http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Evergreen shut out by Chatfield 1-0 http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-shut-out-chatfield-1-0 <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-gsocevergreenvs.chatfield03-ag-032217.jpg" alt="Evergreen goalie sarah straut attempts to make a save during the Cougars’ 1-0 loss to Chatfield. Straut finished the night with one save. " title="Evergreen goalie sarah straut attempts to make a save during the Cougars’ 1-0 loss to Chatfield. Straut finished the night with one save. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>LITTLETON &mdash;</b> If you can find a way to win the game, then the statistics usually aren&rsquo;t as important. As was the case for the Lady Chargers as they defeated Evergreen 1-0 despite taking just two shots on goal in the win.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The lone goal came off the foot of Chatfield senior Perry Hayman in the opening half of play.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Evergreen had several chances but couldn&rsquo;t find the back of the net in any of their seven shots on goal.</span></p> Aqua Cougars win big in Arvada http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/aqua-cougars-win-big-arvada <p class="p1"> Two meets against three Jeffco opponents to start the 2017 boys swimming season, and Evergreen coach Damon Garrison has no idea where his team stands in league competition.</p> Lobos drop third straight http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lobos-drop-third-straight <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>GOLDEN &mdash;</b> After winning its season opener, the Conifer baseball team dropped its third-straight game in a 10-0 loss to Golden on Thursday night.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom half of the third inning, Golden delivered the dagger as Noah Mitchell hit a grand slam to give Golden a 6-0 lead.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Six Lobos were able to record a hit, but that would be all the momentum Conifer could muster.</span></p> Evergreen tops Eagle Valley in shut out http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-tops-eagle-valley-shut-out <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>LAKEWOOD &mdash;</b> For the fourth consecutive game, the Evergreen baseball team eclipsed the 10-run mark, and for the fourth consecutive game, the Cougars were victorious.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Powered by 14 hits, Evergreen defeated Eagle Valley 15-0 Saturday afternoon at All-Star Park.</span></p> Evergreen girls basketball claims first state title http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-girls-basketball-claims-first-state-title <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbstateevergreen02-cb-031517_0.jpg" alt="Evergreen athletes celebrate after winning their first ever state championship on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars defeated top seeded Pueblo South 45-35 at the Denver Coliseum." title="Evergreen athletes celebrate after winning their first ever state championship on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars defeated top seeded Pueblo South 45-35 at the Denver Coliseum." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> DENVER &mdash; Keigan Drysdale, with tears in her eyes, walked to center court and clutched the 4A state girls basketball championship trophy.<br /> &ldquo;It was insane. I never thought that we would be here. I would never have thought that I would be the only senior on a state championship-winning team, and I couldn&rsquo;t have done it without my team,&rdquo; Drysdale said. &ldquo;The reason that we&rsquo;re so good is because we all need each other. We all use each other. It&rsquo;s not just one player. I can&rsquo;t stop crying.&rdquo;<br /> Offense lifts Cougars past Lobos 13-4 http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/offense-lifts-cougars-past-lobos-13-4 <p> CONIFER -- Good pitching and timely hitting can win you a lot of baseball games.&nbsp;Evergreen found that out Monday afternoon as it defeated rival Conifer 13-4 at Conifer High School.<br /> Jack Hudd took the mound with elements that usually haunt pitchers. With cold temperatures and high wind pitchers typically have a tough time staying in a good flow, but not Hudd. The right-hander made quick work of the Lobos in his four innings of work, giving up just two hits while fanning two.&nbsp;<br /> No. 1 Valor Christian tops No. 3 Conifer http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/no-1-valor-christian-tops-no-3-conifer <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-blaxconifervs.valor06-cb-031517.jpg" alt="Conifer junior Nick Williams takes a knee after a Valor Christian goal in the first half." title="Conifer junior Nick Williams takes a knee after a Valor Christian goal in the first half." align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> CONIFER --&nbsp; Anytime you host the top ranked team in the state you are sure to draw a big time atmosphere. That was the case on Monday night as No.3 Conifer hosted No.1 Valor Christian in front of a packed stadium.<br /> Conifer hung in early, but lost their composure in the second half en route to a 20-10 loss.<br /> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s tough when you are tired late in the game,&rdquo; said Conifer head coach Paul Taylor. &ldquo;We lost our composure and it showed on the scoreboard and in the penalty box.&rdquo;<br /> Evergreen blanks Conifer on opening night http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-blanks-conifer-opening-night <p> CONIFER -- Evergreen senior Sofia Weiner kicked off her final season with a solid performance in a 5-0 victory over rival Conifer on Thursday night at Lobo Field.<br /> With temperatures on the cool side, the Lady Cougars offense heated things up, firing off two shots in the game&rsquo;s first three minutes.<br /> The Lady Cougars struck first in the 5th minute as Weiner intercepted a Conifer pass and powered a shot from 15 yards out past the Lady Lobos keeper and into the back of the net, giving Evergreen the early 1-0 advantage.<br />