http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en By the Numbers: Evergreen sports during the 2014-15 school year http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/numbers-evergreen-sports-during-2014-15-school-year <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergeenfb02file-gc-052715.jpg" alt="Glenwood Springs’ Zane Lundin (22) and Everett Marr (88) tackle Evergreen High School’s Seth Ausman (28) on Nov. 8 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. " title="Glenwood Springs’ Zane Lundin (22) and Everett Marr (88) tackle Evergreen High School’s Seth Ausman (28) on Nov. 8 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>15</strong><br /> The number of years between playoff wins for the Evergreen Cougars&rsquo; football team. EHS hadn&rsquo;t won in the postseason since 1999, but the Cougars erased that drought with a 24-7 win over Glenwood Springs in the 3A state playoff opener in November. Evergreen went 11-1 in the 2014 season, winning another 3A Metro North title in the process.</p> Cougars’ historic season silenced http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars%E2%80%99-historic-season-silenced <p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;<strong>DENVER</strong> &mdash; The nine seniors on Evergreen&rsquo; baseball team received a double-dose of finality on May 21. That afternoon, they received their diplomas. A few hours later, Lewis-Palmer ended their final season of prep sports competition.</p> Lauder saves her best for last, wins state title in triple jump http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lauder-saves-her-best-last-wins-state-title-triple-jump <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenstatetrack01-cb-052015.jpg" alt="Evergreen High senior Anne Lauder is airborne during the triple jump finals at the state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium on Saturday." title="Evergreen High senior Anne Lauder is airborne during the triple jump finals at the state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">LAKEWOOD &mdash; Anne Lauder had never been so nervous for a jump as she was May 16 at Jefferson County Stadium. The Evergreen High senior not only entered this year&rsquo;s 4A state track and field championships as the favorite to win the triple jump, but she had also scratched three times &mdash; twice in the preliminary rounds before her final attempt.</span></p> Sprint medley relay team, Russell find medal stand http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sprint-medley-relay-team-russell-find-medal-stand <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenstatetrack06-cb-052015.jpg" alt="Evergreen senior Lauren Russell clears the bar during the 4A girls high jump at the 2015 state track and field championships at Lakewood’s Jeffco Stadium on May 15. Russell placed seventh with a jump of 5 feet, 1 inch." title="Evergreen senior Lauren Russell clears the bar during the 4A girls high jump at the 2015 state track and field championships at Lakewood’s Jeffco Stadium on May 15. Russell placed seventh with a jump of 5 feet, 1 inch." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; Kristina Schrieber said that there was definitely more pressure on her and her Evergreen High School 800-meter sprint medley relay teammates during the May 14 preliminaries than there was the next day for the finals. That&rsquo;s because they sat right on the cut line entering the 4A state track &amp; field championships of being a potential finalist or not.</p> Lady Cougars heartbroken after playoff loss http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lady-cougars-heartbroken-after-playoff-loss <p> Lauryn Jeans dropped crestfallen to the turf mere feet away from where members of Lewis-Palmer&rsquo;s girls soccer team embraced in celebration. One by one, Jeans&rsquo; Evergreen teammates did the same as the tears began to flow.</p> <p> A season in which the top-seeded Lady Cougars have played liked the state&rsquo;s best ended unceremoniously May 14 with a 1-0 loss in the 4A girls soccer state quarterfinals at Evergreen High School. Brianna Alger&rsquo;s 23rd goal of the season in the game&rsquo;s 23rd minute held up for eighth-seeded Lewis-Palmer.</p> Grise’s RBI double lifts Evergreen http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/grise%E2%80%99s-rbi-double-lifts-evergreen <p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> Sports briefs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sports-briefs-69 <p> <strong>BOYS SWIMMING&nbsp;<br /> </strong><strong>Carder places seventh&nbsp;</strong><strong>in the 500 freestyle at state<br /> </strong><strong>THORNTON</strong> &mdash; Evergreen High senior Zack Carder took seventh place in the 500-yard freestyle and 12th in the 200 freestyle at the 4A boys swimming state championships at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center on May 16.</p> <p> Carder saw a time of 4 minutes, 57.36 seconds in the 500 freestyle, while he finished the 200 freestyle in 1:48.62.</p> <p> He scored all 17 of his team&rsquo;s points as Evergreen placed 23rd.</p> Evergreen back in state quarterfinals http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-back-state-quarterfinals <p> Kylee Petrik couldn&rsquo;t put a finger on how her shot found the back of the net early in Evergreen&rsquo;s 3-0 win over Pueblo Centennial on May 9, but all she knows is that it did. That&rsquo;s all that mattered.</p> <p> It was the first of three goals for the top-seeded Lady Cougars, who got second-half tallies from Sophia Weiner and Brianna Curtis, as Evergreen looked the part of the team to beat in the second round of the 4A state girls soccer tournament.</p>