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Today's Sports

  • PCHS football takes down Demons...

    BAILEY — Up until last week, the Platte Canyon High School football team enjoyed two very easy wins in which it never once trailed against Sheridan (41-12) and Wiggins (26-6). On Friday, however, that changed when Buena Vista High School came to town to give the Huskies a run for their money.

    The Huskies, despite adversity from start to finish, still snuck away with a narrow victory, 22-20, behind the charge of senior running back Trevor Sander.

  • Conifer football falls to...

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Larry Fitzmaurice must really relish a challenge. Otherwise, how can you explain why the only head football coach since Conifer High School opened in 1996 returned to guide one of his youngest teams rather than ride into the sunset following one of his most successful seasons?

    Now 63 and a part-time teacher, Fitzmaurice admits he considered retiring from coaching after his 2016 senior-laden squad went 9-2, won the 3A Metro West League championship and snapped a six-year drought against rival Evergreen.

  • Learning curve is steep for...

    By Michael Hicks

    BAILEY — The learning curve is a steep one for the Platte Canyon Huskies. With 10 underclassmen and seven first-year players on this year’s roster, softball coach Bob Ikola has his work cut out for him.

    “To develop a player in a period of five weeks that takes a lot of doing. They’ve got to learn on the fly,” Ikola said.

    And that learning on the fly doesn’t happen overnight.

  • Golddiggers fall to Middle Park...

    By Alissa Noe

    EVERGREEN — All season long, Clear Creek volleyball has been rolling, but after a tough three-game skid that ended with a loss to Middle Park at home on Thursday, it’s hoping it can get back on track before the league and, eventually, state tournaments.

  • Tenney, Cougars earn runner-up...

    LITTLETON – The Evergreen High School boys’ golf team, for the first time in program history, finished as the runner-up at the 4A state tournament on Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.

  • Underestimated, unloved creature...

    Children fear them above all else. Over half of women and one in 10 men have varying degrees of aversion to them. One to three million of them are present per acre of land, and no human is more than 10 feet away from this creature at any time.

    Being portrayed as scheming, cunning beasts with bloodlust, such as Lord of the Rings’ Shelob or Harry Potter’s Aragog, it’s no surprise that spiders are so maligned and feared.

  • Bearing respect for binging...

    The drying leaves rattle in the breeze, a morning chill freshens the air, and, in the distance, the shrill echo of a majestic bull elk signals that fall has arrived. On a mountain path, there are well-placed mounds of scat, laden with seeds, indicating that a bear stood in that very spot not so long ago.  

  • Wildfires are a reset button for...

    Several years have elapsed since Colorado’s foothills have seen significant fires, but the haze that persisted over our skies reminds us that the danger of forest fires is real. We worry about homes, pets and memories. But with wildfire as the most serious threat to our state, what happens to the wild animals when the fires ignite and begin rapidly spreading along with its acrid smoke and extreme heat?
    For pets and livestock, there are plans in place.

  • EHS takes thrilling home opener...

    By Seth Kahn

    It was standing-room-only at Evergreen High School as a packed house cheered on its varsity football team in its home opener against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers on Friday night. Coming off a 22-19 road victory over Northridge High School six days earlier, the Cougars were looking to carry the momentum and avenge a 42-0 loss handed to them by the Rangers almost exactly a year ago.

    The Cougars redeemed themselves from last year with a thrilling 16-15 victory after a battle with the Rangers that went down to the wire.

  • EHS, PCHS girls steal the show...

    LITTLETON — In a meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K cross country competition at Heritage High School on Friday.

    The Evergreen High School girls placed third out of 14 teams in Division III with a score of 105, whereas the boys struggled a bit, finishing 10th out of 18 with a 231 score.