Memorial to be nominated for governor’s award

The veterans memorial on the courthouse square in Meeker is to be nominated for a governor's award for the best use of public space.

Season ends for Meeker, excited about the future

The Meeker High School baseball team (above) lost 3-2 to the Dolores Bears in the first round of the 2A state playoffs in Cortez, but everyone is excited about the future of Cowboy baseball. Playing for the Cowboys in the front row are Matt Devore, Cody Stickler, Kenny Kohls, Chevy Mohr, Dillan Frantz and Hunter Garcia. In the back row are: head coach Jason Browning, Bruno Juarez, Tony Collins, Jake Smith, Tanner Matriciano, Dylan Mobley, Matt Frantz and assistant coach Brian Merrifield.

MEEKER I For the first time in several years, the Meeker Cowboy baseball team advanced to post-season play. And although the Dolores Bears ended the Cowboys’ season with a 3-2 win in Cortez in the first round of the 2A state playoffs, Meeker coaches are excited about the future.

Four Panthers qualify for state track and field meet

Rangely senior Connor Phelan, pictured racing on his hometown track, is only .4 seconds off the 400-meter school record, and he will get another chance to break that mark at the 2014 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, which start today in Denver.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther track team qualified four athletes for the 2014 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, which start today in Jefferson County Stadium in Denver.

Cowboy sprinters fastest in west; relays break school records

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MEEKER I T.J. Shelton and Halle Ahrens were the fastest 2A sprinters on the Western Slope and they will now, along with 20 of their teammates, compete in the 2014 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, with all five divisions running, jumping and throwing in Jefferson County Stadium in Denver, starting today.

Meeker wrestlers crown five champions

MEEKER I “We had a long season and continued to improve each week and wrestle tough; I am very proud of all of our kids,” Meeker Community Wrestling Club coach Carl Padilla said of the youth wrestling team.

Rangely wrestlers end season strong in Parachute

RANGELY I Twenty-eight youth wrestlers from Rangely competed in the final tournament of the season in Parachute on Saturday, and more than half placed in the top four of their brackets, including three champions.

Local golfers win Bernie’s Tourney

RANGELY I Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely was the site of the annual Bernie’s Tourney, a four-person scramble, featuring 10 teams, with players from Rangely, Grand Junction and Vernal, Utah.

Girls win meet, relay sets school record

Cowboy senior Jeremy Musgrave cleared 6 feet in the high jump and triple jumped 40-9 in Kremmling. He will try to solidify his trip to the Colorado State Track and Field Championships in his first year out for the sport.

MEEKER I In the final meet of the regular season in Kremmling, the Meeker High School girls’ team won the Joe Shields Invitational in a field of 13 teams, and the 4×400-meter relay team broke a school record.

Panthers do well in West Grand

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers track teams ended their regular season in Kremmling and they are excited about the upcoming, state-qualifying, regional meet in Grand Junction on Friday and Saturday.

Meeker Cowboys come out on top of RBC rivalry

Meeker’s Bruno Juarez jumps on junior Matt Frantz, who was the starting and winning pitcher for the Cowboys, with nine strikeouts against the Rangely Panthers. It was the Cowboys’ first and only league win this season, a pigtail game that will advance them to the district tournament to play Dolores on Friday in Cortez.

RBC I The Meeker High School baseball team finished the regular season with a 0-12 league record, and the Rangely High School team finished with a 4-8 league record, its four wins coming from beating its Rio Blanco County rival in two doubleheaders.

Youth Panthers wrestle in tourney

The Rangely youth wrestling team entered 45 wrestlers in the Casey Turner Memorial in Meeker on Saturday, and more than 20 placed in the top four, including six champions.

Panthers compete in windy conditions

“It was super windy, which made it so most times and distances, even if very good, were considered wind-aided and will not count for state rankings,” Rangely High School track coach Cody Brunton said of the weather conditions and results for his team in the Clint Wells Invitational Track Meet in Craig on Friday.