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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lobos wrestler Condit breaking...

    ENGLEWOOD — Cayden Condit walked off the mat and fell into the embrace of her older brother, Zander, as the two shared a hug.
    This wasn’t just a simple show of support between a brother and sister. It was a teammate, a fellow wrestler recognizing the work that has been put in since Cayden was 6 years old.
    “It’s just amazing to see her succeed. It’s well-deserved,” said Zander Condit, a Conifer High School sophomore, and 132-pounder.

  • Evergreen, Conifer excel at...

    THORNTON — Especially after overcoming illnesses, the Evergreen and Conifer girls’ swim and dive teams exceeded expectations last weekend at the 4A and 3A state meets at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    At the 3A finals on Friday, Conifer placed 19th out of 26 teams with 34 points, and Evergreen placed 10th with 126 points after being seeded 18th prior to the meet.

    Conifer

  • Conifer’s Condit, Payne capture...

    ENGLEWOOD — One was methodical, taking what was given to him; the other a furious scramble late to take back what was temporarily taken away from him. No matter, the end result was the same: regional wrestling championships for Conifer’s Zander Condit and Captain Payne on Saturday at Englewood High School.

  • 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.