The Cedaredge Bruins, who have been at the top of the state 2A rankings since late December, scored 144.5 points to place fourth Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational at Centennial High School in Pueblo.
The Bruins were the highest placing team among small schools, finishing behind Dumas (Texas) with 213.5 points, and Class 4A Grand Junction Central (154 points) and Pueblo South (145
Delta High School's swim team traveled to Frisco to participate in the Summit Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Panthers placed third out of five teams with 141 points. Glenwood Springs won the team title with 418 points.
The annual Screamin' Eagle wrestling tournament returns to Paonia High School this Saturday.
Twenty-two teams, including Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Olathe, registered for the tournament.
Olathe Pirates junior Clay Yarnell was 4-1 for the tournament and placed second on a 9-0 loss to Berthoud's No. 4 ranked wrestler.
Logan Church won two matches by technical fall and pinned his final opponent to win the heavyweight title at the annual Mel Smith Invitational at Florence. Church's second-round 17-1 win by technical fall was the second fastest technical fall of the tournament.
Junior Sackett Chesnik wrestled to a 5-0 record and a first-place finish Saturday at the 45th annual Tournament of Champions at Vernal, Utah. Paonia was one of eight teams from Western Colorado competing in the tournament.
A trip to Rangely over the weekend proved to be an exciting adventure for Craig Cerise's Cedaredge Bruin boys basketball team. The Bruins and Panthers were involved in a back-and-forth ballgame for much of the night with the outcome in doubt until the end.
It was a rough, but rewarding, road trip to Rangely for the Cedaredge girls' basketball team. The play was physical and a win made it all the more special.
A huge first period from Montrose senior Kade Terrell was instrumental in propelling the Indians to a 49-43 non-conference basketball win in Delta last Friday night. Terrell tossed in 14 points (including four three-point goals) enabling Montrose to take a 16-7 lead to the second quarter.
Last weekend's basketball games were a mixture of ups and downs for Delta High School's girls. On Friday, Montrose visited the Panthers and refused to give any quarter for the first eight minutes of the game.
Paonia High School alumna Ashley Vanvleet, a sophomore member of the Idaho State University Bengals track team, won her first title of the season. Vanvleet scored 3,413 points to win the pentathlon at the Snake River Open, held Jan. 12 and 13 in Pocatello, Idaho.
In a battle between the two top teams in Class 2A On the Mat rankings, No. 2 Paonia defeated No. 1 Cedaredge Thursday night, 39-33. Of the 13 matches wrestled, four were won by decision.
The Paonia boys basketball team opened the conference season with a convincing 68-37 win at Plateau Valley last Friday. On Saturday it took a 70-20 win over Caprock Academy in Grand Junction.
Does height matter in basketball? Two starting players for the Paonia Lady Eagles will tell you in a very convincing way that, in the game, height doesn't always equal success.
After coming in at No. 1 in Class 2A On the Mat rankings, Cedaredge Bruins wrestlers scored 180 points and won one title match to win the annual Eagle Valley Varsity Invitational at Eagle Valley High School Saturday. The Bruins sent seven into the championship match, with freshman Trey Geyer claiming the only title on a win over Grand Valley's A.J. Serna. Geyer pinned Serna with nine seconds remaining in the match.
Paonia won eight championship matches and scored 219 points to win the Cowboy Invitational Saturday at Western State Colorado University Field House in Gunnison.
Individual champions include Sackett Chesnik at 138 pounds, Clay Campbell (145), Grey Neal (152), Jesse Burns (160), Anthony Felice (160), Jaden Miller (182), Cyrus Malek-Madani (220) and Levi Peterson (285).
In a dual of the Dogs, the Class 2A Hotchkiss Bulldogs won five matches in their 40-22 loss against the 4A Palisade Bulldogs.
Held Jan. 4 at Colorado Mesa University, the dual opened at 138 pounds with an 8-1 win for Hotchkiss's Kylar Massano over Lodan Head.
Last week's lone basketball action for Cedaredge High School was against Olathe. The girls team stayed unbeaten with a lopsided 40-15 decision.
Hotchkiss High School's basketball teams enjoyed a successful weekend of hoops with victories over league foes Caprock Academy and Plateau Valley. The Bulldogs defeated Caprock in girls action by a score of 72-7 while the boys scored 77 points to just 26 counters for the Eagles on Friday night.
A new year brought about changes which were pleasing for some and not so for others in Delta High School's basketball camp. The girls' program suffered its first loss of the season last year in the First Colorado National Bank tournament when Cedaredge's Bruins won a closely played title game.
In a dual between two of the top three teams in class 2A state rankings, Cedaredge claimed all but one match and gave up six points to a forfeit to defeat Hotchkiss last Friday, 65-12.
The dual opened at 126, with No. 2-ranked sophomore Sean Dale pinning Bulldog freshman JD Miller in 1 minute, 54 seconds.
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