Cowboys drop two against state’s best

Cowboy center fielder Doak Mantle is pictured catching a fly ball for an out against the No. 1 ranked Paonia Eagles last Saturday. The doubleheader, which Meeker lost, was scheduled to be played in Meeker but was moved to Rifle because of poor field conditions. The Cowboys played Rangely on Tuesday and will host Cedaredge Saturday in a doubleheader at Paintbrush Park, starting at 11 a.m. weather permitting.

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 […]

Rangely Little League…


Rangely Little League coach Jerry LeBleu pats one of his players on the head after he hit a triple and was batted in by a teammate. Rangely’s team of eight-, nine- and 10-year-old players was in Meeker recently to play ball in Meeker’s Paintbrush Park.

Meeker Cowboy baseball team wins a pair; JV still unbeaten

Between rain and snow storms, baseball games have been played on the Paintbrush Park fields this month in Meeker, including the Little League teams from Meeker and Rangely.

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboy varsity baseball team won two games last week, including a comeback win against Grand Valley in front of a home crowd.

Meeker’s track team performs well at GWS

MEEKER I Although the recent weather has not been ideal for track meets, it won’t keep the Cowboys off the track, as they competed in Glenwood Springs on Saturday and will compete in Coal Ridge on Friday, then Rangely on Saturday.

Meeker baseball team victorious at home but falls prey on road

With Meeker shortstop Hunter Garcia backing him up, second-baseman Trapper Merrifield caught the throw from catcher Ty Gibson and prepares to put the tag on a Roaring Fork baserunner. The Cowboys beat the Rams 14-4 in the first home game of the season played in Paintbrush Park on April 7. The Cowboys’ next home game is April 21, against the Grand Valley Cardinals.

MEEKER I The Meeker varsity and junior varsity baseball teams have played several games the past two weeks, including two at home and two against the No. 1-ranked team in the state, with another tough doubleheader scheduled for Friday in Hotchkiss.

Nine Meeker wrestlers capture gold in Hayden

MEEKER I Thirty-five youth wrestlers from the Meeker Community Wrestling Club competed in Hayden on Saturday and 31 placed in the top four. Champions of their bracket were Kaden Ridgeway, Dillon Hobbs, Brendan Clatterbaugh, Cade Blunt, Judd Harvey, Noah LeBlanc, Ty Goedert, Kelton Turner and Dax Sheridan.

Meeker tracksters shine bright at Woodburn meet

MEEKER I The weather for the Frank Woodburn Invitational track meet, held in Stocker Stadium on Saturday was not so good, but, according to Meeker head coach John Strate, the competition was, which included 17 schools from all five size classifications.

35 members of Meeker Community Wrestling Club place at Craig meet

MEEKER I Winning a high school team state championship has created a lot of excitement in the Meeker wrestling program. The middle school season was just completed and the youth programs in the northwest corner of the state have started. More than 90 youth wrestlers are in the Meeker Community Wrestling Club this year and […]

Nine county middle school wrestlers qualify for state

RBC I Ten Rio Blanco middle school wrestlers, including eight from Rangely, wrestled in the Western Slope Regional Tournament in Grand Junction. Nine of those 10 wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in Denver.

Pelloni places fifth at state wrestling

RBC I Nine wrestlers from Rio Blanco County qualified and wrestled in the Colorado Middle School State Wrestling Championships last weekend in Denver and one returned with a medal. Barone Middle School eighth-grader Tevin Pelloni, who finished fifth, was the county’s lone placer.

MHS tracksters do well at Cedaredge, prepare for meet at G.J.

At Cedaredge on Saturday, Meeker runners, from left, Sierra Williams, Maggie Phelan and Peyton Burke are seen running the 200-meter dash. Williams was part of the 4x100-meter relay team, which took fourth place; Phelan had a personal best in the 400 meters, where she finished fourth overall; and Burke was part of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays, finishing fourth.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School track team performed well in Cedaredge last Saturday and is preparing to compete in the Frank Woodburn Invitational this Saturday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.

Middle school wrestlers to state

RBC I Ten Rio Blanco middle school wrestlers, including eight from Rangely, wrestled in the Western Slope Regional Tournament over the weekend in Grand Junction. Nine of those 10 wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in Denver this weekend.