MHS basketball girls open their season tonight as Shootout hosts

Girls Shootout 2015

MEEKER I The lady Cowboy basketball team will open the 2015 season on its home court tonight when they tipoff at 7:30 in the first round of the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout tournament.


Three Meeker High School girls’s basketball players—Sydney Hughes, Reese Pertile, Megan Parker—and their coach, Greg Chintala, were recently honored by the Western Slope League and state coaches associations. Senior Sydney Hughes was named the Player of the Year for the Western Slope League and was also selected to play in two all-state games, the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports game played two weeks ago and the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state game to be played in June. Coach Chintala was chosen to coach the team. Hughes led the team in scoring, assists, steals and was second in rebounding to Pertile, who, along with Parker, was honorably mentioned by the Western Slope League.

Meeker girls’ basketball team comes up short at regionals

The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team demonstrated a perfect 3-2 zone defense against Ignacio on Friday night at the regional tournament in Grand Junction. Meeker needed to win both games over the weekend to qualify for state. The girls defeated handily defeated Ignacio by a 63-47 margin on Friday before ending their season with a tough 60-34 loss to Cedaredge on Saturday.

MEEKER I “We came up a little short, but it was a darn good season,” Meeker High School girls’ basketball coach Greg Chintala said of a season-ending loss to Cedaredge in the Region 3 championship game.

Meeker girls’ basketball team enters regionals as No. 5 seed

According to Meeker girls’ basketball coach Greg Chintala, sophomore Reese Pertile “has really stepped up” her game. Pertile scored 20 points against Hayden, then 18 against West Grand and she pulled down nine rebounds. Meeker will play Ignacio in the Region 3 tournament, Friday at 3 p.m., at Grand Junction Central High School. Like the games against Hayden and West Grand, the lady Cowboys must win in order to advance to the regional championship game and qualify for the state tournament.

MEEKER I Since ending the regular season with an 8-4 league record and finishing sixth in the league standings, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team had to play two must-win games last week to enter the regional tournament. They did what they needed.

MHS girls split final league games

The Meeker High School girls have been using a smothering defense to create turnovers, which they quickly turn into points and wins. Meeker won at Hayden in a must-win pigtail game Tuesday and Meeker will play another must-win game tonight in Kremmling. Pictured Cowboys are Jamie McLaughlin (10), Reese Pertile, Megan Parker (25) and Sydney Hughes.

MEEKER I Finishing the regular season with a 14-5 record after losing to Plateau Valley 54-52 then beating Hotchkiss 65-36 in the final two games of the regular season, the lady Cowboys finished in fifth place and were the host of a pigtail game against Hayden on Tuesday, which they won 59-38.

Lady Cowboys win two cage tests

Before Meeker’s home game against Caprock Academy, Meeker High School Cowboy senior Sydney Hughes was presented with a League Sportsmanship Award by the Northwest League officials. Hughes has also been one of the top performers for the Meeker High School basketball team all season long.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team won two more games last week, dominating the Vail Christian Saints by a wide 73-41 margin, then pounding the Caprock Academy Eagles 84-9, in a game that saw everyone on the Cowboy roster score.

Lady Cowboys split two games

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team defeated Hayden 64-44 on Feb. 5, but then lost by 25 in Paonia on Friday.

Meeker girls fall prey, 60-48, to undefeated Cedaredge Bruins

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Cedaredge, where they met their match against the undefeated Bruins, losing 60-48.

Meeker girl cagers win two games

MEEKER I The Meeker girls’ basketball team won two more league games last week, pounding Caprock Academy 70-14, then beat Hotchkiss by 10 on their home court Saturday. Meeker, now 6-2, will host Little Snake River on Friday and Plateau Valley on Saturday.

MHS girls’ basketball team falls to Cedaredge, then rebounds vs. Paonia

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ varsity basketball team opened its 2015 portion of the season on their home court, splitting two games, losing to league rival Cedaredge on Friday then beating Paonia on Saturday.

MHS girls fall in cage test with Olathe

MEEKER I One day before the Christmas break, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team played the 2A Olathe Pirates on their home court and lost 44-37. Meeker will come back in 2015 and host Cedaredge on Jan. 9, then host Paonia on Saturday, Jan. 10.

For the third straight year, Meeker girls win WREA Cowboy Shootout

MEEKER I For the third year in a row, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team has won the season-opening White River Electric Cowboy Shootout. The lady Cowboys will be idle this weekend and next play Olathe on Dec. 19.