RHS ready for regionals

Panther Heath Peters pictured before pinning his opponent from Soroco last Saturday in Meeker. Peters won four of five matches he wrestled at 113.

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers wrestled five dual meets in Meeker last Saturday in the final matches of the regular season and will now compete in the state-qualifying regional tournament this weekend at Grand Junction High School. The Panthers had seven varsity wrestlers and won one of the five duals.

RHS wrestles in Rifle, GJ

RANGELY I Rangely wrestlers Lucas Heinle and Ethan Allred went undefeated in matches last weekend in Rifle and Grand Junction. The Panthers will wrestle five duals in Meeker this Saturday in the final competition before the state-qualifying regional tournament Feb. 15 and 16.

Panthers crown two champs

RANGELY I Almost half the the Panther wrestling team did not compete last weekend because of illness but four of the five who did wrestle placed in the top three, including two individual champions.

RHS crowns 3 champs

Lucas Heinle, pictured locking up a cradle, won the 145-pound bracket of the Panther Invitational.

RANGELY I More than 140 wrestlers from 12 different schools in Colorado and Utah competed in the Panther Invitational last Saturday and the Panthers crowned three champions. The Panthers also hosted a triangular the night before the tournament and defeated the Olathe Pirates by one point but lost to Steamboat Springs by six.

Coombs places sixth at Vernal

RANGELY I The Panther wrestling team opened the 2013 part of the season in Vernal, Utah competing in the 40th annual Tournament of Champions. They came home with one placer.

RHS Panthers wrestle in Utah

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers wrestling team ended the 2012 portion of the wrestling season with two dual meets in Utah before Christmas break and will cross the state line again when they return in 2013 to wrestle in the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah, starting Jan. 11, 2013.

Rangely wrestlers in Kremmling

RANGELY I The Panther wrestling team continues to be short wrestlers due to illness and injuries but seven team members did travel to Kremmling for the annual West Grand High School invitational and two returned with medals.

RHS Panthers place six wrestlers

Rangely junior Lucas Heinle won a gold medal at the Soroco Invitational last Saturday in Oak Creek. Heinle won the 152-pound bracket and he and his team will wrestle in Kremmling this Saturday.

RANGELY I With only half of the 14 varsity weights filled last Saturday in Oak Creek, the Panther wrestling team placed six of its seven varsity wrestlers in the top three, including one champion, and placed fourth as a team in the Soroco Invitational.

RHS wrestlers win 2 of 5

Panther senior Colton Coombs uses a bear hug to take his Ignacio opponent down from his feet to his back and later pin him. Coombs won five matches at the Colorado Mesa duals last Saturday in Grand Junction.

RANGELY I With only seven of 14 weights filled, the Rangely Panther wrestling team still won two dual meets last Saturday in Grand Junction at the Colorado Mesa University duals.

Panthers ready to start

JoD Stults

RANGELY I The Panther high school wrestling program will start the 2012-2013 season under a new, yet familiar head coach, as Jeff Heinle takes the helm this season.

Brown places 6th at state

Rangely senior Patrick Brown lost to the eventual state champion in the championship semifinals of the heavyweight division and finished sixth in his final high school tournament.

RANGELY I The Panther wrestling team qualified four wrestlers for the Colorado State Wrestling Championships held in the Pepsi Center last weekend and returned with one placer, senior heavyweight Patrick Brown.

Panthers qualify four for state tourney

Rangely sophomore Lucas Heinle, who placed sixth last year at the state wrestling tournament, qualified again with a fourth place finish in the regional tournament.

RANGELY I The Panthers only took five wrestlers to the state qualifying regional tournament last weekend in Grand Junction and all five of them won matches and placed in the top six of their weight class, four of them in the top four, qualifying them for the Colorado State Wrestling Championships, starting today in the […]