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Today's Sports

  • Shooting frenzy: Conifer girls...

    LAKEWOOD — The season may still be young, but Conifer girls lacrosse is already looking pretty scary.

    Just three games into 2019, the Lobos are sitting pretty with a 3-0 record. Across those contests, they’ve outscored their opponents 46-11. On Saturday afternoon at Trailblazer Stadium, they kept that trend alive with their third victory, a 16-1 thrashing of the visiting Summit Tigers.

    Sophomore attacker Alissa Rumin scored one of Conifer’s two hat tricks on the day. Adde Hollander contributed the other.

  • Columbine boys lacrosse gives No...

    LAKEWOOD — In Colorado high school lacrosse, most teams might be intimidated to start out their season against No. 1-ranked defending state champion in Regis Jesuit. Good thing Columbine isn’t most teams.

    On Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium, the Rebel boys — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll — came out hot and heavy-handed against the Raiders in their opening matchup of the 2019 season but eventually fell to Regis 11-10 in sudden-death overtime.

  • Lobo boys lacrosse falls to No....

     LAKEWOOD — Despite what the record book may suggest, Conifer lacrosse started out its 2019 season the right way.

    After the first week of play, the Lobos now sit at 0-2 after losses to Jefferson Academy and Erie, both solid squads. On Saturday at Trailblazer Stadium in the 10-1 loss to Erie, the Lobos learned what they’re capable of and what they need to work on.

  • Platte Canyon’s Sussenbach owns...

    All her life, Heidi Sussenbach has been a go-getter.

    Whether she’s on the diamond or in the classroom, the Platte Canyon junior and softball player always gives it her all, even sometimes when she’s not supposed to.

  • Dillon wins Sportswomen of...

    A few weeks back, senior Claudia Dillon forever enshrined herself in the Evergreen history books when she surpassed 1,500 career points and 1,000 rebounds. Now, she’ll be forever enshrined in Colorado women’s athletics.

    On Sunday night, Dillon and her family attended the Sportswomen of Colorado awards banquet, where she accepted the award for best all-around high school athlete in Colorado.

    Gail Andrews, her volleyball coach, and Maddy Hornecker, her basketball coach, both nominated her for the honor.

  • Evergreen swim team dives into...

    LITTLETON — Kian Smith may be new to high school diving, but he seems to be making a name for himself in the sport.

    On Friday at the Ridge Rec Center, the Evergreen freshman finished fifth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 146.55. It was the first meet of his career and the first meet of the year for Evergreen.

    “I think I did really well for my first meet,” he said. “I’m pretty sure I scored well, but I don’t really know the scoring system. From what I heard, I did really well.”

  • Conifer baseball gearing up for...

    The 2019 baseball season hasn’t had the greatest start, but Conifer is hoping it can overcome early setbacks to have a successful year.

    The Lobos were supposed to begin their campaign last week at Jefferson Academy, but the game was canceled due to snowy field conditions. Up to and including that point, the team hadn’t seen any field time in the spring season because of their own field-condition woes. Their first game now is scheduled for Saturday at home at 1 p.m. With the impending snowstorm this week, that doesn’t look promising either.

  • Evergreen girls hoops returns to...

    PUEBLO — In her first year as head coach of the Evergreen girls basketball program, Maddy Hornecker had big shoes to fill. After all, former coach Amy Bahl led the Cougars to three straight state title appearances and back-to-back championships.

    Hornecker more than lived up to the pressure this year. On Friday night at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, the Cougars — seeded No. 5 in the Class 4A girls state tournament bracket — ended their season in the Great 8 with a 48-42 loss to No. 4 Pueblo South.

  • Eagle hockey falls to Regis...

    DENVER — Midway through the season, not many expected the Dakota Ridge hockey team to make it far in the playoffs.

    Not only did the sixth-seeded Eagles prove the doubters wrong, but they played their hearts out and made it to the championship matchup at the Pepsi Center. On Monday night, they fell to defending state champion Regis Jesuit 5-2 to earn the runner-up spot in Colorado hockey this year.

  • Chatfield girls wrestling takes...

    “Wrestling is the sports of gods and champions.”

    As assistant wrestling coach Justin Koontz spoke to the masses of the Chatfield Senior High student body on Feb. 20 in the school commons, the crowd roared. After all, he got the pleasure of introducing Colorado’s first-ever girls state wrestling champions.

    Girls wrestling is still a new concept in Colorado, and the rest of the state has a lot of catching up to do.