MEEKER I After a three year absence from the regional volleyball tournament, the Meeker volleyball team qualified for post-season play as district champions but did not advance to the state tournament. Meeker finished third behind the champion team from Mancos and runner-up Telluride team.
RANGELY | The district tournament began with a match against Paonia.
MEEKER I “We started our journey at 5:30 a.m. on the bus and returned home at 11:30 p.m.,” Meeker High School volleyball coach Christy Atwood said about the district tournament held last Saturday in Oak Creek. Coach Atwood wasn’t complaining, since they returned as district champions.
MEEKER I Lady Cowboy volleyball coach Christy Atwood wanted her team to get a win in the final regular season match to take some momentum into the first round of the district tournament and her team performed to her expectations.
MEEKER I No matter the outcome of the final match of the regular season, the lady Cowboy varsity volleyball team will have to travel for the round of the district tournament, which will start Tuesday, Oct. 25, after losing two matches in Vail last Saturday.
MEEKER I “It was not our best weekend of the season,” Meeker’s head volleyball coach Christy Atwood said of losing efforts to Paonia and Vail Mountain.
MEEKER I Rangely and Vail Christian played Meeker in last Saturday’s homecoming triangular and split the matches, defeating Rangely but losing to Vail Christian.
MEEKER I Coming off four wins in their first tournament of the season, the lady Cowboys remained undefeated before a hometown crowd last Friday but lost their first match of the season in Oak Creek last Saturday.
MEEKER I “The girls had a lot of fun on the volleyball court and that hasn’t really been the case on our teams the last couple of years,” Meeker’s head coach Christy Atwood said.
MEEKER I The school bells haven’t started ringing at Meeker High School yet but referee whistles were heard in both gyms last Saturday as the lady Cowboys hosted scrimmages with Grand Valley and Moffat County.
MEEKER I The Lady Cowboy volleyball team bounced back from a homecoming loss to win the final match of the regular season last Saturday and finish as the Western Slope League’s No. 5 seed.