Justin McNulty ‘20: After playoff losses and end of the season tournaments, the fall sports season officially wraps up.  It is now time to transition into the winter sports season.

As fall sports officially wrap up following playoff losses and end of the season tournaments, it’s now time to transition into the winter sports season. The dominant winter sports usually consist of basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling. However, competitive cheer, bowling, dance and swim have all began preparing for their season as well.

Ice Hockey: The boys hockey team kicked off their season with a scrimmage against Detroit Country Day, on Wednesday, November 8. Their first official game took place on November 17 at Suburban-Ice Arena against Lowell High School, the Bulldogs came out on top, winning 6-4. The following day, the Bulldogs defeated the Utica Chieftains 5-3. The teams look to improve upon their 16-11 record on the ice last season.

Basketball: Both boys and girls varsity basketball tip off their season this December. The girls start their season on December 1, taking on the Utica Chieftains at Utica High School. Meanwhile, the boys team plays their first game, December 5 at Oxford High School, where they take on the Wildcats.

Wrestling: The Bulldogs wrestling team opens the season with a scrimmage taking place on November 25. They then host their first home meet on December 6, in a quad meet taking on three other opponents. The Dawgs wrestling team record was 20-17-2 overall this past season and they are individually working towards qualifying for states, which 6 wrestlers qualified for last year.

Swim: The boys swim team dives into the pool for the first time this year on Tuesday, December 12, when they take on the Falcons of Henry Ford High School. That swim meet is then followed up by taking part in the “Warrior Races” hosted by Brother Rice on Saturday December 16.

Competitive Cheer: Sideline cheer has wrapped up with the conclusion of the football season, however, competitive cheer is just starting. The varsity competitive cheer team has their first MAC cheer competition on December 13, with the rest of their season taking place after Christmas break.

Bowling: The boys and girls bowling team hosted tryouts on November 15 and 16 at Summit Lanes in Washington Township. Summit serves as the team’s “home court” for the 2017 season. Both the boys and girls team’s will compete for the first time on December 5 at Sterling Lanes in Cousino.

Dance: The varsity dance team will also be competing throughout the winter. Their first dance competition to took place on November 12, and they wanted to meet their goal of starting of the season strong, in order to qualify for Nationals in February.

Winter sports are now in season, giving several athletes and teams a chance to compete in front of the community.

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