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Today's Sports

  • Lobos take fourth at Jeffco...

    ARVADA — After the first tournament of the 2018 season, Conifer boys golf has some work to do, but head coach Jeremy Barnett believes the Lobos have what it takes to finish out the year strong.

    In the 4A/5A Jeffco League tournament at West Woods Golf Course on Monday, the Lobos finished 11th overall as a team and fourth in 4A.

  • EHS basketball runs successful...

    By Jeff Dolan

    The Evergreen basketball camps for beginning- and intermediate-level players ran Aug. 1-3 at Evergreen High School.

    The camps were operated by EHS’s new head basketball coach, Jeff Dolan, some of his staff and players.

    It was designed to improve the skill of young players while also integrating a level of enjoyment for the game.

    “If each kid can learn one thing and accomplish having fun, then the mission is accomplished,” Dolan said.

  • The 100-mile Poole

    For many athletes, endurance sports are the ultimate test of mental and physical strength. 

    Every year, Evergreen’s Jason Poole takes that mantra to a whole new level with ultramarathons, which are races of 50 miles or more. Last month, he braved the Hardrock 100 for the fifth time and finished it for the fifth time — a feat in and of itself.

  • Evergreen pickleball players...

    Enthusiasm over pickleball has been exploding lately in Evergreen.

    At the end of the June, the 100-plus players who live and play in the Evergreen area proved just how popular it has become when nine players medaled in the Colorado Open pickleball tournament in Arvada.

    “Evergreen has some awesome players, which is so much fun,” said Linda Strauss, a 67-year-old Evergreen resident and nine-year competitor. “You don’t have to go down the hill (to play) if you don’t want to.”

  • ‘Sleep, baseball and eat’

    Ask those who have ever had a passion for playing baseball, and they’ll tell you the ultimate dream is to make it to the big leagues someday.

    For Evergreen High School alum and current Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Brock Burke, that dream is just within reach.

  • Evergreen golfers get taste of...

    At the beginning of July, three Evergreen golfers and their coach got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the game on another continent, and it opened them to the European style of the sport.

    For 10 days, EHS students Nolan Miller and Clayton Whitton and May graduate Xan Anderson graced the Scottish golf courses with their skills, playing alongside golfers from around the U.S. and their Scottish counterparts. They were invited to participate in various tournaments in the country by a coach in Arizona, who took a group of boys last summer.

  • For Conifer man, NHRA and family...

    MORRISON — Brothers Scott Walz and Greg Christensen can’t get enough of drag racing.

    The self-described adrenaline junkies began racing in the early 2000s and have since gone through a multitude of cars just to get to this point n their careers.

    At the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals at Bandimere Speedway last weekend, Walz of Conifer made it to the fourth round of the super comp, and Christensen of Strasburg made it to the second round of top dragster.

  • Minnesota couple dominates...

    EVERGREEN — Sometimes, happy accidents work out for the best.

    On a muggy Sunday morning at Evergreen Lake, 300 participants from around the state and across the country competed in the local Sprint Triathlon.

  • Should Jeffco reconsider bear-...

    Many years ago, I took my dog into Chow Down, a pet store in Evergreen, for some shopping.  A strapping chocolate Lab puppy, Rontu was traumatized when his leash got tangled with a free-standing rack of pet supplies and pulled it down. No harm done, but the dog refused to enter Chow Down again.
    Imagine that Rontu’s first visit to Chow Down welcomed him, instead, with a delightful food court of strange and wonderful odors, filled to the brim with drool-worthy cuisine. The dog would think of that store as his favorite fast-food restaurant for the rest of his life.

  • Team Evergreen puts on...

    AVON — From Evergreen, Georgetown and Copper Mountain to Nottingham Lake in Avon, adventure bikers from across the world stopped rode in the Double and Triple Bypass events on Saturday orchestrated every year by Team Evergreen.

    The ride, which spans up to 120 miles — depending on where the rider chooses to start — begins in one of the three towns and runs over Juniper Pass (11,140 feet), Loveland Pass (11,990 feet), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 feet), and provides a 10,000-foot overall elevation gain.