Saturday prep roundup
Macchione wins second-straight state title
Middle Park’s Brian Macchione defeated Walker Gonzales of Valley 6-0 in the 3A 195-pound championship match on Saturday evening to win his second-straight state title during the Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Macchione was the state champion last year at 189 pounds under the previous weight class structure. He becomes just the third wrestler in Middle Park history to win multiple state championships, joining Jeff Crane (1969, 1970) and Ben Cherrington (1998, 2000, 2001).
Visconti places 5th
Middle Park’s Adam Visconti lost to Ethan Coombs of Centauri in the 120-pound consolation semifinal by a fall (3:38) on Saturday morning. Visconti then defeated Joseph Prieto of Holy Family in the 5th place match by major decision, 11-0.
Middle Park defatted The Academy 49-44 in the quarterfinals of the Frontier League district tournament on Saturday afternoon in Granby. The third-seeded Lady Panthers will face the winner of Sheridan (7) and Pinnacle (2) in the semifinals on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Jefferson High School in Edgewater, tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
West Grand lost its final regular season game to Meeker on Saturday afternoon in Kremmling. The Lady Mustangs will travel to Rangely on Tuesday for a first round playoff game.
Middle Park lost in overtime to The Academy 59-55 in the quarterfinals of the Frontier League district tournament on Saturday in Granby. The Panthers will host Sheridan in the consolation semifinal on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Granby.
West Grand lost to Meeker 66-56 in their final regular season game on Saturday in Kremmling. The Mustangs will host a first round district playoff game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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Middle Park’s boys flipped the script on Saturday and used one strong quarter to put an opponent away.