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Former Chiefs player Will Shields visits Winnetonka

Former Chiefs player Will Shields visits Winnetonka

September 28, 2018

Former Kansas City Chiefs football player Will Shields was welcomed to Winnetonka on Sept. 27.  He’s highly recognized in Kansas City, the owner of the 68 Fitness Center and founder of the Will to Succeed foundation. In 2015 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shiel...

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

September 19, 2018

Coach Mike Espinosa achieved his 500th win on Sept. 18. After the volleyball team won Tuesday's game, he was congratulated and awarded with a trophy. He is one of 50 high school coaches in the nation to accomplish this. Photo submitted....

An appetite for strength

An appetite for strength

February 12, 2018

An estimated 45 million Americans make an attempt to eat healthier each year for various reasons according to the Boston Medical Center, but Winnetonka wrestlers diet to keep up with the high physical standards their sport requires of them. Whether they started b...

Diving into state

Diving into state

February 6, 2018

For the first time since 2015, girls’ swim and dive athletes are preparing for the state competition. First year swimmer and diver, junior Eden Viles is currently seated fourth in the state f...

In the fast lane

In the fast lane

January 12, 2018

The girls’ swim team beat four other schools to take first place at their Jan. 9 home meet at the Gladstone Community Center. Just over halfway through the winter season, not only did they take first...

Finding their balance

Finding their balance

January 5, 2018

After winning three out of their first six games, the varsity boys’ basketball team has already tied their previous season record, and they show no sign of slowing down. Now, both athletes and coaches are already looking t...

A cheerful spirit

A cheerful spirit

December 8, 2017

Athlete: Junior Jordan Turcheck Sport: cheerleading Position: main base Involved in: DECCA, FCCLA   Q: How long have you played this sport? A: “I’ve been in it for almost two years now." Q: Do you play any other sports? A: “I do sc...

16 years and counting

16 years and counting

December 1, 2017

Athlete: Cora Daniels Sport: Griffinetes [dance] Position: Dancer Involved in: art club, prom committee, theatre   Q: How long have you played this sport? A: “I joined...

Hitting for a high point

Hitting for a high point

November 24, 2017

Athlete: Maggie Williams Sport: volleyball Position: outside hitter, defensive specialist Involved in: Student Activity Advisory Board member   Q: How long have you played this sport? A: “I started playing on a team when I was in four...

Busy Bee Makenzie

Busy Bee Makenzie

November 7, 2017

Seniors leaving Winnetonka always seem to have the same piece of advice for underclassmen: get involved. Some students listen, but junior Makenzie Jackson has taken this advice to a whole new level. While being involved may mean particpating in one or two clubs to most students, Jackson ...

When dedication wins

When dedication wins

November 6, 2017

Junior Travion Franke’s doctor told him in January that it would take him up to nine months to heal from a anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral meniscus tear in his knee. But just six months later, Travion was on the football field taking hits and helping to score points. Afte...

Looking for a new net

Looking for a new net

November 1, 2017

Bump. Set. Spike. Repeat. For juniors Ashlyn Bunch and Maggie Williams, the grind to get better never stops. Year round, Bunch and Williams play volleyball and now that they are juniors, they are beginning to look twoards their future as athletes. “I’m a ...

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