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Today's Sports

  • Questionable calls haunt...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head coach Steve Jones isn’t one to make excuses. The veteran skipper knows a thing or two about baseball and understands when his team fails to capitalize on scoring chances. 

    On Saturday, the Cougars had several chances to manufacture runs, but couldn’t overcome a tough pitching performance by Ponderosa’s Sam Beecher in a 5-2 loss at All-Star Park.

  • Former Evergreen skier headed to...

    Representing your country in a sport is a dream for many because it is one of the highest achievements possible.
    For Jordan Strande, 18, this dream is now a reality. Strande along with three others will represent the United States in the FIS Junior World Championships this week in Italy.
     “It is most definitely one of my greatest accomplishments,” stated Strande. “I’ve been working for this for a long time so to be able to represent the U.S. at such a big tournament is pretty sweet.”

  • Evergreen Monsters make noise at...

    It was eight years ago when Evergreen began a youth wrestling program known as the Evergreen Monsters with Ross Willson at the helm. 

    When Willson began, the team consisted of around 10 athletes, now Willson leads more than 30.

  • Platte Canyon has showing at...

     BRIGHTON — Platte Canyon showed strength as a team during the Mercury Classic in Brighton on Thursday.

    On the girls side, Hayley Rayburn led Platte Canyon with a second-place finish as she cleared 9 feet, 6 inches with her highest jump. Kaylynn MacGill placed fourth while Kenny Thomas finished ninth.

  • Conifer girls blank Wheat Ridge

    The Conifer girls lacrosse team showed perfection on defense Thursday night in a 12-0 victory over Wheat Ridge.

    Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Estill faced little adversity in the win as Wheat Ridge took just two shots on goal, both stopped by Estill.

  • Evergreen swimming wins...

    LITTLETON — In the believe-it-or-not category, Jack Moranetz and Josh Gauvain, the star junior swimmers for D’Evelyn and Evergreen, who competed in the 200-yard freestyle at last year’s 4A Jeffco and state meets, have never met formally and say they are, at the most, only vaguely familiar with each other’s accomplishments.

  • Evergreen girls find success...

    In sports, success often comes after years of building a strong program. For the Evergreen girls lacrosse team, winning is becoming a familar thing and the program is only in year one.

    On March 22, the Cougars picked up its second win of the season with a 20-2 victory over Rangeview.

    “I thought the girls played good,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “It is early in the season so we still have quite a bit to work on.”

  • No. 5 Conifer lacrosse ends...

    LAKEWOOD — Scoring goals shouldn’t be much of a problem for Conifer’s boys lacrosse team this spring.

    The Lobos, No. 5 in last week’s CHSAANow.com Class 4A boys lacrosse poll, showed off their offensive skill March 24 at Trailblazer Stadium scoring a season-high 16 goals in the non-league victory over 5A’s Ralston Valley. The 16-5 win ended a 3-game losing streak for Conifer, a 4A state quarterfinalist last season.

  • Bears springing into action...

    Christie Greene

  • Bears springing into action...

    By Christie Greene

    Last fall, as the days grew shorter and the sun moved lower in the sky, the bears listened to their instincts and began eating, really eating, up to 20,000 calories a day. As their foods sources dwindled and the temperatures began to sink, they ambled into the woods to make a den.

    In the meantime, we adjusted our clocks, made soup and readied the snowblowers. While we settled in front of the fire with a book, the thick-coated, fat-laden bruins curled up inside cozy dens and began living off their acquired fat stores.