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Homecoming royalty

This year’s Homecoming King and Queen candidates include, from left, Miko Arizaga, Morgan Nicholas, Lilia Walton, Morgan Garcia, Eugene Myers and William Nicholson (not pictured, Logan Kreun and Jennifer Johnson-Ries). The king and queen will be crowned on Friday, Oct. 2, after the JV football game, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Dr. Sellers Field. Homecoming festivities include the downtown rally, which begins at noon on Friday.

Photo by Debra DeAngelo



Parcel division
paves way for
PG&E project

Staff writer
The PG&E Winters Gas Operations Technical Training Center has been under discussion at city council meetings, planning commission meetings, and design review committee meetings over the past year. In one of the biggest steps to realizing the project, the planning commission approved a parcel division on land owned by the McClish family into three lots at the Sept. 22 meeting, so a single lot from that division could be merged with lots owned by the Jordan family to create a single parcel — the site of the future PG&E facility.
The merge was contingent on the division of the McClish property, which was approved previously as a separate item, followed by the approval of the merger. Both items were approved unanimously. Although both items were opened up for public comment, no one from the public commented or contested the parcel restructuring.
City Engineer Alan Mitchell outlined some of the features of the design relevant to city residents. Commission vice chairman Kate Frazier asked if the new parcel maps will affect construction on Grant Avenue. Mitchell replied, “This parcel map allows that future development to happen.” He explained that Grant Avenue would not be widened, but a sidewalk and landscaping to provide shade for pedestrians will be put in along the highway.
The entrance into the facility is planned to be a cul-de-sac from Grant Avenue.



The varsity volleyball team goes through their pregame ritual before a recent home game.

Photo by Eric Lucero

Warriors beat
Woodland 28-21

Bermudez totals 323 yards and
four touchdowns

Express sports

For the second straight season, the Winters High School varsity football team has defeated the Woodland Wolves on the gridiron this time by a score of 28-21. On Friday, Sept. 25, the Warriors hosted the Wolves in a non league game and came out on top of a very physical and hard fought game.
Still dealing with personnel changes due to injuries the Warriors went into the game not knowing what to expect.
“We knew they were big,” said coach Daniel Ward. “We knew we would have to play our best to beat them and that’s what we did. Our guys continue to impress me with their will to win. No matter what they are faced with, they don’t fold they fight. Some of their coaches and players after the game said that each year we are the hardest hitting team they face. So that says a lot coming from a larger school.”
Winters took an early lead in the game but each time they scored the Wolves would come back with a score of their own one way or another. Woodland scored on a broken play with just under a minute left in the first half to make it a 14-14 game. But in the end the Warriors pulled off a well deserved victory.
Jaime Bermudez had another big night behind center leading the team through the air and on the ground. Bermudez totaled 323 yards and four touchdowns completing 12 of 18 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
“Jaime is an incredible athlete and competitor,” Ward said. “What he has done in such a short period of time is crazy.”
Bermudez had some help though with his favorite targets being Morgan Nicholas and Sammy Gonzales. Nicholas caught five passes for 118 yards and a touchdown and Gonzales caught seven passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. . . .





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