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Weekend brings prep volleyball action

Joelle MilholmGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Area prep volleyball will kick into full swing this weekend as Glenwood Springs and Grand Valley will both be hosting tournaments to start the season.In Glenwood, the Demon Invitational will be hitting gyms at Glenwood Springs High School and Glenwood Springs Middle School.Eight teams will be battling for the title of the three-game-per-match tourney, which is split into two pools. Glenwood, a Class 4A team, is in pool A with 4A Pueblo East, 3A Denver Christian and 2A West Grand. In pool B, 5A Grand Junction Central, 4A Steamboat Springs, 3A Hotchkiss and 2A Meeker will be going head-to-head.Starting Friday afternoon and carrying over to Saturday morning, each team will play the other three teams in their pool.Glenwood will first take the court at 5 p.m. at the high school on Friday to take on Denver Christian. The Demons will then play West Grand at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school and then Pueblo East at noon on the same court.Then the No. 1 finisher in each pool will play for the championship at 2:30 p.m. at Glenwood High School. That match will follow the battle of the No. 2s at 1:30 p.m. At the middle school, the No. 4s will play each other at 1:30 p.m. and the No. 3s will follow at 2:30 p.m.At the Grand Valley Invitational, the Cardinals will host seven teams including Coal Ridge. All action will take place on Saturday in this tourney, with pool play starting at 9 a.m. and championship rounds beginning at 3 p.m.Grand Valley, a 2A squad, is in the same pool as 2A North Park, 3A Telluride and 2A Soroco, while 3A Coal Ridge will be playing against 3A Vail Christian and 2A squads Rangely and Paonia. The Cardinals will play North Park at 9 a.m., Soroco at 11 a.m. and Telluride at 1 p.m. The Titans will face Vail Christian at 9 a.m., Rangely at 11 a.m. and Paonia at 1 p.m.The No. 2 team from each pool will play the top finisher from the other pool at 3 and 4 p.m. The consolation match will be played at 5 p.m., followed by the tournament’s title match at 6 p.m. The No. 3s and 4s will be playing simultaneously in the auxiliary gym.

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