Middle school wrestlers end season; Meeker and Rangely each place four

RBC I On the first Saturday of their spring break, many Rio Blanco County middle school wrestlers competed in the final tournament of the regular season in Meeker and many placed. Rangely entered nine grapplers and placed four. Meeker entered 14 wrestlers and placed four as well.

Barone has two wrestling champs

MEEKER I Three Barone Middle School wrestlers advanced to the championship match in a tournament held in Oak Creek on Saturday, and two seventh-graders won titles in their respective weights.

Barone’s Hanks wins gold medal wrestling

MEEKER I Barone Middle School eighth-grader Eli Hanks was the only Cowboy to win a gold medal in the Carl Ramunno Memorial wrestling tournament held Saturday in Steamboat Springs.

Barone grapplers off to good start

MEEKER I After a second-place finish in the 2A Colorado State Wrestling Championships in Denver, Meeker coaches J.C. Watt and Willy Theos were back in the wrestling room, preparing 20 Barone Middle School kids for their first tournament, held in Gypsum on Saturday.

MHS wrestling camp…


Eleven Meeker wrestlers competed in the Paonia Summer Duals, and many wrestled more than 12 matches during the two-day event, which featured 4A and 5A teams from Colorado along with teams from Nebraska, Arizona and New Mexico.

BMS wrestlers finish 2nd in home tourney

Barone Middle School wrestlers Ridge Williams, James Amick, Trapper McGruder, Miguel Lopez (holding trophy), Christopher Strate, Tucker Slaugh, Dalyon Nielsen, Luis Villalpando and Jake Shelton finished second as a team in the final school sponsored tournament. McGruder, Slaugh and Neilsen all won gold medals. Because of spring break and some wrestling in Grand Junction, not all BMS wrestlers are pictured.

MEEKER I For the first time in Barone Middle School history, the sixth-graders were allowed to wrestle on the team, and two finished as champions in the final school-sponsored tournament of the season Saturday in Meeker.

BMS wrestlers host tournament Saturday

MEEKER I Because of other extracurricular activities, a smaller number of Barone Middle School wrestlers competed in Oak Creek but several placed in the top four and the team finished fourth.

Cowboys finish fourth in Steamboat

Henderson and his teammates defeated the Ramsl as well as the Rangely Panthers in a triangular meet on Tuesday. All three teams will be in Oak Creek on  Saturday for a tournament, and Meeker will host the final tournament of the season March 22.

MEEKER I “It was a pretty tough tournament up there,” Barone Middle School wrestling coach Lee Overton said of the competition at the annual Carl Ramunno Memorial Tournament in Steamboat Springs.

BMS wrestlers open season in Gypsum

MEEKER I One week after the Meeker High School wrestlers ended their season competing in the Colorado State Wrestling Championships, the Barone Middle School Cowboys were opening theirs in Gypsum, wrestling more than 50 matches.

Letter to the Editor: Disappointed in BMS wrestling coverage

Dear Editor: It is with great disappointment that the Herald Times would leave a young child out of a very important and honoring milestone in his life. There was an article in the April 4 edition regarding the young men who represented Barone Middle School at state wrestling. Every child was mentioned but one! That […]

Turner places 5th at state

Clay Anderson, left, and Daylon Nielsen, right, talk with sixth-grader Tannen Kennedy before wrestling at the recent Barone Middle School tournament. Anderson was incorrectly identified using his brother’s name in last week’s issue of the Herald Times, which also listed him as a seventh-grader and that neither wrestler placed. Anderson is an eighth grader who placed fifth in the tournament and Nielsen finished in fourth place.

MEEKER I Seven Barone Middle School wrestlers traveled to Denver on Friday and Saturday for the Middle School State Tournament, held at the Western Stock Show events center Friday and Saturday. Each wrestler was placed in a 64-man bracket with a double elimination format. The tournament was loaded with extremely talented kids with no limitation […]

BMS wrestlers qualify for state tourney

MEEKER I A dozen members of the Barone Middle School wrestling team competed in the annual regional wrestling tournament on Saturday in Fruita, with eight members qualifying for the state tournament this weekend in Denver.