Rangely team finishes 3rd

Rangely baseball coach Paul Fortunato stands next to James Rogers, Bubba Ivers (Craig), Cameron Enterline (back), Lucas Heinle, Kelton Elam, Gentry Hatch (Roosevelt, Utah) and coach Gary Denny.  Playing on the third place team in Green River last weekend were (front) Kody Denny, Bryson Palacios, Toby Gasper, Chas Byerly, Gabe Garcia and Chad Bolding. The Rangely independent team will play in Craig against Moffat County this Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.

RANGELY I “We had a pretty good weekend,” said Paul Fortunato, coach of the Rangely 15-18 baseball team team, about his team’s performance in the Green River tournament held last weekend in Wyoming. The Rangely team won three of five games and finished third in a field of 10 teams.

Tourney time…

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Baseball teams in the 11-12 Recreation League from Meeker, Rangely, Craig and Baggs, Wyo., will start their tournament in Meeker tonight with Rangely playing Baggs and both Meeker teams playing against each other starting at 7:30 at Paintbrush Park. The tournament for Meeker and Rangely 8-10 teams will be played in Craig starting tonight at […]


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Kacey Denny (23), prepares to lay down a bunt in a game against Steamboat Springs last Saturday in Rangely and Lucas Heinle (15) swings at another pitch in a summer league game, which Rangely won. Rangely baseball coach Paul Fortunato, who is also the head high school football coach said his team will play in […]


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Meeker has two 8-10 year old baseball teams and they are evenly matched, as two extra innings were needed to determine a winner in a game between the two last week before they joined for a group photo.

Panthers win two, lose two in tourney

Two teams featuring players from Rangely and Meeker played in the Rio Blanco American Legion’s fourth annual Rangely Invitational last weekend and the team pictured won two games and lost two games to finish fourth. (Back) coach Gary Denny, Bryson Palacios, Dillon McTague, Cameron Enterline, Kody Denny, Kacey Denny and coach Paul Fortunato. (Front) Gabe Garcia, Emilio Ruiz, Toby Gasper, Chaz Byerly and Chad Bolding.

RANGELY I Rio Blanco County fielded two teams for the Rio Blanco American Legion’s fourth annual Rangely Invitational tournament and one of the teams made the final four.


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Rio Blanco County’s 11-12-year-old baseball teams have started their season-ending tournament with games in Meeker and Hayden.

Meeker hosts tourney

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RBC I Seven 8-10-year-old baseball teams, including three from Rio Blanco County, played in a tournament last weekend, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District.

Scherbarth comes away with 1st place

Chris Scherbarth holds the plaque he won in the Colorado Rockies Pitch, Hit and Run Team Championship competition at Coors Field last weekend.

RBC I Tori Lasker, 10, and Chris Scherbarth, 9, represented Meeker very well Saturday, June 11 at the Colorado Rockies Pitch, Hit and Run Team Championship. Tori placed second overall in the 9-10 girls’ division. Chris placed first overall in the 9-10 boys’ division.

RHS Panthers end baseball season for Cowboys

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The Meeker baseball team played its final home game on the road last week. Because of the weather, Meeker’s baseball diamond was never dry enough to play on this season, so the Cowboys had to play their scheduled home games against Paonia in Rifle and their final home game against the Panthers in Rangely.

RBC teams play for playoffs

Rangely’s Brian Rector makes contact with a pitch for a base hit in a game against Moffat County, which was called because of rain after two innings. The Panthers played Meeker last night and will end the regular season with a doubleheader against Paonia, Saturday.

Rio Blanco County’s high school baseball teams met in Rangely yesterday after press time for a doubleheader, which are the final games of the regular season for Meeker and will have district playoff implications for both teams.

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Meeker senior Victor Villalpando winds up for a pitch during a game in Denver earlier in the season.

Ignacio ends Panthers’ season 12-9

Rangely’s Kindal Cushman and teammate Daniel Garcia celebrated after Cushman hit one of his three home runs in the first game of a doubleheader last week against Meeker. The Panthers won both games, but saw their season end at districts.

RANGELY I The Panthers’ baseball team saw its stellar season come to a close this past Saturday.