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Today's Sports

  • Cougars' Padgett breaks...

    Christian Padgett, Evergreen's leading rusher, is out for the season and his football career is over after the Cougars senior fractured the T1 vertebrae in his neck on a blocking play in the fourth quarter of the team's 46-13 win over Arvada on Sept. 16 at Lakewood's Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Fall marks the beginning of...

    As summer comes to an end, fall arrives with its rich fullness of color. The end of the growing season is marked by the gold of aspen and the abundance of maturing seeds.

  • Sports briefs

    GYMNASTICS
    Lady Cougars remain perfect, top A-West, Standley Lake
    WESTMINSTER
    — Evergreen remained undefeated with a tri-meet victory over 5A Arvada West and host Standley Lake on Sept. 14.
    The Lady Cougars scored a season-high 173.5 points. Arvada West was second with 171.775 and Standley Lake had a 169.475.
    Kelsey Valdez placed second in the overall thanks to a first-place finish on the vault (9.25) and a second place on the floor (9.45).

  • Cougars' boys tennis team...

    EVERGREEN -- Stephen Hardy, Evergreen's No. 1 singles player, led a three-match sweep in singles action and the Cougars took a 6-1 boys tennis victory over rival Conifer on Sept. 13 at the Evergreen Sports Center.
    Hardy scored a 6-1, 6-0 over the Lobos' Brandon McGlynn. Matt Golub, at No. 2 singles, was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Matt Twombly and Paul Clancy, at No. 3 singles, defeated Skylar Budd, 6-0, 6-0.
    Conifer scored its lone win at No. 1 doubles where Jeremy Swanson and Reid Lange pulled out a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Evergreen's Ian Roche and Andre Lane.

  • ‘One, two, three, Spencer’

    LAKEWOOD — It was more than just a moment of team solidarity. When the Evergreen Cougars returned from the locker room at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 9 at halftime of their game with host Alameda, one by one the players kneeled on the sideline, huddled with the coaches and said their peace.
    “One, two, three, Spencer,” the Cougars said.

  • Lady Cougars pull away from host...

    DENVER — Natalie Elmgreen will tell you she was just trying to do her job. Well, the Evergreen shortstop did that quite well on Sept. 8 at Thomas Jefferson.
    Elmgreen went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs — two with a seventh-inning triple — as the Lady Cougars pulled away for a 7-3 victory.

  • Perry, Cougars have solid showing

    Senior Ashley Perry won two events and took second in another, leading undefeated Evergreen to a seven-point victory at the Columbine Invitational.
    Perry won the floor exercise and the vault with identical 9.05 scores, and took second place in the beam (8.550).
    “She is a great addition to our team,” Evergreen head coach Marnie Bello said. “Not only because of her talent, but because of her leadership, commitment, and hard work she brings to the table.”

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Cougars score three wins at Silver Creek tournament
    LONGMONT
    — Allison Aafedt had 10 attacks and six kills as Evergreen topped host Silver Creek, 25-19, 25-16 in its fourth match at the Silver Creek tournament on Sept. 10.
    The Lady Cougars won three of their four matches in improving to 4-2 on the season.

    BOYS GOLF
    Cougars ready for regionals, finish 2nd in final league match

  • Late tally lifts Cougars past...

    Maybe it wasn’t  bound to happen, even though Evergreen controlled much of the possession time in its season opener with Mullen at Evergreen High School. But Scott Boland certainly was in the right place at the right time.
    The Cougars senior punched home an Ethan Jackson rebound in the 73rd minute and Evergreen opened the 2011 season with a 1-0 victory over Mullen, avenging a loss in last year’s season opener.
    “We had a really hard shot at the keeper. He couldn’t control it and it came right back out,” Boland said.

  • Skold, Cougars off and running

    AURORA — Sammy Skold wasn’t trying to make a statement, so the Evergreen junior said. She was just getting back into the rhythm of running cross county, but her third-place finish at the Lori Fitgerald Pre-State Invitational would say otherwise.
    Skold’s season-opening time of 19 minutes, 39.41 seconds at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds on Sept. 3 was only topped by Canon City freshman Aubrey Till (19:02.40) and Discovery Canyon senior Allie Morgan (19:33.24) in the 4A girls race.