Today's Sports

  • Conifer teen hooked on hot rods

    By Alex Purcell

    At age 15, Ray Oakley isn’t old enough to have a driver’s license, but he is old enough to wield his Legends class race car at over 100 mph. 

    With the help of his mother, Michelle Frost, Oakley competes out of his home garage in Conifer. He’s raced for five years now and has competed at a handful of different oval racetracks in his career. 

  • On the Move: Be ready for winter...

    As I write this it’s chilly and we had our first snow. The snow is almost gone, but thoughts of winter activity is going strong. I personally love to ski, trail run, hike and snowshoe high up in the mountains in winter. I’ve learned from years of being a trainer that my training program makes a big difference in making outdoor activities more enjoyable.

  • Don’t swat

    Sitting around a picnic table many years ago, I was fascinated by a single yellow jacket tenaciously chewing off bits of lunch meat, smaller than a grain of rice, taking flight and soon returning to leave another divot on the edge of the meat slice. What was she doing with all that bologna?

  • Do I stay or do I go now?

    Even seasoned mountain folks can lose their heads when coming face to face with wildlife. With such an assortment of animals at our doorsteps, close encounters require quick thinking. Do we “look big” or run away? Play dead or fight? How about making eye contact? Here is a rundown of what some experts have to say.


  • EHS freshman phenom wins Dave...

    LITTLETON — She may be young, but Evergreen’s Lanie Szuch proved that age doesn’t matter at the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park on Friday.

    Clocking in at an impressive 18:47, Szuch barely edged out Wheat Ridge’s Tiya Chamberlin by only 1 second to win the Division II competition outright.

    “I feel really good,” the freshman said. “It boosts my confidence for a race next week called Desert Twilight. It’s in Arizona.”

  • Conifer boys excel at Dave...

    LITTLETON — Everything for Conifer cross country has been building to this season.

    At the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park on Friday afternoon, the Lobos strutted their stuff as the boys took fifth as a team (123 points) and the girls took eighth (214).

    The boys, especially, put up an impressive performance as they placed four in the top 25.

  • Huskies decimate Pinnacle in a...

    BAILEY — It would seem the Platte Canyon volleyball team has turned a corner.

    Following a 2-6 start to the season, the Huskies have won all of their last four games to equalize their record with just a few games left to play. The turnaround started when they squeaked out a 3-2 win against Jefferson, and they’ve swept every team since in three games.

    That domination started at home against Pinnacle on Sept. 18 as Platte Canyon pinned down Pinnacle 3-0 and wouldn’t let the Timberwolves gain any traction.

  • Evergreen shuts out Conifer in...

     EVERGREEN — With its season nearly drawing to an end, the Evergreen tennis team has been rolling with a 5-3 record, and its match against Conifer was no different.

    Conifer, for its part, has been in transition mode this year since moving out of an incredibly easy Colorado 7 league and into a much more competitive 4A Region 3.

    On Thursday at Evergreen’s tennis courts, the Cougars outlasted the Lobos 7-0 while leaning on a young cast of freshmen and sophomores, though Conifer didn’t make it easy on them.

  • State golf qualifiers

     This year, the boys state golf tournament will be held at Flying Horse Golf Club in Colorado Springs. Here are this year's state qualifiers for Evergreen and Conifer:



    Ben Newkirk

    Jack Mitchell

    Clay Whitton

    Nolan Miller




    Cade Rummell

    Dakota Dolph

  • Evergreen sweeps 4A Jeffco solo...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s boys golf team clinched the Class 4A Jeffco team conference title and the individual medalist crown on Thursday at Fox Hollow Golf Course at the final regular-season tournament of the season.

    The Cougars, the 4A state team runner-up last year, won five of six league tournaments this season in cruising to the team title.