Today's Sports

  • Dean, Ebbs leading the way for...

    With a team as young as Platte Canyon track and field, leaders can sometimes be hard to come by.

    This year, in the field events, the Huskies are relying on a pair of sophomores to lead the way, seeing as there’s only one junior on the team. That responsibility has fallen upon throwers Jaecob Ebbs and Mike Dean.

    Dean already has been leading by example, setting team highs in both the discus (98-5) and shot put (34-5.5). That, he said, has been a work in progress, and he’s tweaked his technique over the last couple years.

  • Cougar boys outshoot Conifer

    CONIFER — The Evergreen boys lacrosse team came to play on Friday night, and Conifer just couldn’t keep up on its home field.

    After a quick start for the Lobos, who got on the board first, the Cougars brought the heat and wouldn’t let Conifer come close to leading again. In the end, the Cougars walked away with a 15-2 victory.

    Following a tough week during which the Cougars dropped three straight games to talented teams, the win was a nice turnaround.

  • Conifer’s Gacnik breaks school...

    LAKEWOOD — At Conifer High School, 13 years was long enough before one of its track records fell.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium during the Dakota Ridge Invitational, sophomore Zack Gacnik broke Bobby Potrykus’s 2006 record in the 3,200-meter run, which was previously 9 minutes, 54 seconds. Gacnik ran that 2-mile race in 9:52.13.

  • Conifer grad Payer prepping for...

    Brandon Payer, a standout at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Conifer High School graduate, might soon be headed to the NFL.

    With the draft April 25-27, the inside linebacker and Pine native was recently invited to the Denver Broncos pro day training camp, where he showcased his skills for the local professional team’s coaches and staff.

  • Cougar tennis nearly shuts out...

    LAKEWOOD — So far, the 2019 season has not been kind to the foothills high school tennis teams, but Evergreen and Conifer are making the best of what little court time they’ve seen this year.

    On Friday at Lakewood Park, the Cougars outlasted the Lobos as they won in commanding fashion, 6-1.

    Of the six classifications that competed (Conifer defaulted in No. 1 singles), the Lobos’ only victory came from sophomore Ava Dalton at No. 3 singles, who defeated Evergreen’s Alexa Endsley 6-2, 6-2.

  • Upset opportunities slip by...

    By Joel Reichenberger

    For the Courier

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There were chances, Evergreen boy lacrosse coach Jay Eggar said on Saturday, letting  loose a sigh as the crowd and players cleared out from Gardner Field on Saturday.

    There had been chances all week, but those slipped away, and so did Saturday’s.

    The Cougars couldn’t slow Steamboat Springs in the fourth quarter, and a tight game slipped away. Evergreen lost on the road against the Sailors, 10-2.

  • Evergreen baseball shuts down...

    LAKEWOOD — Hitting can be contagious when it comes to high school baseball, and the Evergreen Cougars utilized that strategy to win out during their first league game at Green Mountain on April 9.

    From start to finish, the Cougars put on a clinic as they defeated the Rams 16-5. The game ended after six innings after the mercy rule was implemented.

  • Inside the Outdoors: The...

    The sun is just breaking over the mountain as you drive to work, and a deer springs heedlessly and unavoidably into your path.

    Later in the evening, the shadows are long across the road as dusk settles. As you crest the last hill before home, you are greeted with the sight of two elk standing innocently, but at their peril, in the road.

  • Cougar girls soccer defeats...

    CONIFER — The Evergreen girls soccer team may have been favored to win heading into its April 2 game at Conifer High, but the Lobos sure didn’t play like it.

    After coming out hot on the pitch, Conifer earned the early 2-0 advantage over its mountain foes, but Evergreen coach Peter Jeans and the rest of the Cougars were playing the long game. Senior Luisa Weiner netted the equalizer with 1:44 left in regulation, and then she played hero for her team when she sunk the golden goal in a sudden-death overtime, earning the Cougars a 3-2 victory.

  • Husky baseball falls to Clear...

    EVERGREEN — Platte Canyon baseball’s Saturday game at Clear Creek may not have gone the way it wanted, but it saw some positives the team can lean on as the 2019 season gets into full swing.

    At their rival’s home field, the Huskies fell to the Golddiggers 15-1 after just four and a half innings. Their bats couldn’t keep up with Clear Creek nor the hot pitching from Golddigger ace Reese Onago.