http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Evergreen stadium committee making project push http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-stadium-committee-making-project-push <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenstadium01-082416.jpg" alt="Upgrades to EHS’ stadium would include an additional 1,200 seats, restrooms and locker rooms." title="Upgrades to EHS’ stadium would include an additional 1,200 seats, restrooms and locker rooms." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span>The press box and a concession stand are already in place. Now the Evergreen High School stadium committee is eyeing a bigger concession stand with public restrooms and team locker rooms, improved lighting, a ramp and seating for an additional 1,200 fans at Evergreen High School.</span></p> <p> The proposal, if it comes to fruition, would allow EHS to host state football playoff games on its home turf. Furthermore, it would improve the overall atmosphere of athletic and band competitions.</p> Boys soccer: Cougars eyeing repeat of state championship http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/boys-soccer-cougars-eyeing-repeat-state-championship <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The bull&rsquo;s-eye is there, and Evergreen knows it. After all, the boys&rsquo; soccer team is the defending 4A state champions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> The pressure is certainly looming considering the Cougars will open 2016 as the top-ranked team in the CHSAA preseason poll. But if there&rsquo;s one thing head coach Ross Fowler won&rsquo;t hear before EHS even steps foot on the pitch is the word repeat.</p> EHS volleyball hopes to build on 2015 state run http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/ehs%C2%A0volleyball-hopes-to%C2%A0build-on%C2%A02015-state-run <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Jenica Watts understands that being a head coach is a lot of work. There&rsquo;s a lot of behind-the-scenes things that has to happen. But it&rsquo;s worth it. It&rsquo;s rewarding. She gets to find that out first-hand this season.</span></p> Coaching change brings hope to Cougars gymnastics http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/coaching-change-brings%C2%A0hope-to%C2%A0cougars-gymnastics <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taborcowden.jpg" alt="Tabor Cowden" title="Tabor Cowden" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The feeling was mutual the first time Evergreen High gymnasts and Tabor Cowden crossed paths. They didn&rsquo;t know him, and he wasn&rsquo;t sure just what he was getting when he took over as head coach of the Lady Cougars&rsquo; gymnastics program this season.</span></p> Evergreen tees off in Jeffco League opener http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen%C2%A0tees%C2%A0off%C2%A0in%C2%A0jeffco%C2%A0league-opener <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">If the Evergreen Cougars are indeed going to challenge Valor Christian not just in the 4A Jeffco League but in the state in 2016, they certainly made a good first impression Aug. 15 at Deer Creek Golf Club.</span></p> <p> Led by top medalist Lenny Urbas&rsquo; round of 4-under-par 68, Evergreen shot a 4-over-par 292 total to cruise to victory in the regular season opener. It marked the first time the Cougars have ever outscored the defending 4A state champions.</p> 2016 boys tennis preview: Cougars return plenty of experience http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/2016-boys-tennis-preview-cougars-return-plenty-experience <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Looking back at his first season at No. 1 singles, Evergreen senior Ryan Lahr might tend to believe that nerves got in the way of his finishing off a competitive first run with a 4A state tournament appearances.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> His coaches, however, don&rsquo;t see it that way. They&rsquo;re more inclined to believe that his game management at critical points in matches played a role in his success or lack thereof.</p> 2016 softball preview: Lady Cougars looking to bounce back http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/2016-softball-preview-lady-cougars%C2%A0looking%C2%A0to%C2%A0bounce%C2%A0back <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">For some, coming off a 7-12 season &mdash; the worst season in recent history &mdash; might be a concern. For the Evergreen Lady Cougars, they&rsquo;re approaching the second year of the Della Mitchel era with high hopes.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;She a great coach. We&rsquo;re really excited about this year,&rdquo; senior pitcher Katie Solis said. &ldquo;We have a lot of good girls. We just want to go farther than we did last year.&rdquo;</p> Experienced Cougars have sights set on state http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/experienced-cougars-have-sights-set-state <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">If someone asked Evergreen senior Lenny Urbas what should be expected of the Cougars&rsquo; boys golf program in 2016, considering it&rsquo;s coming off a 2015 season in which he won a regional title and the team placed third at the 4A state meet, the answer is obvious.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;We go back and win state this year,&rdquo; Urbas said.</p>