Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

Joe Paisley rejoined The Gazette staff to cover college hockey in February 2013. He worked at The Gazette for 5.5 years, including 2.5 seasons as the college hockey beat writer until Dec. 2011. Paisley graduated from the University of Montana journalism school and began his career in Butte, Mont in 1994. He worked as an education reporter before becoming a sports writer. His first beat was covering the Junior A hockey franchise, the Butte Irish. After nearly eight years at the Montana Standard, he transferred to the Twin Falls (ID) Times-News where he was the sports editor and met his wife Tiffany. He moved on to the Gazette in March 2006 to become the high school sports editor; a position he held for three years.
  • Golden memory for Sky Sox infielder Pete Orr after thrilling Pan Ams victory

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    What a 24 hours it was for Sky Sox infielder Pete Orr. The Toronto-area native experienced one of the biggest moments of his baseball career when he scored the winning run in Canada's 7-6 extra-inning victory over the U.S. in the Pan American Games gold-medal game on Sunday night....

  • Pridie homers, Nashville triple play sink Sky Sox

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Apparently, former Sky Sox player Jason Pridie felt right at home at Security Service Field. Pridie, who played for Colorado Springs last season, hit a 422-foot three-run homer in the fifth inning and a solo 420-foot home run in the first during Nashville's 10-5 win over Colorado...

  • Friends tackle tricky 4th stage of Ascent Cycling Series

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    It's the mountain biker version of couch surfing. Mark Legg and his wife Katie Compton, an 11-time U.S. cyclocross national champion (2004-10, 2012-15), often stay at Wim Dhijs' home in Belgium when she competes overseas. She does often. The Colorado Springs resident has won...

  • Two-time Olympian Jonathan Horton gunning for one more last Olympics in Rio

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Two-time Olympian Jonathan Horton entered this weekend looking to prove that he has one more Olympics left in him. "I am pretty humble but I believe I am still one of the top vets in the country," he said. A bad meet last winter ended a 10-year stint on the U.S. national team and...

  • Friendly rivalry from youth paying off for Switchbacks rookies

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Forward Miguel Gonzalez and defender Josh Phillips are focused on Saturday night's battle for the Western Conference lead with visiting Seattle. But only a few years ago, the longtime men's soccer rivals were more concerned with defeating each other. Gonzalez, a former Yelm High...

  • Confident Colorado Pride head to Seattle for W-League playoffs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The Colorado Pride have good reason to be optimistic as they head to Seattle to open the W-League playoffs. The second-place squad is coming off a resounding 7-1 win over the Colorado Rush that ended their rivals' season and sends them off to the Western Conference postseason...

  • OTC gymnast Chris Brooks ready to shake off latest injury in bid for Rio

    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    U.S. gymnast Chris Brooks is used to proving himself again and again. The former men's gymnastics national team member and 2012 London Olympic alternate has recovered from a shoulder injury - the latest of many such setbacks - to join the 60 other men vying for a berth in the Proctor...

  • Former CC assistant takes USHL job

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Former Colorado College hockey assistant Jason Lammers is the new coach and general manager of the U.S. Hockey League's Dubuque Saints, the junior franchise announced Thursday. Lammers, 39, worked under former CC assistant Norm Bazin at UMass-Lowell the past four seasons after the...

  • Air Force hockey announces rookie class

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    The 12 incoming freshmen for Air Force hockey were announced after making it through basic cadet training so far. They include six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders. Two have area connections with Morrison forward Evan Feno of the North American Hockey League’s Janesville...

  • Colorado Pride rout in-state rival to book W-League playoffs berth in Seattle

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    The Colorado Pride are headed to the W-League playoffs and they made sure there would be no doubt. The host Pride dominated their in-state women's soccer rival Colorado Rush from the opening whistle and pulled away for a 7-1 victory in the teams' regular-season finale. With the...

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