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.

Meeker’s Shelton wins third straight state mat title; Meeker No. 2 in state

It was a terrific weekend for the Meeker High School wrestling team at the state tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The team placed No. 2 in the state and MHS junior T.J. Shelton captured his third straight state title.

MEEKER I Anything can happen at a state tournament and a lot did during the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in the Pepsi Center last weekend in Denver. “You learn more from a loss, but you don’t want to get into a habit of losing.” ~Coach Bill Turner

Ethan Allred lone Panther wrestler headed to state

RANGELY I Only one member of the Rangely High School Panther wrestling team, senior Ethan Allred, qualified for the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in Denver, starting today in the Pepsi Center.

Panther grapplers set for regionals

RANGELY I With only four wrestlers, the Rangely High School Panther wrestling team did not win any duals at the Meeker dual meet tournament last Saturday but they gained valuable mat experience that they will use this weekend in the state-qualifying regional tournament.

Rangely grapplers do well in Ignacio; Meeker tourney looms

Ethan Allred, a 170-pound wrestler for Rangely High School, grapples with an opposing wrestler on the road in Ignacio over the weekend. Allred won two dual matches by forfeit and won all four of his Butch Melton Invitational Tournament matches by pinning each of his opponents.

RANGELY I Only three Rangely wrestlers traveled to Ignacio, in the southwest corner of Colorado, and, according to coach Jeff Heinle, all gained valuable experience for the upcoming regional tournament.

Rangely sends four grapplers to meet; all place

RANGELY I Four members of the Rangely High School Panther wrestling team took part in the annual Carl Ramunno Memorial Tournament in Steamboat Springs, and all four placed in the top three, including one champion.

RHS mat men Peters, Allred win

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panther wrestling team hosted the second annual Vern Rose Memorial Tournament on Saturday with only four wrestlers entered. Two of those won individual titles.

RHS grapplers visit Hotchkiss, Delta

RANGELY I Four Rangely High School Panthers wrestled in a dual against Hotchkiss on Friday before competing in the Delta tournament on Saturday. The Panthers were shut out by the Hotchkiss Bulldogs but wrestled better in Delta.

RHS wrestlers win match

RANGELY I With only five wrestlers, the Rangely High School Panthers opened the season at the Colorado Mesa University Duals in Grand Junction. Although the Panthers only won one dual, the Panthers won their fair share of matches.