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.

Meeker’s Harvey, Shelton win weight classes in Tournament of Champions

Tristin Pelloni, Sheridan Harvey, T.J. Shelton and Casey Turner wear big smiles holding the hardware they won in the competitive Tournament of Champions, helping their team place eighth. Pelloni finished eighth at 120 as Harvey (113) and Shelton (170) won their brackets. Turner lost in the second round, came back to win six matches and the consolation championship at 152, avenging his loss along the way.

MEEKER I Sheridan Harvey and T.J. Shelton entered the Tournament of Champions as the No. 1 seeds in their respective weight brackets, and both finished as champions, Harvey winning the 113-pound bracket and Shelton dominating at 170. Casey Turner placed third at 152 and senior Tristin Pelloni finished eighth at 120.

New owners…

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Erin and Jon Willis took ownership of Rangely Liquors on Jan. 1, and they are “excited about the opportunity.”

MHS girls’ basketball team falls to Cedaredge, then rebounds vs. Paonia

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ varsity basketball team opened its 2015 portion of the season on their home court, splitting two games, losing to league rival Cedaredge on Friday then beating Paonia on Saturday.

Charity for Hoops…

Twins Krissie and Kassie Luce, along with Megan Shelton, center photo, and Kenzie Turner won the 7th-8th-grade division.

Cagers, grapplers of Meeker, Rangely getting back in action

RBC I Winter sports for Rio Blanco County high schools will begin the 2015 portion of their winter sports schedules tonight with wrestling and home court basketball action in Meeker and Rangely on Friday.

MHS girls fall in cage test with Olathe

MEEKER I One day before the Christmas break, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team played the 2A Olathe Pirates on their home court and lost 44-37. Meeker will come back in 2015 and host Cedaredge on Jan. 9, then host Paonia on Saturday, Jan. 10.