MHS girls No. 2 at Cowboy Shootout; despite injury Pertile is MVP

Six girls basketball players were named Saturday to the White River Electric Association’s Cowboy Shootout All-Tournament Team. From left to right are all-tournament team members: Reese Pertile of Meeker, Maggie Phelan of Meeker, Katelyn Brown of Rangely, Dakota Bruner of Soroco, Briana Peterson of Soroco and Kiselya Plewe of Cortez.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team advanced to the championship game of the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout, then, when the tournament’s MVP was injured early in the title game, the home team lost to Cortez.

Cowboy wrestling team wins five dual meets in tournament

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboy wrestling team opened the season in Grand Junction at the Maverick Duals on the Colorado Mesa University campus on Saturday and won all five of its duals. Meeker will compete in the Panther Invitational in Delta on Saturday.

RHS boys to open cage play

Boys Shootout 2015

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team will open its season with a new head coach in the White River Electric Association’s Cowboy Shootout tournament in Meeker, starting tonight.

MHS softball girls honored

MEEKER I Several members of the Meeker High School girls’ softball team were honored by the league after its inaugural season, and two team members produced national statistics that rank among the nation’s best.

Meeker wrestlers set for opening mat matches at CMU Duals in GJ

Hopes are high again this year for the Meeker Cowboy wrestling team, coming off a good year last season. MHS head wrestling coach J.C. Watt has high hopes this season with six wrestlers who will return with state tournament experience. The Cowboy matmen will kick off their season in Grand Junction where they will wrestle five duals at Colorado Mesa University. The junior varsity will head to Olathe.

MEEKER I For a 13th time in Meeker High School’s wrestling history, the Cowboys finished second in the Colorado state wrestling tournament last year and this year they return six wrestlers with state experience and lots of confidence. “We wrestled and finished well at state last year, which will give us a lot of confidence […]

RHS girls open basketball season at Meeker

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team will not have any seniors on the team this year but Panther head coach Quinton Kent is still excited to get this season started. The RHS Panthers will open play today at 4:30 p.m. in Meeker against Cortez in the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout.

MHS basketball girls open their season tonight as Shootout hosts

Girls Shootout 2015

MEEKER I The lady Cowboy basketball team will open the 2015 season on its home court tonight when they tipoff at 7:30 in the first round of the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout tournament.

Travis Witherell moves to head wrestling coach for RHS wrestlers

RANGELY I Rangely High School’s most recent state wrestling champion will also be its most recent head coach. Travis Witherell, who won an individual Colorado state wrestling title wrestling as a senior for the Panthers in 2010, has been named to take over the Panther grapplers in his first year as head coach.

Wrestling season begins…

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Meeker High School senior wrestler Sammy Palmer practices a turk on teammate Christopher Strate, as does Daylon Nielsen on assistant coach Carl Padilla during one of the first practices of the season. The season officially started Nov. 12, when most Meeker wrestlers were still playing football. The Cowboys, who finished as the 1A state runners-up […]

MHS basketball season…

sptphmkgirls bball practice

Practice for winter sports officially started Nov. 12, but because so many of the boys just finished playing, only the girls’ basketball team had everyone out for practice. The girls will open the season with the annual White River Electric Cowboy Shootout, which starts Dec. 3, and the boys will host the same tournament the […]

Cowboy gridders end season with loss in second game of Colorado state playoffs

Meeker High School football coach Shane Phelan said he “appreciated each one,” of his seniors and the effort they have given the past four years. Meeker senior captains: Jacob Nielsen, Zachery Medlin, Conner Pfister, Dillon Frantz,  T.J. Shelton, Devon Pontine and Kash Atwood, played their final football game in Starbuck Stadium on Saturday, as they lost to Resurrection Christian in the quarterfinals of the 1A Colorado State football playoffs.

MEEKER I “We got better as the year went on, and we were better at the end, but we were not good enough on Saturday,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after the hometown Cowboys lost 48-6 to the Resurrection Christian Cougars in Starbuck Stadium.

Meeker Cowboys head into the second round of playoffs

Cowboy statistician Bobby Shelton watches his son T.J. fly past him on his way to a 64-yard touchdown against the Platte Canyon Huskies, in the first round of the 1A Colorado State football playoffs. Shelton scored three touchdowns and rushed for 225 yards against the Huskies. Shelton—who has rushed for 1,691 yards so far this season—and his teammates will host the No. 2 Resurrection Christian Cougars on Saturday in Starbuck Stadium.

MEEKER I “We have been here before and the games get tougher every week,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after his team defeated the Platte Canyon Huskies 32-20 in the first round of the 2015, 1A Colorado State Football playoffs last Saturday in Bailey. The Cowboys will host the No. 2 seeded, Resurrection […]