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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge charges back to...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge sophomore Alexis Thornton's 3-point shots looked like beautiful rainbows to Eagles girls basketball fans on Friday.

    "I was just praying that they all go in," Thornton said of her making a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 16 points. "I think that really got the team some energy and got us riled up."

  • Hardwood heart attack: FRCS boys...

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, Clear Creek barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the Golddiggers’ upward trend over the past couple weeks.

  • Platte Canyon skiers narrowly...

    WINTER PARK — In a growing season, the Platte Canyon ski team has been seeing great improvement as of late.

    Although Michael Dean is the Huskies’ only state qualifier to date, five skiers just barely missed the mark during Friday’s slalom competition at Winter Park.

    Dean and Palmer Lyons, the Huskies’ top male skiers, both crashed on the steep and narrow course. Twenty-eight male skiers crashed out of 63.

    Head coach Bob Feroldi has enjoyed watching his kids work their way up the pecking order as the season progresses.

  • Evergreen, Conifer swimmers...

    The 3A Evergreen girls swim and dive team won the 4A Jeffco League championship on Friday. This weekend, the Cougars will send 19 girls to the state meet in Fort Collins: Remi Gucker, Taylor Jacobsen, Quinn Kelly, Erin Sweeney, Maggie McDonald, Hope Atkins, Sophia Gurrieri, Kayleigh Evans, Via Zipp, Emma Mahoney, Wren Ewing, Val Ryan, Jackie Fritsche, Christina Crane, Shiela Crane, Caitlin Smith, Faith Hellard, Morgan Cook and Natalie Kenchel. Conifer will be sending Megan Wilkins, Rachel Ley and Elsa Debrunner.

  • Triple threat: Tucker Lack...

    It seems like nobody can hold a boys basketball 3-point shooting record for long at Conifer High School.

    On Thursday night at Englewood High School, junior guard Tucker Lack’s offensive game exploded as he made nine 3’s en route to 33 points, breaking the school’s record. The Lobos won the game 68-45.

    Lack attributed his success to the chemistry he and his teammates share.

  • Triple threat:Tucker Lack breaks...

    It seems like nobody can hold a boys basketball 3-point shooting record for long at Conifer High School.

    On Thursday night at Englewood High School, junior guard Tucker Lack’s offensive game exploded as he made nine 3’s en route to 33 points, breaking the school’s record. The Lobos won the game 68-45.

    Lack attributed his success to the chemistry he and his teammates share.

  • Evergreen boys drop OT...

    EVERGREEN — Brett Bokelman was almost the hero Evergreen boys basketball needed. In the end, however, he couldn’t make his shot.

    With 0.8 seconds remaining on Jan. 23, the Cougars — ranked No. 14 per CHSAANow.com — had one chance to defeat No. 11 Wheat Ridge at home. Evergreen inbounded the ball to Bokelman who, from just outside the arc in the corner, threw up a Hail Mary, and it hit the side of the backboard. The Cougars lost 56-55 in overtime.

  • Cougar girls outswim competition...

    BAILEY — It may only be halfway through the 2018-19 schedule, but the Evergreen girls swim and dive team is competing like the state meet is just around the corner.

    At the PCHS mini invitational at Platte Canyon High School on Jan. 16, the Cougars won easily with a team score of 531. The No. 3 Cougars — per last week’s 3A CHSAANow.com poll — overshadowed the performances of No. 8 Colorado Academy (391), Saint Mary’s Academy (283) and Platte Canyon (83).

    The win continued a dominant trend for the Cougars this season.

  • Mountain lions: the cats with 40...

    “In the dim glow, the queen cat passed like a yellow spectre between the scarred trunks.”
    “Yellow Eyes” by Rutherford Montgomery

    Who knew that the large tawny cat with the distinctive tail would win a place in the Guinness Book of World Records? Unbeknownst to the mountain lion, she has been anointed with more than 40 names, like puma, panther, catamount and cougar.

  • Evergreen wrestlers win own...

    EVERGREEN — “Set up your shots and go!” Evergreen head coach Luke Burrier shouted from the sidelines at Evergreen High School on Thursday night.

    That was all the motivation Liam Osborn needed to break his stalemate with Platte Canyon’s Jakob Ebbs and kick it into gear at the end of the first period at the Evergreen Triangular. He was one second away from a pin before the buzzer sounded but made up for the setback with another pin — one that actually counted — with 48 seconds left in the second period.