Lilliana McCabe-Borchard, a Winters Middle School student, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. McCabe-Borchard competed on the WMS eighth grade basketball team this season. Coach Mari Chavez said McCabe-Borchard was fierce on the court and will be a great asset to the high school team next year. “She was a team player and shifted to any position that I needed her in — including point guard,” Chavez said. “She worked hard and did her best during practices and games.”
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.