Joel Priest

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Ignacio Bobcats shut out in season-opener

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: Pine River Times 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

Ignacio girls soccer stalks first win since 2012

“You grow so much,” then-senior Abeth Okall said of the Ignacio High School soccer experience after a season-ending loss at Pagosa Springs back in 2012, “but you have to be dedicated. Our program...

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

Bayfield Wolverines soccer wants team-first play

Regularly reliant on since-graduated playmaker Savannah Kaufmann in 2018, success for Bayfield High School girls soccer in 2019 will have to come from its less-lauded playmakers, as the team will...

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

Brandon twins enter final baseball season at Bayfield

Given a slight head start into this world on Oct. 3, 2000, in Norman, Oklahoma, Jake Brandon didn’t have a lot of time to establish sibling dominance over a twin brother hot on his heels. “When I...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times sports

Brandon twins enter senior baseball season at Bayfield

Given a slight head start into this world on Oct. 3, 2000, in Norman, Oklahoma, Jake Brandon didn’t have a lot of time to establish sibling dominance over a twin brother hot on his heels. “When I...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Regional-hosting Ignacio girls hope for packed house

Her team virtually unchallenged in the 2A District 3 tournament by outclassed San Juan Basin League familiars, Ignacio girls basketball head coach Justa Whitt knows any sort of complacency this...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield opens Intermountain League tournament against host Montezuma-Cortez

If there’s one person perhaps more surprised than others to be holding the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A Intermountain League boys basketball tournament, it’s Centauri head coach Jeff Brown. “Before...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio boys basketball has rocky district tournament road

A little more than a century ago, poet Robert Frost composed “The Road Not Taken,” a work ending with: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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