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Today's Sports

  • Greene: The price is right at a...

    Any discussion of water just about always means addressing drought. After all, Colorado was in one for 19 years. It’s not surprising that water is a big deal in the United States and has been the impetus behind the creation of a dizzying array of organizations with brain-numbing acronyms.

  • Bracknell stuns state track...

    LAKEWOOD — Just a few years ago, nobody would pay attention to Platte Canyon’s Matthew Bracknell when he asked to take a stab at hurdles.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium for the 2A state track championships, the junior not only proved his doubters wrong; he placed third in the 110-meter hurdles.

    “It feels really good,” Bracknell said. “It makes me feel really proud of myself because back in Texas, where I came from, the coaches didn’t give me the time of day, so I had to go to my algebra teacher for help on hurdles.”

  • Evergreen soccer going back to...

    AURORA — Knowing that a team has scored a lot of goals coming into the game and actually having a game plan to thwart that offensive attack are two different things. However, in the case of the Evergreen Cougars’ girls soccer team, it kind of fell right into its lap.

    High-scoring Sand Creek was stymied at most every turn by Evergreen’s ball-control attack on Saturday at Legacy Stadium, while the Cougars got goals from the usual players — Elizabeth Rapp, Catherine Rapp and Myla Stewart — for a 3-1 victory in the semifinals.

  • EHS swim gets two top-10...

    THORNTON — Robbie Day admitted that swimming hasn’t exactly been a focus this season. He didn’t give a particular reason for why that was, but he had a goal in mind for the 4A boys’ state swimming championships as it was.

    “I want to beat my time from last year,” the Evergreen High School sophomore said Friday after the preliminary round of the 500-yard freestyle at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

  • Conifer baseball ends great...

    By Anthony Sandstrom

    For the Courier

    PUEBLO — What’s more important for a high school student-athlete? Is it the student or the athlete?

    Usually, the answer is both. But last weekend, as the Conifer baseball team traveled to Pueblo West for the 4A Region 1 Tournament, it was forced to choose.

    With Conifer’s graduation and the regional tournament both taking place Saturday, the ultimate answer for the Lobos was “student.”

  • Evergreen baseball stays strong...

    Through an up and down season for Evergreen baseball, the Cougars found a way to stay strong, play their game and make a run into the postseason.

    On Saturday morning at Silver Creek, Evergreen’s season ended with an 8-2 loss to the Raptors in the first round of the Quadrant C Regional tournament.

    The Cougars finished the season 14-10 and just snuck into the postseason as the No. 31 overall seed in 4A. Only the top 32 teams made it to regionals.

  • Columbine’s Olson wins 3rd 100-...

    Not many high school swimmers can do what Columbine’s Gavin Olson just did. At the 5A state swim meet over the weekend, he won the individual state title in the 100-yard backstroke for the third year in a row.

    The senior’s time of 48.22 seconds won the race by nearly a second over Ralston Valley’s Nicholas Fox, who had been chasing him all year. Clearly, he never managed to catch up.

  • Greene: Can bears survive us?

    Colorado Parks & Wildlife manager Joe Walters had a simple answer when asked to identify the most difficult part of his job during the winter months.

    “Trying to get people to stop feeding deer,” he answered.

    People’s deer treat of choice — corn — is indigestible for the animal, causing an excruciating condition called “lactic acidosis.”

  • Win or lose, Lobo girls lacrosse...

    By James Burky

    For the Courier

    DENVER — Traditionally, a 19-0 loss in a state playoff game implies disappointment.

    Not so for the Conifer girls lacrosse players. They ended their post-loss huddle by shouting, “Family!” in unison after falling to No. 1 Colorado Academy at Slater Turf Field on Friday.

    The scoreboard doesn’t tell the story.

  • EHS tennis sends 7 to state

    PUEBLO — This season may not have been kind to Evergreen girls tennis, but the Cougars made the best of what little court time they were awarded. On Friday at Pueblo City Park, seven girls competed in the 4A state tournament.

    When everything was said and done, the Cougars won the Vicky Matarazzo Sportsmanship Award as a team.

    Although none of them won a match, their presence at the tournament bodes well for the future of the program.