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.

Seniors dominate Rangely volleyball roster

Senior members of Rangely’s volleyball team, back from left: Dakota Kenney, Mikayla Schoenfeld, Rozilynn Thacker, Kelsey Harvey, Marie Morton, Victoria Phelan and Kendall Wilson. Front from left: PJ Hernandez, Rose Peterson, Torie Slagle and Tessa Briggs. The Lady Panthers will open the season at a Glenwood Springs tournament this weekend.

RANGELY I If experience is a luxury, then the Lady Panthers’ volleyball team is really sitting pretty. Out of the 30 girls on the Rangely Senior High volleyball team, which includes the junior varsity and C team, almost half of them are seniors.

Hogan concentrates on sport of the season

Jeff Burkhead Rangely senior Audrey Hogan excels both in the classroom and athletically. She competes in three sports and ranks second in her class.

RANGELY I It’s volleyball season, so that’s Audrey’s Hogan’s favorite sport. If it was winter, then basketball would be her favorite sport. Whatever sports season it is at the time, that’s her favorite.

Rangely volleyball team is among league favorites in Western Slope

One of Rangely’s returning starters, Marie Morton, practices during a tuneup for this weekend’s season-opening tournament at Montrose.

RANGELY I Coach Jimmie Mergleman has no problem with other people expecting a lot out of her team. She does, too.

Panthers drop v-ball opener

RANGELY — On Tuesday Rangely’s Lady Panthers opened up the first game of the season against Altamont, Utah.