Kyle Burke, Hockey, Junior
Kyle Burke (known by his peers as “Fleecy Chain”) is a captain on the hockey team. On November 16 against Huron, Burke recorded three goals and three assists, a career high for the junior.
“I was prepared, zoned in, and focused on the goal,” said Burke adding there was also plenty physicality on the ice. “It was a very physical game; I put three kids in the dirt.”
This was the opening game of Dexter’s home tournament, and “It was a good way to start the tournament; there were a lot of points ferda boys,” Burke said.
Sydney Pnacek, Women's Basketball, Freshman
Even though she’s just a freshman, Sydney Pnacek is turning heads and proving herself as one of Dexter’s most valuable players. In the first game of the season on December 7 against Manchester, she had an impressive performance lead by scoring all 10 of Dexter’s points in the second quarter to keep the Dreads in the game. The points were much needed as the final score was 44-40 with the Dreads on top. She ended the night with a team-high 14 points.
“Obviously, the first game in the entire high school career is really nerve racking, she said. “It puts a lot of pressure on me to live up to those standards.”
Noah Drummond, Wrestling, Freshman
With the departure of many wrestlers to graduation, the Dreads had plenty of weight classes to fill this season. At 125 pounds, Noah Drummond is filling one of those holes. While some freshman would be nervous before becoming a varsity starter Drummond was not.
“I want to say I was nervous, but I really wasn’t,” he said.
This shows that he has been preparing for this for a long time. At the Pinckney Quad Meet on December 5, he went 2-0 with two pins against Catholic Central B team and Annapolis. His pins were much needed, and came in the first periods. It gave the team momentum rolling into the upper weight classes.