Panthers split homecoming games with West Grand

Rangely senior Aimee Hogan runs out of the tunnel and onto the court where she “assisted” her team in a big homecoming win over West Grand.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team had a very successful homecoming weekend, beating a solid West Grand team in three games. The victory comes just in time to build momentum going into a very busy week.

Lady Panther volleyball team has tough weekend

RANGELY I The Rangely volleyball team had a tough weekend, but certainly saw glimmers of the team they are striving to be. The girls hope to change things around this week for their homecoming matchup against West Grand Saturday.

RHS volleyball team defeats Hotchkiss in five

Lady Panthers Chelsea Ficken and Makayla Pennell defend the net as teammate Aimee Hogan backs them up against Plateau Valley. Ficken led all hitters with nine kills.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team won an exciting five-game match Saturday against Hotchkiss.

Lady Panthers win 2 matches in Glenwood Springs

RANGELY I Rangely volleyball coach Jimmie Mergelman “was pleased with the weekend,” as her team traveled to Glenwood Springs for a tournament. The team gave their coach plenty to be excited about, winning two of four matches and forcing a tough Denver Christian School to three games.

Letter of intent…


Rangely High School senior Quincey Thacker has signed with Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, to play volleyball this fall.

Hernandez signs on with Wesleyan

Leslie Hernandez signs on to play volleyball for Kansas Wesleyan University while her mother, Beverly, and KWU coach Fred Aubuchon look on. Hernandez is receiving an academic scholarship for $12,600 per year that will cover room and board, plus a $10,000 scholarship toward tuition.

RANGELY I When Rangely High School senior Leslie Hernandez signed on to play volleyball for Kansas Wesleyan University, she was doing what she’s always done: staying active and getting involved.

Chintala, Thacker play

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RBC I Two senior volleyball players from Rio Blanco County, one from Meeker and one from Rangely, represented their teams and the Western Slope League last Sunday in Arvada, playing in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) all-state volleyball match.

Rio Blanco County All-Conference Honors

Rangely High School volleyball team all-conference players.

courtesy photos The lady Panthers volleyball team held its annual end of season banquet Monday and several players were honored by the Western Slope League and the team. Seniors Quincey Thacker and Brittany Babineaux were both named to the all-conference first team and

Chintala, Thacker selected to play at all-state volleyball match

Kaysyn Chintala

RBC I Rio Blanco County seniors Kaysyn Chintala and Quincey Thacker have been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State Volleyball games, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colo.

RHS ends season at district tourney

RANGELY I Because of a league rule that protects the league champion by giving them an automatic bid into the regional tournament, the lady Panthers volleyball team ended its season last weekend at the district tournament in Kremmling.

Lady Panthers win in Meeker, lose at home

Rangely senior Quincey Thacker led the lady Panthers to victory in Meeker last Friday.

RANGELY I The lady Panther volleyball team ended the regular season with a 8-2 league record and will enter the district tournament this weekend in Kremmling as the No. 3 seed.

Pretty in pink …

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Former Rangely teacher and coach Dave Walck, who now coaches the Grand Valley Cardinals, and his team are pictured with the lady Cowboys all dressed in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month before the varsity match.