Joel Priest

Position: Pine River Times

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

Elco Garcia gets 30th; Layla McCarter wins belts in Ignacio boxing

Proud to sport an artistic rendition of Colorado-born heavyweight legend Jack Dempsey on the backside of his “Old School Boxing” hooded sweatshirt, Terry Buterbaugh knew he’d have to summon up some...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Women’s boxing title fight comes to Ignacio’s Sky Ute Casino

There’s such a thing as a long-awaited rematch. Then there’s the scheduled rumble Saturday as the main event of the “March Boxing Madness” card at Sky Ute Casino, an event arranged by Left Hook...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Larsen revamping Ignacio wrestling

With the 2017-18 season fast approaching, Ignacio High School wrestling head coach Jordan Larsen indicated an anticipation to what most would consider a serious rebuilding year. “I can say that...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield wrestling ready to work under new coach Westbrook

Eager to at last get several key returnees who were delayed by the football team’s run to a state championship that ended only last Saturday, Bayfield High School wrestling head coach Roy Westbrook...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield alum Zane Phelps goes from junior college baseball to Division I

On the NCAA Division I Baseball recruiting calendar, Nov. 6-9 would normally have been a “dead period,” meaning collegiate coaches can have zero in-person contact with high school prospects and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Ignacio football can’t hang on to halftime lead in loss to Ellicott

IGNACIO – The Ignacio High School football team opened the 2017 football season with a promising start, but a big third quarter for Ellicott bit the Bobcats’ hopes of picking up a big win. Behind...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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