Today's Sports

  • Evergreen softball stuns Conifer...

    EVERGREEN — It may have taken Evergreen softball a few weeks to really get into its groove, but now the Cougars are rolling.

    Just last week, they secured three consecutive monster wins: 21-2 against Westminster, 16-0 against Conifer and 22-3 against Green Mountain.

    The Cougars have nine seniors to round out their roster, so that type of offensive production was a long time coming.

  • Conifer home games delayed for...

    Conifer High School’s outdoor fall sports teams hope to see their first home games by mid-October.

    That’s because renovations to the softball, football and baseball fields have been delayed thanks to weather. All three fields are getting artificial turf, and the track and tennis courts are getting all-weather, post-tension surfaces. 

  • Evergreen volleyball outlasts...

    CONIFER — Following a slow start to the season in which Evergreen volleyball was still searching for its identity, it seems the Cougars have finally found their groove.

    On Sept. 10 at rival Conifer, the Cougars (5-3) made quick work of the Lobos (3-6) by taking three straight sets: 25-17, 25-13 and 25-18. It was their fourth straight win following three consecutive losses. Since hitting their winning streak, the Cougars have lost just one set.

  • Platte Canyon’s diamond standard

    Platte Canyon softball needed just three innings to reach a feat it hadn’t achieved in seven years.

    On Sept. 11 at Englewood High School, the Huskies won their fourth game of the season for the first time since head coach Bob Ikola took over the program in 2014. In commanding fashion, they mercy-ruled the Pirates 25-4 in just three frames.

    Senior pitcher Jadin DiMeo, who started the game, believed the team’s newfound success has been building throughout her high school career.

  • EHS soccer defeats tough Lobo...

    EVERGREEN — High school athletics in the foothills doesn’t get much more exciting than the Mountain Bowl between Evergreen and Conifer, no matter what the sport.

    On Sept. 3 on Evergreen High School’s new turf field, the Cougars took on the Lobos and won a competitive, physical boys soccer game 4-1. Junior forward/midfielder Nick Graziano led his team with two scores, both of which came off of free kicks from roughly 25 yards out.

  • Husky football shows promise in...

    BAILEY — A 45-minute lightning delay couldn’t stop the Platte Canyon football team from playing its heart out in the home opener, even if it didn’t get the outcome it wanted.

    On Friday afternoon, thanks to a few bad snaps and other simple errors, the Huskies fell 21-8 to the visiting Buena Vista Demons, though they never gave up the fight. After all, they’re only playing with a small, 22-man squad.

  • Conifer and Evergreen XC show...

    After spending an earlier, smaller meet helping pace his teammate, Evergreen senior Colin Szuch stunned the competition at the state’s biggest cross country meet of the year on Saturday morning.

    In the Division-II boys race of the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School, Szuch won with an astonishing 15:29.40 time. The runner-up didn’t come in until 36.50 seconds later. In doing so, Szuch set the school record for the fastest 5K time.

    Just two days earlier at the Standley Lake Gator Invitational in Arvada, he was a great team player.

  • EHS bikers showcase talent at...

    The season may be young for the Evergreen High School mountain bike team, but the Cougars are already positioning themselves as state contenders.

    On Sunday at their race in Leadville, despite missing out on three levels of girls races due to weather, Evergreen took third place as a team in the Division-I competition.

    Sophomore Julia Wordley, who came out for the sport just this year, was one of the casualties of the thunderstorm, as only the varsity girls got to compete earlier in the day.

    Still, she was happy to be there to support her teammates.

  • Platte Canyon XC team hits the...

    BAILEY — Platte Canyon’s cross country team is ready to continue its success in 2019.

    At its home meet on Thursday on Rosalie Road, the boys team finished fifth out of eight, and all the girls placed in the top 31 runners of 64. With only four girls on the roster, they can’t score as a team.

    Junior Emma Dikken led the ladies with an eighth-place finish and a time of 25 minutes, 30 seconds.

    Senior Chris Long paced the boys at 21:42 and a 14th-place mark

  • Injury-ridden Lobos chomped by...

    WESTMINSTER — The preseason and season have not been kind to Conifer volleyball thus far, but the Lobos are doing their best to overcome the misfortunes that have befallen them.

    On Thursday at Standley Lake High School, the Gators defeated the Lobos 3-1 in their first match of 2019. Conifer briefly lost its middle blocker to injury in the second game. She had already been playing through a hip ailment.