Little League district champions

With only two team practices at the beginning of the season, the Rio Blanco American Legion girls’ 14-and under fast pitch softball team finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and won three games and the district tournament in Grand Junction, advancing to the Colorado state championship game. The team consists of four girls from Meeker, four from Rangely, one from Rifle, one from New Castle and one from Parachute. Playing in Aurora Friday in the double elimination state finals are in front; Vanessa Hamilton (Rangely), Sierra Williams (Meeker), Destiny Bulger (Parachute), Maria Gonzales (Meeker), Sedona Kellogg (New Castle), Taylor Dodds (Meeker), Jessyca Gates (Rifle), Sidney Shaffer (Rangely) and Katelyn and Kassidee Brown of Rangely. Back, Jasmine Patterson (Meeker), coach Kelly Brown, coach Andy Shaffer, CRV league president Josh Wright and coach Rick Dodds.

RBC I “These girls are amazing,” Meeker’s Rick Dodds said. Dodds, along with Rangely’s Andy Shaffer and Kelly Brown, coach the Rio Blanco American Legion 14-and-under girls’ fast-pitch softball team, made up of four girls from Meeker, four from Rangely, one from Rifle, one from Parachute and one from New Castle. The Rio Blanco team […]

Rangely ends baseball season as consolation champs

RANGELY I “A lot of surrounding towns don’t have baseball in the summer, so myself, Gary (Denny) and Wes (Torsell) want everyone who wants to, to be able to play ball,” said Paul Fortunato, who just finished coaching his seventh season of Rio Blanco American Legion baseball.