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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Conifer boys cross country team ...

    THORNTON — Maybe it wasn’t to be the year, just like in 2012 when the Conifer boys cross country team won a 4A Jeffco League championship. 

    But the Lobos didn’t get the message then and not now, either, because they’re going back to state. This time in 3A.

  • Lobos end streak, win Mountain...

    CONIFER — Seven years. Seven long years. Now, it’s a big relief.

    Not since 2009 — the first Mountain Bowl — has Conifer been on the winning side. Year in and year out, it was Evergreen. Always Evergreen.

    Not this year. Not this time.

  • Witches and bats and bears — oh...

    (Reprinted from Oct. 28, 2009)

    I am sorry to say that I made an error in my article of two weeks ago. In the article of Oct. 7, I wrote that grizzly bears “had been all but eliminated in the contiguous 48 states.” This is not true, and I apologize. I checked this information in the book “Bears of the World” by Lance Craighead, and assumed it to be up to date, for he is an authority on bears and it is a fairly recent publication.

  • Turnovers prove to be costly...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen football fans hoping the 2016 opener would be a barometer for their team’s passing offense have been sadly disappointed. Instead of progressing, or even maintaining, from an 18-of-30, 238-yard, three-touchdown effort, the Cougars have regressed.

  • Romero, Ley approve of altitude...

    By Steve Smith
    For the Courier

    FORT LUPTON — Conifer’s Julia Romero and Jacob Ley particularly liked the results of the Colorado 7 League cross country race at Fort Lupton High School on Oct. 13.

    The Lobos took first in both the boys and girls divisions.