Pelloni places fifth at state wrestling

RBC I Nine wrestlers from Rio Blanco County qualified and wrestled in the Colorado Middle School State Wrestling Championships last weekend in Denver and one returned with a medal. Barone Middle School eighth-grader Tevin Pelloni, who finished fifth, was the county’s lone placer.

MHS tracksters do well at Cedaredge, prepare for meet at G.J.

At Cedaredge on Saturday, Meeker runners, from left, Sierra Williams, Maggie Phelan and Peyton Burke are seen running the 200-meter dash. Williams was part of the 4x100-meter relay team, which took fourth place; Phelan had a personal best in the 400 meters, where she finished fourth overall; and Burke was part of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays, finishing fourth.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School track team performed well in Cedaredge last Saturday and is preparing to compete in the Frank Woodburn Invitational this Saturday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.

Middle school wrestlers to state

RBC I Ten Rio Blanco middle school wrestlers, including eight from Rangely, wrestled in the Western Slope Regional Tournament over the weekend in Grand Junction. Nine of those 10 wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in Denver this weekend.

Cowboys drop doubleheader

The Meeker High School Cowboy baseball team is led by lone senior Nick Burri, who is pictured holding a Hotchkiss runner on first base. The Cowboys lost a doubleheader in Hotchkiss and, weather permitting, they will host Cedaredge at Paintbrush Park on Saturday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ baseball team lost a doubleheader in Hotchkiss on Saturday, and, if the weather cooperates, the Cowboys look to rebound as they will host the Cedaredge Bruins on Saturday at Paintbrush Park. The first Cowboy test will start at 11 a.m.

Pelloni ends mat season undefeated

MEEKER I Barone Middle School eighth-grader Tevin Pelloni finished the regular season of the middle school wrestling season undefeated and he will wrestle in the state-qualifying middle school regional tournament in Grand Junction this weekend.

Rangely’s Coombs wins mat title

RANGELY I The Rangely wrestling program hosted the Northwestern Colorado Championships on Saturday, and middle school coach Jeff LeBleu, who came out of retirement, was thankful for everyone’s help and support in pulling off a successful tournament.

Meeker graduate Kaysyn Chintala continues education with basketball

Meeker High School graduate Kaysyn Chintala, is seen here talking with her Northwest Kansas Technical College coach, Landon Steele, during the most recent season, where Chintala set school records in three-point shots and assists. Chintala, who started college playing volleyball, will now continue her education and play on the basketball court at an undecided four-year school.

MEEKER I Meeker High School graduate Kaysyn Chintala went to Colby Community College in Colby, Kan., on a volleyball scholarship, but she has since switched schools and sports while making plans to continue her education at a four-year school.

MHS track team opens its season at Rifle meet

MEEKER I According to Meeker High School track coach John Strate, the first track meet of the season was held on a cold and windy day in Rifle, but, “We got some pretty solid performances from both of our returning athletes and our freshman.”

White River Rumble a big success

Phil Vallem of Craig won the inaugural White River Rumble, a 70-mile snowmobile race around the Flat Top Mountains beginning and ending at Lake Avery. Ten racers took on the grueling mountain challenge in what organizers hope will become an annual event.

MEEKER I The inaugural White River Rumble, a 70-mile cross-country snowmobile race in the White River National Forest, was held Saturday and the inaugural event was considered a success by riders and organizers.

Barone wrestlers finish in third March 5 in Steamboat Springs

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School wrestling team has been a little under weather lately but 14 members of the team wrestled in the Carl Ramunno Memorial in Steamboat Springs on March 5, returning with a third place trophy and four champions.

Young Panthers host final tourney

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team placed several wrestlers within the top four at Oak Creek on Saturday, and the young grapplers will host the Northwest Colorado League Championship tournament on Saturday at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School.

Barone wrestlers second in Oak Creek

The Barone Middle School wrestling team finished second in Oak Creek over the past weekend and the members will wrestle for the Northwest Colorado League title on Saturday in Rangely, where wrestling will start at 9 a.m.

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School wrestling team finished second again, this time in Oak Creek, placing 10 Cowboys in the top four, including three champions.