Today's Sports

  • Evergreen wins 3A state title

    FORT COLLINS — Long after the 3A state swim and dive meet had ended, only a few swimmers remained at the Edora Pool Ice Center on Saturday. Between taking team pictures and selfies, the Evergreen swimmers beamed, singing “We are the Champions” at the top of their lungs.

    In their first year under the 3A veil, the Cougars saw unmitigated success at state with another team crown. Even among all that prosperity, one girl stood out.

  • Wilkins, Lobos break through at...

    FORT COLLINS — Conifer may not have brought the most girls to the 3A state swim meet last weekend, but the Lobos certainly made the most of the talent they had in attendance.

    At the Edora Pool Ice Center on Friday and Saturday, Conifer took 19th as a team out of 26, scoring a collective 61 points.

  • Power siblings Condits poised...

    Conifer High School may not have a wrestling team of its own, but it has some mat superstars that still grace its halls.

    Brother and sister Zander and Cayden Condit joined the Jefferson High School’s squad this year after Conifer’s team folded. With regionals just around the corner, they’re some of the best competitors in the state.

    According to the most recent On the Mat rankings, sophomore Cayden sits at No. 12 in the 106-pound weight class in Colorado with a 26-7 record. Zander, a junior, is No. 3 at 138 pounds (25-8).

  • Conifer girls basketball gets...

    CONIFER — The Conifer girls basketball team is heating up at just the right time. 

    Having won four of their last six games of the regular season, the Lobos capped off their winning streak with a 51-35 victory over Englewood on Monday night.

    What a way to start of the Colorado 8 tournament. 

  • Cougars’ Levine growing into a...

    A lot has changed since Nicole Levine first stepped on the varsity basketball court three months ago.

    In that short time, the Evergreen sophomore guard has blossomed into a player the Cougars can trust on both sides of the ball, and she’s become someone they’ve learned to rely on when needed.

  • Lobo boys lose zone game against...

    THORNTON — In a battle of the bigs on Jan. 22 at Skyview High School, the Conifer boys basketball team couldn’t get into the zone as it lost to the Wolverines, 37-33.

    After a strong first half, the Lobos faltered in the third quarter. The Wolverines shifted into a 2-3 zone and disrupted Conifer’s shooting. The Lobos eventually figured it out in the fourth but couldn’t recover from their offense’s absence the frame before.

  • Stealing away: Conifer girls...

    CONIFER — Amid a tough season with plenty of growing pains, the Conifer girls basketball team found a reason to rejoice on Thursday on its home floor.

    In a hard-fought court clash with Englewood, the Lobos earned their third win, 42-34. Everything they had been working toward all season had finally come together.

  • Youthful Huskies ‘coming along’...

    EVERGREEN — Wins are difficult to come by for the Platte Canyon Huskies wrestling team, but the experience is invaluable.

    “We’re coming along,” Platte Canyon head coach Gary Rhoads said. “It’s a little slow. The team is a little bit smaller, but we have a tough middle school (program), a tough youth club. Hopefully, here in the next year or two we’ll be back with the numbers and be a little more competitive.”

  • Bounce-back win helps Eagles fly...

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Consistency was the focus for the Dakota Ridge hockey team on Jan. 22 at the Apex Center, giving the Eagles a much-needed win over Ralston Valley 4-2.

    The Eagles entered the game following a rollercoaster return from winter break. They started with another 4-2 win. But the next three games — a win then two losses — were all decided by no less than six goals. The team’s top lines were decimated by injuries, and the Eagles got more than comfortable in the penalty box.

  • Cougar girls outswim competition...

    BAILEY — It may only be halfway through the 2018-19 schedule, but the Evergreen girls swim and dive team is competing like the state meet is just around the corner.

    At the PCHS mini invitational at Platte Canyon High School on Jan. 16, the Cougars won easily with a team score of 531. The No. 3 Cougars — per last week’s 3A CHSAANow.com poll — overshadowed the performances of No. 8 Colorado Academy (391), Saint Mary’s Academy (283) and Platte Canyon (83).

    The win continued a dominant trend for the Cougars this season.