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Today's Sports

  • Cougar girls basketball stunned...

    EVERGREEN — In a season of overarching success for a young Evergreen girls basketball team, the Cougars finally met their match in Holy Family on Feb. 13.

    By the end of the contentious matchup, the No. 5 Tigers (per CHSAANow.com) defeated the No. 4 Cougars 41-33, thanks in large part to the hot hands of Genavieve Gudino and Cecelia Aanerud.

    In the final 11 minutes of the game, the Cougars could neither contain nor answer many shots those two put up, and it cost them a big game.

  • Conifer’s Sanders stepping down...

    After 42 years in the sports education business and 20 years at Conifer High School, athletic director Angie Sanders has decided to retire.

    Through her time with the Lobos, she’s trekked a long distance every day from her house east of Denver to serve the community she calls her own.

  • EHS wrestling’s Davis, Gibson...

    DENVER — After losing out on his fourth-place match against Thomas Jefferson’s Wesley Buford on Saturday, Evergreen wrestling’s Reese Gibson watched nervously from the stands as the fifth-place match of the 4A Region 1 tournament took place.

    He had already beaten Montrose’s Brandon Van Nooten, meaning that the fifth-place match would determine Gibson’s state tournament fate. When Van Nooten won, it punched Gibson’s ticket to the Pepsi Center in the true No. 4 spot in the 220-pound weight class.

    He could breathe easy again.

  • Zander Condit headed to state

    All season long, Conifer junior Zander Condit knew he was going to make it to state for Jefferson wrestling. On Saturday in the Northwestern Mutual 3A Region 3 tournament, he made it a reality when he placed second in the 138-pound weight class.

    He lost by fall 5:12 into the championship match to Eaton’s Dylan Yancey, who’s ranked No. 2 in 3A according to the On the Mat rankings. Condit is No. 3.

  • O’Brien, Columbine boys hoops...

    LITTLETON — Luke O’Brien didn’t exactly eat the healthiest of foods after the Columbine Rebels won their second straight 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship last Wednesday. A team dinner at McDonald’s resulted in a cheeseburger and an Oreo McFlurry.

    “If he shoots like he did tonight, he can eat whatever he wants,” Columbine head coach Clay Thielking said, laughing following the Rebels’ 84-50 regular season-ending win over rival Chatfield on Friday night.

  • Rebels girls hoops perseveres,...

    LITTLETON — Jessica Bollwahn didn’t mince words.

    “I think we were just tired of losing,” the Columbine freshman said after the Rebels won their fourth straight game with a 55-45 girls basketball victory over host Chatfield on Friday night in the regular-season finale.

    Junior Quincey Baum led Columbine (10-13 overall, 4-4 5A Jeffco) with a game-high 21 points. Bollwahn added 12.

  • Seize the Prey: Looking for the...

    Quietly biding their time behind nature’s curtain of leaves, needles and darkness perch the fierce birds of prey. These raptors were named for the Latin word, “rapere,” meaning “to seize.”

    Raptors incorporate exceptional weapons of hooked beaks, strong talons and extraordinary hearing to catch prey. There are almost 450 species of raptors, including falcons, osprey, hawks, eagles, vultures and owls.

  • Evergreen wins 3A state title

    FORT COLLINS — Long after the 3A state swim and dive meet had ended, only a few swimmers remained at the Edora Pool Ice Center on Saturday. Between taking team pictures and selfies, the Evergreen swimmers beamed, singing “We are the Champions” at the top of their lungs.

    In their first year under the 3A veil, the Cougars saw unmitigated success at state with another team crown. Even among all that prosperity, one girl stood out.

  • Wilkins, Lobos break through at...

    FORT COLLINS — Conifer may not have brought the most girls to the 3A state swim meet last weekend, but the Lobos certainly made the most of the talent they had in attendance.

    At the Edora Pool Ice Center on Friday and Saturday, Conifer took 19th as a team out of 26, scoring a collective 61 points.

  • Power siblings Condits poised...

    Conifer High School may not have a wrestling team of its own, but it has some mat superstars that still grace its halls.

    Brother and sister Zander and Cayden Condit joined the Jefferson High School’s squad this year after Conifer’s team folded. With regionals just around the corner, they’re some of the best competitors in the state.

    According to the most recent On the Mat rankings, sophomore Cayden sits at No. 12 in the 106-pound weight class in Colorado with a 26-7 record. Zander, a junior, is No. 3 at 138 pounds (25-8).