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Today's Sports

  • Conifer takes down John F....

    DENVER — Although nobody on the court was close to being born yet when the song first came out, the Conifer boys basketball team channeled its inner Bee Gees on Friday by “Stayin’ Alive.”

    In a contentious matchup at John F. Kennedy High School, the Commanders thwarted a large Lobo advantage and took their first lead with two and a half minutes left in the game.

    From there on out, the two teams battled at the foul line and from downtown before key free throws secured a thrilling, tight 65-61 Lobo victory.

  • Three PCHS runners earn All-State

    Following a stellar season during which its girls team won second place at state, Platte Canyon cross country’s accolades kept coming in.

    A few weeks back, three of the Huskies’ top ladies earned All-State honors: senior Lisa Bezzant, sophomore Emma Dikken and freshman Hannah Grover. At the 2A state meet in Colorado Springs last month, Dikken and Bezzant stunned the competition by finishing in the top 10.

  • Cougar girls entering rebuilding...

    After winning two straight 4A state titles, the Evergreen girls basketball team is going to look a lot different this year.

    Not only did the Cougars lose seven seniors, but they lost head coach Amy Bahl as well. Luckily, Bahl’s confidante and assistant coach Maddy Hornecker stepped up to take on the head coaching role in her place.

  • Evergreen wrestling returning...

    Last season, the Evergreen wrestling team stood out for its overall squad success but couldn’t quite get all the state qualifiers it hoped for.

    This year, the Cougars believe their luck will be different. They’re aiming to qualify four to six wrestlers out of about 30 kids instead of the two they only managed last year.

    Head coach Lucas Burrier believes the Cougars, who finished 13-1 last year during the regular season, have what it takes to get the job done.

  • New coach brings different style...

    Last year, Conifer girls’ basketball program narrowly finished with a losing record. New head coach John Coder came to town to try to reverse that fortune.

    Although he’s been coaching for a while, the Conifer job caught his attention in recent seasons.

  • Huskies gearing up for new season

    The Platte Canyon girls basketball team may have lost four major players from last year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a great season ahead of it.

    With the start of the season just around the corner — the first game is at home on Thursday — the Huskies find themselves in a unique position. As of last week, head coach Becca Hammon had not yet set her starting five. Her players were still competing for those spots.

    She believes her young team has talent spread throughout.

  • Bobcat, lynx or blynx?

    Occasionally, local social media light up with animal-related posts, like elk entwined in netting, lost-and-found pets, and an injured owlet, generating dozens of comments (hopefully all with happy endings).

    Recently, a thread appeared concerning the identification of a “bobcat or lynx.” As it turns out, discerning the difference between the two cats is a bit tricky. First, bobcats and lynx are both of genus “Lynx.”

  • Platte Canyon boys hoops excited...

    Platte Canyon boys basketball looks like it’s sitting pretty this year.

    The team lost only two seniors last year, and senior Logan Blevins, a 6-8 post master, will return. Naturally, he’ll be one of the team leaders alongside Josh Rummelhart, Ryder Bayman and Evan Batzer.

    “I feel like we’re going to have a pretty good chance of going somewhere this year,” Blevins said. “We have a lot of focus when it comes to practice, and everybody just puts their heads down and works.

  • Giles, blue team stand out at...

    ARVADA — Alana Giles’ entire high school career had led up to this point.

    After years of hard work and leadership, Conifer’s senior phenom earned an invite to the 4A All-State volleyball game at Arvada West High School on Sunday, during which her blue team defeated the red team, 2-1.

    She was also named the MVP for the 4A Colorado 7 League.

  • Conifer’s Sims, Betsch sign for...

    On Nov. 14, as thousands of athletes all across the country were signing their letters of intent, two hit close to home for Conifer softball with seniors Drew Sims and Elizabeth Betsch.

    The two girls represented Conifer well.

    Drew Sims

    Throughout a very successful year for Conifer softball, Sims produced the most offense for her Lobo sisters as she batted .605 across 97 plate appearances. She produced 49 runs and 17 RBIs.