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CHS turf room gets an expansion

Sean Buck

The indoor Turf Facility and Renovation Project currently taking place on the east side of campus is scheduled to be completed in May 2024.  At the Nov. 14 CISD School Board meeting, the Construction Committee agreed to use leftover bond money to renovate the current turf room and build an addition to the field house. These funds along with a $250,000 donation from Canyon High Alumni, John Sellers will pay for the project.

The rainy weather delayed construction during the summer months for Western Builders, the contracted company in charge of the project.

“In our profession, we say all the time ‘control what you can control’, and construction delays are definitely something that we cannot control,” head football coach Todd Winfrey said. “We all want new stuff and we want it now, but we are just trying to be patient and let everyone do their job.”

Winfrey said the renovations will benefit people from all over campus. The expansion will give the teams more room to practice and prepare for different events. 

“I am looking forward to having more space for cheer practice,” varsity cheerleader Maci Littau said. “Most of the time basketball, volleyball and football get priority over the current turf room and gyms. This can sometimes put us behind for our UIL competition or pep rally planning.” 

The field house expansion will be similar to the ones at Randall and West Plains high schools. 

“The other two Canyon ISD schools had indoor turf rooms built with the 2018 bond,” principal Jennifer Boren said. “This makes Canyon High School equitable to the other high schools in the district.”

The construction has caused students and teachers to adjust normal routine plans with the resources provided.

“The delays of the turf on our outdoor field forced us to bus over to Happy State Bank Stadium for all of our practices up until Aug. 28,” Winfrey said. “It took more time and planning, but if you sell it to your coaches and players as a good thing then it’s not that big of a deal.”

Students and teachers say they are looking forward to the resources the renovations will bring to our school. 

“Having this extra space for us to work more productively on our state competition will help us to continue to make new records, and represent our high school well,” Littau said. “We are excited for what the turf room expansion will bring to Canyon High and our cheer team.”

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Brenna Ware, Staff Reporter
Hey guys! I’m Brenna Ware. I am a junior and a second year staff reporter.  Outside of newspaper I am involved in band and 4-H. I am on the Soaring Pride Band leadership and am the Randall County media officer for 4-H. At home I love to read, sew, bake, and play clarinet. My favorite animal is a peacock because their feathers are super cool and pretty. I am super excited for the school year and am super excited for the stories to come. 
Sean Buck, Editor-in-Chief
Hey y’all, I’m Sean. I’m a senior here on campus and this will be my 4th year to be a part of the journalism department and 3rd year on Eagle’s Tale Staff.  I’m very passionate about newspaper and what is published as I see all the work that goes into each story from start to finish. A few things to know about me is I love to watch Grey's Anatomy and spend time with my family and friends. Arguably, I am one of the biggest Swifties here at Canyon High School but that is just my opinion. Well, that’s enough about me, I hope you enjoy our content.

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