RMS opens wrestling season

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School Panther wrestling team opened its season in Hayden on Saturday and returned with six placers, including two champions, which was more than half of the Panthers who entered.

BMS Basketball…

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The “Meeker Black” boys’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball team played three games at home on Saturday, winning two. Meeker has two teams, Meeker Black and Meeker Gold, and both will play in the conference tournament with the first game for Meeker Gold at home at 6:30 p.m. against Rifle 1 at Meeker Elementary School. Meeker […]

Cowboys win team title; Shelton wins fourth title

The Meeker High School wrestling program made history by winning its eighth state team wrestling title at the 2016 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in the Pepsi Center last weekend in Denver. Meeker senior T.J. Shelton became the 19th wrestler in Colorado history to win four individual state wrestling titles and doing so in such dominate fashion, he was named the 2A Outstanding Wrestler and received two standing ovations for his efforts. Meeker head coach J.C. Watt's efforts were also recognized as he was named the 2A Coach of the Year after his team was awarded the trophy. Every Meeker state qualifier won a match and scored at least one bonus point for the team. "It truly was a team win," coach Watt said.

MEEKER I Once upon a time, in small town in northwest Colorado, there lived a young man named T.J. Shelton, who had set goals for himself. Last weekend in front of more than 10,000 people, he accomplished them, while helping himself, his team and his community win a state championship, too.


Be sure to look for our keepsake special section for the 2016 state wrestling championships in the Feb. 25th edition of the Herald Times!

Meeker girls carry No. 4 seed

MEEKER I With only one game left in the regular season, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team will finish as the No. 4 seed in the league. The girls will play in Oak Creek on Tuesday to determine if they will advance to the district tournament.

2016 State Wrestling Championships – Day 1

Rangely’s Nych Deleon is only Panther wrestler going to state

Rangely assistant coach J.C. Chumacero and head coach Travis Witherell will be in Nych Deleon’s corner at the 2016 2A Colorado State Wrestling Championships in Denver. Deleon was the only Panther to qualify for the Big Show, which starts today at 3 p.m., in the Pepsi Center.

RANGELY I Several Panthers won matches at the 2016 Region 1 wrestling tournament last weekend in Grand Junction, but only one qualified for the 2A Colorado State Wrestling Championships, which starts today in Denver.

Meeker wrestling team has four regional champs, 10 going to state

Meeker senior T.J. Shelton, right, won his fourth regional title Saturday in Grand Junction and he now has the opportunity to become Meeker’s first-ever four-time state wrestling champion and only the 19th Colorado wrestler to accomplish the feat. The Cowboys finished third as a team in the regional tournament but more importantly qualified 10 wrestlers for the Big Show, which starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Cowboys are currently ranked No. 2 in 2A by On the Mat Rankings, behind defending state champion Rocky Ford.

MEEKER I The brackets are set for the 2016 Colorado State Wrestling Championships, and Meeker will have wrestlers in 10 of the 14 brackets, including four regional champions, one of whom has an opportunity to make Meeker and Colorado history.

Seeing double?


There may be a reason these two coaches bear at least a slight similarity and that is that Cedaredge High School boys basketball coach Kevin Dunbar, left, played as a student under Meeker High School boys basketball coach Klark Kindler, right. The two coaches faced off against each other on Jan 30, and Cedaredge came […]

Meeker girls fall to Paonia again

MEEKER I It was only a week since the Meeker girls’ basketball team played Paonia, the league leader, at home before they traveled to play the Eagles in their own gym.

Rangely gets prepared for mat regionals

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther wrestlers finished the regular season competing in the Meeker Duals, and they will enter nine wrestlers in the state-qualifying regional tournament, which starts Friday at Palisade High School. Although the Rangely Panthers did not win a dual match, their coach is still proud of his team and is […]

Meeker matmen win local dual, preparing for regional tourney

Meeker junior Ty Gibson gets his arm raised in victory for the first time ever Saturday at the Meeker Duals and now he, along with his teammates, will enter the state-qualifying regional tournament this Friday, starting at 1 p.m., on the Colorado Mesa University campus in Grand Junction.

MEEKER I During the regular season, the Meeker High School wrestling team has always sought out the best competition to prepare them for the 2A regional and state tournaments, and this season was no different, as the Cowboys wrestled in the CMU Duals, the Warrior Classic, the Tournament of Champions and the Meeker Duals, which […]