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Today's Sports

  • Diggers fend off slow start, ...

    When Platte Canyon’s boys’ basketball team opened its Jan. 21 road game at Clear Creek on a 12-1 run, the host Golddiggers had to question what exactly they were doing. They knew they had to settle down and play their game, and that’s exactly what they did.

    A 14-0 CCHS run between the first and second quarters turned the tables and a later 18-3 surge between the third and fourth quarters opened the floodgates as the Golddiggers pulled away for a 78-59 victory.

  • Balanced attack sparks short-...

    No Samantha O’Brien and no Jac Harvey proved to be no problem for the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers. Missing their starting point guard (sprained ankle) and a key reserve (disciplinary reasons) had little effect on CCHS, which had three players score in double figures and 10 score in all in a 66-23 rout of Platte Canyon on Jan. 21 at Clear Creek High School.

  • Rapids draft Evergreen product ...

    Going into the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, Sam Hamilton didn’t have any idea where he might fall. He tried to go into it with a fresh perspective and no expectations. 

    Sure, there was the slight possibility that he might land in the first round Jan. 13, but he figured it was most likely that he would go in the second, third or fourth round.

    But 15th overall and to the hometown Colorado Rapids?

  • Lobos’ Condit getting it done

    Zander Condit can’t exactly describe his wrestling style, but the Conifer High freshman doesn’t really have to. All of his talking is being done on the mat. He proved as much Jan. 14 at the Evergreen Invitational.

    The 126-pounder won four consecutive matches, including a pinfall victory over Fossil Ridge’s Will Henrickson in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the championship bout at Evergreen High School.

  • Cougars thwart Jeffco foe Jaguars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    January is the girls swimming equivalent of baseball’s dog days of summer, a period between the season’s biggest meets — the mid-December Colorado Coaches Invitational and the league and state championships in February. It’s a time when swimmers and coaches are focused on intensive training before tapering for the latter than performance times in the string of dual meets that proceeds them.

  • Lobos overcome sluggish 1st half...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Conifer’s first boys basketball win in the 4A Colorado 7 League won’t go down as a classic. In fact, most agreed that the 67-58 home win over Alameda on Jan. 13 was one of the Lobos’ poorest efforts of the season — at least for the first half.

  • Lady Cougars get in a zone early 

    EVERGREEN — The fact that top-ranked Evergreen started out in a 2-3 zone against a D’Evelyn team built on its outside shooting was a peculiar decision. 

    It’s not what one would expect. But it worked like a charm for the Lady Cougars.

  • Their true passion

    Seventeen-year-old Ianna Debrunner and her 14-year-old sister, Elsa, swim for the Conifer Lobos’ girls swim team. But it’s no secret that competitive swimming isn’t their first love — it’s actually underwater hockey. 

    When Ianna and Elsa, both petite and unassuming with their blond curls and big blue eyes, tell people that underwater hockey in their favorite sport they get laughs or people insisting it’s a joke.

  • Huskies’ tempo too much for...

    BAILEY — Otis Schmidt kept his eye on the ball, anticipating the steal at any moment. And when it came, just like it did for the rest of his Platte Canyon teammates, it was off to the races for the Huskies on Jan. 6.

  • Inside presence adds up to ...

    BAILEY — Coming off a three-week break can be difficult. Platte Canyon, however, was no worse for wear after leading from start to finish in a 42-25 victory over visiting Bruce Randolph on Jan. 6.

    Senior Victoria Moon came off the bench to score a game-high 13 points, and the Lady Huskies got back to .500 thanks to an offense that penetrated Bruce Randolph’s defense in the low post all game long.