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Diving Through the Season

Diving Through the Season

Molly Bryant, Staff Member March 11, 2022

This winter season, six swimmers and one diver went to state on Feb. 17 and 18. Rebecca Callaway, math teacher and one of the swim and dive coaches, said that this was one of the best seasons they have...

A Game for All

A Game for All

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes November 15, 2021

By Cheyenne Brown Across the nation, schools host events to raise morale among their student bodies. Winnetonka has a special tradition of its own for this cause. Encouraging the students to work...

Ringing in the New

Ringing in the New

Macy Goetz, Staff Member, Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Yearbook November 15, 2021

By Macy Goetz Pregame of the very first home game in the brand-new Griffin Stadium on Sept. 9, fans filled the stands as Superintendent Dr. Daniel Clemens, Principal Dr. Edward Tate and school board...

Best Of Show

Best Of Show

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes March 20, 2021

Three years have passed since the Griffinettes last performed in a competition while representing Winnetonka High School. Jitters were prancing across the dancers’ skin as they got into a competition...

Suburban Blue All-Conference Selections!

Suburban Blue All-Conference Selections!

Destiny Mattingly December 2, 2020

Congratulations to our Tonka Griffin football team’s 2020 Suburban Blue All-Conference Selections! 1st Team Montre Moore – Runningback Jason Essex – Wide Receiver Joe Thomas – Tight End Hunter...

Sports Through A Pandemic

Sports Through A Pandemic

Isaak Peterson November 24, 2020

Winnetonka 2020 sports is very different from previous years. Rules have changed for the safety of students, staff, and also families of students and staff. These changes proved necessary for sports...

Senior Brennen Johnson Breaks School Swim Records

Senior Brennen Johnson Breaks School Swim Records

Macy Goetz, Staff Member, Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Yearbook November 3, 2020

Over the past weekend, the boys swim and dive team competed in a swim meet against North Kansas City, Staley and Oak Park high schools at Gladstone Community Center. Seniors Brennen Johnson, JJ Greer,...

Griffin Volleyball Takes 2nd Place

Macy Goetz, Staff Member, Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Yearbook November 2, 2020

2010 was the last time the varsity volleyball team won a tournament… until now. On Oct. 29 in the main gym, varsity volleyball competed in the Class 4 District 15 championship game for the first time...

All Out. All Game. All Season

All Out. All Game. All Season

Destiny Mattingly November 1, 2020

Monday October 26th marked the last Junior Varsity Football Game for the 2020-2021 season.  Congratulations to all of the students for a strong season. #EXPECTMORE "Never give up and finish strong,...

Varsity player, senior Dylan Rizer prepares for a home game. Photo by Laurissa Saenz

Stressing safety

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

Over the last few decades, the increasing awareness of sports-related injuries has shaped high school sports, and with recent breakthroughs in understanding concussions and its long-term effects,...

Tonka vs Smithville Football game

Tonka vs Smithville Football game

October 11, 2019

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