Today's Sports

  • Evergreen stuns Valor, takes...

    LAKEWOOD — Any coach or athlete will tell you some wins are better than others. That’s exactly how Ali Meyers, head coach for the Evergreen girls’ basketball team, felt after the Lady Cougars beat Valor Christian 47-45 on Feb. 17 at D’Evelyn High School.
    The win secured Evergreen third place in this year’s 4A Jeffco League tournament.
    “This is the proudest win of my career,” said Meyers, who, at the end of the game, was awestruck by how much her team dedicated themselves to getting the win.

  • Injury-riddled season too...

    DENVER — Jake Kay could pass for a picture of the walking wounded.
    The Evergreen junior walked onto the mat at the 4A state wrestling tournament with his left elbow taped up after tweaking it in practice last week. This doesn’t even consider the fact that he was already nursing a nagging shoulder.
    “He’s working with it, living with it. It affects him I think,” Evergreen head coach Lane Williams said. “(He’s) trying to learn how to wrestle with it.”

  • Karnath proves his worth on...

    DENVER — It was probably of little consolation to Josh Karnath in the aftermath of his third-round loss in the consolation bracket to Fort Lupton’s Timmy Ornelas, but he proved to be exactly what he is.
    That is the one of the eight best wrestlers at 220 pounds in 4A this season. And, quite possibly, he was one of the top eight in any classification, not just 4A, according to Evergreen head coach Lane Williams.

  • Northern shrikes are winter...

    Late winter brings strange weather into this area. This year, January brought much warmer weather than usual, giving everyone spring fever. February thus far has turned out to be colder than average and has brought back-to-back snowstorms with scarcely a break in between.
    The only thing that you can be positive about is that it will change. Whatever it is like at the moment, it probably won’t be the same 10 minutes from now or tomorrow. Usually our mornings dawn clear and bright because the skies often clear overnight, however, even that is not a certainty.

  • Cougars’ Kay, Karnath returning...

    Following is a list of Evergreen wrestlers who qualified for the 4A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum:

  • Lady Cougars escape Farmers in...

    Erin Dobey felt the pressure. How could she not.
    The Evergreen Lady Cougars had twice built a double-digit lead and twice watched it evaporate. The last time was a 14-point lead with 4 minutes, 44 seconds remaining in their 4A Jeffco League tournament quarterfinal game with Wheat Ridge on Feb. 13 at Evergreen High School.
    What once looked to be an insurmountable lead had dwindled to one point with Dobey at the foul line shooting one and a bonus with 4.5 seconds left.

  • Host Cougars commit Cardinal sin

    Scott Haebe couldn’t explain it.
    Maybe it was Elizabeth’s 2-3 zone defense. Maybe it was the play of freshman Jake Gavitt. Maybe, just maybe, it was Evergreen looking ahead instead of focusing on the task at hand. Whatever it was it wasn’t good for the Cougars.

  • National signing day

    Looking at local athletes who signed their letters-of-intent at National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2012.

    Ceremony was held at Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. in the school's main hallway.

    Noah Ansley, Football, Ft. Lewis College
    "When Keenan (Prouty) and I went up to visit everybody was so nice to us. The campus was perfect. It seemed like a perfect fit for me," said Ansley, who will switch from quarterback to slot receiver.

    Natalie Elmgreen, Softball, Colby C.C.

  • Running through the lore of...

    The greater roadrunner, which has been seen for the past few months at Dinosaur Ridge, has been an interesting visitor.
    Although they are regular residents in the southeast corner of Colorado, they seldom go north of that. They are essentially desert birds and are found all across the desert Southwest. That little corner of our state is the only place where they apparently have traditionally felt at home.

  • Sports briefs

    Propst, Cougars enter league tournament on a high note
    — Konnor Propst scored a game-high 19 points, which included five 3-pointers, as Evergreen closed out its regular season with a 58-42 road victory against Wheat Ridge on Feb. 6.
    Josh Conroy added 13 points as the Cougars (13-6, 8-2 4A Jeffco League) won for the fifth time in six games.