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Today's Sports

  • Experience pays off for Conifer

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Maddie Yerks was the lone returning Conifer player who tasted victory in last year’s tennis dual meet with Evergreen, participating in a doubles win late in the Lady Cougars’ 6-1 romp. So it was fitting that her victory in No. 3 doubles sealed the Lady Lobos’ 4-3 triumph on April 9 at Evergreen High School.

  • Conifer duo, penalties lift Lobos

    Drew Williams and Stone Henderson make for quite the one-two punch. Evergreen found that out the hard way on April 10 at Evergreen High School.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    GIRLS SOCCER

    Pusedu’s second-half flurry carries Evergreen past D’Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD — Jahna Pusedu scored three times — all in the second half — as Evergreen won its third straight game with a 3-0 shutout of D’Evelyn on April 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Lady Cougars (5-1-1) got assists from Kylee Petrik, Emma Thiesen and Zoe Peterson.

    Sarah Temple stopped both shots on goal by the Lady Jaguars.

    The loss dropped D’Evelyn to 2-5.

  • Tenney, Lady Cougars take second...

    ARVADA — Madison Tenney carded an 80 to place second overall, and the Evergreen Lady Cougars finished second in a seven-team 4A Jeffco League match at Lake Arbor Golf Club on April 2.

    Evergreen, as a team, shot a 378 total — 28 strokes back of D’Evelyn. Conifer came in third with a 447.

    Fellow Evergreen senior Emily Rivers placed fifth with an 86, while freshman Natalie Holley was 10th with a 95. D’Evelyn finished with four golfers in the top nine, led by Emilee Strausburg’s meet-winning score of 73.

  • Victory slips out of Evergreen’s...

    Josh Bellatti never felt that Evergreen had the game in hand, and Wheat Ridge made sure that was the case in the seventh inning.

    The visiting Farmers, three outs away from a sure defeat, sent 10 batters to the plate and rallied to score five times in the final frame for a stunning 7-5 come-from-behind victory at Evergreen High School on April 2.

  • Cougars fire on all cylinders in...

    By Craig Harper, For the Courier

    Cancel the MIA alert for Evergreen’s offense.

    First-year boys lacrosse coach Toby Gerard wasn’t in panic mode prior to the home April 5 non-league matchup with Air Academy. But there was genuine concern as the Cougars had scored just 14 goals in the previous four games, including a 17-0 shutout by Wheat Ridge three days earlier. Half of those goals came against Clear Creek, a second-year varsity program, in the lone win during that stretch.

  • Summer birds making their way...

    Once more, while spring hesitated in the doorway, winter pushed her aside and came back in.

    Cold and snowy would best describe most of last week’s weather, but it could have been much worse. Since the temperature hovered around freezing, at least some of the snow fell as rain. Today, the sun is back and between the snow drifts, brown squiggly earth makes fancy patterns on the mountains.

  • Friends, indeed: Nonprofit helps...

    The nonprofit group Friends of Staunton State Park has been working with Colorado’s newest state park since before it opened last year, and now the group is starting to receive some recognition.

    Friends of Staunton recently was named Best Nonprofit of the Year by the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce.

    “It was a pleasant surprise,” said Wayne Parkinson, board president of Friends of Staunton. “Talk about a fantastic way to start 2014.”

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Cougars split pair during spring break trip to Arizona

    Evergreen scored four runs in the second inning before rallying to break a 6-all tie in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-6 win over Mingus  High School of Cottonwood, Ariz., in the first of two games during a spring break competition in Arizona on March 25.
    A day later, Evergreen dropped a 6-3 decision to Palm Springs, Calif., High School. Julian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a run driven in for Palm Springs.

  • Ultimate warriors

    It’s barely 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and Travis Macy and Brandy Erholtz have already gotten a workout in with barely 24 hours before jumping on a flight to Oregon to compete in the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultra marathon. It’s the lifestyle for these endurance runners.
    “We’re definitely not weekend warriors. Like a lot of people in endurance sports we’re competing at a very high level,” Macy said. “We’re both parents, we’re teachers. We do many different things. It’s a balancing act.”