We’re No. 1…

Members of Meeker’s eighth-grade basketball teams, along with head coach Deb Henderson, left, and assistant coach Nicole Dupire, right, posed for a group photo after winning the league tournament Saturday.

Barone Middle School’s eighth-grade basketball team capped off an undefeated season Saturday by winning the league tournament at Meeker High School. From left, team members Jordan Smith, Dannon Bolton, Piper Haney, Taylor Neilson, Aly Ridings and Liz Fellows celebrated.

Meeker to host junior high basketball tournament

RBC I Undefeated Barone Middle School will host Saturday’s league tournament. Meeker’s eighth-grade A team (6-0) beat Steamboat Springs 51-21 in its final tuneup last week, while the B team won 41-20.

BMS eighth-graders win big, Rangely loses close game to Steamboat Sailors

RANGELY I There were some close games last week involving the county’s junior high basketball teams.

BMS girls win rematch

RBC I Meeker’s Barone Middle School eighth-graders beat rival Rangely last week for the second time in two weeks. The BMS A team won 54-21, while the B team scrimmaged Rangely. “The girls played well,” said Meeker coach Deb Henderson. “The girls are really starting to understand the system.” Rangely

BMS wins big, will play Rangely again on Saturday

Meeker’s Shelby Burke guards Rangely’s Tessa Slagle during last Thursday’s junior high game between county rivals.

MEEKER I Barone’s eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams had a good week. First, the middle schoolers won against a shorthanded Rangely team 47-14 last Thursday and then beat Steamboat Springs 42-8 on Saturday.

Jr. high girls open basketball season

Rangely seventh-grader Carrie Goddard looked to pass the ball while teammate Alycia Dominguez looked on.

RBC I Junior high girls’ basketball teams in the county opened their seasons last Saturday, and it was a good showing. Especially for the eighth-grade teams.

Junior high teams tip off this week

RBC I Rangely Junior High girls’ basketball players will have a quick turnaround this week. They officially started practice Tuesday — Monday was an in-service day — and four days later they will play their first games of the season.

Barone rally falls short

MEEKER I After overcoming a 17-point deficit, Meeker’s Barone Middle School almost pulled off the big comeback. But the eighth-graders came up short, losing to Craig 37-35 in last Saturday’s district championship game. “This one did not start well,” said coach Neil Joy.

Barone takes two games

MEEKER I Barone Middle School’s eighth-grade boys’ basketball team will go into Saturday’s district tournament on a winning note. Both the A and B teams won their games against Steamboat Springs before the Thanksgiving break. The B team won 29-14, while the A team won 35-28.

BMS comes out on top at Rangely

Meeker’s Tristin Pelloni looks to make a pass while Rangely’s Marshal Way defends during last week’s seventh-grade action.

RBC I In a matchup of county rivals, Meeker’s Barone Middle School teams won its games last Thursday at Rangely. Meeker’s eighth-grade team won both games, 29-21 (A team) and 20-16 (B team), as did the seventh-grade teams.

BMS downs Craig in basketball openers

MEEKER I In a good start to the season, Barone Middle School’s eighth-grade boys’ basketball teams won their openers Saturday against Craig. In the A game, Jake Boesch scored 11 points, Dylan Mobley six and Kevin Eli five to lead the way in Barone’s 26-20 win.

Barone Middle School finishes its 2008 season

MEEKER — The Barone Middle School boys’ basketball teams opened the season last Saturday at home against county rival Rangely. The seventh- and eighth-grade A teams split, with the BMS seventh-graders winning and Rangely’s eighth-grade team winning.