Thursday, April 4, 2013
Clarence Arrington, Dunedin's first two-time state wrestling champion, was honored, along with three teammates for their athletic and academic achievements.
Clarence Arrington is the first two-time state champion in Dunedin wrestling history. And he holds a 3.62 GPA. Arrington, a Dunedin High senior, was honored by city commissioners, along with three of his other district champion teammates, for their athletic and academic achievements on March 21. "I tell you what's impressive about these young men," said Mayor Dave Eggers, "they seem to be champions in the school room too." Last year, Arrington and Kyle Goodnow became the second and third state champion, respectively, in Dunedin wrestling history by capturing their weight classes. Dunedin High's first state champion wrestler earned his title in 1975. Eggers also recognized the following Falcons wrestlers: "Our kids are earning those kind …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Next season, the Dunedin High varsity squad will sport new helmets with Old English lettering and the school's tartan.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Dunedin High football program unveiled a new helmet design this week. From Topher Noun, a coach with the program: The helmet color is flat black and logo is Old English script D, with a center stripe inspired by the school's tartan, paying homage to the school's and city's Scottish heritage. This is just another step in Head Football Coach Max Smith's outstanding efforts to bring new energy to Dunedin High's football team. "We're all trying to build a new spirit and community involvement at Dunedin HS football," Noun said in an email. In the spirit of involvement, the high school also invited the community to help celebrate the school's 50-year anniversary last year. The old helmets were red with white face masks, and a logo modeled …
Monday, August 22, 2011
A pep rally greets first-day bus arrivals to mark the 50th anniversary of Dunedin High School.
The sky was still dark. But everybody who was anybody was at Dunedin High School on Monday morning. Community members, alumni, many city and county officials — including embattled Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Julie Janssen — and Dunedin High cheerleaders, band members and football players all lined Pinehurst Road to usher the first buses into the school's 50th anniversary year. Spirited students were decked out in school colors, jerseys or Falcons swag. Officials and school personnel wore commemorative polos. Many waved "welcome back" signs, and the band elevated the crowd to pep rally energy starting at 6:30 a.m. "Welcome back to school!" faculty members yelled as the first bus turned into the parking lot. Television camera …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Go pro or to go to college?
Recent New York Mets draft pick Casey Turgeon graduated as one of the best baseball players in Dunedin High School history. The 18-year-old shortstop has a scholarship to play as a Gator at the University of Florida next season, and with his recent selection in the MLB draft, he faces a decision every high school baseball player wishes they had — go pro or go to college? “He is the greatest player that I’ve ever coached," said Head Coach Tom Hilbert. "He leaves DHS with five school records and a state championship ring.” Turgeon is the Falcons career leader in hits (132), runs (157), walks (133), times on base (293) and innings played (745). He was a part of the 2008 5A State Championship team and helped the team maintain its status as a …
Friday, May 27, 2011
New head football coach Max Smith has a simple approach to the game.
The sound of the Highlander Band drum section thumping, the cracking of helmets and pads and blowing of whistles pervaded the Dunedin High School football stadium on a recent May day. New head football coach Max Smith has a simple approach to the game. If you win every day in practice, then you’re going to win the game on Friday. Smith, 26, was hoping that duplicating the adrenalin-tickling ambiance of a regular season game for the recent spring inter-squad would entice more students to come out for the team. The inter-squad looked sharp for spring — no bad snaps or fumbles, a few dropped passes, but nothing to be too concerned about. Soon-to-be senior Anthony Diviney looked comfortable in the pocket and decisive when it was time to …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Kyle Goodnow considers qualifying for states a career highlight.
Name and age: Kyle Goodnow, 17 Sport: Dunedin High School wrestling Class: Junior Weight class: 160 pounds Key to awesomeness: Kyle Goodnow is one of four Dunedin High School wrestlers who qualified for state final competition in Lakeland on Feb. 18 and 19. Goodnow placed third in the region. When did you start wrestling? “Freshman year after I quit football. I pretty much didn’t like [football]. Wrestling was [more] individual.” What’s your favorite part of the sport? “Putting in hard work and it paying off. A lot of the kids in the state have been wrestling since they were little. I’ve been wrestling since freshman year and I’m keeping in close match with them.” What do you consider your career highlight? “Making it to states.” What’s …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Dunedin High School's boys varsity soccer team faces an intimidating season, but the squad holds a lot of youth and talent.
Heart & hustle. That's what Dunedin High School's boys varsity soccer team is all about this year. It will be an uphill battle for the Falcons. Coach David Rowe lost his entire starting backfield after last year's graduation ceremony, and Pinellas County is already a very competitive region for boys soccer. Pair that with the fact that Dunedin's enrollment is down. They could be in the next smaller division. Rowe also wages an ongoing battle with youth soccer clubs. Their seasons overlap, and players often must choose between club sports and school athletics. Considering all of this and Dunedin's competition - powerhouses like Seminole and Countryside - this season is nothing short of intimidating. Still, Coach Rowe remains undaunted. He …