Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Charity starts at home: free throws boost IHS

Desperate times don't always call for desperate measures. Dove Creek guard Grace Hatfield now knows that concept. After almost singlehandedly keeping the visiting Bulldogs in the building during...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcat boys break down Dove Creek, 73-55

It wasn't that Dove Creek's Ryan Martinez was looking for an Ignacio player to emulate. But when the visiting Bulldogs needed it late in their Tuesday trip to IHS Gymnasium, the senior copied...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines end year just under .500

Senior guard Turner Kennedy pumped in 26 points and senior guard/forward Hayden Farmer (11) and junior guard James Mottin (12) both joined him in double figures. Despite the effort, it wasn't...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio dominates at Del Norte triangular

DEL NORTE - Pinning Del Norte's Preston Terrell in just 1 minute, 22 seconds, and then Dolores' Bryan Escarcega in 1:23, junior 195-pounder Cesar Pedregon not only was consistent but helped Ignacio...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverine girls earn first win this winter

Still a relative unknown, Bayfield newcomer Maddy Oltmanns won't be a secret much longer. "She's a great athlete. She plays hard, but what I'm most impressed with is her maturity so far," head...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS, IHS control 'Dawg Fight,' earn 10 titles in Dove Creek

DOVE CREEK - Delayed earlier in the day by a problem with ubiquitous meet-managing website, the end of the Dec. 8 Dove Creek 'Dawg Fight' was still worth the extra wait. At 220...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverine boys go 1-1 at Demon Invitational

BUENA VISTA - Somehow able to recover from a 20-0 Salida run on Day 1, the Bayfield boys' basketball team couldn't sneak in a late basket to complete a comeback against Middle Park on Day 2 of the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Westbrook, Foutz tops at Maverick Duals

With Denver and the Pepsi Center just a few fast hours away via Interstate 70, it was almost as though Bayfield bigs Daniel Westbrook and John Foutz wanted to take a side trip away from Grand...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines win home opener 73-68

Behind 26 points from senior Hayden Farmer and 22 from classmate Turner Kennedy, the Bayfield boys managed to wipe out a 10-point second-quarter deficit and gradually build a lead as large as nine...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats demolish Dolores in home opener

Beginning their home opener Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, on an electrifying 11-0 run, there was no doubting the Ignacio girls wanted to present their fans with the intensity they'd shown in going 1-1...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Dolores squeaks out 68-65 upset of Bobcats

It's not often that a 25-point quarter doesn't end in an Ignacio victory. Especially inside IHS Gymnasium. But Tuesday night, Dec. 4, the unlikely occurred as the Bobcats, hosting Dolores in their...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

IHS matmen open season at Maverick Duals

Getting their season underway traveling to Grand Junction, Ignacio High School's wrestlers not only competed at the 2018 Maverick Duals, hosted Saturday, Dec. 1, by Colorado Mesa University, but...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

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