Brown, Collins win 2-man best ball golf tournament

MEEKER I For the past 21 years, Erik Brown and Lex Collins have teamed up to play in the annual Two-man Best Ball golf tournament at the Meeker Golf Course. Every year they have finished in the money, but they have never had the best gross score in the championship flight, until this year.

Spaulding, Choate win Ladies’ Deer Fly tournament

Rifle’s Kenda Spaulding is pictured teeing off No. 1 at the Meeker Golf Course, competing in the annual Ladies’ Deerfly tournament. Spaulding teamed up with Britt Choate, who listed Battlement Mesa as her home course, to win the tournament with an even par 68. Meeker will host the 30th annual White River Golf tournament Friday and a two-man best ball tournament, sponsored by Marvine Ranch on Saturday and Sunday.

MEEKER I Rifle’s Kenda Spaulding and Battlement Mesa’s Britt Choate teamed up to win the annual Ladies’ Deer Fly Scramble, held at the Meeker Golf Course June 7, but Meeker’s Peggy Back and Patty Edwards represented the local course well, finishing with the best net score in the event.

County golfers…

Larin Crase, Pat Walsh and Ted Relihan, along with Danielle Feora (not pictured), drove from Meeker to Rangely for a round of golf at the Cedar Ridges Golf Course on Monday. Cedar Ridges Golf course will host the annual Elks Scramble on Saturday. The group from Meeker was spotted entering the clubhouse in Rangely and the Rio Blanco County Cup, which will be played for later this month in Meeker, was not reported missing.

Larin Crase, Pat Walsh and Ted Relihan, along with Danielle Feora (not pictured), drove from Meeker to Rangely for a round of golf at the Cedar Ridges Golf Course on Monday.

Meeker Beavers win Colorado River Valley Championship

Pictured in a team photo taken at the beginning of the season, the Rangely Braves are: top, coaches Ken Myers, Stan Wagner, Brian Winder and Kyle Wren; middle, Kevin Wren, Josh Dunn, Justin Cudo, Keihlin Myers and Ben Nielson; bottom, Drake Miller, Marstan Wagner, Angleo Friedrich, Sean Schultz and Fisher Winder

RBC I This was the first year youth baseball teams from Rio Blanco County joined the Colorado River Valley Little League, which includes Rifle, Silt, New Castle and now Meeker and Rangely, and it was a Rio Blanco County championship in the season-ending tournament, held in Rifle.

Open house…

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Phoebe Nickson, Kellsie Goddard, Vanessa Rogers, Kym Colvin, Marcia Prater and Donna Medina were all at the Rangely Pharmacy open house at Rangely District Hospital on Monday, promoting the staff and new hours (9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.). “We expanded our hours to align with the family practice and urgent-care

Ducey, Elam win 2-man scramble at Meeker Golf Course

Meeker’s Clint Chappell and George Back, above right, won the B-flight in a field of 10 teams. The Ladies Deerfly tournament will be held June 7.

MEEKER I Two scramble golf tournaments were recently held on the Meeker Golf Course: Berry Brothers’ annual company tournament, and the men’s two-man scramble was played the next day, May 18.

Meeker Community Wrestling Club…

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The Meeker Community Wrestling Club recently completed its youth wrestling program, posing for a group photo.

MHS All-Conference…

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Three Meeker High School Cowboy baseball players were honored by the Western Slope League: senior Tanner Matriciano, junior Matt Frantz and freshman Hunter Garcia.

RHS Panthers bring home state track medals

Rangely seniors Andrew Morton, Aimee Hogan, Connor Phelan and Colt Allred all qualified for the state tournament.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers qualified three seniors and a junior for the 2014 Colorado State Track and Field Championships in Denver and returned home with several medals, personal bests, two new school records and a seventh-place team finish for the boys.

Cowboys break school records at state track and field

Meeker’s TJ Shelton (above) broke the MHS 100-meter dash record, sprinting to a 11.1 finish in the prelims and a second place finish in the finals.

MEEKER I “Overall, we had a great season and a solid state meet,” Meeker High School track coach John Strate said. “We saw four school records broken this season and three of them were at the state meet.

Memorial to be nominated for governor’s award

The veterans memorial on the courthouse square in Meeker is to be nominated for a governor's award for the best use of public space.

Season ends for Meeker, excited about the future

The Meeker High School baseball team (above) lost 3-2 to the Dolores Bears in the first round of the 2A state playoffs in Cortez, but everyone is excited about the future of Cowboy baseball. Playing for the Cowboys in the front row are Matt Devore, Cody Stickler, Kenny Kohls, Chevy Mohr, Dillan Frantz and Hunter Garcia. In the back row are: head coach Jason Browning, Bruno Juarez, Tony Collins, Jake Smith, Tanner Matriciano, Dylan Mobley, Matt Frantz and assistant coach Brian Merrifield.

MEEKER I For the first time in several years, the Meeker Cowboy baseball team advanced to post-season play. And although the Dolores Bears ended the Cowboys’ season with a 3-2 win in Cortez in the first round of the 2A state playoffs, Meeker coaches are excited about the future.