Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Herrera's run all done at FLC

Tuesday it was announced that Fort Lewis College senior center Alex Herrera was, to the surprise of probably only an Antarctic penguin, named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Defensive...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS baseball 9th in preseason poll

With all the snow still covering the ground locally, one might not guess baseball season is rapidly approaching in southwestern Colorado. But it is, and the Wolverines will start as a top-10 team...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS boys stay afloat, play districts tonight

SAN LUIS VALLEY-Never really out of contention in any Intermountain League clash during a bizarre 1-7 regular-season, the Wolverine boys finally locked down a solid victory Tuesday night in Monte...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Two fourths help BHS finish 16th

Fate can certainly play cruel tricks on a wrestler. Not only, unfortunately, to Bayfield's Colter McMenimen but also to Olathe's Austin Shank. Both the Wolverine and the Pirate saw their...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Alamosa bids Bayfield girls adieu, 44-27

ALAMOSA-Junior guard Aspen Pinnecoose scored 16 of her game-high 18 points during yet another solid second half, but it wasn't enough to help extend the Wolverines' season as the Bayfield girls...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats to finish near the top

With 18 points from senior forward Adison Jones and 13 from junior guard Tucker Ward, the Ignacio boys basketball team separated from Monticello, Utah, during the second quarter Tuesday night to...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS boys drop home finale

Senior guard Conner Kennedy's running three-pointer in Tuesday night's waning seconds gave the BHS Gymnasium faithful one last measure of a prayer, but Pagosa Springs freshman Isaiah Griego knocked...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Pagosa grinds down BHS girls, 38-16

Fans inside BHS Gymnasium Tuesday evening didn't get to see Pagosa Springs' Payton Shahan signed by Fort Lewis College, although she scored 12 points. They didn't even get to see an inspired effort...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Feeling capital: 4 repping BHS in Denver

MONTROSE-Given a red, rather than blue ribbon on Valentine's Day, one could almost see the gears inside Colter McMenimen's mind last Saturday afternoon, cranking out a variety of thoughts. "What...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

9 Valley wrestlers heading to Denver

GRAND JUNCTION-On Feb. 13 and 14, grapplers from 14 teams, representing 15 of the Colorado High School Activities Association's smaller member schools, took to the mats to decide which...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: News


Late last Thursday the Wolverine wrestlers, despite a 46-26 loss to Alamosa in 3A/2A Intermountain League dual combat, were more than upbeat to welcome 4A Durango to Bayfield High School the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hayes stokes Bobcats in Bayfield

If there is one Bobcat who may never forget Wyatt Hayes' work at the expense of Pine River Valley neighbors Bayfield on Tuesday, it was Adison Jones. Playing against the Wolverines for the last...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

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