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Today's Sports

  • Their true passion

    Seventeen-year-old Ianna Debrunner and her 14-year-old sister, Elsa, swim for the Conifer Lobos’ girls swim team. But it’s no secret that competitive swimming isn’t their first love — it’s actually underwater hockey. 

    When Ianna and Elsa, both petite and unassuming with their blond curls and big blue eyes, tell people that underwater hockey in their favorite sport they get laughs or people insisting it’s a joke.

  • Lady Cougars get in a zone early 

    EVERGREEN — The fact that top-ranked Evergreen started out in a 2-3 zone against a D’Evelyn team built on its outside shooting was a peculiar decision. 

    It’s not what one would expect. But it worked like a charm for the Lady Cougars.

  • The Year in Review

    From a Mountain Bowl victory seven years in the making to a run to the 4A state championship game to a first state tennis title in school history, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon high schools had their fair share of sports moments in 2016. The following are 10 stories that highlighted the Canyon Courier sports scene during 2016. 

  • The final fate of Frances the...

    Several readers of this column have inquired recently if I knew what had become of “Frances” the Canada goose that lingered at Evergreen Lake into winter. Since I had suggested that the people who were concerned about Frances should call Carol Wade, I called her last week to find out what had transpired.

  • All-conference football teams

    3A WEST METRO
    FIRST TEAM

  • Top-ranked Evergreen rolls over ...

    CONIFER — Claudia Dillon and all of the Evergreen Lady Cougars, for that matter, recognized the chip on their shoulders. After all, just days before, Evergreen, last year’s state runner-up, moved up to No. 1 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls basketball poll. So having a letdown, especially against rival Conifer just days before Christmas was not something the Lady Cougars wanted. But the recognition was something welcomed.

  • Cougars run over Lobos

    CONIFER — Run, run and run some more.

    If the Dec. 21 non-conference encounter between rivals Evergreen and Conifer had been a track meet, the Cougars would’ve been sprinters in a four-quarter distance race. There was no second speed. It was just go, go, go full-speed ahead, and it worked to perfection.

  • Winter cottonwoods and a new...

    Reprinted from Dec. 31, 2008

    The good news is that the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. From now on, each day grows a bit longer until the spring equinox brings equal days and nights, the official beginning of spring.

    Actually, the first signs of spring appear long before March 21. Easter daises will be found blooming in February, early migrant birds will begin to move, and the twigs of the cottonwoods and willows will begin to glow with color as sap rises upward to nourish buds and soon-to-be flowers and leaves.

  • 2016-17 skiing capsule previews

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Jarod Roberts (alpine), Holly Boggs (Nordic)
    Assistant coaches: David Howell (alpine), Mike Savoie (Nordic), Blake Ridgeway (Nordic)

  • Dinegar, Jaguars pull away from...

    DENVER — Just 3 minutes into the game and Charles Dinegar was already having himself a game. The D’Evelyn junior had scored the team’s first nine points and was creating a defensive mismatch for the Conifer Lobos on Dec. 16. That’s when Conifer employed a 1-3-1 zone intended to slow Dinegar down.