Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.