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  • Cougars bond as coaching staff...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    DENVER — Evergreen assistant baseball coach Dale Hutchings perfectly described the Cougars being in the class 4A state championship game Sunday.
    “It’s just a blessing to be here. It’s a blessing to be on this field,” the longtime assistant coach said after Evergreen lost 7-3 to Valor Christian in the title game at Regency Sports Complex at Metro State University. “I tell people it’s a blessing to be on the right side of the grass.”

  • Evergreen falls in state title...

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports Editor
    COMMERCE CITY — Evergreen’s girls soccer team was down to its final minute on May 24 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. The Cougars trailed D’Evelyn 1-0 with 1 minute, 8 seconds remaining on the scoreboard as Evergreen captain Sophia Weiner raced to midfield for a free kick.

  • Cougars drop title game to Valor...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    DENVER — Evergreen’s class 4A baseball playoff journey ended where few imagined it would conclude — playing for the state title Sunday, against defending champion Valor Christian.
    However, despite the rough ride that included a 3-4 record in the class 4A Jeffco League and just making the postseason with a No. 28 ranking in the RPI, the Cougars believed they had the potential to shock the rest of the state in the postseason.

  • SHARE with your wild neighbors

    She was lying in a shallow ditch, very still, when our dogs spotted her. They sniffed her curiously, and before we could react, one dog gave her a quick lick on the nose before we shooed them away.
    I very slowly approached the tiny elk calf, at first concerned about her condition. Was she hurt? Should I call Parks and Wildlife for help? I agonized that she may even be dead. She was so utterly still. Her body lay in a shallow ditch, her head resting quietly on the path.

  • Hendrix finishes prep career at...

    Evergreen senior Seth Hendrix finished his prep career on Saturday at the class 4A state swim meet in Colorado Springs.
    Hendrix had a succeessful day on Friday during preliminary races. He finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, first in the 100-yard freestyle, and led Evergreen to a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relays.
    On Saturday, Hendrix opened with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1 minute, 39 seconds. Hendrix finished just three seconds behind the champion from Thompson Valley.

  • Conifer falls in semifinals

    LAFAYETTE — As his athletes got off the bus on May 17, Conifer head coach Paul Taylor became emotional and for a good reason.
    His Lobos had just been eliminated in the 4A state boys’ lacrosse state semifinals with a 17-4 loss against top-seeded Dawson. One-by-one, his seniors walked over and embraced in a hug along with words of encouragement.
    “This is the last time I’ll see some of these guys,” Taylor explained. “We’ve already had our banquet, and man, this is a special group.”

  • Evergreen reaches title game for...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Rocket shots from Evergreen’s Elise Adreon and Sofia Weiner in the first half May 20 were enough to send the Cougars to their first girls soccer state championship game in 20 years.
    No. 7 Evergreen took a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Windsor at Shea Stadium in the second 4A girls soccer state semifinal. The Cougars (12-6 record) now face rival D’Evelyn in the championship game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

  • Evergreen combines for nine...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s Weston Donati-Leach and Brandon Swenson stood side-by-side on the awards podium following the 800-meter race Sunday at Jeffco Stadium. The senior teammates nearly finished back-to-back with Donati-Leach placing seventh and Swenson ninth at the 4A state track & field championships.

  • Coryell vaults to new heights

    LAKEWOOD — With the bar set at 11 feet, 3 inches, it took just one try for Evergreen junior Tameryn Coryell to clear it. The jump had two significant meanings for Coryell. First, clearing 11 feet is an accomplishment in itself, but the second meaning was a little bigger. It marked the first 4A state pole vault title in school history.

  • SHARE with your wild neighbors

    By Christie Greene

    She was lying in a shallow ditch, very still, when our dogs spotted her. They sniffed her curiously, and before we could react, one dog gave her a quick lick on the nose before we shooed them away.

    I very slowly approached the tiny elk calf, at first concerned about her condition. Was she hurt? Should I call Parks and Wildlife for help? I agonized that she may even be dead. She was so utterly still. Her body lay in a shallow ditch, her head resting quietly on the path.