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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Husky girls rally in final...

    ENGLEWOOD — The Platte Canyon girls basketball team sure knows how to make a statement.

    After falling behind by nine points in the third quarter during its matchup at Englewood High School on Dec. 11, the Huskies pulled together in the fourth to not only overcome the deficit but steal away the win, 42-37. With their third straight win, the girls advanced to 3-3 on the season.

    Over the past few weeks, they’ve been playing for a greater cause.

  • Conifer boys’ basketball no...

    CONIFER — Despite starting off strong against D’Evelyn and keeping up its effort on Friday night, the Conifer boys basketball team was no match for the Jaguars as the Lobos fell 65-47.

    The Jaguars saw offensive action from each of their players, but there was no match on the court for senior Charles Dinegar, who netted 22 points and snagged 11 rebounds. Conifer’s closest competition to him was senior Mark Studer, who scored 15 and rebounded 12.

  • All-Conference athletes

    Foothills League:

    Platte Canyon

    Football

        All State

            • Trevor Sander

    (Second Team)

    • Ryan Dikken

    (Honorable Mention)

    First team

    • Trevor Sander

    • Ryan Dikken

    • Andrew Puseman

    • Logan Blevins

    • CJ Barrow

    Second team

    • Colton Carson

    • Mathias Johnston

    Honorable mention

    • Keifer Grafner

  • Tigers best Cougars in battle of...

    EVERGREEN — The No. 1 Evergreen girls’ basketball team finally met its match.
    On Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School, visiting Holy Family — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A preseason poll — beat the Cougars down the stretch to squeak out a win, 58-54. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season.
    Throughout the matchup, junior Claudia Dillon led Evergreen with 16 points and was followed closely by senior Meriel Hahn, who added 11.

  • Evergreen claims Paul Davis...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen seniors Chase Rogers and Bridger Tenney proved to be the 1-2 punch the Cougars’ boys basketball team needed on Thursday.
    Evergreen (4-1) trailed early in the fourth quarter to Erie in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School. Rogers and Tenney took over in the fourth quarter, combing for 13 points as the Cougars pulled away for a 64-55 victory.

  • Conifer boys’ scoring tangent...

    CONIFER — Even a late-game surge from sophomore point guard Landon Wallace couldn’t save the Conifer boys basketball team from falling to visiting Golden.
    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos lost to the Demons 62-51, but it could have been much worse had Wallace not made four big shots at the end — three midrange jumpers and a three — to help bring a 21-point deficit down to 11.