Rangely and Meeker fall sports teams open play this weekend

RBC I The Rangely High School golf team already has two tournaments under its belt and the rest of the athletes from Rio Blanco County will see live action this week, starting today.

Rangely gridders begin practice; team will be young, experienced

RANGELY I “It’s way too early to tell, but everyone has bought in,” Rangely head football coach Paul Fortunato said during his first night of practice on Monday.

Rangely football…

Several members of the Rangely High School football team along with coaches Paul Fortunato and Travis Witherell, were in Meeker on Tuesday at Bolton Construction, cleaning up the yard before leaving for football camp later this week in Greeley. “We wanted to help out and say thanks to Shawn Bolton and his lead man Joe Barton for their support of our program,” Coach Fortunato said. Fortunato said about 20 players will attend football camp at the University of Northern Colorado, where they have instruction during the day and scrimmages at night.

Panthers end season with win in Collbran

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers traveled to Collbran for their final game of the regular season, winning 48-17 over the Plateau Valley Cowboys; however, it would also be their last game of the season.

Rangely gridders fall, have bye week

It was a tough night for the Rangely Panthers as they lost 50-6 to Norwood on Friday night. However, it was a good night for Rangely’s Kiki Ruiz, carrying the ball above, who gained 98 of Rangely’s 127 total yards in the defeat. The Panthers have a bye week this weekend, affording the team some time to recover from injuries.

RANGELY I The Norwood Mavericks remained undefeated in eight games after defeating the Rangely High School Panther football team on Yeager Field by a 50-6 score on Friday.

RHS Panthers lose Homecoming football game to Soroco Rams

It was a tough tackle administered by Rangely’s Luis Contreras, No. 24, as he puts a good hit on the Soroco runner on Friday night as part of Rangely’s Homecoming events. Unfortunately, the Rams spoiled the Panthers’ Homecoming by a 18-10 margin, and injuries continue to plague Rangely.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers lost their second football game of the season and more players to injury in the 2014 Homecoming game on Yeager Field on Friday.

RHS gridders lose to No. 1 team

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers traveled to the Front Range of Colorado only to be handed their first gridiron loss of the season by the current No. 1-rated eight-man team in the state.

Panthers stay perfect, pummel Plateau Valley Cowboys 69-14

Rangely High School football coach Paul Fortunato encourages his players before last Friday's home game against Plateau Valley. The Panthers won to remain undefeated.

RANGELY I With a dominating 69-14 win over the Plateau Valley Cowboys on Yeager Field last Friday, the Panthers are now 4-0 and will travel to play last year’s state runner-up, the Caliche Buffaloes on Friday in Iliff.

Panther defense shines as RHS gets by Dove Creek with 12-8 win

Rangely High School quarterback Kaulan Brady takes the snap on Friday night. The Panthers traveled to Dove Creek and won 12-8 behind the two touchdown passes thrown by Brady. On Friday night, Rangely will play host to the Plateau Valley Cowboys, in hopes of remaining undefeated this season.

RANGELY I “The defense was excellent,” Panther head football coach Paul Fortunato said about his team’s defensive stand in Dove Creek, securing a 12-8 victory.

Rangely Panthers trounce Mancos 40-6, still undefeated

Rangely Panther running back Ethan Allred (45) breaks the line to gain some of the 101 yards on 16 carries that he earned during Rangely’s 40-6 defeat of Mancos on Friday. For the game, Allred also added two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. On Friday, the Rangely gridders will head south for a non-league contest against the Dove Creek Bulldogs.

RANGELY I After a 40-6 whipping of the Mancos Bluejays on Yeager Field the previous weekend, the Rangely Panther football team is currently undefeated. This week, the Panthers will play their first game away from home, traveling to Dove Creek.

Rangely Panthers football team begins its season with 30-26 win

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RANGELY I The Del Norte Tigers, more than six hours from the south-central part of the state for their first game in the 8-man division, played the hometown Rangely Panthers and were sent on a long trip home after a 30-26 defeat.

Friday Night Lights…

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The lights will be on at Yeager Field this Friday, when the Rangely High School Panthers host the Del Norte Tigers. Head coach Paul Fortunato is excited about the season.