TONKA NEWS

Boys soccer season ends, players receive postseason awards

Boys soccer season ends, players receive postseason awards

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports

The boys soccer season ended with a closing statement from head soccer coach David Flynn in an email sent out to Winnetonka staff members. "The soccer season has officially ended," he stated.  "Our boys represented our school well on the field, and we impressed the coaches from other teams with ...

Divers place at Blue Division Conference Championship meet

Divers place at Blue Division Conference Championship meet

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports

Swim and dive coach Ian Johnston asks students and staff to congratulate the following divers for their performance at the Blue Division Conference Championship meet: Jackson Knotts, with first Place Conference Champion and a new school record of 424 points Damien Valentine, with third place Auto...

Whatever the cost

Whatever the cost

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports

Having transferred from a small school with only 30 in her graduating class, senior Eden Viles was welcomed onto the softball team her junior year and learned the value of fellowship. Viles felt at home with her new team, but routinely seeing her teammates without proper gear motivated her and her ...

Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Autumn Dewalt, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Fall, Football, Sports

This year on the 2018 Winnetonka football team, positivity rains upon each player, promoting teamwork and a new mindset. A quote, introduced by the new football coaches, has motivated the teams to change. Among the few additions this year, such as new coaches and new players, their motto “Brick by Brick” ...

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School, Sports, Volleyball

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....

Hitting for a high point

Hitting for a high point

Halle Clapham, Contributing writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the week, Fall, Sports, Volleyball

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 fourth grade.” Q: Do you play any othe...

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...

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