Joel Priest

Position: Pine River Times

Ignacio’s Sanchez to ride bulls at Garden City Community College

In a little more over a month, Dustin Sanchez will ride off into the sunset as an Ignacio High School Bobcat. But that sun’s already risen again, revealing to him his next destination. He signed to...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield girls soccer’s home opener arrives

Besides reinforcing her squad’s eagerness to finally play on its home field for the first time in 2019, Bayfield High School girls soccer head coach Jen Moore ended practice Wednesday...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio Bobcats baseball needs to find bats

More energized Saturday by his team’s improved showing against Class 2A’s sixth-ranked Paonia than a relatively swift demise later that afternoon at No. 4 Hotchkiss, third baseman Rendon Mestas...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield meets No. 2 Sterling in Brush

Almost at this time last spring, Bayfield High School baseball embarked upon likely the longest out-of-state road trip in program history when then-skipper Danny Petrie took the Wolverines to the...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Brandi Wenzlau brings athletic training expertise to Bayfield Wolverines

When Brandi Wenzlau and husband Jason brought daughter Miya into the world Oct. 5, she was relatively relieved, if not elated, that their first-born arrived during a bye week for Bayfield High...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio High School to host invitational this weekend

As is often the case in sports, especially baseball, the John Gutierrez Field scoreboard in Bloomfield didn’t tell the full tale of visiting Ignacio’s season-opener Monday. “Yeah, I don’t like the...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Small Ignacio High School track team has big expectations

Having last competed for Colorado track-and-field coaching icon Larry Zaragoza as an Alamosa senior in 2010, qualifying for the Class 4A state championships in the 300-meter hurdles, second-year...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield wrestler medals at Rocky Mountain Nationals

Everyone knows the Prior name in Bayfield is synonymous with football and basketball. Kobe Prior knows this. Doesn’t mind, either, but wants to carry it into another arena. And last weekend, he did...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Worth the weight: Bayfield’s Lorenzen breaking powerlifting records

Playing through pain is one thing. Doing so while gripping a quarter-ton of metal, well, that’s a whole new ball game. Last Saturday, Isaac Lorenzen managed to beat such bulk – twice, in fact – and...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Two Ignacio girls first team all-league

Even as hot of a shot as she’d shown herself to potentially be during the 2018-19 season’s first month, sophomore guard Jayden Brunson and the rest of the Bobcats learned a valuable lesson in a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Finn leads Ignacio basketball’s all-league selections

Chris Valdez knew this winter he’d have to instruct and mold one of the more raw batches of talent Ignacio High School boys basketball had seen in quite a while. But one ingredient he looked...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield’s Foutz, Westbrook saluted by Intermountain League

Having “wrestled” with whether or not to compete — he chose not to — his freshman year, Daniel Westbrook completed a solid three-year career this winter with not only a second consecutive podium...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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