Travis Witherell moves to head wrestling coach for RHS wrestlers

RANGELY I Rangely High School’s most recent state wrestling champion will also be its most recent head coach. Travis Witherell, who won an individual Colorado state wrestling title wrestling as a senior for the Panthers in 2010, has been named to take over the Panther grapplers in his first year as head coach.

Coombs wins Steamboat tournament

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team competed in Steamboat Springs on Saturday and returned with several placers, including champion Tytus Coombs.

RMS wrestlers finish fourth

RBC I Only seven Rangely Middle School boys are out for wrestling this season, but the total includes one of the most outstanding wrestlers in the area.

Rangely’s Brown takes sixth at state

Brown, an eighth-grader, was the first Rangely Junior High wrestler to place at the state tournament last weekend at Denver. He placed sixth at 145 pounds. “He did well. He did really well,” RJH coach Derek Stolworthy said of Brown, one of four Panther wrestlers to qualify for state.

RANGELY I Coaches are always looking for improvement. That’s why Derek Stolworthy, the Rangely Junior High wrestling coach, couldn’t be happier with his team. “Throughout the course of the season, it was like night and day, from the first practice to the state tournament,” Stolworthy said.

Panthers qualify 4 for state

RANGELY I Four Panther wrestlers are headed to state. Rangely Junior High had four placers — including one first-place finisher — at last week’s regional tournament in Fruita, earning them a trip to the state tourney in Denver.

Rangely places 7 at Meeker dual meet

Rangely seventh-grader Heath Peters was a first-place finisher in the 80-pound weight class.

RANGELY I Individually, the Panthers wrestled well, with seven placers at last Saturday’s tournament in Meeker. Team-wise, though, Rangely didn’t have the numbers, which has been the case all season.

RJH wrestlers take third in tournament

Rangely wrestler Ketsen Rouse received some last-minute coaching before taking the mat during last week’s home dual against Meeker’s Barone Middle School.

RANGELY I They may not have the big numbers, but they can still turn in a big performance. Rangely Junior High’s wrestlers placed third out of 15 in the team scoring at a tournament Saturday at Soroco.

Young Panthers 4th at Hayden

RANGELY I Coaches are always looking for improvement, and Derek Stolworthy liked what he saw. “We did extremely well. We had 10 placers and even though we were among the smallest schools there, we took fourth out of nine teams,” said the Rangely Junior High wrestling coach.

RMS competes in tourney

RANGELY — The Panthers made the long trip to Granby over the spring break weekend to wrestle in the East Grand tournament.