Joel Priest

Position: Pine River Times

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 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

Humbled Ignacio matmen seeking state spots

In releasing the Week 10 On The Mat high school rankings before the San Juan Basin League Duals began Feb. 7 in Dove Creek, longtime wrestling observer/analyst Tim Yount stated the obvious in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield wrestlers ready for tough regional

Packing up his gear, relatively clean and untouched following Bayfield’s 39-27 dual win at Monte Vista back on Jan. 31, Daniel Westbrook beamed over a performance most in attendance may have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield soccer’s Doskocil signs with Adams State University

No stranger to a struggle, Dylan Doskocil again proved Wednesday afternoon he’s also not afraid of one, as he officially revealed his intent to continue playing soccer for a collegiate crew in much...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times sports

Ignacio wrestling scraps for seventh at home meet

Thrilling the Ignacio High School Gymnasium crowd with a last-ditch lift of his opponent, only to have the resulting takedown ruled out of bounds. If there was one wrestler who truly experienced...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times sports

Bayfield wrestling ready to learn from Butch Melton mishaps

It wasn’t that they lacked the ammo. Bayfield High School wrestling coach Todd McMenimen was just surprised that at Ignacio’s Butch Melton Memorial Invitational last Saturday that his troops,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times sports

Ignacio football ready for varsity games in 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. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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