http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Bleeding blue and gold http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/bleeding-blue-and-gold <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-jesseorlans02-cb-072915-cb-072915.jpg" alt="Evergreen varsity assistant Jesse Orlans, a 2000 EHS graduate, keeps a close eye on the action during practice as part of the Cougars’ two-week team camp on July 23 at Evergreen High School. Orlans coaches the team’s wide receivers." title="Evergreen varsity assistant Jesse Orlans, a 2000 EHS graduate, keeps a close eye on the action during practice as part of the Cougars’ two-week team camp on July 23 at Evergreen High School. Orlans coaches the team’s wide receivers." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jesse Orlans bleeds Evergreen blue and gold. The 2000 EHS graduate spent three years on the football field for the Cougars as a varsity player. He bled, sweated and shed some tears on the field.</p> <p> He&rsquo;s also very prideful. So when the 33-year-old returned to Evergreen five years ago to be an assistant coach, not to mention head up the program&rsquo;s JV and Level III squads, he did so with a chip on his shoulder.</p> Column: From Alberta to New Mexico, Lynch goes on quite a ride http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/column-alberta-new-mexico-lynch-goes-quite-ride <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-charlielynch-072915.jpg" alt="Charlie Lynch" title="Charlie Lynch" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Chances are you didn&rsquo;t spend a portion of your summer like Charles Lynch did. I certainly didn&rsquo;t.</p> <p> The 2013 Evergreen High School graduate and now a recreation major at Western Washington University only went on a 2,768-mile bike ride from Banff, Alberta, to the New Mexico-Mexico border, passing through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado in the process. That&rsquo;s all.</p> Positive vibes escape Cougars http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/positive-vibes-escape-cougars <p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> The Legion A district baseball tournament hosted by Evergreen evolved into a Cougar version of Jekyll and Hyde, a conundrum of epic proportions.</p> <p> Good (but not good enough) Evergreen gave Eaton, the defending 3A champion and the eight-team district&rsquo;s No. 1 seed, a scare in the July 23 opening round. Boosted by the pitching of sophomore Jack Messler, the Cougars led the Reds 3-2 after four innings before bowing 5-3 to the eventual champion.</p> EHS boys golf tryouts on tap http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/ehs-boys-golf-tryouts-tap <p> Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 10 and 11 &mdash; the 10th at Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada and 11th at Fox Hollow in Lakewood. Tee time is noon on the 10th and 2:15 p.m. on the 11th.</p> <p> Players from Evergreen and Clear Creek High School are encouraged to participate. In order to tryout players must have completed and turned in paperwork to athletic secretary Ruth Warren.</p> Press box adds new element to EHS http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/press-box-adds-new-element-ehs <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-pressbox03-cb-072215.jpg" alt="Electricity still needs to be wired into it, but the new press box at Evergreen High School is coming together in time for the 2015-16 school year." title="Electricity still needs to be wired into it, but the new press box at Evergreen High School is coming together in time for the 2015-16 school year." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Sitting just off the track at Evergreen High School, the blue and gold-colored press box is a welcomed sight. It&rsquo;s been a long time coming, but it was a necessity if the school wants to host more varsity football game up in the foothills.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s very nice. I really like the way it looks,&rdquo; Evergreen varsity football coach Rob Molholm said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a long time coming. We&rsquo;re excited to have it.&rdquo;</p> Lights to brighten Conifer’s stadium http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lights-brighten-conifer%E2%80%99s-stadium <p> The light poles are up; three team rooms, including one that will serve as a storage area/officials room, are in place at the end of the south end zone; and new asphalt will be laid to replace the worn-out track surrounding Lobo Field.&nbsp;</p> <p> Get ready Conifer High School, Lobo Field is almost ready to play under the lights.</p> <p> Construction on the improved facilities began in early June. Great Outdoors Colorado provided a grant for $280,000 last year, which allowed Conifer High to reach its $500,000 goal to install lights and team rooms at Lobo Field.</p> First-timers up for Triple Bypass http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/first-timers-triple-bypass <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-triplebypassride02-cb-071515.jpg" alt="Riders begin the Triple Bypass on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen during the 120-mile trek to Avon on July 11. " title="Riders begin the Triple Bypass on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen during the 120-mile trek to Avon on July 11. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Eight years ago, Craig Warner got back into cycling. It was the first time that he&rsquo;d ridden since he was about 14, and he&rsquo;s never ridden in the mountains ever.<br /> Yet, there was the 70-year-old Mingo, Iowa, resident at Bergen Park with his helmet strapped on and his bike ready to go at 6:30 a.m. on July 11, preparing to ride the 120 miles that is the first day of the two-day Triple Bypass.<br /> Cougars’ Borsa, Formanek embrace chance to play in the All-State game http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars%E2%80%99-borsa-formanek-embrace-chance-play-all-state-game <p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; Evergreen High School soccer players Adriano Borsa and Cassidy Formanek certainly relished the opportunity to play in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State games on July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.<br /> &ldquo;It was really fun. It was the most fun I&rsquo;ve had playing soccer in quite a while because of the quality of players,&rdquo; Borsa said.<br />