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When dedication wins

When dedication wins

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

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. After teari...

Looking for a new net

Looking for a new net

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Volleyball

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 little apprehensive about college becau...

Golfing to a tee

Golfing to a tee

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

After skipping a year of playing golf, this golf season junior Joelle Egeland made it past districts to sectionals at Paradise Pointe The Posse on Oct. 2. “I played my freshman year just to do something,” Egeland said. “I played volleyball my sophomore year, so I didn’t play [golf] at al...

Digging for the cure

Digging for the cure

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Volleyball

The usual routine of bump, set and spike changed to bump, set and support on Oct. 6 when the volleyball team hosted the annual Dig for the Cure match to raise money for breast cancer research. This year, the annual Dig for the Cure volleyball match between the four district high schools - Northtown, Oak Park, Staley and Winnetonka - was hosted by Winnetonka ...

From sidelines to starters

From sidelines to starters

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fall, Football, Sports

Until this year, senior Hayden Weatherman always sat on the sidelines during football games, cheering on the team with the rest of the student body. Now, Weatherman is a starting varsity kicker for the football team. At Jamboree on Aug. 11, starting varsity kicker senior Justin Hansen suffered a Grade...

In the water, your only enemy is the clock

In the water, your only enemy is the clock

Hani Youif, Sports editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The clock starts. Freshman Brennen Johnson dives into the water and takes off down the lane. Johnson flip turns and comes back with a lead time of 27.34. Freshman Ray Guerrero dives into the water right after and comes back around. The clock reads 55.3.  Sophmore James Long goes in. Freshman Sullivan...

Football’s first hit

Football’s first hit

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 15, 2017


Filed under Fall, Football, Photo gallery, Sports

The football team showed improvements in their overall skill and communication according to athletes and coaches at Jamboree, where they played in front of a crowd for the first time this year on Aug. 12 at North Kansas City High School’s District Stadium. Besides the Winnetonka Griffins, Jamb...

Senior Night Football

Senior Night Football

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Fall, Football, Photo gallery, Sports

The senior night and breast cancer awareness football game on Oct. 14 may have ended with a loss, but it was a win to the team and their fans. The football player seniors were recognized as they walked across the field with their families and all players wore helmets. Breast cancer awareness was ...

JV Opening the Season

Asmaret Fissehaye, Writer

September 10, 2016


Filed under Fall, Football, Sports

JV Volleyball Team takes another win, with the first set being 25-13 then the last set ending 25-3 against the Raytown South Cardinals on Sept 8. Although the Cardinals put up a good fight, Griffins came back and fought harder. Sophomore JV player Sarah Hughes is confident with the way they played. “We...

Football Jamboree

Football Jamboree

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

August 12, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

The North Kansas City Schools played against each other in the Annual Football Jamboree on Aug. 12 at the DAC [District Activities Center]. Although the games were practice and scores were not recorded, Winnetonka’s varsity beat Staley 7-0 and JV tied Oak Park and North Kansas City. The team...

Softball is all about that base

Softball is all about that base

Ciara Arena

October 27, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

This year’s junior varsity softball team won their first game in two years. Winnetonka defeated Raytown South by three points leaving the score 11-8 on Aug. 24. Many of the players on the team are noticing the improvement they have made this season. “We’ve improved score wise and ...

Soccer comes to an end

Soccer comes to an end

Jocelin Egeland and Mallery Zion

October 27, 2015


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The boys’ soccer team’s season ended last night when they lost the first district game against Kearney. With numerous losses, the season came to an unexpected end. The team did not anticipate the outcome they had for a majority of their games. Losing the soccer seniors this year will create...

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