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


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.

Rangely sports begin Monday

RANGELY I The first bell signaling the start of the 2014 school year has yet to ring, but the Rangely High School golf team has already started practice and will open its season today in Grand Valley.

8-man all state…

Rangely senior Cameron Enterline (13) was selected to play in the eight-man All-State football game held Friday in Sterling. Enterline played on the North team, with Western Slope League selections Ryan Jeep (33) of Soroco, Reno Davidson (80) of West Grand, Dan Engle (9) of Hayden and Nick Ritschard (15), also of West Grand. The North team lost 6-8, to the South.

Panthers lose playoff game in Kiowa

Rangely seniors Ryan Wilczek (60), Lucas Heinle (10), Wesley Goddard (44) and Cameron Enterline (12) walked to the middle of the football field in Kiowa for the final coin flip of their high school careers. “My seniors did a terrific job in their leadership roles,” Fortunato said. “They showed up every day and worked very hard for me.”

RANGELY I The Rangely Panther football team ended its season in the first round of the Colorado State 8-Man playoffs Friday with a 40-14 loss to the Indians in Kiowa.

Panthers whip Mancos 42-6, travel to Kiowa for playoffs

RANGELY I The Rangely Panther football team will take a two-game winning streak into the Colorado State 8-man football playoffs Friday in Kiowa after whipping the Blue Jays in Mancos, 42-6, in its final game of the regular season.

Panthers secure playoff berth with 41-26 grid win

RANGELY I The Rangely Panther football team secured it second state playoff berth in the second year of playing eight-man football with a 41-26 victory in Oak Creek against the Soroco Rams on Friday.

Panthers turn ball, game over to Vail Christian Saints

RANGELY I Vail Christian was supposed to travel to Rangely for a football game on Yeager Field last Friday but because of a power outage caused by the snowstorm, the game was postponed until Monday, when the Saints did come to town and marched out with a 26-8 win.

Rangely gets win over Vail Christian

Panther senior Wesley Goddard (60) recorded 11 tackles including this one behind the line of scrimmage for a sack.

RANGELY I The Panther football team scored all of its points in the first quarter, but that was enough to beat the Tigers in Hayden, 15-14. The Panthers will host league foe Vail Christian on Yeager Field on Friday.