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Today's Sports

  • Cougar, Lobo teams fare well in...

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen girls swimming team is doing its best to show that even in a season of transition, the Cougars remain ultra-competitive.

    Head coach Jeanne Godaire is calling it quits after 12 years leading the program, sharing duties for 2017-18 with co-head coach Liz Hudd.

    It would seem like they have their work cut out to keep Evergreen among the state’s elite in 4A before a drop to 3A next season, but the Cougars are off to a great start, finishing first at their most recent meet.

  • Hibernate, migrate or circulate?

    Wildlife has evolved astonishing tactics to cope with extreme weather. Like retired New Jersey snowbirds descending to West Palm Beach in the fall, hummingbirds spurn winter, turning their iridescent feathered backs on Colorado and heading south to friendlier habitat.
    Bears vanish into dens to hibernate, slowing their metabolism enough to survive the winter without eating or drinking.

  • Cougars take down Jaguars in...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys’ basketball team knows how to start off league play right.

    Following a win against Standley Lake and a 61-55 victory over visiting D’Evelyn on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars now sit at 2-0 in league play (9-2 overall) and show no signs of slowing down. The Jaguars, however, have struggled in Jeffco play with two tough losses to start out the new year (4-6).

  • All around, in every way

    At every school, there’s always that student-athlete who perfectly exemplifies the idea of the “student-athlete,” someone who excels at being both in school and in competition. For Conifer, senior Mark Studer checks all the boxes.

    For much of his high school career, Studer has been a stud the court and on the field for the Lobos, as he serves as a guard for the basketball team and as a defensive midfielder in lacrosse. In school, he’s taken more than 15 AP and honors classes during his of high school career and pushes himself when he can.

  • Confident Cougars stay unbeaten...

    It’s said that confidence breeds success. The Evergreen High School wrestling program is beaming with that confidence nowadays.

    That hasn’t always been the case in recent years, but with an influx of wrestlers and a trust in themselves, the Cougars are witnessing that success on the mat in 2018. That was evident in the Cougars’ fourth dual victory of the season 51-27 over visiting Denver South on Jan. 3 at Evergreen High School.

    Three years ago, EHS barely had enough wrestlers to keep the program afloat.

  • 2017: The year in sports

    Evergreen girls basketball takes state

  • Galan-Browne is an EHS standout...

    It seems as though Evergreen High School senior Baylee Galan-Browne can do it all.

    Whether volleyball or basketball, or competing in track, sports are just one piece to the complicated act that she juggles every day. On top of athletics, Galan-Browne balances the busy schedule of a student senate officer and an exceptional student who’s taken 10 to 12 AP and honors classes.

    Prior to the end of the fall semester, she boasted a 4.5 grade-point average and had only one B to her name in her high school career — an 89.9 percent.

  • Cougar girls decimate Lobos in...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen girls’ basketball team just doesn’t know how to lose.

    In a raucous rivalry matchup at Evergreen High School between the Cougars — ranked No. 3 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A poll — and the visiting Conifer Lobos on Dec. 20, the cats bested the dogs in a rout, 66-30.

    For the Cougars, senior power forward Claudia Dillon dominated the offense per usual with 21 points, followed by seniors Baylee Galan-Browne and Hannah Kennedy, who each added 12. For Conifer, senior guard Casey Schaeffer led with 11 points.

  • Conifer battles back in loss to...

    EVERGREEN — The Conifer boys basketball team may have fallen to its rivals in Evergreen High School on Dec. 20, but the Lobos didn’t go down without a fight.

    After being down 21 points at the half, the Lobos fought back in the second and cut Evergreen’s lead to single digits in the fourth quarter, but the early deficit was ultimately too much to overcome as the Cougars won 64-47.

  • To tree or not to tree

    While hiking near Edwards last week, my friend and I spotted a curious pattern of a broad object that seemed to have swept down the snowy path not long before we arrived.
    As we reflected on the beauty of our frosty surroundings, the thickets of evergreen trees with diverse shapes and sizes reminded us that ‘tis the season for folks to head for the woods with a saw and, permit in hand, choose the perfect tree to drag along the path (in this case, for a painfully long distance), and tie to the roof of the car for the trip home.