Today's Sports

  • Evergreen hoops building on good...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Replacing graduated players is an accepted annual rite for high school coaches.

    However, with 20-plus years at the helm of Evergreen’s boys basketball program, Scott Haebe is hard-pressed to recall a bigger hit to his squad between seasons.

    “It’s been a while since we’ve had so few returning players,” Haebe said of the 2015-16 edition of the Cougars.

  • Evergreen football has set the...

    JOHNSTOWN — It wasn’t the start the visiting Evergreen Cougars wanted or expected facing Roosevelt on a sunny, but freezing Peterson Field on Nov. 21.

  • Overcoming obstacles

    Shannon Kittelsen was trying not to make mountains out of molehills.

    However, the Evergreen High School sophomore’s mind just wouldn’t stop racing. She tried to tell herself she had a race to prepare for, and she needed to focus her attention on the technicalities of the trail she was attempting to navigate on her mountain bike. The voices of self-doubt in her head grew louder, and the aches in her body joined in the chorus.

  • Evergreen stakes claim to soccer...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier 

    COMMERCE CITY — Members of Evergreen’s 2015 boys soccer team have no direct recollection of the last time the program won a state championship for an obvious reason: They weren’t even a gleam in their parents’ eyes in 1989.

  • Remarkable run ends

    DENVER — Evergreen wasn’t just satisfied to make the state volleyball tournament for the first time in two decades.

    The No. 9-seeded Cougars scored back-to-back early-morning victories Nov. 13 and 14 at the Denver Coliseum over higher seeded Holy Family and Montrose to advance into the Class 4A state semifinals Nov. 14.

  • Cougars nearly perfect in...

    LAKEWOOD — For the second consecutive season Evergreen is headed to the Class 3A football state quarterfinals.

    “I want the kids to enjoy this. Playoff wins are very hard to get,” Evergreen coach Rob Molholm said after the Cougars rolled to a 40-8 victory Nov. 14 against Holy Family at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. “I thought we played the way you have to play to win playoff games. We played ball control and field position.”

  • Evergreen soccer advances to...

    AURORA — Evergreen’s boys soccer program is one win away from its first state championship since 1989.

    The Cougars upset top-seeded Cheyenne Mountain 4-3 in a thrilling Class 4A semifinal Nov. 11 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Evergreen freshman Ryan Gutberlet scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 78th minute, to propel the No. 4 Cougars to their first trip to the title game since 2011.

  • One step away from title shot

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — With most of the pieces back from Evergreen’s 2014 boys soccer team, this year’s run to the Class 4A semifinals was not unanticipated.

    The return of Brock Anderson solidified it.

  • Cougars maul Jaguars to claim...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • Back to state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Facing a 2-0 deficit in a match that would determine a berth in the state Class 4A volleyball tournament, Evergreen’s Liz Hudd followed standard coaching procedure by tinkering with her lineup.

    But during the break prior to the third set, Hudd took an unconventional tack: yoga.