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Today's Sports

  • Playoff defeat completes collapse

    Jon Cohen couldn’t have been more proud of the Evergreen Cougars’ boys lacrosse team. For a team he thought was looking at a .500 season at best to step up and win 10 consecutive games in 2012 and 11 overall was overachieving at its best.
    And yet there was some mild suprise when the Cougars, who won 11 of their first 12 games, stumbled all the way to a No. 23 seed in this year’s 24-team postseason tournament. Three straight losses and a third-place finish in the Foothills Conference will do that.

  • Cougars’ Greagor, Greene earn...

    DENVER — Emilee Greagor and Emily Greene had little time to feel elation or pity for themselves. After all, it was prom night.
    But Evergreen’s No. 2 doubles team didn’t have to feel sorry for themselves anyway. Despite a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Katie Fischer and Kyla Sherap of Colorado Academy in the 4A Region 1 finals May 4, the Lady Cougars, because of their second-place finish, are headed to state.

  • Tie a different result for Lobos...

    CONIFER — Settling for a tie can be somewhat unfulfilling, but don’t tell that to the Conifer Lady Lobos.
    Leading scorer Emily Walderman punched home a penalty-kick goal — her 18th score of the season — in the 47th minute as Conifer scored a 1-1 tie with rival Evergreen in the second annual Mountain Cup on May 2 at Lobo Field.
    For a team that made the postseason for the first time in four years in 2011, this was Conifer’s playoff game in 2012.

  • Track & field leaders

    Following is a list of current qualifiers, as listed by MaxPreps, for the state track and field championships, scheduled for May 17-19 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Only the top 18 qualifiers by the deadline of May 12 will qualify for state in their respective classification and category.

    4A BOYS
    400 meters: Michael Fera, Conifer, 6th, 0:49.97
    800 meters: Jackson Sayler, Evergreen, 4th, 1:57.84
    1,600 meters: Sayler, Evergreen, 8th, 4:28.87
    3,200 meters: Sayler, Evergreen, 6th, 9:51.45

  • Final tuneup before regionals...

    GOLDEN — On one hand, it could be looked at as underachieving. But when the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ girls golf team sets goals prior to a tournament, like it did for the Ashley Forey Invitational on April 30 at Rolling Hills Country Club, it’s probably more ambitious than anything else.
    The course got the better of Evergreen on this day, but not before the Lady Cougars’ foursome got in one last-minute tuneup before regionals.

  • First-half deficit too much for...

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen girls’ soccer team was defeated by Green Mountain 3-1 on April 27 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Lady Cougars’ loss was especially hard to swallow given that, going into their matchup, Evergreen and Green Mountain were the only undefeated teams left in the 4A Jeffco League.
    The win locked up the conference title for Green Mountain, which improved to 12-0-1 overall, 8-0-1 in league play.

  • Rebels deny Cougars share of...

    LAKEWOOD — Winning a boys lacrosse conference championship is uncharted territory for Columbine. It had never happened before. And though the Rebels knew what was on the line when they played Evergreen on April 25 at Trailblazer Stadium, they also knew it wouldn’t come easy.
    And it didn’t. But Columbine stayed the course and a third-period flurry would be all it would need to make history.

  • Virginia rail makes its way back...

    Last week, Loie Evans phoned to tell me there was a Virginia rail at Evergreen Lake. They have been seen and heard at the lake before, but they are not as regularly seen as the sora.
    Rails are difficult to see for they live among the reeds and grasses in marshes and seldom come out in the open where you can have a good look at them. They are not particularly shy or afraid of people; they just like to stay in their marsh where they find the food they need.

  • First flowers of spring bring...

    It is wonderful to see spring greening the hills once more. I drove south to Colorado Springs and Pueblo with friends last week and was once more impressed by the changing landscape south of Colorado Springs.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Tenney leads charge with 90 as Evergreen placed third
    LITTLETON
    — Sophomore Madison Tenney shot a 90 to lead Evergreen to a third-place finish at the 4A Jeffco League girls golf match at the Meadows Golf Course on April 18.
    Tenney placed fifth in the 40-golfer field.
    Valor Christian took team honors after scoring the top three places en route to a 341 team score. Golden was second at 356, followed by Evergreen with a 401.