Today's Sports

  • Huskies beat up on Manual to win...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    BAILEY — Platte Canyon left nothing to chance — or, to be more specific, RPI.

    Instead of having to rely on the Ratings Percentage Index to extend their season, the Huskies pounded Manual 43-6 on Oct. 27 to win the 1A Foothills League football title and its automatic spot in the state playoffs. The seven league champions advance along with the next nine highest in RPI.

  • Evergreen and Conifer XC...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen and Conifer may not have sent too many kids to the 4A state cross country meet last weekend, but that didn’t stop the Cougars and Lobos from giving it their all.

    At the Norris Penrose Event Center on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars and Lobos competed in difficult 4A races.


  • Cougar soccer ends comeback...

    BROOMFIELD — Following a rough start to its 2018 season, Evergreen’s boys soccer team had to fight tooth and nail to make it to the 4A state tournament. But the Cougars did it.

    On Oct. 24 at 10-seeded Holy Family High School, their turnaround campaign ended with a thriller as they fell to the Tigers 2-1 in double overtime in the first round of the tourney.

  • Cougar volleyball tops a tough...

    EVERGREEN — All season long, Evergreen volleyball has been a dominant force. D’Evelyn has been one of the only teams to challenge the Cougars.

    On Thursday at home, that trend was no different. The Cougars pounced on the Jaguars and won the exotic cat fight 3-1 behind the offensive efforts of the Dillon sisters. Earlier in the season, Evergreen beat D’Evelyn 3-2.

  • Cougars end rebuilding season...

    By Craig Harper

    AURORA — Disregard Evergreen’s 10-1 loss to second-seeded Silver Creek in the first round of the 4A state softball tournament.

    Just getting there for the first time in eight years was a monumental accomplishment for the Cougars.

  • Huskies bring the pain against...

    BAILEY — Sometimes, the easy games are just what a team needs this late in the high school football season.

    On Saturday at Platte Canyon, the Huskies brought the pain against the visiting Lake County Tigers as they ran away with a blowout win, 49-0. 

    “It’s a great opportunity to see what we’ve got,” junior linebacker Brandon Patterson said. “Being able to play teams like this gives us the chance to see where we do need to get better.”

    It was never much of a competition.

  • Cougar volleyball pounces on...

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen volleyball didn’t exactly have its work cut out for it against Standley Lake last week, but that didn’t mean the Gators couldn’t give the Cougars a good match.

    Following a rocky start for Standley Lake on Oct. 16, the Gators regrouped in games two and three to make the Cougars sweat. In the end, however, it wasn’t enough as No. 7 Evergreen (15-3) held on to win 3-0.

  • SkyView soccer blanks Conifer in...

    By Alex Purcell

    CONIFER — The scoreboard might not have had much to show for the Lobos’ efforts at the season-ending boys’ soccer game at Conifer High School, but the team fought valiantly to defend its home turf against the SkyView Wolverines. 

    The final score was 6-0 favoring the Wolverines, but the Lobos gave them a run for their money.

  • Conifer’s Prieto boosted strong...

    Freshman Cheyenne Prieto came into Conifer this year to help an already powerful Lobo softball team. Now, she’s adding a more lethal edge on the mound in addition to junior Josey Nichols.

    At the end of the regular season, Prieto boasted a 2.54 ERA across seven starts and 19 mound appearances, which was good enough to garner a 15-2 record. Early on, she was a huge asset for the Lobos, who were without their starting pitcher in Nichols for the first few games of the season.

  • Conifer cross country finishes...

    The Conifer cross country team finished the regular season by meeting its league-winning goal this year.

    At the Windjammer Invitational at Englewood on Oct. 6, both the girls and boys teams won the Colorado 7 team league titles. During their most recent meet, they performed exceptionally well, too.

    At Wiggins on Saturday, the boys team won and the girls took third behind Denver North and Battle Mountain. That meet is the Lobos’ biggest of the year, where they typically run their fastest as the regular season comes to a close.