Cowboys drop doubleheader

The Meeker High School Cowboy baseball team is led by lone senior Nick Burri, who is pictured holding a Hotchkiss runner on first base. The Cowboys lost a doubleheader in Hotchkiss and, weather permitting, they will host Cedaredge at Paintbrush Park on Saturday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ baseball team lost a doubleheader in Hotchkiss on Saturday, and, if the weather cooperates, the Cowboys look to rebound as they will host the Cedaredge Bruins on Saturday at Paintbrush Park. The first Cowboy test will start at 11 a.m.

Pelloni ends mat season undefeated

MEEKER I Barone Middle School eighth-grader Tevin Pelloni finished the regular season of the middle school wrestling season undefeated and he will wrestle in the state-qualifying middle school regional tournament in Grand Junction this weekend.

Rangely’s Coombs wins mat title

RANGELY I The Rangely wrestling program hosted the Northwestern Colorado Championships on Saturday, and middle school coach Jeff LeBleu, who came out of retirement, was thankful for everyone’s help and support in pulling off a successful tournament.

Meeker graduate Kaysyn Chintala continues education with basketball

Meeker High School graduate Kaysyn Chintala, is seen here talking with her Northwest Kansas Technical College coach, Landon Steele, during the most recent season, where Chintala set school records in three-point shots and assists. Chintala, who started college playing volleyball, will now continue her education and play on the basketball court at an undecided four-year school.

MEEKER I Meeker High School graduate Kaysyn Chintala went to Colby Community College in Colby, Kan., on a volleyball scholarship, but she has since switched schools and sports while making plans to continue her education at a four-year school.

MHS track team opens its season at Rifle meet

MEEKER I According to Meeker High School track coach John Strate, the first track meet of the season was held on a cold and windy day in Rifle, but, “We got some pretty solid performances from both of our returning athletes and our freshman.”

White River Rumble a big success

Phil Vallem of Craig won the inaugural White River Rumble, a 70-mile snowmobile race around the Flat Top Mountains beginning and ending at Lake Avery. Ten racers took on the grueling mountain challenge in what organizers hope will become an annual event.

MEEKER I The inaugural White River Rumble, a 70-mile cross-country snowmobile race in the White River National Forest, was held Saturday and the inaugural event was considered a success by riders and organizers.

Barone wrestlers finish in third March 5 in Steamboat Springs

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School wrestling team has been a little under weather lately but 14 members of the team wrestled in the Carl Ramunno Memorial in Steamboat Springs on March 5, returning with a third place trophy and four champions.

Young Panthers host final tourney

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team placed several wrestlers within the top four at Oak Creek on Saturday, and the young grapplers will host the Northwest Colorado League Championship tournament on Saturday at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School.

Barone wrestlers second in Oak Creek

The Barone Middle School wrestling team finished second in Oak Creek over the past weekend and the members will wrestle for the Northwest Colorado League title on Saturday in Rangely, where wrestling will start at 9 a.m.

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School wrestling team finished second again, this time in Oak Creek, placing 10 Cowboys in the top four, including three champions.

Meeker’s Nick Burri will play golf at Missouri Valley College

Meeker High School senior Nick Burri, right, is pictured with his soon-to-be college golf coach Jordan Dickson. Burri, who played on Rangely High School’s team for three years, has signed to play golf for Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.

MEEKER I Nick Burri only played golf three years in high school, but his commitment to and passion for the game has earned him a scholarship to golf this fall at Missouri Valley College.

RMS wrestlers earn five medals in meet

RANGELY I “We have lots to work on still, but the guys wrestled well,” Rangely Middle School wrestling coach Travis Witherell said of the young Panthers’ performance in the annual Carl Ramunno tournament in Steamboat Springs.

Meeker girls wrap up basketball season with defeat at divisionals

MEEKER I The final game of the season for the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team was played in Oak Creek, where the lady Cowboys lost 62-32 to the Soroco Rams (18-2) in the quarterfinal round of the district tournament.