For more than 60 years Warren Miller movies have used silly commentary run over the top of exciting and dynamic video footage to inspiring snow lovers to try new things and push their limits.
Eighteen-year-old Evergreen senior and reigning boys giant slalom alpine ski champion Jake Bender loves Miller’s movies. In fact, his whole team does. So it’s no coincidence that they watch them in the charter bus on their way to competitions.
LAKEWOOD — For right now, as Lexie Malazdrewicz would say over and over Feb. 2 at the Carmody Rec Center, the Evergreen Lady Cougars are swimming good times. Keep in mind that a good time for them would be out of this world for most others.
It happens at some point in every sport. The breaking point: the point in which the metaphorical wall goes up and athletes have to fight with everything to break through.
High school girls swim teams are quickly reaching that point and with state competition two weeks away swimmers across the state are fighting harder than ever to break through.
Despite being ravaged by illness and exhaustion, the Evergreen Lady Cougars managed to score a 151-66 win against Conifer on Jan. 25 at the Wulf Recreation Center.
CONIFER — Conifer girls basketball coach Mick Gorrell has preached patient to his Lady Lobos. Against rival Evergreen, which held a decisive size advantage in the post, that game plan Jan. 25 at Conifer High School was imperative toward his team’s success.
CONIFER — When it comes to rivalry games, such as one like Evergreen and Conifer, it’s tough for one to stay within themselves. Emotions are high, the adrenaline rush is maddening. But Evergreen’s boys basketball team, clearly the better team, had to find a way to do so.
“We were looking forward to it for the whole week. We had to keep our emotions and nerves down. We did a pretty good job of that and ended up getting a good lead,” Evergreen senior Andre Lane said.
Thad Yeatts pinfall of Green Mountain’s Noah Malik in 4 minutes, 17 seconds at 160 pounds sealed a 28-27 come-from-behind win for host Evergreen on Jan. 16.
Other winners for the Cougars were Lane Hanson (106), Jake Kay (126), Kaleb Masco (132), and Nate Hediger (170). Hanson won by major decision, Kay by pinfall and Masco and Hediger via forfeit.
By Will Petersen
For the Courier DENVER — The final score didn’t reflect exactly how close the game was. It would have been, without a doubt, a huge upset, and the Evergreen girls basketball team almost pulled it off.
The Lady Cougars, playing on the road, cut fifth-ranked D’Evelyn’s lead to four midway through the fourth quarter before ultimately bowing out in a 52-39 defeat Jan. 18.