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  • EHS’ ‘rough season’ ends with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Evergreen became this year’s Murphy’s Law poster child for high school gymnastics in Colorado.

    “We just had a rough season,” second-year coach Chancey Hines said after the Lady Cougars, who won the 2011 title in 4A, finished fifth out of six teams at the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 state meet at Thornton High School.

  • All-conference boys tennis, boys...

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys tennis and boys soccer:

  • Point guard Haas to miss start...

    Evergreen senior point guard Nathan Haas will miss the first month of the 2014-15 boys basketball season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the L4 vertebrae. He also injured the L5 vertebrae after landing wrong on a 360 dunk attempt during open gym basketball practice in mid-October.

    He’ll be sidelined eight weeks from the injury date, putting him on the shelf through the Christmas break. Evergreen opens its season Dec. 2 at Gateway.

    “I feel like I let my team down a little bit, (but) they’ll be fine,” Haas said.

  • Schmitt, Lady Cougars feel it at...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen girls cross country coach Angie Harrington and her boys coaching counterpart Rob Wright don’t pay much attention to rankings. 

    They tend to rely on how their runners are feeling pre-race. Considering how well the Lady Cougars ran Oct. 25 in the 4A state cross country championships, they were feeling pretty good.

  • Cycling team climbing the...

    It’s 3 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. A group of mountain cyclists, maybe 10 or 20 of them, meet near the flagpole outside Evergreen High School, ready to embark on a training ride up Evergreen Mountain. Assistant coaches Andrew Speers and Colin Booth just stand back and watch as a line of kids makes its way up the trail. It’s an impressive sight.

    Mountain biking is a popular sport as evidenced by the growth of Evergreen High’s program since its inception five years ago. It is now under the leadership of head coach Rob Quinn.

  • Column: EHS’ JV team has a...

    Tim Janes doesn’t have to look too hard to see just exactly what makes his Evergreen Cougars’ junior varsity boys tennis team different than most other JV squads. The proof lies on the court.

    The Cougars, unlike most JV squads, are not a ragtag group of beginners just getting their feet wet. No, this Evergreen team is made up of intermediate players who, in some cases, may be just as good as some varsity players.

  • Paulus’ hat trick sends EHS into...

    To say that Ryan Paulus was ready for the playoffs would be an understatement. The Evergreen senior posted his first career hat trick as the 11th-seeded Cougars thwarted No. 22 Denver West 3-1 in the first round of the 4A state boys soccer tournament Oct. 22 at Evergreen High School.

    Paulus scored goals in the 20th, 50th and 59th minute — the final after Denver West’s Alex Herbert cut Evergreen’s lead to 2-1 on a penalty kick. 

  • Lady Cougars sweep Conifer

    As if playing rival Conifer wasn’t enough motivation, the Evergreen Lady Cougars honored the legacy of their program, particularly Hall of Fame coach Laurice “Lo” Hunter, on Oct. 17 at Evergreen High School.

    And what a way to celebrate Hunter’s legacy. After naming the court at EHS in her name, the Lady Cougars overcame a back-and-forth start to score a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 victory in front of a raucous crowd at Lo Hunter Gymnasium.

  • Column: Hunter was the right,...

    Laurice “Lo” Hunter is a pioneer. Though her name, officially, wasn’t anywhere to be found inside the gymnasium at Evergreen High School prior to Oct. 17, her legacy most certainly was present. All one had to do was to look into the rafters to see the nine volleyball state championships Evergreen won between 1976 and 1985.

    But now, a banner resides on the far wall of Evergreen High School proclaiming the school’s court as Lo Hunter Gymnasium, and nobody is more deserving of the honor.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen blanks Arvada, closes in on league title
    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars inched closer to a third 3A Metro North conference title in four years with a 40-0 shutout of Arvada on Oct. 18 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The shutout was the third this season for Evergreen, which improved to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in league play.