Cowboy football wins big, 52-14

MEEKER I After a long bus trip for both teams, the Meeker Cowboys and the Holyoke Dragons met in Golden on a neutral field, and the Cowboys beat the Dragons, 52-14.

Cowboys defeat Titans 36-6 in first home game

Hunter Garcia gets a block from T.J. Shelton as he returns a punt down the sideline. Garcia put his team in great field position with his punt return skills and finished the game with 134 all-purpose yards.

MEEKER I It was the first home game of the season, which turned into the first win of the season for the Meeker High School football team, as they defeated the 2A Coal Ridge Titans 36-6 in Starbuck Stadium on Sept. 11.

Meeker Cowboys lose close test to Roaring Fork; Titans next

Mount Sopris is a beautiful mountain south of Glenwood Springs and it dwarfs the football players playing in her shadows at Carbondale. The Meeker Cowboys lost their second close game in a row as they fell 16-14 to the Roaring Fork Rams.

MEEKER I For the second week in a row, the Meeker High School football team has led in both games after the first half but has been unable to score in the second half. Unfortunately, the MHS Cowboys are currently 0-2 with hopes of getting their first win Friday when they host the Coal Ridge […]

Meeker gridders lose non-league opener to Rye by one point, 17-16

Cowboy senior Devon Pontine caught three passes from sophomore quarterback Logan Hughes against the Thunderbolts in Rye last week, including a two-point conversion. Pontine also carried the ball once and had 10 tackles on defense. Pontine and the Cowboys will play against the Roaring Fork Rams in Carbondale on Friday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team opened the season in southeastern Colorado, and although the Cowboys lost 17-16 to the Rye Thunderbolts in a non-league contest, the coaching staff is excited about the team’s potential. The Cowboys will play closer to home Friday but will be on the road once again as they […]

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.

Coryell team claims victory at Cowboy Classic golf tourney

The defending champions of the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament all gave credit to the golf cart for their inspiration to defend their title. The champions were Jim Abshire (holding granddaughter Hadley), Matt Dupire, Andy Coryell (holding son Casey) and Eben Abshire (with son Westley).

MEEKER I “We were excited for everybody who came out to support our football team,” Meeker High School head football coach Shane Phelan said after the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament.

More than 20 Meeker football players compete in 7-on-7 tourney

A group of Meeker teen football players got together over the weekend to play, in this case, seven against seven in order to get a little practice in as the school year is rapidly approaching. The players are utilizing Starbuck Stadium at Meeker High School for their practice.

MEEKER I More than 20 Meeker kids were at Starbuck Stadium on Monday evening, running pass patterns as the sun was setting. “We’ve been having a good turnout all summer,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said from mid field, watching mostly high school but some middle school kids play.

Post-season play ends one game early as MHS gridders fall short vs. Buena Vista

Meeker running back T.J. Shelton takes off on a run against Buena Vista on Saturday.

MEEKER I Five years had passed since the Meeker Cowboys qualified for the 1A Colorado state football playoffs. While there this year, they won two games before ending their season in Buena Vista, losing in the semifinals to the Demons 48-18.

Cowboys throttle Rye, advance to state semi-finals in Buena Vista

Meeker offensive linemen Chase Rule, Tyler Ilgen, Kash Atwood, Jake Henderson and Noah Overton provided protection for their two quarterbacks to throw for a combined 222 yards, and they blocked for eight teammates who carried the ball for a combined 202 yards. The Cowboys will travel to Buena Vista for the Colorado 1A state semifinals, where the winner will advance to the state championship game against the winner of the game between Resurrection Christian and defending state champion Paonia.

MEEKER I “We were awfully excited about the way we started,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after his Cowboys jumped out to a 28-0 first half lead in the Colorado 1A state playoffs against the Rye Thunderbolts in a filled to overflowing Starbuck Stadium Saturday.

MHS freshmen host barbecue

MEEKER I The freshman class at Meeker High School will host a fundraiser tailgate barbecue at 11 a.m. Saturday in the north parking lot of MHS.

Meeker football team wins playoff; Rye here Saturday

Meeker Cowboy running back T.J. Shelton breaks loose for one of his long jaunts toward the end zone Saturday as Meeker played host to Ellicott in the first round of the playoffs. Meeker won that contest 44-21 on the way advancing toward the state championships. Shelton ran the ball 25 times, amassing 262 yards and three rushing touchdowns. He also had a pass completion for another touchdown. On Saturday at 1 p.m., Meeker will host Rye in their next playoff test at Starbuck Stadium.

MEEKER I The Cowboys defeated the Ellicott Thunder Hawks 44-21 in the first round of the 1A Colorado state football playoffs on Saturday, advancing to the state quarterfinals, where they will host Rye in Starbuck Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.

Cowboys beat Hotchkiss, to host playoff here Saturday vs. Ellicott

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MEEKER I Five years have passed since the Meeker High School football team qualified for post-season play, and a win in their final game of the regular season in Hotchkiss on Friday night would guarantee the Cowboys a playoff berth. The Cowboys left nothing to chance and won 40-7. Now they will host the Ellicott […]