Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Hardy likes Lakewood

His recent enunciation yielded this printed annunciation. Speaking a few weeks ago after roaring Bayfield volleyball on to victory with his fellow "Rowdy Crowd" rooters, senior Preston Hardy...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Faith Christian wins playoff

It was a tough Saturday in Arvada for the Bayfield Wolverine football team. Especially when Faith Christian Academy collectively averaged 6.7 yards per carry, 254.9 per game, and totaled 33...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports


Click-clacking their cleats in near-military lockstep from the parking lot and into enemy territory, then uttering a unanimous, Marines-like "OOH-rah!" after each successfully-executed pre-game...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines at home for regionals

Finishing the regular season an unscheduled 2-for-2 against the 4A/5A Southwestern League's eventual-and ultimately undefeated-champions, Bayfield made excellent amends for their lone Palmer Ridge...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Cramps curtail Gabbard at state

When no long-distance runner ever would want one, Trevor Gabbard got one. Actually, the latest of probably a few he'd faced during the 2014 season. Feeling a painful tightening of his torso with...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Gabbard running tomorrow for state 3A cross-country title Knight, Cooper come close at Delta regional

And then there was one. One race left in the 2014 season, and just one runner who could say he got the better of Bayfield's Trevor Gabbard. The BHS senior wasn't stressing at all this week, prior...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS soccer signs off for season

Not one high-five was afforded Bailey Ludwig Oct. 16 after his fourth-minute rocket of a goal. Burning Pagosa Springs goalkeeper Briar Erskine with a bullseye from 20 yards out was certainly...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS football improves chances for playoffs

Heating up a chilly San Luis Valley October night, Bayfield and Alamosa kept fans guessing until the very end of last Friday's 2A Western Slope-South Conference collision. With their postseason...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines secure unbeaten IML title

On Tuesday night, Bayfield senior Kirstie Hillyer and sophomore Maddi Foutz made sure that lesser-talented "Kristie Hillyer" and "Mandi Foutz" wouldn't get in the way of the Lady Wolverines locking...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Pagosa powerless on BHS Senior Night

The Intermountain League's "house of pain" is still in full effect. And everyone in the place had to give full respect. Not only to the five Wolverine seniors for emphatically playing their final...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS runners max out in AZ

Much like any regional motorist's love-hate relationship with scenic Red Mountain Pass, so felt Trevor Gabbard of the 2014 Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival's route around the Grande Sports...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Pink-clad Bayfield stops Durango in 3

"That girl," Head Coach Terene Foutz said afterwards, "has a 'switch.'" And Tuesday night when it ultimately mattered most, it was truly a "kill switch" engage for Bayfield senior Kirstie Hillyer....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

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