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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen girls topple Conifer

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has had the difficult task of forgetting its recent abrupt loss to Green Mountain.

    But, then, they were playing Conifer, with such a strong rivalry that no one takes anything for granted.

    “We focused on moving on, focused on the now,” Evergreen senior Samantha Kisiel about any lasting effects following a buzzer-beating first loss of the season Jan. 8 to Green Mountain.

  • Buzzer-beater hands Evergreen...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having pretty much owned opponents during a nine-game winning streak — save a one-point victory over Mullen back on Dec. 5 — Evergreen’s girls basketball team found itself in an unfamiliar position Jan. 8.

  • One last dive for Mills and Lewis

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For a diver, water can be fickle — smooth and inviting one moment and then solidly repellant like a block of concrete the next.

    A good diver knows when and how to take off to achieve proper elevation, as well as execute graceful twists and flips in the air before slipping seamlessly into the water with little splash. However, to achieve perfection is difficult. Just ask Evergreen senior dive captain Bailey Mills.

  • Quick Hits

    Evergreen boys off to 2-0 start

  • Spinal scoliosis doesn’t slow...

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Water is a great source of magnification.

    Maggie Hellard, a co-captain on Evergreen’s girls swimming and diving team this season, has gone through a lot under the microscope of water while being a key cog for the two-time defending Class 4A state champions.

    Hellard, an Evergreen resident who is homeschooled, was diagnosed with spinal scoliosis — a condition characterized by an abnormal curve in the spine.

  • Cougars win family affair

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball coach Amy (Mohr) Bahl has the sport in her blood. And in the family she married into.

    She was a standout player at Fort Lewis College from 2001-05. She left as the school’s career leader in points, rebounds, field goals, free throws and steals.

  • Top sports stories of 2015

    EVERGREEN — It will likely go down in history as the most successful year athletically for Evergreen High School.

    The Cougars put on a show in 2015, winning two team state titles. Boys soccer claimed Evergreen’s first boys team championship since 1989. Then, of course, there was the Cougars’ girls swim and dive team that repeated as Class 4A state champs.

  • Swimming into historic territory

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Evergreen High School might appear as an unassuming mountain school better suited to churn out skiers than swimmers.

    However, the Cougars entered the 2015-16 girls swim season as two-time defending Class 4A state champions. To fully appreciate just how good Evergreen has been in the water, one must look back at the team’s history.

  • Kisiel reaches 1,000th career...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Since her freshman year at Evergreen, Samantha Kisiel set her sights on two primary basketball accomplishments: help the Cougars win a state championship and reach 1,000 points in scoring.

    Put a check by the latter.

    The senior center attained the individual milestone in the first quarter of Evergreen’s 57-31 victory over Silver Creek on Dec. 16.

  • Cougars rally to edge Denver West

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen senior Brady Bokelman knows when to give up an uncontested layup.

    Denver West sophomore Nahum Berhe drove past Bokelman to put in the final shot at the buzzer. The problem Berhe and the Cowboys had was the Cougars had a three-point lead. All the layup did was give Evergreen a 54-53 victory Dec. 10 in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.