On Friday, Rangely High School played host to 13 volleyball teams in tournament play. The tournament gave coaches and players the opportunity to experience real-game situations and to see what each player’s strengths and/or weaknesses may be before regular season starts. Regular season practice begins Aug. 11.

Rangely volleyball…

Several Rangely High School volleyball players, including Simone Heinle, McKale Pennell, Aimee Hogan and Desiree Coombs (in front row), and Katye Allred and Lindsey Thacker (standing), along with Antoinette Dorris, Chelsea Ficken and Sidney Shaffer, who are not pictured, were recently recognized by the Western Slope League and their coaches.

Volleyball season ends in Meeker for lady Panthers

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team came out ready to play Friday night in their last home match, which was also senior and parent night against Meeker.

RHS volleyball hosts Meeker for parent night

RANGELY I The Rangely volleyball team will host Meeker on Friday night in a league rematch and then travel to Paonia to take on the current league leaders.

Lady Panthers drop two matches

RANGELY I The Rangely volleyball team played Vail Mountain and North Park over the weekend and came up short in both matches. Adding insult to injury was an injury to defensive specialist Simone Heinle Friday night.

Rangely lady Panthers go 1-2 in league matches

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team went 1-2 on the weekend, playing extremely well in the league match against South Routt County (Soroco), beating them in three straight games to claim the match. Coach Jimmie Mergelman said, “We played really well this game from start to finish.”

Glow Run…


Rangely High School Summer Volleyball hosted a Glow Run on Aug. 16,

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.