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Today's Sports

  • Gardening in the foothills is...

    Christie Greene: Inside the Outdoors

  • Lobos get on a winning streak

    Cold weather greeted the Conifer tennis team on April 11 as it hosted Englewood. But it didn’t deter the Lobos, who showed dominance over the Pirates, picking up their first win of the season with a 6-1 victory.

    “I expected our one singles and two doubles to win today,” said head coach Dennis Knopf. “Our No. 1 single Hailey Janson has been a great player for us. She’s undefeated and just continues to be a strong player.”

  • Conifer’s fast start slows down...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Paul Taylor offered a one-word impression of his initial Conifer-Evergreen boys lacrosse game: Intense. 

    Imagine the adjective the first-year Lobos coach would use if the Cougars were a bit more competitive in the heated rivals’ battle for the King of the Hill trophy, established in 2016. 

  • Late rally not enough for Huskies

    EVERGREEN — The start and finish of the Platte Canyon vs Clear Creek game went in favor of the Huskies, but the score ended with the Golddiggers having the advantage in a wild shootout.

    Trailing 14-6 entering the top of the seventh inning, the Huskies did everything they could to erase the deficit in a game that took three hours to finish.

  • Cougar baseball falls short...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    WHEAT RIDGE — Keeping within reach of the 4A Jeffco League baseball leaders was the task for Evergreen and Wheat Ridge on Saturday.

    While the conference schedule is only about a third of the way done, the Cougars and Farmers can’t afford to fall too far behind league-leading and defending 4A state champion Valor Christian (9-3, 3-0 in league).

  • Evergreen has strong showing at...

     GYPSUM — Both the boys and girls track teams had successful outings on Saturday at the Eagle Valley Invitational. Led by Kristina Schreiber, Rachel Harris and Bailee Jones, the Lady Cougars earned a third-place finish as a team.

    In the 100-meter dash, Schreiber finished in the top-spot with a time of 13.39, .7 seconds quicker than the nearest opponent. Brittney McLeod placed 47th at 15.85 while Kristan Stackpool finished 59th.

  • Lobos tame Tigers for third win

    CONIFER — Conifer senior Chase Phelps was nearly perfect on Saturday. Phelps took seven shots on goal, connecting on six of them while adding two assists as the Lobos defeated Summit 16-1 at Conifer High School.

    A combined eight Lobos found the back of the net in the win, while six finished with assists. Conifer jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after the first period and stretched it to 12-0 by halftime.

  • Offense lifts Conifer past Fort...

    CONIFER — Jackson Hale finished with just one hit, but boy was it a big one. The sophomore crushed a double into the gap, bringing home a pair of Lobos as Conifer rolled past Fort Morgan 11-5 on Friday at Conifer High School.

    Hale finished with a team-high three RBIs.

    Sophomores Sam Nease, Cody Brown and Avery Fulford combined to tally five RBIs, along with six hits.

  • Questionable calls haunt...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head coach Steve Jones isn’t one to make excuses. The veteran skipper knows a thing or two about baseball and understands when his team fails to capitalize on scoring chances. 

    On Saturday, the Cougars had several chances to manufacture runs, but couldn’t overcome a tough pitching performance by Ponderosa’s Sam Beecher in a 5-2 loss at All-Star Park.

  • Former Evergreen skier headed to...

    Representing your country in a sport is a dream for many because it is one of the highest achievements possible.
    For Jordan Strande, 18, this dream is now a reality. Strande along with three others will represent the United States in the FIS Junior World Championships this week in Italy.
     “It is most definitely one of my greatest accomplishments,” stated Strande. “I’ve been working for this for a long time so to be able to represent the U.S. at such a big tournament is pretty sweet.”