Joel Priest

Position: Pine River Times

Ignacio’s Grooms appreciative of All-State wrestling honor

ALAMOSA – Wrestling itself seemed almost secondary to Skieler Grooms in the greater context of not just the last weekend but a challenging high school career on and off the mat. Competing this last...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

La Plata County preps representing at All-State Games in Alamosa

As of Thursday afternoon, the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s website still showed a photo of Bayfield’s expressive basketball force Ryan Phelps elevating through a double-team...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Three Bayfield baseball stars to Trinidad State Junior College

With bug in ear, plus bat, ball and mitt in bag, Max McGhehey traveled to expansive Las Animas County earlier this spring for a tryout, with its anonymity unable to match his own upon arrival. “I...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield alum Clay Miller pitching in Ontario

Absent from Bayfield High School baseball’s end-of-season team banquet Wednesday evening, assistant coach and former Wolverine Clay Miller had a good reason, one not requiring a permission slip and...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ignacio’s Pearson a ‘keeper’ on all-league soccer team

Already unafraid of getting her hands dirty on a field or at a farm – she and her older sister both raise and travel the country showing their pigs – Rylee Pearson’s tolerance for pain was...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio’s Dustin Sanchez rides to bull riding title

Missing last Saturday’s graduation at Ignacio High School couldn’t be avoided for Dustin Sanchez. While entered in the 2019 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Finals at the Moffat County...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Paid her dues: Moore migrating to college coaching

Her first season began with only two seniors on the varsity roster – plus one on junior varsity – and ended with a 6-8 record. Her last season began with just three seniors total and ended 7-8. It...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lanning leads Intermountain League females for Bayfield

Forty years after CHSAA’s all-classification and still-standing high jump record was set, Jordan Lanning established a new Class 3A state championship best last May with a jump of 5 feet, 7.75...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

State is at stake when Bayfield baseball hosts 3A Region 6 tournament

Losing a seemingly stable four-run, fifth-inning lead Tuesday afternoon upon Durango’s Walden Memorial Field wasn’t how Bayfield High School’s baseball team would have envisioned entering the...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield’s Knickerbock rocking in Rolla

With the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference baseball tournament beginning this week, 2015 Bayfield High School graduate Matthew Knickerbocker will suit up for the postseason having...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Bayfield High School baseball looks to finish perfect in Intermountain League

If there was a Bayfield High School baseball player who could have appreciated the stickwork Durango’s Sten Joyner displayed Tuesday afternoon, it was probably Hub Brandon, into whose cleats the...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield thinclads off to Front Range, major meets

Amongst all the Wolverines set to travel east this weekend, one in particular seems to be relishing the chance to compete. Not just because he’ll be up against entrants from larger schools, but...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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