Kenney hopes v’ball furthers education

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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 season awards

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.

Lady Panthers come up short at state

Rangely volleyball players celebrated at last weekend’s state volleyball tournament at the Denver Coliseum.

RANGELY I Different year. Different team. Same result. The Lady Panthers lost all three matches at the Class 2A state volleyball tournament last weekend in Denver. Two years ago, the same thing happened.

Lady Panthers get No. 3 seed at state

Victoria Phelan went high to spike the ball against Telluride.

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 wins district title at home

Rangely players and coaches were district champions last Saturday after winning all three of the team’s matches. The Lady Panthers advance to Saturday’s regional tournament at Palisade.

Lady Panthers advance to regional tournament at Palisade RANGELY I They haven’t reached their ultimate goal, but they are one step closer. The Lady Panthers won all three of their matches at last week’s district tournament, which they hosted.

League title puts Rangely in regionals

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.

Rangely looks to extend stellar season

JEFF BURKHEAD Rangely’s Kelsey Harvey, left, and Victoria Phelan waited for a serve during Friday’s homecoming match against rival Meeker. The Lady Panthers won both of their matches last weekend to improve to 15-1.

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.

Lady Panthers hit the road to defeat Hayden

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 girls keep league record perfect

Rangely reserve players and students greeted the starters before Saturday’s league volleyball win against Soroco.

RANGELY I The Lady Panthers don’t rattle easily. “We’ve been down a couple three or four times and found a way to come back,” said Rangely volleyball coach Jimmie Mergelman. That’s what experience can do for you.

Lady Panthers take two, improve to 9-1

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.

Panthers roll in first home match with North Park

Rangely volleyball players lined up for introductions before Saturday’s match against North Park. The Lady Panthers won in three games. They have only one loss so far this season.

RANGELY I The Lady Panthers are on a roll. That was certainly the case Saturday, when in game one of a Western Slope League volleyball match against North Park, Mikayla Schoenfeld reeled off 14 straight points. In game two, she served 11 straight points.

Lady Panthers VB beats Meeker twice

RANGELY I Nothing like getting tested early. Rangely Senior High’s volleyball team won three out of its four matches last weekend in a tournament at Glenwood Springs, including one against county rival Meeker.