Several Rio Blanco County cross country runners from Rangely and Meeker are pictured at the start of a recent race in Rifle. The varsity teams will compete in the state-qualifying regional meet Saturday in Delta at Confluence Park, with the boys’ race starting at 12:30 p.m. and the girls race to follow.

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Results were not available for the Aspen cross country meet on Saturday but several runners from Meeker and Rangely competed, including Rio Blanco County’s best: seniors Caleb Lange of Meeker and Tanner Nielsen of Rangely.

RHS Panthers run in Delta

RBC I The Rangely Panthers cross country team ran in the heat in Delta on Friday and they will run in Basalt next.

Scoggins enjoys the fruits of his labor

Panthers senior William Scoggins ended his high school cross country career with a third place finish at the 2A Colorado State Championship meet.

RBC I During last year’s cross country season, Rangely High School senior William Scoggins took to heart all the adages about hard work and applied them to running.

Scoggins wins regional meet

Rangely senior William Scoggins won the state qualifying regional cross country meet last Saturday and will run for a state title this Saturday in Colorado Springs.

RANGELY I Rangely Panther’s William Scoggins earned championship honors at the recent state qualifying regional cross country meet in Delta as he navigated the 5K course in a time of 16:14.

New PRs for RHS Panther runners

Rangely junior William Scoggins methodically worked his way to the front of the pack of the Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational last Saturday in Fruita. He took the lead at the two mile mark and went on to win the prestigious cross country meet. Scoggins completed the 5K with a personal best time of 16:03.

RANGELY I In its 10th year, the Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational has become the premier event for cross country on the Western Slope of Colorado. With 425 runners representing 24 schools this event, honoring the life of Anna (Banana) Janowitz, brought together a mix of talented athletes from 2A through 5A programs.

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William Scoggins outdistanced his closest competitor by a minute and fifty seconds as he won his third race of the year in a time of 16:57 at the Moffat County Cross Country Invitation this past weekend.

RHS battles Vernal, Eagle

RANGELY I The Panthers’ cross country team competed in two meets this past weekend with races in Vernal, Utah, as well as Eagle, Colo. On Wednesday, William Scoggins, Mitchell Webber and Chris Hogan made the one hour drive to Vernal to run a late afternoon race where they were the lone school from Colorado as […]

RHS cross country headed to Basalt

RHS cross country team members Daniel Connors, William Scoggins, Chris Hogan, Mitchell Webber and Kaycee Freemann are headed to Basalt this weekend for their next round of competition.

RANGELY I Rangely opened up its cross country season by traveling to Colorado Springs last Friday to participate in the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, a highly competitive meet held at the Norris Penrose Event Center.

Panther cross country third at state

The Rangely High School boys’ cross country team and their coach Beth Scoggins (second from left) brought home Colorado State Cross Country Championship T-shirts and a third place team plaque for their school. Also pictured are Dale Neilsen, Coach Scoggins, William Scoggins, Marshall Way, Ethan Allred, Tanner Nielsen and Mitchell Webber.

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers boys’ cross  country team earned a third place finish at the 2A state championships this past weekend.

Panther runners qualify

The RHS Panther cross country team has a lot to be proud of this season, qualifying to compete in the state championships. (Front, left to right) Dale Nielsen, Marshal Way and Tanner Neilsen. (Back, left to right) William Scoggins, Ethan Allred and Mitchell Webber.

RANGELY I Panthers headed to Delta Nov. 19 for the state qualifying regional championships. The girls’ team had two entries for the meet while the boys had six.

Panthers harriers finish 2nd at Rifle

William Scoggins of Rangely and Jake Boesch of Meeker lead the way for their teams, leaving a lot of runners looking at their heels as they finished in third and fourth place respectively at the Rifle Cross Country Invitational. The two have had good seasons thus far and are making 2A coaches all over Colorado take a second look at the runners from Rio Blanco County. Currently, the two have recorded the fifth and sixth fastest times in 2A this year and both are looking forward to the opportunity to qualify for state at the regional championships this Wednesday in Delta. Photo by MATT SCOGGINS

RANGELY I The Panther boys’ cross country team received some extra notice on co.milesplit.com (the premier news source for Colorado high school runners) this week after finishing in second place at the Rifle Cross Country Invitational.