Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Pedregon paces 'Cats on the mats in Paonia

DELTA COUNTY - Suiting up seven grapplers, head coach Jordan Larsen and assistant Cody Haga both knew Ignacio's singlets would be in for a long, sweaty Screaming Eagle Invitational Saturday, Jan....

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS wrestlers take 2 of 5 at Tiger Duals

One good turn deserves another, or so it's said. That was certainly the mindset of Bayfield Wrestling Thursday night, Jan. 24, after a spirited 42-28 3A/2A Intermountain League dual win inside BHS...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS girls threaten No. 6 Centauri, fall 62-48

Everyone knows girls' basketball in the Intermountain League is challenging. And after closing out one of the most brutal scheduling stretches in recent memory, one might expect hard-luck Bayfield...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Rally-ready Wolverines can't overtake Centauri

A freshman guard on Southern Virginia University's 2011 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Div. I National Championship-winning roster, current Centauri head coach Jeff Brown admitted...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcat girls breeze by Nucla, 60-23

MONTROSE COUNTY-Seven straight Nucla fouls allowed visiting Ignacio to string together eight unanswered points beginning the third quarter, and the Bobcats went into the fourth having not allowed...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio's Sanchez takes fourth in 160 pounds in Florence

In wrestling circles - proverbially, as well as literally - on the Eastern Plains, the Copeland name is well-known. Most particularly in the town of Bennett. Caleb Copeland won two CHSAA Class 3A...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Foutz, Westbrook impress fans in Florence

Two days in Florence gave a pretty good preview of how three days in Denver will look. And before the Bayfield Wolverines traveled east for the Jan. 18-19 Mel Smith Husky Invitational, an honest...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats crush two more league foes

TELLURIDE - Entering the MinerDome Saturday, Jan. 19, Ignacio's Justa Whitt was hoping to see a little something more from her team, which had won the previous evening but definitely not as they'd...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS boys gut out 62-56 win over Mean Moose

Making more free throws (13) during the fourth quarter than visiting Alamosa did the entire game (10), the Bayfield boys held off a furious AHS rally and re-built up a nine-point advantage en route...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Alamosa stops Wolverines' winning streak

Able to stay within three points, 11-8, of speedy Alamosa through eight minutes, the Bayfield girls were unable to recover after the visiting Mean Moose went on a 16-2 run beginning the second...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Clutch play pushes IHS past Telluride, 57-33

TELLURIDE - With plenty of fresh powder on the nearby slopes and even more sunshine overhead Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, it was understandable why Telluride's MinerDome wasn't filled to capacity....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcat girls cruise through Mancos, 56-21

Getting 12 points from sophomore guard Charlize Valdez and 10 from freshman Avaleena Nanaeto, the Ignacio Bobcat girls led by 12 points after one quarter and 22 through two en route to a 56-21 road...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

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