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Today's Sports

  • Conifer XC races well despite...

     

    DENVER — The Conifer High School cross country team may not have been at its strongest during the Denver North Viking Invitational on Sept. 19, but this uber-talented team isn’t concerned about the results one bit.

    The boys, without their top seven runners in the competition, finished 20th out of 25 teams. The girls, however, gave the best performance they could in spite of hot, sun-beaten temperatures as they finished seventh in the race.

  • Conifer softball falls to Thomas...

     

    CONIFER — All season long, the Conifer softball team has come out fighting the majority of its opponents with a strong roster and succinct execution of play.

    But on Sept. 20 when Thomas Jefferson came to town, things didn’t exactly go the Lobos’ way as they fell on their home field 13-6.

  • Platte Canyon volleyball falls...

    WESTMINSTER — All season long, the Platte Canyon volleyball team has emphasized its fight and heart, but at times, that’s not always enough.

    At Academy Charter School on Sept. 19, that grit showed through, despite a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats.

    “I think we had a really good fight and we just never gave up,” senior setter Charley Ashmore said. “Unfortunately, we did lose, so that was the result.”

    Throughout the first game, the Huskies struggled to get much going as the Wildcats easily downed them, 25-11.

  • Conifer volleyball places fifth...

    By Alissa Noe 

    DENVER — Conifer volleyball may not have had the greatest start to its 2017 season, but after finishing fifth out of six teams in the D’Evelyn Varsity Challenge on Saturday at D’Evelyn High School, it’s hoping it can finally break the mold.

  • EHS softball coach placed on...

    The Evergreen High School varsity softball coach has been put on administrative leave while district officials investigate a parent complaint of “unprofessional conduct involving students,” a district official said.

    “I have been put on administrative leave. It is completely unjustified,” coach Della Mitchel said in an e-mail statement to the Courier. “I am obtaining legal counsel to resolve this issue.”

  • Wildfires are a reset button for...

    Several years have elapsed since Colorado’s foothills have seen significant fires, but the haze that persisted over our skies reminds us that the danger of forest fires is real. We worry about homes, pets and memories. But with wildfire as the most serious threat to our state, what happens to the wild animals when the fires ignite and begin rapidly spreading along with its acrid smoke and extreme heat?
    For pets and livestock, there are plans in place.

  • Learning curve is steep for...

    By Michael Hicks

    BAILEY — The learning curve is a steep one for the Platte Canyon Huskies. With 10 underclassmen and seven first-year players on this year’s roster, softball coach Bob Ikola has his work cut out for him.

    “To develop a player in a period of five weeks that takes a lot of doing. They’ve got to learn on the fly,” Ikola said.

    And that learning on the fly doesn’t happen overnight.

  • Conifer football falls to...

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Larry Fitzmaurice must really relish a challenge. Otherwise, how can you explain why the only head football coach since Conifer High School opened in 1996 returned to guide one of his youngest teams rather than ride into the sunset following one of his most successful seasons?

    Now 63 and a part-time teacher, Fitzmaurice admits he considered retiring from coaching after his 2016 senior-laden squad went 9-2, won the 3A Metro West League championship and snapped a six-year drought against rival Evergreen.

  • PCHS football takes down Demons...

    BAILEY — Up until last week, the Platte Canyon High School football team enjoyed two very easy wins in which it never once trailed against Sheridan (41-12) and Wiggins (26-6). On Friday, however, that changed when Buena Vista High School came to town to give the Huskies a run for their money.

    The Huskies, despite adversity from start to finish, still snuck away with a narrow victory, 22-20, behind the charge of senior running back Trevor Sander.

  • EHS takes thrilling home opener...

    By Seth Kahn

    It was standing-room-only at Evergreen High School as a packed house cheered on its varsity football team in its home opener against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers on Friday night. Coming off a 22-19 road victory over Northridge High School six days earlier, the Cougars were looking to carry the momentum and avenge a 42-0 loss handed to them by the Rangers almost exactly a year ago.

    The Cougars redeemed themselves from last year with a thrilling 16-15 victory after a battle with the Rangers that went down to the wire.