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Today's Sports

  • THREE TIMES AN ATHLETE

    Braden Olson wakes up around 6 a.m., after six hours of sleep, and does his math homework. He watches film during lunch while doing more homework. He uses his free period during school hours to complete even more homework. But he has to in order to keep up with his assiduous schedule.
    After all, Olson, a 17-year-old Evergreen High School senior, is a member of the school’s varsity football team. He’s also a defender on the boys soccer team. Oh, and he’s on the golf team as well.

  • Cougars finally get monkey off...

    ELIZABETH — Not four straight victories to open the season. Not a combined 94 points the past two weeks. Not even making the 3A state football playoffs the year before could get the Evergreen Cougars respect.

  • Hamari, Evergreen persevere in...

    LAKEWOOD — Kyler Hamari had barely played in regulation. So when the Evergreen senior came on in the second overtime he was not only fresh physically, but mentally he was ready to make a difference as well.
    He did just that, and just in the nick of time, as his goal with 19 seconds left skirted past Golden backup goalkeeper Jack Nespor for a 2-1 Cougars victory on Sept. 21 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Skold stuns herself, wins...

    LITTLETON — Sammy Skold couldn’t believe it herself. The Evergreen junior had just crossed the finish line at the Liberty Bell Invitational in 18 minutes, 51 seconds. Flanked seconds later by her teammates Erin Dobey and Maura O’Brien realization was setting in.
    Skold had won.
    “I was not expecting that at all. I just went out there and ran as hard as I wanted. I did what I wanted to do. I’m pretty proud of myself right now,” Skold said.

  • Hot-hitting Cougars jump on...

    Sure Evergreen may have started the regular season off slow, winning just one of its first four games, but the Lady Cougars have been on fire as of late.
    Behind eight extra-base hits, including three home runs, and a complete-game effort from pitching ace Breeze Phillips, Evergreen toppled rival Conifer, 8-1, on Sept. 16, ending a two-year losing streak to the host Lady Lobos.

  • Cougars golfers qualify for state

    DENVER — It wasn’t exactly the way head coach Mike Kuzava had it pictured, but his Evergreen Cougars’ boys golf team is headed to state.
    Playing in the 4A Metro Regional at Foothills Golf Course on Sept. 19, Evergreen qualified all four of its players despite finishing third as a team behind Valor Christian and Mullen.

  • 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.