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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen, Conifer excel at...

    THORNTON — Especially after overcoming illnesses, the Evergreen and Conifer girls’ swim and dive teams exceeded expectations last weekend at the 4A and 3A state meets at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    At the 3A finals on Friday, Conifer placed 19th out of 26 teams with 34 points, and Evergreen placed 10th with 126 points after being seeded 18th prior to the meet.

    Conifer

  • Lobos wrestler Condit breaking...

    ENGLEWOOD — Cayden Condit walked off the mat and fell into the embrace of her older brother, Zander, as the two shared a hug.
    This wasn’t just a simple show of support between a brother and sister. It was a teammate, a fellow wrestler recognizing the work that has been put in since Cayden was 6 years old.
    “It’s just amazing to see her succeed. It’s well-deserved,” said Zander Condit, a Conifer High School sophomore, and 132-pounder.

  • Conifer’s Condit, Payne capture...

    ENGLEWOOD — One was methodical, taking what was given to him; the other a furious scramble late to take back what was temporarily taken away from him. No matter, the end result was the same: regional wrestling championships for Conifer’s Zander Condit and Captain Payne on Saturday at Englewood High School.

  • Evergreen wrestling sending two...

    By Craig Harper

    GOLDEN — Not long after advancing to the third-place match at 120 pounds in the 4A Region 4 wrestling tournament on Saturday at Golden High School, Rylie Sharp could breathe a sigh of relief. Win or lose, he had become Evergreen’s first state qualifier for 2018.

  • Evergreen High sends five to...

    EVERGREEN — Five Evergreen High School students signed on to play college sports on Feb. 7 as they have completed or are nearing completion of their high school athletic careers.

    Sidney Fairbanks, Mayville State

    After a successful four-year career for the Cougars on the mound and in the infield, Sidney Fairbanks will take her talents to Mayville State University in Mayville, N.D., as a pitcher.

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series celebrating exceptional student-athletes at area schools.

    Every so often, a student-athlete dominates in both sports and the classroom. At Platte Canyon High School, senior Alison Kulesza checks all the boxes for what it truly means to be a student-athlete. 

    Since her freshman year with the Husky athletics program, Kulesza has played basketball and volleyball, and competed in track, both as a runner and a thrower.

  • Cougar swimmers finish 2nd,...

    By Levi Waddell

    ARVADA — In the 4A Jeffco league swim and dive championships at Meyers Pool on Saturday, plenty of state qualifiers from Evergreen and Conifer were in action throughout the day as they prepare for the state finals this weekend.

    Overall, the Cougars placed second as a team and the Lobos finished ninth, in last place. With her strong showing all season, the Cougars’ Lauren Vilims was in the running for swimmer of the year.

  • Cougars secure first Mountain...

    EVERGREEN — The decade-long drought for the Evergreen wrestling team is officially over.

    For the first time in that timespan, the Cougars brought home a decisive 60-23 victory over the visiting Conifer wrestlers on Jan. 30, securing the Mountain Cup.

  • At season’s end, PCHS swim looks...

    Almost always on the short end of the numbers game, team results don’t mean much to the Platte Canyon girls swimming team.

    “I tell them swimming is an individual sport ultimately,’’ sixth-year coach Alicia Gumm said prior to last week’s Tri-Peaks League championships. “If you look at our results, we often have girls who place in the top five or 10. But in most meets, we only swim in five events.’’

  • Evergreen hoops completes season...

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.