http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Cougars sweep Conifer http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lady-cougars-sweep-conifer <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-coniferevergreenvb04-gc-102214.jpg" alt="Evergreen High’s Giselle DeGrandchamp, left, tries to block a ball hit by Conifer’s Kenna Ulfig on Oct. 17 at the newly-named Lo Hunter Gymnasium at Evergreen High School." title="Evergreen High’s Giselle DeGrandchamp, left, tries to block a ball hit by Conifer’s Kenna Ulfig on Oct. 17 at the newly-named Lo Hunter Gymnasium at Evergreen High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As if playing rival Conifer wasn&rsquo;t enough motivation, the Evergreen Lady Cougars honored the legacy of their program, particularly Hall of Fame coach Laurice &ldquo;Lo&rdquo; Hunter, on Oct. 17 at Evergreen High School.</p> <p> And what a way to celebrate Hunter&rsquo;s legacy. After naming the court at EHS in her name, the Lady Cougars overcame a back-and-forth start to score a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 victory in front of a raucous crowd at Lo Hunter Gymnasium.</p> Column: Hunter was the right, and only, choice for dedication http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/column-hunter-was-right-and-only-choice-dedication <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-coniferevergreenvb13-gc-102214.jpg" alt="Evergreen High’s athletic director Tony Barnett hugs Lo Hunter on Oct. 17 during a dedication celebration in her honor, naming the school’s gym after her." title="Evergreen High’s athletic director Tony Barnett hugs Lo Hunter on Oct. 17 during a dedication celebration in her honor, naming the school’s gym after her." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Laurice &ldquo;Lo&rdquo; Hunter is a pioneer. Though her name, officially, wasn&rsquo;t anywhere to be found inside the gymnasium at Evergreen High School prior to Oct. 17, her legacy most certainly was present. All one had to do was to look into the rafters to see the nine volleyball state championships Evergreen won between 1976 and 1985.</p> <p> But now, a banner resides on the far wall of Evergreen High School proclaiming the school&rsquo;s court as Lo Hunter Gymnasium, and nobody is more deserving of the honor.</p> Sports briefs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sports-briefs-57 <p> <strong>FOOTBALL<br /> </strong><strong>Evergreen blanks Arvada,&nbsp;</strong><strong>closes in on league title<br /> </strong><strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; The Evergreen Cougars inched closer to a third 3A Metro North conference title in four years with a 40-0 shutout of Arvada on Oct. 18 at Trailblazer Stadium.</p> <p> The shutout was the third this season for Evergreen, which improved to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in league play.</p> Breaking down the Mountain Bowl http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/breaking-down-mountain-bowl <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-mtnbowl34-gc-101514_0.jpg" alt="CHS’ Vaughn Brasseaux (22) scored the Lobos’ lone TD." title="CHS’ Vaughn Brasseaux (22) scored the Lobos’ lone TD." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>FIRST QUARTER: EVERGREEN 7, CONIFER 6<br /> </strong>Vaughn Brasseaux took advantage of the first of two first-quarter turnovers by Evergreen to score on a 17-yard TD run to give Conifer an early six-point lead, but the Cougars retaliated late in the quarter when Dylan Reifeis hit a wide-open Seth Ausman for a 47-yard strike.</p> Evergreen boys, girls teams repeat at Jeffco League meet http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-boys-girls-teams-repeat-jeffco-league-meet <p> <strong>LITTLETON</strong> &mdash; The somber look on the faces of Evergreen top runners didn&rsquo;t tell the real story. After seeing Golden&rsquo;s Alec Hornecker and Brian Whitfield cross the finish line first and second at the 4A Jeffco League cross country championships on Oct. 10 at Clement Park, Evergreen&rsquo;s boys team felt that a repeat league title wasn&rsquo;t happening.</p> <p> But it did.</p> Sports briefs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sports-briefs-56 <p> <strong>BOYS TENNIS<br /> </strong><strong>Raeder&rsquo;s stay at state is short after a first-round loss<br /> </strong><strong>PUEBLO</strong> &mdash; Henry Raeder&rsquo;s appearance at No. 3 singles in the 4A state boys tennis tournament was a brief one after the Evergreen junior was toppled in the first round at Pueblo City Park by Air Academy&rsquo;s Neil Orton.</p> <p> Orton, a senior, won their first-round match 6-1, 6-3.</p> Raeder adjusts, qualifies for state http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/raeder-adjusts-qualifies-state <p> <strong>DENVER</strong> &mdash; Henry Raeder, as Evergreen co-head coach Bob Greenman asked of his players back when the Cougars played D&rsquo;Evelyn in the season opener, took mental notes on how to play the Jaguars&rsquo; Spencer McKay.&nbsp;</p> <p> At regionals, instead of going for the hard shot, he went for more consistency and tried to hit the ball to McKay&rsquo;s weaker side. The move worked like a charm.</p> Lack of experience haunts EHS at 4A state http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lack-experience-haunts-ehs-4a-state <p> Chances are there weren&rsquo;t too many teams, if any, at the 4A boys golf state championships that were as inexperienced as the Evergreen Cougars. Yet, there EHS was Sept. 29-30 at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo. Unfortunately, that inexperience &mdash; with three sophomores and a freshman &mdash; came into play.</p> <p> Evergreen tied for eighth place in the 13-team field with Discovery Canyon with a 64-over-par 496 total, one shot back of Durango.</p>