Batter up…


The 2016 Coed Softball season, sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, started Monday with games played on both Paintbrush Park fields. The league consists of six teams with games being played Mondays and Wednesdays, on both fields. The first game starts at 6:30 p.m.

Several Meeker tracksters place at what coach calls ‘good state meet’

MEEKER I “We had a great state meet this year, both the boys’ and girls’ teams had numerous personal bests and every girls’ relay made the finals,” Meeker track coach John Strate said.

Ducey and Elam win golf tourney

MEEKER I The field was not but the competition was in the annual two-man scramble golf tournament held at the Meeker Golf Course last week.

MHS baseballers second in district

The Meeker Cowboy baseball team won its first postseason game in several years, a 9-2 victory against the Dolores Bears in Cortez on Friday, advancing them to the district championship game against the No. 1-ranked Paonia Eagles, which they lost. Meeker finished the season with an 8-12 record. Pictured in the back row, from left, are: assistant coach Donald Blazon, volunteer coach Matt Frantz, Logan Hughes, Cooper Meszaros, Nick Burri, Ty Gibson, Trapper Merrifield, Eli Newman, Uri Goedert, Garrett Frantz, Coach Brian Merrifield. Front row, from left, are: team managers Briar Meszaros and Taylor Dodds, Doak Mantle, Hunter Garcia, Eli Hanks, Lou Villalpando, CJ Wangnild.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboy baseball team ended its season in Cortez on Saturday in the district tournament, beating Dolores in the first round, then losing to the state’s No. 1 ranked Paonia Eagles in the championship game.

Shelton honored…

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Meeker’s first and Colorado’s 19th four-time Colorado state wrestling champion T.J. Shelton was honored for his accomplishments at the annual honors banquet in Colorado Springs. Shelton, pictured with his parents Janae and Bob, was named the Co-High School 2A/3A Wrestler of the Year, an honor he shared with Paonia’s Bo Pipher. Shelton’s coach, J.C. Watt, […]

17 Cowboy tracksters headed to state track championship

MEEKER I The Cowboys qualified 17 athletes for the 2016 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, which start today at Jefferson County Stadium in Denver.

Cowboy tracksters shine in league meet; one left to qualify for state

MEEKER I “The competition in our league on the girls side is undoubtedly the toughest in the state,” Meeker track coach John Strate said after the MHS Cowboys competed in the annual 2A Western Slope League meet in Stocker Stadium on Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction.

Roman Gutierrez inducted into wrestling hall of fame; Watt and Shelton honored

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MEEKER I “It says a lot about Meeker’s wrestling program,” J.C. Watt said about the honors banquet, where Watt and four-time state champion T.J. Shelton were honored and Meeker High School alumni Roman Gutierrez was inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Casey Turner Memorial…

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Ann Turner sat in the stands surrounded by family and friends during the annual Casey Turner Memorial youth wrestling tournament, which she said marked 40 years to the day her 12-year-old son died in an accident. More than 370 wrestlers participated, five directly related to the tournament’s namesake, including his youngest wrestling relative, 5-year-old Bryant […]

Cowboys drop two against state’s best

MEEKER I Wet spring weather canceled one game for the Cowboys last week and they were forced to play the state’s No. 1 team on a neutral field because of poor field conditions at home. The Cowboys, currently 5-9, are playing for a district playoff berth and a win Saturday against the Bruins from Cedaredge […]

Russell wins 800-meter run at Craig meet

MEEKER I The Cowboys’ track and field teams traveled to Craig last Friday to competed in the annual Clint Wells Invitational meet and both the boys’ and girls’ teams did well, as did several individuals, including junior Austin Russell. With two weeks left before the 2016 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, several relay teams, […]

Golfers able to brave the cold for tourney

Taylor Walters, pictured with her dad Roger and Rick Peterson of Rifle, played in Meeker last Saturday in cold and windy conditions and they were still able to tie Bryce Ducey, Pat Walsh and Todd Gibson for first place in the 27-hole scramble.

MEEKER I It was a cold and windy Saturday in Meeker, but that didn’t keep more than 20 people off of the golf course to play in the first tournament of the season, a three-person, 27-hole scramble.