Joel Priest

Position: Pine River Times

Bayfield boys soccer more experienced in 2019

“Hell Week” described well the Bayfield boys’ soccer team’s first week of official practices earlier this month. “I mean, I pushed them a lot harder than I normally would just because of last...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Veterans to lead Ignacio High School football

Battered, bruised and again bested by superior Class 1A Southern Peaks League powers, Ignacio High School’s 2018 football campaign went probably about as casual prep-football fans would have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield High School cross-country to contend in 2019

Bayfield High School head cross-country coach Josh Walton didn’t say specifically his team could run in the league rulers’ shoes. But he didn’t indicate that he felt it couldn’t, either. “In the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio High School volleyball shooting for state

Looking to his team to help him shoulder the leadership load this fall, an on-the-mend Thad Cano couldn’t help but beam as he kicked back courtside Wednesday afternoon before a spirited afternoon...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Roller Girls come up short in debut, 141-139

Responding to fans’ “One more jam! One more jam!” chant, referees elected to add two seconds onto the clock with two points separating two teams thrilling a packed Chapman Hill Ice Arena. The...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Roller Girls starting a new decade

There’s a bash a-brewing. But first, there’s business to handle – at long last. Initially founded July 1, 2009, the Durango Roller Girls collective, able to field multiple rosters simultaneously in...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield High School football finds good help with new staff additions

Famed University of Texas head football coach Darrell Royal once said: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Given Bayfield High School’s track record under boss Gary Heide,...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Priest: Broncos training camp a welcome re-experience

With an 8-year-old, but relatively one-track mind, the first time I attended a Denver Broncos training camp practice was more or less about seeking signatures than it was watching football. Details...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tough go in the short go for NHSFR team ropers

It’s been said that a man owns up to his mistakes. Reflecting upon his 2019 National High School Finals Rodeo experience, Bodie Hine certainly did so. And without hesitation. “I messed up in the...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield volleyball wins Northern Colorado camp tournament

If there was one thing upon which the town of Worden, Montana, could figuratively rebuild a Huntley Project High School consumed by arson in September 2008, it was high school volleyball. During...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield’s Clay Miller mowing down IBL for Hamilton Cardinals

Heading into a road game Thursday night against the Barrie Baycats, there was no team hotter in the Intercounty Baseball League of Ontario, Canada, than the Hamilton Cardinals. Two nights before,...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield’s Mazur named a USSSA All-American

Lance Mazur was on pins and needles the Friday evening of June 21, awaiting to see his name called much like a player on draft day. Having attended a tryout about two weeks before for the 2019...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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