Swimming The Winters High School swim team traveled to Durham High School for a Butte View League swim meet. The team placed fifth overall in the meet. The boys relay team had a great day in two events: The 200 yard medley and the 200 yard freestyle relay. The relay team was made up by Reuben Valencia, Diego Valencia, Eithyn Mello and John Rominger. In the individual events, Cara Baker swam two races. In the 50 yard freestyle, Baker had a time of 30.73, and in the 500 freestyle her time was 7:05.98. Kalyssa Grinsberg also swam in the 500 freestyle and had a time of 7:15.63. She also swam the 100 yard breaststroke. Her time was 1:46.55. Valeria Ceja’s time in the 100 yard freestyle was 1:23.10. The boys were led by Diego, who swam the 50 yard freestyle and placed first in with a time of 23.35. Diego was also first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.86. Rueben came in fourth in the 100 yard freestyle at 1:03.93. Garrett Matheson and Mello also competed in the 50 yard freestyle. Matheson’s time was 25.80 and Mello’s time was 27.70. In the 100 yard breaststroke Mello took fourth with a time of 1:18.10, and Rominger had a time of 1:40.76. The next swim meet for the Warriors will be on Friday, Sept. 27 when they travel to Anderson for the Nor Cal Invitational. Cross Country The cross country team traveled to the second annual Black Butte Invitational held in Orland at the Black Butte Lake Buckhorn campgrounds. The Warriors compete as a division IV school. At the invitational they competed against schools from the whole Northern Section, including larger schools like Chico and Trinity. Coach Jason Davis said that the team had their first experience on a true cross country course at the invitational. The course laid out at the campground included hills, bottlenecks and a variation of terrain. Nine Warriors went to the invitational, including seven boys and two girls. All competed at the varsity level in a 5,000 meter run. Lilianna Rodriguez finished ninth and Ava Skinner came in 14th in the girls varsity event. Brandon Colter got some competition from the larger schools and came in seventh. Jaxson Davis, Marcus Lopez, Jeremy Alberg and Christian Hernandez did well in there run and were able to take third place overall in the boys varsity run. Varsity Football The WHS varsity football team traveled to Wheatland High School for their last non-conference game of the season. The Warriors started off ahead and ended the first half with a score of 7-6. In the second half the Warriors fell to Wheatland’s strong offense that overpowered them, ending the game with a score of 34-19, a loss for the Warriors. Coach Daniel Ward said that the Warriors played good football but lost to a good football team. The Warriors’ offense fought the second half of the game. With two more touchdowns for the Warriors and no PATs, it would not be enough to overcome Wheatland’s 28 points in the second half. Carson Lowrie threw for 100 yards and also had 129 rushing yards. Lowrie had two touchdowns in the game. He is doing a great job but is having an issue finding someone to pass the ball to, and they need someone to help carry the burden, said Ward. Jose Escobedo had the third touchdown in Friday night’s game for the Warriors and 49 rushing yards. Tony Garcia had eight rushing yards and caught three passes for an additional 50. Aiden Cruz ran the ball 72 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards. David Reyes caught two passes for a gain of 20 yards. Jason Drummond also caught two passes and gained 10 yards for the Warriors. “Unfortunately, we lack depth in our defensive backfield and that has definitely been taken advantage of the last two weeks,” Ward said. “Although we are 0-4 we have lost to four good football teams who are combined 15-3 on the year. I think our pre-season schedule is tougher than anyones in our division and hope that makes us battle ready to make a run at a league championship.” Junior Varsity Football The junior varsity football team also played in Wheatland on Friday night. The final score of the game was 42-7. The Warriors were overwhelmed and earned every yard and tackle. The Warriors’ offensive line held where they could with a few quarterback sacks. Wheatland made it difficult for Matt Moore to find an open receiver, and he had many incomplete passes. Conner Ray ran the ball for about 35 yards. Wheatland’s offense was unstoppable. In standard Warrior fashion the team came home with their heads held high, knowing they did their best and that they would be ready for league games. The Warriors play at home on Friday, Sept. 27 in their first Sacramento Valley League game. The Warriors will take on Esparto High School during the WHS’s Homecoming game. Varsity Volleyball The volleyball team played in two non-conference games this week. On Tuesday the Warriors traveled to Hamilton High School and on Thursday they hosted Wheatland High School. The varsity team lost both games. The Warriors competed against teams that were able to read their style of play, and the Warriors were unable to get ahead and keep the lead. In the game against Hamilton the Warriors played in three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-13. The game against Wheatland was also played in three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-11 and 25-16. Junior Varsity Volleyball The junior varsity volleyball team played against the same teams. They won one game and had a loss in one. In the game against Hamilton the Warriors played in three sets and won the game. The first set was a warm up for junior varsity, and in the next two matches the Warriors held true to their name. Being Warriors they fought and earned the win. The scores of the sets were 25-15 (which was the set lost), 26-24 and 15-9. In the game against Wheatland the Warriors played in two sets, and falling to a stronger team. Scores are not post yet, later in the week the check wintersexpress.com for more information. This week the Warriors began playing their league games. On Tuesday the Warriors hosted Willows High School in a Sacramento Valley League Game. There will not be a game on Thursday, as it is a bye for the volleyball teams. ]]>
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.