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Today's Sports

  • Conifer boys cross country ends...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Conifer cross country has been strong all season long, and it all came to an end at the Norris Penrose Center on Saturday in a metaphorical fashion, as juniors Sean Sands and Will Toppin crossed the finish line as a team, just 0.1 seconds apart.

  • After state, Cougars’ XC looks...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — All throughout this season, it seemed as though the Evergreen cross country team had been building its way up to state. The Cougars started off the year a bit slow, then slowly but surely, worked its way up to regional dominance.

    After qualifying their full boys and girls teams for the state competition at regionals, the Cougars fared well at the end-all meet on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center as the girls’ team took 14th out of 20 squads, and the boys took 19th.

  • Conifer volleyball ends season...

    CONIFER — After building its way up from a rough start to the year, Conifer volleyball ended its season on a high note as it defeated Arvada in a 3-0 beat down on Oct. 24 on senior night, then returned to defeat Alameda two days later.

    After a strong start, during which the Lobos won 25-10 over the Bulldogs, Arvada slowly crept back into the competition in the next two games to gives Conifer a run for its money. In the end, however, the Lobos got the job done: 25-20 and 25-17.

  • Cougars dust Lobos in annual...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen Cougars dismissed the distractions of the hoopla surrounding its rivalry game on Oct. 20 and beat Conifer Lobos 38-13 in the Mountain Bowl Friday.

    The Cougars won their second straight game under interim coach Dave Leek, who had been the special teams coordinator, and fifth in a row overall and third in league play. The Cougars improved to 7-1 overall and can clinch the 3A West Metro title with a win this week against Green Mountain.

  • After early exit from state,...

    AURORA — The state softball tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex may not have ended the way Conifer had hoped on Friday, but with the full team returning the next year, it still has plenty to smile about — especially considering it was the Lobos’ first appearance at state since 2009.

    After coming out slowly and nervously in the first inning of their first matchup in the tournament, the Lobos ultimately fell to Silver Creek in the fifth inning, 16-6. Thus ended their state tournament run.

  • Cougars, Lobos and Huskies...

    After a long season of hard work and many miles, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon cross country will be sending runners to the state competition on Saturday in Colorado Springs.

    In a highly successful 4A Region 1 race in Frisco on Thursday, Evergreen managed to qualify both of its teams for state after the boys took first place in their competition, and the girls placed fourth to barely make the cut.

  • Platte Canyon fumbles into Clear...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — In a football battle that had the combined score topping 100, the Clear Creek Golddiggers defeated the undefeated Platte Canyon Huskies 62-42 during Friday night’s senior game.

    With the win, the Diggers (7-1) not only bested the Huskies for the first time since 1998, but they handed Platte Canyon (6-1) its first loss of a very successful season. If anything, they proved just how good they are this year, with their only loss coming against the always-formidable Bennett.

  • Evergreen volleyball finishes...

    GOLDEN — Nearing the end of its regular season and with a lot to prove going into the postseason, the Evergreen volleyball team made a statement at Golden High School on Oct. 17 as the Cougars took down the Demons in four sets, 3-1.

    All season, the Cougars boasted strong team play and sat at No. 10 in Class 4A in the CHSAANow.com rankings as of Oct. 23, but with a 12-6 record, they’ve still had their fair share of setbacks this year.

    Tuesday’s game was a near-perfect metaphor for the way their season has gone.

  • 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.

  • Conifer softball is headed to...

    DENVER — All season long, Conifer softball coach Carrie Oletski has praised this year’s team as one of her best.

    That sentiment came to fruition on Saturday at the All-City Stadium complex, when the Lobos secured a spot in the state tournament by winning two of three regional matchups to advance.