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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen swim team dives into...

    LITTLETON — Kian Smith may be new to high school diving, but he seems to be making a name for himself in the sport.

    On Friday at the Ridge Rec Center, the Evergreen freshman finished fifth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 146.55. It was the first meet of his career and the first meet of the year for Evergreen.

    “I think I did really well for my first meet,” he said. “I’m pretty sure I scored well, but I don’t really know the scoring system. From what I heard, I did really well.”

  • Conifer baseball gearing up for...

    The 2019 baseball season hasn’t had the greatest start, but Conifer is hoping it can overcome early setbacks to have a successful year.

    The Lobos were supposed to begin their campaign last week at Jefferson Academy, but the game was canceled due to snowy field conditions. Up to and including that point, the team hadn’t seen any field time in the spring season because of their own field-condition woes. Their first game now is scheduled for Saturday at home at 1 p.m. With the impending snowstorm this week, that doesn’t look promising either.

  • Evergreen girls hoops returns to...

    PUEBLO — In her first year as head coach of the Evergreen girls basketball program, Maddy Hornecker had big shoes to fill. After all, former coach Amy Bahl led the Cougars to three straight state title appearances and back-to-back championships.

    Hornecker more than lived up to the pressure this year. On Friday night at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, the Cougars — seeded No. 5 in the Class 4A girls state tournament bracket — ended their season in the Great 8 with a 48-42 loss to No. 4 Pueblo South.

  • Eagle hockey falls to Regis...

    DENVER — Midway through the season, not many expected the Dakota Ridge hockey team to make it far in the playoffs.

    Not only did the sixth-seeded Eagles prove the doubters wrong, but they played their hearts out and made it to the championship matchup at the Pepsi Center. On Monday night, they fell to defending state champion Regis Jesuit 5-2 to earn the runner-up spot in Colorado hockey this year.

  • Chatfield girls wrestling takes...

    “Wrestling is the sports of gods and champions.”

    As assistant wrestling coach Justin Koontz spoke to the masses of the Chatfield Senior High student body on Feb. 20 in the school commons, the crowd roared. After all, he got the pleasure of introducing Colorado’s first-ever girls state wrestling champions.

    Girls wrestling is still a new concept in Colorado, and the rest of the state has a lot of catching up to do.

  • Evergreen’s Phillips headed to...

    In her final season of high school skiing, Evergreen’s Jaden Phillips will have more to boast about than just a trip to the state ski meet.

    Next week, the Cougar senior will ski for the Junior National Nordic Ski Team in Alaska in a range of cross country competitions. It’s something she’s been working toward since last year when she joined the Summit Nordic Ski Club in Frisco.

  • Evergreen’s Phillips headed to...

    In her final season of high school skiing, Evergreen’s Jaden Phillips will have more to boast about than just a trip to the state ski meet.

    Next week, the Cougar senior will ski for the Junior National Nordic Ski Team in Alaska in a range of cross country competitions. It’s something she’s been working toward since last year when she joined the Summit Nordic Ski Club in Frisco.

  • Dillon eclipses 1,500 career...

    Claudia Dillon’s high school basketball career may not yet be over, but her contribution to Evergreen’s program won’t soon be forgotten.

    On Tuesday night, the senior phenom forever enshrined herself in the history books when she surpassed the 1,500 career point mark in the Cougars' 46-32 victory over visiting Erie. With the Sweet 16 win, the Cougars advanced to the Great Eight of the 4A state girls basketball tournament.

  • Condit earns third place at...

    DENVER — Conifer junior Zander Condit may have faced his fair share of adversity this season, but he overcame it all when he finished nearly at the top of 3A wrestling over the weekend at the Pepsi Center.

    On Saturday in the state wrestling tournament, Condit — who competes for Jefferson — battled his way up through the consolation bracket to place third in the 138-pound weight class. In his final winning match, he dominated Moffat County’s Daniel Caddy with a 16-0 tech fall.

  • Evergreen’s Davis earns a W at...

    DENVER — Evergreen coach Luke Burrier has been waiting a while for a wrestler like Ethan Davis to come into his program.

    On Friday afternoon at the Pepsi Center, the 152-pound senior phenom earned the Cougars’ first victory of the Burrier era at the 4A state tournament with a dominating 9-2 decision over Harrison’s Nestor Torrez in the first round of the consolation bracket.

    Davis wouldn’t let Torrez score until the last seven seconds of the third period.