Today's Sports

  • Rick, Rascal or Roni: which is...

    Many kids are introduced to raccoons through the popular magazine, “Ranger Rick.” This cartoon park ranger encounters and then solves environmental challenges with the aid of his friends. Through reading about Rick’s quests to defend wildlife and nature, kids are encouraged to also take part in the protection of their natural world.

  • 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.

  • Snow and bikes can be a good...

    Are they adventure-seeking skiers in pursuit of more outdoor choices for their favorite season? Maybe they are impatient mountain bikers who yearn to be in the saddle, irked that biking season is months away.
    Perhaps these people simply revel in new experiences, welcome a change of pace or just will find any reason to be outside.

  • Technology help for the outdoors

    Surrounded by rugged peaks, wildflower meadows and trout-laden rivers, people living in Colorado revel in the breathtaking — sometimes quite literally — vistas and accompanying recreational choices. Even so, adversity may arise in the high country. Getting lost or injured in remote areas, dodging wildlife on highways or having animal encounters, possibly dangerous, are not uncommon.

  • Evergreen girls stun No. 3...

    GOLDEN — In perhaps its biggest road game of the season thus far, the Evergreen girls basketball team brought the fire at Golden High School in the top-five matchup on Wednesday night, and the Demons got burned.

    Following a strong defensive first half and excellent play across the board, the No. 4 Cougars (per CHSAANow.com) buried the No. 3 Demons, 50-40, improving their overall standing to 14-1.

  • Evergreen boys lose heartbreaker...

    GOLDEN — Sometimes the shots don’t fall your way.

    That’s what happened when the Evergreen boys’ basketball team, ranked No. 8 last week in the CHSAANow.com 4A poll and now No. 9, visited No. 4 Golden (now No. 3) on Jan. 24. Despite opportunity after opportunity to sink the game-winner in the final seconds of the matchup, the Cougars just couldn’t get a shot to fall as they eventually lost, 58-57.

  • Cougar swimmers victorious...

    EVERGREEN — Following suit in its dominating season in the water, the Evergreen girls’ swim team defeated the visiting Conifer Lobos at the Wulf Rec Center on Jan. 23 during senior night, 120-54.

    With league competition just around the corner, that’s the best the Cougars could ask for.

  • Lobos get 27-point 4th quarter...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    ARVADA — Conifer’s boys basketball team found its scoring touch in the nick of time on Jan. 23 at Arvada High School.

    Holding on to a 39-37 lead after three quarters against an improved Arvada squad, the Lobos scored 27 points in the final eight minutes to take a 66-48 road victory in the Class 4A/3A Colorado 7 league game.

  • Condits dominant despite team...

    By Levi Waddell

    Despite Brush’s dominant performance against the Conifer Lobos wrestling team last Tuesday, Conifer’s Zander and Cayden Condit both showed they’re worthy of their top-15 rankings in their respective weight classes.

    Although Brush came out on top 60-12, the Condit siblings both notched pins in impressive fashion.

  • Evergreen skiers, Jeffco...

    WINTER PARK — In a show of force on Thursday at the Winter Park Resort, the Evergreen High School ski team dominated on the mountain in its first slalom race of the season.

    The girls’ team won the race, and the boys finished second.

    The team, which represents members from all Jeffco high schools, saw immense success from a wide range of skiers, as four girls finished in the top 10 and three boys followed suit. In all, 19 skiers qualified for state in that discipline.