Cedaredge varsity volleyball was dominant in their game against the Basalt Longhorns on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cedaredge High School. The Bruins defeated Basalt in three quick sets.
The first set ended with a score of 25-10. Cedaredge was ruthless in attack, allowing a side out only a handful of times. The second set was slightly closer in scoring, ending 13-25 in favor of the Bruins. Cedaredge's aerial ability was on display with kills from nearly the entire team. The Longhorns had real trouble dealing with the voracity of the spikes being sent their way. The third set ended with the same scoreline, 13-25. Once again the Bruins proved too much for the opposition with the sheer power of their attack. Time and again Basalt would get to a ball in time but could not return it with any control due to the power of the hits from the Bruins.
The Bruins are a young team with a lot of room still to improve and gel. Courtney Freeman is the lone senior on the varsity squad. Hannah Carlson, Makayla Kehmeier and Reganne McIntire are all juniors. Three sophomores and a freshman round out the varsity numbers. Head coach Heather Dunbar undoubtedly sees this youthful aspect as an opportunity to improve the team play, and capitalize on the experience of the returning members next season.
Cedaredge is sitting at 10th in the state 3A rankings. The team currently boasts a record of 10-1 and will no doubt look to add another tally mark in the win column when they play local rivals Paonia at home on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. The Eagle vs. Bruin matchup promises to be a raucous time, with both sets of fans very active and vocal in support of their volleyball ladies.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.