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  • Cougar boys bow out of...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys were never supposed to make it this far. 

    Going into the 2017-18 basketball season, few expected them to make much noise in a very strong Jeffco league. But the Cougars weren’t concerned with maintaining expectations.

    After finishing 18-5 in the regular season with a chance to secure the league title, the Cougars earned the No. 8 seed and a bye in the first round of the state tournament and won their first game.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make...

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.
    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”
    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.

  • PCHS skiers race toward history

    LEADVILLE —Two Platte Canyon skiers made history on Thursday at Ski Cooper when they took home the individual state titles in the girls’ and boys’ giant slalom races.
    It was the first time anyone from the small program had done that in its 53 years of existence. Both students who took the individual titles have skied at Platte Canyon for at least the last three years despite not attending school there.

  • Cougars boys squeak out win...

    EVERGREEN — The match-up between the Evergreen Cougars and the Greeley Central Wildcats on Saturday lived up to the cat-fight imagery — a quick back-and-forth affair, with plenty of scrambles over loose balls, hard fouls and an ending that came down to the final shot.

    The Evergreen boys won 61-58 after Greeley Central’s last-second 3-pointer to send the game into overtime missed.

  • Cougar girls’ basketball...

    EVERGREEN — There’s nothing quite like a good nail-biter to start off a state tournament run or a 38-36 Evergreen win.

    With just seconds left on the clock and the game tied at 36 at Evergreen High School on Friday, the Evergreen Cougar girls were desperately searching for a way to stay alive in the 4A state basketball tournament.

    Baylee Galan-Browne was the answer.

  • First-ever Staunton Blizzard a...

    PINE — On a chilly and sunny Sunday afternoon at Staunton State Park, the town’s first-ever Staunton Blizzard fat bike race went off without a hitch as Fairplay resident Ryan Graber took home the crown.

    With a 59:20 time in the men’s 21-39 age group, Graber was the only person in the entire field of 62 racers to finish in under an hour on the 12.1-mile course that saw a 2,000-foot elevation gain.

    Graber, 32, had just begun riding in the past year and usually competes in the Leadville races above 10,000 feet.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make...

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.

    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”

    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.

  • Lobos gain first tourney win...

    CONIFER — For the first time since 2010, the Conifer boys basketball team won in the 4A state tournament on their home court on Feb. 21.

    In a dominant second half, the Lobos, seeded No. 32 in the state bracket, downed No. 33 Pueblo County with a full-team effort, 57-49.

  • Rick, Rascal or Roni: which is...

    Many kids are introduced to raccoons through the popular magazine, “Ranger Rick.” This cartoon park ranger encounters and then solves environmental challenges with the aid of his friends. Through reading about Rick’s quests to defend wildlife and nature, kids are encouraged to also take part in the protection of their natural world.

  • Conifer’s Zander Condit earns...

    DENVER — Pain wasn’t going to stop Conifer’s Zander Condit.

    On Friday night at the Pepsi Center after he earned his way to the semifinals of the 3A state wrestling tournament, the sophomore wrestler met his match in Anthony Quintana of Buena Vista. In the loss, he walked away from the mat damaged — literally.