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Today's Sports

  • EHS swim gets two top-10...

    THORNTON — Robbie Day admitted that swimming hasn’t exactly been a focus this season. He didn’t give a particular reason for why that was, but he had a goal in mind for the 4A boys’ state swimming championships as it was.

    “I want to beat my time from last year,” the Evergreen High School sophomore said Friday after the preliminary round of the 500-yard freestyle at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

  • Conifer baseball ends great...

    By Anthony Sandstrom

    For the Courier

    PUEBLO — What’s more important for a high school student-athlete? Is it the student or the athlete?

    Usually, the answer is both. But last weekend, as the Conifer baseball team traveled to Pueblo West for the 4A Region 1 Tournament, it was forced to choose.

    With Conifer’s graduation and the regional tournament both taking place Saturday, the ultimate answer for the Lobos was “student.”

  • Evergreen baseball stays strong...

    Through an up and down season for Evergreen baseball, the Cougars found a way to stay strong, play their game and make a run into the postseason.

    On Saturday morning at Silver Creek, Evergreen’s season ended with an 8-2 loss to the Raptors in the first round of the Quadrant C Regional tournament.

    The Cougars finished the season 14-10 and just snuck into the postseason as the No. 31 overall seed in 4A. Only the top 32 teams made it to regionals.

  • Columbine’s Olson wins 3rd 100-...

    Not many high school swimmers can do what Columbine’s Gavin Olson just did. At the 5A state swim meet over the weekend, he won the individual state title in the 100-yard backstroke for the third year in a row.

    The senior’s time of 48.22 seconds won the race by nearly a second over Ralston Valley’s Nicholas Fox, who had been chasing him all year. Clearly, he never managed to catch up.

  • Greene: Can bears survive us?

    Colorado Parks & Wildlife manager Joe Walters had a simple answer when asked to identify the most difficult part of his job during the winter months.

    “Trying to get people to stop feeding deer,” he answered.

    People’s deer treat of choice — corn — is indigestible for the animal, causing an excruciating condition called “lactic acidosis.”

  • Win or lose, Lobo girls lacrosse...

    By James Burky

    For the Courier

    DENVER — Traditionally, a 19-0 loss in a state playoff game implies disappointment.

    Not so for the Conifer girls lacrosse players. They ended their post-loss huddle by shouting, “Family!” in unison after falling to No. 1 Colorado Academy at Slater Turf Field on Friday.

    The scoreboard doesn’t tell the story.

  • EHS tennis sends 7 to state

    PUEBLO — This season may not have been kind to Evergreen girls tennis, but the Cougars made the best of what little court time they were awarded. On Friday at Pueblo City Park, seven girls competed in the 4A state tournament.

    When everything was said and done, the Cougars won the Vicky Matarazzo Sportsmanship Award as a team.

    Although none of them won a match, their presence at the tournament bodes well for the future of the program.

  • EHS girls lacrosse falls to...

    EVERGREEN — Amid a stellar season that made some program history, the Evergreen girls lacrosse team’s run ended in dramatic fashion in the second round of the 4A state tournament on Saturday morning.

    On their own home turf, the eighth-seeded Cougars fell to No. 9 Fairview after a valiant comeback effort just fell short, 7-6. And, although the Knights squashed its tournament run in its infancy, Evergreen still made history as the first girls lacrosse team in school history to make it to the postseason.

    Both teams earned byes in the first round.

  • Cougar boys lacrosse falls to...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Since the dawn of head coach Jay Eggar’s tenure at Evergreen High School, the boys lacrosse team has been a case study in how to build up a program from the ashes.

    On Friday at Cheyenne Mountain High School, the ninth-seeded Cougars ended their 2019 run with a 13-6 loss to the No. 1 Indians in the second round of the 4A state tournament. They had defeated No. 9 Aspen on the road a few days before to seal their comeback story.

  • Soccer’s cool cats beat out the...

    LAKEWOOD — Alaina Avery got a little roughed up in her final game of the 2019 Conifer soccer season, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her from protecting the net with everything she had.

    On May 8 as Lakewood Memorial Field amid rainy and snowy conditions, the Conifer junior keeper and the Lobos ended their season with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 D’Evelyn in the 4A state playoffs. Conifer was seeded No. 32.