TONKA NEWS

An appetite for strength

An appetite for strength

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

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 before or at the beginning of the...

Diving into state

Diving into state

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

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 for dive. Viles, who was previously a gymnast, transferred to Winnetonka at the beginning of the 2017-2018...

In the fast lane

In the fast lane

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

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 place overall, but they also won multiple individual and relay events including the 200-yard medl...

Finding their balance

Finding their balance

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

January 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 towards the end of the season with the hopes of becoming conference champio...

A cheerful spirit

A cheerful spirit

Halle Clapham, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the week, Sports

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 school cheer here, and I also do a...

16 years and counting

16 years and counting

Halle Clapham, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the week, Sports

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 this year, so since April. I’ve danced for 15 years, this will be my 16th year of dance.” Q: Do you ...

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...

Busy Bee Makenzie

Busy Bee Makenzie

Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

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 is invo...

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 ...

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