Tiger Volleyball Awards

Volleyball season may not have ended the way that the girls wanted it to, but a few of the girls had great accomplishments. The girls ended the season with a record of 8-12. Tori Jordan and Chloe Baker ended the season with All-Conference honors.

Jordan, a junior outside hitter, has been on the Wiggins Volleyball team for three years. After playing both junior and varsity her sophomore year, she has been a force as an outside hitter. As a sophomore, Jordan earned Honorable Mention in the Conference. Along with earning her second All-Conference nod this year, she earned Co-MVP and offensive player of the year. Jordan was also voted most inspirational by her team. When asked what she thought about the season she said, “We were a young team with a lot of different talents. Once we put those talents together, we ended up being fairly successful. I am very impressed with the way we grew over the year”

The setter, Baker has been on the Wiggins Volleyball team for two year. She has played Varsity both of her years. In those two years, Baker has helped set up the offense by setting. Her freshman year, she earned All-Conference. Along with All-Conference, her accomplishments this year were Co-MVP, setter of the year, server of the year, and defensive player of the year. Baker says that the program will only be going up because they haven’t lost anyone to graduation. “This year was a building year for us. Next year will be filled with successes, and I am hopeful that we will make it very far.”  

 

Next season starts shortly for the Wiggins Tigers. They start open gyms in early May and have them throughout the summer. This year’s team was very young, and they learned a lot. Since they didn’t lose any starters, they are expecting to do well this year.

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Christmas Ideas for Your Guy

Christmas gifts for guys are hard. Some guys are open and honest with want they want, but then you have your indecisive guys who have no idea what they want. From personal experience, more guys are indecisive than honest. Even if you have ideas on what you want to get your guy, this guide will help you out more.

Your sporty guy:

If your boy spends more time on the court or field than he does at home, then he probably wants something sporty. A couple of good ideas for your sporty guy is to think about his favorite sports team. Maybe he wants something that relates or is of his favorite sports team. Shoes and socks are always a good way to go. Socks are sweet, and I have learned that a lot of guys like to show off their cool socks to their guy friends. Underarmour is a great brand that everyone finds warm and comfortable. Nike shoes and socks are always good, but Underarmour is the way to go when it comes to sweatshirts and sweatpants.

Your nerdy movies/books guy:

Not that your boy is automatically nerdy if he likes Happy Potter and Stars Wars and a lot of other things, but here are some ideas. If your boy likes nerdy books, he probably would like the movies, if they have a movie series on the book. If he likes the movies, then get him like a t-shirt based on the movie. Some movies like the DC and Marvel movies have comics and books based on each character, they may be interested in that.

Your classy guy:   

Some guy takes pride in what they wear and what they look like. Nike may seem like only a sporty place, but I promise you they have some really classy shoes that would look good with jeans and a nicer t-shirt. Most guys like watches. Your classy guy would probably really enjoy having a nice watch, not only for convience, but for style. You can also never go wrong with a button-up shirt. A pair of nice jeans are also a good gift for your guy.

Your outdoorsy guy:

Your outdoorsy guy may want some things to make his life easier. Bonoculars are a good gift if he goes hunting a lot. Coats, Colorado has some cold winters, so if you buy him a coat, he will be cozy and happy. Flashlights are good if he goes out at night. Warm clothes are essential for your guy.

Your the unrealalistic brat boy:

Your brat would probably love to have the new iPhone 7s, but make sure it is not just the 7 because he may be extremely mad at you. The hoverboard is a must for your child. Beware though, make sure that your boy is safe and get him a hoverbaord that isn’t going to blow up whenever he is on it. Drones are also something you could get your boy, even though it will be broken within a week, at least they can brag to all of their friends.

No matter what you get your guy, I am sure he will love it. He knows that you tried really hard picking out a good gift for him. Christmas is not all about the gifts you receive. It is so much more than that. Spend Christmas with the people that you love and care about.

Pages for People

Chloe Baker

Reading. It’s something that everyone should learn to love to do. Reading is what takes people to different worlds. Reading changes people. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without reading the books that I have. Reading may not be liked by very many people, but whenever you open up a book you are bound to learn something. I have read a multitude of books, and I have never read a book that I haven’t learned from.

The Fault In Our Stars: Even though it was a fictional book, it had so much truth in it. If it was just a sobby love story, I would’ve definitely stopped reading it. John Green added so much life in a story that was about death. This story was my favorite to read. In fact, I’ve read it about 6 times. The Fault In Our Stars has made me think harder than any other book I’ve ever read. Think about these two quotes then get back to me: “The marks humans leave are too often scars,” “Pain demands to be felt,” and “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

The entire Harry Potter series: The Harry Potter series is an amazing series filled with adventure. Many people could like this book if they were more open-minded. This series has many different twists and turns in it. This book teaches you to keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. My all-time favorite quote from the series is in the last book. “Always.” It is a simple quote, but it is by far the best quote in the entire book. It may seem a little odd, but you need a little of back story to fully understand it.

Looking For Alaska: A lot of tragedy in a small book about life. The thing that interests me most in this book, is the fact that a single person can actually change your life. Everyone in life is trying to find their “Great Perhaps.” The “Great Perhaps” is what comes at the end. I know that is the worst explanation for a quote ever, but I promise you it’s a great book. So read it.

Reading may seem a little boring at first, but the world of reading is infinite. There are 31 or more different genres to choose from in the world of reading. I am sure if you are patient enough you will find one that you will like. Reading was never my thing, but when I read books with quotes in it that related to life and made me think, I was in love with them. If you want to learn about life, read a book, learning while reading doesn’t always mean you are reading out of a textbook. Pick up a book and learn a little. If it causes you pain; remember “pain demands to be felt.”

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Not Dressing Up, You Halloweenie

What are you going to be for Halloween this year? This is a commonly asked question at this time of the year. Some people think that after the age of 12, you shouldn’t dress up for Halloween. Others, on the other hand, believe that it is cool no matter what age you are. I have always really enjoyed dressing up for Halloween ever since I was little. I took a couple years off from dressing up though because I was “too cool.” Most people go through that “too cool” stage though, you’ll grow out of it.

No one is too cool for Halloween. I am unsure on how Halloween is even a thing, but I think we can all agree that it is not the most important holiday. Halloween is still a day that everyone should participate in. It’s like Homecoming week at school, you have the people that dress up, and the people that don’t.

Let me tell you a story. When I was in fifth grade, there was this sixth grader that I liked. It was right before Halloween, and he was asked what he was going to be. He laughed and told everyone he was planning on being himself for Halloween. I was then asked what I was going to be, I knew that I was going to be a pirate, but instead of telling him the truth, I lied and said I wasn’t going to be anything. I was 11 then, and now I am 16, still regretting lying to him. Good news though everyone, the guy I liked is going to be Harry Potter this year. Things change. Give yourself a year, you’ll want to dress up next year.

People that are ashamed of dressing up for Halloween, don’t be, in the end it’s one day out of the year you get to pretend like someone you aren’t, so you might as well. If you want to be Harley Quinn or Donald Trump for Halloween, own it. Be proud. You obviously have a valid reason for them to be who you chose to be for Halloween this year, then don’t be ashamed. If you aren’t dressing up for Halloween, please seriously consider it within the next couple days or before next Halloween. Don’t be afraid to dress up, Halloween is supposed to be fun no matter your age.