http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en 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> Column: Pritchett’s departure leaves a void in the landscape http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/column-pritchett%E2%80%99s-departure-leaves-void-landscape <p> Ted Pritchett, like all of us, has a calling. For the 73-year-old, it is pickleball, both playing it and teaching it. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Picture a shrunk-down tennis court with a wiffleball.</p> <p> When pickleball came to Evergreen in 2011, there were just 17 programs in Colorado. Today, there are 96. The popularity is ever-growing. Pritchett first took up the sport in November 2008.</p> 4A Jeffco all-conference boys golf, softball http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/4a-jeffco-all-conference-boys-golf-softball <p> The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf and softball:</p> Cougars rally, win league title http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars-rally-win-league-title <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenvs.develyn03-cb-110514.jpg" alt="Evergreen’s Greysen Lincoln, who recorded five sacks, celebrates the Cougars’ third conference championship in the past four years after a 44-22 victory over D’Evelyn on Oct. 31 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood." title="Evergreen’s Greysen Lincoln, who recorded five sacks, celebrates the Cougars’ third conference championship in the past four years after a 44-22 victory over D’Evelyn on Oct. 31 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; After the regular season that the Evergreen Cougars just had, it would be easy to be content. But this team, this year, is not satisfied. In Evergreen&rsquo;s mind, the season is just starting. More importantly, it&rsquo;s a new season &mdash; playoff season. The past 10 weeks have been just a warm-up.</p> EHS’ ‘rough season’ ends with 5th-place finish http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/ehs%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98rough-season%E2%80%99-ends-5th-place-finish <p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>THORNTON</strong> &mdash; Evergreen became this year&rsquo;s Murphy&rsquo;s Law poster child for high school gymnastics in Colorado.</p> <p> &ldquo;We just had a rough season,&rdquo; second-year coach Chancey Hines said after the Lady Cougars, who won the 2011 title in 4A, finished fifth out of six teams at the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 state meet at Thornton High School.</p>