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Today's Sports

  • No. 4 Evergreen devours Eagles

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Going into Wednesday’s game at No. 3 Golden, the fourth-ranked (per CHSAANow.com) Evergreen girls basketball team needs all the momentum it can get.

    On Friday night at then-No. 6 Valor Christian, it got just that as it defeated the Eagles handily, 52-33, to advance to 13-1 on the season.

  • Depleted Huskies take their...

    EVERGREEN — For Ruger Bixler, the start to the wrestling season was difficult. After all, the Platte Canyon junior was coming back to the team after taking a year off. He needed to knock the rust off, you could say.

    So getting two matches in the Huskies’ double dual with Battle Mountain and Byers on Thursday night at Clear Creek High School was crucial.

    “You can learn from anything I guess, any match,” Bixler said. “Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s good to have that experience to build off of.”

  • Lady Huskies suffer tough loss...

    BAILEY — In a season that’s been up and down for the Platte Canyon girls’ basketball team, the Huskies fell to their rivals, the Clear Creek Golddiggers, at home in rough fashion 77-36.

    Platte Canyon senior point guard Alison Kulesza came back from an illness to lead the Huskies with nine points, followed by senior guard Abby Schmidt, who added six more.

  • Platte Canyon boys’ hoops no...

    BAILEY — In a season filled with struggles, the Platte Canyon boys’ basketball team continued the trend when rival Clear Creek came to town on Saturday afternoon.

    Following the pattern of their turnaround season, the Diggers went into rival Husky territory and showed no mercy to their hosts, commanding the pace of the game from start to finish as the Diggers defeated them, 67-27.

  • Cougar, Lobo teams fare well in...

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen girls swimming team is doing its best to show that even in a season of transition, the Cougars remain ultra-competitive.

    Head coach Jeanne Godaire is calling it quits after 12 years leading the program, sharing duties for 2017-18 with co-head coach Liz Hudd.

    It would seem like they have their work cut out to keep Evergreen among the state’s elite in 4A before a drop to 3A next season, but the Cougars are off to a great start, finishing first at their most recent meet.

  • Hibernate, migrate or circulate?

    Wildlife has evolved astonishing tactics to cope with extreme weather. Like retired New Jersey snowbirds descending to West Palm Beach in the fall, hummingbirds spurn winter, turning their iridescent feathered backs on Colorado and heading south to friendlier habitat.
    Bears vanish into dens to hibernate, slowing their metabolism enough to survive the winter without eating or drinking.

  • Cougars take down Jaguars in...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys’ basketball team knows how to start off league play right.

    Following a win against Standley Lake and a 61-55 victory over visiting D’Evelyn on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars now sit at 2-0 in league play (9-2 overall) and show no signs of slowing down. The Jaguars, however, have struggled in Jeffco play with two tough losses to start out the new year (4-6).

  • All around, in every way

    At every school, there’s always that student-athlete who perfectly exemplifies the idea of the “student-athlete,” someone who excels at being both in school and in competition. For Conifer, senior Mark Studer checks all the boxes.

    For much of his high school career, Studer has been a stud the court and on the field for the Lobos, as he serves as a guard for the basketball team and as a defensive midfielder in lacrosse. In school, he’s taken more than 15 AP and honors classes during his of high school career and pushes himself when he can.

  • Confident Cougars stay unbeaten...

    It’s said that confidence breeds success. The Evergreen High School wrestling program is beaming with that confidence nowadays.

    That hasn’t always been the case in recent years, but with an influx of wrestlers and a trust in themselves, the Cougars are witnessing that success on the mat in 2018. That was evident in the Cougars’ fourth dual victory of the season 51-27 over visiting Denver South on Jan. 3 at Evergreen High School.

    Three years ago, EHS barely had enough wrestlers to keep the program afloat.

  • 2017: The year in sports

    Evergreen girls basketball takes state