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  • Evergreen’s Davis earns a W at...

    DENVER — Evergreen coach Luke Burrier has been waiting a while for a wrestler like Ethan Davis to come into his program.

    On Friday afternoon at the Pepsi Center, the 152-pound senior phenom earned the Cougars’ first victory of the Burrier era at the 4A state tournament with a dominating 9-2 decision over Harrison’s Nestor Torrez in the first round of the consolation bracket.

    Davis wouldn’t let Torrez score until the last seven seconds of the third period.

  • Cougar girls hoops advances to...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen girls basketball team is still rolling.

    On Friday night on their home court, the Cougars — seeded No. 5 in the Class 4A state tournament — defeated No. 37 Falcon 57-42 in the second round and will now advance to the regional semifinals. They hosted Erie on Tuesday night.

    Senior phenom Claudia Dillon proved key to the Cougars’ big win. In securing another double-double, she scored 36 points and grabbed 15 of Evergreen’s 36 rebounds.

  • Evergreen skiers battle tough...

    A little snow is great for competitive skiing. A lot of snow? Not so much.

    On Thursday and Friday at the Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango, the Evergreen High School ski team learned that the hard way when, amid a massive snow storm, it competed at the state ski meet. The Lady Cougars finished seventh as a team out of 15 with a score of 480 between the alpine and Nordic racers.

  • CHS boys hoops ends season in...

    CONIFER — The 2018-19 season may not have ended the way the Conifer boys basketball team had hoped, but it still finished out on top of the Colorado League.

    On Feb. 20 on their home court, the 24th-seeded Lobos fell to No. 41 Eagle Valley in a 57-53 upset in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.

  • EHS boys basketball stung by the...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys basketball team may not have finished its 2018-19 campaign the way it had hoped, but that doesn’t take away the overall success the Cougars saw this year.

    On Feb. 20, it all came to an end when visiting Pueblo County — seeded No. 46 — upset the 19th-seeded Cougars 52-43 in the first round of the 4A state tournament at Evergreen High School.

  • Conifer girls fall to PCHS in 4A...

    By Austin White

    For the Courier

    Starting a season 0-9 sounds like a nightmare for a team trying to qualify for the postseason.

    However, people wake up eventually from those bad dreams, and the Conifer High School girls basketball team woke up on the right side of the bed to finish 8-16 and make the 4A state playoffs as the No. 42 seed.

  • Conifer boys basketball wins...

    CONIFER — “Hot” doesn’t begin to describe the way that the Conifer boys basketball team has been playing lately.

    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos earned their second consecutive Colorado League title with a commanding 50-30 victory over visiting Skyview in the Colorado League tournament finals. It was their eighth straight win since Jan. 22.

    The last team that beat them? Skyview.

    Landon Wallace and Wil Ratzer were part of last year’s league-winning team.

  • Cougar girls basketball stunned...

    EVERGREEN — In a season of overarching success for a young Evergreen girls basketball team, the Cougars finally met their match in Holy Family on Feb. 13.

    By the end of the contentious matchup, the No. 5 Tigers (per CHSAANow.com) defeated the No. 4 Cougars 41-33, thanks in large part to the hot hands of Genavieve Gudino and Cecelia Aanerud.

    In the final 11 minutes of the game, the Cougars could neither contain nor answer many shots those two put up, and it cost them a big game.

  • Conifer’s Sanders stepping down...

    After 42 years in the sports education business and 20 years at Conifer High School, athletic director Angie Sanders has decided to retire.

    Through her time with the Lobos, she’s trekked a long distance every day from her house east of Denver to serve the community she calls her own.

  • EHS wrestling’s Davis, Gibson...

    DENVER — After losing out on his fourth-place match against Thomas Jefferson’s Wesley Buford on Saturday, Evergreen wrestling’s Reese Gibson watched nervously from the stands as the fifth-place match of the 4A Region 1 tournament took place.

    He had already beaten Montrose’s Brandon Van Nooten, meaning that the fifth-place match would determine Gibson’s state tournament fate. When Van Nooten won, it punched Gibson’s ticket to the Pepsi Center in the true No. 4 spot in the 220-pound weight class.

    He could breathe easy again.