RANGELY I Local teen Dakota Kenney has been playing volleyball since the third grade. Now a senior at Rangely High School, Dakota has been recruited to play with the Split Mountain Volley Ball (SMVB) Club in Vernal, Utah, along with classmate Torie Slagle. SMVB is sanctioned by the USA Youth and Junior Olympic Volley Ball […]
Rangely volleyball players, who qualified for the state tournement in Denver, were recognized at the team’s annual postseason banquet Monday night. Winners included: League MVP — Victoria Phelan. League Top Libero — Rozilynn Thacker. All-Conference — Marie Morton, Victoria Phelan and Rozilynn Thacker. Honorable Mention — Torie Slagle, Brittany Babineaux, Haeley Enterline and Quincey Thacker.
RANGELY I Win the Western Slope League championship. Check. Win the district tournament. Check. Win the regional tournament. Check. Next on the Lady Panther’s to-do list — win the state volleyball tournament. “Our first goal was to be league champs, then win district, then win regionals,” said Rangely coach Jimmie Mergelman. “Now their goal is […]
RANGELY I Last year, despite finishing second in the league standings and second in the district tournament, the Lady Panther volleyball team didn’t qualify for regionals, based on how other teams finished.
Lady Panthers have eyes on league title RANGELY I Friday, the Lady Panthers will play their final regular-season volleyball match. But that doesn’t mean the season is over. Far from it. Rangely travels to Kremmling to play West Grand on Friday. The following week is the district tournament, followed by regionals and followed by state.
RANGELY I Playing a road game against a league opponent can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. Or not. “We played great,” Rangely volleyball coach Jimmie Mergelman said about last Friday’s three-set win at Hayden. “We played the best we’ve played yet.”
RANGELY I What a difference a day makes. The Lady Panthers played perhaps their best match of the season last Friday against Vail Mountain. The next day, against Plateau Valley, they didn’t play nearly as well. However, the outcomes were the same. Rangely won both matches in three games.