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Today's Sports

  • Defense carries Evergreen to...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Watching Evergreen’s girls basketball team is like reading a John Grisham novel: the defense never rests.

    The Cougars completed a week of stifling three Class 4A Jeffco League opponents’ offenses with arguably their best defensive effort of the season. Evergreen forced 39 turnovers and held Littleton to 13 percent shooting to complete a perfect 3-0 week with a 39-16 home victory Jan. 30.

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    Postponed hoops, again

    For the second time, Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball game — D’Evelyn at Evergreen — was postponed. A power outage at Evergreen High School on Jan. 22 forced the game to be rescheduled to Feb. 1. Jeffco Schools cancelled all after-school activities Feb. 1 because of the snowstorm that ultimately cancelled schools and athletic events district wide on Feb. 2. The game will be rescheduled to a third date before the conclusion of the regular season.

  • Cougars drive past Demons

    GOLDEN — If Evergreen had any realistic hope of winning the Class 4A Jeffco League girls basketball title, it simply had to win Jan. 20 at Golden High School.

    The Cougars (12-2, 4-2 in league) stayed within striking distance of conference-leading Valor Christian with a come-from-behind 47-39 victory on the road against the Demons. Golden jumped out to a 12-2 lead, but the Cougars limited the Demons to a single point in the second quarter to take a lead before halftime that Evergreen never relinquished.

  • Rookie wrestler a diamond for...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    WHEAT RIDGE — Until last year, baseball had always been Tommy Murphy’s sport of choice.

    However, thanks to the urging of some of his buddies who are members of Evergreen’s wrestling team, Murphy can call himself a two-sport athlete.

    The junior had never set foot on a wrestling mat prior to the 2015-16 season. He admitted he had no desire for the sport until last year.

  • Evergreen runs out of time in...

    GOLDEN — Evergreen couldn’t dish out a big favor to the rest of the teams in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Jan. 20 at Golden High School.

    The Cougars (9-4, 3-2 in league) had the opportunity to reel the conference-leading Demons (10-3, 6-0) back to the pack a little. However, Evergreen’s flurry of five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough as Golden hung on to take a 59-55 victory.

  • Evergreen protects its home court

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Cougars basketball coach Scott Haebe seemed indifferent on Jan. 13 to all the hoopla that comes with any Evergreen-Conifer matchup.

    “I don’t get as caught up with the Conifer rivalry,” said Haebe, who’s participated in many games between the two in his 24 years as the helm of the boys basketball team.

  • Evergreen girls topple Conifer

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has had the difficult task of forgetting its recent abrupt loss to Green Mountain.

    But, then, they were playing Conifer, with such a strong rivalry that no one takes anything for granted.

    “We focused on moving on, focused on the now,” Evergreen senior Samantha Kisiel about any lasting effects following a buzzer-beating first loss of the season Jan. 8 to Green Mountain.

  • Buzzer-beater hands Evergreen...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having pretty much owned opponents during a nine-game winning streak — save a one-point victory over Mullen back on Dec. 5 — Evergreen’s girls basketball team found itself in an unfamiliar position Jan. 8.

  • One last dive for Mills and Lewis

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For a diver, water can be fickle — smooth and inviting one moment and then solidly repellant like a block of concrete the next.

    A good diver knows when and how to take off to achieve proper elevation, as well as execute graceful twists and flips in the air before slipping seamlessly into the water with little splash. However, to achieve perfection is difficult. Just ask Evergreen senior dive captain Bailey Mills.

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    Evergreen boys off to 2-0 start