Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cougars’ 9 wins can’t stop D’...

    ARVADA — Despite winning nine events, the Evergreen girls swimming team couldn’t dethrone powerhouse D’Evelyn in the Class 4A Jeffco League swimming championships.
    With last week’s massive snowstorm postponing the preliminary heats a day until the morning of Feb. 4, it was long day of swimming at George J. Meyers pool.

  • Returning Kay hauls in Jeffco...

    LAKEWOOD — Jake Kay, Evergreen’s junior 120-pounder who returned to the mat after missing four weeks with a separated right shoulder, went 3-0 and won the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championship Feb. 4 at Bear Creek High School.
    Kay, wrestling in round-robin competition, scored the Cougars’ lone championship with his victory over Josh Shipley of Wheat Ridge.
    Senior Josh Karnath placed second at 220 pounds, finishing 2-1 in round-robin action. His only loss came to eventual champion Dwight Howes of Arvada.

  • Lobos keep bragging rights

    EVERGREEN — Andrew Wolf had never scored a varsity win in 13 previous opportunities. He had yet to wrestle varsity this season for Conifer. But given a chance Feb. 2 at Evergreen High School against the rival Cougars, he wasted little time.
    Wolf’s pin of Thad Yeatts in 46 seconds — the fastest match of the night — was one of three head-to-head victories for the Lobos in a 48-30 victory in the Power Cup showdown.

  • Friday's sporting events...

    Evergreen's boys and girls basketball games with Wheat Ridge, scheduled for tonight, have been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6 due to the inclement weather.
    The boys will play at Wheat Ridge with the varsity game scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The Lady Cougars will host Wheat Ridge at Evergreen High School at the same time.

  • Willows begin their slow ascent...

    We’ve been blessed with spring-like weather during much of the month of January, while the high country has had plenty of snow for the ski resorts. Who could ask for any better weather for all of us? Now I can’t help but wonder if we will have to pay for this fine weather with too much snow in February and March. I hope not.

  • Sports briefs

    Stingers Reds U-7 team places 10th at world competition
    ORLANDO, Fla.
    — The Evergreen Stingers Reds U-7 soccer team took 10th place in the World 3v3 finals.
    The tournament at Disney World was held Jan. 14-16.
    The team, comprised of Benjamin Simpson, Tim Browning, Vilnis Venta, Landon Freeman, Brody Taylor, took on talented teams including New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, and Missouri at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.
    The team is coached by Mike Freeman.