Panthers turn over game

RANGELY I Senior Aimee Hogan played hard offensively and defensively to lead the lady Panthers with 15 points and five steals against Plateau Valley on Friday night, but the Rangely girls came up short in the game.

MHS boys earn three wins

Meeker senior Dylan Mobley (15) looks on as fellow senior Jeremy Musgrave (12) takes a free throw.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team finished the week with three big wins. The Cowboys began their streak Tuesday night against Rangely, beating the Panthers 65-52 behind a balanced scoring attack led by senior Jeremy Musgrave with 20 points.

Lady Cowboys continue winning streak

RBC I The Meeker girls’ basketball continued their unbeaten 2014 streak with three more wins last week. The lady Cowboys not only won but they scored more than 60 points in each game and outscored their opponents by more than 20 points in the three games.

Freshmen boost Lady Panthers’ game

Rangely senior Tessa Slagle (14) passes the ball to senior Aimee Hogan (3). From left to right in the back row are junior Desiree Coombs (21), junior Simone Heinle (10) and freshman Katye Allred (20).

RANGELY I “We played our best game since the Meeker Shootout,” Rangely High School girls’ basketball coach Quinton Kent said. “We are starting to play together, which has been difficult in this injury-ridden season.”

Cowboys exciting on the court

MEEKER I The challenge of a high school basketball game is the ability to put together 32 minutes of good basketball. The Meeker boys’ basketball team is doing just that this season as they have proved time and time again they can play with good teams.

Lady Cowboys start 2014 basketball with a bang

Rio Blanco County seniors Taylor Neilson of Meeker and Tessa Slagle of Rangely prepare for a rebound during a game Tuesday in Meeker.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team started the new year and regular season off with a bang, winning three big games and beating the always-tough Paonia Eagles in Paonia to finish off their weekend, which began Thursday night against Plateau Valley.

BMS girls open season at home

MEEKER I Barone Middle School girls’ basketball teams began their season Saturday against Craig Middle School. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams had games for A, B and C levels.

Ladies lose games, players

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team started its game in Paonia playing great defense, holding the Eagles to one point in the first three minutes.

BMS, RMS girls open season at home

RBC I Middle school basketball girls in Meeker and Rangely will open their seasons at home Saturday.

Meeker holidays differ from 100 years ago

MEEKER I This holiday season may you find yourselves among family and friends and in the spirit of giving. Imagine if you will, 100 years ago in Meeker or Rangely, the weather cold, transportation extremely limited and Christmas shopping unheard of.

Ladies fall to North Park

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team had a solid fourth quarter against North Park and found even scoring from their entire team, but the squad could not overcome a first-quarter deficit and lost to Wildcats in Walden, 42-34, on Saturday.

Cold, hard winters didn’t stop Meeker area pioneers

This classic sleigh, used to battle the snowy elements in  Rio Blanco County in the 1900s, is on display at the White River Museum in Meeker. The sleigh was donated to the museum by the Sprod family.

MEEKER I The last few weeks have seen the temperatures plummet and the cold could invoke some complaining. After all, the cars are cold, the roads are slick, and the kids have to walk from the car to the school in sub-zero temperatures.