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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Three PCHS runners earn All-State

    Following a stellar season during which its girls team won second place at state, Platte Canyon cross country’s accolades kept coming in.

    A few weeks back, three of the Huskies’ top ladies earned All-State honors: senior Lisa Bezzant, sophomore Emma Dikken and freshman Hannah Grover. At the 2A state meet in Colorado Springs last month, Dikken and Bezzant stunned the competition by finishing in the top 10.

  • Cougar girls entering rebuilding...

    After winning two straight 4A state titles, the Evergreen girls basketball team is going to look a lot different this year.

    Not only did the Cougars lose seven seniors, but they lost head coach Amy Bahl as well. Luckily, Bahl’s confidante and assistant coach Maddy Hornecker stepped up to take on the head coaching role in her place.

  • Evergreen wrestling returning...

    Last season, the Evergreen wrestling team stood out for its overall squad success but couldn’t quite get all the state qualifiers it hoped for.

    This year, the Cougars believe their luck will be different. They’re aiming to qualify four to six wrestlers out of about 30 kids instead of the two they only managed last year.

    Head coach Lucas Burrier believes the Cougars, who finished 13-1 last year during the regular season, have what it takes to get the job done.

  • New coach brings different style...

    Last year, Conifer girls’ basketball program narrowly finished with a losing record. New head coach John Coder came to town to try to reverse that fortune.

    Although he’s been coaching for a while, the Conifer job caught his attention in recent seasons.

  • Huskies gearing up for new season

    The Platte Canyon girls basketball team may have lost four major players from last year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a great season ahead of it.

    With the start of the season just around the corner — the first game is at home on Thursday — the Huskies find themselves in a unique position. As of last week, head coach Becca Hammon had not yet set her starting five. Her players were still competing for those spots.

    She believes her young team has talent spread throughout.

  • Evergreen athletes sign away to...

    Six Evergreen student-athletes signed letters of intent on Nov. 14, planning to continue their careers in a variety of sports, everything from volleyball, swimming and baseball to lesser-known sports such as squash and rowing.

    Here’s a little bit about the athletes and their plans.

    Claudia Dillon

    Claudia Dillon, who’s been a powerhouse in both basketball and volleyball the past few years, signed to play volleyball at the University of Missouri.

  • Conifer’s Sims, Betsch sign for...

    On Nov. 14, as thousands of athletes all across the country were signing their letters of intent, two hit close to home for Conifer softball with seniors Drew Sims and Elizabeth Betsch.

    The two girls represented Conifer well.

    Drew Sims

    Throughout a very successful year for Conifer softball, Sims produced the most offense for her Lobo sisters as she batted .605 across 97 plate appearances. She produced 49 runs and 17 RBIs.