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  • Boulder man wins North Fork 50-...

    BUFFALO CREEK — Every year, the Buffalo Park Improvement Association welcomes some of the world’s most intense running athletes, the ultramarathoners.

    On Saturday, 216 athletes competed in the North Fork 50 in one of two distances, either a 50K or a 50-mile. While Gabe Joyes blew the 50K (or 32-mile) record out of the water by 17 minutes with a time of 4:01:05, the 50-mile winner barely missed the record mark by two minutes.

  • Heartbreaker: Evergreen soccer...

    COMMERCE CITY — Evergreen girls soccer had all the right weapons in its arsenal.

    Throughout a storied season, the Cougars’ artillery on the pitch earned them a spot in the 4A state title game on May 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, their second appearance in just three years. But on that chilly Wednesday night, Cheyenne Mountain outgunned them in a heartbreaker, 2-1.

    Evergreen finished its 14-4-2 season just short.

  • Evergreen, Conifer golfers give...

    WINDSOR — The weather was anything but picture perfect on the golf course May 20 for the 4A girls state golf tournament.

    Evergreen’s three golfers and Conifer’s lone ambassador made the best of what little course time they had and represented their schools well in spite of the rainy, 38 degree weather at the Pelican Lakes Golf Club. They just wish it didn’t snow the following day to cancel their scheduled second rounds.

  • Evergreen soccer going back to...

    AURORA — Knowing that a team has scored a lot of goals coming into the game and actually having a game plan to thwart that offensive attack are two different things. However, in the case of the Evergreen Cougars’ girls soccer team, it kind of fell right into its lap.

    High-scoring Sand Creek was stymied at most every turn by Evergreen’s ball-control attack on Saturday at Legacy Stadium, while the Cougars got goals from the usual players — Elizabeth Rapp, Catherine Rapp and Myla Stewart — for a 3-1 victory in the semifinals.

  • Bracknell stuns state track...

    LAKEWOOD — Just a few years ago, nobody would pay attention to Platte Canyon’s Matthew Bracknell when he asked to take a stab at hurdles.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium for the 2A state track championships, the junior not only proved his doubters wrong; he placed third in the 110-meter hurdles.

    “It feels really good,” Bracknell said. “It makes me feel really proud of myself because back in Texas, where I came from, the coaches didn’t give me the time of day, so I had to go to my algebra teacher for help on hurdles.”

  • EHS swim gets two top-10...

    THORNTON — Robbie Day admitted that swimming hasn’t exactly been a focus this season. He didn’t give a particular reason for why that was, but he had a goal in mind for the 4A boys’ state swimming championships as it was.

    “I want to beat my time from last year,” the Evergreen High School sophomore said Friday after the preliminary round of the 500-yard freestyle at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

  • Conifer baseball ends great...

    By Anthony Sandstrom

    For the Courier

    PUEBLO — What’s more important for a high school student-athlete? Is it the student or the athlete?

    Usually, the answer is both. But last weekend, as the Conifer baseball team traveled to Pueblo West for the 4A Region 1 Tournament, it was forced to choose.

    With Conifer’s graduation and the regional tournament both taking place Saturday, the ultimate answer for the Lobos was “student.”

  • Evergreen baseball stays strong...

    Through an up and down season for Evergreen baseball, the Cougars found a way to stay strong, play their game and make a run into the postseason.

    On Saturday morning at Silver Creek, Evergreen’s season ended with an 8-2 loss to the Raptors in the first round of the Quadrant C Regional tournament.

    The Cougars finished the season 14-10 and just snuck into the postseason as the No. 31 overall seed in 4A. Only the top 32 teams made it to regionals.

  • Columbine’s Olson wins 3rd 100-...

    Not many high school swimmers can do what Columbine’s Gavin Olson just did. At the 5A state swim meet over the weekend, he won the individual state title in the 100-yard backstroke for the third year in a row.

    The senior’s time of 48.22 seconds won the race by nearly a second over Ralston Valley’s Nicholas Fox, who had been chasing him all year. Clearly, he never managed to catch up.

  • Win or lose, Lobo girls lacrosse...

    By James Burky

    For the Courier

    DENVER — Traditionally, a 19-0 loss in a state playoff game implies disappointment.

    Not so for the Conifer girls lacrosse players. They ended their post-loss huddle by shouting, “Family!” in unison after falling to No. 1 Colorado Academy at Slater Turf Field on Friday.

    The scoreboard doesn’t tell the story.