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Today's Sports

  • PCHS football takes down Demons...

    BAILEY — Up until last week, the Platte Canyon High School football team enjoyed two very easy wins in which it never once trailed against Sheridan (41-12) and Wiggins (26-6). On Friday, however, that changed when Buena Vista High School came to town to give the Huskies a run for their money.

    The Huskies, despite adversity from start to finish, still snuck away with a narrow victory, 22-20, behind the charge of senior running back Trevor Sander.

  • Conifer football falls to...

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Larry Fitzmaurice must really relish a challenge. Otherwise, how can you explain why the only head football coach since Conifer High School opened in 1996 returned to guide one of his youngest teams rather than ride into the sunset following one of his most successful seasons?

    Now 63 and a part-time teacher, Fitzmaurice admits he considered retiring from coaching after his 2016 senior-laden squad went 9-2, won the 3A Metro West League championship and snapped a six-year drought against rival Evergreen.

  • Learning curve is steep for...

    By Michael Hicks

    BAILEY — The learning curve is a steep one for the Platte Canyon Huskies. With 10 underclassmen and seven first-year players on this year’s roster, softball coach Bob Ikola has his work cut out for him.

    “To develop a player in a period of five weeks that takes a lot of doing. They’ve got to learn on the fly,” Ikola said.

    And that learning on the fly doesn’t happen overnight.

  • EHS takes thrilling home opener...

    By Seth Kahn

    It was standing-room-only at Evergreen High School as a packed house cheered on its varsity football team in its home opener against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers on Friday night. Coming off a 22-19 road victory over Northridge High School six days earlier, the Cougars were looking to carry the momentum and avenge a 42-0 loss handed to them by the Rangers almost exactly a year ago.

    The Cougars redeemed themselves from last year with a thrilling 16-15 victory after a battle with the Rangers that went down to the wire.

  • EHS, PCHS girls steal the show...

    LITTLETON — In a meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K cross country competition at Heritage High School on Friday.

    The Evergreen High School girls placed third out of 14 teams in Division III with a score of 105, whereas the boys struggled a bit, finishing 10th out of 18 with a 231 score.

  • Conifer softball eyes perhaps...

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Carrie Oletski tasted near-instant success when her second Conifer softball team reached the state tournament in 2009, but a long drought ensued and the Lobos didn’t come close until a one-run 4A regional loss last season.

    Now it’s state-or-bust.

    Now, the 10th-year head coach said she likes the Lobos’ chances of returning in 2017 — and beyond.

  • Conifer tennis downs Standley...

     

    WESTMINSTER — After a slow start to its season, the Conifer High School boys tennis team has picked up steam in its last two matches, including a 7-0 sweep at Standley Lake High School on Monday afternoon.

  • PCHS finishes fourth in Husky...

     

    BAILEY — Following a short lightning delay to start off the evening, Platte Canyon High School’s Husky Invitational on Thursday was another big success as schools from all over the front range and local mountain towns came out to compete on the scenic cross country course that runs alone Rosalie Road.

    Of the various teams that attended, Platte Canyon finished fourth overall with 88 points behind DSST Stapleton, Clear Creek and Pinnacle.

  • Lobos soccer drops Summit game...

     

    Throughout the soccer match at Conifer High School on Thursday, the Lobos showed true grit against their Summit High School competition, but it wasn’t enough to get the job done as they fell to the Tigers, 2-1, in a sudden-death double overtime.

  • Conifer softball outswings...

     

    The bats were swinging hard on both sides in perhaps the biggest rivalry game of the young softball season as Evergreen High School and Conifer High School sparred in Conifer on Tuesday, Aug. 29, but Conifer emerged victorious, 20-9, after it invoked the mercy rule on Evergreen.

    With the rule, the game ended in the bottom of the sixth inning with only one out.