MEEKER | The Cowboys boys basketball team has been in the gym for nearly three weeks, getting ready for the 2019-2020 season. Head coach Klark Kindler has a change in staff this year and welcomes Greg Cravens as the junior varsity coach. Trey Morris will be returning for the third year as an assistant coach.
“We are going to do what we do best,” said Kindler. “We will be well conditioned and play a tough man defense.” The Cowboys are known for being tough with excellent defense across the state.
This year’s team has four seniors: Cole Rogers, who was second in scoring last year with 224 points, and Elijah Deming have both played all four years. Also returning to the court are Nick Massey and Chris Ashcraft. The four seniors lead a group of 13 Cowboys that make up the 2019-2020 team.
The Cowboys are in class 2A for basketball and are one of 11 teams in the Western Slope League. Their opening game is at home next Tuesday against Coal Ridge with varsity at 7:30 p.m. The long-standing Cowboy Shootout tournament will run Dec. 12-14.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times