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Cardinals take down the Titans, Bruins and Tigers

Grand Valley Watch
Sami Jo Krieg
Grand Valley High School Correspondent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Photo Courtesy Sami Jo KriegGrand Valley's Jared Tonder fights for yardage against Hayden Friday night.

The Grand Valley Cards finished off another week with another set of victories from the volleyball team and softball team and a grand finale from the football team Friday night.

The Lady Cardinals volleyball team played two matches this week. They defeated the Coal Ridge Titans in three games Thursday, then struggled with Olathe Friday night, losing in three. Senior and outside hitter Karmen Stiemel said, “I think we can be great if we all set our minds to it and play as a team. It’s early in the season, so we still have some time to grow as a team.” Their league standings are now 4-2. This week they will be on the road to Roaring Fork Tuesday at 6 p.m. and to Gunnison Friday at 3 p.m. where they will play on the Western State court.

Cedaredge was no match for the Grand Valley softball team. The Cardinals put away another victory Tuesday. The final score was 16-4.They will have another battle with the Bruins on Sept. 29 at 4 p.m.

Friday night the Grand Valley football team shut down the Hayden Tigers. Both teams went into the game 2 and 0. It was apparent that the boys put forth a lot of effort this week when they stepped on the field. Jarred Tonder, Omar Melendrez and Anthony Rhoads all contributed touchdowns. Hayden threw several interceptions, one of which was picked off by Tonder who took the ball more than 40 yards into Tiger territory. The final score was 28-17. The Cardinals will now be preparing for their bout with Gunnison next Friday. The game will be at an unusual time at 1:30 p.m. at Western State University.

The cross country team had a successful week. They ran at the Grand Junction High School Invitational at Canyon View. Sam Whelan ran a personal best time and got sixth place. Eryn Paskett came in at eighth place. The boys’ team finished at seventh place overall. Everyone else is improving as well. The team as a whole is looking strong and has a great shot at going to state. You will find the team at the Hotchkiss Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m.

Boys’ golf will take part in the Regional Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Steamboat. Hoping to shoot a hole in one to state, the Cardinals have been practicing hard all season. Senior, Jeremy Lawrence, who is averaging 85.14, said, “We came up a little short in tournaments this year, but were always at the top of 3A. All of us are looking forward to regionals this week. Playing Steamboat a couple of weeks ago helped a lot as we noticed how the greens were different.” Dylan Walters is averaging 85.28, and Douglas Mikesell is averaging an 88. They hope to go to state as a team or as three individuals. Lawrence went on to say, “I don’t think Grand Valley has ever sent more than one person to state but if we can play the way we have been and stay focused we should be fine and have no problems getting to state and representing our school.”

If you have any questions or comments please visit the school website and proceed to the school’s link.

Sami Jo Krieg is a student at Grand Valley High School.

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