Emily Aguiar, a senior at Winters High School, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Aquiar has competed in the Warriors softball program for the last three years of her high school career. Aguiar plays second base and serves as a utility player. She is also known for her smart base running skills and being able to capitalize on almost every chance she gets. Coach Buddy Berry gave praise for Aguiar’s efforts on defense. “Emily was a star defensively and made play after play at second base,” said Berry.
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.