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Today's Sports

  • Conifer’s Prieto boosted strong...

    Freshman Cheyenne Prieto came into Conifer this year to help an already powerful Lobo softball team. Now, she’s adding a more lethal edge on the mound in addition to junior Josey Nichols.

    At the end of the regular season, Prieto boasted a 2.54 ERA across seven starts and 19 mound appearances, which was good enough to garner a 15-2 record. Early on, she was a huge asset for the Lobos, who were without their starting pitcher in Nichols for the first few games of the season.

  • Conifer cross country finishes...

    The Conifer cross country team finished the regular season by meeting its league-winning goal this year.

    At the Windjammer Invitational at Englewood on Oct. 6, both the girls and boys teams won the Colorado 7 team league titles. During their most recent meet, they performed exceptionally well, too.

    At Wiggins on Saturday, the boys team won and the girls took third behind Denver North and Battle Mountain. That meet is the Lobos’ biggest of the year, where they typically run their fastest as the regular season comes to a close.

  • Lobo volleyball falls to rivals...

    ENGLEWOOD — Conifer volleyball had to field a lot of challenges in its 3-1 loss to Englewood on Oct. 9.

    Already down two starting setters due to injury, the Lobos were forced to start two JV setters in their places. Then one of the JV setters hit her head on the court in the second game.

    “We had so much thrown at us,” senior outside hitter Jessica King said. “... We had to be thrown into multiple different things that we’ve never done before, and it was really difficult. Somehow, we got some points on the board.”

  • Cougars perform well at state...

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Going into the 4A state golf tournament at the Club at Flying Horse, Evergreen’s Nolan Miller was poised to lead his team.

    But, after spraining his ankle just before the big day while roller skating, Miller decided he couldn’t sufficiently swing his club during practice on the morning of Oct. 1. Senior Justin Sneed, who had made the trip to support his teammates, stepped up and stepped in to play in his spot.

  • Evergreen volleyball continues...

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen volleyball cannot be stopped.

    Going into Thursday’s big victory over Golden, the eighth-ranked Cougars (per CHSAANow.com) had been on a six-match win streak, most of which ended 3-0. Naturally, the Golden contest wasn’t any different as Evergreen took the Demons down easily after a sketchy first set, 3-0.

    “Tonight, it was just a big game because Golden’s really high in our rankings for our league, so it’s definitely an important game that we took the win,” senior outside hitter Gabby Clark said.

  • A family affair

    LITTLETON — It didn’t matter that it was 40 degrees and raining. All that mattered to the Evergreen football team was that it support a good cause and one of its own.

    Early Sunday morning, Evergreen football team members went to Hudson Gardens for the ninth-annual Justice Run — a 5K and 10K race that focuses funds and awareness on the human trafficking crisis in Africa.

  • Evergreen Cougars’ offense rains...

    EVERGREEN — From the beginning of the season, the Evergreen football coaches ensured the Cougars’ road to the postseason wouldn’t be easy.

    After a 43-0 beat down of George Washington at home on a rainy Friday night, it appears their preparation has come full circle.

  • EHS soccer holds off D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — Going into its game on Oct. 3 at the North Area Athletic Complex, D’Evelyn soccer had yet to score a goal.

    For the first time all season, the Jaguars found their offense and gave Evergreen quite the game as the Cougars pulled out the 4-3 win thanks to some key late saves by sophomore keeper Keaton Gressman.

    Evergreen wasn’t expecting D’Evelyn to come out and play the way it did.

  • Don’t swat

    Sitting around a picnic table many years ago, I was fascinated by a single yellow jacket tenaciously chewing off bits of lunch meat, smaller than a grain of rice, taking flight and soon returning to leave another divot on the edge of the meat slice. What was she doing with all that bologna?

  • Huskies pull out big win against...

    BAILEY — A big, late-game rally couldn’t save Clear Creek from past mistakes that haunted it earlier in the game.

    With 42 seconds left in the contest, the Golddiggers scored on a 1-yard QB sneak from Lucas Gerding to pull them within two at Platte Canyon, 30-28. All they needed was a 2-point conversion to ensure overtime, during which they could redeem themselves after a rough first half.

    But Platte Canyon’s senior quarterback/free safety Liam Murphy had other plans.