Today's Sports

  • Coronado win tops Cougars’ state...

    Scott Haebe had every reason to be a glass half-full kind of guy. Even though Evergreen’s boys basketball season ended with a 52-41 Sweet 16 round loss to Golden on Feb. 25 in Colorado Springs, the Cougars just may have outdone themselves.


    Dylan Parham probably wouldn’t be playing rugby if not for his geography teacher. Then again, when your teacher also happens to be the head coach you can kind of understand why he’s playing.
    “He bugged me to come out and play,” the second-year player said.
    He would be Hugh Miller, one of two coaches for PAC (Platte and Conifer) Rugby, and Parham, an 18-year-old Platte Canyon senior, is one of 35-40 players from Platte Canyon, Conifer and Evergreen high school on this year’s team.
    And what a team it is.

  • Hint of spring can be found on...

    Friday, Feb. 17, was an amazing day. A friend called to say she wanted to go out on the plains to search for the snowy owl that many have seen just east of Barr Lake and asked if I would like to go with her. She didn’t want to go alone and was willing to put up with me, my oxygen, etc., so I went and had a great day.

  • Sports briefs

    Golden sends Evergreen into state tourney on a down note

    Brad Chacho scored a game-high 22 points as Golden upset Evergreen in the fifth-place consolation game of the 4A Jeffco League tournament 53-45 on Feb. 17.
    Nate Hill added 12 points for the visiting Demons (14-9).
    Andre Lane led Evergreen (14-8) with 13 points. Konnor Propst and Chase Kelley scored nine each.
    The loss was the Cougars’ second in three tournament games.

  • Evergreen stuns Valor, takes...

    LAKEWOOD — Any coach or athlete will tell you some wins are better than others. That’s exactly how Ali Meyers, head coach for the Evergreen girls’ basketball team, felt after the Lady Cougars beat Valor Christian 47-45 on Feb. 17 at D’Evelyn High School.
    The win secured Evergreen third place in this year’s 4A Jeffco League tournament.
    “This is the proudest win of my career,” said Meyers, who, at the end of the game, was awestruck by how much her team dedicated themselves to getting the win.

  • Injury-riddled season too...

    DENVER — Jake Kay could pass for a picture of the walking wounded.
    The Evergreen junior walked onto the mat at the 4A state wrestling tournament with his left elbow taped up after tweaking it in practice last week. This doesn’t even consider the fact that he was already nursing a nagging shoulder.
    “He’s working with it, living with it. It affects him I think,” Evergreen head coach Lane Williams said. “(He’s) trying to learn how to wrestle with it.”

  • Karnath proves his worth on...

    DENVER — It was probably of little consolation to Josh Karnath in the aftermath of his third-round loss in the consolation bracket to Fort Lupton’s Timmy Ornelas, but he proved to be exactly what he is.
    That is the one of the eight best wrestlers at 220 pounds in 4A this season. And, quite possibly, he was one of the top eight in any classification, not just 4A, according to Evergreen head coach Lane Williams.

  • Northern shrikes are winter...

    Late winter brings strange weather into this area. This year, January brought much warmer weather than usual, giving everyone spring fever. February thus far has turned out to be colder than average and has brought back-to-back snowstorms with scarcely a break in between.
    The only thing that you can be positive about is that it will change. Whatever it is like at the moment, it probably won’t be the same 10 minutes from now or tomorrow. Usually our mornings dawn clear and bright because the skies often clear overnight, however, even that is not a certainty.

  • Cougars’ Kay, Karnath returning...

    Following is a list of Evergreen wrestlers who qualified for the 4A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum:

  • Lady Cougars escape Farmers in...

    Erin Dobey felt the pressure. How could she not.
    The Evergreen Lady Cougars had twice built a double-digit lead and twice watched it evaporate. The last time was a 14-point lead with 4 minutes, 44 seconds remaining in their 4A Jeffco League tournament quarterfinal game with Wheat Ridge on Feb. 13 at Evergreen High School.
    What once looked to be an insurmountable lead had dwindled to one point with Dobey at the foul line shooting one and a bonus with 4.5 seconds left.