Today's Sports

  • Winter all-conference teams:...

    The following is a list of winter sports athletes, coaches and teams who were named all-conference first team, second team and honorable mention in girls swimming and wrestling in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2011-12 season:


  • Skiing: Right knee injury wiped...

    Kylie Van Hoesen remembers Nov. 26, 2011 as if it were yesterday.
    It was a typical training session at Winter Park when the 17-year-old Evergreen junior went for a 360-degree jump during her moguls run. But she landed kind of funny and twisted her knee, or so she thought. Unfortunately, it was a lot more than that.

  • Skiing: Busy Marshall turning...

    To say that Kendall Marshall is quite busy would be an understatement.
    The 16-year-old Conifer junior not only skied her way into the Junior Olympics for the fourth time in freestyle moguls, but she also qualified for U.S. Skiing Championships in Stratton Mountain, Vt., again. And, oh yeah, this is her first year on the NorAm Tour.
    It’s a good thing she’s only taking four classes this year since she’s gone for much of the school year. It doesn’t hurt that she’s skiing much better, too.

  • Skiing: Bender’s act is a...

    Jake Bender seemingly always has a busy schedule. So a trip to the U.S. nationals is no big deal.
    That’s where the 17-year-old Evergreen junior is this week, competing at nationals in alpine skiing, which includes the downhill, slalom, giant slalom and Super G. Bender left for Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on March 2 for the week and half long competition.
    “It’s always been busy for me. I skied high school and club last year as well,” said Bender, who resides in Winter Park during the winter.

  • Evergreen, Conifer skiers own...

    Zac Strande has some regrets. The 16-year-old Evergreen High junior qualified for the Junior Olympics last year, but he didn’t do as well as he had hoped.
    But that was last year. This year, he’s got a few new tricks.
    “I feel like I’m skiing better,” Zac said.

  • Trip to Red Rocks Park nets a...

    This past week has once again been one of vacillating weather with spring-like temperatures one day followed by a day of snow. Temperatures have ranged from normal to 20 degrees above normal.

  • Teamwork identifies Evergreen to...

    In 2011-12, Ali Meyers’ Evergreen Lady Cougars were in the truest form a team. They had to be, and it worked out well.
    “Going 15-9 with this team was a huge accomplishment,” Meyers said. “We lost Jordan Florschuetz and Haley Stading, 70 percent of our offense. We won (eight) the previous year, and this year we win 15 games.”

  • 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.