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Today's Sports

  • Their true passion

    Seventeen-year-old Ianna Debrunner and her 14-year-old sister, Elsa, swim for the Conifer Lobos’ girls swim team. But it’s no secret that competitive swimming isn’t their first love — it’s actually underwater hockey. 

    When Ianna and Elsa, both petite and unassuming with their blond curls and big blue eyes, tell people that underwater hockey in their favorite sport they get laughs or people insisting it’s a joke.

  • Huskies’ tempo too much for...

    BAILEY — Otis Schmidt kept his eye on the ball, anticipating the steal at any moment. And when it came, just like it did for the rest of his Platte Canyon teammates, it was off to the races for the Huskies on Jan. 6.

  • Inside presence adds up to ...

    BAILEY — Coming off a three-week break can be difficult. Platte Canyon, however, was no worse for wear after leading from start to finish in a 42-25 victory over visiting Bruce Randolph on Jan. 6.

    Senior Victoria Moon came off the bench to score a game-high 13 points, and the Lady Huskies got back to .500 thanks to an offense that penetrated Bruce Randolph’s defense in the low post all game long.

  • The Year in Review

    From a Mountain Bowl victory seven years in the making to a run to the 4A state championship game to a first state tennis title in school history, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon high schools had their fair share of sports moments in 2016. The following are 10 stories that highlighted the Canyon Courier sports scene during 2016. 

  • Cougars run over Lobos

    CONIFER — Run, run and run some more.

    If the Dec. 21 non-conference encounter between rivals Evergreen and Conifer had been a track meet, the Cougars would’ve been sprinters in a four-quarter distance race. There was no second speed. It was just go, go, go full-speed ahead, and it worked to perfection.

  • Top-ranked Evergreen rolls over ...

    CONIFER — Claudia Dillon and all of the Evergreen Lady Cougars, for that matter, recognized the chip on their shoulders. After all, just days before, Evergreen, last year’s state runner-up, moved up to No. 1 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls basketball poll. So having a letdown, especially against rival Conifer just days before Christmas was not something the Lady Cougars wanted. But the recognition was something welcomed.

  • All-conference football teams

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  • Lady Lobos pick up their first...

    ARVADA — There were plenty of reasons to be pessimistic. Showing up to the game late. Opening up in a 2-0 hole after a technical was called for wearing the wrong-colored jerseys. Falling behind 8-2 early on. 

    It was far from the kind of start the Conifer Lady Lobos would’ve preferred.

    But head coach Cara Walderman wasn’t too concerned with any of that. If anything, she was taking the blame for it.

  • Evergreen dominant at Jeffco ...

    LITTLETON — Though the 200 individual medley is one of Tyler McMonigle’s favorite races, it’s also a difficult one to transition out of each stroke. That’s because the Evergreen High junior has to cope with scoliosis, a condition she’s had since birth.

    The first 50 yards of the individual medley — the butterfly — can be difficult, she said.

  • Dinegar, Jaguars pull away from...

    DENVER — Just 3 minutes into the game and Charles Dinegar was already having himself a game. The D’Evelyn junior had scored the team’s first nine points and was creating a defensive mismatch for the Conifer Lobos on Dec. 16. That’s when Conifer employed a 1-3-1 zone intended to slow Dinegar down.