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.

RMS opens wrestling season

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School Panther wrestling team opened its season in Hayden on Saturday and returned with six placers, including two champions, which was more than half of the Panthers who entered.

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The “Meeker Black” boys’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball team played three games at home on Saturday, winning two. Meeker has two teams, Meeker Black and Meeker Gold, and both will play in the conference tournament with the first game for Meeker Gold at home at 6:30 p.m. against Rifle 1 at Meeker Elementary School. Meeker […]

Cowboys win team title; Shelton wins fourth title

The Meeker High School wrestling program made history by winning its eighth state team wrestling title at the 2016 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in the Pepsi Center last weekend in Denver. Meeker senior T.J. Shelton became the 19th wrestler in Colorado history to win four individual state wrestling titles and doing so in such dominate fashion, he was named the 2A Outstanding Wrestler and received two standing ovations for his efforts. Meeker head coach J.C. Watt's efforts were also recognized as he was named the 2A Coach of the Year after his team was awarded the trophy. Every Meeker state qualifier won a match and scored at least one bonus point for the team. "It truly was a team win," coach Watt said.

MEEKER I Once upon a time, in small town in northwest Colorado, there lived a young man named T.J. Shelton, who had set goals for himself. Last weekend in front of more than 10,000 people, he accomplished them, while helping himself, his team and his community win a state championship, too.