http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Cougars overcome Lobos’ jinx http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars-overcome-lobos%E2%80%99-jinx <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbconifervs.evergreen01-fc-042215.jpg" alt="Conifer junior Jake Barrett avoids being tagged out at second base by Evergreen junior Brady Bokelman during the varsity baseball game at Conifer High School on April 15. The Cougars defeated host Conifer 14-2." title="Conifer junior Jake Barrett avoids being tagged out at second base by Evergreen junior Brady Bokelman during the varsity baseball game at Conifer High School on April 15. The Cougars defeated host Conifer 14-2." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> The short return home has not always been a pleasant ride for Evergreen baseball teams. Just last year, the Cougars had a chance to clinch a tie for the 4A Jeffco League title but suffered a 14-13 walk-off loss in the regular-season finale and settled for second place.</p> Morales taking her talents out west http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/morales-taking-her-talents-out-west <p> Camille Morales has always wanted to go to California. Running on the beach every day and soaking in the weather is very appealing.&nbsp;</p> <p> It may be even more so now that the Evergreen High senior has signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of San Diego.</p> <p> EHS held a signing ceremony for the eight-time letter-winner and three-time first-team 4A Jeffco League all-conference selection on April 15. Morales chose San Diego over Santa Clara University.</p> Sports briefs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sports-briefs-65 <p> <strong>GIRLS SOCCER<br /> </strong><strong>Weiner&rsquo;s goal holds up&nbsp;</strong><strong>as Evergreen stays perfect<br /> </strong><strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; Sophia Weiner scored the game&rsquo;s lone goal in the second half, off an assist from Zoe Peterson, as undefeated Evergreen toppled Wheat Ridge 1-0 on April 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field.</p> <p> With the win, the Lady Cougars improved to 10-0 overall, 5-0 in 4A Jeffco League play.</p> <p> Natalie Ulfig made four saves in net for Evergreen.</p> Peterson’s lone goal enough for EHS http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/peterson%E2%80%99s-lone-goal-enough-ehs <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-gscoevergreenvs.conifer02-cb-041515.jpg" alt="Evergreen’s Sarah Ingram kicks the ball as Conifer’s Grace Putz defends during the varsity girls soccer game at Evergreen High School on April 9. The Lady Cougars won 1-0, courtesy of a first-half goal from Zoe Peterson." title="Evergreen’s Sarah Ingram kicks the ball as Conifer’s Grace Putz defends during the varsity girls soccer game at Evergreen High School on April 9. The Lady Cougars won 1-0, courtesy of a first-half goal from Zoe Peterson." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> At first glance, Evergreen&rsquo;s 1-0 girls soccer win over Conifer on April 9 was a bit disappointing for the Lady Cougars.&nbsp;</p> <p> The second-ranked team in 4A probably should&rsquo;ve won by more at Evergreen High School considering how much pressure it put on the Lady Lobos&rsquo; net. But the end result was still the same &mdash; a win.</p> Lobos’ early attack stymies Cougars http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lobos%E2%80%99-early-attack-stymies-cougars <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-conifervs.evergreenboyslacrosse02-cb-041515.jpg" alt="Conifer’s Caleb Crawford loses the ball as Evergreen’s Connor Kroll defends April 8 at Lobo Field. " title="Conifer’s Caleb Crawford loses the ball as Evergreen’s Connor Kroll defends April 8 at Lobo Field. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>CONIFER</strong> &mdash; From the moment Stone Henderson blew past the Evergreen defense for the game&rsquo;s first goal to his last, the Conifer Lobos unleashed a smooth, transition attack that has been its bread and butter in 2015. The end result was Conifer&rsquo;s third straight victory over its archrival, this time 10-6, at Lobo Field on April 8.</p> Janson, Lady Lobos serve up a win at EHS http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/janson-lady-lobos-serve-win-ehs <p> From time to time, there is a striking dichotomy among opponents, be it differences in physical strength or size. In the case of the No. 1 singles match between Conifer and Evergreen, it was age and skill-level making the game even more exciting to watch.</p> <p> Usually, the No. 1 singles position for a varsity tennis team goes to a senior who has played for four years, assuming greater maturity and prowess after playing that long. But Conifer freshman Hailey Janson has turned that notion on its head.</p> Moens tosses gem at Coors Field http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/moens-tosses-gem-coors-field <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreenvs.eaglecrest03-cb-040815.jpg" alt="Evergreen’s Alec Moens pitches during the varsity non-conference game against Eaglecrest High School at Coors Field on April 1. " title="Evergreen’s Alec Moens pitches during the varsity non-conference game against Eaglecrest High School at Coors Field on April 1. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>DENVER &mdash;</strong> Alec Moens, technically, is the Evergreen Cougars&rsquo; closer, not a starter. But with first-year head coach Steve Jones electing to honor his seniors April 1 at Coors Field, the senior right-hander got the starting nod.</p> <p> Now, it&rsquo;s not like Moens had never started before. He had, including a 7-3 win over 4A Jeffco rival and eventual state champion Green Mountain last season.&nbsp;</p> Holley, Evergreen show no rust at Broadlands http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/holley-evergreen-show-no-rust-broadlands <p> <strong>BROOMFIELD &mdash;</strong> Considering it had been two weeks between 4A Jeffco League golf tournaments, thanks to spring break, Evergreen sophomore Natalie Holley probably was happy to shoot an 86 on April 1 at Broadlands Golf Course.&nbsp;</p> <p> Head coach Mike Kuzava had no qualms over her performance, especially after the returning 4A state qualifier made up eight strokes on the back nine.</p>