Joel Priest

Position: Times sports correspondent

Broadcaster signs off on amazing career

As battered and bruised as the Bayfield players appeared following their 28-20 defeat of Kersey Platte Valley for the 2015 CHSAA Class 2A State Football Championship, lost in the party was the fact...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Running start: IHS reviving cross-country

"I know we had it in 1987," wrote Ignacio Athletic Director Rocky Cundiff in an e-mail to the Times. "Still researching, sir," he added when trying to pin down a precise year in addressing the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Volleycats opening 2018 with Del Norte triangular

Scores aren't kept at Pagosa Springs' Pirate Four Corners Scrimmages. But with only seconds left in their sixth and final 25-minute match at the 2018 edition of the preseason event, held this past...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS seniors ready to break down gridiron foes

This Friday, Aug. 17, the Colorado High School Activities Association will join with the National Football League's Denver Broncos to host its first-ever High School Football Media Day at UCHealth...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS varsity volleyball 'wide-open' for business

The 44th season of CHSAA-sanctioned girls' volleyball officially began Monday, Aug. 6. Not so at Bayfield High School.but for good reason. "We really have committed an incredible amount of time...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bobcat football ready to go for 2018

Ignacio High school football isn't on life support, according to head coach Alfonso "Ponch" Garcia. He said it's alive and hitting hard. "It's been going great; the kids have responded so well,"...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield teen plays fast-pitch in Austrialia

For Bayfield High Schooler Emma Candelaria, summer was progressing as she knew it would. Again playing fast-pitch softball with one club from Durango, one from Grand Junction, and another from...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Seibel steps down from IHS girls basketball

His decision expected to be confirmed at the Ignacio school board meeting on Thursday, Ignacio High School girls' varsity basketball head coach Trae Seibel has elected to resign his position, after...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

IHS football preparing for 2018 season

Looking at Ignacio High's 2018 football schedule, fans might think matching last season's win total of four is very doable - particularly with five home games on the nine-game itinerary, and three...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

County residents compete at NHSFR

Improving markedly over his 2017 National High School Finals Rodeo showing in Light Rifle, Ignacio's Dustin Sanchez found the .22-caliber competition gathered in Rock Springs, Wyo., for 2018 just...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Local fighter is King of the Cage

Surprised that his opponent chose to wait until after the action was stopped to land his best punch, Chris Jones was even more surprised that the King of the Cage: Perennial card's main event even...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hillyer excels overseas for U.S. College Nationals

While much of the sporting world focused upon France following their triumph in the 2018 FIFA World Cup's conclusion on Sunday, Bayfield High School alumna Kirstie Hillyer was returning from the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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