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Today's Sports

  • EHS basketball runs successful...

    By Jeff Dolan

    The Evergreen basketball camps for beginning- and intermediate-level players ran Aug. 1-3 at Evergreen High School.

    The camps were operated by EHS’s new head basketball coach, Jeff Dolan, some of his staff and players.

    It was designed to improve the skill of young players while also integrating a level of enjoyment for the game.

    “If each kid can learn one thing and accomplish having fun, then the mission is accomplished,” Dolan said.

  • The 100-mile Poole

    For many athletes, endurance sports are the ultimate test of mental and physical strength. 

    Every year, Evergreen’s Jason Poole takes that mantra to a whole new level with ultramarathons, which are races of 50 miles or more. Last month, he braved the Hardrock 100 for the fifth time and finished it for the fifth time — a feat in and of itself.

  • Evergreen pickleball players...

    Enthusiasm over pickleball has been exploding lately in Evergreen.

    At the end of the June, the 100-plus players who live and play in the Evergreen area proved just how popular it has become when nine players medaled in the Colorado Open pickleball tournament in Arvada.

    “Evergreen has some awesome players, which is so much fun,” said Linda Strauss, a 67-year-old Evergreen resident and nine-year competitor. “You don’t have to go down the hill (to play) if you don’t want to.”

  • ‘Sleep, baseball and eat’

    Ask those who have ever had a passion for playing baseball, and they’ll tell you the ultimate dream is to make it to the big leagues someday.

    For Evergreen High School alum and current Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Brock Burke, that dream is just within reach.

  • Evergreen golfers get taste of...

    At the beginning of July, three Evergreen golfers and their coach got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the game on another continent, and it opened them to the European style of the sport.

    For 10 days, EHS students Nolan Miller and Clayton Whitton and May graduate Xan Anderson graced the Scottish golf courses with their skills, playing alongside golfers from around the U.S. and their Scottish counterparts. They were invited to participate in various tournaments in the country by a coach in Arizona, who took a group of boys last summer.

  • For Conifer man, NHRA and family...

    MORRISON — Brothers Scott Walz and Greg Christensen can’t get enough of drag racing.

    The self-described adrenaline junkies began racing in the early 2000s and have since gone through a multitude of cars just to get to this point n their careers.

    At the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals at Bandimere Speedway last weekend, Walz of Conifer made it to the fourth round of the super comp, and Christensen of Strasburg made it to the second round of top dragster.

  • Minnesota couple dominates...

    EVERGREEN — Sometimes, happy accidents work out for the best.

    On a muggy Sunday morning at Evergreen Lake, 300 participants from around the state and across the country competed in the local Sprint Triathlon.

  • Team Evergreen puts on...

    AVON — From Evergreen, Georgetown and Copper Mountain to Nottingham Lake in Avon, adventure bikers from across the world stopped rode in the Double and Triple Bypass events on Saturday orchestrated every year by Team Evergreen.

    The ride, which spans up to 120 miles — depending on where the rider chooses to start — begins in one of the three towns and runs over Juniper Pass (11,140 feet), Loveland Pass (11,990 feet), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 feet), and provides a 10,000-foot overall elevation gain.

  • Freedom Run brings Mount Evans...

    By Tayler Shaw

    Cheers, applause and the sound of ringing bells filled the air July 4 as John Dunham got up from his wheelchair to walk the last 100 feet to cross the finish line of the Freedom Run.

    Dunham, a client of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, became a participant in the Freedom Run with the encouragement of his physical therapist and with the goal of supporting the organization, saying, “Mount Evans still helps me today.”

  • Conifer football upstages...

    CONIFER — A year ago, Conifer’s football team epitomized the Babes in the Wood tale.
    With eight sophomore starters, the Lobos were sort of like children being led to slaughter, and it was reflected in a 3-7 record.
    They’re not all grown up yet. But after opening the 2018 season with a convincing 35-12 win over Woodland Park on Friday, the Lobos are alive and well — and convinced they’re poised to return Conifer football to its usual lofty status.