The Dryden Red and Black

September 21, 2021

Homecoming 2021

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Get ready because this year's Homecoming theme is...Old Hollywood!

This year's Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, October 23.


Varsity Volleyball

by Lily Finnigan

Varsity Volleyball has had a busy week with games. On Tuesday, they went to Owendale-Gagetown to win all three games. Lola Abromaitis ended the game with a total of 17 aces! Becca Weiss also contributed to the team win with 8 aces. Addie Tresnak got a total of 5 kills. Becca Weiss also got 4 kills along with 14 assists.

After winning all of their games on Tuesday, they had a home game on Thursday against Mayville. They started out rough, losing the first game, but going into the next three games, they won the rest giving them the overall win. Lola Abromaitis served 7 aces and also had 10 kills! Addie Tresnak helped the team to victory with 19 kills and 3 blocks! Becca Weiss ended the game with a total of 29 assists!

Great job this past week, and good luck at Genesee and Kingston this week!

Varsity Volleyball Team Roster:

Addie Tresnak

Alaina Penn

Ashley Hickmott

Avery Grondin

Becca Weiss

Emma Raue

Jenna Peters

Joanna Livingston

Lola Abromaitis

Skylar Graham

Coach Jill Grusnick

Varsity Cross Country

by Ava DeVlaminck

On Saturday, the Varsity Cross Country team ran in the Holly Invitational. Aiden Fitchett, a top ten qualifier, ran a time of 18:04 and placed 7th. Next, Jackson Spencer ran 22:36, Noah Hall ran 22:46, and Connor Wolff ran 23:01. Both Matthew Hickmott and Matthew Livingston ran great with times of 26:59 and 33:20. On the girls' side, Audrey Napolitano ran 23:45, Lily Finnigan ran 27:29, and Ava DeVlaminck ran 28:23. Great job to everyone and good luck at Linden this weekend!

Varsity Cross Country Team Roster:

Aiden Fitchett

Audrey Napolitano

Ava DeVlaminck

Connor Wolff

Jackson Spencer

Lily Finnigan

Matthew Hickmott

Matthew Livingston

Noah Hall

Tyler Biggs

Coach Kory Lohrmann

Varsity Football

by Nick Abromaitis

The September 17 game against Cros-Lex was canceled. The Dryden/Imlay City team plays Algonac at home on Friday, September 24.

Varsity Football Team Roster

(Co-Op with Imlay City)

Dryden Athletes:

Jacob Burgess

Jordan West

Coach Brian Tresnak

Junior Varsity Volleyball

by Lily Finnigan

Within the past week, JV Volleyball has had two games, winning the first three sets over Owendale-Gagetown. They had a lot of great serves in this game, and that came with a lot of aces. Lily Finnigan helped the team with 10 aces as well as Sophia Peter with 9! Olivia Stickler also took a big part in the win with a total of 5 assists. Lily Finnigan also contributed to the win with 5 kills.

After winning the first game, they had to get ready for their home game vs. Mayville. These games were tougher for the team, but they still pulled through, winning all three games! Isabella Weier helped the team to a win with a total of 6 aces! Both Ava DeVlaminck and Mackenzie Theobald got 4 kills each! Olivia Stickler helped the team with 8 assists as well as Isabella Weier with 6.

Junior Varsity Volleyball Team Roster:

Aubrie Ledford

Ava DeVlaminck

Isabella Weier

Jade Insley

Jaylynn Delmotte

Kiera Miller

Kierstyn Stankevich

Lily Finnigan

Madison Maday

Makenzie Theobald

Mikayla Fleming

Monica Kucharski

Olivia Stickler

Sophia Peter

Coach Chris Schenkel

Junior High Volleyball

by Audrey Napolitano

Dryden’s Junior High Volleyball team played an amazing first game of the season in Deckerville on Monday. Dryden’s combined 7th and 8th grade team played a total of 6 sets against Deckerville’s 7th and 8th grade teams. Dryden’s first match against Deckerville’s seventh grade team started with the first set ending with 25-12. The second set’s score was 25-23. The girls' third set of the first match ended with 15-8. Brianna Snavely served 13 in a row in the first set and nine in a row in the third set. The second match was against Deckerville’s eighth grade team, the first set ended with 26-24. The second set ended with 25-20. The third set of the second and last match of the game ended with 15-12 points. The Junior High Volleyball team is currently undefeated with a season score of 1-0 so far. Great job, girls!

Junior High Volleyball Roster:

Kaitlynn Knuth

Chloe DeLoy

Brianna Snavely

Raghan Delong

Mckinley Gammon

Karley Phillips

Nevaeh Beiser

Coach Stacey Town

Junior High Cross Country

by Ava DeVlaminck

This past week, Nick Abromaitis and Levi Fitchett ran in the Holly Invitational. They both ran well and are eager to run this coming Saturday in Linden.

Junior High Cross Country Team Roster:

Nick Abromaitis

Levi Fitchett

Coach Kory Lohrmann

Who's Hungry?

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 21

JV/Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Genesee - Bus @ 4:45 pm, JV @ 6:00 pm, Varsity @ 7:30 pm

Boys Basketball Open Gym - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ High School Gym

Wednesday, September 22


7/8 Grade Footballl vs Algonac - Bus @ 3:15 pm, 7/8 @ Algonac, game at 4:30 pm

Pick Up Mums - Dryden High School Parking Lot

Dryden Elementary Virtual Curriculum Night - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Athletic Boosters Meeting - Virtual - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Boys Basketball Open Gym - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ High School Gym

Thursday, September 23

JV Football @ Algonac - Bus @ 4:00 pm, JV game @ 6:00 pm

JV/Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Kingston - Bus @ 4:30 pm, JV @ 6:00 pm, Varsity @ 7:30 pm

Boys Basketball Open Gym - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ High School Gym

Friday, September 24

Speaker Senior Seminar U-M Flint - 7:25 AM to 8:30 AM

Varsity Football vs Algonac - Varsity football @ Imlay City vs Algonac, game at 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 25

Junior High Cross Country @ Linden Classic - Time TBD, meet @ Linden Classic

Varsity Cross Country @ Linden Classic - Time TBD, Linden Classic

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Random Student Spotlight

Kai Grabowski

by Lily Finnigan

Kai is a sixth grader who has been at Dryden for almost 8 years. As an advanced student, he currently spends his day at the high school taking 7th grade classes. Kai plays in the Dryden Junior High band at Dryden. Outside of school, Kai enjoys playing sports with his little brother and playing the piano. Kai says his favorite thing about Dryden is that everybody is so nice, and he is looking forward to graduating from the elementary school. He plans on going to college to get a master's degree in engineering and then going into the Air Force to become an astronaut. Kai would like us to know that he loves playing piano and other instruments such as the guitar, trumpet, and drums.

Emma Raue

by Lily Finnigan

Emma is a junior who has been attending Dryden since kindergarten. She plays on the Varsity Volleyball team at Dryden, but in her free time, she enjoys drawing and painting, playing video games, and watching anime. Emma’s favorite thing about Dryden is the art classes. After high school, Emma plans on attending college to pursue her dream career of being either a Graphic Designer or a Private Investigator.

It Starts In Dryden

Alumni: We need you!

Let's celebrate our #proudcardinal alumni!

We're looking for Dryden graduates of any and all years to feature on our social media pages. Fill out the form here:

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Riddle of the Week

Every week a different riddle will be posted in the paper for you to solve. When you think you have the correct answer, submit it to us using the feedback doc at the bottom of that week's issue, along with your name. The first person to submit the correct answer will be given a shoutout in the following week's issue. The answer to the previous riddle and shoutout can be found under each week's new riddle.

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Last week's riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Answer: Footsteps

Winner: Mrs. Marta

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The Team

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Nick Abromaitis - Reporter

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Audrey Napolitano - Reporter

Quote Of The Week

“Life is like riding a bike, to keep it balanced, you have to keep moving.”

-Albert Einstein

Joke of the Week

Why do we tell actors to “break a leg”?

Because every play has a cast.


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