Today's Sports

  • Evergreen wrestling sending two...

    By Craig Harper

    GOLDEN — Not long after advancing to the third-place match at 120 pounds in the 4A Region 4 wrestling tournament on Saturday at Golden High School, Rylie Sharp could breathe a sigh of relief. Win or lose, he had become Evergreen’s first state qualifier for 2018.

  • Evergreen High sends five to...

    EVERGREEN — Five Evergreen High School students signed on to play college sports on Feb. 7 as they have completed or are nearing completion of their high school athletic careers.

    Sidney Fairbanks, Mayville State

    After a successful four-year career for the Cougars on the mound and in the infield, Sidney Fairbanks will take her talents to Mayville State University in Mayville, N.D., as a pitcher.

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series celebrating exceptional student-athletes at area schools.

    Every so often, a student-athlete dominates in both sports and the classroom. At Platte Canyon High School, senior Alison Kulesza checks all the boxes for what it truly means to be a student-athlete. 

    Since her freshman year with the Husky athletics program, Kulesza has played basketball and volleyball, and competed in track, both as a runner and a thrower.

  • Cougar swimmers finish 2nd,...

    By Levi Waddell

    ARVADA — In the 4A Jeffco league swim and dive championships at Meyers Pool on Saturday, plenty of state qualifiers from Evergreen and Conifer were in action throughout the day as they prepare for the state finals this weekend.

    Overall, the Cougars placed second as a team and the Lobos finished ninth, in last place. With her strong showing all season, the Cougars’ Lauren Vilims was in the running for swimmer of the year.

  • Cougars secure first Mountain...

    EVERGREEN — The decade-long drought for the Evergreen wrestling team is officially over.

    For the first time in that timespan, the Cougars brought home a decisive 60-23 victory over the visiting Conifer wrestlers on Jan. 30, securing the Mountain Cup.

  • At season’s end, PCHS swim looks...

    Almost always on the short end of the numbers game, team results don’t mean much to the Platte Canyon girls swimming team.

    “I tell them swimming is an individual sport ultimately,’’ sixth-year coach Alicia Gumm said prior to last week’s Tri-Peaks League championships. “If you look at our results, we often have girls who place in the top five or 10. But in most meets, we only swim in five events.’’

  • Evergreen hoops completes season...

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.

  • Evergreen girls repeat as 4A...

    DENVER — The Evergreen girls basketball team is officially the best team in the state of Colorado in Class 4A. Again.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the sixth-seeded Cougars, in a rematch of last year’s 4A title game against Pueblo South, repeated last year’s fortunes with a 46-38 victory over the No. 12 Colts. It’s Evergreen's second straight title in its third consecutive appearance in the championship game.

  • The Echo of little ski boots at...

    If you drop by the newly renovated lodge at Echo Mountain on Wednesday evenings, you might see a spirited passel of kids cruising down the mountain with shiny helmets reflecting the bright spotlights lining the slope.  
    Inside a sparkling, newly renovated lodge, their parents enjoy the inviting fireplace, “really, really good burgers,” and perhaps a frosty beer.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make...

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.

    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”

    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.