The Dryden Red and Black

April 6, 2021


Varsity Baseball/Softball

by Miya Wolff

As quickly as the winter sports season came to a close, the varsity softball and baseball teams took to the fields to get as much practice in as they could before their first games. Practices began the week of basketball districts, letting no time go to waste. With the start of the season coming so late, the Cardinals will only have a couple of weeks' worth of practice before their first game of the season this Friday. Both the baseball and softball teams will be heading to Bentley on April 9th for their season opener.

It's still not too late to join the teams! If you are interested in playing varsity baseball or softball, contact Mrs. Brinker or talk to the coaches!

Good luck this season, Cardinals!

Varsity Basketball

by Lily Finnigan

The Dryden Varsity Boys Basketball team had a great season! In their last away game, Dryden lost 71-43 to Cardinal Mooney. "We picked the wrong time to have our worst game of the season," commented Coach DelCampo. "We did not execute at all on offense and we had defensive breakdowns. However, give Cardinal Mooney credit. They are a well-coached athletic team and played very well."

Jack Kaplan scored 23 points; Nate Schenkel, 9; Merrick Maris, 5; Josh Schornak, 3; Dylan Ledford, 2; and Jacob Burgess, 1.

DelCampo went on to say, "It was a special season for our team. We won the league and improved all season. It's a shame it had to end this way. This is a great group of seniors that should be proud of what they accomplished."

Varsity Girls Soccer

The Dryden/Imlay City Co-op Varsity Girls Soccer team officially starts their season today with a match against Yale.

Dryden junior Jenna Peters is anticipating great teamwork this season. "I am looking forward to helping others learn and grow throughout the season," Peters said.

This season may have its challenges, Skylar Graham, a Dryden sophomore, knows. She said, "This year I am excited to play. Even if we wear our masks, we are making the best of it." Freshman Audrey Napolitano agreed. "I am excited to finally be able to play in games after the whole COVID outbreak," Napolitano commented. "We all lost seasons and opportunities to play our sports, so I'm glad to be on the team and play," she added.

Juniors Ashley Hickmott and Joanna Livingston, sophomore Jessica Peters, and senior Alexis Schuhrke round out the Dryden additions to the co-op team. Good luck this season!

Junior High Track

by Ava DeVlaminck

Junior High Track is coming up! Their first meet is Wednesday, April 21, which is a quad at Dryden. They will be practicing every day coming up to that, too. In total, the team has 8 meets, so it should make for quite an interesting season!

Junior High Baseball

This season will see an addition to our spring sports teams! There will be a 7th & 8th grade baseball team. Details are still in the works, so watch this space for additional information!
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 6

Girls Soccer vs Yale - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 7


Staff Meeting - High School - 2:35 PM to 3:35 PM

Thursday, April 8

LEAF Deposit Day - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Dryden Elementary School)

CANCELLED - Varsity Baseball @ BCAS - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CANCELLED - Varsity Softball @ BCAS - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Goodrich - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Bus departs at 3:30 pm)

Friday, April 9

Varsity Baseball @ Bentley - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:45 pm)

Varsity Softball @ Bentley - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:45 pm)

CANCELLED - Varsity Track - Quad @ Kingston - 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Girls Soccer vs Marlette - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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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.

Today’s riddle: What’s black when you get it, red when you use it, and white when you’re all through with it?

Last issue’s riddle: I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, and I can be bought. I can be painted, or left bare. I can be round, or square. What am I?

Answer: A fingernail

Last issue’s winner: Michele Spencer

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The Team

Miya Wolff - Head Editor

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Nick Abromaitis - Reporter

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Quote Of The Week

"A positive philosophy turns into a positive attitude, which turns into positive actions, which turns into positive results, which turns into a positive lifestyle. A positive life."

- Jeff Olson

Joke of the Week

Why can't you play poker on the African Savanna?

There are too many cheetahs.


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