http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Trimarco ready for the spotlight http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/trimarco-ready-spotlight <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenbkw02-gc-112614.jpg" alt="Annie Trimarco is ready to embrace the role of team leader and go-to player for Evergreen High in her senior season." title="Annie Trimarco is ready to embrace the role of team leader and go-to player for Evergreen High in her senior season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The changes in Annie Trimarco&rsquo;s game may not be all that noticeable at first glance, but take a closer look and one can see the Evergreen senior&rsquo;s confidence growing by leaps and bounds.</p> <p> &ldquo;My confidence has definitely gone up,&rdquo; Trimarco said. &ldquo;It has to do a lot with me being more comfortable and this being my last year. It&rsquo;s my last chance to prove myself.&rdquo;</p> Austrians, EHS players share cultures http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/austrians-ehs-players-share-cultures <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ehssb-112614.jpg" alt="Member of the Austrian Olympic snowboard team have been in Evergreen the past couple of weeks working out with the high school baseball team in their indoor batting cages." title="Member of the Austrian Olympic snowboard team have been in Evergreen the past couple of weeks working out with the high school baseball team in their indoor batting cages." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Matthew Van Deventer<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> On a cool afternoon, a group of snowboarders came down off the the slopes to play a little baseball? In November?</p> <p> Apparently, any time is a good time for a ball game at Evergreen High School, especially if it&rsquo;s against the Austrian parallel snowboarding team, who were nearby by training at Copper Mountain for the 2014 Snowboard World Cup in December.&nbsp;</p> Bowl caps year of life-learning lessons http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/bowl-caps-year-life-learning-lessons <p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; &ldquo;Coach, coach &hellip; Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?&rdquo;</p> <p> It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a &ldquo;very intense play&rdquo; earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn&rsquo;t as straight-forward as it might seem.</p> 2014-15 girls swimming capsule preview http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/2014-15-girls-swimming-capsule-preview <p> <strong>EVERGREEN&nbsp;</strong><strong>LADY COUGARS<br /> </strong><strong>Head coach: </strong>Jeanne Godaire<br /> <strong>Assistant coaches:</strong> Liz Hudd, Angie Harrington, Jill Mills, Cindy Amann<br /> <strong>Swimmers to watch:</strong> Lindsay Morrow, Sr., 200 IM, 100 backstroke; Kate McDonald, Soph., 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle; Josie Pearson, Sr., 200 IM, 100 breaststroke; Bailey Smith, Sr., 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Katrin Lewis, Jr., diver; Bailey Mills, Jr., diver<br /> Evergreen can’t overcome cold start http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-can%E2%80%99t-overcome-cold-start <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenfb04-111914.jpg" alt="The Cougars defense converges on Fort Morgan running back Tate Kembel in the third quarter of their 3A state quarterfinal game at Legion Field in Fort Morgan on Nov. 15." title="The Cougars defense converges on Fort Morgan running back Tate Kembel in the third quarter of their 3A state quarterfinal game at Legion Field in Fort Morgan on Nov. 15." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> <strong>FORT MORGAN</strong> &mdash; Head coach Rob Molholm sat on the sideline as his team &mdash; players, assistant coaches and fans &mdash; huddled around each other on the field. Moments earlier, quarterback Dylan Reifeis sat on the frigid field, his hands wrapped around his helmet. Tanner Cassin struggled to get back to his feet.</p> Swimmers, Kroll sign letters of intent http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/swimmers-kroll-sign-letters-intent <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergeensigning-gc-111914.jpg" alt="From left, Anna McDonald, Josie Pearson, John Kroll, Lindsay Morrow, Alissa Harms and Bailey Smith sign their letters of intent to play athletics in college on Nov. 12 at Evergreen High School." title="From left, Anna McDonald, Josie Pearson, John Kroll, Lindsay Morrow, Alissa Harms and Bailey Smith sign their letters of intent to play athletics in college on Nov. 12 at Evergreen High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Matthew Van Deventer<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> Swimming at Evergreen High School reached a new high last year with its record-breaking state championship season. Come May, five seniors will be graduating and heading to their chosen schools to continue their legacy around the country.</p> 4A Jeffco all-conference cross country, gymnastics http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/4a-jeffco-all-conference-cross-country-gymnastics <p> The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in cross country and gymnastics:</p> Cougars end 15-year playoff drought http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars-end-15-year-playoff-drought <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergeenfb01-gc-111214.jpg" alt="Evergreen’s Cole Petrovics (40), Greysen Lincoln (16) and Cameron Hays (11) celebrate with Jacob Ronder (44) after sacking Glenwood Springs quarterback Dante Sparaco (10) on Nov. 8 at Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium." title="Evergreen’s Cole Petrovics (40), Greysen Lincoln (16) and Cameron Hays (11) celebrate with Jacob Ronder (44) after sacking Glenwood Springs quarterback Dante Sparaco (10) on Nov. 8 at Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; The last time the Evergreen Cougars won a 3A state football playoff game, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia didn&rsquo;t even exist, Peyton Manning was only in his second season in the NFL, and iPhones and iPads hadn&rsquo;t yet been released.</p> <p> In other words, it had been a while. Fifteen years to be exact.</p>