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Today's Sports

  • Kids triathlon draws over 100...

    EVERGREEN — Nothing quite says “community” like a kids triathlon.

    On Sunday morning at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 120 local kids aged 5 to 10 got to experience the three-pronged sport firsthand as they enjoyed the outdoors. The distances for the swim, bike and run varied by age group, shorter for the young ones and longer for the older ones.

  • Evergreen gymnast rising through...

     By Alissa Noe 

    Sports Editor

    Sometimes, the youngest athletes can have the brightest future.

    Cambry Haynes, a 10-year-old out of Evergreen, is working her way up through the national gymnastics ranks with the hopes of one day becoming an Olympic athlete. Already, she’s off to a great start.

  • Evergreen's Burke called up...

    It may have taken him five years, but Evergreen graduate Brock Burke can now say he’s a Triple threat.

    A Triple-A threat, that is.

    Last week, after working his way up through the minors since he graduated in 2014 from EHS, the left-handed pitcher got the call up to the final stage of minor league baseball, just in time to possibly make it to the Major League when rosters expand in September. 

  • Conifer, Evergreen golf start...

    GOLDEN — Now that the 2019 high school boys golf season is in full swing, Conifer and Evergreen high schools have plenty to look forward to in the months that lie ahead.

    On Monday at the Applewood Golf Course, both the Cougars and the Lobos showcased their talent in the 4A/5A Jeffco League tournament, their first of the new season. Though some players shone more than others, the teams displayed improvement from last year, especially in some players who moved into the top-four spots.

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  • Evergreen cyclists place high at...

    Robbie Day and Trevor Coppock made a name for themselves last week in Winter Park when the Evergreen locals finished fourth and second in their respective races of the USA Cycling Mountain Biking Championships.

    In the cross country competition, incoming Evergreen High School junior Day finished second overall with a final time of one hour, 32 minutes. On Tuesday, he made the USA Mountain Bike World Championships Team.

  • Evergreen Trail Racing Series...

    PINE — For many athletes, a 20-kilometer race may seem daunting, but not for the 56 runners in the final leg of the Evergreen Trail Racing Series at Staunton State Park on Saturday.

    During their 2,000-foot ascent and descent, competitors got to enjoy the natural beauty of the technical terrain. The event concluded a four-race series throughout the Evergreen and Conifer areas, which also included the Elk Meadow 5K and 10K on May 18, the Bergen Peak Half Marathon on June 1 and the Evergreen Mountain Trail Race at Alderfer Three Sisters on July 13. 

  • Evergreen athlete Sam Sahli...

    Sam Sahli was never Evergreen High School’s premier cross country runner, but now he’s making great strides in trail running in his first year in the sport.

    Trail running focuses less on roads and more on mountain trails, and generally involves single-track ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is any race longer than the typical 26.2 miles.

  • Elevation Celebration races kick...

    CONIFER — Zack Gacnik might not have set out to win it all, but that did not stop the runner from taking first place in Conifer’s Elevation Celebration 5K last weekend.

    “I wasn’t really trying to go all out,” he said, humble after a first-place finish.

    Gacnik finished in 18 minutes, with Sean Crosby taking second in 19:32 and Elias Born taking third in 19:50.

  • Bradley Johnson has made drag...

    MORRISON — Speed isn’t just a state of being. For Bradley Johnson, it’s a state of mind.

    For the last 16 years, the 24-year-old Morrison native has had his heart set on the launch of drag racing, the thrill of acceleration.

    He now competes in both the super gas and super comp categories, running his 1967 Chevy Camaro Supergas Roadster and 2013 M&M Dragster. The two machines can reach 160 mph and 170 mph, respectively, in five seconds. 

    To him, it’s a feeling unlike any other.

  • Sarah Samuel exemplifies her...

    By Alexandra Purcell

    For the Courier

    When there’s a premier drag racing strip practically in your backyard, becoming a racer is a no-brainer. Just ask Sarah Samuel.

    Sarah, 38, is a Morrison local, and she’s been putting rubber to the track for more than 20 years.

    “I got our family into it,” she said. “I liked street racing, and my dad didn’t want us doing that anymore. Now, my dad, my brother and my fiancé are all into it. ... We’re definitely an adrenaline-seeking family.”