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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen rower chasing the...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    On the cusp of turning 22 last summer, Kendall Chase reached a crossroads in her young life: medical school or rowing.
    Chase, who grew up in Evergreen, where her family still lives, graduated in 2016 from the University of California. She was a two-time All-American rower for the Golden Bears while earning five gold medals in the World Rowing U-23 championships.

  • EHS graduate Athenour enjoys one...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Kate Athenour felt a little bit like an outsider taking the field for the North team in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Games on July 11 at Lakewood Memorial Stadium.

  • Kansas product turns heads at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    All Austin Bogina wants is a professional team to run for.
    Recognition hasn’t come easily for the Kansas native and a December 2016 graduate of Pittsburg (Kan.) State, whose best finish in the NCAA Division II cross country championships was 108th in 2015, his senior season.
    But Bogina is doing his best to gain attention during a summer stay in Colorado.

  • Freedom Run 5K gives Mount Evans...

    Bright and early on the Fourth of July, Americans from every walk, trot, gallop and dash of life put their feet to the street as Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice kicked off its 36th annual Freedom Run 5K.

  • Dakota Ridge, Denver West mirror...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — If baseball doppelgangers exist, look no further than the Dakota Ridge Eagles and Denver West Cougars.
    Rivals in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12-under Majors classification, both teams pride themselves being community-oriented programs – the Eagles represent the Dakota Ridge High School district; the Cougars are predominantly comprised of players from Evergreen and Conifer – whose coaches stress the fundamentals of the sport.

  • A close shave it wasn’t

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    GEORGETOWN — Although it didn’t look like much, Ryan Herzog couldn’t wait to say farewell to his beard after winning his second Slacker Half Marathon on Saturday.

    A resident of Superior, the 37-year-old Herzog had sported varying degrees of facial growth for more than three years, a stretch when he went winless in road races.

  • Jefferson County introduces 2017...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Evergreen Rodeo continues legacy

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Evergreen Rodeo president Dave Marshall stood near the press box on Sunday afternoon with a big smile on his face. Marshall’s daughter had just been named queen for the 2018 Evergreen Rodeo, but another reason to smile was the huge crowd turnout both days.

  • Hibler born to dominate

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    As Zach Hibler mounted his horse for the bareback competition on Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Rodeo, he had one thing on his mind: dominate.

    “The lord made us to dominate,” explained Hibler. “That’s the one thing I think about before that gate swings open. All we can do is just do our best and give all the glory to him.”

  • From Australia to Colorado:...

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Jamie Howlett sat by himself under the press box Sunday afternoon, removing his gear following a third attempt in the bareback competition. Sweat was still dripping down his face, his hand wrapped tight after his horse fell on him in his first attempt. With all of the distractions around, Howlett had one thing on his mind.