Rangely and Meeker fall sports teams open play this weekend

RBC I The Rangely High School golf team already has two tournaments under its belt and the rest of the athletes from Rio Blanco County will see live action this week, starting today.

Cross country runners at state championships…

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Julia Eskelson and Austin Russell represented Meeker High School at the Colorado State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Colorado Springs.

Cross country athletes…

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From left to right are: Julia Eskelson of Meeker High School, Austin Russell of Meeker High School and Patrick Scoggins of Rangely High School. All three athletes competed Friday in Delta at the 2A Regional Cross Country meet and all three qualified for the state meet.

MHS distance runners find difficult competition on steep slopes in Aspen

MEEKER I Aspen High School hosted the Meeker High School cross country team at the Chris Severy Invitational on Saturday with a tough course and some tough competition.

MHS distance runners improve personal times

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboy cross country team participated in Fruita’s Anna Banana Memorial Invitational this past Saturday. The Fruita event is another large meet with some big schools.

Russell leads MHS harriers

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross country team was in Glenwood Springs on Friday taking part in another new venue for Meeker this season.

Cowboys’ cross country takes fifth at Eagle Valley

MEEKER I The Cowboys traveled to the Gypsum Creek Golf Course for the Eagle Valley Invitational this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day to run, and a strong showing for the Meeker team.

Meeker distance runners place sixth

MEEKER I The weather continued to cooperate Saturday as the Meeker High School cross-country boys participated in the Basalt Invitational with the boys finishing sixth overall.

Lange, Eskelson compete at cross country state

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MEEKER I Caleb Lange, a senior at Meeker High School, and MHS freshman Julia Eskelson represented their school and town at the 2013 Colorado State Cross Country Championships in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

Eskelson, Lange qualify for state championship

MEEKER I Freshman Julia Eskelson and senior Caleb Lange will represent Meeker High School in the 2013 Colorado State Cross Country Championships in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

X-country…

Several Rio Blanco County cross country runners from Rangely and Meeker are pictured at the start of a recent race in Rifle. The varsity teams will compete in the state-qualifying regional meet Saturday in Delta at Confluence Park, with the boys’ race starting at 12:30 p.m. and the girls race to follow.

Crossing the country…

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Results were not available for the Aspen cross country meet on Saturday but several runners from Meeker and Rangely competed, including Rio Blanco County’s best: seniors Caleb Lange of Meeker and Tanner Nielsen of Rangely.