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  • Cougars’ depth pays off with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — For the second straight year, Christina Crane was Evergreen’s lone individual swim champion in the 4A Jeffco League swimming and diving championships. But unlike 2016, the Lady Cougars were stronger from top to bottom than their league and state rival Valor Christian.

  • Evergreen posts runner-up finish...

    Connor Williams only had to win one match Feb. 2 at Evergreen High School to capture the 4A Jeffco League championship, and the 106-pound senior was pretty confident going into the finals that he could do that. 

    But he also knew that no matter what he couldn’t get overconfident in  his match against Wheat Ridge’s Joell Ortivez.

  • Peterson shoulders the pain, ...

    SHERIDAN — Connor Peterson was in position to switch the advantage when his left shoulder popped out. For a brief moment, it looked as if the Platte Canyon senior’s chances of winning the 3A/2A Frontier League wrestling championship on Feb. 4 at Sheridan High School had gone by the wayside.

  • Cougars are riding high

    Sometimes emotions can be a motivator for a team. 

    For Rhys Pennington-Sayler and the Evergreen Cougars, the raw passion the senior guard displayed after his rebound putback midway through the third quarter was the motivator the Cougars needed against visiting D’Evelyn on Jan. 27.

  • Lady Cougars complete sweep of...

    DENVER — Sun Tzu famously said,  “If you know the enemy and yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” The Evergreen Lady Cougars showed no signs of fear at they defeated host D’Evelyn 49-39 on Jan. 27.

    This was the second time the second-ranked Lady Cougars have defeated the Lady Jaguars this season. The last time the played one another Evergreen won 56-43 at home.

  • Debrunner sisters carry Lady ...

    Ianna Debrunner feels as if she’s swimming pretty well this late in the season, but she says she’s still not at her best. The Conifer High senior hopes she can get there.

    Well, she was pretty good Jan. 27 in the 200-yard individual medley at Wulf Rec Center. Debrunner swam a time of 2 minutes, 31.71 seconds, clipping Golden’s Emma MacCallum at the finish line as part of a triangular meet, which also included Standley Lake.

  • Lady Lobos struggle to match TJ’...

    DENVER — It’s hard playing on the road. Not many teams can play well out of their element, especially when their opponent is known for being fiercely aggressive. Such was the case for the Conifer Lady Lobos, who lost 57-27 at Thomas Jefferson on Jan. 30.

  • Flinging the ball around

    Seven, eight, maybe nine balls line the center line. Players, as many as eight to 10 on a side, race up from the baseline, picking up or swatting as many balls back toward their side of the court. 

    Once back, then it’s on. The dodgeballs fly. Lots of them. Not necessarily all at the same time, but enough to pick off the opposition one at a time.

  • Cougars’ balance, zone add up to...

    The challenge in front of them, namely 6-foot-6 Adam Thistlewood and 6-5 Kayden Sund, stood tall, but the Evergreen Cougars weren’t intimidated. If anything, they embraced the daunting task and tackled it head on Jan. 20 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at EHS.

  • Golden hands EHS first loss of...

    One could name any number of reasons for second-ranked Evergreen’s first loss of the season, a 43-41 setback to No. 5 Golden on Jan. 20 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at EHS. There was the early foul trouble for sophomore standout Claudia Dillon. There could be the lack of outside shooting. There could be a second-quarter scoring drought that benefitted the Lady Demons’ early success.