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Today's Sports

  • Cougars proud despite loss

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Foundation built: Lobos win...

    There may have been snow on the ground, but it was Gatorade that showered Conifer head coach Justin DeBerry on April 26. The Lobos celebrated their first league championship in more than 10 years after they defeated Skyview 15-2 at Conifer High School.

  • District Wildlife Manager...

    Christie Greene

  • Evergreen falls in shootout

    LAKEWOOD — Sophomore Lily Mott notched four goals during Evergreen’s match against Ralston Valley, but her effort wouldn’t be enough as the Cougars fell 19-8 on April 18.

    The Mustangs jumped ahead early, outscoring Evergreen 13-5 in the first half. Along with Mott, senior Tess Albert had an outstanding performance tallying three goals on five shots. 

  • Conifer extends winning streak...

    ENGLEWOOD — With just one game left in its regular season, the Conifer Lobos’ baseball team extended its winning streak to three games after defeating Englewood 12-0 on Saturday.

    The Lobos scored early and often, tallying eight runs in the opening inning. Seniors John Betsch and Matt Aceto provided the power at the plate for Conifer. The duo combined to go 4-for-6 with four RBIs.

  • Love leads Evergreen to a 6-1...

    Sophomore Zoe Love has seen her fair share of struggles in her two seasons with Evergreen tennis. This season, Love has a record of 3-5 as the No.1 singles player for the Cougars. On Monday afternoon, Love picked up some confidence as she topped Alma Younger of George Washington in three sets as Evergreen defeated the Patriots 6-1.

  • Conifer, Clear Creek show...

    EVERGREEN — The score may have been largely in favor of Conifer, but the respect was equal among the Lobos and Clear Creek after Conifer defeated the Diggers 17-1.

     With just miles separating the two schools, many of the athletes for both squads grew up playing lacrosse together. A sport that is naturally violent showed a soft spot as the two teams lifted one another up throughout the game.

  • Gardening in the foothills is...

    Christie Greene: Inside the Outdoors

  • Lobos get on a winning streak

    Cold weather greeted the Conifer tennis team on April 11 as it hosted Englewood. But it didn’t deter the Lobos, who showed dominance over the Pirates, picking up their first win of the season with a 6-1 victory.

    “I expected our one singles and two doubles to win today,” said head coach Dennis Knopf. “Our No. 1 single Hailey Janson has been a great player for us. She’s undefeated and just continues to be a strong player.”

  • Conifer’s fast start slows down...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Paul Taylor offered a one-word impression of his initial Conifer-Evergreen boys lacrosse game: Intense. 

    Imagine the adjective the first-year Lobos coach would use if the Cougars were a bit more competitive in the heated rivals’ battle for the King of the Hill trophy, established in 2016.