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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen boys drop OT...

    EVERGREEN — Brett Bokelman was almost the hero Evergreen boys basketball needed. In the end, however, he couldn’t make his shot.

    With 0.8 seconds remaining on Jan. 23, the Cougars — ranked No. 14 per CHSAANow.com — had one chance to defeat No. 11 Wheat Ridge at home. Evergreen inbounded the ball to Bokelman who, from just outside the arc in the corner, threw up a Hail Mary, and it hit the side of the backboard. The Cougars lost 56-55 in overtime.

  • Lobo boys lose zone game against...

    THORNTON — In a battle of the bigs on Jan. 22 at Skyview High School, the Conifer boys basketball team couldn’t get into the zone as it lost to the Wolverines, 37-33.

    After a strong first half, the Lobos faltered in the third quarter. The Wolverines shifted into a 2-3 zone and disrupted Conifer’s shooting. The Lobos eventually figured it out in the fourth but couldn’t recover from their offense’s absence the frame before.

  • Stealing away: Conifer girls...

    CONIFER — Amid a tough season with plenty of growing pains, the Conifer girls basketball team found a reason to rejoice on Thursday on its home floor.

    In a hard-fought court clash with Englewood, the Lobos earned their third win, 42-34. Everything they had been working toward all season had finally come together.

  • Youthful Huskies ‘coming along’...

    EVERGREEN — Wins are difficult to come by for the Platte Canyon Huskies wrestling team, but the experience is invaluable.

    “We’re coming along,” Platte Canyon head coach Gary Rhoads said. “It’s a little slow. The team is a little bit smaller, but we have a tough middle school (program), a tough youth club. Hopefully, here in the next year or two we’ll be back with the numbers and be a little more competitive.”

  • Bounce-back win helps Eagles fly...

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Consistency was the focus for the Dakota Ridge hockey team on Jan. 22 at the Apex Center, giving the Eagles a much-needed win over Ralston Valley 4-2.

    The Eagles entered the game following a rollercoaster return from winter break. They started with another 4-2 win. But the next three games — a win then two losses — were all decided by no less than six goals. The team’s top lines were decimated by injuries, and the Eagles got more than comfortable in the penalty box.

  • Cougar girls outswim competition...

    BAILEY — It may only be halfway through the 2018-19 schedule, but the Evergreen girls swim and dive team is competing like the state meet is just around the corner.

    At the PCHS mini invitational at Platte Canyon High School on Jan. 16, the Cougars won easily with a team score of 531. The No. 3 Cougars — per last week’s 3A CHSAANow.com poll — overshadowed the performances of No. 8 Colorado Academy (391), Saint Mary’s Academy (283) and Platte Canyon (83).

    The win continued a dominant trend for the Cougars this season.

  • Cougar girls outswim competition...

    BAILEY — It may only be halfway through the 2018-19 schedule, but the Evergreen girls swim and dive team is competing like the state meet is just around the corner.

    At the PCHS mini invitational at Platte Canyon High School on Jan. 16, the Cougars won easily with a team score of 531. The No. 3 Cougars — per last week’s 3A CHSAANow.com poll — overshadowed the performances of No. 8 Colorado Academy (391), Saint Mary’s Academy (283) and Platte Canyon (83).

    The win continued a dominant trend for the Cougars this season.

  • Evergreen mountain bike club...

    It may not be CHSAA-sanctioned, but the Evergreen High School mountain biking club team provides one of the biggest squads in all of EHS athletics with nearly 40 members.

    It would seem many-a-teenager has a passion for the mountainside.

    “I already loved biking and I figured that because the school already had a mountain biking team, I might as well sign up for it,” sophomore Zach Footer said. “It was a really good decision. Just the general attitude on the team with everybody is super fun.”

  • Alex Kim highlights Evergreen...

    The conditions may not have been perfect on Friday at Loveland Ski Resort, but the Evergreen ski team still came out strong with a major victory from its top man.

    Senior Alex Kim, perhaps one of the top competitors among Colorado high school skiers, barely edged out a first-place finish in the giant slalom over his teammate, Cam Woodland. The two completed their runs in 38.37 seconds and 38.95 seconds, respectively.

  • Charger hoops edges out Rebels

    LITTLETON — The Chatfield girls basketball team achieved a feat it hadn’t accomplished in nearly three years.

    On Jan. 16 at Columbine High School, the Chargers defeated their rivals in 41-38 defensive battle. The last time they beat the Rebels was Jan. 22, 2016.

    “This is so awesome,” Chatfield senior guard/forward Tedy Reed said. “We haven’t won since the first time we played them my freshman year. It’s been, I think, like eight years since we beat them at (their) home, so I’m ecstatic.”