Paonia Eagles

Tannille Van Vleet

The Paonia High School Girls Track team are state champions, again.  Last weekend the Eagles won their third state championship in a row.  To talk about the event, KVNF's Jake Ryan sat down with Ashley Van Vleet and Chelsea Meilner.

Image by Tamie Meck

The Colorado High School State Wrestling Tournament finished up over the weekend.  Once again Paonia was well represented at the top. 

Jake Ryan

Football fans packed into Paonia Town Park last weekend for the Division 1A championship. 

Paul Gibb gives us a rundown of what happened.

Produced by Jake Ryan.

Tennille Van Vleet

High school football State Championships will be starting soon. 

Rich Meck

For the second part of our program today, members of the Paonia Eagles football team and first-year Head Coach Brent McRae joined us to talk about the team's recent state championship win. 

This year marked the first time the Eagles have won a state title in over 50 years.

Rich Meck

The Paonia Eagles are Class 1A State Champions in football after beating out Centauri 32-24 on Saturday at Paonia Town Park. 

The Paonia Eagles football team experienced transformation this season, going from an average team with an average record in 2012, to hosting the Class 1A championship game on Saturday.

The Eagles posted a 10-game winning streak on their way to a 12-1 ecord, upsetting rivals Hotchkiss and the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins along the way. In the state semifinal game, Paonia trounced the #1 ranked Buena Vista Demons.

Headlines:

  • Paonia Eagles Win State Championship, 1959 Champions There to Celebrate the Win
  • Hunting Blinds and Decoys Stolen from Escalante State Wildlife Area
  • Winter Forecast Calls For Continued Drought in the Southwest
  • More Native Youth Have PTSD than Recent Combat Vets

Headlines:

  • Colorado's Oil and Gas Industry is Stepping Up its Outreach now that Election is over,
  • BLM Says it Will Allow Anonymous Oil and Gas Lease Nominations
  • Charges Won't be filed against Montrose City Councilor who checked in at the airport with a gun in her purse
  • From Harvest Public Media, a Proposed Merger Could Create a Flour Milling Goliath
  • Paonia Eagles Win Class 1A State Championship

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


The Paonia Eagles football team is headed to Buena Vista tomorrow to take on the Demons for the state semi-finals game.

Tamie Meck, KVNF

KVNF Sports Reporter Tamie Meck has been following the proposed educational and sports facility at Paonia Junior/Senior High School, and attended an open house last Friday for a tour of the site.  

Headlines:

  • A second company wants Thompson Divide leases suspended
  • Mesa County Commissioners want more time to examine RMP
  • New House bill might require Colorado food to carry GMO labels
  • Paonia Eagles soaring at state wrestling tournament
  • Former Interior Sec. Babbitt urges conservation

Tamie Meck

The state wrestling championship is just five weeks away. And while you'd have to travel to the Front Range to see those games, KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports that there are several opportunities in the coming days to see some of the best wrestlers in the state close to home.


KVNF Sports Report: 12/13/12

Dec 13, 2012
Tamie Meck

A Grand Valley Senior wrestler made history in Delta on Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on the wrestling tournament, prep basketball, and the start of winter sports.