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.
  • Bareback bronc rider Heath Ford enjoys twilight of career

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Rodeo is in Texas cowboy Heath Ford's blood. That makes the possibility that he may have to leave the sport behind is all the more difficult. Consider his family history. His father Glen won the National Finals Rodeo in bareback in 1976. His uncle Bruce is a five-time world champion...

  • Games are good for what they are, offensive showcases

    Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Those who argue that All-Star games should be eliminated lose sight of the point. They are showcases for each sport, not actual games that count in the standings and merit such angst. As exhibitions, they serve their purpose - showing off the offensive talent in each league. That's...

  • Saddle bronc rider Bradley Harter says he's more relaxed performing in front of wife, kids at 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Saddle bronc rider Bradley Harter is thrilled to have his sons, Branson, 1, and Houston, 5, and wife, Kirby, along as he drove from rodeo to rodeo. "You wake up to the face of your travel partner (saddle bronc rider Sam Spreadborough) each morning for three straight months, well, you...

  • Colorado College graduate signs deal with German team

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Former Colorado College captain Nick Dineen has signed a one-year deal with Bad Nauheim of the Germany 2 league. Dineen, 26, recorded 35 points (21 goals) in 51 games for Danie League champion Vojens last season. "Nick is a very good two-way center,” coach Petri Kujala said in a...

  • Air Force announces hockey schedule

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    The Air Force hockey slate for 2015-16 continues to take shape with other schools announcing their schedules and other sources weighing in. As a result, most of these dates are confirmed. But the entire list remains unofficial until Air Force announces its schedule; which it usually...

  • American women track cyclists show their readiness for Pan American Games

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Consider the American women's team well prepared for this month's Pan American Games. The U.S. exceeded national short-track cycling program director Andy Sparks' expectations with three wins by his wife Sarah Hammer and another four medals Saturday night to conclude the Independence...

  • Hammer sets the pace in opening day of Independence Day Grand Prix

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    It was a good night to be track cyclist Sarah Hammer. It usually is. The two-time Olympic silver medalist and area resident won two of three Friday night finals held before rain shut down the Independence Day Grand Prix at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome. A...

  • The time is now for Colorado Pride to secure W-League playoff berth

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Friday's 4 p.m. home game against the Seattle Sounders is important to the Colorado Pride for several reasons. First and foremost, is the Colorado Springs-based W-League team's bid to win the Western Conference and advance to the playoffs with an eye on the league championship....

  • Twelve Falcons garner league academic honors

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Twelve Air Force hockey players were named to the 2014-15 Atlantic Hockey Association all-academic team, as announced by the league office. The 12 selections tie as the second-most in school history and just one short of the school-record 13 in 2013-14. The 12 honorees...

  • Some of world's best track cyclists converge on velodrome

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    American endurance rider Kimberly Geist is gunning for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but she knows she cannot overlook this weekend's U.S. Independence Day Grand Prix in Colorado Springs. Geist is one of about 100 world-class racers who will vie for a berth in the upcoming World Cup...

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