Meeker girls’ basketball team enters regionals as No. 5 seed

According to Meeker girls’ basketball coach Greg Chintala, sophomore Reese Pertile “has really stepped up” her game. Pertile scored 20 points against Hayden, then 18 against West Grand and she pulled down nine rebounds. Meeker will play Ignacio in the Region 3 tournament, Friday at 3 p.m., at Grand Junction Central High School. Like the games against Hayden and West Grand, the lady Cowboys must win in order to advance to the regional championship game and qualify for the state tournament.

MEEKER I Since ending the regular season with an 8-4 league record and finishing sixth in the league standings, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team had to play two must-win games last week to enter the regional tournament. They did what they needed.

RHS boys conclude season with 6-13 record

RANGELY I The Panther boys’ basketball team ended its season with three games, winning two and finishing the season with a 6-13 record.

Meeker’s Shelton wins third straight state mat title; Meeker No. 2 in state

It was a terrific weekend for the Meeker High School wrestling team at the state tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The team placed No. 2 in the state and MHS junior T.J. Shelton captured his third straight state title.

MEEKER I Anything can happen at a state tournament and a lot did during the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in the Pepsi Center last weekend in Denver. “You learn more from a loss, but you don’t want to get into a habit of losing.” ~Coach Bill Turner

MHS girls split final league games

The Meeker High School girls have been using a smothering defense to create turnovers, which they quickly turn into points and wins. Meeker won at Hayden in a must-win pigtail game Tuesday and Meeker will play another must-win game tonight in Kremmling. Pictured Cowboys are Jamie McLaughlin (10), Reese Pertile, Megan Parker (25) and Sydney Hughes.

MEEKER I Finishing the regular season with a 14-5 record after losing to Plateau Valley 54-52 then beating Hotchkiss 65-36 in the final two games of the regular season, the lady Cowboys finished in fifth place and were the host of a pigtail game against Hayden on Tuesday, which they won 59-38.

Rangely boys’ basketball team falls to Meeker and Paonia

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team lost two league games last week, one to Meeker, 64-40, and another to the Paonia Eagles 57-43.

Lady Cowboys win two cage tests

Before Meeker’s home game against Caprock Academy, Meeker High School Cowboy senior Sydney Hughes was presented with a League Sportsmanship Award by the Northwest League officials. Hughes has also been one of the top performers for the Meeker High School basketball team all season long.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team won two more games last week, dominating the Vail Christian Saints by a wide 73-41 margin, then pounding the Caprock Academy Eagles 84-9, in a game that saw everyone on the Cowboy roster score.

Ethan Allred lone Panther wrestler headed to state

RANGELY I Only one member of the Rangely High School Panther wrestling team, senior Ethan Allred, qualified for the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in Denver, starting today in the Pepsi Center.

Nine Meeker wrestlers qualify for state wrestling championships

Meeker’s two-time defending state champion T.J. Shelton won the 170-pound bracket in the Region 1 tournament held at Colorado Mesa University last weekend in Grand Junction. Shelton defeated Rangely senior Ethan Allred in the championship match. Allred will also be wrestling for a third time in the Colorado State Wrestling Championships, which start today at 3 p.m. at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver.

MEEKER I Nine Meeker High School wrestlers qualified for the “Big Show,” the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships, where all classifications of state high school wrestlers gather to compete in the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, starting today.

BMS girls’ basketball…

Barone Middle School seventh-grade girls’ coach Tom Knowles talks with his team during a recent game. The young lady Cowboys will host the annual league tournament at the high school featuring both A- and B-team brackets, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Both of the A-teams are the No. 1 seeds and both will play at noon, the eighth grade against Steamboat Springs and the seventh against Rangely. Both B-teams will play at 9 a.m. Rangely’s eighth-grade B-team will play Craig at 11 a.m.

Panther grapplers set for regionals

RANGELY I With only four wrestlers, the Rangely High School Panther wrestling team did not win any duals at the Meeker dual meet tournament last Saturday but they gained valuable mat experience that they will use this weekend in the state-qualifying regional tournament.

Cowboy wrestlers host and win tournament, head to regionals

The Meeker High School wrestling team, currently ranked No. 3 in 2A by On the Mat Rankings, hosted and won the team title of the annual Meeker dual meet tournament, the final action of the regular season. The Cowboys will wrestle in the state-qualifying Region 1 tournament at Colorado Mesa University, starting Friday at 1 p.m. Wrestling for the Cowboys this season are, in front, Hunter Garcia, Tristin Pelloni, Caleb Bradford, Garrett Frantz and Chase Rule. Back row: Kylloe Goedert, Devon Pontine, Christopher Strate, Cody Nielsen, manager Alicia Watt, Casey Turner, Sheridan Harvey, Tyler Ilgen, Nick Burri, Jacob Henderson, Anthony Watt, Jacob Pelloni and T.J. Shelton.

MEEKER I Currently ranked No. 3 in 2A by On the Mat Rankings, the Meeker High School wrestling team was the host for the annual Meeker dual meet tournament, where they won five duals to win the team title. The MHS Cowboys will wrestle at Colorado Mesa University in the Region 1 tournament starting Friday […]

Rangely High School boys’ basketball team loses to Cedaredge, Hotchkiss; hosts Paonia Friday

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team lost games to Cedaredge and Hotchkiss over the weekend, but first-year coach Jeremy Cantrell is still pleased with his team’s effort.