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Wrestling team grasps for medals

Wrestling team grasps for medals

Asmaret Fissehaye, Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

The wrestling team does not just want to qualify for state tournaments but they want to bring back medals this season to show for their accomplishments. “We have a few new teams and competitions new to our schedule this year,” head wrestling coach Ryan Lowry said. “We will be hosting three home...

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...

Cheerleading tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts

Ciara Arena, Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tryouts for the new cheer season are right around the corner. Many girls believe they must be working hard to be fully prepared. “To prepare for tryouts I’m stretching a lot to improve my jumps and refreshing on movements and the fight song,” junior Zoe Goss said. One of the numerous ways...

6 spring sports to look forward to

6 spring sports to look forward to

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring, Weekly List

1. Baseball “I am ready to see the young men back on the field, playing the game I love to coach. I want this season to be special and would love to see as many fans as possible,” Coach Heath Lay said. Students should look forward to enjoying the wonderful spring weather at the outside diamonds...

Pack the House

Pack the House

Ciara Arena, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

Intensity in the Pack the House boy’s varsity basketball game on Feb. 19 was at an all time high. The crowd and the student section were very supportive and cheerful. “It [the crowd] helped a lot! We need a crowd like that every time, after every made shot, steal or foul on them the crowd goes...

Girls swim JV conference

Girls swim JV conference

Angela Sluder, Writer and photographer

January 31, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

  On Thursday 28, 2016 Blue Springs hosted the JV girls swim and dive conference. Winnetonka had a total of four girls go to the JV conference. The first event the girls swam in was the 200 Medley Relay. Unfortunately, the swimmers disqualified when the third swimmer left the block too e...

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

December 24, 2015


Filed under News, School, Sports, Winter

On the morning of December 23, the wrestling team began construction, after 10 hours of work and countless pieces of plywood they had finished building a sub-floor. A sub-floor works as a shock absorber so that there is more between the wrestlers and the concrete. Before this project there was little...

Double the dedication

James Palmer and Rachel Adamson

December 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

As seniors Deenia McMiller and Perry Randle put in 15 hours at basketball practice every week, they are reminded that each day is an opportunity to improve. McMiller has grown with a basketball background, which helped mold the passion she has today. “My mom’s love for basketball...

KC becomes royal

KC becomes royal

Hayden Weatherman, Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Local, National, Royals, Sports, World

The Kansas City Royals are World Series champions after defeating the New York Mets, four to one, in a seven game series. Kansas City broke their 30-year World Series championship losing streak. Kansas City was 18 games above .500 with a record of 52-34 at the All Star break. After the break...

Game Five of the World Series

Game Five of the World Series

November 2, 2015


Filed under Royals, Sports

Inning 1 Lorenzo Cain got on base with a single, then stole a base to advance to second base. Matt Harvey then retired the inning to keep the Royals in check. Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run to start the inning getting the Mets the lead. 1-0 New York Inning 2 Mike Moustakas reached on first after ...

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