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Today's Sports

  • On Parr: Evergreen sisters win...

    For years, a pair of sisters out of Evergreen Middle School, Katie and Sophie Parr, have been competing at a high level in various intermountain sectional tennis tournaments, including competition from Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.

    Last month at the small, 30-player Ardene R. Bullard Memorial District Cup in Salt Lake City, 14-year-old Katie and 11-year-old Sophie flexed their tennis muscles when, in playing 14 doubles together for the first time, they won the level 5 tournament.

  • Cougars go 2-2 in season-opening...

    By Alex Purcell

    EVERGREEN — The season-opening softball tournament game didn’t pan out how the Evergreen Cougars might’ve liked, but despite the setback, the team remains optimistic about the future. 

    In the first game of a tournament they hosted, the Cougars went head-to-head against Arvada West’s Wildcats on Friday but lost 5-3.

    The Cougars finished out the tournament with a 2-2 record, losing to Ponderosa, beating Mesa Ridge and defeating Falcon in the final game.

  • ‘I guarantee we’re going to make...

    After an appearance in the state playoffs last year and having only lost a few of its top guns, the Platte Canyon football team is looking ahead to what it hopes will be another successful season.

    However, some of those top guns were huge offensive producers for the rush-minded Huskies.

    “We lost a few hard-nose kids like Trevor Sander and Colton Carson, (and) a couple of other guys,” head coach Mike Schmidt said. “Returning-wise, we have a pretty good core coming back.”

  • Miller wins opening 4A golf...

    ARVADA — After finishing second at state last year and losing two top guns on the roster, the Evergreen boys golf team had high expectations heading into this season.

    The Cougars answered the call.

    At West Woods Golf Course on Monday, the Cougars, led by senior standout Nolan Miller, earned a second-place team finish with a collective 317 score, narrowly losing out to first-place Golden, who shot a 315.

    Miller shot a 71, one-under par, to earn an individual first-place finish.

  • 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.