Three JV, five varsity meets scheduled for Rangely XC

The Panther cross country team after running a 1 mile time trial under the lights Wednesday evening. 12 boys and seven girls are on this year’s team.—MATT SCOGGINS PHOTO

RANGELY | Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) recently announced drastic changes to the typical high school sports and activities schedule.With football and volleyball being postponed until March, cross country is the only sport being offered at Rangely High School this fall. 

Facing a season full of new guidelines and interesting circumstances, the cross country teams saw 19 student athletes participate in the first week of practice and head coach Beth Scoggins would love to see more out during these difficult times. The young Panthers have three JV and five varsity meets scheduled in the regular season and are led by returning state qualifiers Mary Scoggins and Colton Noel as team captains. 

Coach Scoggins and her runners are hopeful for the upcoming season and have high expectations for the year, already working hard to qualify both a girls and boys team for the state meet. Coach Scoggins and the cross country team are still taking new athletes and are more than willing to work with any student if they decide they want to give cross country a try. “Cross country offers students a chance to get out of the house and be a part of a team. We will work with each kid to get them into better shape, build endurance, increase speed, develop mental toughness and work together as a team,” she said.