Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Panthers pull out dual win over Wolverines

Having celebrated his birthday just the day before, Bayfield sophomore Trey McKee's spirits appeared still elevated as he stepped onto the mat Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, for his Intermountain League...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield girls win 3 straight

Ranked or not, momentum is the best thing any Intermountain League girls' basketball team can have when facing powerhouse Centauri. That's what Bayfield has now as they await, weather permitting,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS boys bring down No. 9 Panthers, 50-48

Two free throws by senior guard Turner Kennedy with 3.4 seconds left gave Bayfield, a week removed from a 2-0 showing at the 2019 Southwest Colorado Classic, a 50-48 win Saturday afternoon, Jan....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

IHS grapplers save 11th in Pagosa Springs

Wintry weather couldn't keep 15 different schools and 16 total teams from traveling to Pagosa Springs Saturday, Jan. 12, for the Rocky Mountain Invitational. After action on all mats had ceased,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield, Ignacio, Durango collide on the mats

His left elbow iced, and a bruise-slash-slash over his right eye re-aggravated, Bayfield junior Connor Krug flashed the sort of smile head coach Todd McMenimen would also show after the Wolverines'...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines outlast Bobcats, finish 2-0 at SWCO Classic

17th-century English poet John Donne once wrote that no man is an island. But despite riding a strong Ocean current, a couple more stand-out efforts may have been the life-preservers the 2019...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Alamosa's fast start overwhelms IHS girls

Held to just one first-quarter point, and three for the entire first half, the Ignacio Bobcats' 2019 restart Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, didn't go nearly as well as planned in a 40-22 loss at...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

ALL-ALL, AMERICA-AMERICA: Hillyer honored twice

Before the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament began on Nov. 30, "5 NCAA volleyball tournament first-round games you can't miss, and why" was posted that day to the NCAA's website. The...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio hosting Southwest Classic this weekend

The Durango boys' basketball team made history last winter. Just not the kind the team wanted. Losing to regional rivals Bayfield, Montezuma-Cortez, and Ignacio during the 2017-18 season's first...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats defeat Mancos 37-12 in home dual

Christmas Break came perhaps a little faster for his wrestlers than Jordan Larsen would have liked, based on what he witnessed in Ignacio's final wrestling action of the "Old Year." Hosting Mancos...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Foutz pins 5 opponents, BHS takes 2nd at Piedra Vista

FARMINGTON -Voting for Outstanding Upper-weight Wrestler must have more or less concluded by the time John Foutz stepped onto the mat Saturday, Dec. 22, for his final match at Farmington Piedra...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS girls rally past Monticello, 46-42

BLANDING - Victimized the previous evening by the inside intimidation displayed by San Juan junior forward Delaney Palmer in Blanding, the road-ready Wolverines weren't about to let another top gun...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

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