game 2-0 but lost the second game 8-6.

“[Ryan Schoch] threw a lot of strikes and kept the ball down in the zone in the first game,” Kreske said. “They didn’t get many hits. In the second game, we just didn’t do well pitching-wise. They got a bunch of dinkers and we had a bunch of errors. We gave it to them.”

Up Next: The Dreads have a doubleheader against Milford tonight beginning at 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer outscores Lincoln and Chelsea by a combined score of 14-0

In the beginning of the week, the Dexter women’s soccer team played Lincoln. They won the first half by a mercy by scoring 8 goals – the other team scored zero. It was clear who was the better team, considering they only played one half. The girls stayed on their level and didn’t drop to the level of the other team.

On Wednesday, the Dreads played Chelsea, Dexter’s biggest rival. Dexter scored early in the game, which made they energetic — their morale was high. Through great teamwork, the girls beat Chelsea 6-0. Senior Sammy Corcoran had a hat trick, scoring half of the goals.

Next Up: Dexter (2-0) hosts Tecumseh at noon on Saturday.

Dexter Water Polo Falls to Saline

One day after beating Lake Orion on Tuesday in a sloppy game 7-6, the Dexter women’s water polo team lost to the Saline Hornets 11-4 at the Saline pool. Junior Allison Wyka led the Dreadnaughts with two goals, but the Hornets were the stronger team. The Dreads also committed a season-high 20 turnovers in the game.

Up Next: Dexter (6-6) takes part in the East Lansing Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Dexter opens with a 4 p.m. game against Mason.

Athletes in the Crowd

With the winter season coming to a close, Dexter’s spring athletes are prepared and ready to represent their school.

By Stephen Sterlitz
Photo by Stephen Sterlitz

Senior Skylar Waddington (Women’s Lacrosse): Skylar Waddington and her fellow seniors have some big shoes to fill, but are ready to overcome any challenges that may come their way. Waddington has been preparing for her last season as a Dreadnaught by practicing with A2 Lax and going to open gyms to keep her skills sharp. Waddington and her sisters plan to lead the team with confidence. She also has high hopes to inspire her fellow teammates to step up and contribute. Her goals this season involve beating Pioneer, and getting further in the playoffs. A few rivals the Lady Dreads face are Skyline and Huron. “It would feel good to beat them,” Waddington said. “We played in the past and lost, and I have friends on the teams.”

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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 halfpipe to score his third Olympic gold medal. The U.S. women’s Hockey team beat longtime rival Canada in an overtime shootout to win gold, ending a 20-year medal drought. The biggest shocker of the Olympics was the first ever gold for the U.S. Men’s Curling team after beating top-ranked Sweden. Although this wasn’t one of the best Olympic Games for the U.S, it definitely had its fair share of memorable moments.

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Dexter bounced from playoffs by Huron

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter men’s basketball team season ended yesterday, falling to the Huron River Rats 43-28. It was a tough loss for the Dreads, as hard as they tried to get stops on defense they were not able to make a shot.

“I feel bad for the seniors,” sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said. “It was a tough loss, but we will be back next year.” 

VIDEO: Brady Rosen hits 3/4-court game-winning shot for Dreads

By Joe Ramey & KELLEN PORTER

The boys’ basketball defeated Pioneer on Thursday thanks to some last-second heroics from senior Brady Rosen.

The Dread’s went up early with some quick 3-pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but the Pioneers’ Drew Lauder led his team back to take the lead late in the fourth.

With time running out  Brady Rosen grabbed the rebound and chucked up a three-quarter court shot at the end of the fourth for the win giving the Dread’s a much-needed boost heading into districts.

“Before I was thinking how we need to get a defensive stop and worst-case scenario put it in overtime,” Rosen said. “[After the heave], I was like, ‘wow, this shout could actually go in… like it’s got a good path.

“After [it went in], I was just in shock that I actually made that shot and we won off of that.”

What’s next:  Dexter will look to get a win in the first round of districts against the Pinckney Pirates at 7 p.m. Monday at Skyline High School.

Dexter Wins it at the Buzzer

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Ann Arbor pioneers 56-53 yesterday after a miraculous half court buzzer beater by Brady Rosen. This game was special for the Dreads, as it was senior night, making it important to get a victory in their last game at home for the seniors. The Dreads went up early with some quick three pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but Pioneer’s Drew Lauder led the Pioneers back to take the lead late in the fourth. With time running out,  Rosen grabbed the rebound and chucked up the half court shot at the end of the fourth for the win giving the Dreads a much needed boost heading into districts. On the win, sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said “I’m glad we were able to pull it out. It’s a good chemistry builder before districts.” Dexter will look to get a win in the first round of districts against the Pinckney Pirates on Monday at 7:00 pm at Skyline high school.