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 […]

MHS Volleyball…

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The Meeker High School volleyball season came to an end on Friday in Grand Valley as the Cowboys competed in the district tournament, where the girls were eliminated after losing matches to Cedaredge and Soroco. Meeker was young, with no seniors playing on the team, so many younger players earned a lot of varsity experience, […]

Panthers end 2-7 grid season with 68-30 loss

RANGELY I “This year was a tough year,” Rangely head football coach Paul Fortunato said after his team lost to the Plateau Valley Cowboys, 68-30, in the final game of the regular season on Yeager Field.

Meeker gridders top Hotchkiss, 36-14; Cowboys play Platte Canyon in playoffs

Meeker senior Devon Pontine broke out into the open and gained 43 yards on his one carry against the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in the final game of the regular season for the Cowboys on Friday. Pontine also caught three passes in front of a large hometown crowd in Starbuck Stadium and had 17 tackles on defense. The Cowboys will play in Bailey against the Platte Canyon Huskies in the first round of the 2015 1A Colorado state football playoffs.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team will enter the 1A – Colorado state football playoffs after a 36-14 win against the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in the final game of the regular season, played in Starbuck Stadium on Friday.

Cowboy gridders pound Grand Valley 55-8; big game Friday

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Meeker senior Dillon Frantz, who was injured in the first game of the season and recently returned to the starting lineup, picked up Grand Valley’s quarterback like a sack of potatoes and brought him down for a loss. Frantz led the Cowboys on defense with eight tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

MEEKER I After a 55-8 pounding of the Grand Valley Cardinals on Friday in Parachute, the Meeker Cowboys will host the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in Starbuck Stadium in the final game of the regular season. The game will have league and playoff implications.

RHS gridders thumped by Norwood

RANGELY I After a crushing 58-0 loss in Norwood on Friday, the Rangely High School football team will have a bye this week, then host the Plateau Valley Cowboys on Oct. 30, in the final game of the regular season.

Meeker gridders gain 500 yards with drubbing of Cedaredge Bruins

Cowboy football coach Shane Phelan said junior Caleb Bradford “played really well,” at defensive end, recording five tackles, including three for a loss, one pass deflection and he also caused a fumble, which was recovered by teammate Dillon Frantz.

MEEKER I With more than 500 offensive yards, the Meeker Cowboy football team ran over the Cedaredge Bruins in Starbuck Stadium on Friday, defeating them 38-12 in a league contest.

Softball…

Meeker High School freshman Tori Lasker is pictured pitching in Paintbrush Park during a recent game against Cedaredge. Meeker lost its final game of the regular season to Gunnison 9-8, in extra innings. Meeker (9-9) will play Brush (12-7) in Cedaredge, this Saturday at 10 a.m., with the winner advancing to the state tournament the following week.

Cowboys lose to Eagles in Paonia

One Meeker fan described the football game between the Cowboys and the Paonia Eagles as a “heavyweight boxing match” with both teams standing toe-to-toe and exchanging punches and pictured action looked like a rugby scrum. In the middle of the scrum was T.J. Shelton who was pushed across the goal line by his teammates. Although the two-time defending state champion Eagles could not knock out the Cowboys, they did win the game 34-30. Meeker will host the Cedaredge Bruins Friday in Starbuck Stadium.

MEEKER I “It was kind of a thriller,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said of the football game between the Cowboys and the two-time defending state champion Eagles in Paonia last Friday.

Panthers lose 42-28 in Soroco, on to Norwood

RANGELY I The Panther football team lost a league contest to the Rams from South Routt County (Soroco) 42-28 in Oak Creek last Friday and they will play on the road again this Friday in Norwood, in another conference game.

Homecoming crowd…

A big crowd helped cheer on the Meeker Cowboys for their Homecoming  game against Lake County Panthers, which Meeker won 45-14 inside Starbuck Stadium. The Cowboys will travel to Paonia to play the two-time defending state champion Eagles on Friday, in the second league game of the season.

Meeker softball…

Meeker High School softball coach Briana Williams smiles after Gracie Bradfield got a base hit during a game against Basalt. Meeker’s record is 9-6 overall, 4-2 in league and currently on a three-game winning streak after pounding Aspen twice in a doubleheader and Basalt, all at Paintbrush Park. Meeker will play in Rifle today and Gunnison on Saturday before the regional tournament starts the following week.