Meeker gridders kick off season with 26-14 win; will play Rams on Friday

Meeker junior Robby Jensen (52) blocks defenders for his running back classmate T.J. Shelton during the season opener against the Rye Thunderbolts in Starbuck Stadium on Saturday. Shelton rushed for 142 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown on the second play of the game. The Cowboys host the 2A Roaring Fork

RHS Cross Country…

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Rangely High School cross country coach Beth Scoggins is pictured with her team before practice after school on Tuesday.

Vicky Tate Fun Run/Walk…

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More than 200 kids and adults participated in the Vicky Tate Fun Run/Walk, starting and ending at Barone Middle School on Tuesday.

RHS Golf Team…

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The Rangely High School golf team has already played in three tournaments, including one at Redlands Mesa in Fruita and in Rifle on Wednesday.

Coach’s team captures golf classic; Cowboy gridders play host to Rye

Jake Shelton uses a baseball bat to swing at a golf ball off the No. 1 tee box at the Meeker Golf Course, site of the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament, a fundraiser for the MHS football program. The Cowboys will host the Rye Thunderbolts Saturday in Starbuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team had two-a-days last week, then Saturday it hosted the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament. This Saturday it will host Rye in Starbuck Stadium in the first football game of the season.

Familiar teams playing for co-ed softball championship

The 2014 Coed Softball League tournament has started and just like the season, any team can win. Rangely’s Clark Edwards, playing for Prater’s Plumbing (the No. 3 seed) get Ace Hardware’s Shiloh May out at first in a semifinal game Monday. Ace, the defending champs, lost to Prater’s and dropped into the consolation bracket and Prater’s advanced in the championship bracket of the double elimination tournament.

RBC I The regular season is over, the tournament has started and the championship game was played last night between familiar foes, the defending champions, Ace Trucking of Meeker and last year’s runners-up from Rangely, Prater’s Plumbing and Heating.

Friday Night Lights…

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The lights will be on at Yeager Field this Friday, when the Rangely High School Panthers host the Del Norte Tigers. Head coach Paul Fortunato is excited about the season.

Elams play well in couples golf

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MEEKER I The annual couples golf tournament was played at the Meeker Golf Course last weekend, with a field of 20 teams from three states representing several regional courses.

Volleyball begins…

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Although the Rangely High School volleyball team does not have a match scheduled until the end of August, the team started practice Monday, a week before the start of the school year.

On to the tournament…

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Local baseball coach Brian Merrifield, who plays coed softball on the Ripped Shorts team, is pictured making contact for an RBI against defending champions Ace Trucking in one of the final games of the regular season. The double elimination tournament started Wednesday and the bracket was not set at press time, but Ace has the […]

Rifle golfers control outcome

RANGELY I Eighteen couples, including many from other Western Slope towns and Vernal, Utah, played in the annual Couples Classic on Cedar Ridges Golf Course last weekend, and Rangely couples were well represented in the two-day event.

Rangely sports begin Monday

RANGELY I The first bell signaling the start of the 2014 school year has yet to ring, but the Rangely High School golf team has already started practice and will open its season today in Grand Valley.