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  • Chatfield charges through Jeffco...

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — The Chatfield girls swim and dive team stood tall and alone among the 18 represented in the Jeffco Invitational at the George J. Meyers Pool on Saturday.

    The Chargers’ varsity squad claimed 422 points to take the team victory with a 46-point cushion between itself and second-place Columbine.

  • Mountain lions: the cats with 40...

    “In the dim glow, the queen cat passed like a yellow spectre between the scarred trunks.”
    “Yellow Eyes” by Rutherford Montgomery

    Who knew that the large tawny cat with the distinctive tail would win a place in the Guinness Book of World Records? Unbeknownst to the mountain lion, she has been anointed with more than 40 names, like puma, panther, catamount and cougar.

  • Evergreen grad Dorsey drafted by...

    When Griffin Dorsey was growing up, kicking the soccer ball against a wooden wall his father built on the family’s Evergreen property, he always had the dream of someday playing Major League Soccer.

    On Friday in Chicago, that dream became a reality when Dorsey’s name was called as the sixth-overall pick of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He went to Toronto FC.

    The 2017 Evergreen High School graduate was in the Windy City for the big day.

  • Dishing it out: Conifer’s Landon...

    When it comes to basketball, selflessness is sometimes hard to come by. For Conifer junior Landon Wallace, it’s second nature.

    A born leader, Wallace has always been a true point guard who plays only with the interest of his teammates in mind. That’s earned him national-level marks in the assist category, where, as of Tuesday, he was ranked eighth in the entire country across all classifications in assists per game, according to Maxpreps.com.

    Just a couple weeks ago, he was ranked sixth. He’s also No. 1 in Colorado.

  • Evergreen wrestlers deny...

    LITTLETON — Evergreen wrestling has been on fire this season.

    This season, the Cougar wrestlers are enjoying their biggest team in head coach Luke Burrier’s tenure with nearly 30 boys, but that’s not all.

    “It’s the most success Evergreen’s had since I’ve been here,” Burrier said. “This is our fourth season, this coaching staff, with them. We’re finding ways to medal. We’re finding ways to find not only individual success, but successful outcomes as a team.”

  • Evergreen girls basketball stuns...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls basketball doesn’t know how to quit.

    On Monday night at Bear Creek High School, the Cougars took down the Bears in a show of stamina, outlasting the home team 55-29.

    Throughout the matchup, seven Cougars connected with the nylon as senior forward Claudia Dillon led with 20 points. Sophomore guard Nicole Levine and junior guard/forward Hayley Dillon trailed behind her with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

  • Legend shoots lights out against...

    LITTLETON — Sometimes the shots just don’t fall the way a team wants them to.

    On Jan. 8 against Legend on its own home court, Chatfield couldn’t hit its shots while at times it seemed like the Titans couldn’t miss. The Chargers fell 78-36.

    “They shot the ball really well, and they just came out with more intensity than we did,” sophomore Nate Jacobson said. “It shows that we’ve got to come out with more intensity, we’ve got to come out with more confidence.”

  • Cougar boys hoops staves off D’...

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to streaky basketball, sometimes a team’s runs are just too little, too late.
    On Thursday night at Evergreen High School, the Cougar boys basketball team stayed strong as the visiting D’Evelyn Jaguars ignited a charge from behind the arc in the second half to erase a major deficit. Evergreen won 52-45.
    For Evergreen, a win like that was a long time coming.

  • Conifer’s Jessica Oudakker...

    Every so often, a high school student-athlete comes along who seems like she can do everything. At Conifer High School, senior Jessica Oudakker isn’t just a multi-sport athlete; she’s on track to be valedictorian.
    Someday, she hopes the hard work she’s putting in now will help her pursue a career in medicine.

  • Conifer boys basketball falls to...

    JOHNSTOWN — Sometimes, the last shot hurts the deepest.
    On Saturday night at Roosevelt High School, the Conifer boys basketball team fell to Niwot 51-48 in an absolute battle in the Lobos’ final game of the Roughridger Shootout tournament.
    But it almost didn’t end that way.
    After tying the game back up at 44 with just five minutes left in the contest, the Lobos found themselves in a familiar position. They had to play from behind to keep up with the Cougars, as they did throughout the entire 48 minutes of play.