Cowboys beat Grand Valley; host Coal Ridge on Friday

Cowboy senior J.C. Henderson following his blockers.

MEEKER I For a second week in a row, the Meeker Cowboys football team has played a larger school on the road and returned with victories, the most recent an exciting 32-29 victory over the 2A Grand Valley Cardinals.

Cowboys win preseason opener against Central JV 55-22

Meeker junior Tristin Pelloni caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Jake Phelan and intercepted one on defense against the Central Warriors in Grand Junction.

MEEKER I After two weeks of two-a-day practices, the Meeker Cowboys played another team for the first time Friday in Grand Junction, then returned home to host the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament after a big win.

Cowboys kick off season Friday in GJ

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboy football team has a new and familiar coach, and will open its season Friday in Grand Junction, then host the annual Kickoff Classic golf tournament Saturday at Meeker Golf Course.

RBC high school golf starts today

Calvin Shepherd, who will be a senior at Meeker High School, will play golf on Rangely’s high school team for a second year. Shepherd and his teammates opened the season today at Battlement Mesa.

RBC I The 2013-14 school year has not started yet, but high school golfers in Rio Blanco County started practice Monday and play in their first tournament today in Battlement Mesa. Practice for football, volleyball and cross county officially starts Monday.

On the gridiron …

Incoming senior Dylan Mobley throws a pass during a recent off-season workout in Starbuck Stadium.

All-conference football …

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Meeker High School football players J.C. Henderson, Jake Phelan, Scott Smith, Fernando Olivas, J.R. Crawford and Joe Newman were all recently honored by the Western Slope League.

Meeker drops final game to Hotchkiss, 34-12

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys dropped their final conference game to Hotchkiss, 34-12. The Black and Gold played the Bulldogs fairly even except for two long runs by the ace Hotchkiss running back, who bolted for 60 and 93 touchdown runs during the contest.

Cowboys beat Rams, 34-9

Meeker freshman T.J. Shelton follows teammate Sebastian Clarke against Roaring Fork. Shelton led the Cowboys with 188 yards rushing, helping his team defeat the Rams 34-9 and set a school record with 541 total offensive yards. Meeker will play their final game of the regular season Friday in Hotchkiss.

MEEKER I The Cowboy defense rose up and stopped the Roaring Fork attack to put the Black and Gold in position to register a conference victory against the largest enrollment team in Class A.

JV Cowboys override Coal Ridge

MEEKER I Manned by 15 JV players, the Cowboys beat Coal Ridge’s JV, 34-6.

Cowboys lose tough one to Cedaredge

MEEKER I In the most physical game of the year, the Cowboys came out on the short end against Cedaredge. Cedaredge is enjoying one of its best seasons with their drop in classification to Class A.

Cowboys nipped by Paonia at homecoming 21-20

Referee Mike Bullen leads Meeker High School senior captains Nate Walsh, J.R. Crawford, Fernando Olivas, (Austin Brown behind Olivas) Adrian Shoyer, Alex Smith, Tala Atoafa and Scott Smith, out for the coin flip before the 2012 homecoming game against the Paonia Eagles. The grandstands at Starbuck Stadium later cheered on the Cowboys in an exciting game they fought hard to win, yet lost by one point. Meeker will play in Cedaredge this Friday.

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys drove 87 yards on their last drive to narrow the score down to 21-20.They went for the 2-point conversion and the win, but came up short. The long drive took nine minutes and 17 seconds off the fourth quarter clock.

Cowboys drop Lake County 21-6 on the road

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys dropped the Lake County team in Leadville Friday night. The score was 21-6 at half time and the second half both defenses took over.