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Today's Sports

  • Homecoming loss needs to be...

    LAKEWOOD — The best advice I heard in the aftermath of Evergreen’s epic loss to D’Evelyn was that the Cougars should just forget about it, wipe it away and move on.

    Jaguars 60, Cougars 28.

    Do they make rugs big enough to sweep that under?

    Any given Friday, right?

  • Haebe best in show again

    LITTLETON — It’s rare to see a close finish at a cross-country meet. But at the Dave Sanders Memorial Invitational on Sept. 26, the finish was as close as it gets for the Division II boys.

    Ryan Haebe of Evergreen had to sprint to the finish to hold off Roblet Muhudin of Overland as spectators cheered the last hundred meters. Haebe, who won the Conifer Invitational the Cougar 5k Stride as well this past week, finished with a time 15 minutes, 50 seconds, just three seconds ahead of Muhudin.

  • Cougars blanked

    LAKEWOOD — There are no secrets when Conifer plays Evergreen.

    The teams have to rock and roll in the trenches and perform in front of a packed house with a belly full of nerves.

    That made Conifer receiver Stephen Theiss the ultimate wrinkle Sept. 26.

    The leaping, diving hands of glue had five catches for 104 yards and a touchdown as the Lobos stoned the Cougars 21-0 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Hot start has harriers excited...

    Evergreen’s cross-country teams have been logging some impressive times in recent weeks, especially the brother-sister combination of Ryan and Bryn Haebe.

    At the Liberty Bell Invitational, Ryan ran the fastest 5k time at Evergreen since 1987, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 52 seconds. His time was good for fourth overall.

  • Pair of golfers qualify for state

    LAKEWOOD — When it became clear the Evergreen boys golf team was not going to claim a vital top-two team finish at the Class 4A Metro regional tournament Sept. 22, the Cougars went into survival mode.

    Top player Ryan Hooks got off to a surprisingly unlucky start at his homelinks at Foothills Golf Course and was as many as seven shots over par. Although he was probably not in danger of missing the cut, stranger things have happened.

  • Goals still high for gymnasts

    Caitlin Sanchez figures she’s done hundreds of vaults in her gymnastics career.

    So, when the Evergreen senior landed awkwardly at a recent meet at Bear Creek High School, she knew something was wrong.

    Sanchez not only dislocated the knee, but tore the anterior and medial-collateral ligaments in her left leg and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Unfortunately for Sanchez, sitting on the sidelines is not unfamiliar territory. Last year, she broke her ankle.

  • Evergreen spiked by rival Conifer

    CONIFER — Those that thought the Conifer volleyball team was going to disappear for a while in the wake of Emily Greenhalgh’s graduation got an update Sept. 17.

    “We lost a big player last year, we all know it, and I don’t think our crowd was expecting us to be this great and we knew that we could be and we proved it out here,” said Conifer junior setter Cara Walderman after the Lobos defeated the Evergreen Cougars 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 26-24.

  • Softball team surging

    The Cougars opened the Jefferson County League portion of their softball schedule with a bang, sweeping three games last week.

    Evergreen edged Golden 8-6 on Sept. 9, and followed up by trouncing Alameda 12-2 Sept. 11 and Jefferson 19-1 two days later. The Cougars are now at 6-5 overall and tied with Wheat Ridge for the league lead at 3-0.

  • Tennis team edges rival

    When he first picked up a raquet, Stephen Hardy didn’t envision himself as the next Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.

    While he enjoyed the game of tennis, it wasn’t something he initially took seriously until a couple of years ago. It was when he began taking private lessons under Adrian Games that Hardy started to see his game, and potential, flourish.

  • Evergreen falls to 0-3

    LAKEWOOD — Playing football with a hole in your foot is never recommended.

    Yet that’s what the Cougars seem to be doing early in the season by giving up big plays and taking big penalties to shoot themselves in the foot.

    “I think we got to get some leaders step up,” senior captain Drake Brown said Sept. 11 after the Cougars were defeated 26-10 by the Centaurus Warriors (3-0) at Trailblazer Stadium.