Coach’s team captures golf classic; Cowboy gridders play host to Rye

Jake Shelton uses a baseball bat to swing at a golf ball off the No. 1 tee box at the Meeker Golf Course, site of the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament, a fundraiser for the MHS football program. The Cowboys will host the Rye Thunderbolts Saturday in Starbuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Jake Shelton uses a baseball bat to swing at a golf ball off the No. 1 tee box at the Meeker Golf Course, site of the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament, a fundraiser for the MHS football program. The Cowboys will host the Rye Thunderbolts Saturday in Starbuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Jake Shelton uses a baseball bat to swing at a golf ball off the No. 1 tee box at the Meeker Golf Course, site of the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament, a fundraiser for the MHS football program. The Cowboys will host the Rye Thunderbolts Saturday in Starbuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team had two-a-days last week, then Saturday it hosted the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament. This Saturday it will host Rye in Starbuck Stadium in the first football game of the season.

Nine teams played in the four-person (two teams, including the champions had five players) scramble tournament with some extra twists in the competition. Golfers teed off No. 1 using a baseball bat, drove No. 3 with little kids clubs and had to use a hockey stick to putt on No. 7.
Cowboy assistant coach Andy Coryell, his father in-law Jim Abshire, David Arnold, along with Pat and Brennan Iback won the tournament with a nine-under-par 59. Corey Russell, Irv Griffin and Jason and Cole Steiner finished second, three shots back.
The competition was close as three teams finished three-under par, one team shot a 66 and three teams turned in scores of 73.
MHS activities director Brett Steinacher had the longest drive and Dan Ilgen had the longest putt.
“We appreciate all the sponsors and the help from the Meeker Golf Course staff,” head coach Shane Phelan said. “They always do a great job for us.”
Rye is located in the southeast corner of the state, which is why Coach Phelan said the game will be played Saturday.
“The kids are excited to get going, and Rye will be a tough test; they have good players coming back, they are big, strong and fast,” Phelan said. “We’re excited the game is here for our fans and hopefully it will be a warm, sunny day.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Starbuck Stadium.