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Today's Sports

  • EHS pulls through, qualifies for...

    LITTLETON — Mike Kuzava wasn’t going to name names, but years ago an opposing Jeffco boys golf coach commented to him that Evergreen kids tend to fold under pressure. That has always stuck in his craw. This year’s, Evergreen’s boys golf team would refute that statement.

  • Cougars use pass, defense vs....

    Green Mountain never really stopped Evergreen’s bread-and-butter running game, said head coach Rob Molholm, but it was his team’s miscues that led the Cougars to a more passing attack early in its homecoming game Sept. 19 at Evergreen High School. Whatever the case, it worked.

    Dylan Reifeis was 11-of-21 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cougars defense, as dominant as it has been all year, shut down 4A Green Mountain for a 23-3 victory.

  • Slow start doesn’t derail...

    CONIFER — The intent of the Evergreen boys soccer team was evident: score as many goals as early as possible. After all, in the Cougars’ first four victories this season, one was in double overtime, another after scoring two late second-half tallies and two more by a goal each.

  • Cougars honor seniors, rip Lobos

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    It was an emotional win for Evergreen’s softball team Sept. 20 against Conifer, as the team’s seniors were honored only months away from graduating.

    The field was dressed in blue and gold streamers with “2015” proudly displayed on the fence in painted styrofoam cups. To the right were posters with the graduates’ pictures and profiles. To the right of the dugout were the graduating jersey numbers: 23, 42, 22, and 18.

  • Packs lead Cougars at Liberty...

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

    LITTLETON — Evergreen’s cross country team isn’t likely to see too many individual victories, but that’s not the motive anyway. The Cougars are all about what they can do as a team.

    That’s been proven over the years, especially in 2013 when the boys and girls each won 4A Jeffco League and regional titles. Well, 2014, is looking like much the same with a state championship very much in sight.

  • Frosh middle Hicken sparks...

    LITTLETON — Taylor Hicken may only be a freshman but already she’s proving to be a spark plug for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles’ volleyball team.

  • Hines preaches patience as EHS...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen’s best gymnast and lone junior is trying to regain her form after an offseason layoff from the sport and an illness that has forced her to miss meets this year. Its promising freshman is battling a sore ankle while adjusting to the high school version of the sport. Its lone senior also has battled illness. The remainder of the squad is sophomores and freshmen. Its assistant coach is new.

    No wonder second-year coach Chancey Hines is asking for patience.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars win 7th straight, take Mile High Invitational
    DENVER — Lauren Hawes went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and Emily Lauder, making her first start in right field, threw a Thomas Jefferson runner out at the plate as Evergreen won the Mile High Invitational on Sept. 13 with a 6-5 victory.

    The Lady Cougars broke a 5-all tie in the top of the seventh.

    Freshman Ashley Johnson picked up the victory, striking out five and walking three. Jessica Bellatti scored two runs.

  • Cougars find the right touch in...

    First-year Evergreen boys soccer coach Ross Fowler, like his predecessor Peter Jeans, preaches that his team should have greater possession of the ball than the opposition. He finds that the teams who are able to do that consistently score a lot more goals later in the game.

  • Murphy, Wall spark Evergreen...

    PARKER — The Evergreen Lady Cougars volleyball team played a shoelace game against the Lutheran Lady Lions, winning 25-13, 25-15, 24-26, 25-21 at Lutheran High School on Sept. 4.

    For the first two games, every ball the Lady Cougars lobbed over the net seemed to sink right at the Lions’ feet, forcing Lutheran to dig time and again. But then the Lady Cougars lost their momentum in the third game.