Today's Sports

  • Joining the professional Boys of...

    Growing up, many young athletes dream of the day their name gets called in a professional sports draft to play at the highest level.

    A few weeks ago, that dream became a reality for D’Evelyn graduate Grant Witherspoon when the Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft with the No. 120 pick.

  • Freedom Run brings Mount Evans...

    By Tayler Shaw

    Cheers, applause and the sound of ringing bells filled the air July 4 as John Dunham got up from his wheelchair to walk the last 100 feet to cross the finish line of the Freedom Run.

    Dunham, a client of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, became a participant in the Freedom Run with the encouragement of his physical therapist and with the goal of supporting the organization, saying, “Mount Evans still helps me today.”

  • West Jeff Yankees wrap up summer...

    EVERGREEN — For the West Jeff Yankees, the summer serves as a time to have fun, be with friends and learn the fundamentals of America’s favorite pastime.

    A team comprised of mostly 8-year-olds, the Yankees have dedicated their short season to learning the basics of baseball, from throwing to catching, and learning where the strike zone is.

    Caleb Tricomi, a new resident of Evergreen, just started playing the game at the beginning of the summer, when his parents signed him up for the league so he could get meet new people.

  • Deakin turns love of outdoors...

    Nathan Deakin practically lives in the outdoors.

    For the past five years, the 29-year-old Littleton resident took his love for nature and carried it over into his work life as a zip line guide at Denver Adventures in Conifer. The Colorado transplant, originally from Charleston, W.Va., has always had that wild side about him.

  • After stroke, Shirley can’t...

    Not long ago, local cowboy and rodeo star Tim Shirley was on top of the world.

    A pro-rodeo athlete since 2001, everything started clicking for the now 36-year-old Conifer resident in the bareback competition. He kept winning around 2007, after he joined National Finals Rodeo and before retiring in 2012.

    Then a near-tragedy struck in 2014, just days before Christmas. Following a competition out of town, Shirley returned home and went to bed. He didn’t wake up the next morning.

  • Rugby in the Foothills: Mountain...

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    MARSHDALE — Every summer for the past 11 years, rugby coach Hugh Miller and his son have donned the pitch with their talent and love for the sport.

    The past few weekends at Marshdale Field, the Mountain Youth Rugby teams hosted several jamborees for players ranging from 5 to 14, in which athletes play a 7s version of the sport for an hour each age group.

    The co-ed program runs a six-week season during the summer and hosts about 80 kids from the surrounding area.

  • All-Conference Lists



    Girls Soccer

    -First Team

         • Lauryn Jeans

    -Second Team

         • Sydney Westgard

    -Honorable Mention

         • Louisa Weiner

         • Rachel Stup

    Girls lacrosse

    -Second team

         • Margo Miller

         • Mallory Bowman (mid)

         • Emily Zucker

  • Waryan, Armbrustmacher join...

    ARVADA — In what can be described as an Evergreen love fest, a former Cougar coach and a Cougar alum became two of the latest six candidates to be inducted into the Jeffco Hall of Fame.

    During a ceremony at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Jeffco honored the likes of Kent Waryan and Liz Armbrustmacher among others from nearby Jefferson County schools.

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.

  • McFayden looks ahead to...

    As he finished his high school career last week at Platte Canyon High School, Devan McFayden also said goodbye to his time playing club rugby with Platte and Conifer, a team called PAC.

    But his rugby career is far from over.

    Now, he has his sights set on the All-State rugby club, and he’s off to a great start in that direction.