http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en A FEARLESS ADVENTURER http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/fearless-adventurer <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-hutchen02-gc-030415.jpg" alt="Taylor Hutchen, 8, a second-grader at Evergreen Country Day School, won the slopestyle event at Team Summit’s Copper Mountain meet on Feb. 8. " title="Taylor Hutchen, 8, a second-grader at Evergreen Country Day School, won the slopestyle event at Team Summit’s Copper Mountain meet on Feb. 8. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Taylor Hutchen isn&rsquo;t like most other 8-year-olds, per se. Sure, like other kids her age, she is more gums than teeth when she smiles, and she&rsquo;d rather play outside than do homework. But unlike many her age, Taylor is a serendipitous blend of fearless adventurer, who is thoughtful beyond her years, with a full-blown addiction to skiing that transcends the negative effects of being cold or exhausted after a long day of carving fresh powder.</p> Evergreen completes late-season swoon http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-completes-late-season-swoon <p> Ask Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl, and she&rsquo;ll tell you that the Longmont Lady Trojans were a really good No. 6 seed. Maybe they shouldn&rsquo;t have been a sixth seed at all considering Longmont did share the 4A Northern League title with Thompson Valley and Silver Creek. Unfortunately, the Lady Cougars found out just how tough Longmont really was.</p> <p> The Lady Trojans upset third-seeded Evergreen, 57-51, in the opening round of the Tanya Haave Region of the 4A state tournament on Feb. 27 at the Southwest Motors Event Center.</p> Kadets bounce Cougars http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/kadets-bounce-cougars <p> Host Air Academy outscored Evergreen, 24-12, in the fourth quarter as the second-seeded Kadets stormed past No. 7 Evergreen, 68-47, in the opening round of the 4A state tournament at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs on Feb. 27.</p> <p> Air Academy (21-4), which advanced to the Great Eight with a 64-54 win over Pueblo Central the next day, led 26-16 at halftime. Luke Camp led Evergreen (15-9) with 18 points.&nbsp;</p> 2015 Evergreen Cougars boys lacrosse capsule preview http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/2015-evergreen-cougars-boys-lacrosse-capsule-preview <p> <strong>EVERGREEN COUGARS<br /> Head coach:</strong> Toby Gerard<br /> <strong>Assistant coaches:</strong> Seth Kahn, Jeff Stratton<br /> <strong>2014 record:</strong> 5-11 overall, 3-4 4A Foothills<br /> <strong>Player to watch:</strong> Connor Kroll, Sr., LSM<br /> <strong>Key loss:</strong> Alec Hallman<br /> 2015 Evergreen Lady Cougars girls soccer capsule preview http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/2015-evergreen-lady-cougars-girls-soccer-capsule-preview <p> <strong>EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS<br /> Head coach:</strong> Peter Jeans<br /> <strong>Assistant coaches:</strong> Ross Fowler, George Hunt, Alexis Thomas, Betsy Flowers<br /> <strong>2014 record:</strong> 11-5-2 overall, 4-2-1 4A Jeffco<br /> <strong>Players to watch:</strong> Sophia Weiner, Soph., MF; Brianna Curtis, Sr., F; Zoe Peterson, Jr., F; Nicole Prolow, Sr., D; Jahna Pusedu, Sr., MF<br /> <strong>Key losses: </strong>Erin Morrato, Jenny Slack, Katie Wilson<br /> 2015 Evergreen Cougars boys swimming capsule preview http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/2015-evergreen-cougars-boys-swimming-capsule-preview <div> <strong>EVERGREEN COUGARS<br /> Head coach:</strong> Marc Rios<strong><br /> Assistant coaches:</strong> N/A<strong><br /> Swimmers to watch:</strong> Cooper O&#39;Hearn, 200-, 500-yard freestyle; Noah Christensen, Sr., 200 freestyle; Nino Delaney, 200 and 500 freestyle, butterfly; Tristan Debrunner, Sr., butterfly.<strong><br /> Key losses:</strong> Isaac Hellard, Seth Hendrix<br /> Cougars seal playoff ticket http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars-seal-playoff-ticket <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenbkc03-gc-022515.jpg" alt="Evergreen’s Brady Bokelman passes the ball against Standley Lake on Feb. 20. The Cougars won 54-50." title="Evergreen’s Brady Bokelman passes the ball against Standley Lake on Feb. 20. The Cougars won 54-50." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>WESTMINSTER</strong> &mdash; It was the kind of atmosphere that Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said that his team can learn to respond from. It was a playoff-like atmosphere Feb. 20 at Standley Lake.</p> <p> And maybe it was a playoff game for the Cougars. Finishing no higher than third in their division of the 4A Jeffco League, which included the conference&rsquo;s top two teams &mdash; Golden and Valor Christian &mdash; every win down the stretch was much-needed.</p> Lady Cougars struggling with state up next http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lady-cougars-struggling-state-next <p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl isn&rsquo;t a big fan of the 4A Jeffco League&rsquo;s cross-division format for the final week of the regular season.&nbsp;</p> <p> Bahl&rsquo;s Lady Cougars finished second in their division with a 10-3 record prior to the final week, but went 0-2 against the top two teams on the opposite side, including a Feb. 20 season-ending 49-43 loss at second-place Green Mountain.</p>