RHS volleyball opens promising season with strong play in Hotchkiss, Paonia

Sarah Conner slaps hands after coming off the court during the Lady Panthers three-set victory last Friday against Hotchkiss.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team beat Hotchkiss handily Friday night with a balanced offensive effort led by Katelyn Brown with seven kills, Katye Allred had six, Sarah Connor had five, Lindzey Thacker added four and Kassidy Brannan finished with two kills.

Rangely volleyball girls win first two matches of the new season

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team started its season off on the right foot with two wins over the weekend, defeating Caprock Academy and Hayden.

Ranch Rodeo a perennial local favorite

The Range Call Ranch Rodeo pits teams of local ranchers against each other in various competitions that replicate day-to-day activities for area working ranches.

MEEKER I Following the annual Range Call Parade on Saturday the annual Ranch Rodeo will begin with a calcutta at 1:30 p.m. at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.

A modern look at the Meeker Massacre Pageant

The story behind the Meeker Massacre and the Thornburgh Battle, events which took place in 1879, are dramatically portrayed during the Meeker Pageant at Range Call. This year’s performance begins at dusk on Friday, July 3 at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.

MEEKER I “The Pageant” in Meeker during the Fourth of July weekend kicked off in 1938. There are participants who have participated for 50 years and now second and third generations are taking over the roles of their predecessors.

Meeker cagers win one game at state, lose two; Cowboys are No. 6

Meeker head basketball coach Klark Kindler, pictured above during a timeout, will graduate eight seniors from his team but he will have a good nucleus to build from, including juniors Ty Dunham and Jake Smith, along with freshmen Doak Mantle and Logan Hughes, all with varsity and now state experience.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team wrapped up a successful season in Pueblo with weekend play at the Class 2A State Basketball Tournament, where they ended up No. 6 in the state.

Meeker boys win regionals, headed to state as No. 5 seed

The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team won both of its games over the weekend at the regional tournament in Grand Junction, and the Cowboy cagers emerged as regional champions and will play in the state tournament this weekend in Denver. Meeker was selected as the No. 5 seed by the state tournament seeding committee and will open their tournament play at 10:15 a.m. today against Simla. The Cowboys go into today’s contest with a season record of 22-1.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boy’s basketball team won the regional tournament, earning them a trip to the 2015 2A State Basketball Tournament, which starts today.

Meeker cagers win two more

Meeker High School cheerleaders worked with elementary kids last week and the group performed a dance during halftime of a recent high school basketball game.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team won two more games over the weekend, beating Caprock Academy on Friday and Vail Christian on Saturday.

Rangely girls set for last league game

RANGELY I The Rangley High School girls’ basketball team is preparing for a big weekend as members prepare to play SoRoCo on Thursday then play Caprock Academy at home Friday for the last league game.

RHS girls beat Hotchkiss, fall to Cedaredge

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team picked up a win on Saturday, beating Hotchkiss, 38-24. Coach Quinton Kent said, “We knew coming into this game that we needed to win to keep our playoff hopes alive, and I was pleased with the way our girls responded.”

MHS boys’ undefeated streak ends with loss in Paonia

MEEKER I Thoughts of an undefeated basketball season by the Meeker High School boys’ basketball team ended Saturday with a defeat by the Paonia Eagles, making for a split over the weekend as the boys had defeated Hayden by a wide margin.

Meeker boys’ basketball 14-0 with wins over Rangely and Cedaredge

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team won both games over the weekend, but it took battling back against Rangely in the final quarter to get the win on Friday.

Panther girl cagers fall twice

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team played two good games over the weekend and nearly beat a tough Plateau Valley team Saturday.