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Today's Sports

  • Platte Canyon girls XC wins...

    EVERGREEN — The weather and course conditions may not have been ideal on Sept. 11, but that didn’t stop the Platte Canyon girls cross country team from blowing away the competition.

    During the Golddigger invite at Clear Creek High School, the lady Huskies scored a 28 through the top four finishers and won. The closest team, Middle Park, earned a 37.

  • Demon football outpaces Lobos

    By Mike Vidakovich

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On a warm Friday evening that felt more like summer than fall, the Glenwood Springs Demons took care of their football business by defeating the Conifer Lobos 41-20 to garner the first win of the 2018 football season.

     “I told the kids on Monday that I just wanted to hear them sing that Demon fight song,” said head coach Pat Engle following the game. “I got to hear the fight song tonight. This is a special place to coach football.”

  • Evergreen squeaks out victory at...

    WHEAT RIDGE — The Evergreen tennis team is off to a hot start.

    Following a 4-3 victory against Wheat Ridge at Everitt Middle School on Thursday and a subsequent loss at Steamboat Springs, the Cougars sat at 4-2 on the season.

    Much of that talent comes from freshmen, a far cry from the norm in varsity sports.

  • Conifer softball wards off the...

    EVERGREEN — Not many teams have given Conifer softball a run for its money this year.

    And after last year’s 20-9 victory over Evergreen, the Lobos didn’t really expect the Cougars to bring their A-game.

    But they did.

    After going down early on their home field on Sept. 12, the Cougars honed in on their offense mid-game, even though it wasn’t enough in the end. The No. 6 Lobos (per Monday’s CHSAANow.com poll) won 8-4.

  • Evergreen football upsets Mead

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — When Mead’s first field-goal try was short and wide, the Evergreen football fans went crazy and the bench started to celebrate.

    But a technical issue with the clock gave the Mavericks another chance. Then another. Like the movie “Groundhog Day,” the Cougars had to replay the ending repeatedly.

  • Platte Canyon football hangs on...

    By Levi Waddell

    BAILEY — After a tough opening-week loss to Buena Vista the week before, the Platte Canyon Huskies bounced back in a big way this past Saturday. 

    In a back-and-forth contest that saw both teams fighting for every yard, the Huskies came away with the 12-0 victory over the Wiggins Tigers. Although the Huskies defense pitched a shutout, it looked as if it was going to be in a hole early on.

  • Evergreen defeats Conifer after...

    EVERGREEN — The eighth-ranked Evergreen volleyball team wasn’t expecting Conifer to come into it game with high ferocity.

    But, in contrast to last year’s matchup between the two schools, the Lobos came out swinging and gave the Cougars a run for their money. In the end, however, the Cougars won in three sets to put their rivals away.

  • EHS gymnastics earns 3rd at...

    LITTLETON — Evergreen may have been one of the smallest teams at Columbine’s big 10-team meet on Saturday, but that didn’t stop the Cougars from giving it their all and making some noise in the competition.

    With 162.100 points, the Cougars took third place behind Pomona (179.750) and Chatfield (164.575). Senior Jackie Fritsche led the charge with a 33.025 all-around score, placing third behind two Pomona gymnasts.

  • Chargers take down the Cougars

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    LITTLETON — The home court advantage favored Chatfield’s volleyball team on Aug. 30 as the Chargers downed Evergreen, 3-1.
    Despite the loss, the Cougars kept their chins up and vowed to push forward.
    “I’m really proud of them,” Evergreen coach Gail Andrews said. “They never gave up, which I’m really proud of them for. There’s a lot of heart in this team.”

  • 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.