Great week for the Cards |

Great week for the Cards

Grand Valley Watch
Sami Jo Krieg
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Sami Jo Krieg

“It’s our time!” chanted the Grand Valley volleyball team.

The Cardinals stomped the court this weekend, going 3-0. They were on the road all weekend, heading to Coal Ridge Friday and then to Cedaredge and Hotchkiss Saturday.

Going into the weekend, the Cards would have to lose all three matches in three games to be taken out of the district tournament. The Cardinals came out determined to beat improving Coal Ridge for the second time. The girls got their job done in five.

Saturday morning, they took the bus to Cedaredge and dominated the Bruins in three quick games.

At this point, the Cardinals had nothing to lose. They were going to districts either way. Hotchkiss fell to the Cardinals in four, with the Cardinals winning the first two games.

Grand Valley will be headed back to Hotchkiss for districts on Saturday.

Under the bright Friday night lights, Grand Valley came out too fast and strong for the Titans.

With a great run from Tyler Radel just before the half, the score was 40-0.

After halftime, the Titans came out with a little more ambition and got six points on the Cardinals. It wasn’t enough.

Grand Valley ran right over the Titans with a final score of 46-7. Those bright lights were a little dimmer after the Titans lost to Grand Valley. The Cardinals will take on the Cedaredge Bruins Friday night at 7 p.m.

Imagine this: Stepping off the bus, snow crunches beneath your feet. Your body tells you to get on the bus and go home, but you can’t. You have a job to do. It is your opportunity to go to state.

As you step to the start line in your uniform, designed not for the Aspen falls, your breath blows like a fog through your lips.

When the gun goes off, you push aside the feeling of cold because you have to make it to that finish line as fast as you can.

That is exactly what Sam Whelan and Brandi Krieg did.

Whelan and Krieg became eligible to run at state cross country in Fort Collins next Saturday.

As a senior, Whelan has worked hard to accomplish his goal of a trip to state. Junior Brandi Krieg, who won her first regional championship in cross country, had a difficult decision to make.

State cross country or setting for her team at the district volleyball tournament. Krieg did an respectable thing and put her team first. She will be playing volleyball next weekend.

“This was a difficult decision, but what it comes down to is what matters most. I have to put my team’s opportunity before my own. However, I am confident that my teammate, Sam, will represent Grand Valley cross country well.”

Congratulations to both of you in your accomplishments. Go get ’em, Sam!

Sami Jo Krieg is a Grand Valley High School student.

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