Today's Sports

  • First-ever Staunton Blizzard a...

    PINE — On a chilly and sunny Sunday afternoon at Staunton State Park, the town’s first-ever Staunton Blizzard fat bike race went off without a hitch as Fairplay resident Ryan Graber took home the crown.

    With a 59:20 time in the men’s 21-39 age group, Graber was the only person in the entire field of 62 racers to finish in under an hour on the 12.1-mile course that saw a 2,000-foot elevation gain.

    Graber, 32, had just begun riding in the past year and usually competes in the Leadville races above 10,000 feet.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make...

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.

    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”

    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.

  • Lobos gain first tourney win...

    CONIFER — For the first time since 2010, the Conifer boys basketball team won in the 4A state tournament on their home court on Feb. 21.

    In a dominant second half, the Lobos, seeded No. 32 in the state bracket, downed No. 33 Pueblo County with a full-team effort, 57-49.

  • Rick, Rascal or Roni: which is...

    Many kids are introduced to raccoons through the popular magazine, “Ranger Rick.” This cartoon park ranger encounters and then solves environmental challenges with the aid of his friends. Through reading about Rick’s quests to defend wildlife and nature, kids are encouraged to also take part in the protection of their natural world.

  • Conifer’s Zander Condit earns...

    DENVER — Pain wasn’t going to stop Conifer’s Zander Condit.

    On Friday night at the Pepsi Center after he earned his way to the semifinals of the 3A state wrestling tournament, the sophomore wrestler met his match in Anthony Quintana of Buena Vista. In the loss, he walked away from the mat damaged — literally.

  • Evergreen outlasts Golden in...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has already accomplished something this season that last year’s Class 4A state championship squad didn’t do.

    The Cougars officially wrapped up the 4A Jeffco League title Feb. 13 with a victory over Valor Christian. It’s actually the first conference title for the program since the 2002-03 season.

  • EHS boys lackluster in game...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden after the Demons, No. 3 seed, won the conference title outright Thursday with a 58-48 road victory against No. 8-seeded Evergreen.

    “Obviously, we didn’t play as well as we would have liked,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said. “We just seemed a step slow defensively, and we really never got into a rhythm offensively.”

  • Evergreen girls golf seeking...

    The Evergreen girls’ golf team is looking for more competitors.

    Following a strong season last year, the team as of now is down to six girls, and head coach Mike Kuzava would like to see more sign up in the coming weeks.

  • Conifer boys win league title

    By Michael Kelly

    CONIFER — The Conifer boys basketball team could have packed it in after its horrendous start: The Lobos lost eight of their first nine games and entered the 2018 calendar year having lost seven straight.

    But through it all, the team never gave into the losing, and it paid off. Conifer (12-11, 8-2) can call itself conference champions after beating Alameda 65-49 on Feb. 14, capping a turnaround that will continue in the Class 4A state tournament.

  • Lobos wrestler Condit breaking...

    ENGLEWOOD — Cayden Condit walked off the mat and fell into the embrace of her older brother, Zander, as the two shared a hug.
    This wasn’t just a simple show of support between a brother and sister. It was a teammate, a fellow wrestler recognizing the work that has been put in since Cayden was 6 years old.
    “It’s just amazing to see her succeed. It’s well-deserved,” said Zander Condit, a Conifer High School sophomore, and 132-pounder.