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.

Cowboys finish second at WREA Cowboy Shootout

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys finished their big week of basketball Saturday evening, having played four games in five days and winning three of them. They finished second in the WREA Cowboy Shootout and had Jeremy Musgrave and Raul Lopez named to the All-Tournament team.

Lady Panthers play in Wyoming today

RANGELY I The Rangely girls’ basketball team will play Snake River tonight in Baggs, Wyo. The last time the two teams met resulted in a very close 32-35 loss by Rangely, so the Panthers are working toward a better outcome this time.

Lady Cowboys defend WREA Shootout title

Nucla’s Shalyn Steffan, Soroco’s Briana Peterson and Shiloh Rozell, along with Meeker’s Hughes, Neilson and Ridings were all named to the All-Tournament team. Neilson was named the MVP and Ridings won the three-point contest.

MEEKER I Meeker High School’s girls’ basketball team kicked off their season with a bang, winning the WREA Cowboy Shootout by defeating Little Snake River, Soroco and Nucla over the weekend.