Cowboys give state champs a good game, but lose 38-30

MEEKER I Down 24 points to the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins at one point in the first half of their homecoming game, the Meeker High School Cowboys pulled within one (at 31-30) late in the fourth quarter. However, the home team would not be victorious.

MHS Cowboys suffer first loss of the season

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboy football team suffered its first loss (22-28) of the season in Paonia last Friday but according to their coach, they have to “put Paonia behind them” because the Cowboys are celebrating homecoming this week and hosting the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins in Starbuck Stadium.

Cowboys impose will on Lake County Panthers

Cowboy quarterback Jake Phelan prepares to receive a snap in the snow during the game against the Lake County Panthers, which Meeker won 46-0. Phelan led the team with 111 yards rushing, 66 passing and an interception on defense.

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys high school football team is now 4-0 after shutting out the Lake County Panthers 46-0 in Starbuck Stadium on Friday. The team now faces four tough opponents, starting with the Eagles in Paonia on Friday.

Cowboys shut out Del Norte early

RANGELY I The Meeker Cowboys football team made quick work of Del Norte in Olathe on Saturday, beating the Tigers 42-0, keeping them undefeated in their first four games.

MHS Cowboys win third in a row

MEEKER I Just like the Denver Broncos, lightning delayed the first home game for the Meeker Cowboys. However, instead of a delay at the start, lightning delayed the second half for Meeker, although both teams went on to win.

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.