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 […]

Panthers get preview of regional mat tourney

Rangely senior Jessy Powell scores back points during a match in the Screamin’ Eagle wrestling tournament held in Paonia. Powell recorded a pin in the 145-pound bracket, and Panther coach Travis Witherell named him the team’s “Athlete of the Week.”

RANGELY I Competing in the Screamin’ Eagle wrestling tournament in Paonia last Saturday, the Rangely High School wrestlers got a preview of the regional tournament.

Rangely’s grapplers improving; four of eight wrestlers place at tourney

RANGELY I The annual Vern Rose Memorial Wrestling Tournament was held in Rangely on Saturday and RHS Panther coach Travis Witherell was pleased with his team’s continued improvement.

Lawson third for Panthers at Tourney of Champs; RHS mat men to play host

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther wrestling team wrestled in the annual Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah, and Panther senior Caleb Lawson finished third in the 160-pound bracket.

Rangely and Meeker’s high school teams back in action this week

The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team is practicingafter returning from Christmas break and will put their 5-0 record on the line in their first league game Friday in Cedaredge against the Bruins. The Rangely Panthers will host Cedaredge on Saturday after playing in Collbran on Friday.

MEEKER I Winter sports teams in Rio Blanco County will start the 2016 portion of their schedules tonight, when the Meeker Cowboy wrestling team hosts two teams, while Rangely’s wrestling team and the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will take to the courts starting on Friday.

Deleon takes third in Rangely mat tourney, Lucero wins consolation

RANGELY I “Our guys competed with an entirely new attitude,” Rangely High School wrestling coach Travis Witherell said. “It was such an improvement from last week and I’m very pleased with how we did.” The Panthers wrestled in the West Grand Invitational in Kremmling with five wrestlers and how they did was two Rangely grapplers […]

Panther senior wrestlers…

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There are only four senior students/athletes on the Rangely High School wrestling team this season, so the team leadership roles will fall on seniors Chance Sheppard, Jessy Powell, Kiki Ruiz and Caleb Lawson, who will lead the Panthers as they hit the mat this season.

Rangely wrestling team wins two matches at CMU tourney

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther wrestling team opened the season with a new head coach in the Maverick Duals at Colorado Mesa University on Saturday in Grand Junction, and the team won two of five duals it wrestled.

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.

RHS volleyball…

The Rangely High School volleyball team held its year-end banquet on Monday night. A big congratulations to Katelyn Brown, who was named to All-Conference First Team, and Justyne Dembowski and Sarah Conner, who were named to All-Conference Honorable Mention. Also a big congratulations to Katye Allred, Carrie Goddard, Justyne Dembowski, Lindzey Thacker, Antoinette Dorris, Corinne Coombs and Marielle Ivie for their honor of Academic All State First Team. These girls carry a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Katelyn Brown was the team’s most valuable player, Kassidee Brown was rookie of the year and Allana Wiley was most improved.

The Rangely High School volleyball team held its year-end banquet on Monday night. A big congratulations to Katelyn Brown, who was named to All-Conference First Team, and Justyne Dembowski and Sarah Conner, who were named to All-Conference Honorable Mention. Also a big congratulations to Katye Allred, Carrie Goddard, Justyne Dembowski, Lindzey Thacker, Antoinette Dorris, Corinne […]

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.

Rangely Wrestling…

Rangely head wrestling coach Jeff Heinle and assistant coaches Gary Bennett and Blane Warrier stand next to senior Ethan Allred, the only Panther to qualify for the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships. Allred won a match in the 2A, 170-pound bracket before being eliminated.