Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • EHS signs four collegiate...

    In nearly wrapping up their high school athletic careers, four Evergreen High School students spent Thursday morning signing their letters of intent to play at the next level.

    Jina Alvis

    Jina Alvis will stay the closest after signing on with Johnson and Wales University in Denver. She’ll be playing defense for its soccer team.

  • Four Lobo athletes sign letters...

    Following their illustrious careers at Conifer High School, four Lobos signed their letters of intent on Friday morning to play various sports at the next level. Every one of them will be attending university out of state.

    Laurel Ainsworth

    Just days before the signing ceremony, Laurel Ainsworth signed on to play softball at Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu. For her, it was all about following her mother’s footsteps, as she played the sport at Colorado State.

  • Dean, Ebbs leading the way for...

    With a team as young as Platte Canyon track and field, leaders can sometimes be hard to come by.

    This year, in the field events, the Huskies are relying on a pair of sophomores to lead the way, seeing as there’s only one junior on the team. That responsibility has fallen upon throwers Jaecob Ebbs and Mike Dean.

    Dean already has been leading by example, setting team highs in both the discus (98-5) and shot put (34-5.5). That, he said, has been a work in progress, and he’s tweaked his technique over the last couple years.

  • Cougar boys outshoot Conifer

    CONIFER — The Evergreen boys lacrosse team came to play on Friday night, and Conifer just couldn’t keep up on its home field.

    After a quick start for the Lobos, who got on the board first, the Cougars brought the heat and wouldn’t let Conifer come close to leading again. In the end, the Cougars walked away with a 15-2 victory.

    Following a tough week during which the Cougars dropped three straight games to talented teams, the win was a nice turnaround.

  • Conifer’s Gacnik breaks school...

    LAKEWOOD — At Conifer High School, 13 years was long enough before one of its track records fell.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium during the Dakota Ridge Invitational, sophomore Zack Gacnik broke Bobby Potrykus’s 2006 record in the 3,200-meter run, which was previously 9 minutes, 54 seconds. Gacnik ran that 2-mile race in 9:52.13.

  • Conifer grad Payer prepping for...

    Brandon Payer, a standout at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Conifer High School graduate, might soon be headed to the NFL.

    With the draft April 25-27, the inside linebacker and Pine native was recently invited to the Denver Broncos pro day training camp, where he showcased his skills for the local professional team’s coaches and staff.

  • Cougar tennis nearly shuts out...

    LAKEWOOD — So far, the 2019 season has not been kind to the foothills high school tennis teams, but Evergreen and Conifer are making the best of what little court time they’ve seen this year.

    On Friday at Lakewood Park, the Cougars outlasted the Lobos as they won in commanding fashion, 6-1.

    Of the six classifications that competed (Conifer defaulted in No. 1 singles), the Lobos’ only victory came from sophomore Ava Dalton at No. 3 singles, who defeated Evergreen’s Alexa Endsley 6-2, 6-2.

  • Upset opportunities slip by...

    By Joel Reichenberger

    For the Courier

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There were chances, Evergreen boy lacrosse coach Jay Eggar said on Saturday, letting  loose a sigh as the crowd and players cleared out from Gardner Field on Saturday.

    There had been chances all week, but those slipped away, and so did Saturday’s.

    The Cougars couldn’t slow Steamboat Springs in the fourth quarter, and a tight game slipped away. Evergreen lost on the road against the Sailors, 10-2.

  • Evergreen baseball shuts down...

    LAKEWOOD — Hitting can be contagious when it comes to high school baseball, and the Evergreen Cougars utilized that strategy to win out during their first league game at Green Mountain on April 9.

    From start to finish, the Cougars put on a clinic as they defeated the Rams 16-5. The game ended after six innings after the mercy rule was implemented.