Delta County high schools fared well at last Saturday's Maverick Duals on the campus of Colorado Mesa University.
Paonia High School rolled through the five-match day with no team losses and finished with 10 wrestlers completing an unbeaten slate of matches. Cedaredge and Hotchkiss finished the day with 4-1 records and Delta was 3-2.
Paonia's wins came against Rifle (45-24), Ignacio (54-15), Monezuma-Cortez (42-18), Grand Valley (54-30) and Montrose (45-27).
Cedaredge's wins were against Faith Christian (51-20), Gunnison (70-6), Delta (66-18) and Moffat County (47-18). The Bruins' lone loss came against 5A Grand Junction (15-53).
Hotchkiss started the day with a loss to Grand Junction (15-54) and then reeled off four straight wins beginning with a 45-30 decision over Montrose. The Bulldogs claimed a lopsided 60-18 win over Faith Christian and scored a 66-18 win over Coal Ridge. The final match of the day was a 60-22 verdict over Rifle's Bears.
Cedaredge began its day with a 51-20 win over Faith Christian and followed with a huge 70-6 victory over Gunnison.
In its third match of the day, Cedaredge ran into the strong Grand Junction squad and lost its only match of the day 15-53. The Bruins finished the day with a 66-18 win over Delta and followed with a 47-18 decision against Moffat County.
Delta's Panthers were 3-2 on the day. Moffat County slipped past the Panthers 47-30 in Delta's first match of the day. The Panthers won two straight with a 48-24 win over Faith Christian and 53-24 against Coal Ridge. The 18-66 loss to Cedaredge was Delta's second loss of the day with a 52-24 win over Grand Valley salvaging a rough day for the Panthers.
For individual match scores go to trackwrestling.com for all of Saturday's statistics.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.