Coed softball league crowns new champion

Team Ripped Shorts are the 2016 champions of the ERBM Recreation & Park District Adult Coed Softball Tournament held in Meeker on Aug. 13. Team ERBM was second and Team New Creation Church of Meeker was third. Pictured left to right are champs: Greg Chintala, Bill deVergie, Amanda Jessop, Kathy deVergie, Troy Browning, Jessica Browning, Brady Jensen, Samantha Wilson, Brandon Gorney, Matt Gregory and Kris Casey.

MEEKER I After two months of scheduled games and a double-elimination tournament, a new champion was crowned in the 2016 Coed Softball league, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District. Six teams started the 2016 Coed Softball season and three finished the tournament.

Softball tournament underway…

The opening round of the 2016 Coed Softball Tournament was played Monday night at Paintbrush Park, and the champion will be determined Saturday. Ace Trucking, the defending champions, enter the tournament undefeated in the field of six teams. Games will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the championship game scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Softball for the ages…

Jim Overton is arguably the oldest player in Meeker’s adult coed softball league, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District, but the “old veteran” still has some pitches in his bag as he was able to strike out the batter (Trina Zagar-Brown) in the photo. League games are played Mondays and Wednesdays at Paintbrush Park, starting at 6:30 p.m.


Winter Blazon, who plays for the defending coed softball champions Ace Trucking, is pictured getting a hit during a recent game at Paintbrush Park. The ERBM Recreation and Parks District sponsors the coed league, hosting games on Mondays and Wednesday in June and July. Ace Trucking remains undefeated and the team to beat.

Batter up…


The 2016 Coed Softball season, sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, started Monday with games played on both Paintbrush Park fields. The league consists of six teams with games being played Mondays and Wednesdays, on both fields. The first game starts at 6:30 p.m.

The champions…

Ace Trucking capped off an undefeated coed softball season with a team title in the season-ending tournament Tuesday night at Paintbrush Park. Ace Trucking entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and defeated No. 2 seeded New Creation Church in the championship. Pictured are: Emerson and Meredith Deming; Shiloh, Sawyer and Jody May; Ivy Coryell; Bailey Atwood; Brian Merrifield; Ron Kelly Crawford; Donald and Winter Blazon; and Obie Deming. Finley Deming, Clay Randall and Jake Blazon are in front with the trophy.

Co-ed softball…

Donald Blazon, who plays for Ace Trucking in the Meeker Co-ed Softball League, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District, takes a swing during a recent game at Paintbrush Park. Ace Trucking will enter the annual tournament, which starts Monday, as the No. 1 seed. The championship game will be played on Tuesday at Paintbrush Park.

Familiar teams playing for co-ed softball championship

The 2014 Coed Softball League tournament has started and just like the season, any team can win. Rangely’s Clark Edwards, playing for Prater’s Plumbing (the No. 3 seed) get Ace Hardware’s Shiloh May out at first in a semifinal game Monday. Ace, the defending champs, lost to Prater’s and dropped into the consolation bracket and Prater’s advanced in the championship bracket of the double elimination tournament.

RBC I The regular season is over, the tournament has started and the championship game was played last night between familiar foes, the defending champions, Ace Trucking of Meeker and last year’s runners-up from Rangely, Prater’s Plumbing and Heating.

On to the tournament…


Local baseball coach Brian Merrifield, who plays coed softball on the Ripped Shorts team, is pictured making contact for an RBI against defending champions Ace Trucking in one of the final games of the regular season. The double elimination tournament started Wednesday and the bracket was not set at press time, but Ace has the […]

Brown wins the Crown

Ace Trucking entered the 2013 Coed League tournament undefeated and the No. 1 seed but lost in the semifinals forcing them to come back and defeat the defending champs, Rangely True Value Hardware, twice in a row to win the title. Pictured with the championship bracket and trophy are Obie Deming, Shiloh May, Meredith Deming, Ron Kelly Crawford, Stephanie Overton, Ivy Coryell, Clark Edwards, Jodi May, Donald Blazon, Courtney Blazon, Toby Garcia and Winter Gianinetti.

RBC I All games in the double-elimination bracket for the 2013 Coed Softball League tournament were played out, just as they were last year. This year, however, a different champion was crowned.

2013 Coed Softball Championships

Players from Rangely True Value Hardware and Ace Trucking of Meeker shake hands after the defending champions from Rangely defeated Ace in the semifinal game of the 2013 Coed Softball tournament. Ace won a consolation game against WREA on Tuesday and will have had to beat the defending champions twice yesterday after press time to win the title. Rangely only had to win once.

Rangely True Value advances to championship game RBC | Sometimes in a tournament, the best match-ups to watch are in the semifinals because both teams try their hardest, with the winner advancing to the championship and the loser to the consolation bracket.

Coed softball…

The first round of the 2013 ERBM Coed Softball League tournament started Wednesday and the semifinals are scheduled to be played Monday, Aug. 12 at Paintbrush Park starting at 6:15 p.m. Former champion Ace Trucking defeated the defending champions Rangely True Value Hardware in league play and will be the No. 1 seed, giving the […]