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Today's Sports

  • Male athlete of the year: Marcus...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    The opportunities and desire were there for Evergreen standout Marcus Cassin to play college football at the NCAA Division II or III level following his graduation last month. But his body was sending mixed messages.
    So, after enduring the wear-and-tear of the year-round requirements of playing three high school sports for four years, the Canyon Courier’s Male Athlete of the Year turned down offers to play football for Redlands and Chapman, a pair of private California schools that competed in Division III.

  • Female athlete of the year:...

    Lindsay Morrow doesn’t give much thought to her individual accomplishments.
    The Evergreen High School senior said that the girls swimming team focused more on the team success, such as winning back-to-back 4A team championships the past two seasons. But there’s no question that Morrow’s personal accolades played a significant role in the Lady Cougars’ conquest.

  • Coach of the year: Rob Molholm,...

    Rob Molholm can look fondly back on the 2014 football season and cherish numerous memories. From the one-sided Mountain Bowl victory over rival Conifer — the first in Molholm’s six seasons as Evergreen’s football coach — to the season-opening thumping of what turned out to be a decent Lewis-Palmer team, to a nail-biting win over Classical Academy and a league championship victory over D’Evelyn, he has plenty of memories to reflect on.

  • Building the EHS mystique

    At times, it would’ve been difficult to notice that the Evergreen Cougars’ summer tournament team hadn’t practiced once prior to the start of the Colorado Dugout Club Classic tournament. Then, at other times, it was as clear as day.

  • Girls at Cougar Camp learn from...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier
    Evergreen High School’s girls basketball camp has been running for nearly two decades, but this year the elementary and middle school campers are getting some extra coaching from a pro.
    Cougars junior varsity coach Cheryl Newhall is leading this year’s Cougar Camp. Earlier in the year, Newhall contacted pro basketball player and 2008 Evergreen graduate Tricia Oaks to help coach the girls.

  • Spring sports all-conference...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2015 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    4A JEFFCO, FIRST TEAM

    No. 1 singles: Rachel Nguyen, Standley Lake; Hailey Janson, Conifer; No. 2 singles: Darby Warburton, Valor Christian; Anna Sonju, Littleton; No. 3 singles: Lucie Hosse, Valor Christian; No. 1 doubles: Anne Hertel/Tiffany Parobek, Valor Christian; No. 2 doubles: Mikayla McDuft/Meghan McDuft, Valor Chr.; No. 3 doubles: Jacqueline Pettet/Alaina Dawson, Valor Christian; No. 4 doubles: Mary Yeros/Ashley Nock, Valor Chr.

  • By the Numbers: Evergreen sports...

    15
    The number of years between playoff wins for the Evergreen Cougars’ football team. EHS hadn’t won in the postseason since 1999, but the Cougars erased that drought with a 24-7 win over Glenwood Springs in the 3A state playoff opener in November. Evergreen went 11-1 in the 2014 season, winning another 3A Metro North title in the process.

  • Cougars’ historic season silenced

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

     DENVER — The nine seniors on Evergreen’ baseball team received a double-dose of finality on May 21. That afternoon, they received their diplomas. A few hours later, Lewis-Palmer ended their final season of prep sports competition.

  • Lauder saves her best for last,...

    LAKEWOOD — Anne Lauder had never been so nervous for a jump as she was May 16 at Jefferson County Stadium. The Evergreen High senior not only entered this year’s 4A state track and field championships as the favorite to win the triple jump, but she had also scratched three times — twice in the preliminary rounds before her final attempt.

  • Sprint medley relay team,...

    LAKEWOOD — Kristina Schrieber said that there was definitely more pressure on her and her Evergreen High School 800-meter sprint medley relay teammates during the May 14 preliminaries than there was the next day for the finals. That’s because they sat right on the cut line entering the 4A state track & field championships of being a potential finalist or not.