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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen swimming stays perfect...

    EVERGREEN — Class 3A looks good on the Evergreen girls swim and dive team.

    The Cougars have won every single one of their first five meets of the 2018-19 season. On Dec. 21 at Wulf Rec Center, Evergreen took down Conifer 104-20, winning every single event save the junior varsity 50-yard freestyle, which the Lobos’ Paige Naku won by just 0.04 seconds.

    The move down from 4A has certainly benefited the Cougars early on.

  • Evergreen’s Gale excelling in...

    As Evergreen High School volleyball’s libero, Skylar Gale is no stranger to maintaining control of her squad’s movements while fielding anything the other team throws at her.

    Whether it’s sports, academics or any of her extracurriculars, Gale always lives her life like a libero. Someday, she hopes that will take her out of this world, one way or another.

  • Local gymnasts perform for...

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    These days, it seems like only the fortunate few get to attend Denver Broncos games. Even fewer are the ones who perform during the local National Football League team’s 10 home games each year.

    On Dec. 15 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 10 athletes from Pinnacle Gymnastics in Evergreen joined the ranks of the halftime elites as they tumbled and sprang in front of a sold-out crowd. Their performance turned out better than that of the Broncos, who ended up losing to the visiting Cleveland Browns 17-16.

  • Evergreen wrestlers win own...

    EVERGREEN — “Set up your shots and go!” Evergreen head coach Luke Burrier shouted from the sidelines at Evergreen High School on Thursday night.

    That was all the motivation Liam Osborn needed to break his stalemate with Platte Canyon’s Jakob Ebbs and kick it into gear at the end of the first period at the Evergreen Triangular. He was one second away from a pin before the buzzer sounded but made up for the setback with another pin — one that actually counted — with 48 seconds left in the second period.

  • Evergreen boys hoops freezes out...

    CONIFER — Midway through the 2018-19 season, the Evergreen and Conifer boys basketball teams are rolling.

    On Monday night at Conifer High School, however, the Cougars got the best of the Lobos with a 55-45 victory.

    “It’s a big rivalry game we always like playing,” Evergreen senior guard Theo Miller said. “It’s always a ton of fun. The fans come out and we play together. You just come out running, and you don’t stop.”

  • Evergreen girls take down the...

    CONIFER — Conifer’s and Evergreen’s girls basketball teams may be young this year, but on Monday night at Conifer High School, the Cougars gelled as they came out on top with a 52-6 victory.

    After losing seven seniors last year, the Cougars returned two main starters. Aside from a junior and a senior, the Lobos are comprised almost completely of underclassmen. Both teams have new coaches this year.

  • Cougar poms take 11th at state

    DENVER — The entire season had been building toward the state spirit competition.

    On Saturday morning at the Denver Coliseum, the Evergreen poms team finished 11th in the 4A competition out of 23 teams, scoring an impressive 84.25.

    After winning the Top of the Hill competition earlier in the year and placing third at the league meet, the Cougars were shining at state. With a fairly large squad, the girls looked perfectly in-sync and rocked their routine.

    It was the best way to end a successful season.

  • Husky girls continue to struggle...

     EVERGREEN — After rough first games for both the Clear Creek and Platte Canyon girls basketball programs, the Golddiggers bounced back with a 47-31 win over the Huskies on the Digger home court on Dec. 5.

    In Clear Creek’s first game, it lost 28-21 to DSST. Platte Canyon fell to Buena Vista 54-19.

    “I think we improved immensely,” Clear Creek junior guard Paige Murphy said. “We were more patient with ourselves, and we ran our plays correctly. We did our offense just perfect. It was awesome.”

  • Husky boys hoops shows promise...

    EVERGREEN — After a sluggish start to the season, the Platte Canyon boys basketball team faced another setback with a 72-49 loss at Clear Creek on Dec. 5.

    The Huskies continued to struggle, having committed 36 turnovers in each of its first two contests.

  • Eagles topple Evergreen girls...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    EVERGREEN — The blueprint every Class 4A girls basketball team might want to take notice of was drawn up Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    Class 5A Dakota Ridge used a constant full-court pressure defense and drained a few key 3-pointers in the second half to defeat the two-time defending 4A state champion Evergreen 38-26.