Cardinals volleyball avalanches over Skiers |

Cardinals volleyball avalanches over Skiers

Grand Valley Watch
Sami Jo Krieg
Grand Valley High School Correspondent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted photoJessica Bell goes up for the block against the Aspen Skiers Friday night. The Cardinals won in three games.

The Lady Cardinals blew past the Skiers in three quick games in volleyball on Friday night.

The Cardinals are now 7-4.

“We won, but we didn’t honor them with our best play as we planned,” outside hitter Karmen Steimel said.

The girls didn’t play their best match; however, they stuck together as a team and pulled together a win.

In the last set, coach David Walck substituted some younger girls in for some experience. However, it took a winning sweep from Jessica Bell to end the game and match.

“We played well, but I don’t feel it was our best. We will have to bring everything to the court against Roaring Fork if we want to win this weekend,” said Bell.

The Cardinals will be playing the Rams on their home court Friday. The varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

This past weekend, the Grand Valley cross country team traveled to Aspen.

The morning started off with a chill before the sun burst through the clouds and warmed the ski slopes.

The Cardinals took off at a determined pace. They could be seen running down trails and up hillsides.

Brandi Krieg finished fourth with an unofficial time of 22 minutes, 56 seconds. Sam Whelan finished 11th with a time of 19:30.

Said coach Kim Whelan: “I love this course. It’s super challenging. It is just as, or more, authentic than the Hotchkiss course. You can’t really look at times because it depends on the course and how you compete on that specific course.”

This week, Grand Valley will travel to Rifle on Thursday for a 4 p.m. race. This will be the final race before the regional meet, which takes place in Aspen, although not on the same course.

Next week is homecoming week at Grand Valley High School. The theme of this year’s homecoming is “Traveling Though the Ages.”

The students at Grand Valley are going to show their spirit with a celebration of the decades and milestone ages of the past. Don’t be surprised to see cavemen, Athenian goddesses and people from the future walking through the halls.

Working hard to make this another successful homecoming, President Maritza Arizaga is personally stressed as she works hard to please everyone. This homecoming will be very traditional with only a few additions. Bon fires, pep rallies, tailgate parties, a carnival and class competitions will take place, as usual.

The football and volleyball teams will play Roaring Fork Friday night. There will be a dodgeball tournament open to the community Tuesday and Wednesday. The proceeds will be donated to Pennies for Patients, an organization dedicated to helping people with leukemia.

Grand Valley High School will deliver another incredible homecoming next week. Come show your support.

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

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

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