High school teams start 2012 play Friday

RBC I Both Rio Blanco County high school wrestling teams will travel across the state line to open the 2012 season at the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah, and three of the local basketball teams will host at least one home game this weekend.

Schindler, Dunbar are tough mudders

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MEEKER I Trenton Schindler and Kurtis Dunbar of Meeker competed in the Colorado “Tough Mudder” competition in Beaver Creek on June 25-26. The pair finished the course in less than three hours.

Cedar Ridges hosts golf tourneys

Linda Gordon, Deb Ely and Linda Birks, strategize while waiting to putt during the three-lady scramble scramble last Saturday, on a beautiful day at Cedar Ridges Golf Course. A four-man, 27-hole scramble, June 25, is the next tournament on the Cedar Ridges golf schedule.

RANGELY I It was women-only last Saturday on the Cedar Ridges Golf Course where a three-lady scramble was played.

Scherbarth comes away with 1st place

Chris Scherbarth holds the plaque he won in the Colorado Rockies Pitch, Hit and Run Team Championship competition at Coors Field last weekend.

RBC I Tori Lasker, 10, and Chris Scherbarth, 9, represented Meeker very well Saturday, June 11 at the Colorado Rockies Pitch, Hit and Run Team Championship. Tori placed second overall in the 9-10 girls’ division. Chris placed first overall in the 9-10 boys’ division.

Lasker, Scherbarth headed to Coors Field

Tori Lasker and Chris Scherbarth will compete this Saturday in Coors Field at the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Colorado Rockies Team Championships. They qualified by winning the local and sectional competitions.

MEEKER I Meeker will be represented by two youths in the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run, Colorado Rockies Team Championship. Tori Lasker, 10, and Chris Scherbarth, 9, have qualified to advance to the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Colorado Rockies Team Championship.

Mother/daughter team win Dearfly

Amanda Back (above left) helps her mother Sherry Rubin line up a putt during the annual Ladies Deerfly tournament held last Saturday at the Meeker Golf Course. The mother/daughter team proved to be the best golfers on the course, winning the first flight.

MEEKER I It was a beautiful day in Meeker last Saturday and a great day for the Meeker ladies’ golf club to host the annual Ladies Dearfly tournament.

Final chance to qualify for state track

This year, in order to qualify for the Colorado State Track and Field Championships, an athlete must post a time or distance in the top 18 in the state as there is no longer a regional meet where the top three times/distances qualify.

Barrel racing in Rangely May 14

There will be lots of barrel racing on Saturday, May 14, in Rangely at the Rio Blanco County Outdoor Arena. This doubleheader is a sponsored race of the  National Barrel Horse Association Colorado District 10 (NBHACO-10).

RBC teams play for playoffs

Rangely’s Brian Rector makes contact with a pitch for a base hit in a game against Moffat County, which was called because of rain after two innings. The Panthers played Meeker last night and will end the regular season with a doubleheader against Paonia, Saturday.

Rio Blanco County’s high school baseball teams met in Rangely yesterday after press time for a doubleheader, which are the final games of the regular season for Meeker and will have district playoff implications for both teams.

County Cup swim dual set for May 6

The County Cup Swim team dual meet will take place Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m., in the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Parks District’s aquatics center. It will be the first swim meet in the two-year-old facility.

RBC track teams run, jump in rain

Rangely senior Cole Barlow’s determination shows during a race in Rifle last Saturday.

Saturday, April 23, Rangely High School track and field traveled to Rifle for their invitational track meet.

Boesch breaks five-minute mile

Meeker High School freshman Jake Boesch broke the five-minute-mile time barrier last Saturday during a cold and rainy day in Rifle. Several other members of the Meeker track team set personal records (PR). The Meeker boys’ team finished second behind the host team and the girls placed sixth.