Winter sports season gets underway

Meeker High School boys’ basketball coach Klark Kindler works with seniors Cole Steiner (5), Jake Nieslanik (3) and Ryan Wix (11) during a recent practice. The Cowboys will open the 2010-2011 season this Friday in Aspen.

RBC I The high school winter sports schedules start tonight and middle school boys’ basketball champions will be crowned this Saturday. Both Rio Blanco County girls’ basketball teams will open their seasons today in Meeker, competing in the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout.

New Meeker girls’ coach makes debut tonight in WREA Cowboy Shootout

Meeker High School seniors Chanler May, Denee Chintala, Laura Glass, Ellissa McLaughlin, Becca de Vergie and Tina Bain, will open their final season tonight against Cedaredge, in the 11th annual White River Electric Cowboy Shootout. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

MEEKER I Former Meeker High School graduate Neil Joy is the new girls’ basketball coach and he will open the season tonight at home against Cedaredge, in the 11th annual White River Electric Association Cowboy Shootout.

ALL-STATE BASKETBALL: Stacey Fitzgibbons, Patrick Phelan play in all-state games


RBC I Both ends of the county were well represented at last weekend’s all-state basketball games. Stacey Fitzgibbons, who was recently graduated from Meeker High School, and Patrick Phelan, who was graduated from Rangely Senior High, both participated in the all-state games.

Faculty versus seniors Sunday at MHS gym

MEEKER | The annual faculty versus seniors basketball game will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Meeker High School gym, followed by the alumni games at 7 p.m. If there are enough alumni, there will be two games — “Young guns” and “old-timers.”

Players honored for accomplishments at end-of-season basketball banquet

Coach Klark Kindler got a laugh out of some of the players’ comments, including one who said he was the only coach who made him cry.

MEEKER I The boys’ basketball team culminated its season April 18 at its annual banquet, hosted by the senior players’ parents. MHS coaches Neil Joy and Matt Dupire handed out junior varsity participation certificates to 11 younger members of the team who did not compete at the varsity level.

Letter: Why aren’t “experts” out there coaching?

Be a coach … I don’t think so. As the wife of a coach for many years and the mother of a coach for quite a few, I have about seen and heard it all. The one thing I have learned for sure is that the people in the stands know, or at least think […]

Coach has made a difference in her life

Being 19 years old, I have already had the joy of experiencing some of the greatest moments in my life. Many of these memories involved family, friends and the many adventures we shared together. However, along with the good memories there are always times in which you remember failing, or stumbling along your road to […]

Cowboys split final regular games

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MEEKER I The challenge of playing the same team twice in the regular season with only the second game counting toward league standings bit the Cowboys over the weekend.