Today's Sports

  • Lobos end streak, win Mountain...

    CONIFER — Seven years. Seven long years. Now, it’s a big relief.

    Not since 2009 — the first Mountain Bowl — has Conifer been on the winning side. Year in and year out, it was Evergreen. Always Evergreen.

    Not this year. Not this time.

  • Conifer boys cross country team ...

    THORNTON — Maybe it wasn’t to be the year, just like in 2012 when the Conifer boys cross country team won a 4A Jeffco League championship. 

    But the Lobos didn’t get the message then and not now, either, because they’re going back to state. This time in 3A.

  • EHS boys, girls cross country...

    Brandon Swenson won the 4A Region 1 cross country championship in a time of 15 minutes, 47.64 seconds, and Evergreen’s boys and girls teams took second place on Oct. 20 in Grand Junction to qualify for the 4A state meet.

    Swenson’s time was a personal best. His teammate, Weston Donati-Leach, came in second in 15:57.70. According to head coach Rob Wright, it’s the first time in school history that a pair of Evergreen runners ran a sub-16-minute time in the same race. Freshman Colin Szuch was 16th in 16:51.61.

  • Huskies escape Diggers’ rally on...

    BAILEY — Otis Schmidt shared an embrace with his father, Mike, who also serves as Platte Canyon’s head football coach, after the game. Otis, the team’s senior quarterback, was thankful for the opportunity he had been given just moments earlier.

    Sure, Mike Schmidt calls the Huskies’ plays, but Otis Schmidt had to run it to perfection. He did just that.

  • Pieces starting to fall into...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The dynamics augured a slow start for Evergreen’s volleyball team: a first-year head coach, the loss of six key seniors from a 4A state tournament team and a 2016 roster top heavy with seniors and sophomores.

  • Kuzava, Cuntz capture state title

    It had already been two days, but the reality of the situation hadn’t really sunk in for Blake Kuzava that he and Jack Cuntz had won a 4A state doubles championship until he got to school on Monday morning. 

    When classmates started coming up and offering their congratulations — just the fact that they knew what the senior duo had accomplished on Oct. 15 in Pueblo — that’s when it hit home.

  • Young Lobos on the rise

    ARVADA — If anyone had told coach Carrie Oletski at the beginning of the season that her Conifer Lady Lobos would go 16-6, win a 4A/3A Colorado 7 and earn a regional tournament berth, would she have believed it?

    You bet.

    “I would’ve taken that in a heartbeat,” Oletski said. “I thought we would be good. I didn’t know how good we were until we played the first couple of games.”

  • Evergreen packs it in, wins 4A ...

    LITTLETON — Angie Harrington is, by her own admission, a superstitious person. So the Evergreen Lady Cougars girls cross country coach didn’t want to know the official final score until she saw it for herself. She wasn’t expecting what she saw.

    The Evergreen girls had won the 4A Jeffco League cross country title on Oct. 14 at Clement Park.

  • Romero, Ley approve of altitude...

    By Steve Smith
    For the Courier

    FORT LUPTON — Conifer’s Julia Romero and Jacob Ley particularly liked the results of the Colorado 7 League cross country race at Fort Lupton High School on Oct. 13.

    The Lobos took first in both the boys and girls divisions.

  • Turnovers prove to be costly...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen football fans hoping the 2016 opener would be a barometer for their team’s passing offense have been sadly disappointed. Instead of progressing, or even maintaining, from an 18-of-30, 238-yard, three-touchdown effort, the Cougars have regressed.