Lady Cowboys defend WREA Shootout title

Nucla’s Shalyn Steffan, Soroco’s Briana Peterson and Shiloh Rozell, along with Meeker’s Hughes, Neilson and Ridings were all named to the All-Tournament team. Neilson was named the MVP and Ridings won the three-point contest.

MEEKER I Meeker High School’s girls’ basketball team kicked off their season with a bang, winning the WREA Cowboy Shootout by defeating Little Snake River, Soroco and Nucla over the weekend.

WREA Shootout…

boy's shootout bracket 2013

The Meeker boys’ basketball team opened the season in Olathe on Tuesday with a 53-34 win and will host Caprock in the first round of the 2013 WREA Cowboy Shootout at 7:30 p.m. today. The Rangely Panthers are also in the eight-team bracket and will play Moffat County in the

Lady Panthers finish second

Rangely senior Quincey Thacker shoots a jump shot. She was named to the WREA Cowboy Shootout all-tournament team.

RANGELY I “The Cowboy Shootout was a good way for us to start the year,” Rangely girls’ basketball first-year head coach Quinton Kent said. “Each game presented a different set of challenges for us and it was nice to not beat up on each other like we do in practice.”

Lady Cowboys are the champions

The Meeker High School girls’ varsity basketball team opened the 2012-2013 season with three wins and a team championship trophy in the 2012 White River Electric Cowboy Shootout tournament held last week in Meeker. The lady Cowboys defeated Nucla, Hayden and Rangely to win the preseason tourney. Playing on the championship team were (front) Taylor Neilson, Kaysyn Chintala (named tournament MVP), Kacey Collins and Deena Norell. Back, assistant coach Mike Dinwiddie, Bailey Atwood, Kelsey Kendall, Aly Ridings, Katie Dinwiddie, Sydney Hughes, Piper Haney and head coach Greg Chintala.

MEEKER I After three big wins, the Meeker girls earned the championship trophy at the 2012 White River Electric Cowboy Shootout. Under the direction of head coach Greg Chintala the team started the tournament Thursday, Nov. 29, winning 65-19 against the Nucla Mustangs.

WREA Shootout …

Meeker and Rangely boys’ basketball teams will play tonight in the White River Electric Cowboy Shoot, with Rangely playing Little Snake in an exhibition game today at 6 p.m., followed by Meeker against Nucla at 7:30 p.m.