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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, […]

Rifle Girls Win Playoff Game, Walters Scores 1,000th Point

Friday night’s home second round girls basketball playoff game against Green Mountain was a special one in so many ways. First, it was an intense game in which the Bears fell behind 12-2 after the first quarter, but battled back to tie the score at 13-13 at the half.  The second half was close throughout, […]

Basketball Playoffs Begin

Both the boys and girls basketball teams for Rifle head into the playoffs this week.  The Rifle boys will play a first round game today at 6 p.m. at Thompson Valley and the girls will host a second round game against Green Mountain at 5 p.m. at Rifle High School. The girls come in as […]

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. […]

Mannequin Challenge- 3 point shot!

Girl’s basketball and the Mannequin Challenge

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 […]

Rifle Athletes Achieve Academic All-State Honors

Rifle’s varsity athletic teams achieved some great success in the classroom this year with 64 students receiving Academic All-State First Team awards and 22 more receiving Honorable Mentions. To qualify for these awards, the students had to be either a junior or senior varsity letter recipient.  Additionally to receive first team the student must have […]

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 […]

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