Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

BHS girls still out for 1st win

Offsetting technical fouls to start. And offsetting technicals to finish. Fortunately for the Aztec locals, their side managed to avoid enough of Bayfield's dogged defensive barbs-and sometimes...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Peñas prevail in Dove Creek

Sore heads rooting from Dove Creek gymnasium's bleachers against him last Saturday couldn't stop Iaasic Peña, nor sway the Ignacio senior from his defense-rooted scheme against Norwood's Danny...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS basketball boys bring it in Buena Vista

They entered as enemies, and left as equals-or so thought voters on Monday's Class 3A poll, in the wake of Bayfield's and Buena Vista's shared and separate efforts at last weekend's...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS claws to 4th at Dawg Fight

Some were certainly confused when Garrett Beebe was placed on an end mat, after the Dove Creek announcer had said that all first-place matches would be held in the middle of Dove Creek's gym. No...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield's promise shows late at Durango

Fighting their 4A-level neighbors to a near-draw during the second half of their 2014-15 season-opener was special. But it wasn't enough for Bayfield to swipe a road victory in Durango last...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Flint ends college cross country first for BYU

Bib No. 64 pinned to his uniform, Bayfield High School alum Steve Flint wrapped up his Brigham Young University cross-country career in outstanding fashion. He was the first Cougar harrier across...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hillyer selected for All-State volleyball

Already honored with a Colorado Coaches of Girls' Sports All-State nomination, Bayfield senior Kirstie Hillyer was chosen this week by the Colorado High School Coaches Association to play in its...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Cusick climbing to Gunnison

Bayfield High School senior Jessica Cusick could have been expected to follow big brother John to run at Colorado Mesa University. After visiting Western Colorado State University, however, she...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Four Wolverines named to all-conference football

Four Wolverine football players were recently named All-Western Slope Conference for 2014. Powerful in the trenches from start to finish, or better yet 'A' to 'Z,' senior linemen Aubry Brown and...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hardy puts spotlight on basketball; signs at CCU

For all the recognition that club-level volleyball receives in the Four Corners, Preston Hardy certainly did his part to boost exposure for his own ability in a different sport on a hardwood floor....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS loss to Manitou ends state tourney

The enemy of their previous enemy could have been their best friend. It was the situation last Saturday morning Bayfield volleyball never wanted, much less even remotely expected to encounter at...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hillyer: All-American Honorable Mention

3A-dominating Wolverine Kirstie Hillyer has been named to the 9th annual American Volleyball Coaches Association High School All-America Team. Hillyer was one of 78 honorable mention players in the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

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