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.” 

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.

Dexter Advances to District Title

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter women’s basketball team beat the Skyline Eagles 41-25 yesterday, which will advance them to the district finals. Dexter was lead to an incredible underdog victory by Kylie Cabana with 17 points and Kylie Nicewonger with 11 points. This victory was unexpected, but it landed the Lady Dreads a surprising placement in the district championship.

What’s next: The Lady Dreads will play 7 p.m. Friday against Pioneer for the district title. 

Dexter overcomes deficit to beat Lenawee in overtime

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Lenawee Christian Cougars last night. Dexter’s record improves to 14-5, and Lenawee’s drops to 14-3. Even though Dexter won the game, they were down most of it, as Lenawee was very consistent from behind the arch. However, thanks to DHS senior Brady Rosen’s 36 point 11 rebound performance, the Dreads were able to pull out the victory in overtime. When asked about the game, Brady Rosen said, “I’m glad we were able to pull out the victory and put or team back in the right direction.” Dexter will look to finish the season strong against Pioneer at home on senior night.  

Dexter falls to Adrian 44-42

The Dexter men’s basketball team came out weak against Adrian on Monday. The Dreads scored just three points in the first quarter en route to a 44-42 loss to the Maples.

Dexter was able to fight back, however, to a two-point deficit by halftime. Dexter took its first lead in the third quarter with scrappy defense and constant inside scoring. But with an ankle injury to senior point guard Drew Bishop late in the game, Dexter was not able to create a comfortable lead.

Adrian closed the game with a bank-in three in the waning seconds for the win.

“We let them hang around,” sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said. “We were the better team and we let them win the game.”

What’s next: Dexter will look to get a win in the final home game of the regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Ann Arbor Pioneer.

Ypsilanti beats Dexter for SEC Crown

by kellen porter

The Dexter boys basketball team lost to the Ypsilanti Golden Grizzlies 65-50 on Tuesday night. The win bumps Ypsilanti’s record to 16-1 while Dexter falls to 11-6. The only loss the Grizzlies have is a loss to Dexter earlier this season.

Tuesday’s game wasn’t just any regular season game; it was for the SEC Championship. This was Dexter’s first chance at a league title since 2003.

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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 chemistry by bringing hard work and determination to the pool, and a fun personality out of the pool.

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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” and “emotional.” He enjoyed his time playing football, but wishes there had been more players that came out each year.

Claire Ketzner, Cross Country

Inspired by her friend Dani Waidley, Claire Ketzner decided to run cross country. Ketzner quickly made her way onto varsity, crediting soccer for keeping her in shape and giving her a solid starting point for the cross country season. Eventually, she worked her way into the top spot on the team. At regionals, Ketzner was the lone qualifier for the state meet finishing 15th with an impressive time of19:15.6. At the state meet, Ketzner ran a 20:23.5, finishing151st out of 244 competitors. “It was fun, but it didn’t go quite as planned. I didn’t run as fast as I wanted to.”

Drew Bishop, Basketball

“I was super excited to be able to make an impact on our team.” Last season Drew Bishop was one of two underclassmen on the varsity basketball team. He received a generous amount of playing time, and will get even more time on the court this season. His goals include winning both the SEC title and districts. Bishop also hopes to win at least 15 games this winter. Look for Bishop to have an impressive second season on the court.

Sammi Corcoran, Basketball

 “Intimidated, yet honored.” As a lone freshman on varsity, Sammi Corcoran quickly found out that she had a lot to learn. She was joining a group of girls who were very close and very skilled, but this didn’t stop her. Corcoran credits her success in her sophomore season to the girls she played with her freshman year. She learned how to be more confident on the court and how to trust her teammates. In Corcoran’s third varsity season, she hopes to win the SEC title and defeat Chelsea.

‘WE ARE’ Dreadnaught Basketball

Women’s varsity basketball team looks to relive 2013 run to the Breslin Center
By Caden Koenig & Lizzy Merriman

In 2013, the women’s varsity basketball team fought their way to the Breslin Center in East Lansing to compete in the state’s Final Four.

It has been three years since this accomplishment and the Dreads have continued to be a formidable squad. This season, Dexter has an impressive 18-1 record, turning the typical far-fetched goal of state championship into a realistic possibility.

Since freshman year, current seniors have made it a personal goal to go back to the Breslin Center. Being on that final four team, senior guard Taylor Olson knows what it takes to get back.

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