With the new school being approved, teachers, students, coaches, and parents are looking forward to moving out of the existing buildings. They are also excited about all the new things that will come with a new school.
The teachers are looking forward to their new classrooms and all the new accessories that they will get. New projectors, computers, and smart boards will be added to most of the classrooms. The science room will become better equipped for experiments, and the art room and ag room will be set up to better serve the students.
After so many years of having a dirt track, the track team and coaches are looking forward to an an all-weather track, where they can now hold meets and more productive practices. With the track, they are also getting a jumping pit and throwers area. The wrestling team is looking forward to their new wrestling room, along with a new weight room with some new equipment.
Track coach Mario Garcia is looking forward to the better facilities as in the new training room, locker rooms, storage rooms, and especially being able to hold track meets with the new track.
Many students are excited for a new school, but most of them are just excited for the new amenities like working heaters that are to coming with it.
State Cross Country was a huge success for the Wiggins team, with seniors Connor Kaufman and Maggie Allen competing for state. Kaufman took 9th and Allen 14th. Both seniors will be ending their season by running at Nike’s Cross Country Regional Race in Casa Grande, Arizona on November 19.
With this being Allen’s last cross country race of her high school career she is hoping to break, since it is at a lower altitude, and just have fun. “ I am expecting to see really hard competition during this race,” said Allen.
This will be Kaufman’s second time running this race. From the first time running this race Kaufman thought that it was a good experience, you get to meet a lot of new people, and get to run in Arizona. “ I am hoping to break 16 minutes for this race,” said Kaufman.
Junior Courtney Jenson also competed at State Cross Country and finished 8th in the field.
After the Nike Cross Country Regional Race you will be seeing these three running in track in the spring.
Heading into their first district game against Wray, the Wiggins Lady Tigers lost and missed their chance to move on to regionals. With the Tigers being sixth in their league, they played Wray, who was second in league, and to move on had to beat them.
“Heading into the week we felt confident that we were going to beat Wray since we had beaten them two times before,” said junior Courtney Jenson.
The Tigers had a good head start leading the first set 6-0. At the beginning of the first set junior Tori Jordan got the first point of the game with a kill. Even with the Tiger’s strong start, they ended up losing and not moving on to regionals.
Next year the team hopes to make it to regionals and hopefully state. According to Jordan, she hopes that next year they will be able to beat Yuma and be first in their league. Sophomore Chloe Baker said that to obtain those goals they need to “become more confident, volleyball smart, and consistent with everything we do.”