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  • Evergreen girls take down the...

    CONIFER — Conifer’s and Evergreen’s girls basketball teams may be young this year, but on Monday night at Conifer High School, the Cougars gelled as they came out on top with a 52-6 victory.

    After losing seven seniors last year, the Cougars returned two main starters. Aside from a junior and a senior, the Lobos are comprised almost completely of underclassmen. Both teams have new coaches this year.

  • Cougar poms take 11th at state

    DENVER — The entire season had been building toward the state spirit competition.

    On Saturday morning at the Denver Coliseum, the Evergreen poms team finished 11th in the 4A competition out of 23 teams, scoring an impressive 84.25.

    After winning the Top of the Hill competition earlier in the year and placing third at the league meet, the Cougars were shining at state. With a fairly large squad, the girls looked perfectly in-sync and rocked their routine.

    It was the best way to end a successful season.

  • Husky girls continue to struggle...

     EVERGREEN — After rough first games for both the Clear Creek and Platte Canyon girls basketball programs, the Golddiggers bounced back with a 47-31 win over the Huskies on the Digger home court on Dec. 5.

    In Clear Creek’s first game, it lost 28-21 to DSST. Platte Canyon fell to Buena Vista 54-19.

    “I think we improved immensely,” Clear Creek junior guard Paige Murphy said. “We were more patient with ourselves, and we ran our plays correctly. We did our offense just perfect. It was awesome.”

  • Husky boys hoops shows promise...

    EVERGREEN — After a sluggish start to the season, the Platte Canyon boys basketball team faced another setback with a 72-49 loss at Clear Creek on Dec. 5.

    The Huskies continued to struggle, having committed 36 turnovers in each of its first two contests.

  • Eagles topple Evergreen girls...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    EVERGREEN — The blueprint every Class 4A girls basketball team might want to take notice of was drawn up Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    Class 5A Dakota Ridge used a constant full-court pressure defense and drained a few key 3-pointers in the second half to defeat the two-time defending 4A state champion Evergreen 38-26.

  • EHS boys strut talent in loss

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys basketball team may be young this year, but it will have plenty of skill to lean on once the Cougars get comfortable on the court.

    On Dec. 4 at Evergreen High School, the Cougars sparred with a talented Holy Family team — ranked No. 6 in the season’s first 4A CHSAANow.com poll — in their home opener and lost 53-43.

    With a new coach, they’re still learning a new style of play as they move away from the Princeton-style offense that former coach Scott Haebe made his mark with.

  • Evergreen girls hoops sticks to...

    EVERGREEN — Following the exit of its head coach and seven seniors, the Evergreen girls basketball program faced a lot of uncertainly coming into this season. On Nov. 28 on its home court against Thomas Jefferson, the Cougars put all of that unease to rest.

    From the opening minutes to the end of the matchup, the Cougars maintained control of the game and wouldn’t let TJ touch them with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole, sealing an easy 63-17 victory to start out their 2018-19 campaign.

  • Husky ladies fall in first game...

    BAILEY — The Platte Canyon girls may not have gotten the outcome they wanted in their basketball home opener with a 54-19 loss to a talented Buena Vista team, but the young squad showed a lot of promise on Thursday.

    With freshmen comprising half of the team, the Huskies will have to have a grace period early in the year as they learn to gel with one another on the court amid competition.

    Against the Demons, they proved they had the right skill sets. They just needed to hone in on them.

  • Huskies falter in home opener

    BAILEY — The Platte Canyon boys basketball team had all the right elements in its home opener, but it couldn’t quite come together for the Huskies in a 61-23 loss to Buena Vista on Thursday night.

    Without good ball handling, the Huskies struggled to do much of anything on offense, and the Demons cut right through any zone or man defense.

  • Conifer takes down John F....

    DENVER — Although nobody on the court was close to being born yet when the song first came out, the Conifer boys basketball team channeled its inner Bee Gees on Friday by “Stayin’ Alive.”

    In a contentious matchup at John F. Kennedy High School, the Commanders thwarted a large Lobo advantage and took their first lead with two and a half minutes left in the game.

    From there on out, the two teams battled at the foul line and from downtown before key free throws secured a thrilling, tight 65-61 Lobo victory.