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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen volleyball achieves...

    DENVER — Win a state championship? Well, sure, that would’ve been nice.

    After all, Evergreen was the cream of the crop back in the days when Lo Hunter was coaching in the 1970s and ‘80s, winning 4A state titles nine times between 1976 and ’85. Those banners adorn EHS’ gymnasium, which, by the way, is named after Hunter.

  • Cougars football ends playoff...

    By Michael Kelly

    For the Courier

    LONGMONT — David Leek stood in the middle of a crowd as players, parents and coaches came over to hug and thank him. One of them was his son, Parker, and the senior embraced his dad as they both shed a few tears.

    They were tears of sadness but also of pride. The Evergreen Cougars lost 56-14 to Mead on Saturday, but reaching the first round of the Class 3A playoffs was something to smile about, even in defeat.

  • Preview: Conifer boys basketball...

    Bouncing back from losing seven key players is never easy, but the Conifer boys basketball players think they can get the job done.

    Included in those seven players was the school’s first conference player of the year in Mark Studer. The Lobos will have their work cut out for them when the season rolls around, but head coach Eric Valerio said there’s plenty to look forward to this year.

  • Preview: Evergreen boys hoops...

    After graduating seven seniors last year and losing its head coach, Evergreen boys basketball is going to look a lot different this year.

    For many of the players, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Now the former underclassmen will get their shot at the spotlight.

  • Fritsche shines for EHS...

    THORNTON — Going into her final gymnastics meet with the Evergreen High program, senior Jackie Fritsche feared she would finish her high school career flat.

    After all, she could barely talk with the cold that had plagued her for the few days leading up to and including the 4A state gymnastics meet at Thornton High School.

    But on Friday and Saturday, she didn’t act like she was sick.

  • Cougars show claws in volleyball...

    By Alex Purcell

    For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — There is almost no greater feeling than finishing the regional volleyball season with a win. Just ask the Evergreen Cougars. 

    The Cougars emerged victorious after going to battle against the Thompson Valley Eagles and the Titans of The Classical Academy in the postseason volleyball tournament.

    The Cougars went undefeated in their two matches, winning three sets in a row to best the Titans (25-19, 25-14, 25-21) and later repeating the feat to put down the Eagles (25-14, 25-22, 25-14).

  • EHS football cruises past...

    By Levi Waddell

    For the Courier

    On a night that saw the Evergreen football team potentially playing its last game of the season, the Cougars were firing on all cylinders. With a strong effort from start to finish, they easily put away the Kennedy Commanders, 46-6.

    After a tough loss to Green Mountain three weeks back, the Cougars weren’t in the best position to secure a playoff spot. The Cougars knew they’d have to bring the intensity the final two games to have a chance at the playoffs.

  • Husky football brings the heat...

    By Kevin Carmody

    For the Courier

    PEYTON — Except for only a few plays and possessions, Platte Canyon went toe-to-toe with state power Peyton in Saturday’s 1A first-round playoff game, a matchup that earlier this season produced a 36-point blowout.

    Although the No. 15-seeded Huskies held the No. 2 Panthers to a season-low in points and limited leading rusher J.D. Hart to nearly 100 yards below his average, the final outcome was still the same in a 22-8 loss on a blustery afternoon on the eastern plains.

  • Husky XC girls earn runner-up at...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Oh what a difference a classification makes.

    Last year, as a 3A team in Colorado cross country, Platte Canyon was barely a blip on the state meet’s radar as only freshman Emma Dikken qualified for the big meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center.

    This year, in 2A, the Huskies not only qualified their full girls team, but they finished runner-up in the team competition on Saturday.

  • Cougar football crushes Conifer...

    By Levi Waddell

    For the Courier

    In a dominant performance, the Evergreen Cougars jumped on the Conifer Lobos early on in the annual Mountain Bowl and never looked back.

    With big contributions from running backs Ben Haefeli and Phillip Yaro and wide receiver/safety Gavan Foote, the Cougars secured their biggest win of the year, 48-26.

    Evergreen wasted no time getting on the board as Yaro ripped off a 37-yard touchdown run on the opening drive, the first of his three touchdowns.