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  • One step away from title shot

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — With most of the pieces back from Evergreen’s 2014 boys soccer team, this year’s run to the Class 4A semifinals was not unanticipated.

    The return of Brock Anderson solidified it.

  • Cougars maul Jaguars to claim...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • Back to state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Facing a 2-0 deficit in a match that would determine a berth in the state Class 4A volleyball tournament, Evergreen’s Liz Hudd followed standard coaching procedure by tinkering with her lineup.

    But during the break prior to the third set, Hudd took an unconventional tack: yoga.

  • Quick Hits

    Locals compete at state

    Evergreen placed sixth in the Class 4A state gymnastics team standings Nov. 6 at Thornton High School. Grace Kishimoto had the best finish in the individual all-around, taking 13th. Teammate Alexa Endsley placed 17th and Sadie Rhoades-Barnes took 21st. Margaret Streett and Mira Zizic closed out the all-around placers for the Cougars, finishing 24th and 25th. On Nov. 7, Kishimoto placed 11th in the bars and Rhoades-Barnes placed eighth in the beam individual event finals.

  • Cougars kick into quarterfinals

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen senior Hayden Cogswell hadn’t scored a goal in nearly two months.

    The speedy midfielder picked a perfect time to end his goal-scoring drought with the eventual game-winning goal Nov. 3 in the Class 4A boys soccer second-round playoff game at Evergreen High School. Cogswell scored his second goal of the season on a rocket of a shot past Palmer Ridge goalie Mason Cresap in the 20th minute to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

  • Swenson in 7th heaven

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson made a leap up the ranks of the elite cross country runners in the state this season.

    Not only did Swenson move up from the Class 2A ranks where he ran for Clear Creek High School as a sophomore. He also made a significant jump on his finish at the state cross country meet held Oct. 31 at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Evergreen serves up conference...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Before the season, Liz Hudd and Andrea Eddy had a hunch Evergreen might have a pretty good volleyball team, certainly better than the one that went 15-10 and finished fifth in Class 4A Jeffco League in 2014.

    But capturing the program’s first league title since 1998 by handing defending champion Valor Christian its only conference loss in its first two years of Jeffco play in the league finale?

  • Cougars find scoring touch

    EVERGREEN — Junior Brock Anderson’s two goals were the bookends on a textbook postseason performance by Evergreen’s boys soccer team Oct. 28.

    Anderson zipped a shot into the top corner of the net in the 5th minute in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament to get the scoring underway on a crisp night in Evergreen. The junior capped off the 6-1 victory against No. 29-seeded Thompson Valley, scoring his second goal in the final minute for the No. 4 seed and 4A Jeffco League champions.

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    League title on the line

    Evergreen and D’Evelyn will decide the Class 3A Metro North League football title 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. Both enter the showdown with identical 7-2 overall and 4-0 conference records. The game will also be key for the postseason, which begins next week. The Colorado High School Activities Association will release the 16-team 3A state tournament bracket Sunday, Nov. 8.

  • Evergreen earns No. 4 seed for...

    ARVADA — Evergreen’s boys soccer team was likely a little on edge over the weekend waiting for the 32-team Class 4A boys soccer state bracket to be released Oct. 25.

    A 2-1 loss to 5A Jeffco’s conference runner-up Ralston Valley on Oct. 23 in a final tune-up for the postseason could have very well bumped the Cougars (12-2-1, 8-0-1 in 4A Jeffco) from a top-four seed and potential home games through the state quarterfinals.