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Today's Sports

  • Red crossbills may appear in...

    Reprinted from Nov. 12, 2008

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, our salubrious fall weather came to an abrupt end. Overnight, 12 to 15 inches of snow fell in the high mountains. We had only a skiff of snow here, and the day was bright and sunny, but a wicked wind out of the northwest brought our first really cold weather. Old King Boreas nearly blew us off the mountain.

  • Streaking Conifer ends on a high...

    LAKEWOOD — It’s unfortunate that the season is over for the Conifer volleyball program because the Lady Lobos were playing the best at the end. A four-match winning streak and six victories in the final nine matches, including Oct. 27 at Alameda International Junior/Senior High, proved as much.

  • Lobos embrace challenge of state...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The realization starting to sit in on Conifer senior Julia Romero as she hit the third-mile mark Oct. 28 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. For her, it would be the last mile she’d run in her high school career. It was a surreal feeling.

  • Conifer rallies for a much-...

    By Craig Harper, For the Courier

    CONIFER — The Colorado High School Activities Association’s RPI standings? Conifer football coach Larry Fitzmaurice would like to see them RIP.

  • EHS boys place sixth at 4A state...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The end results individually weren’t what Evergreen seniors Brandon Swenson and Weston Donati-Leach were hoping for.

    When they crossed the finish line at the 4A state cross country championships on Oct. 29 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center, Swenson was 11th and Donati-Leach 17th, just missing the top 10 and all-state honors.

  • SHOOTOUT VICTORY: Westgard saves...

    NIWOT — Logan Westgard had no doubt. The Evergreen senior goalkeeper, as confident as he could be, never wavered on the idea that his Cougars, the defending 4A state champions, would even come close to losing.

    Not even when the team’s Oct. 26 4A state playoff opener with host and 13th-seeded Niwot went to a penalty kick shootout, and his team’s fate rested very much in his hands.

  • Dark-eyed juncos bring color to...

    (Reprinted from Nov. 3, 2010)

    I am writing this on Sunday, Oct. 31. This has been a beautiful autumn Sunday with temperatures ranging from 60 this morning to the low 70s this afternoon.

    A light breeze is keeping it from being warmer, but the sky is at its best Colorado blue. I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, disappointed that I need to stay a bit longer, but I now plan to be home with some of my family by Thanksgiving.

  • Pieces starting to fall into...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The dynamics augured a slow start for Evergreen’s volleyball team: a first-year head coach, the loss of six key seniors from a 4A state tournament team and a 2016 roster top heavy with seniors and sophomores.

  • Huskies escape Diggers’ rally on...

    BAILEY — Otis Schmidt shared an embrace with his father, Mike, who also serves as Platte Canyon’s head football coach, after the game. Otis, the team’s senior quarterback, was thankful for the opportunity he had been given just moments earlier.

    Sure, Mike Schmidt calls the Huskies’ plays, but Otis Schmidt had to run it to perfection. He did just that.

  • EHS boys, girls cross country...

    Brandon Swenson won the 4A Region 1 cross country championship in a time of 15 minutes, 47.64 seconds, and Evergreen’s boys and girls teams took second place on Oct. 20 in Grand Junction to qualify for the 4A state meet.

    Swenson’s time was a personal best. His teammate, Weston Donati-Leach, came in second in 15:57.70. According to head coach Rob Wright, it’s the first time in school history that a pair of Evergreen runners ran a sub-16-minute time in the same race. Freshman Colin Szuch was 16th in 16:51.61.