Today's Sports

  • Elevation Celebration 5K and 10K...

    This weekend along Sutton Road in Conifer, the Elevation Celebration went off without a hitch. Saturday morning provided the perfect weather for successful 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer races, with the largest turnout of the event’s short existence.
    Carrie Evans, a 32-year-old resident of Conifer, came out victorious on the women’s side in the 10K race with a finishing time of 58:43.

  • Local racer barely misses out on...

    MORRISON — Although every active weekend at Bandimere Speedway promises plenty of thrills, local Idledale Super Gas driver Morgan Minor finished off perhaps the most thrilling weekend of his racing career at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals race after narrowly missing out on his first national victory.
    “We had a great weekend,” Minor, 50, said. “It was such an exciting experience to make it to the final round at my home race track. Definitely my best race ever.”

  • For NHRA star, racing at...

    MORRISON — Even though the Mopar Mile-High Nationals NHRA race is the most difficult on the 24-race tour every year, national Pro Stock star Jeg Coughlin Jr. always looks forward to racing and reuniting with old friends at Bandimere Speedway.
    “This is probably one of my favorite races on the tour,” Coughlin said. “I get guilty of saying that, though, from race to race, but this is a great event.”

  • Evergreen rower chasing the...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    On the cusp of turning 22 last summer, Kendall Chase reached a crossroads in her young life: medical school or rowing.
    Chase, who grew up in Evergreen, where her family still lives, graduated in 2016 from the University of California. She was a two-time All-American rower for the Golden Bears while earning five gold medals in the World Rowing U-23 championships.

  • EHS graduate Athenour enjoys one...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Kate Athenour felt a little bit like an outsider taking the field for the North team in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Games on July 11 at Lakewood Memorial Stadium.

  • Kansas product turns heads at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    All Austin Bogina wants is a professional team to run for.
    Recognition hasn’t come easily for the Kansas native and a December 2016 graduate of Pittsburg (Kan.) State, whose best finish in the NCAA Division II cross country championships was 108th in 2015, his senior season.
    But Bogina is doing his best to gain attention during a summer stay in Colorado.

  • Freedom Run 5K gives Mount Evans...

    Bright and early on the Fourth of July, Americans from every walk, trot, gallop and dash of life put their feet to the street as Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice kicked off its 36th annual Freedom Run 5K.

  • Dakota Ridge, Denver West mirror...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — If baseball doppelgangers exist, look no further than the Dakota Ridge Eagles and Denver West Cougars.
    Rivals in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12-under Majors classification, both teams pride themselves being community-oriented programs – the Eagles represent the Dakota Ridge High School district; the Cougars are predominantly comprised of players from Evergreen and Conifer – whose coaches stress the fundamentals of the sport.

  • A close shave it wasn’t

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    GEORGETOWN — Although it didn’t look like much, Ryan Herzog couldn’t wait to say farewell to his beard after winning his second Slacker Half Marathon on Saturday.

    A resident of Superior, the 37-year-old Herzog had sported varying degrees of facial growth for more than three years, a stretch when he went winless in road races.

  • Jefferson County introduces 2017...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.