County rivalry…

The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team, including Desiree Coombs, Lindzey Thacker and Katelyn Brown, tried to box in Meeker’s Sydney Hughes and her teammates Tuesday. They were able to contain the MHS girls in the first half, but Hughes and her Meeker teammates came back in the second half, took control and went on to a 40-25 win. The Meeker boys went 12-0 on the season with a 42-36 win over the Panthers Tuesday at Rangely.


Cowboy senior Raul Lopez dribbles underneath a Plateau Valley defender in a game which Meeker won 60-42. The Cowboys remain undefeated 12-0 after a game against Rio Blanco County foe Rangely. The Panthers led for the first three quarters but the Cowboys came back in the fourth and won 42-36.

Rangely sends four grapplers to meet; all place

RANGELY I Four members of the Rangely High School Panther wrestling team took part in the annual Carl Ramunno Memorial Tournament in Steamboat Springs, and all four placed in the top three, including one champion.

Panther boys split games

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team lost a home game against Hotchkiss then beat Caprock Academy on the road the next day.

Meeker wrestlers split duals, place 10 members

Meeker High School wrestler Tristan Pelloni, left, has his opponent in a bridge during a match against Moffat County earlier this season. The MHS Cowboy wrestlers  will host Palisade and Hayden in a triangular meet tonight at home. The matches will begin at 5:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to go and watch and cheer on the Cowboy grapplers.

MEEKER I “We have some improving to do if we hope to do better in regionals,” Meeker High School wrestling coach J.C. Watt said after a weekend of wrestling.

RMS Girls’ Basketball…

The Rangely Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team beat Steamboat Springs in Meeker on Saturday but lost to the Meeker home team. Playing on the team this season are, in front row: Marlana Miller, KC Mercardo, Skylar Thacker and Kassidee Brown. In back row: assistant coaches Rozilyn Witherell and Angie Kenney, Raelynn Norman, Makenze Cochrane, Kaylalle Fortunato, Alexis Willey, Aspen Rhea, Alanna Willey and head coach Jessica Fortunato.

BMS Girls’ Basketball…

The future of Meeker High School’s girls’ basketball program looks bright with the great play of eighth-graders: In the back row are Ellie Anderson, Allison Moon, Tori Lasker, Kenzie Turner, Krissie Luce, Megan Shelton, Kassie Luce, Ezzy Torres, Allie Willey, Michaela Jones and coach Jamie Rogers. In front are: Savana May, Lila Klinglesmith, Mikayla Cardile, Briar Meszaros, Kylee Bradford, Gracie Bradfield and manager Abbi Moon.

Panther cagers fall to Paonia

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther boys’ basketball team only played one game last week, but it was against an intense Paonia Eagle team, losing the contest 53-35. Rangely (2-5), will host Hotchkiss in another league game Friday and Caprock Academy on Saturday.

RHS mat men Peters, Allred win

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther wrestling team hosted the second annual Vern Rose Memorial Tournament on Saturday with only four wrestlers entered. Two of those won individual titles.

Meeker girl cagers win two games

MEEKER I The Meeker girls’ basketball team won two more league games last week, pounding Caprock Academy 70-14, then beat Hotchkiss by 10 on their home court Saturday. Meeker, now 6-2, will host Little Snake River on Friday and Plateau Valley on Saturday.

7 MHS wrestlers crowned

MEEKER I “It was a good confidence builder,” is what one of Meeker High School’s wrestlers told head wrestling coach J.C. Watt of the week’s competition.

Panther boys reopen season on court with victory and loss

Panthers Colt Allred and Patrick Scoggins go up for a rebound against a Plateau Valley Cowboy during a home game, which the Panthers won 44-21. Rangely will travel to Paonia on Friday to play the Eagles in another league contest.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther boys’ basketball team played two league games last week, pounding the Plateau Valley Cowboys 44-21 in Meeker then losing to Cedaredge, 38-46, on the road.