RHS gridders lose to No. 1 team

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers traveled to the Front Range of Colorado only to be handed their first gridiron loss of the season by the current No. 1-rated eight-man team in the state.

Cowboys slay the Dragons, advance to No. 3 in Colorado

MEEKER I The Cowboy football team remains undefeated (5-0) after pounding the Holyoke Dragons by a 50-7 score on a neutral field in Denver on Saturday. With the win, Meeker moved up in the Maxpreps rankings to No. 3 in the state.

RHS alum, former Meeker coach joins hall of fame

Turner played offensive guard on the team, which won the 1964 Liberty Bowl. The Army veteran also played in the Freedom Bowl and was also inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

RBC I Rangely High School alum and former Meeker teacher/coach Bill Turner, along with his former University of Utah teammates, winners of the 1964 Liberty Bowl, were recently inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame.

Panthers stay perfect, pummel Plateau Valley Cowboys 69-14

Rangely High School football coach Paul Fortunato encourages his players before last Friday's home game against Plateau Valley. The Panthers won to remain undefeated.

RANGELY I With a dominating 69-14 win over the Plateau Valley Cowboys on Yeager Field last Friday, the Panthers are now 4-0 and will travel to play last year’s state runner-up, the Caliche Buffaloes on Friday in Iliff.

Men’s golf champ…

Meeker’s defending Men’s Club champion J.C. Watt, along with Lex Collins and Bill deVergie, watch Bobby Castaldo putt on hole No. 3 during the club championship. Watt defended his title, winning by seven shots and has “one more than last year,” unable to recall how many times he has won the championship. “Oh yeah, it’s great,” Watt said of being the champion. “It’s like you’re the champion golfer of the year.” Rangely’s Clark Edwards won men’s club championship on Cedar Ridges’ course by 16 shots. “I’m glad he didn’t come play over here,” Watt said. “He’s good.”

Meeker’s defending Men’s Club champion J.C. Watt, along with Lex Collins and Bill deVergie, watch Bobby Castaldo putt on hole No. 3 during the club championship. Watt defended his title, winning by seven shots and has “one more than last year,” unable to recall how many times he has won

Phelan’s five touchdown passes lift Cowboys to 52-6 win

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys football team has a bye this week after boosting their record to 3-0 with a crushing 52-6 defeat of the Coal Ridge Titans in New Castle on Friday.

Panther defense shines as RHS gets by Dove Creek with 12-8 win

Rangely High School quarterback Kaulan Brady takes the snap on Friday night. The Panthers traveled to Dove Creek and won 12-8 behind the two touchdown passes thrown by Brady. On Friday night, Rangely will play host to the Plateau Valley Cowboys, in hopes of remaining undefeated this season.

RANGELY I “The defense was excellent,” Panther head football coach Paul Fortunato said about his team’s defensive stand in Dove Creek, securing a 12-8 victory.

Practicing Mustangs…

The Meeker Mustang football season is under way, teams have been practicing and games are scheduled this Sunday for both the third/fourth grade team as well as the fifth/sixth grade team. The Mustangs will play six games and the older team will be eligible for postseason play following the Oct. 19 game. The league consists of teams from Rifle, New Castle, Parachute, Glenwood Springs, Silt and Meeker.

The Meeker Mustang football season is under way, teams have been practicing and games are scheduled this Sunday for both the third/fourth grade team as well as the fifth/sixth grade team. The Mustangs will play six games and the older team will be eligible for postseason play following the Oct.

Rangely Panthers trounce Mancos 40-6, still undefeated

Rangely Panther running back Ethan Allred (45) breaks the line to gain some of the 101 yards on 16 carries that he earned during Rangely’s 40-6 defeat of Mancos on Friday. For the game, Allred also added two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. On Friday, the Rangely gridders will head south for a non-league contest against the Dove Creek Bulldogs.

RANGELY I After a 40-6 whipping of the Mancos Bluejays on Yeager Field the previous weekend, the Rangely Panther football team is currently undefeated. This week, the Panthers will play their first game away from home, traveling to Dove Creek.

Meeker Cowboys pound the Roaring Fork Rams with 46-0 victory at home

Meeker’s defense smothered the Roaring Fork Rams on the field and on the scoreboard, shutting out the 2A Rams, 46-0. The Cowboys will travel to Dove Creek to play the 2A Bulldogs on Friday.

MEEKER I The results were different this year than last, when the Meeker Cowboy football team played the 2A Roaring Fork Rams, as the Meeker Cowboys shut out the Rams, 46-0, in Starbuck Stadium on Friday.

Terp wins third title in a row as top golfer

MEEKER I For a third year in a row, Pattie Terp is the Meeker Women’s Club champion after dominating the field in the annual 18-hole championship tournament.

Rangely Panthers football team begins its season with 30-26 win

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RANGELY I The Del Norte Tigers, more than six hours from the south-central part of the state for their first game in the 8-man division, played the hometown Rangely Panthers and were sent on a long trip home after a 30-26 defeat.