Jozlyn Rooney, s Winters High School junior, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. In the 2020 spring season, Rooney competed on the junior varsity softball team where she was comfortable in the outfielder, but was pulled up to pitch. Coach Buddy Berry said although she had never before pitched she assisted the team and gave it her all. Rooney served as a relief pitcher in two games and helped contribute to the team’s two victories.
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.