Rangely wrestlers nip Grand Valley

Rangely’s wrestlers won the team title at last weekend’s Paonia tournament. The Panthers then beat their county rivals, Meeker, 66-9 in a dual Tuesday night. Meeker wrestles at home Friday, and Rangely is at home next Tuesday.

RANGELY I Jeff LeBleu likes where his team is at. “We are peaking at the right time, I think,” said the Rangely wrestling coach. On the heels of winning its own tournament two weeks ago, the Panthers beat Grand Valley in a dual 39-37, though, “They were open in some weights.

Rangely boys drop pair of games

RANGELY I Two games last week, and two losses. But they were two games the Panthers could have — or should have — won. “Absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts, we can win those games,” said coach Mark Skelton.

Rangely girls get rematch with Altamont

Rangely’s Rozilynn Thacker plays some up-close defense while guarding an inbounds pass in the Lady Panthers’ opening game of the Cowboy Shootout.

RANGELY I After losing to Altamont in the third-place game at last weekend’s Meeker Shootout, the Lady Panthers will get another crack at the Utah team. Rangely will play at Altamont tonight. The Lady Panthers are looking forward to the rematch.

Vail Mountain win denies Rangely a trip to regionals

Rangely’s Dakota Kenney is congratulated by assistant coach Betty Lopez after a win over Meeker in the district tournament.

RANGELY I The Lady Panthers finished second in the league and second at the district tournament. But they won’t be going to regionals. “We’re done,” said coach Jimmie Mergleman after the Rangely volleyball team saw its season end Saturday at the district tournament in Meeker. “Our league protects the league winner, so if we would […]

Rangely marks homecoming this week

RANGELY I This is homecoming week at Rangely, and today is color day. There will be a chili dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a bonfire at the new elementary school. Friday is spirit day, with the homecoming parade beginning at 2 p.m. The parade lineup starts at 1 p.m. at the corner of Stanolind […]

Rangely volleyball takes matches from Vail Mountain, Plateau Valley

RANGELY I The Lady Panthers have been a bit defensive lately. And that’s a good thing. Thanks in big part to its improving defense, Rangely won matches last week against Vail Mountain and Plateau Valley.

Panthers get first win of season over GJ jr. varsity


RANGELY I Tim Galloway learned something about his football team. They won’t quit. Even though the Panthers lost their first three games, and they were behind Friday against Grand Junction High School’s junior varsity, they didn’t fold. “There wasn’t any panic,” said first-year coach Galloway. “The kids were like, OK, let’s get this done and […]

Registration deadline for RHS homecoming

RANGELY | Float registrations for the Rangely High School homecoming parade are due by Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Denny cards his best score at Coal Ridge

RANGELY | Kacey Denny saved his best for last. Rangely’s junior golfer turned in his top score of the season in the Coal Ridge tournament Sept. 17 at Lakota Canyon Golf Club in New Castle.

Hogan concentrates on sport of the season

Jeff Burkhead Rangely senior Audrey Hogan excels both in the classroom and athletically. She competes in three sports and ranks second in her class.

RANGELY I It’s volleyball season, so that’s Audrey’s Hogan’s favorite sport. If it was winter, then basketball would be her favorite sport. Whatever sports season it is at the time, that’s her favorite.

Letter: Rangely wrestlers don’t get any respect

Wrestling, still no respect? I am a senior at Rangely High School this year. I have been wrestling for 11 years, and it is a sport that my family and I have come to love and respect.

RHS wins league opener

RANGELY I In its first league match of the season, Rangely showed why it’s considered a favorite to win the Western Slope. The Lady Panthers beat De Beque in three games.