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.

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U.S. freestyle heavyweight wrestler Zach Rey ready to seize second chance at world championships


LAS VEGAS - Heavyweight Zach Rey expects to make the most of his second chance.

Surgery for American freestyle heavyweight wrestler Tervel Dlagnev in mid-August bumped Rey, who lost to the two-time world...

Disappointing showing mars Day 3 for Americans and world wrestling championships in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS - It was a lackluster day for the host country as all four American wrestlers failed to reach the medal round at the world wrestling championships Wednesday.

American 105-pounder Alyssa Lampe...

Colorado Springs OTC resident Adeline Gray excels by wrestling her own way


For defending world champion Adeline Gray to reach her potential, national team coach Terry Steiner had to let her simply be herself.

"It's a little like letting go when you're a parent and when you have to...

Colorado Springs Sky Sox struggles, weather troubles show in slow start, ticket sales


A painting print of a Sky Sox pitcher on the Security Service Field mound bathed in the rich, red glow of sunset underwent some editing in the home clubhouse recently.

Over the scene, someone drew heavy rain...

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center resident Robby Smith wows Las Vegas world wrestling crowd in tough bronze-medal defeat


The cheers were deafening as U.S. heavyweight Robby Smith raised his arms to the Orleans Arena crowd as his Russian foe lay on the mat exhausted.

Spent, yes, but the Russian was also a Greco-Roman bronze...

Playoff-bound Colorado Springs Switchbacks jockeying for position over final three games


With their first goal accomplished, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks cannot afford any letdown if they are to secure a home playoff game.

The Switchbacks' win Saturday assured them of a top-six finish in the...

Sky Sox infielder Matt Clark garners PCL weekly award

By: Joe Paisley

Colorado Springs Sky Sox infielder Matt Clark, 28, was the final PCL player of the week honoree after hitting a league-high six doubles and scoring nine runs. He logged five multi-hit games and finished the season...

OTC resident wrestler Andy Bisek sets sights on Olympic gold


LAS VEGAS - When American 165-pounder Andy Bisek placed third at the Minnesota state high school championships in 2004, he never dreamed of being a world champion. It is doubtful any saw Olympic gold in his...