Riley Hurst, of the Winters High School women’s junior varsity basketball team, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. A freshman sensation, Hurst has emerged as something of a team leader by example. “She hustles on defense and is starting to become more assertive driving to the basket on offense,” said head coach Tom Crisp.
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.