Basketball players jump right into track

MEEKER I One week earlier, teammates Aly Ridings and Sydney Hughes were helping their basketball team win a third-place trophy at state. This past Saturday, they were helping their team to a fifth-place finish in the Hotchkiss Invitational track meet.

Rangely youth wrestlers get started with 2014 season

RANGELY I Many youth wrestlers from Rangely have already wrestled in two tournaments, with 20 traveling to Vernal, Utah, two weeks ago for a pre-season tournament and several more competing in the Little Warrior tournament on Saturday in Grand Junction.

MHS girls’ basketball 2014

The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team ended its season on a winning note with a 62-56 victory against Peyton in the consolation championship of the 2014 2A Colorado State Basketball Championships held in Pueblo.

BMS wrestlers host tournament Saturday

MEEKER I Because of other extracurricular activities, a smaller number of Barone Middle School wrestlers competed in Oak Creek but several placed in the top four and the team finished fourth.

MHS boys’ basketball 2014

The Meeker boys’ varsity basketball team was led by seniors Dylan Mobley and Jeremy Musgrave to a regional championship and was one of the state Class 2A “Elite Eight” teams, playing in the 2014 Colorado State Basketball Championships.

Cowboys finish fourth in Steamboat

Henderson and his teammates defeated the Ramsl as well as the Rangely Panthers in a triangular meet on Tuesday. All three teams will be in Oak Creek on  Saturday for a tournament, and Meeker will host the final tournament of the season March 22.

MEEKER I “It was a pretty tough tournament up there,” Barone Middle School wrestling coach Lee Overton said of the competition at the annual Carl Ramunno Memorial Tournament in Steamboat Springs.

Coombs wins Steamboat tournament

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team competed in Steamboat Springs on Saturday and returned with several placers, including champion Tytus Coombs.

RHS boys’ basketball season comes to end in Durango

Rangely basketball coach Eric Hejl said Panther seniors Connor Phelan (10) and Cameron Enterline (13) have been with him since they were his managers as sixth graders, and they, along would Andrew Morton, would be missed. Hejl is also excited about players returning, like Mitchell Webber (15) and others to “reload” the varsity.

RANGELY I The final game for the Rangely boys’ basketball team was played in Durango against Sangre de Cristo in the semifinal round of a state-qualifying regional tournament. The Panthers were eliminated in a 40-34 loss.

BMS wrestlers open season in Gypsum

MEEKER I One week after the Meeker High School wrestlers ended their season competing in the Colorado State Wrestling Championships, the Barone Middle School Cowboys were opening theirs in Gypsum, wrestling more than 50 matches.

RMS wrestlers finish fourth

RBC I Only seven Rangely Middle School boys are out for wrestling this season, but the total includes one of the most outstanding wrestlers in the area.

Panthers finish fourth, play in Durango Friday

The Rangely Panther boys’ basketball team will play Sangre de Cristo on Friday in the first round of the state-qualifying regional tournament, held in Durango. Playing for the Panthers this season are, in front: Cameron Enterline, Andrew Morton, Connor Phelan and Mitchell Webber. Second row: Kaulan Brady, Kelton Elam, Troy Allred and manager Daniel Connor. Third row: Layne Mecham, Colt Allred, Freddie Ruiz and Chance Sheppard. Back row: coaches Eric Hejl, Cody Brunton and Chris Hejl.

RANGELY I The Rangely boys’ basketball team finished fourth at the district tournament held in Oak Creek and now advance to the state-qualifying Region 3 tournament in Durango.

State championship…

phmktj on podium

Meeker sophomore T.J. Shelton stands atop the podium after receiving the gold medal in the 2A, 170-pound championship bracket.