Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Cotton, Garcia star in rivalry win

Survivor's rock classic "Eye Of The Tiger" blared from BHS Gymnasium's sound system as warm-ups began winding down. The hosting Wolverines' senior center Roukema was seen briefly mouthing part of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats break down Mancos, 70-54

Ignacio's backcourt firing squad of junior guards Wyatt Hayes and Tucker Ward again proved deadly. The former poured in 17 points and the latter 16 in helping the Bobcats score a season sweep of...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS wrestlers pull together in Ignacio

Competition for a tournament's Outstanding Wrestler award? Colter McMenimen found some last Saturday in Ignacio, but primarily from a glad-to-be-back teammate. Dominant in a 4-0 dash to the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines reap 74 at Farmers' expense

Waiting a while longer to welcome Sargent.yeah, it was probably better that way. Because the Farmers had enough to deal with, even without an absent Preston Hardy. Playing a non-league game...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wrestlers make ready for 'the Melton' in Ignacio

For most wrestlers, the season-ending climb to the state tournament at the Denver Coliseum begins this weekend. Some grapplers will start tonight against Ignacio High School in non-league action,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Pinnecoose shows Bayfield's promise

Blackened under her left eye from an elbow earlier in the week at Alamosa, Bayfield senior forward Jessie Roukema was still standing, smiling and looked fully recharged last Saturday for a third 3A...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats wrestle strong at the Screaming Eagle

Ignacio junior Tyler Beebe again fought the good fight at last Saturday's prestigious Screaming Eagle Invitational in Paonia. Beebe had four good matches, in fact, against just one loss in taking...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

IHS near-perfect defensively in Dove Creek

Sportsmanship and support abound in the San Juan Basin League. Ignacio fans passing the well-known Cox Conoco in Mancos, en route to the girls' varsity game last Friday in Dove Creek, would have...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcats roar back from early scare in Dove Creek

Senior forward Adison Jones pumped in a game-high 20 points, but none during last Friday's victory in Dove Creek may have been more important than his first-quarter six-the same number as DCHS'...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Moose overpower Wolverine boys

ALAMOSA - Ten full days removed from their last outing, the surprising Bayfield boys basketball team hoped for another win Tuesday against Alamosa. But early in the second quarter, the look of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield wrestles to 2nd in Salida

In sports there's "beast mode," and there's "Speece mode." Bayfield wrestling hopes it sees more of the latter as the decisive February portion of its schedule approaches. Sophomore 120-pounder...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Former SunUte lifeguard stars at half-marathon

Mentioned in race preview information as one of the runners to follow, former SunUte Community Center lifeguard Gabe Proctor lived up to the billing as he crossed the finish line 10th at the Jan....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

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