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Today's Sports

  • Conifer trio turns attention...

    Ashley Phelps and Molly Walton had a similar path in mind. It’s not that they don’t mind Colorado, but the Conifer seniors had warmer pastures in mind for their immediate future. Add in Allison Gorrell and the Lobos trio all signed on to continue their athletic careers in college.

    On the first day of the early signing period, Phelps, Walton and Gorrell made official their quest to further their athletic careers at the next level.

  • Squirrels, catbirds are among...

    There has been very little new at the feeder this week. This is because it is empty most of the time. The maintenance man here at Elk Run is very kind and he tries to keep it up and filled. However, some critter or critters seem to knock it down as fast as he can put it up. Since I hope to be going home in about 10 days, it is not worth the expense of an elaborate pulley system, so I must give up even though the birds bring me much joy.

  • Evergreen girls bring home 2nd

    AURORA — No, Bryn Haebe didn’t win the 4A state cross country championship. She didn’t make Top 15, just missing that cut. But what the Evergreen senior did was lead a pack of Lady Cougars who showed that their team as a whole is a bigger deal than one individual runner.

    The Jeffco League and regional champion Cougars bunched together to give Evergreen its highest finish in 4A and its highest overall since the school finished second in the state as a 5A school in 1991.

  • Cougars squeeze out win

    The Evergreen Cougars knew they got a tough draw when they had to face Centaurus in the first round of the 4A state boys soccer playoffs. But the Cougars were up for the challenge, prevailing 1-0 at Evergreen High School on Oct. 27.

    The Warriors (8-6-2) were in the bottom half of the bracket, but had beaten some good teams and Cougars coach Peter Jeans knew that.

  • Cougars tune up for Conifer with...

    WATKINS — Trent Tosetti rushed for two touchdowns, and Quinn O’Neill and Jake Hutcherson added a score each as the Evergreen Cougars won their fourth straight game, 32-0 over Ridge View Academy on Oct. 30.

    The Cougars (7-2, 4-1 3A Metro South) rushed for 355 yards. The loss dropped Ridge View Academy to 2-7 overall, 1-4 in league play.

  • Cougars ousted in district...

    DENVER — The basic formula of volleyball is bump, set, spike. But when you get to the district tournament, as the Evergreen High School girls’ volleyball team did, the formula gets a little more complicated.

    The Cougars (11-10) were eliminated from the 4A District 4 tournament on Oct. 30 by the Mullen Mustangs at Denver South High School. Mullen advanced to the Region B tournament at Thompson Valley High School on Nov. 6. 

  • PLAYOFF-CLINCHING CATCH

    CONIFER — Not the crowd noise, the Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain TV cameras or less than 30 seconds that remained on the clock. Nothing. As Kevin Cassell put it, he literally didn’t think about anything.

    He couldn’t other than making the catch.

  • Second place ‘awesome’ for...

    THORNTON — Micala Mitchek, sitting around waiting for the scores, wasn’t sure, Kelsey Valdez didn’t believe her team had won, and Evergreen head coach Marnie Bello was just trying to stay calm.

    Strong team performances on the vault, balance beam and uneven bars had the Evergreen Cougars in prime position to reclaim the 4A state gymnastics championship Nov. 6 at Thornton High School. And even a solid, if not spectacular, floor exercise would seemingly be enough.

  • Penalty kicks end Cougars’ season

    ENGLEWOOD — There are tough losses and then there are heartbreakers. Evergreen’s 1-1 (4-3 in penalty kicks) loss to eighth-seeded Broomfield in the 4A state semifinals certainly falls into the latter category.

    It was a game that took so long that even the penalty kicks couldn’t be decided in regulation. But, eventually, the Eagles (14-2-3) came out on top after two extra rounds of PKs.

  • Cougars advance to boys soccer...

    LAKEWOOD -- Danny Jensen’s ball skills and footwork were the key. The Evergreen sophomore didn’t score, but what he did do was pull the defense toward him. That set up Luke Adams to score the eventual game-winning goal as the fifth-seeded Cougars advanced to the 4A state semifinals on Nov. 3 with a 2-1 win over Jeffco League rival D’Evelyn at Lakewood Memorial Field.