Today's Sports

  • After stroke, Shirley can’t...

    Not long ago, local cowboy and rodeo star Tim Shirley was on top of the world.

    A pro-rodeo athlete since 2001, everything started clicking for the now 36-year-old Conifer resident in the bareback competition. He kept winning around 2007, after he joined National Finals Rodeo and before retiring in 2012.

    Then a near-tragedy struck in 2014, just days before Christmas. Following a competition out of town, Shirley returned home and went to bed. He didn’t wake up the next morning.

  • Rugby in the Foothills: Mountain...

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    MARSHDALE — Every summer for the past 11 years, rugby coach Hugh Miller and his son have donned the pitch with their talent and love for the sport.

    The past few weekends at Marshdale Field, the Mountain Youth Rugby teams hosted several jamborees for players ranging from 5 to 14, in which athletes play a 7s version of the sport for an hour each age group.

    The co-ed program runs a six-week season during the summer and hosts about 80 kids from the surrounding area.

  • All-Conference Lists



    Girls Soccer

    -First Team

         • Lauryn Jeans

    -Second Team

         • Sydney Westgard

    -Honorable Mention

         • Louisa Weiner

         • Rachel Stup

    Girls lacrosse

    -Second team

         • Margo Miller

         • Mallory Bowman (mid)

         • Emily Zucker

  • Waryan, Armbrustmacher join...

    ARVADA — In what can be described as an Evergreen love fest, a former Cougar coach and a Cougar alum became two of the latest six candidates to be inducted into the Jeffco Hall of Fame.

    During a ceremony at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Jeffco honored the likes of Kent Waryan and Liz Armbrustmacher among others from nearby Jefferson County schools.

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.

  • McFayden looks ahead to...

    As he finished his high school career last week at Platte Canyon High School, Devan McFayden also said goodbye to his time playing club rugby with Platte and Conifer, a team called PAC.

    But his rugby career is far from over.

    Now, he has his sights set on the All-State rugby club, and he’s off to a great start in that direction.

  • ‘It was like the course beat...

    Heading into the 4A state tournament in Colorado Springs last week, the Evergreen girls golfers were riding high off of a strong performance at regionals the week prior. But a difficult course at the Country Club of Colorado halted that progress.

    In the end, however, the Cougars were able to work toward a seventh-place team finish with the work of Brianna Bond, Kate Lisle, Madeline Gatt and Riley Roberts.

  • Cougars take pride in another...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — For the third time in four years, Evergreen’s baseball program was able to flip the switch come postseason time.

    The Cougars (15-8 record) qualified for yet another Class 4A eight-team, double-elimination state tournament after regional playoff victories against Falcon and Palmer Ridge on May 12. Three straight losses heading into the postseason didn’t faze Evergreen, who advanced all the way to the 4A title game last year before falling to 4A Jeffco League rival Valor Christian.

  • Lobo girls gain valuable...

    By Marcus Hill

    PUEBLO — The leader boards from the Class 3A state girls golf tournament Monday and Tuesday showed Conifer High School’s Bailey Sessions and Jordan Griffin near the bottom of the field.

    Sessions carded a two-day total of 214 and finished 68th, and Griffin shot a 220, placing 75th at Elmwood Golf Course May 21 and 22.

    Not their best rounds, but they’ll leave the scores for everyone else to analyze.

    The Lobos understand what they achieved with their appearance: making it to the big stage their senior year.

  • Platte Canyon’s Rayburn vaults...

    LAKEWOOD — Platte Canyon’s Hayley Rayburn was having a phenomenal season at pole vault, winning every single track and field meet she attended.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, she finally met her match.

    Following more than two hours of lightning delays and a few other hiccups, it came down to a battle between the No. 1-seeded Husky senior and Classical Academy’s Erika Willis, who set the 3A pole vault state track meet record last year at 12 feet, 5 inches. The duel lasted until about 8:30 p.m., long after 99 percent of the fans had left.