Lady Cowboys split two games

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team defeated Hayden 64-44 on Feb. 5, but then lost by 25 in Paonia on Friday.

Headed to the basket…

Barone Middle School eighth-grader Grace Bradfield dribbles down the basketball court during a game against the Glenwood Springs Demons, which BMS won 39-20. The Barone girls are still undefeated on the season after beating Craig Middle School by a 17-8 score on Saturday morning. Meeker will play host to the annual league tournament on Feb. 14.

RHS boys’ basketball team splits with Baggs, Plateau Valley teams

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team lost 60-44 to the Little Snake Rattlers but came back and defeated the Plateau Valley Cowboys 48-30 in front of a home crowd.

Meeker girls fall prey, 60-48, to undefeated Cedaredge Bruins

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Cedaredge, where they met their match against the undefeated Bruins, losing 60-48.

Meeker wrestlers win three of four, to host Meeker Invitational

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ wrestling team competed in four dual matches last week, hosting Palisade and Hayden, then traveling to Moffat County to wrestle the Bulldogs and Delta Panthers, both 3A teams. The Cowboys lost only to Delta.

Rangely grapplers do well in Ignacio; Meeker tourney looms

Ethan Allred, a 170-pound wrestler for Rangely High School, grapples with an opposing wrestler on the road in Ignacio over the weekend. Allred won two dual matches by forfeit and won all four of his Butch Melton Invitational Tournament matches by pinning each of his opponents.

RANGELY I Only three Rangely wrestlers traveled to Ignacio, in the southwest corner of Colorado, and, according to coach Jeff Heinle, all gained valuable experience for the upcoming regional tournament.

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.