MHS Cowboys end season as an “Elite Eight” team

The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team ended its season as a member of the “Elite Eight,” qualifying for the 2014 2A Colorado State Basketball Championships in Pueblo. The Cowboys will return several players, all of whom played and got state experience, hopeful for a return trip to the “Big Dance” next year. Pictured are; assistant coach Matt Dupire, Kash Atwood, Matt Frantz, Jeremy Musgrave, Ty Dunham, Dylan Mobley, Joe Newman, Tony Collins, Cade Rowlett, Jake Smith, Raul Lopez, Lane Anderson, Tommy Chitwood and head coach Klark Kindler.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team played two very tough games in the 2014 Colorado 2A Basketball Championships in Pueblo over the weekend, finishing their season as one of the top eight 2A teams in the state.

Meeker girls advance to ‘Elite Eight’ in Pueblo

The Meeker girls’ basketball team dominated the Nucla Mustangs in the semifinals and then beat league foe Soroco in the regional championship game to advance to the “Big Dance” in Pueblo. Representing Meeker in the girls’ 2A bracket of the 2014 Colorado State Basketball Championships are in front: Taylor Morris, Sydney Hughes, Taylor Neilson, Deena Norell, Aly Ridings, Piper Haney and Megan Parker. In back: assistant coaches Julie Bowman and Karen Dinwiddie, Jamie McLaughlin, Anna Walsh, Reece Petile, Alex Duell and Shelby Burke, with head coach Greg Chintala behind Duell.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team has earned a trip to the 2014 2A Colorado State Basketball Championships by winning the 2A regional tournament in Grand Junction last weekend.

Meeker boys win regional championship

The Meeker boys’ basketball team was determined to win the regional tournament in Palisade and become one of the “Elite Eight” to play in the 2014 Colorado State Basketball Championships in Pueblo, tipping off today against Akron. Pictured with the championship plaque in front are: manager Madison Kindler, Raul Lopez, Jeremy Musgrave, Dylan Mobley, Cade Rowlett and Matt Frantz. In back: head coach Klark Kindler, Clay Anderson, Tommy Chitwood, Jake Smith, Kash Atwood, Ty Dunham, Joe Newman, Tony Collins and assistant coach Matt Dupire.

MEEKER I In a game filled with excitement, suspense and incredible individual and team performances, the Meeker High School boys’ basketball team won the 2A Regional Championship in a double overtime thriller against the Paonia Eagles.

Cowboys finish second at districts

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team is heading to the regional tournament after a big win Friday night in the semi-finals of the district tournament in Oak Creek.

Lady Panthers end basketball season in pig-tail round

RANGELY I “Overall, this is a great group of young women who have outstanding character,” Rangely High School girls’ basketball coach Quinton Kent said of his team, which concluded its season Feb. 25 in Hotchkiss.

Lady Cowboys win 2A district championships

The Meeker girls’ basketball team won the district championship and will take a 20-2 record and the No. 1 seed into the state-qualifying regional tournament in Palisade, starting Friday, when they play Nucla at 3 p.m. Pictured with the district championship team plaque are, in front: Sydney Hughes, Piper Haney, Aly Ridings, Taylor Neilson, Deena Norell and Megan Parker. In back: head coach Greg Chintala, Taylor Morris, Reece Pertile, Anna Walsh, Alex Duell, assistant coach Julie Bowman, Jamie McLaughlin and assistant coach Karen Dinwiddie.

MEEKER I The Meeker girls are district champions! The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team scored an impressive 117 points in two games and held two teams to a combined 84 points to win the team title in Oak Creek.

Having ice a tough task in old days before refrigeration

Farm and ranch crews had to wait until area ponds and lakes froze over before they could begin the arduous task of cutting blocks of ice from the frozen surface and transporting those blocks back to the farm or ranch in sufficient quantities to last through the year.

MEEKER I Early employees of the 101 Ranch, now the Rio Blanco Ranch, may remember the “ice house” and going out to cut blocks of ice to be used for refrigeration throughout the year—or as long as it would last.

Lady Cowboys win league championship

The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team, pictured here playing against the lady Panthers in Rangely, have used a high pressure defense to create a fast-running offense, which won them the Northwest League championship. Meeker defeated Rangely 41-18 on Tuesday in the final game of the regular season and will have a first round bye in the District Tournament, which will be played Feb. 28 and March first in Oak Creek.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team is league champion after winning two exciting conference games last weekend and giving them a first round bye in the district tournament. That also assures them a spot in the regional tournament.

Cowboys step up and get wins — Prepare for District Tournament in Oak Creek

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys “really stepped up this weekend,” head coach Klark Kindler said of his team.

Rangely 8th-graders finish middle school career undefeated

The Rangely eighth-grade girls’ basketball team capped off a undefeated middle school basketball career with an exciting 39-38 victory over Craig in the Northwest League championship game. The girls won all their games both years and and two league titles for Rangely Middle School. Playing for the young lady Panthers are; Vanessa Hamilton, Kaylee Mecham, Halie Elam, Katelyn Brown, Sarah Conner, Klaire Denny, Alanna Wiley and Brynn Buckles.

RANGELY I The middle school girls from Meeker and Rangely concluded their basketball seasons Saturday with the final tournament in Steamboat Springs.

Lady Panthers lose two; play Hotchkiss

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team had two tough games over the weekend.

Rangely plays “help defense” for league win

RANGELY I Outstanding defense and team basketball gave the Rangely girls’ basketball team another league win, this time against Vail Christian on Saturday.