Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Summit upsets Evergreen, sends Cougars to first defeat
    — Andrew Ike’s TD pass on fourth down to Tyler Nelson and Thomas DeBonville’s extra point helped Summit upset 10th-ranked Evergreen, 13-12, at the Tigers’ homecoming on Oct. 1.
    The loss for the Cougars, who got touchdowns from Noah Ansley and Braden Olson, dropped them to 5-1 overall, 1-1 in the 3A Metro South Conference. Summit improved to 3-3, 1-1.
    EHS plays Jefferson at EHS on Oct. 6. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Trees turn on their vibrant fall...

    It’s that time of year again when everyone is out looking at aspen leaves. Nothing makes Colorado’s scenery more beautiful than the gold of aspen leaves. We have aspen bowls through mile upon mile of our mountain country, nestled among the dark green of pines, spruces and firs. They are golden treasure for everyone to admire and share.

    I am amazed that Denver has not long since built and sponsored an Aspen Bowl where it could host and play major football games.


    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.