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Today's Sports

  • By the Numbers: Evergreen sports...

    15
    The number of years between playoff wins for the Evergreen Cougars’ football team. EHS hadn’t won in the postseason since 1999, but the Cougars erased that drought with a 24-7 win over Glenwood Springs in the 3A state playoff opener in November. Evergreen went 11-1 in the 2014 season, winning another 3A Metro North title in the process.

  • Cougars’ historic season silenced

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

     DENVER — The nine seniors on Evergreen’ baseball team received a double-dose of finality on May 21. That afternoon, they received their diplomas. A few hours later, Lewis-Palmer ended their final season of prep sports competition.

  • Lauder saves her best for last,...

    LAKEWOOD — Anne Lauder had never been so nervous for a jump as she was May 16 at Jefferson County Stadium. The Evergreen High senior not only entered this year’s 4A state track and field championships as the favorite to win the triple jump, but she had also scratched three times — twice in the preliminary rounds before her final attempt.

  • Sprint medley relay team,...

    LAKEWOOD — Kristina Schrieber said that there was definitely more pressure on her and her Evergreen High School 800-meter sprint medley relay teammates during the May 14 preliminaries than there was the next day for the finals. That’s because they sat right on the cut line entering the 4A state track & field championships of being a potential finalist or not.

  • Lady Cougars heartbroken after...

    Lauryn Jeans dropped crestfallen to the turf mere feet away from where members of Lewis-Palmer’s girls soccer team embraced in celebration. One by one, Jeans’ Evergreen teammates did the same as the tears began to flow.

    A season in which the top-seeded Lady Cougars have played liked the state’s best ended unceremoniously May 14 with a 1-0 loss in the 4A girls soccer state quarterfinals at Evergreen High School. Brianna Alger’s 23rd goal of the season in the game’s 23rd minute held up for eighth-seeded Lewis-Palmer.

  • Grise’s RBI double lifts...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SWIMMING 
    Carder places seventh in the 500 freestyle at state
    THORNTON — Evergreen High senior Zack Carder took seventh place in the 500-yard freestyle and 12th in the 200 freestyle at the 4A boys swimming state championships at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center on May 16.

    Carder saw a time of 4 minutes, 57.36 seconds in the 500 freestyle, while he finished the 200 freestyle in 1:48.62.

    He scored all 17 of his team’s points as Evergreen placed 23rd.

  • Evergreen back in state...

    Kylee Petrik couldn’t put a finger on how her shot found the back of the net early in Evergreen’s 3-0 win over Pueblo Centennial on May 9, but all she knows is that it did. That’s all that mattered.

    It was the first of three goals for the top-seeded Lady Cougars, who got second-half tallies from Sophia Weiner and Brianna Curtis, as Evergreen looked the part of the team to beat in the second round of the 4A state girls soccer tournament.

  • Cougars adjust to coaching change

    ARVADA — Midseason changes are never easy, especially when a team loses its head coach. Such was the case for the Evergreen Cougars’ boys swimming team in 2015. 

    Marc Rios was EHS’ first-year head coach when the season began, but he left midseason for a club coaching position with the Greenwood Tiger Sharks.

    Christian Bachrodt took over, and the adjustment in coaching styles was substantial. While Rios’ focus was more on individuals, Bachrodt focuses more on the team being one, Cooper O’Hearn said.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Cougars thwart host Durango to win district title
    DURANGO — Dane Kapande had a two-run double and Evergreen blew open the game with a three-run sixth inning as the ninth-seeded Cougars upended No. 8 and host Durango 8-3 on May 10 to win the weather-delayed 4A District 2 tournament.

    Play was delayed a day due to inclement weather.

    Alec Moens’ RBI single in the first inning scored Ryker Eagen and the Cougars continued to add to their led from there.