Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Hoselton signs with Wisconsin school

Even during Bayfield basketball's recent lean years prior to this season's magic March ending, Dillon Hoselton seemed not to think of the program's previous struggles as feast-or-famine. Rather,...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

McCoy anchors All-IML baseball team for 2015

Much as the accomplishment would support an MVP candidate in Major League Baseball, winning Class 3A's regular-season Triple Crown offensively certainly didn't hinder Bayfield junior Kelton McCoy...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Jones commits to Otero JC

Players who produce when the chips are down are said to have "ice water in their veins." Bitten by the chance to achieve a "lifelong dream," Adison Jones could now be said to be sustained by...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Knickerbocker going to Missouri S&T

One thing in NCAA Division II baseball is certain: To win, you've got to think offense. Because virtually every player on every team is out to prove himself. Matthew Knickerbocker has been known to...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Kennedy leaps, lands big one at state

The far end of the pit seemed suddenly closer than usual. And Bayfield's Conner Kennedy extended his feet for all he was worth towards it, in the process wowing not only his fellow long-jump...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

BHS baseball hunting for state title

While the majority of Colorado's baseball teams waited out the weather, Bayfield battled temperatures in the mid-30s to low-40s last Saturday to host District 7 Tournament action, and got a...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Academy eliminates Bayfield 6-1

Down 3-nil at halftime, Bayfield's girls couldn't extend their season into the 2015 Class 3A state tournament's quarterfinals as 3-seed Jefferson Academy pulled away in the second half last...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS boys capture league track crown

His final season of lacrosse with 4A Durango High concluded, Bayfield's Trevor Gabbard wasted little to no time looking for one more athletic adrenalin rush before graduation. Having already run...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Garcia wins in split decision

Patrick Thompson took bad news like someone who had been there, done that before. That's no surprise considering his extensive fight record, and now he's fought twice at Sky Ute Casino Resort...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Voss, Brown win big in district track

Much like mountaineering in Colorado, a "fourteener" is always a target in prep pole-vaulting. Michael Voss had been climbing towards such a height in competitions all spring long. With the...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS soccer back at state!

Ice bags chilled her leg, ankle, midsection as she exited Wolverine Country Stadium the evening before. And after picking up where she left off versus Salida, Maddy Duran again sought out trainer...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Baseball Cats pry crucial pair from Bears

Arriving at third base with an ear-to-ear grin after a stand-up triple, Timmy Plehinger's joy was rivaled by only that of head coach Bert Miller, eyes clenched shut and smashing his hands together...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

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