Today's Sports

  • New coach brings different style...

    Last year, Conifer girls’ basketball program narrowly finished with a losing record. New head coach John Coder came to town to try to reverse that fortune.

    Although he’s been coaching for a while, the Conifer job caught his attention in recent seasons.

  • Huskies gearing up for new season

    The Platte Canyon girls basketball team may have lost four major players from last year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a great season ahead of it.

    With the start of the season just around the corner — the first game is at home on Thursday — the Huskies find themselves in a unique position. As of last week, head coach Becca Hammon had not yet set her starting five. Her players were still competing for those spots.

    She believes her young team has talent spread throughout.

  • Bobcat, lynx or blynx?

    Occasionally, local social media light up with animal-related posts, like elk entwined in netting, lost-and-found pets, and an injured owlet, generating dozens of comments (hopefully all with happy endings).

    Recently, a thread appeared concerning the identification of a “bobcat or lynx.” As it turns out, discerning the difference between the two cats is a bit tricky. First, bobcats and lynx are both of genus “Lynx.”

  • Platte Canyon boys hoops excited...

    Platte Canyon boys basketball looks like it’s sitting pretty this year.

    The team lost only two seniors last year, and senior Logan Blevins, a 6-8 post master, will return. Naturally, he’ll be one of the team leaders alongside Josh Rummelhart, Ryder Bayman and Evan Batzer.

    “I feel like we’re going to have a pretty good chance of going somewhere this year,” Blevins said. “We have a lot of focus when it comes to practice, and everybody just puts their heads down and works.

  • Giles, blue team stand out at...

    ARVADA — Alana Giles’ entire high school career had led up to this point.

    After years of hard work and leadership, Conifer’s senior phenom earned an invite to the 4A All-State volleyball game at Arvada West High School on Sunday, during which her blue team defeated the red team, 2-1.

    She was also named the MVP for the 4A Colorado 7 League.

  • Conifer’s Sims, Betsch sign for...

    On Nov. 14, as thousands of athletes all across the country were signing their letters of intent, two hit close to home for Conifer softball with seniors Drew Sims and Elizabeth Betsch.

    The two girls represented Conifer well.

    Drew Sims

    Throughout a very successful year for Conifer softball, Sims produced the most offense for her Lobo sisters as she batted .605 across 97 plate appearances. She produced 49 runs and 17 RBIs.

  • Evergreen athletes sign away to...

    Six Evergreen student-athletes signed letters of intent on Nov. 14, planning to continue their careers in a variety of sports, everything from volleyball, swimming and baseball to lesser-known sports such as squash and rowing.

    Here’s a little bit about the athletes and their plans.

    Claudia Dillon

    Claudia Dillon, who’s been a powerhouse in both basketball and volleyball the past few years, signed to play volleyball at the University of Missouri.

  • Preview: Evergreen boys hoops...

    After graduating seven seniors last year and losing its head coach, Evergreen boys basketball is going to look a lot different this year.

    For many of the players, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Now the former underclassmen will get their shot at the spotlight.

  • Preview: Conifer boys basketball...

    Bouncing back from losing seven key players is never easy, but the Conifer boys basketball players think they can get the job done.

    Included in those seven players was the school’s first conference player of the year in Mark Studer. The Lobos will have their work cut out for them when the season rolls around, but head coach Eric Valerio said there’s plenty to look forward to this year.

  • Cougars football ends playoff...

    By Michael Kelly

    For the Courier

    LONGMONT — David Leek stood in the middle of a crowd as players, parents and coaches came over to hug and thank him. One of them was his son, Parker, and the senior embraced his dad as they both shed a few tears.

    They were tears of sadness but also of pride. The Evergreen Cougars lost 56-14 to Mead on Saturday, but reaching the first round of the Class 3A playoffs was something to smile about, even in defeat.