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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Peterson, Cougars lead charge at Hyland Hills Jeffco meet
    WESTMINSTER
    — Kyle Peterson carded a tourament-best 71 and Evergreen had five golfers in the top 15 en route to a 12-stroke victory at the 4A Jeffco League match at Hyland Hills golf course on Aug. 22.
    Evergreen, as a team, scored a 316 total, finishing 12 strokes ahead of second-place D’Evelyn. Wheat Ridge was a distant third with a 359 total.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Cross...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Angie Harrington, Rob Wright
    Classifications: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Evergreen’s girls placed  first in the Liberty Bell and league and second in regionals. They were 14th in state. The boys team took 10th at state.
    Athletes to watch: Sam Skold, Sr.; Jaxson Saylor, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 31, Pre-State Meet, Cheyenne Stampede, Colorado Springs
    State championship: Oct. 27, Norris Penrose Center, Colorado Springs

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Boys...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Peter Jeans
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 17-3
    2011 recap: The Cougars ran the table in the 4A Jeffco League, going 9-0 en route to another conference title. Evergreen reached the 4A state finals before falling 1-0 to Mullen. Players to watch: Ethan Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Nate Hentges, Matt Hornbecker,
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Air Academy, 6:45 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 10, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City

  • The Will to Win: Teams look for...

    It’s a feeling that never gets old. Be it the first time or last year’s fifth championship since 1999, the joy of winning a state football title is sheer euphoria for Andy Lowry. It always bring an infectious smile.
    The Columbine head coach has a pretty good handle on what it takes to be successful. He’s seen it quite a bit over the years.

  • Slow-starting Cougars right ship...

    KEENESBURG — Rob Molholm was expecting the growing pains. After all, how could there not be with his Evergreen Cougars replacing 19 starters — 21 if you include the place-kicker and punter — from last season’s 9-2 3A state playoff team.
    And there was plenty for the Evergreen head coach not to like in the season opener Aug. 25 at Weld Central.
    Such as the Cougars’ four turnovers — two of which came in the game’s first 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

  • Eagles unleash bats on Cougars

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier
    Dakota Ridge, coming off of a year in which it went 20-3, shared the 5A Jeffco League title, won a  regional title, and advanced to the 5A Elite 8, was back at it Aug. 25, beating visiting Evergreen 15-1 at Dave Atencio Field.
    The loss dropped Evergreen, coming off a 17-7 season and a spot in the 4A state quarterfinals, to 1-1.

  • Debut defeat doesn’t diminish...

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier
    DENVER — While his first professional mixed martial arts fight may have only lasted 1 minute, 37 seconds, Matt Davis is in it for the long haul.
    Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, has been a growing sport of over the last couple of years, and Davis, a resident of Evergreen, is a newcomer to the scene. His first fight on Aug. 17 at the Red Lion Hotel was against Jon Vigil, who was also debuting for the Kick Down Mixed Martial Arts Association.

  • 2012 fall sports preview:...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Marnie Bello
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: It was just about the perfect season for Evergreen, which won the Jeffco League and 4A state championships. “Coming into league we were excited because Elizabeth was going and so were we and we won, which was a huge accomplishment for us and gave us a big boost going into state, which we also won,” Bello said. Evergreen had  10 individuals qualify for final events with six of them placing.

  • 2012 fall sports preview:...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Katie Ryan
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Evergreen placed third in the 4A Jeffco League, but did not make it through districts after losing to Niwot and Longmont. ... The team was led by Brenna Buckwalter, who is now playing for the University of New Hampshire.
    Players to watch: Kira Nielander, Sr., outside hitter; Andrea Eddy, Fr., setter/ right-side hitter; Genevieve DeGrandchamp, Sr., front hitter
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Pomona, 6 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 9-10, Denver Coliseum

  • Cougars keep even keel, win...

    ARVADA — It was only the first hole, but Sam Theil didn’t do himself any favors. The Evergreen senior co-captain, starting on No. 18 at the Jefferson Academy Invitational on Aug. 16, fired a double bogey. It was a tough start for a player who struggles more with golf’s mental game than with the physical side.