Panthers win pig-tail game into district tournament

RANGELY I For the past three years, the Rangely Panthers boys’ basketball team has had to play in the pig-tail round of the district tournament, and for the past two years, the Panthers lost to end their season. Not this year. Barely.

RHS Panthers win 3 of 4

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers boys’ basketball team won three of their last four regular season games, including a 52-49 win over Rio Blanco County rival Meeker in the regular season finale, in front of a large and loud county crowd.

Panthers get win, host Soroco Rams tonight

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers defeated the Vail Christian Saints in a league basketball game at home Saturday, and they will host the Rams from South Routt County (Soroco) in a non-league game today, starting at 5:30 p.m.

RHS Panthers split weekend games with Hayden, Soroco

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team split league games last week and will host another Saturday. The Panthers defeated Hayden, 45-36, in front of a home crowd, but lost 50-43 in Oak Creek to the South Routt County (Soroco) Rams. The Panthers will host Vail Christian on Saturday.

Panthers win two more, prepare for stretch

RANGELY I The Panthers boys’ basketball team recorded two more league wins last week and play two more this week as they continue down the home stretch.

Rangely Panthers beat West Grand

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers boys’ basketball team defeated the West Grand Mustangs from Kremmling 53-49 at home Friday, and, this Friday, the Panthers will host Plateau Valley then travel to Debeque on Saturday.

RHS Panthers lose three in a row

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers boys’ basketball team lost 50-47 to the Paonia Eagles at home last Friday, then lost 57-43 to the Bulldogs in Hotchkiss on Saturday. The Panthers played the Cowboys in Meeker on Tuesday and lost 65-52, now Rangely will host West Grand tonight, starting at 6 p.m.

Panthers beat Rattlers for third time

RANGELY I For a third time this season, the Rangely Panthers boys’ basketball team has played and beaten the Little Snake Rattlers, most recently, a 59-48 home victory to start the new year. The Panthers now enter a tough four-game stretch, both at home and away, against league opponents.


Eric Hejl, the Rangely High School boys’ head basketball coach, was excited after winning the 2013 WREA Cowboy Shootou,and he has been quoted as saying he is “excited about 2014.”

Panthers end 2013 with 2 wins

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers boys’ basketball team ended the 2013 part of the basketball season with two wins, and they are looking forward to the stretch in 2014.

Panthers win WREA Cowboy Shootout tournament

RANGELY I Some have said, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” The Rangely boys’ basketball team started slowly in the first round of the 2013 White River Electric Association Cowboy Shootout but came together as a team to beat the host in the championship game.

Coach excited for season

RANGELY I Panther boys’ basketball coach Eric Hejl has been waiting for this season to start since his team lost its last game in March.