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Today's Sports

  • Cougars return home, get back on...

    Nothing will do a struggling team good like coming home. Just ask the Evergreen Cougars.

    Back-to-back shutout losses on the road — at Lewis-Palmer and Harrison by a combined score of 70-0 — dropped the three-time defending conference champions out of the CHSAANow.com 3A poll. But homecoming week in front of a lively crowd and with a defense unwilling to wilt, the Cougars took advantage of their home-field advantage with a 10-0 blanking of Eagle Valley on Sept. 23.

  • EHS serves up a victory

    Claudia Dillon, in all likelihood, isn’t going to be known for her service game. It’s not because the middle hitter can’t do it, but it’s not the Evergreen High School sophomore’s specialty, either.

  • Approach propels Swenson to...

    LITTLETON ­— For Brandon Swenson, it was a mental adjustment. The Evergreen High School senior usually takes the start of every cross country race at a break-neck pace. 

    That’s typically not something conducive to winning. So he tried a more conservative approach at the Dave Sanders Invitational.

  • Cougars roll behind second-half...

    CONIFER — Emphasizing possession and pressing forward has always been a staple of Evergreen boys’ soccer. It goes a long way toward victory.

  • Lahr, Cougars have their way...

    Ryan Lahr was picking his spots. If Evergreen’s No. 1 singles player wanted a hard-hitting forehand down the line, he did so. If he wanted to smash a cross-court shot into the back corner, it was there. If he wanted a service ace, there was those as well. 

    It didn’t hurt that his opponent — Wheat Ridge’s Matt Sewell — double-faulted a time or two or was hampered by unforced errors.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Evergreen sending trio to 4A state tournament
    FRUITA — A season that seemingly couldn’t go wrong hit a snafu Sept. 19 at the 4A Region 4 boys golf tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Course.

  • Cougars finish second to one

    LITTLETON — On the one hand, Brandon Swenson and Weston Donati-Leach could look at their performances at the 39th annual Liberty Bell and be quite content with it. But then there’s the other hand.

  • Tenney, Cougars win at Indian...

    LAFAYETTE — Mike Kuzava, Evergreen’s boys’ golf coach, could use his fair share of superlatives to describe Bridger Tenney: He’s gifted, be it in academics or athletics. He’s top-notch. 

    On Sept. 7, Tenney was also something else: the best player in the field at Indian Peaks Golf Course.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen suffers rare shutout on road at L-P
    MONUMENT — Four years. That’s how long it’s been since the Evergreen Cougars’ football team had been shutout. That all changed Sept. 9 at Lewis-Palmer High School as the Rangers blanked EHS 42-0.

  • Cougars begin title defense

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    The defending Class 4A boys’ soccer state champions began the 2016 season right where they left off.

    Evergreen, ranked No. 1 in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll, opened the season Sept. 1 with a dominating 6-0 victory over Palmer at Evergreen High School. Five Cougars found the back of the net in the first 45 minutes.