Today's Sports

  • Husky girls win their own cross...

    Throughout much of last season, the Platte Canyon cross country team had a very small, yet talented, team.

    On Thursday at their own home course off of Rosalie Road at the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational, they flexed their muscles as the girls won their race and the boys finished third behind DSST: Stapleton and Clear Creek. Despite a tough course, the girls dominated with 35 team points and the boys scored 73.

  • Should Jeffco reconsider bear-...

    Many years ago, I took my dog into Chow Down, a pet store in Evergreen, for some shopping.  A strapping chocolate Lab puppy, Rontu was traumatized when his leash got tangled with a free-standing rack of pet supplies and pulled it down. No harm done, but the dog refused to enter Chow Down again.
    Imagine that Rontu’s first visit to Chow Down welcomed him, instead, with a delightful food court of strange and wonderful odors, filled to the brim with drool-worthy cuisine. The dog would think of that store as his favorite fast-food restaurant for the rest of his life.

  • Joining the professional Boys of...

    Growing up, many young athletes dream of the day their name gets called in a professional sports draft to play at the highest level.

    A few weeks ago, that dream became a reality for D’Evelyn graduate Grant Witherspoon when the Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft with the No. 120 pick.

  • West Jeff Yankees wrap up summer...

    EVERGREEN — For the West Jeff Yankees, the summer serves as a time to have fun, be with friends and learn the fundamentals of America’s favorite pastime.

    A team comprised of mostly 8-year-olds, the Yankees have dedicated their short season to learning the basics of baseball, from throwing to catching, and learning where the strike zone is.

    Caleb Tricomi, a new resident of Evergreen, just started playing the game at the beginning of the summer, when his parents signed him up for the league so he could get meet new people.

  • Deakin turns love of outdoors...

    Nathan Deakin practically lives in the outdoors.

    For the past five years, the 29-year-old Littleton resident took his love for nature and carried it over into his work life as a zip line guide at Denver Adventures in Conifer. The Colorado transplant, originally from Charleston, W.Va., has always had that wild side about him.

  • After stroke, Shirley can’t...

    Not long ago, local cowboy and rodeo star Tim Shirley was on top of the world.

    A pro-rodeo athlete since 2001, everything started clicking for the now 36-year-old Conifer resident in the bareback competition. He kept winning around 2007, after he joined National Finals Rodeo and before retiring in 2012.

    Then a near-tragedy struck in 2014, just days before Christmas. Following a competition out of town, Shirley returned home and went to bed. He didn’t wake up the next morning.

  • Rugby in the Foothills: Mountain...

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    MARSHDALE — Every summer for the past 11 years, rugby coach Hugh Miller and his son have donned the pitch with their talent and love for the sport.

    The past few weekends at Marshdale Field, the Mountain Youth Rugby teams hosted several jamborees for players ranging from 5 to 14, in which athletes play a 7s version of the sport for an hour each age group.

    The co-ed program runs a six-week season during the summer and hosts about 80 kids from the surrounding area.

  • All-Conference Lists



    Girls Soccer

    -First Team

         • Lauryn Jeans

    -Second Team

         • Sydney Westgard

    -Honorable Mention

         • Louisa Weiner

         • Rachel Stup

    Girls lacrosse

    -Second team

         • Margo Miller

         • Mallory Bowman (mid)

         • Emily Zucker

  • Waryan, Armbrustmacher join...

    ARVADA — In what can be described as an Evergreen love fest, a former Cougar coach and a Cougar alum became two of the latest six candidates to be inducted into the Jeffco Hall of Fame.

    During a ceremony at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Jeffco honored the likes of Kent Waryan and Liz Armbrustmacher among others from nearby Jefferson County schools.

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.