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Today's Sports

  • Inside the Outdoors: The...

    The sun is just breaking over the mountain as you drive to work, and a deer springs heedlessly and unavoidably into your path.

    Later in the evening, the shadows are long across the road as dusk settles. As you crest the last hill before home, you are greeted with the sight of two elk standing innocently, but at their peril, in the road.

  • Cougar girls soccer defeats...

    CONIFER — The Evergreen girls soccer team may have been favored to win heading into its April 2 game at Conifer High, but the Lobos sure didn’t play like it.

    After coming out hot on the pitch, Conifer earned the early 2-0 advantage over its mountain foes, but Evergreen coach Peter Jeans and the rest of the Cougars were playing the long game. Senior Luisa Weiner netted the equalizer with 1:44 left in regulation, and then she played hero for her team when she sunk the golden goal in a sudden-death overtime, earning the Cougars a 3-2 victory.

  • Husky baseball falls to Clear...

    EVERGREEN — Platte Canyon baseball’s Saturday game at Clear Creek may not have gone the way it wanted, but it saw some positives the team can lean on as the 2019 season gets into full swing.

    At their rival’s home field, the Huskies fell to the Golddiggers 15-1 after just four and a half innings. Their bats couldn’t keep up with Clear Creek nor the hot pitching from Golddigger ace Reese Onago.

  • Evergreen’s Urbas sinks an eagle...

    BROOMFIELD — The season may still be young for girls golf, but Evergreen is already getting off to a great start.

    At the Broadlands Golf Course on April 3, the Cougars finished second in 4A of the 10 teams in attendance. Their high placement with a collective 390 score was bolstered by the stellar performance of senior Kate Lisle, who finished second with 88 strokes on the par-72 course.

  • Conifer girls lax takes out...

    LAKEWOOD — Conifer girls lacrosse cannot be stopped.

    In starting out the 2019 season with a stellar 8-0 record, the Lobo girls added to their resume on Thursday when they faced a lacrosse giant in Columbine and won 20-14. It was one of the closest games they’ve had all season.

  • Chatfield girls lax disrupts...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team wasn’t messing around when it came to play against Evergreen on Thursday.

    At Trailblazer Stadium, the Chargers took the early lead and shook off the offensive drive from the Cougars, eventually winning 15-6. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season and Chatfield’s fourth win.

  • Conifer baseball spends spring...

    When it comes to Conifer baseball, springtime can be the most unforgiving season. The team rarely gets the chance to practice outdoors given adverse field conditions at 8,277 feet.

    That’s why, every year, head coach Justin DeBerry leads the Lobos on a spring break expedition to Florida to practice and play. This year was no different.

    Last week, the Lobos went to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, where the team got some reps on the field. That’s something they haven’t been able to do in Colorado yet other than during games.

  • 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.