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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.

  • McFayden looks ahead to...

    As he finished his high school career last week at Platte Canyon High School, Devan McFayden also said goodbye to his time playing club rugby with Platte and Conifer, a team called PAC.

    But his rugby career is far from over.

    Now, he has his sights set on the All-State rugby club, and he’s off to a great start in that direction.

  • Conifer football upstages...

    CONIFER — A year ago, Conifer’s football team epitomized the Babes in the Wood tale.
    With eight sophomore starters, the Lobos were sort of like children being led to slaughter, and it was reflected in a 3-7 record.
    They’re not all grown up yet. But after opening the 2018 season with a convincing 35-12 win over Woodland Park on Friday, the Lobos are alive and well — and convinced they’re poised to return Conifer football to its usual lofty status.

  • Husky girls win their own cross...

    Throughout much of last season, the Platte Canyon cross country team had a very small, yet talented, team.

    On Thursday at their own home course off of Rosalie Road at the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational, they flexed their muscles as the girls won their race and the boys finished third behind DSST: Stapleton and Clear Creek. Despite a tough course, the girls dominated with 35 team points and the boys scored 73.

  • Should Jeffco reconsider bear-...

    Many years ago, I took my dog into Chow Down, a pet store in Evergreen, for some shopping.  A strapping chocolate Lab puppy, Rontu was traumatized when his leash got tangled with a free-standing rack of pet supplies and pulled it down. No harm done, but the dog refused to enter Chow Down again.
    Imagine that Rontu’s first visit to Chow Down welcomed him, instead, with a delightful food court of strange and wonderful odors, filled to the brim with drool-worthy cuisine. The dog would think of that store as his favorite fast-food restaurant for the rest of his life.

  • Joining the professional Boys of...

    Growing up, many young athletes dream of the day their name gets called in a professional sports draft to play at the highest level.

    A few weeks ago, that dream became a reality for D’Evelyn graduate Grant Witherspoon when the Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft with the No. 120 pick.

  • ‘It was like the course beat...

    Heading into the 4A state tournament in Colorado Springs last week, the Evergreen girls golfers were riding high off of a strong performance at regionals the week prior. But a difficult course at the Country Club of Colorado halted that progress.

    In the end, however, the Cougars were able to work toward a seventh-place team finish with the work of Brianna Bond, Kate Lisle, Madeline Gatt and Riley Roberts.

  • Cougars take pride in another...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — For the third time in four years, Evergreen’s baseball program was able to flip the switch come postseason time.

    The Cougars (15-8 record) qualified for yet another Class 4A eight-team, double-elimination state tournament after regional playoff victories against Falcon and Palmer Ridge on May 12. Three straight losses heading into the postseason didn’t faze Evergreen, who advanced all the way to the 4A title game last year before falling to 4A Jeffco League rival Valor Christian.

  • Lobo girls gain valuable...

    By Marcus Hill

    PUEBLO — The leader boards from the Class 3A state girls golf tournament Monday and Tuesday showed Conifer High School’s Bailey Sessions and Jordan Griffin near the bottom of the field.

    Sessions carded a two-day total of 214 and finished 68th, and Griffin shot a 220, placing 75th at Elmwood Golf Course May 21 and 22.

    Not their best rounds, but they’ll leave the scores for everyone else to analyze.

    The Lobos understand what they achieved with their appearance: making it to the big stage their senior year.

  • Platte Canyon’s Rayburn vaults...

    LAKEWOOD — Platte Canyon’s Hayley Rayburn was having a phenomenal season at pole vault, winning every single track and field meet she attended.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, she finally met her match.

    Following more than two hours of lightning delays and a few other hiccups, it came down to a battle between the No. 1-seeded Husky senior and Classical Academy’s Erika Willis, who set the 3A pole vault state track meet record last year at 12 feet, 5 inches. The duel lasted until about 8:30 p.m., long after 99 percent of the fans had left.