Today's Sports

  • Cougar boys hoops staves off D’...

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to streaky basketball, sometimes a team’s runs are just too little, too late.
    On Thursday night at Evergreen High School, the Cougar boys basketball team stayed strong as the visiting D’Evelyn Jaguars ignited a charge from behind the arc in the second half to erase a major deficit. Evergreen won 52-45.
    For Evergreen, a win like that was a long time coming.

  • Conifer’s Jessica Oudakker...

    Every so often, a high school student-athlete comes along who seems like she can do everything. At Conifer High School, senior Jessica Oudakker isn’t just a multi-sport athlete; she’s on track to be valedictorian.
    Someday, she hopes the hard work she’s putting in now will help her pursue a career in medicine.

  • Conifer boys basketball falls to...

    JOHNSTOWN — Sometimes, the last shot hurts the deepest.
    On Saturday night at Roosevelt High School, the Conifer boys basketball team fell to Niwot 51-48 in an absolute battle in the Lobos’ final game of the Roughridger Shootout tournament.
    But it almost didn’t end that way.
    After tying the game back up at 44 with just five minutes left in the contest, the Lobos found themselves in a familiar position. They had to play from behind to keep up with the Cougars, as they did throughout the entire 48 minutes of play.

  • Evergreen swimming stays perfect...

    EVERGREEN — Class 3A looks good on the Evergreen girls swim and dive team.

    The Cougars have won every single one of their first five meets of the 2018-19 season. On Dec. 21 at Wulf Rec Center, Evergreen took down Conifer 104-20, winning every single event save the junior varsity 50-yard freestyle, which the Lobos’ Paige Naku won by just 0.04 seconds.

    The move down from 4A has certainly benefited the Cougars early on.

  • Evergreen’s Gale excelling in...

    As Evergreen High School volleyball’s libero, Skylar Gale is no stranger to maintaining control of her squad’s movements while fielding anything the other team throws at her.

    Whether it’s sports, academics or any of her extracurriculars, Gale always lives her life like a libero. Someday, she hopes that will take her out of this world, one way or another.

  • Local gymnasts perform for...

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    These days, it seems like only the fortunate few get to attend Denver Broncos games. Even fewer are the ones who perform during the local National Football League team’s 10 home games each year.

    On Dec. 15 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 10 athletes from Pinnacle Gymnastics in Evergreen joined the ranks of the halftime elites as they tumbled and sprang in front of a sold-out crowd. Their performance turned out better than that of the Broncos, who ended up losing to the visiting Cleveland Browns 17-16.

  • Evergreen wrestlers win own...

    EVERGREEN — “Set up your shots and go!” Evergreen head coach Luke Burrier shouted from the sidelines at Evergreen High School on Thursday night.

    That was all the motivation Liam Osborn needed to break his stalemate with Platte Canyon’s Jakob Ebbs and kick it into gear at the end of the first period at the Evergreen Triangular. He was one second away from a pin before the buzzer sounded but made up for the setback with another pin — one that actually counted — with 48 seconds left in the second period.

  • Evergreen boys hoops freezes out...

    CONIFER — Midway through the 2018-19 season, the Evergreen and Conifer boys basketball teams are rolling.

    On Monday night at Conifer High School, however, the Cougars got the best of the Lobos with a 55-45 victory.

    “It’s a big rivalry game we always like playing,” Evergreen senior guard Theo Miller said. “It’s always a ton of fun. The fans come out and we play together. You just come out running, and you don’t stop.”

  • 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.