Diego 23.83 seconds taking second place and Ruben 24.19 right behind in third place. In the 100-yard freestyle Ruben placed first (54.07) and Diego was right behind his brother (54.95). Anchoring the relay teams Diego and Ruben secured two placings at second, 200-yard medley relay 2 minutes and 2.75 seconds with Eithyn Mello and David Rivas, 200-yard freestyle relay 1:49.16 with Garrett Matheson and Mello. The boys team score was 71 points, 1 point away from a tie at third. Kalyssa Grinbregs out with an injury left Karlee Molina to swim Solo for the girls team. Molina swam the girls 50 yard freestyle 32.47 securing ninth place, in the 500-yard freestyle she came in sixth 7:09.65. Molina Obtained 4 points for the girls team, placing seventh. The eight athletes representing Winters in the league championships accrued a combined score of 74, securing an overall sixth place. Wednesday the Warriors will be in Orland competing in the Division II, Championships.Cross Country The cross country team traveled to the Colusa Sacramento River Recreation area on Wednesday, Oct 23 to compete in a match hosted by Hamilton City High School and was the last Mid Valley League meet of the season. The girls varsity team had another change-up and brought up the three remaining girls on the junior varsity team to competed at the varsity level. Yarethzy Sanchez, Adriana Arias and Natasha Diaz competed in their first official varsity level race with an extra mile than they are used to running. Liliana Rodriguez came in second (22:13), Ava Skinner finishing third (22:55), and not too far behind was Vicky Banuelos in fifth (23:36), Sanchez in ninth place (24:50.55), and Arias in 15th (26:35), rounding out the hold on second place at 50 points. Brandon Colter came in second place (17:17.88), Marcus Lopez finishing in seventh place (18:47), Jaxson Davis in eighth place (18:53), Jeremy Alberg 14th place (19:25) and A. J. Pignataro 16th(19:35). The varsity boys team took second overall with 47 points. The Warriors had three boys run for the junior varsity team. Grayson Roberts came in fourth place (14:52), Diego Rodriguez in eighth place (15:30) and Easton Rivera finishing in 11th (16:59). The three athletes continue to improve on the times from the previous week. In their inaugural year, the WHS cross country team finished the season ranked number four in league. Next week they will travel to the League Championships at Clear Creek Sports Club LLC. in Corning. Varsity Volleyball The WHS volleyball team finished their season, in two Sacramento Valley league games last week. Tuesday they traveled to Pierce High School to face the number two team in the league and Thursday, the Warriors hosted Colusa High School, the number one team. Both games were played in three sets with an overall score of 0-3, for the Warriors. Junior Varsity Volleyball The junior varsity volleyball team also played their last two games of the season. The Warriors took on the Pierce Bears in three sets the overall score was 1-2. Winning the second set the Warriors went into the third giving it all they had, but could not nail down the last set. At the home game against Colusa the game was played in two sets. “I feel like we have improved individually and as a team this season,” said Coach Angela Stone. “A special thank you to Assistant Coach Kathy Martin, and Varsity coaches Josh Benton, Shawn Gage and Bill Benton for their help and support this season and with the volleyball clinic over the summer.”]]>
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.