TONKA NEWS

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...

Wrestling to state

Wrestling to state

February 23, 2017

Senior Tyler Stults went to the wrestling state competition on Feb. 16 in Columbia, MO., making him the first state qualifier for head coach Ryan Lowry. Stults won second place at the district wres...

Swimming for a win

Swimming for a win

February 5, 2017

    On Feb. 4 the girls’ varsity swim team took fourth place at conference hosted at the Gladstone Community Center. According to senior Suzanna Zimmerman, conference is the most im...

Griffinettes Get the Gold

Griffinettes Get the Gold

January 30, 2017

  On Jan. 21 the Griffinettes varsity dance team won first place for their mixed routine at regionals. “It was intimidating because we were in front of all the parents and coaches and judges,”...

Where the fundraising money goes

Where the fundraising money goes

December 21, 2016

Each winter sport team has come up with different methods to fundraise in order to provide money for improvements. The girls swim team raises the majority of its money by hosting an invitational swim...

Tumbling into second

Tumbling into second

December 16, 2016

Due to the cheer team’s determination and hard work, they were able to place runner-up at the state competition on Nov. 5 at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. From cheering at football games to ch...

Wrestling team grasps for medals

Wrestling team grasps for medals

November 30, 2016

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...

Pack the House

Pack the House

February 22, 2016

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!...

Girls swim JV conference

Girls swim JV conference

January 31, 2016

  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 20...

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Wrestling team works on safety feature

December 24, 2015

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...

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