Today's Sports

  • EHS girls tennis takes down GMHS

    By Alexandra Purcell

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s girls tennis team nearly cleaned house in its match against Green Mountain’s Rams on Thursday, but that wasn’t wholly unexpected.

    According to EHS head coach Kris Nielsen, the Rams put forth some good competition on their home court, but they were no match for the Cougars. Despite the Cougars’ dominance, Nielsen said it was nerve-wracking to watch the various matches.

  • Cougar boys lax wins Battle and...

    LAKEWOOD — This season, it appears the Evergreen boys lacrosse team is in the business of breaking hearts. That’s exactly what it did to No. 9 Battle Mountain on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    While the Cougars — ranked No. 6 in last week’s 4A CHSAANow.com poll — and Huskies fought off an impending thunderstorm, the Cougars were brewing a storm of their own. After undergoing a five-goal deficit midway through the third quarter, Evergreen lit a fire in its offense and stunned Battle Mountain with a flare up of late-game goals.

  • Dakota Ridge baseball hangs on...

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Some things are worth the wait as Dakota Ridge found out on Friday afternoon at Dakota Ridge High School. Eight days after the Eagles baseball team was supposed to play Mullen, it was able to scratch out a 4-3 victory in the makeup game.

    Eagles’ first baseman Ryan Stohr drove in three of the team’s four runs. Dakota Ridge center fielder Mason Sauter atoned for a fielding error that cost the Eagles a run in the third inning by driving in the game-winning run in the sixth on a double.

  • Conifer girls soccer can’t match...

    ARVADA — The season is still young, and Conifer girls soccer is still getting into the groove of it.

    On March 20 at the North Area Athletic Complex, the Lobos fell to Standley Lake 7-0 as the Gators controlled the ball throughout most of the match. But in the third game of the season, that kind of outcome was just fine with head coach Amy Civiello.

  • Shooting frenzy: Conifer girls...

    LAKEWOOD — The season may still be young, but Conifer girls lacrosse is already looking pretty scary.

    Just three games into 2019, the Lobos are sitting pretty with a 3-0 record. Across those contests, they’ve outscored their opponents 46-11. On Saturday afternoon at Trailblazer Stadium, they kept that trend alive with their third victory, a 16-1 thrashing of the visiting Summit Tigers.

    Sophomore attacker Alissa Rumin scored one of Conifer’s two hat tricks on the day. Adde Hollander contributed the other.

  • Columbine boys lacrosse gives No...

    LAKEWOOD — In Colorado high school lacrosse, most teams might be intimidated to start out their season against No. 1-ranked defending state champion in Regis Jesuit. Good thing Columbine isn’t most teams.

    On Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium, the Rebel boys — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll — came out hot and heavy-handed against the Raiders in their opening matchup of the 2019 season but eventually fell to Regis 11-10 in sudden-death overtime.

  • Lobo boys lacrosse falls to No....

     LAKEWOOD — Despite what the record book may suggest, Conifer lacrosse started out its 2019 season the right way.

    After the first week of play, the Lobos now sit at 0-2 after losses to Jefferson Academy and Erie, both solid squads. On Saturday at Trailblazer Stadium in the 10-1 loss to Erie, the Lobos learned what they’re capable of and what they need to work on.

  • What’s in an idiom? Animals...

    The images and sounds of animals are invisibly woven throughout human culture from cave paintings to social media. Animals are portrayed as the epitome of beauty, the embodiment of wilderness, the objects of our affections, and sources of food and entertainment.

    Making the rounds of social media might be an unlikely friendship between a hippo and a tortoise or a video about a New Zealand octopus taking photos of schoolchildren. A jaunty puppy out for a walk elicits so many smiles that it appears the sun just burst out from the clouds.

  • Platte Canyon’s Sussenbach owns...

    All her life, Heidi Sussenbach has been a go-getter.

    Whether she’s on the diamond or in the classroom, the Platte Canyon junior and softball player always gives it her all, even sometimes when she’s not supposed to.

  • Dillon wins Sportswomen of...

    A few weeks back, senior Claudia Dillon forever enshrined herself in the Evergreen history books when she surpassed 1,500 career points and 1,000 rebounds. Now, she’ll be forever enshrined in Colorado women’s athletics.

    On Sunday night, Dillon and her family attended the Sportswomen of Colorado awards banquet, where she accepted the award for best all-around high school athlete in Colorado.

    Gail Andrews, her volleyball coach, and Maddy Hornecker, her basketball coach, both nominated her for the honor.