Lilianna Rodriguez, a senior at Winters High School, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Rodriguez competed on the Class of 2023 team on the Oct. 5 powderpuff game in part of WHS’s Homecoming festivities. Coach Justice Madsen said Rodriguez’ agility from soccer gave her an edge and resulted in some good runs for the Senior Class. “She (Rodriguez) is versatile and even she gets stopped she doesn’t cease to wow the audience,” Madsen said.
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.