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Today's Sports

  • Column: Pritchett’s departure...

    Ted Pritchett, like all of us, has a calling. For the 73-year-old, it is pickleball, both playing it and teaching it. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Picture a shrunk-down tennis court with a wiffleball.

    When pickleball came to Evergreen in 2011, there were just 17 programs in Colorado. Today, there are 96. The popularity is ever-growing. Pritchett first took up the sport in November 2008.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference boys...

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

  • Cougars rally, win league title

    LAKEWOOD — After the regular season that the Evergreen Cougars just had, it would be easy to be content. But this team, this year, is not satisfied. In Evergreen’s mind, the season is just starting. More importantly, it’s a new season — playoff season. The past 10 weeks have been just a warm-up.

  • 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.