Volleyball gets going in the valley

Mackenzie Rogers (8) of Sangre de Cristo, attacks for the Thunderbirds during Friday’s matchup between Sargent and Sangre de Cristo. (Courtesy of Vibrant Valley Photography)

ALAMOSA — The Thunderbirds and Farmers crashed the nets on the 7-Mile road over the weekend. Sargent went down the street to face rival Sangre de Cristo. The host Thunderbirds took care of business knocking off Sargent in three sets. Despite sharing a road the two teams had to go out of class to meet. Sargent competes at the 2A class while Sangre de Cristo resides within the 1A Class.

Sangre de Cristo stayed in control the entire match winning sets 25-16, 25-13 and 25-14 to start the season off with a win going 3-0 in the match.

Elsewhere Alamosa bested Del Norte in an anticipated meeting between two postseason caliber teams. Both Alamosa and Del Norte made runs in their respective State Championship brackets. Alamosa-Del Norte was also a cross-class meeting as the two teams are 3A and 2A respectively. The Moose tamed the Tigers on Friday night taking all three sets handily - 25-8, 25-13 and 25-17 to open their 2019 campaign with a 3-0 win.

All four teams go back to work this coming week. Sargent will host Del Norte, the interleague teams are familiar with one another as they renew the rivalry on Thursday, Sept. 5th at 4 p.m.

Alamosa will continue working in the 2A class starting the week on the road against the Hoehne Farmers on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. Hoehne closed last season with a 15-10 record, their season came to a close at regionals. Alamosa-Hoehne is set for a 4 p.m. start.  The Moose will then crank up the competition entering the weekend when they travel to the Glenwood Springs Tournament on Friday and Saturday the 6th and 7th. The Moose will enter the tournament Friday, against Littleton (4A) and Coal Ridge (3A).  The Thunderbirds will stay home hosting Manzanola Saturday, Sept. 7th at 6 p.m.

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