The end of the winter season is quickly approaching, and start of spring sports is just around the corner (beginning February 8th)! Soon we will be starting another school year and the athletic seasons that accompany it. It will be here before we know it! That said, the BGHS Athletic Department wanted to take a moment to share a change that will be in effect for the upcoming athletic season.
Following a lengthy process last fall on the part of athletic directors across the state, placements for the upcoming block were determined and set for the next two school years. As a result of these meetings, Goldwater has been placed in the 5A conference. This is a change from the current placement using the Divisional breakdown that has various Goldwater teams playing in either Division I, II or III.
In addition, the 5A conference met in December to place the schools into regions. BGHS will be joining Agua Fria, Desert Edge, Verrado, Lake Havasu, and Deer Valley to make up the “Desert West” region of the 5A conference. The change will align many of the team sports, therefore unlike recent years, consistent match-ups between schools will develop. Goldwater will be competing against these five teams in all our sports that are common such as football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, wrestling, etc. An exception to this is badminton, and is due to the limited number of schools participating in this sport across the state at this time.
The BGHS Athletic Department is excited with the future of Goldwater athletics and proud to have coaches committed to the development of student athletes!