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Fall sports heating up at Grand Valley

Grand Valley Watch
Sami Jo Krieg
Grand Valley High School Correspondent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Sami Jo Krieg contributed photo

As the air cools and the trees begin to change color, the bells and buzzers can be heard at Grand Valley High School.

With bright new goals and ideas, Grand Valley will not escape the spotlight of the Post Independent. We plan to update you on athletic events, upcoming club and

organization events and announcements straight from the student body officers.

President of Student Council Maritza Arizaga has big plans for this year, starting with Homecoming, which has been set for Oct. 12-17.

This year’s theme is “Through the Ages.”

There will be some changes from prior celebrations including a plan to hold a dodgeball tournament during the week that will be open to the community.

The proceeds will be donated to Pennies for Patients, an organization dedicated to helping families battling with leukemia.

If you are interested in participating or donating, please contact the high school.

In athletics, the Cardinals have started off strong. Adding two new sports, boys soccer and girls softball, more people are getting involved with the school.

Both teams are junior varsity. However, they plan to move up to varsity in two years. The boys soccer team is coached by Juan Rivera, who will be coaching their first game at Grand Junction High School on Thursday at 4 p.m.

“We’ve had a great start,” said softball participant Tiffany Tittes, a senior. “With two varsity players, it’s been easy to learn from them. The coaches are molding a great team.”

Come watch their next game at Cottonwood Park against Cedaredge, which is today at 4 p.m.

Boys golf might just be the hole-in-one team this year.

With their last tournament in Rangely on the Cedar Ridges course Wednesday, these boys have done an excellent job this year. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. They hope to continue through regionals and on to state.

The Cardinals volleyball team is 3-1 in league. Defeating Aspen, Basalt and Cedaredge, the team is already showing improvement from the previous year.

Saturday, the Hotchkiss Bulldogs gave the Cardinals a challenge and won in four matches. This week, Grand Valley will host Coal Ridge Thursday, as well as Olathe Friday night.

An incredible win by the Cardinals football team last Friday at Paonia gave the boys their second victory. Until the fourth quarter, the Cardinals were down 21-20.

Then, with an amazing pass by quarterback Ryan Gallegos, Jerrod Busch wrestled for the ball at the goal line. The offense received the ball by rule and got a touchdown.

The final score was 26-21. Friday night they host the Hayden Tigers at 7 p.m.

Running three miles takes a lot of training and hard work.

Returning athlete Sam Whelan has made huge improvements from last year’s times already. Running a sub-18 minute race, he finished fourth at Basalt Saturday.

Brandi Krieg ran her first cross country race of the season Friday at Central High School, finishing second. The cross country team, as a whole, is working hard as it prepares for the next race at Canyon View in Grand Junction on Friday. The race will begin at 4 p.m.

Grand Valley High School students have an exciting year ahead. We hope to keep you up to date and in tune with reports on major events at the high school.

If you have any questions or comments, visit the Grand Valley High School website at http://www.garcoschools.org and proceed to the schools link.

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

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