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…

sptphrgfball seniors

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

phmkgolf george tee off

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…


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…


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.

Cowboys preparing for upcoming football season

With music blasting from the speakers in Starbuck Stadium, Meeker High School players warm up with a passing drill Monday. Many players have been gathering on their home field on Mondays and Thursdays all summer in preparation of the upcoming season. Practice officially starts Aug. 11 and the annual Cowboys Kickoff Classic golf tournament will be played Aug. 16.

MEEKER I Many members of the Meeker High School football team have been gathering in Starbuck Stadium every Monday and Thursday this summer in preparation of the 2014 season.

Locals fare well in 27-hole Rangely golf tournament

Rangely’s Ryan Kennedy watches his partner Jason Cox putt, while Chris Hejl and his partner Keenan Harvey await their turn. Hejl and Harvey had the best score in the third flight and Kennedy and Cox had the second best net score in the same flight of the 27-hole, two-man tournament played at Cedar Ridges.

RANGELY I Twenty-three, two-man teams gathered at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely on Saturday to play in the 27-hole, two-man tournament where three different formats are used.

Thunder competes in Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat

The Meeker Thunder (14 and under) baseball team was invited to play in the Triple Crown World Series by Triple Crown Sports founder and former MHS graduate Dave King, who coached first base for the team in the first game. Pictured (top) are: coach Brian Merrifield, Logan Hughes, Garrett Frantz, Uri Goedert, Luis Villapando, Eli Hanks, Doak Mantle, Eli Newman, Cooper Meszaros, Jacob Pelloni, Avery Newitt, Noah Eichman and Trapper Merrifield.

MEEKER I “What an experience!” Meeker Thunder baseball coach Brian Merrifield said of his team’s play in the Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs last week. “The experience of being around great teams in such a cool setting was worth everything.”

Play ball…

phmksoftball field

The 2014 Coed Softball League, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District, started Monday with seven teams, including one from Rangely. Games will be played Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Paintbrush Park.