http://www.canyoncourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Numbers game rolls Cougars’ way http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/numbers-game-rolls-cougars%E2%80%99-way <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ehsgswm03-cs-012815.jpg" alt="Evergreen’s Lindsay Morrow won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 8.55 seconds at Meyers Pool in Arvada." title="Evergreen’s Lindsay Morrow won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 8.55 seconds at Meyers Pool in Arvada." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>ARVADA</strong> &shy;&mdash; Winning is nice, and Evergreen&rsquo;s girls swim team does its fair share of that. But it&rsquo;s the sheer number of swimmers that the Lady Cougars put in the finals that shows why they have been so successful in recent years.<br /> D’Evelyn slips by Cougars in 3 OTs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/d%E2%80%99evelyn-slips-cougars-3-ots <p> By Matthew Van Deventer<br /> For the Courier<br /> <br /> The Evergreen Lady Cougars lost their home game in triple overtime against D&rsquo;Evelyn, 65-59, on Jan. 23 at Evergreen High School.<br /> Four Evergreen starters scored in the double figures. Annie Trimarco led the pack with 15 points, followed by Sam Kisiel&rsquo;s 13 points. Sophomores Lauren Russell and Logan Newhall each scored 10.<br /> The game went into the second half tied at 19-all. Evergreen upped its play in the second half as Trimarco ran the ball inside and everyone played more aggressively.<br /> Banged-up Cougars struggle to keep up with host D’Evelyn http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/banged-cougars-struggle-keep-host-d%E2%80%99evelyn <p> By Craig Harper<br /> For the Courier<br /> <br /> LAKEWOOD &mdash; Evergreen&rsquo;s boys basketball team flew into the 4A Jeffco League&rsquo;s version of the Bermuda Triangle on a five-game winning streak. A search party isn&rsquo;t necessary, but the Cougars could use a resuscitator after consecutive games against Valor Christian, Golden and D&rsquo;Evelyn.<br /> The trio &mdash; two among the top seven-ranked teams in 4A and the other on the periphery of the top 10 &mdash; routed Evergreen by a combined 86 points.<br /> Sports briefs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sports-briefs-62 <p> <strong>MOTOCROSS<br /> Evergreen&rsquo;s Baysinger places 8th at Springs&rsquo; Arenacross event</strong><br /> Evergreen resident Jake Baysinger took eighth place in the 85cc 9-11 amateur division age group event Jan. 25 at the AMSOIL Arenacross event held at World Arena in Colorado Springs.<br /> Baysinger was fifth in the second heat to qualify for the finals.<br /> There were three Colorado riders in the final, including Denver&rsquo;s Alana Padilla and Aurora&rsquo;s Justin Joyce, who came in ninth and 10th respectively.<br /> Cougars keep Lobos’ offense in check http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars-keep-lobos%E2%80%99-offense-check <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ehsconhsbkc01-gc-012115.jpg" alt="Conifer High’s Dustin Morrison (10) blocks a shot by Evergreen’s Luke Camp on Jan. 14 at Conifer High School. Morrison finished with a team-high 17 points, but Evergreen avenged last year’s loss at Conifer with a 60-52 win." title="Conifer High’s Dustin Morrison (10) blocks a shot by Evergreen’s Luke Camp on Jan. 14 at Conifer High School. Morrison finished with a team-high 17 points, but Evergreen avenged last year’s loss at Conifer with a 60-52 win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>CONIFER</strong> &mdash; A lot has gone the Conifer Lobos&rsquo; way lately. Eric Valerio&rsquo;s boys basketball team &mdash; the same program that ended last year with a win over rival Evergreen &mdash; had started a school-best 8-0 and was previously ranked No. 10 in CHSAA&rsquo;s 4A poll.</p> <p> &nbsp;But Jan. 14, the Lobos were hosting Evergreen, a team flying under the radar a bit thus far in the 2014-15 season and one that was excited to show what it could do.</p> <p> It did quite well for itself as evident of its 60-52 win at Conifer High School.</p> EHS perseveres despite foul troubles http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/ehs-perseveres-despite-foul-troubles <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ehsconhsbkw04-gc-012115.jpg" alt="EHS’ Lauren Russell, left, and Lauren Troeger, right, trap Conifer’s Maddy Elrod on Jan. 14 at Conifer High School." title="EHS’ Lauren Russell, left, and Lauren Troeger, right, trap Conifer’s Maddy Elrod on Jan. 14 at Conifer High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>CONIFER</strong> &mdash; Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl has said that for her team to be successful, it needs contributions from all five players on the court at that time.&nbsp;</p> <p> So when leading scorer Sam Kisiel picked up two quick fouls early in the third quarter Jan. 14 at Conifer High School, giving her four for the game, it may have been a good thing for the Lady Cougars. It forced them to play more as a team instead of relying on the 5-foot-11 junior&rsquo;s scoring presence in the paint.</p> Sports briefs http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/sports-briefs-61 <p> <strong>WRESTLING<br /> </strong><strong>Cougars place 14th at annual Evergreen Invitational<br /> </strong>The Evergreen Cougars placed 14th in their annual Evergreen Invitational on Jan. 17 with 17 points. The event was held at Evergreen High School.</p> <p> The Cougars had one sixth-place finisher as Lane Hanson went 3-2 at 120 pounds. He scored a 9-3 decision in the first round over Kyle Smart of Fossil Ridge before falling in the quarterfinals to Juan Rosales of Lincoln by a 9-5 score.&nbsp;</p> EHS dominates from start to finish http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/ehs-dominates-start-finish <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ehsgswm02-gc-011415.jpg" alt="Evergreen High’s Josie Pearson swims in the 200-yard butterfly on Jan. 10 at the Wulf Recreation Center. The Lady Cougars won all 12 events and set 27 state qualifying times en route to a 143-43 win over Thompson Valley." title="Evergreen High’s Josie Pearson swims in the 200-yard butterfly on Jan. 10 at the Wulf Recreation Center. The Lady Cougars won all 12 events and set 27 state qualifying times en route to a 143-43 win over Thompson Valley." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Last February was the culmination of a three-year push by the Evergreen Lady Cougars&rsquo; girls swim team. It finally won that elusive 4A state championship, beating perennial powerhouse Thompson Valley by a commanding 88.5 points.</p> <p> So if that was the case last year, then Evergreen&rsquo;s 143-43 lopsided victory over the visiting Lady Eagles on Jan. 10 at Wulf Recreation Center should serve notice that EHS has no intentions of releasing its perch atop the state pedestal.</p>