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Boys Basketball Wins 4A Academic State Title

This year’s boys’ basketball team has won the Les Schwab Academic State Championship for the 4A level with a team grade point average of 3.741. Players who played in 75 percent of the season were those whose GPA’s were considered for this team award.  Those players included Jacob Boone, Blaine Vance, Jacob Seeman, Evan Gray, […]

Basketball Teams Head to Final Week After Exciting Boys’ Finish

On Thursday night the fans who hung around for the ending of the boys’ basketball game against Summit County were treated to quite a finish. Trailing most of the game and by as much as 12 points midway through the fourth quarter, the Bears mounted a steady comeback.  When Rifle forced a turnover on a […]

Basketball Teams Both on a Roll

Heading into some big games against Palisade this Friday night at home with league championship implications on the line, the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are on winning streaks of six and eight games respectively. The eight-game streak for the girls keeps Rifle tied with Palisade for first place in the league with 6-1 league records. […]

Scoreboard Operators and Scorebook Keepers Needed

Rifle winter sports are still in need of people who are willing to volunteer to run the scoreboard or do scorebook for our basketball and wrestling events.  Parents who volunteer to do this for the season can have their student’s athletic fee waived. If you would be interested in helping out our teams by doing […]

Honoring Jack Smith

Rifle High School coaching legend Jack Smith, who passed away this past Saturday, will be honored in coming weeks by Rifle High School and the community throughout the valley. On Thursday, Jan. 28, Rifle High School’s basketball teams will be joining with the area official’s association in their annual cancer awareness games.  The games in […]

Summer Girls Basketball Schedule

High School Program (Team Skills) June 8-Aug. 7 (Dead period for floor resurfacing July 20, 22, 27, 28) Mondays through Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in high school main gym – Coach Novosad will be coordinating/coaching individual workouts.  You are to schedule your workout time with him.  This will be individual skill emphasis […]

Basketball Teams Sweep Delta

Rifle’s varsity and JV boys’ and girls’ basketball teams swept all four games with Delta on Tuesday night in Rifle. The varsity Lady Bears came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Panthers 43-36 (See PostIndependent article).  Rifle was led by Samantha Hinkle with 17 points and Elly Walters with 13. With […]

Basketball Teams Win Heading into Break

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams picked up league victories over Summit County at home on Saturday.  The Lady Bears defeated the Tigers 33-21 and the boys followed that up with a 49-37 victory. Junior guard Avery Lujan led the bears with 17 points in the boys game.  Luis Carreon and  Austin Boone each […]

Basketball Teams off to Great Start

The Rifle boys’ and girls’ basketball varsity basketball teams are off to a great start to their season.  Both the boys and girls have won all three of their games.  They went undefeated in the Brenda Patch Tournament at Roaring Fork and defeated Coal Ridge Tuesday night. In the first day of the Brenda Patch […]

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