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Today's Sports

  • CHS boys hoops ends season in...

    CONIFER — The 2018-19 season may not have ended the way the Conifer boys basketball team had hoped, but it still finished out on top of the Colorado League.

    On Feb. 20 on their home court, the 24th-seeded Lobos fell to No. 41 Eagle Valley in a 57-53 upset in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.

  • EHS boys basketball stung by the...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys basketball team may not have finished its 2018-19 campaign the way it had hoped, but that doesn’t take away the overall success the Cougars saw this year.

    On Feb. 20, it all came to an end when visiting Pueblo County — seeded No. 46 — upset the 19th-seeded Cougars 52-43 in the first round of the 4A state tournament at Evergreen High School.

  • Conifer girls fall to PCHS in 4A...

    By Austin White

    For the Courier

    Starting a season 0-9 sounds like a nightmare for a team trying to qualify for the postseason.

    However, people wake up eventually from those bad dreams, and the Conifer High School girls basketball team woke up on the right side of the bed to finish 8-16 and make the 4A state playoffs as the No. 42 seed.

  • Conifer boys basketball wins...

    CONIFER — “Hot” doesn’t begin to describe the way that the Conifer boys basketball team has been playing lately.

    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos earned their second consecutive Colorado League title with a commanding 50-30 victory over visiting Skyview in the Colorado League tournament finals. It was their eighth straight win since Jan. 22.

    The last team that beat them? Skyview.

    Landon Wallace and Wil Ratzer were part of last year’s league-winning team.

  • Cougar girls basketball stunned...

    EVERGREEN — In a season of overarching success for a young Evergreen girls basketball team, the Cougars finally met their match in Holy Family on Feb. 13.

    By the end of the contentious matchup, the No. 5 Tigers (per CHSAANow.com) defeated the No. 4 Cougars 41-33, thanks in large part to the hot hands of Genavieve Gudino and Cecelia Aanerud.

    In the final 11 minutes of the game, the Cougars could neither contain nor answer many shots those two put up, and it cost them a big game.

  • Conifer’s Sanders stepping down...

    After 42 years in the sports education business and 20 years at Conifer High School, athletic director Angie Sanders has decided to retire.

    Through her time with the Lobos, she’s trekked a long distance every day from her house east of Denver to serve the community she calls her own.

  • EHS wrestling’s Davis, Gibson...

    DENVER — After losing out on his fourth-place match against Thomas Jefferson’s Wesley Buford on Saturday, Evergreen wrestling’s Reese Gibson watched nervously from the stands as the fifth-place match of the 4A Region 1 tournament took place.

    He had already beaten Montrose’s Brandon Van Nooten, meaning that the fifth-place match would determine Gibson’s state tournament fate. When Van Nooten won, it punched Gibson’s ticket to the Pepsi Center in the true No. 4 spot in the 220-pound weight class.

    He could breathe easy again.

  • Zander Condit headed to state

    All season long, Conifer junior Zander Condit knew he was going to make it to state for Jefferson wrestling. On Saturday in the Northwestern Mutual 3A Region 3 tournament, he made it a reality when he placed second in the 138-pound weight class.

    He lost by fall 5:12 into the championship match to Eaton’s Dylan Yancey, who’s ranked No. 2 in 3A according to the On the Mat rankings. Condit is No. 3.

  • O’Brien, Columbine boys hoops...

    LITTLETON — Luke O’Brien didn’t exactly eat the healthiest of foods after the Columbine Rebels won their second straight 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship last Wednesday. A team dinner at McDonald’s resulted in a cheeseburger and an Oreo McFlurry.

    “If he shoots like he did tonight, he can eat whatever he wants,” Columbine head coach Clay Thielking said, laughing following the Rebels’ 84-50 regular season-ending win over rival Chatfield on Friday night.

  • Rebels girls hoops perseveres,...

    LITTLETON — Jessica Bollwahn didn’t mince words.

    “I think we were just tired of losing,” the Columbine freshman said after the Rebels won their fourth straight game with a 55-45 girls basketball victory over host Chatfield on Friday night in the regular-season finale.

    Junior Quincey Baum led Columbine (10-13 overall, 4-4 5A Jeffco) with a game-high 21 points. Bollwahn added 12.